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Forum: Life after FIRE 09-09-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,256
Posted By Marita40
I also couldn't imagine leaving a cat alone for a...

I also couldn't imagine leaving a cat alone for a month or even more than a week. Despite their reputation they need interaction from humans. When I travel I have a pet sitting person come in every...
Forum: Other topics 09-07-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3,533
Views: 232,306
Posted By Marita40
People who consider checking their cell phone...

People who consider checking their cell phone more important than paying attention to the person they are with and the conversation at hand.
Forum: Other topics 09-03-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3,533
Views: 232,306
Posted By Marita40
Overly perfumed/after shave-ed people on hot...

Overly perfumed/after shave-ed people on hot humid days.
Forum: Other topics 08-26-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,202
Posted By Marita40
#3. I will retire in about 4-5 years. Not an...

#3. I will retire in about 4-5 years. Not an early retiree, but one who should retire debt free and with several major home improvements done and paid for. I am working less and don't have any...
Forum: Travel Information 08-23-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,236
Posted By Marita40
Have done this many times myself! Added bonus is...

Have done this many times myself! Added bonus is to see those luxurious bathrooms :)
Forum: Other topics 08-22-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 7,535
Posted By Marita40
I hate it too. I think the crowded condition,...

I hate it too. I think the crowded condition, small spaces, and (often) general irritation of many are a potential recipe for disaster.

The best thing for me is to have a really interesting book...
Forum: Travel Information 08-21-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,236
Posted By Marita40
The McD's in Rome is well known as one of the few...

The McD's in Rome is well known as one of the few pop-in and pop-out without buying anything, semi-clean, available bathrooms in downtown Rome. It is VERY useful for that function!
Forum: Travel Information 08-21-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,236
Posted By Marita40
I like to stay in the Prati area, more or less...

I like to stay in the Prati area, more or less across from the Borghese gardens. It is safe and convenient walking to both the old city and Vatican area. There are plenty of mid priced places to stay...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-15-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,160
Posted By Marita40
OP, that's a thoughtful post. I think many of us...

OP, that's a thoughtful post. I think many of us "see" ourselves as one thing, but when push comes to shove we don't put the energy into actually doing it. But at 62, given fair to good health, you...
Forum: Other topics 08-04-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,278
Posted By Marita40
Coyotes, fox, deer, eagles, hawks, and the...

Coyotes, fox, deer, eagles, hawks, and the occasional bear are now not uncommon in my area (urban MN).
Forum: Other topics 07-30-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3,533
Views: 232,306
Posted By Marita40
Dogs that squeak rather than bark. Have one next...

Dogs that squeak rather than bark. Have one next door and one across the street. Driving me batty.
Forum: Other topics 07-25-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By Marita40
I also put the Delta Leland in my kitchen remodel...

I also put the Delta Leland in my kitchen remodel two years ago. Love it!...
Forum: Other topics 07-20-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 15,621
Posted By Marita40
Yes, that’s about the extent of the choices on...

Yes, that’s about the extent of the choices on match.com
Sign me, Lovelorn.
Forum: Other topics 07-20-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 15,621
Posted By Marita40
Forget hair color. Do you have hair at all? Net...

Forget hair color. Do you have hair at all?
Net worth?
Value of home?
Morning or night person?
Pets?
I'm too old for your parameters, but I am beautiful and rich. :)
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-18-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,960
Posted By Marita40
1. Food. An abundance of food is always at...

1. Food. An abundance of food is always at meetings and appearing in the break room. Today someone brought in garden produce--garlic scapes, zucchini. If I wanted to, I could eat the majority of my...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-17-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 11,002
Posted By Marita40
That's a very apt quote MichaelB. Ironic that...

That's a very apt quote MichaelB. Ironic that here we are in the "information" age and it is harder than ever to interpret news.
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-16-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 11,002
Posted By Marita40
I’ve found that if I go a few days without...

I’ve found that if I go a few days without reading about the outrage du jour it is complete new outrage du jour. so I haven’t really missed a thing.
Works for me!
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-16-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 11,002
Posted By Marita40
Hmmm. Don't know what happened today, so I guess...

Hmmm. Don't know what happened today, so I guess I have to (gulp!) watch the news.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-16-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,719
Posted By Marita40
I'm doing Atkins induction. It is essentially the...

I'm doing Atkins induction. It is essentially the same as keto, but you don't spend time counting macros or anything. Essentially, you keep it under 20g carbs/day, so you fill up on protein and fat....
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-12-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,719
Posted By Marita40
The most important thing for me in losing weight...

The most important thing for me in losing weight and maintaining it is lack of cravings. Carbs and sweets greatly increase cravings for the same. Stop eating them, give your brain/body the protein...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-12-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,719
Posted By Marita40
Low carb is not only popular these days but...

Low carb is not only popular these days but really works. It is unhealthy carbs that make people fat. If you stick to meat, eggs, low carb veggies, and lots of healthy fats you can easily stay full...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-11-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,138
Posted By Marita40
2M, and I pay 145. annually for it. Seems to be a...

2M, and I pay 145. annually for it. Seems to be a lot lower cost than others here.
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-09-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 11,002
Posted By Marita40
As to network news, I'm quite sure they pump...

As to network news, I'm quite sure they pump David Muir full of coffee IVs so that he can say "Breaking News!!" with such extreme tense energy and a furrowed brow at least several times in each...
Forum: Other topics 07-09-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,124
Posted By Marita40
The biggest decline I see here is in those ugly...

The biggest decline I see here is in those ugly strip malls that now sit nearly empty on unkempt concrete parking lots. Good riddance to those. They've been a blight on the landscape for a long time.
Forum: Other topics 07-09-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,602
Posted By Marita40
8 out is wonderful--praying that the last push is...

8 out is wonderful--praying that the last push is equally successful.

Next up: the tell-all book by one or more of the survivors. Then maybe a film.
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