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Old 07-22-2005, 08:27 PM   #61
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In my semi-retirement/part time life, today:

--5:30 dogs tap dancing to go outside.* Told them to go back to bed
--7:00 dogs insisted I take them out.* Got up.
--7:15 ate milk and figs for breakfast, while checking out this site and my email
--7:45 bs'd with DH for a while.*
--8:00-9:30 took a dog for walk along lake superior and for a couple of swims.* Water too cold for humans
--9:45 -11:30 worked on yard
--11:30 checked out this site, ate black bean soup DH made for lunch (um, um), called friend to confirm Mpls visit on Sunday,* checked out this site and my email, bs'd with DH.*
--afternoon lost track of time.* Did some more yard work.* *Went to the grocery store.* Finished a novel and started new one.* Went and got a movie for tonight--Be Cool.
--5:30 had eggplant for supper. yum.*
--6:00 on this site.* Dogs licking my toes.*

Nice day! It's been my observation that Lake Superior water is always
too cold for humans. Sure is pretty though.

Have not seen 'Be Cool'. It's on DW's list. I like Travolta, so assume we
will rent it.

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Old 07-22-2005, 09:11 PM   #62
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In my semi-retirement/part time life, today:

--5:30 dogs tap dancing to go outside. Told them to go back to bed
--7:00 dogs insisted I take them out. Got up.
--7:15 ate milk and figs for breakfast, while checking out this site and my email
--7:45 bs'd with DH for a while.
--8:00-9:30 took a dog for walk along lake superior and for a couple of swims. Water too cold for humans
--9:45 -11:30 worked on yard
--11:30 checked out this site, ate black bean soup DH made for lunch (um, um), called friend to confirm Mpls visit on Sunday, checked out this site and my email, bs'd with DH.
--afternoon lost track of time. Did some more yard work. Went to the grocery store. Finished a novel and started new one. Went and got a movie for tonight--Be Cool.
--5:30 had eggplant for supper. yum.
--6:00 on this site. Dogs licking my toes.

Martha,
Are you vegetarian? My DW is and it looks like you are. Of course, this might not be your usual day's meals. I tried it years ago, but got to feeling poorly (I was running a lot at the time). Anyway, it's supposed to be healthy. Just wondering?
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Not vegetarian (the black bean soup had bits of ham in it) but lean that direction.

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Hey Eagle 43, I'm vegetarian, but my husband isn't (even though he doesn't eat red meat). I was just wondering how it works at your house. Do you cook meat yourself or does DW cook it for you (or both)? My husband it totally fine with no meat at home, but we eat out several times a week and he'll usually get chicken or fish there. Plus he cooks fish at home once a week or so.
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In my semi-retirement/part time life, today:

--5:30 dogs tap dancing to go outside.* Told them to go back to bed
--7:00 dogs insisted I take them out.* Got up.
--7:15 ate milk and figs for breakfast, while checking out this site and my email
--7:45 bs'd with DH for a while.*
--8:00-9:30 took a dog for walk along lake superior and for a couple of swims.* Water too cold for humans
--9:45 -11:30 worked on yard
--11:30 checked out this site, ate black bean soup DH made for lunch (um, um), called friend to confirm Mpls visit on Sunday,* checked out this site and my email, bs'd with DH.*
--afternoon lost track of time.* Did some more yard work.* *Went to the grocery store.* Finished a novel and started new one.* Went and got a movie for tonight--Be Cool.
--5:30 had eggplant for supper. yum.*
--6:00 on this site.* Dogs licking my toes.*

Well, I rented 'Be Cool'. DW lasted 5 minutes. I made it 15.
Absolutely moronic.

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Lifting weights makes me feel like I have done something also. Today I did 4 sets of 5 dead lifts with 225#. A few years ago I went heavier, but I hurt a knee and it has been a slow careful re-entry. I like to do some low power* light work or play after lifting; today I cut my grass.

I don't do any girlie-man body part stuff. Strictly deads, presses, cleans, chins and dips.

I play drums usually an hour or two almost every day. Sometimes more. One night a week I play with a bass player.

I also read quite a bit.

I would like to teach ESL, if it were handy to me. So far, the only opportunities I have heard about would require more driving than I like.

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Hey, old timer. 225 lbs. is a pretty good pop. Be careful.
Like you, I have only worked with free weights.

Used to bench press some pretty heavy stuff, but won't try it anymore without a spotter. (My wife weighs ll5 lbs. and wouldn't be much help in that area.

Seriously, be careful with those dead lifts. (Lots of pressure on your back).

Just think how many of your Salsa girl-friends you'd disappoint if you screwed up your back.




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Just think how many of your Salsa girl-friends you'd disappoint if you screwed up your back.
Jarhead, I didn't think of that. I need to think of my* responsibility to the beautiful women who depend on me.*

Actually, when I went to deadlifts, I bought a special bar called a trap bar. It's diamond shaped, and you stand in it, rather than behind it. It makes the movement more like a squat, but with a straighter back. Safety is why I do muiltiple sets of low reps- I feel I get less tired and am less likely to lose form.

