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Old 03-30-2010, 07:32 PM   #41
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This calls for an inappropriate, anatomically oriented reply. But I shall refrain.
Very restrained indeed - it must be because you are so relaxed at present

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Old 03-30-2010, 07:43 PM   #42
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Crap - I hate to get left out. But I retired/ER'd jan 93 more or less - mentally unemployed til my brain shifted.

However - my buddies at SS say for my birth year, I could take 'regular' retirement this year at age 66.

So ? does that make me a redundant retired from early retirement and regular retired?

heh heh heh - or just an old phart who can't resist a good thread? .
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Congrats Umclemick on your regular retirement!
Congrats class 2010 on your freedom!
I can't resist a good thread, either.

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Old 03-30-2010, 07:54 PM   #43
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I turn 56 in April and I've been ESR'd (w*rking 2 days a week) since 1 Jan with an 'official' RE date 31 Dec. But I'm only doing that as a 'favour' to my boss until my replacement has got his feet under the desk and his bum warm ;-)

As soon as I think he can fly solo, I'll be "off like a bride's nightie!" (Australian colloquialism for 'leave in haste')

41 years in the work-force and the novelty has definitely worn off ;-)

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We'll put out the flags for you on your ESR date
Well I appreciate that. I hear the local folks are planning fireworks for my retirement.
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:35 PM   #45
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Congrats, Mick. Enjoy your freedom.

I'm on my own search committee and that feels odd, almost as if you died and are gazing down on your own funeral. Well, maybe not that dramatic, but it has that quality. I (as a nonstakeholder in the selection process) have decided to refrain from voting an any particular candidate and will leave that to the rest (who have a lot at stake in the decision).
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This calls for an inappropriate, anatomically oriented reply. But I shall refrain.
Well, I won't! Heard you were going to be in TO. Why not celebrate ESR by taking a stroll through the Giant Colon?

Toronto mallgoers take a stroll through giant colon

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Couldn't think of a better way to celebrate ESR.


Not.

But I will take suggestions for interesting quiet, out of the way restaurants where you can hear yourself think. Any cuisine is good...
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Well, I won't! Heard you were going to be in TO. Why not celebrate ESR by taking a stroll through the Giant Colon?

Toronto mallgoers take a stroll through giant colon

The humor on this forum has really reached the bottom this time.
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:11 PM   #49
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But I will take suggestions for interesting quiet, out of the way restaurants where you can hear yourself think. Any cuisine is good...
You need a menu to suit your former employment, something like:

Bowel of soup to start

Pickled kidneys for the main course

Spotted Dick for afters.
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Well, I could see why the place would be empty quiet, anyway.
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Generally I avoid TO like the plague so can't be much help, except that there is a nice Portuguese place called Adega on Elm Street (turn up your speakers) Adega Restaurante

and you could take a look here for the trendy places...
Restaurants | torontolife.com

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For those who don't know, "Spotted Dick" is an English pudding.

Spotted Dick

Apologies if I implied any double meaning
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I'm so glad you guys started the "class of" thing. I think it was really missing on this forum. It makes so much sense. On the RV forums they had "class of" for people going fulltime, and it really helped people connect who were going through the same life change at the same time.

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After the spotted dick, I'm not sure that this thread has any class!
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I guess that's the same as a diseased prick

Yes, the thread has started a nose dive.
OK Ok I shouldn't have gone there !!!
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That makes 20 - a nice haul so far.
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Well, I won't! Heard you were going to be in TO. Why not celebrate ESR by taking a stroll through the Giant Colon?

Toronto mallgoers take a stroll through giant colon

Interesting part is that TO, itself, tends to be then "end of the line" if you are talking colons.

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I submitted my letter and now awaiting my Big Day in June

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Hey, do you have Mafia connections......ya rubbed me out! I know I live downunder, but I haven't fallen off the bottom of world just yet.

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