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Forum: Other topics 02-18-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,073
Posted By Racer X
We played it once with friends. I was REALLY...

We played it once with friends. I was REALLY good at it. I think our friends were slightly impressed/horrified.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-24-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,208
Posted By Racer X
I was pretty weird about it when I retired. I...

I was pretty weird about it when I retired. I think I had some survivor's guilt about leaving my team. There was a rumor going around that I was going to go into business by monetizing a hobby, and...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-20-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 11,127
Posted By Racer X
I love the fact that we live in a world where I...

I love the fact that we live in a world where I have to apologize for only having the 707 HP version of a car, instead of the Demon. :laugh:
Forum: Other topics 02-19-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,664
Posted By Racer X
How has that been? I've been retired for 3...

How has that been? I've been retired for 3 years, and DW is still quite happy working away. I'm a bit concerned that the longer she works, the tougher the transition will be when she does finally...
Forum: Other topics 01-07-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,289
Posted By Racer X
+2. Had a 4x4 JGC with the V6 and it was great. ...

+2. Had a 4x4 JGC with the V6 and it was great. Put 175K miles on it and never had any major issues. I did put AT tires on it at one point and it was darn near unstoppable in the snow.

Just...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-31-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,776
Posted By Racer X
I've been retired for about 1.5 years now. Like...

I've been retired for about 1.5 years now. Like many people, I made a big list of things to do. Where I needed to really adjust was in pacing myself. I think I tried to do about 5 years worth of...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-18-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 20,912
Posted By Racer X
:laugh:

:laugh:
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-18-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 20,912
Posted By Racer X
I'm friends with a few of the SRT engineers, and...

I'm friends with a few of the SRT engineers, and they claim the Trackhawk is by far the most impressive vehicle they make. They like the Hellcat and Demon, but say you sit in a Challenger and expect...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-12-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 37,474
Posted By Racer X
I agree with this. I was on good terms with my...

I agree with this. I was on good terms with my company, too. But I made all preparations just in case I got a "Thanks for your service, and security is going to rough you up on the way out."

My...
Forum: Travel Information 10-03-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,781
Posted By Racer X
I'll pile on the "anti wine train" crowd. I...

I'll pile on the "anti wine train" crowd. I think you can do far better for both wine and food - especially for the money.

Favorite wineries include:

Alpha Omega
Cakebread
Clif Family
Flora...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-25-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,935
Posted By Racer X
When I first retired about 18 months ago at age...

When I first retired about 18 months ago at age 47, I was very embarrassed and guilty telling anyone. Typically if someone is asking you what you do for a living, they don't know you, and are trying...
Forum: Other topics 09-15-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By Racer X
That's actually why you put the speckled coating...

That's actually why you put the speckled coating in the floor - to provide grip when the floor becomes wet. I am someone who skipped the speckled coating and has fallen on his butt more than once...
Forum: Other topics 08-22-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,777
Posted By Racer X
I tell DW she is my trophy wife. Of course I...

I tell DW she is my trophy wife.

Of course I didn't claim to have won first place... ;)
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-20-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,890
Posted By Racer X
2005 Lotus Elise 2006 Mini Cooper S 2011 Jeep...

2005 Lotus Elise
2006 Mini Cooper S
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat

Yeah... I'm not very FIRE when it comes to cars. Cars and drinks, the two things I refuse to cheap...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-18-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,598
Posted By Racer X
First, congratulations on your pending...

First, congratulations on your pending retirement! It is an accomplishment of which you should be proud.

Second, pace yourself. When I first retired I think I tried to do everything on my 3 year...
Forum: Other topics 08-16-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,990
Posted By Racer X
Many years ago my DW bought me a beer brewing...

Many years ago my DW bought me a beer brewing kit, but I was too busy, too intimidated to ever try it. I think I ended up giving it to a co-worker.

Since I retired last year, I decided I wanted...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-07-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,332
Posted By Racer X
I retired last year. DW wants to continue to...

I retired last year. DW wants to continue to work for a little bit. We have 48x annual expenses, so it's not like she has to do so.

DW would say her life has become exponentially easier since...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-12-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 20,912
Posted By Racer X
I think you're in the wrong thread, my friend! ...

I think you're in the wrong thread, my friend! :laugh:
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-10-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,937
Posted By Racer X
It took me maybe 9-10 months of being retired...

It took me maybe 9-10 months of being retired before I lost the guilt associated with not being productive. I still mentally prepare that "status report" for DW on what I have accomplished during...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-10-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,278
Posted By Racer X
The other thing that I think happens is that the...

The other thing that I think happens is that the role and responsibilities change over time. When I was 23, I rolled in at the crack of 8:00, banged out some code for a day, and yaba daba doo'ed it...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-10-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 20,912
Posted By Racer X
Have been a "car guy" since about 3 years old. ...

Have been a "car guy" since about 3 years old. Always had various "toys" throughout my life. Upon retirement we decided we wanted a nice fun car for travelling. Dodge Challenger Hellcat. It's...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-08-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,715
Posted By Racer X
So emotionally, I'd say of course I don't have...

So emotionally, I'd say of course I don't have more money than I'll ever need. If nothing else, I'm just not wired that way. To even say the words feels a bit... cocky?

That being said, being...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-31-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,563
Posted By Racer X
Please recommend retirement book for DW - not Zelinski

I am looking for a retirement book for DW. Her OMY is going on two, and I'm starting to fear a trend.

Last month she admitted she isn't sure what she's going to do in retirement. Just throwing...
Forum: Other topics 05-31-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,169
Posted By Racer X
DW accidentally called 911 once back in the...

DW accidentally called 911 once back in the pre-cell phone days when your fingers were used to dialing 9 to get an outside line at work. She realized her mistake and tried to hang up before the call...
Forum: Other topics 05-03-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,417
Posted By Racer X
I agree with this. I don't feel any guilt. ...

I agree with this. I don't feel any guilt. After all, I worked hard, saved, was smart about my investments... as others have stated - I've done nothing wrong. But I do see friends and colleagues...
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