BTW, I never could bench worth a darn.

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I am sure that before the internet, all us FiReD folk would be bored stiff. the amount of time we all spend on the computer appears to be quite a high. Personally I spend a few hours ad day. I have learnt to download free music, software etc. and that takes up a little time. Anything less than high speed, and I get sad. I have a dial up account for when I am on the road, but insist on HS in Hotels and rentals.

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JG, We just rented "Love Song for Bobby Long," another Travolta movie. It was MUCH better than "Be Cool"
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JG, We just rented "Love Song for Bobby Long," another Travolta movie.* It was MUCH better than "Be Cool"
Okay. Thanks. I am a bit worried though as I have never heard of it.
BTW, one of my rules for VCR movies is that the jacket must show
significant enthusiastic comments reprinted from columns and critics.
I still end up with some losers, but this system has never failed me.
After all, if they can't find SOMEONE to say positive things, how good can it be?

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Well, I don't remember if there were any recommendations on the box for "A Love Song for Bobby Long". We do have a Blockbuster pass right now, so admittedly we are not quite as picky as when we are paying per movie. But, if you are a Travolta fan it is interesting to see him gray-headed and kinda fat. Also, not to give to much of the movie away, he plays a smart guy who has become involuntarily ERed. (although not FI)

BTW, I'm not saying this is my favorite movie, just an interesting Travolta movie and so much better than Be Cool.
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I just cleaned out the dishwasher. This is an example of something that a semi-retired person can do that a busy non-retired person cannot.

I spent an hour pulling little gunky things out of the various orifices inside the dishwasher. Gross but very rewarding. I was amazed at how many holes were clogged up. It's been working fine, but I bet it will work better now. Also, I've found that it cleans the dishes perfectly with only .5 teaspoons of dishwasher detergent.
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Also, I've found that it cleans the dishes perfectly with only .5 teaspoons of dishwasher detergent.
Careful Al. Next thing you know you'll be straining the broken glass out of your broken jar of peanut butter...

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I just cleaned out the dishwasher.* This is an example of something that a semi-retired person can do that a busy non-retired person cannot.

I spent an hour pulling little gunky things out of the various orifices inside the dishwasher.* Gross but very rewarding.* I was amazed at how many holes were clogged up.* It's been working fine, but I bet it will work better now.* Also, I've found that it cleans the dishes perfectly with only .5 teaspoons of dishwasher detergent.
No matter how much time I had on my hands, I can't see myself ever doing
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I just cleaned out the dishwasher.* This is an example of something that a semi-retired person can do that a busy non-retired person cannot.

I spent an hour pulling little gunky things out of the various orifices inside the dishwasher.* Gross but very rewarding.* I was amazed at how many holes were clogged up.* It's been working fine, but I bet it will work better now.* Also, I've found that it cleans the dishes perfectly with only .5 teaspoons of dishwasher detergent.
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I spent an hour pulling little gunky things out of the various orifices inside the dishwasher.
As I was reading this for the first time I was afraid the word I was coming to was going to be 'trombone', not 'dishwasher'.... :P

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Please tell me there is more to retirement than this!
Well, there is always the pig & chicken manure that has to be cleaned up.
Lucky, I don't have a "working" retirement farm.
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C'mon, Dog, Al left out a couple things:
1. You can have your kids participate in the activity with you. You get bonus entertainment points if your kid is a surly teenager (I know, redundant), but you'll be penalized if your kid is a three-year-old who tries to eat the results. Our kid (nearly 13) is now certified at cleaning her own hairballs out of her own sink drains, and you wouldn't believe how much more careful she is about that kind of thing.
2. You could do this the old-fashioned way. You could call a plumber, take the day off work (to be home sometime between 8-4), you could get rescheduled (bad) or forgotten/ignored (worse), and you could be charged $75 for the experience!
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6:30 am Wake-up
7:00 am Out the door for hour long drive to work
7:15 am Stop on turnpike. Pay toll.
7:45 am Stop again, pay toll.
8:10 am Arrive at work.
12:00 noon Lunch at desk.
5:30 pm Leave work.
5:45 pm Stop on turnpike. Pay toll.
6:00 pm Honking, brake slamming, cutting off a minimum of 3 people yapping on their cell phones holding up traffic. Keep look out for officers shooting radar beams at me.
6:15 pm Stop again, pay toll.
6:30 pm Arrive home. Eat Dinner.
7:30 pm Bath for kids
8:30 pm Read books to kids
9:30 pm Lights out

Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat ...
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Dave that commute sounds like a killer.
Here's my day
6:30a wake up - breakfast, shower, internet
8:00a leave for work
8:40a arrive at work
12 - 1 lunch
5:15p leave work
6:00p arrive home
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