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Forum: FIRE and Money 04-14-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,384
Posted By gardenfun
Thanks so much for posting the link to the video,...

Thanks so much for posting the link to the video, mathjak. I am definitely one with "limited knowledge" and I learned a lot from her presentation. Her style is great for those of us who are somewhat...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-14-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13,822
Views: 614,808
Posted By gardenfun
The California poppies are particularly beautiful...

The California poppies are particularly beautiful this spring over here in the east bay as well. Maybe the late rains brought them out all at once?
Forum: Other topics 04-04-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 11,590
Posted By gardenfun
8 seasons of House just added to Netflix...

8 seasons of House just added to Netflix streaming. Only caught a couple episodes when I still had TV. So looking forward to watching from beginning to end on my little laptop.

Today I watched...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-02-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By gardenfun
Glad you guys liked it! I see it is one of...

Glad you guys liked it!

I see it is one of the most emailed NYTimes articles today. Seems like his philosophy might resonate with a lot of folks.

One of my favorite things about retirement is...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-01-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By gardenfun
Slomo

If you have 15 minutes in your otherwise busy ER life today, check out this video on the New York Times website (Slomo):

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/01/opinion/slomo.html?hp&rref=opinion
...
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-29-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,050
Posted By gardenfun
one thing that helped me in my decision: you...

one thing that helped me in my decision: you don't have to like kids in general to like your own.

In my 20's I mentioned to a colleague that I wasn't sure if I should have kids cuz I didn't...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-29-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,504
Posted By gardenfun
whoa--I ordered a book from Amazon yesterday...

whoa--I ordered a book from Amazon yesterday afternoon. Last night I got an email that it had shipped (Prime), to arrive Monday as expected.

Today around noon I see a regular ol' Toyota Prius pull...
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-29-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,050
Posted By gardenfun
Never felt the "call", was sure in my 20's I...

Never felt the "call", was sure in my 20's I didn't want kids, finally in our 30's decided what the heck and had two sons, now 24 and 27. I was a fulltime working mother throughout most of their...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-26-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,141
Posted By gardenfun
Nice story, Chris. Especially the part about...

Nice story, Chris. Especially the part about gardening being both entertainment and money saving. :flowers:

Congratulations on appreciating the true pleasures of life (as opposed to adding to the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-13-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,504
Posted By gardenfun
I get a 6 box pack of Twinings darjeeling tea...

I get a 6 box pack of Twinings darjeeling tea bags (20 to a box) for $18.99. Not sure what each box costs at Safeway?

Otherwise, my list of things from Prime is somewhat similar to Katsmeow's and...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-10-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,053
Posted By gardenfun
+2 And their Marcona almonds.

+2 And their Marcona almonds.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-08-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,375
Posted By gardenfun
Hi photoguy--you got the technical term...

Hi photoguy--you got the technical term correct--it's "causal attribution bias". Goes the same way for failure: "hey, it wasn't my fault!!".

These kinds of attributions are only human, though....
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-08-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,375
Posted By gardenfun
I'm enjoying reading the responses on this...

I'm enjoying reading the responses on this thread. I did my doctoral dissertation in social psychology on this very topic 35 years ago: To what do people attribute their successes (and failures)--to...
Forum: Other topics 03-01-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By gardenfun
Just finished the Sunday New York Times...

Just finished the Sunday New York Times crossword, which is based on previous Oscar best picture nominees/winners. Found a website that listed all the winners over the years (yes, I cheated!).
...
Forum: Other topics 02-28-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 109,309
Posted By gardenfun
good news: it's pouring down rain here in the...

good news: it's pouring down rain here in the bay area, courtesy of the Pineapple Express, which has finally made an appearance in California.

bad news: it's coming your way, folks in the...
Forum: Other topics 02-26-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By gardenfun
I'm with you, Chuckanut. Went back to disks last...

I'm with you, Chuckanut. Went back to disks last year so that I could watch all the Inspector Morse episodes, which weren't available on streaming (now they have seasons 1-4). I tried watching them...
Forum: Other topics 02-20-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 7,040
Posted By gardenfun
Thanks for the pics Mike! Nothing cuter than...

Thanks for the pics Mike!

Nothing cuter than a bulldog, IMHO. We brought our bulldog Bowser (my son named him after the Mario video game character) home at 8 weeks as well.

Bowser lived a long...
Forum: Other topics 02-20-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 7,040
Posted By gardenfun
And more importantly, are those bulldogs yours?...

And more importantly, are those bulldogs yours? If so, what are their names?
:)
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-17-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,668
Posted By gardenfun
I'm with you in that minority, Ready! :) ...

I'm with you in that minority, Ready! :)

When I lost my job without warning at age 56 (4 years ago), I started interviewing for corporate jobs, because the thought that I could retire hadn't...
Forum: Other topics 02-10-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 921
Posted By gardenfun
:) the changes they made to Yahoo email made...

:)

the changes they made to Yahoo email made it flat out not work for the first few weeks.

Then it seemed to be better, until this past week.

I too am experiencing problems, but on the...
Forum: Other topics 02-07-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 109,309
Posted By gardenfun
Amen to that! :) Nobody is complaining about...

Amen to that! :)

Nobody is complaining about the rain here in NoCal this weekend.

We're only about 10% of normal this year...after a couple of dry years.

Let it rain!
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-01-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 72,897
Posted By gardenfun
Same for me, Marita! :frown:

Same for me, Marita! :frown:
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-31-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,776
Posted By gardenfun
You are so right, PERS! For the past couple...

You are so right, PERS!

For the past couple of years, I have been receiving my portion of my ex's megacorp pension (he is 7 years older than me--we were married 21 years). In 5 years, I'll...
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-30-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,935
Posted By gardenfun
Sorry, travelover, forgot Roberts Rules of Order!...

Sorry, travelover, forgot Roberts Rules of Order! :facepalm:
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-29-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,935
Posted By gardenfun
I second the recommendation for Meetup. I...

I second the recommendation for Meetup. I recently joined a hiking group in my area. You can be as sociable as you want in the group. Or just enjoy the hiking.

The first Meetup group I joined was...
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