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Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 484
Posted By gardenfun
Bruce Bochy, that is. ;)

Bruce Bochy, that is. ;)
Forum: Other topics 10-21-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 493
Posted By gardenfun
same here. :)

same here. :)
Forum: Other topics 10-17-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 511
Posted By gardenfun
Is anyone else outraged that appliances only last...

Is anyone else outraged that appliances only last 5 years (or less) these days? :frown:

I've heard so many stories about the electronics going out (not the mechanics) and it costing hundreds just...
Forum: Other topics 10-14-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,262
Posted By gardenfun
Yeah, I'm amazed at some folks' stories about...

Yeah, I'm amazed at some folks' stories about getting free hotel rooms, or ones at less than $100 a night, at least in popular places.

I was thinking about this when making plans to visit my DS...
Forum: Other topics 10-10-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 17,648
Posted By gardenfun
got a new favorite: Rake. The Australian...

got a new favorite: Rake. The Australian version. Laugh out loud funny, but not in your face stupid. Have to keep listening for the throwaway lines. With subtitles too!

About a train wreck but...
Forum: Other topics 10-02-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,197
Posted By gardenfun
I hear ya. It's a new and different phase of...

I hear ya. It's a new and different phase of parenting, that's for sure. I worry about them just as much as adults with kids of their own. And there's more time in retirement for worry. :(

But...
Forum: Other topics 10-01-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,791
Posted By gardenfun
what?? best news I've heard all day--thanks...

what?? best news I've heard all day--thanks Calico! :flowers:
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-01-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15,410
Views: 715,120
Posted By gardenfun
What?!? Ian Anderson is still alive?? :facepalm: ...

What?!? Ian Anderson is still alive?? :facepalm:

Thought he would at least be retired by now! ;) Bouree baby!
Forum: Other topics 09-27-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,791
Posted By gardenfun
+1 Major Tom! British series are pretty much...

+1 Major Tom!

British series are pretty much all I watch on Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Just this second finished watching Season 1 of DCI Banks. I have a crush on Stephen Tompkinson ever since...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-25-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,546
Posted By gardenfun
ain't that the truth! I just spent a week...

ain't that the truth! I just spent a week agonizing over whether or not to move to a much nicer place that became available in my 'hood. Rents are through the roof, trickling down (up?) from SF, into...
Forum: Other topics 09-19-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 17,648
Posted By gardenfun
Vera Season 3

I've raved about Vera, the itv British series starring Brenda Blethyn, here before. Just watched the DVD from Netflix of Season 3, Episode 1.

Still crazy about it. It's my favorite type of...
Forum: Other topics 09-11-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,947
Posted By gardenfun
The Royal Ballet from the UK: behind the scenes...

The Royal Ballet from the UK: behind the scenes stuff, video of ballet classes, rehearsals with explanations of the ballet--fabulous PR for them. :dance:
...
Forum: Other topics 08-17-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 17,648
Posted By gardenfun
Highly recommend "The Lunchbox", a 2013 movie...

Highly recommend "The Lunchbox", a 2013 movie from India. Only available on DVD from Netflix at this time, not on streaming yet.

Very sweet, funny, and an interesting look into everyday...
Forum: Hi, I am... 08-13-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By gardenfun
Welcome! Would love to see a photo of your...

Welcome! Would love to see a photo of your bulldog. :)

and of your fused glass sculptures too!
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-12-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,897
Posted By gardenfun
I'm with you, Miranda! I've lived in the...

I'm with you, Miranda!

I've lived in the suburbs for most of my life: midwest, east coast, west coast. And in a couple of Big 10 towns: Madison and Iowa City, which I loved.

I have never...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-04-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15,410
Views: 715,120
Posted By gardenfun
+1 I've remodeled a few bathrooms since they...

+1 I've remodeled a few bathrooms since they first became available in the late 90's and have always used Totos. They're great--check out the "one-piece" (???) design where the bowl goes to the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-04-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,209
Posted By gardenfun
Hi Nico, I, too, lost my job unexpectedly 4...

Hi Nico,
I, too, lost my job unexpectedly 4 years ago at age 56. Unlike most of the folks on the forum, I hadn't run any retirement calculators previously or made any other plans for retirement. I...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-01-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,073
Posted By gardenfun
thanks, Chuckanut! Haven't seen that skit in...

thanks, Chuckanut! Haven't seen that skit in forever.
Made my day

:laugh:
Forum: Other topics 07-31-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,407
Posted By gardenfun
Thanks, aja! It's just that over the years...

Thanks, aja!

It's just that over the years we in the east bay have been given somewhat lame justifications as to why our gas prices are so much higher than those in Sacramento or LA or even the...
Forum: Other topics 07-31-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,407
Posted By gardenfun
Yeah, I guess we should be used to it by now....

Yeah, I guess we should be used to it by now. :rolleyes:
Forum: Other topics 07-31-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,407
Posted By gardenfun
you guys are killing me: $4.19 Just...

you guys are killing me:

$4.19

Just down the road from all the Richmond refineries. and Chevron headquarters.
Forum: Travel Information 07-31-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,507
Posted By gardenfun
My ex and I took the boys (then 9 and 12) on...

My ex and I took the boys (then 9 and 12) on Amtrak from Martinez, CA to Galesburg, IL (SW of Chicago) about 15 years ago. We had side by side sleepers = facing seats by day, bunk beds by night. It...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-27-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,853
Posted By gardenfun
+3 I had a little part time job at a bookstore...

+3
I had a little part time job at a bookstore in San Francisco (sounds nice, right?) for 3 years as I was trying to decide if I really could retire early (at 58+-2 years). I finally quit, but I was...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-23-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,123
Posted By gardenfun
First house in second year of marriage in 1981: ...

First house in second year of marriage in 1981: $62,500 in a suburb of Milwaukee. Mortgage interest rate on a VA loan: 13.5%. Remember those days?

Second home, relocation for job in 1982: ...
Forum: Other topics 07-21-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By gardenfun
+1 on both!

+1 on both!
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