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  • Re-inventing Yourself

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    you guys seem to have a million ways to retire yet not retire. more power to you, but i am not particularly impressed so i'll exit this conversation.

  • welcome to the cafe

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    Quote from max.patch: “do you pick up hitchhikers? 9ab8f3791b89338b108678c2aa1fad62.jpg ” nah, the county is paid to pick up the roadside trash.

  • Re-inventing Yourself

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    you got it, free to piddle around, free to voluteer, free to say no, all traits of a real retirement.

  • Re-inventing Yourself

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    I still can't wrap my head around the concept of retirement and employment existing at the same time. rhjanes muddies the water even more by discussing "freedom" and "work schedule" in the same breath. Huh? I think we just have differing ideas about what constitutes retirement and work. You'll have to excuse my simple mind, but I'm either working (for a living) or not. In my case, I've been officially, legally retired for years. In other words, I have not been paid for work in years. The IRS kno…

  • Re-inventing Yourself

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    on one hand you're talking about retirement on the other you're talking about working after retirement. Geez, talk about setting yourself up for failure. I agree with IMScotty, make sure you're financially ready for retirement then go for it. What you waiting for, you're 67. So you gonna wait til you're 75 before you can find the time to hike? Either get on with it or STFU. Edit: God, I sound like such a dick. I apologize, but please do go for it before it's too late. BTW, I'm a year older than …

  • welcome to the cafe

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    speaking of which, i finally bit the bullet (pun intended) and got all my sore, crumbling teeth removed and have myself a shiny new set of dentures. i should say they are cheap temporary dentures until my mouth heals and the real expensive ones are made. to make this relevant i hear they make sonic cleaner rigs for dentures. yeah! my dentist told me to beware of a whole slew of problems for new denture wearers. okay 24 hours into it, i love it. pardon me for bragging, but it's been a long time s…

  • the football thread

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    Alabama and Clemson probably should have their own championship game. it's like a failed season without a important game between the two. congrats Tigers!

  • Final hike

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    Quote from Love Hiking: “Quote from chief: “Love Hiking seems to mention a certain pay website with every post. Could this be nothing more than SPAM? ” No intent to spam. Just felt the responders to my post deserved the courtesy of a reply. I am not known for good choice of words. I have edited my post to remove as many references to the website as possible. Please let me know if further editing is needed. ” i'm just a member here like yourself, nothing needed for me. though i get a little suspi…

  • Final hike

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    Love Hiking seems to mention a certain pay website with every post. Could this be nothing more than SPAM?

  • Words of advice, don't let anyone tell you how easy the hiking is in the southern Appalachians. Also, hiking 2 to 3 weeks is a lot different than doing a brisk day hike. you'll have to carry more, you'll usually need to get up and hike even before you begin to recover from the previous days hike. everything will hurt before you get used to the hiking/camping and 2 to 3 weeks is not enough to get used to the hiking/camping. Allow yourself some zero days, allow yourself some slow days and allow fo…

  • welcome to the cafe

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    dang, i thought the boy had better sense than that. congrats anyway!

  • the football thread

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    a precursor to the game. (may want to skip to 1:35 for the action) youtu.be/6jyFNKxH3xg

  • Final hike

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    usually those ash locations are sited in convienant places to stop for a piss. very considerate. i don't care much about what happens after i die because i'll be dead ya know? i leave that life after death crap to the dim witted religious zealots. so i've told my heir to do what she wants, but if she spends much money to dispose of my rotting corpse then she's a frukin' idiot. so she says, okay i'm gonna have you cremated no ceremony, where do you want your ashes. again, why the fruk should i ca…

  • the football thread

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    so Clemson and Alabama back in the championship game, seems appropriate. roll tide

  • Candlepin Bowling

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from chief: “This is the first i've heard of candlepin bowling, but back in the day i went bowling with some friends in baltimore. what the heck, tiny ball and tiny pins, they called it duckpins! i bowled one game and decided it was a dumb game, not as much fun as real bowling. my friends continued bowling while i drank beer and ate polish sausage with hot relish. the bowling was forgettable, but i'll never forget the heartburn i suffered that night and if i never hear a…

  • Candlepin Bowling

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    This is the first i've heard of candlepin bowling, but back in the day i went bowling with some friends in baltimore. what the heck, tiny ball and tiny pins, they called it duckpins! i bowled one game and decided it was a dumb game, not as much fun as real bowling. my friends continued bowling while i drank beer and ate polish sausage with hot relish. the bowling was forgettable, but i'll never forget the heartburn i suffered that night and if i never hear another polka band i'll be happy.

  • the football thread

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from chief: “According to Associated Press - "The SEC championship thriller between Alabama and Georgia on CBS drew the highest television rating for regular-season college football game in seven years." Gee, the talking heads were telling us fans are losing interest because of Alabama's dominance. wrong as usual. ” Perhaps it was because fans thought for once perhaps someone had a chance. ” A chance to beat Alabama, you mean like 11 months ago? I rather think the fans k…

  • the football thread

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    According to Associated Press - "The SEC championship thriller between Alabama and Georgia on CBS drew the highest television rating for regular-season college football game in seven years." Gee, the talking heads were telling us fans are losing interest because of Alabama's dominance. wrong as usual.

  • Quote from jimmyjam: “Hardees has better biscuits and sausage gravy. ” that's for sure! the biscuits were always a treat and the gravy yummy. unfortunately my local hardees recently closed down due to new management. previous owners ran the place for 25 years. I think the new owners were only interested in the real estate. that location was probably worth too much for a fast food place.

  • the football thread

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    just to add, if UCF beats LSU in the bowl game, they'll get my respect. after that if they continue in their ways i'd be happy to say they belong in the playoffs next year.