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Old 02-26-2014, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Ok, so yesterday I was having lunch with a friend. She says, "Well you've been retired five years, what are you going to do with your life?"

I just gave her a blank stare and answered, "this" pointing to lunch.

And came the Spanish Inquisition about how I can't possible do nothing for the rest of my life, I need to contribute, volunteer, get another job to keep me busy.

I replied my fishing, hiking, watching cartoons keeps me busy. And after 35 years of work, I'm not about to have anyone tell me how I should live my life now that I'm retired.

Lunch got REAL quiet after all that. Food was good.

 
Old 02-26-2014, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Ok, so yesterday I was having lunch with a friend. She says, "Well you've been retired five years, what are you going to do with your life?"

I just gave her a blank stare and answered, "this" pointing to lunch.

And came the Spanish Inquisition about how I can't possible do nothing for the rest of my life, I need to contribute, volunteer, get another job to keep me busy.

I replied my fishing, hiking, watching cartoons keeps me busy. And after 35 years of work, I'm not about to have anyone tell me how I should live my life now that I'm retired.

Lunch got REAL quiet after all that. Food was good.
Well, I bet you won't have to have that discussion again After 35 years you deserve to do as you please - but really~~~cartoons???
 
Old 02-26-2014, 03:22 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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LOL Jim the Inquisition!

Jimbo luvs his cartoons. Rock on! DH loves Scooby Doo

Glad to hear the door is fixed, HIW.
Did you get titanium hips?



Anyone heard from Al Gore? Global warming my a$$
 
Old 02-26-2014, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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- but really~~~cartoons???
OMG Rabbids Invasion on Nick, funniest thing I've ever seen.
 
Old 02-26-2014, 06:16 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Futurama fan here
 
Old 02-26-2014, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Ok, so yesterday I was having lunch with a friend. She says, "Well you've been retired five years, what are you going to do with your life?"

I just gave her a blank stare and answered, "this" pointing to lunch.

And came the Spanish Inquisition about how I can't possible do nothing for the rest of my life, I need to contribute, volunteer, get another job to keep me busy.

I replied my fishing, hiking, watching cartoons keeps me busy. And after 35 years of work, I'm not about to have anyone tell me how I should live my life now that I'm retired.

Lunch got REAL quiet after all that. Food was good.
Yep, I would agree your "friend" was a bit overbearing! We all thrive under different amounts and degrees of structure, stimulation, challenge, and activity. You will know it if you need to add any of the foregoing to your life, and she should know that her ideal amount will not necessarily be your ideal amount.

Are you two still friends?
 
Old 02-26-2014, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Anyone heard from Al Gore? Global warming my a$$
My thoughts exactly.


Had a senior moment this afternoon. My vehicle has a flat tire. I took my wife's vehicle to Walmart to pick up a flat tire repair kit and a few other things. When I was finished, I wandered around the parking lot looking for mine. It finally dawned on me that I taken my wife's instead. I'm just a creature of habit.
 
Old 02-27-2014, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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LOL Jim the Inquisition!

Jimbo luvs his cartoons. Rock on! DH loves Scooby Doo

Glad to hear the door is fixed, HIW.
Did you get titanium hips?



Anyone heard from Al Gore? Global warming my a$$
After a nice week of mid to upper 70's it's 28 degrees right now in central Texas.
Someone send some of that global warming down here please !
 
Old 02-27-2014, 07:12 AM
 
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Ok, so yesterday I was having lunch with a friend. She says, "Well you've been retired five years, what are you going to do with your life?"

I just gave her a blank stare and answered, "this" pointing to lunch.

And came the Spanish Inquisition about how I can't possible do nothing for the rest of my life, I need to contribute, volunteer, get another job to keep me busy.

I replied my fishing, hiking, watching cartoons keeps me busy. And after 35 years of work, I'm not about to have anyone tell me how I should live my life now that I'm retired.

Lunch got REAL quiet after all that. Food was good.
This can also be how can you afford not to work being asked in disguise.
 
Old 02-27-2014, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Are you two still friends?
Yup. Still friends. And as far as the "how can you afford to live here and not work" question. She knows I have a good retirement income and am collecting social security. I have no bills, so I'm quite comfortable. I live within my means, not planning on buying a $20,000 fishing boat, or a winter home in Florida anytime soon.

Oh I got the, "must be nice", earlier. My reply was, sure is since I've worked and PAID INTO the system since I was 13 years old.

And it IS nice. This morning I'm sitting here with my coffee watching the worker bees trudge off in the snow to produce for the collective.

Think I'll finish the book I'm reading.
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