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Forum: Young Dreamers 05-16-2007, 05:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,603
Posted By Toejam
Re: anyone with a phd?

I recall my brother-in-law (who has a Ph.D. in theoretical physics) mentioning that it is often the Advisor who has the strongest effect/influence as to when you complete your Ph.D.. I believe the...
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-16-2007, 04:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,603
Posted By Toejam
Re: anyone with a phd?

My brother-in-law, who has a Ph.D. in Theoretical (Astro) Physics, works for a large Defense contractor in Southern California. I remember he was working on A.I. (Articial Intelligence) several years...
Forum: Young Dreamers 04-26-2007, 03:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,707
Posted By Toejam
Re: Do you think people on the board lie about their financial position?

I think most people on this forum are honest. Pity the poor insecure poster who feels the need to puff himself/herself up to impress a nameless and faceless audience; that just doesn't make any...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-25-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,642
Posted By Toejam
Re: Pilgrim Baxter distribution

I lalso received a check today from the "Fair Fund" for holding a PBHG fund in my IRA account for a number of years in the past. In the attached sheet above your check, there is info on the back that...
Forum: Other topics 04-05-2007, 05:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,672
Posted By Toejam
Re: What kind of TV (and reception) do you have?

27" Sony in living room.
19" Panasonic in bedroom.
13" RCA in kitchen.

All are older models and are not flat screen, but they all have good clear images.

Have excellent t.v. reception...
Forum: Other topics 04-02-2007, 02:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,688
Posted By Toejam
Re: Waikiki Pictures

Cool pics, TromboneAl! Enjoyed all the photos - makes me want to go back to Hawaii for a vacation, too. I remember the wonderful shaved ice they served (probably still do) at Matsumoto's Drug Store...
Forum: Other topics 04-01-2007, 05:09 PM
Replies: 38
Poll: Vulgaria
Views: 3,700
Posted By Toejam
Re: Vulgaria

Hi Sarah:

Thanks for the offer. But after image googling "ger" and "Mongolian yurt", I decided to stay with a regular house, just one that's smaller and re-configured differently. The "gers" were...
Forum: Other topics 03-25-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 38
Poll: Vulgaria
Views: 3,700
Posted By Toejam
Re: Vulgaria

My cousin, who is a very well-paid executive with a major company here in the Pacific Northwest, just completed building her custom-made house on Lake Sammamish about a year ago. It is 7,000 sq. feet...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-25-2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,176
Posted By Toejam
Re: Senior citizen discount: half-priced nooners!

Hope this discounted "service" is for females as well as males! :-*
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-25-2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,777
Posted By Toejam
Re: Single ERers

Very true. That was one of the advantages of not having the responsibilities of raising children and being able to retire "early". When my Dad was in the nursing home and severely incapacitated for...
Forum: Other topics 03-18-2007, 05:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,739
Posted By Toejam
Re: believe in ghosts

Yeah, I was asleep until the folding screen fell on me and woke me up (startled me), and I had to turn the lights on and set it back up. No, it was not imaginary and I was not dreaming. And I've...
Forum: Other topics 03-18-2007, 02:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,007
Posted By Toejam
Re: Share One Fact About You Almost Noone Knows............

From my birth in the early 1950's to the early 1970's, I resided in 2 different hotels managed and operated by my parents near downtown Seattle. The two hotels were located side-by-side. One hotel...
Forum: Other topics 03-18-2007, 01:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,739
Posted By Toejam
Re: believe in ghosts

I'm glad to see that others have had some experience with the paranormal. Enjoyed reading them all. Especially Achiever51's story - all the details about that dog (in connection with your mother)...
Forum: Other topics 03-17-2007, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,739
Posted By Toejam
Re: believe in ghosts

People may think I'm cuckoo, but I do think there may be such things as "spirits" . In February 2002, I began sleeping in another bedroom of my house. On 2 different occasions, the lightweight...
Forum: Other topics 03-17-2007, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,516
Posted By Toejam
Re: Happy St Patty's Day

I'm not Irish, but I like to celebrate St. Patrick's Day by eating corned beef & cabbage, Irish soda bread (home-baked), and preparing a yummy "green" dessert like mint-flavored chocolate cake with...
Forum: Travel Information 03-17-2007, 06:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,681
Posted By Toejam
Re: What are your vacation plans for '07

Thinking of taking a trip to England this year. Keep hearing in my mind that old Roger Miller (?) song with the lyrics - "England swings like a pendulum do, Bobbies riding bicycles 2 by 2,...
Forum: Other topics 03-10-2007, 03:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,545
Posted By Toejam
Re: Look at me! I'm a size 2!

Yeah, Martha. I agree. For some reason, that commercial really grates on me. Especially when she says " . . .and I can have chocolate every daaay." It's not so much what she says, but how she says...
Forum: Other topics 03-10-2007, 03:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,017
Posted By Toejam
Re: Canine Lymphoma

Outtahere: I just read the heartwarming, bittersweet story/history of your little Lab. It got me a little teary-eyed when I read the part about how he was cruelly treated and neglected at the pet...
Forum: Other topics 03-08-2007, 04:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,940
Posted By Toejam
Re: I had to put my dog down

Helen: I know it can hurt so bad when you lose a pet. I have been through the same thing twice with my cats. There is an "emptiness" there that cannot be replaced so easily. Lucy will always be a...
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-08-2007, 03:47 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,334
Posted By Toejam
Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to become a medical doctor. But then I realized you had to be smart to do that, so I went to business school instead. :( But no regrets. :)

A long time ago, I also had a fantasy that I...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-08-2007, 03:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,153
Posted By Toejam
Re: calling all RV'rs

Just yesterday I was chit-chatting with my brother's retired neighbor who is an RV'er and has a motor home very similar to Audrey's - a 36' Alpine. He said he had just ordered a brand new one (also a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-28-2007, 05:26 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 26,065
Posted By Toejam
Re: Changing the balance of quality of life and financial independence

CFB: Good luck on your move and the new priorities in your life. Have always enjoyed reading your posts. Lots of great information, lots of fantastic cooking info and recipes, and (most of all) lots...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-22-2007, 11:10 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,421
Posted By Toejam
Re: What to do after you reach 1 million?

Harms:

I have no reason at all to doubt your claims or net worth. I also reside in the NW and have seen how house values have climbed. At a $150K annual salary, you and your spouse make almost 3...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-20-2007, 02:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,563
Posted By Toejam
Re: What do you hate most?

Howard K. Stern: Not to be confused with Shock Jock, Howard Stern. Although I am sure he is also on some people's hate list. :)
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-19-2007, 02:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,563
Posted By Toejam
Re: What do you hate most?

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Bosco: You shoulda decked the little jerk - just kidding ;D . Seriously, I would've felt the same way. You can add this guy to the category of people I do not like. They all fall under DRiP Guys...
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