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Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 11-04-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 137,858
Posted By chilkoot
Just want to add another thumbs-up for The...

Just want to add another thumbs-up for The Queen’s Gambit. Excellence should be commended.
Forum: Other topics 10-27-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,576
Posted By chilkoot
This may be a bit of a stretch... A few years...

This may be a bit of a stretch...
A few years ago my siblings and I sold our mom’s house after she passed. The couple who bought it paid cash, from lottery winnings (they gave the house to their...
Forum: Other topics 09-28-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3,649
Views: 291,686
Posted By chilkoot
Looking at making a cross-country move next month...

Looking at making a cross-country move next month and I’ll have to bring the cat on a plane. So I ordered a soft-sided, underseat pet carrier and a pheromone-based “calming” spray. Wish me luck.
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-29-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By chilkoot
Congratulations! Hope things work out just how...

Congratulations! Hope things work out just how you want them to.
Forum: Other topics 08-29-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 514
Posted By chilkoot
The Godfather Part Two

The Godfather Part Two
Forum: Other topics 08-23-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,632
Posted By chilkoot
I forget where I saw this or how trustworthy the...

I forget where I saw this or how trustworthy the source seemed, but the essence was that misspellings and bad grammar may be intentional as the scammers want to filter out the more skeptical...
Forum: Travel Information 08-13-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,602
Posted By chilkoot
I applied for a renewal just before the clampdown...

I applied for a renewal just before the clampdown took hold, so the whole matter was in suspended animation for awhile. It was 2-3 months before the new one arrived.
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-11-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,905
Posted By chilkoot
I’m [I]not[I recommending this,even though it...

I’m [I]not[I recommending this,even though it worked out...

Upon turning 55 I qualified for retiree medical coverage, the final threshold I wanted to cross. I decided on OMY, just because that was...
Forum: Other topics 07-28-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,242
Posted By chilkoot
The Academy’s desire to virtue-signal by choosing...

The Academy’s desire to virtue-signal by choosing a foreign film reached a tipping point last year. “Parasite” was just the handiest example.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 07-26-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 137,858
Posted By chilkoot
Not really new; in fact it’s already been...

Not really new; in fact it’s already been cancelled...
Lodge 49[I] ran for 2 seasons on AMC before it got axed. Fan outcry prompted the producers to shop around for a new home, but to no avail. It...
Forum: Other topics 07-20-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By chilkoot
Thanks! Was unfamiliar with the term but it was...

Thanks! Was unfamiliar with the term but it was just what I was looking for.
Forum: Other topics 07-20-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By chilkoot
Will a New car fit?

I have been playing with the idea of a new car and had all but decided on the model when coronavirus reared its head. The shutdown put plans on hold and also gave me time to mull things over....
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-19-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,613
Posted By chilkoot
25 years for the Megacorp from which I retired,...

25 years for the Megacorp from which I retired, plus about another 7 years FT at two other companies before that.
Forum: Other topics 05-30-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,282
Posted By chilkoot
First car was a Mercury Capri which,...

First car was a Mercury Capri which, coincidentally, also caught fire one time. Luckily this was just outside a repair shop and they let me use their extinguisher while the fire was still very small....
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-17-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,594
Posted By chilkoot
The plan, such as it was, was to wait at least...

The plan, such as it was, was to wait at least until FRA (still about 3 years away). My inclination was to wait until 70. Now the inclination has moved the other way.
Just have to wait and gauge...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-05-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 22,045
Posted By chilkoot
I can relate to several posts made so far...

I can relate to several posts made so far (particularly that of samm). But one incident from early on stands out in memory...
One time when I was very young I accompanied my parents to the grocery...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-30-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By chilkoot
One of the brothers died last year.

One of the brothers died last year.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 04-24-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 137,858
Posted By chilkoot
Just saw a notification from Netflix that the 2nd...

Just saw a notification from Netflix that the 2nd season of After Life is now available.
Forum: Other topics 04-08-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 716
Views: 31,520
Posted By chilkoot
Damn. This one really hurts. Would that all...

Damn. This one really hurts.

Would that all of us could write an exit line as poignant as “Summer’s End” from his last album.

RIP John.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 03-30-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 137,858
Posted By chilkoot
I’ve been watching “Devs” on Hulu/FX (it’s billed...

I’ve been watching “Devs” on Hulu/FX (it’s billed as a “limited series”; each episode appears on Hulu after it airs on FX so I’m not quite sure how many episodes there are in total. At least six...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-06-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,874
Posted By chilkoot
Fifty years ago certain people (potheads) were...

Fifty years ago certain people (potheads) were touting the miraculous benefits of hemp. The crop yielded beneficial oil, fabric and rope too. The profit crop of the future.
Today it’s CBD oil. What...
Forum: Other topics 02-29-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,670
Posted By chilkoot
I feel like this belongs in the Pet Peeves thread...

I feel like this belongs in the Pet Peeves thread but this one’s already going.

One thingI find really grating is when the announcer in a radio or TV spot says something like “we accept all...
Forum: Other topics 01-29-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,842
Posted By chilkoot
Never heard of any of those newer ones, so I...

Never heard of any of those newer ones, so I guess that lets me out.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 11-11-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,963
Posted By chilkoot
Also from Network ... The scene where Ned...

Also from Network ...

The scene where Ned Beatty delivers his Primal Forces speech to Peter Finch in a darkened boardroom.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-12-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,785
Posted By chilkoot
This was my situation. Age 55 was the threshold I...

This was my situation. Age 55 was the threshold I was waiting to cross.
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