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Forum: Life after FIRE 03-02-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By tangomonster
If you are by a Kaiser, they offer free weekly...

If you are by a Kaiser, they offer free weekly tai chi classes to anyone in the community. You don't have to be a member.


I prefer qi gong, which is related, but a little less choreographed in...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-18-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,353
Posted By tangomonster
Thought this article was interesting---from the...

Thought this article was interesting---from the British media:

Ten women to every man, a black market in Viagra, and a 'thriving swingers scene': Welcome to The Villages, Florida, where the...
Forum: Other topics 05-26-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,536
Views: 128,159
Posted By tangomonster
No such thing, especially when they are so cute...

No such thing, especially when they are so cute and you are so generous with your time, money, and space in fostering them.
Forum: Other topics 04-24-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,547
Posted By tangomonster
Where in Georgia are you, Sojourner? I think the...

Where in Georgia are you, Sojourner? I think the jurisdictions even around metro Atlanta can vary widely. (I'm in metro Atlanta/Gwinnett).
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-25-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,370
Posted By tangomonster
Daylate---that CARE package is one of the most...

Daylate---that CARE package is one of the most thoughtful gifts I've heard of. And while you don't know for sure that it changed your friend's life for the better, I definitely think you should take...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-24-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,370
Posted By tangomonster
Thanks for all your input. Mead---it's not...

Thanks for all your input.

Mead---it's not that he is at a loss for activities. He is plenty happy piddling around at home reading and doing puzzles. It's just that when I'm going out, he seems...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-24-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,370
Posted By tangomonster
Very true, youbet. Still working on not being...

Very true, youbet. Still working on not being the good girl/people pleaser. At 60, it's time to let that stuff go...and be true to myself. As long as I am convinced that I am not being a horrible...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-24-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,370
Posted By tangomonster
Nope, that isn't it. It's more like being a...

Nope, that isn't it. It's more like being a little child who is upset that they aren't getting to go out to eat!
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-24-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,370
Posted By tangomonster
Bbam, it's always good to put yourself in someone...

Bbam, it's always good to put yourself in someone else's shoes and have empathy. But---are you suggesting that DH should say something to make me comfortable with his lack of friends? I'm...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-24-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,370
Posted By tangomonster
Daylate---that's interesting. He's not been...

Daylate---that's interesting. He's not been diagnosed with Asperger's. I think he's just an introvert who is also very quiet and a little socially awkward.

I worked with people with Asperger's...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-24-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,370
Posted By tangomonster
Sarah, the reason why he wouldn't call Patty's...

Sarah, the reason why he wouldn't call Patty's husband is because Mark works (Patty doesn't and is available weekdays). On the weekends, Patty and Mark spend time together (sometimes with us). On...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-24-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,370
Posted By tangomonster
Yup, you are right to some extent---but he has a...

Yup, you are right to some extent---but he has a life. He just doesn't have a social life other than what I provide him with---one that always includes me. The funny thing is he is never bored...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-24-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,370
Posted By tangomonster
Well, it's the thing about cooking for two people...

Well, it's the thing about cooking for two people as opposed to one. Even those of us who like to cook tend to be a little lazy when it's just cooking for ourselves---like when DH used to travel for...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-24-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,370
Posted By tangomonster
Braumeister, his hobbies are pretty solitary: ...

Braumeister, his hobbies are pretty solitary: reading, cooking, exercising at the gym, and doing Japanese puzzles.

And in keeping with your screen name, he just started brewing his own beer. ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-24-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,370
Posted By tangomonster
Social Outlet for Spouse/Spending TIme Apart

My husband and I participate in a lot of Meetup groups, so we socialize two to four times a week together. But it's becoming an issue that we don't have equal opportunity for independent...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-12-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,951
Posted By tangomonster
Not a man, but this was kind of chilling---both...

Not a man, but this was kind of chilling---both because Americans are less healthier than many other countries and because the American guy actually didn't look that porky to me...which possibly...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-12-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,951
Posted By tangomonster
Thanks, Spudd. That makes a little more sense. ...

Thanks, Spudd. That makes a little more sense.

The 140 pounds is still being quoted all the time, however---even on a government site for women:

Eating disorders | womenshealth.gov...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-12-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,951
Posted By tangomonster
Average Woman Is 5'4" and 140 Pounds: Problem?

I just read in a newspaper article about eating disorders that the average woman is 5'4" and 140 pounds. Hearing so much about the obesity crisis, I expected it to be about 5'4" and at least 170...
Forum: Other topics 02-23-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,698
Posted By tangomonster
Never Retiring?

What I'm not getting is how all these people my age never thought to save for retirement. Also not understanding how people in their 50's, 60's, and 70's are able to find and maintain...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-20-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,060
Posted By tangomonster
ERD, you're right---I shouldn't have said it's...

ERD, you're right---I shouldn't have said it's not realistic---it's a very realistic goal and worthwhile endeavor to get good nutrition. What I should have said is that most people don't seem to be...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-20-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,060
Posted By tangomonster
Because most people eat the standard American...

Because most people eat the standard American diet, for whatever reason (preference, lack of time or interest in cooking or seeking out proper nutrition). Aren't French fries the #1 veggie most...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-17-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,060
Posted By tangomonster
I'm a bit cynical about whether vitamins and...

I'm a bit cynical about whether vitamins and supplements really work---and whether they really contain the dosage and the ingredients they claim to have (and whether they have unwanted substances in...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-25-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,791
Posted By tangomonster
I live in one of the states that refuses to have...

I live in one of the states that refuses to have an exchange, so I almost fainted this morning when I read that the subsidies may not be offered in those 34 states. DH and I have too much income too...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-24-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,130
Posted By tangomonster
And here yesterday I just started to take...

And here yesterday I just started to take probiotics to ensure a healthy population of good bacteria! Maybe I need to rethink this...:)
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-24-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,336
Posted By tangomonster
"My Way" (I Did It My Way), even though Frank...

"My Way" (I Did It My Way), even though Frank Sinatra as a person makes my skin crawl.

Frank Sinatra, My Way, With Lyrics - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E2hYDIFDIU)
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