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Old 11-30-2014, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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Originally Posted by escort rider View Post
"if you're done working, you're done living....." i do not agree with this.........

that really jumped out at me because it's so extreme. Naturally i do not agree at all, but neither do i belong to the other camp, as i have often written that:
>>>>>>(snip)<<< work is not separate from life, but part of it.this I agree with 100%
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Originally Posted by in_newengland View Post
....:>>>>>snip<<<<<it would be nice if your job could be integrated into your life as long as you love your job. .this I was able to do for all of my working acreer.

maybe part of it is just personality.and this i believe is 100% correct........i firmly believe that the type of peronality a person has will greatly effect how much he does or does not like (love) his job, and in turn will also determine how effective and successful he is in "that job".
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I'd like to expand a little on my comments in BLUE above............................................

As I worked my way through college, I realized more and more that I would never be "happy" in a job (career) that kept me in an office enviroment more than 5% of the time!!
So when I visited with some prospective employers (and company representatives) during my senior year, I concentrated my efforts in "fields" that I had an interest in, involved travel and being "outside" a major portion of my working hours----which I was willing to accept could vary from week to week, i.e. one week may actually total out at say,..65 or 70 hours and two weeks later it may only be 35 hours...(travel hours were to be considered as "work hours".)

Having gotten married at the end of my senior year, I also discussed (and received agreement from propective employers) that my wife could travel with me on certain business trips that were condusive to that arrangement (and I would take care of any expenses that were "wife-related'........Example follows:........

.............We would fly from Missoula to San Francisco, get a motel room in down town S.F. and I would spend, say, 4 days meeting with "project & procurment" personnell with 3 or 4 Engineering & and Construction companies discussing various aspects of their "requirements" for some specific projects and/or new construction in (for example) the Mining and Minerals Field (Example being Bechtel Corp involving ,say 4 different Precious Metals Projects in the State of NV).......Then the following week I might make a trip to the various "field-job-sites" that were discussed the previous week in S.F.

This type of situation was repeated over and over again throughout my almost 40 working years (involving 6 companies that I worked for,......but "my clients were the same regardless who my employer was".
I truly loved my job and would have continued on working until possibly age 70, were in not for some serious health problems that involved my wife, so I retired at 62......we were married 51 years.

So in my case: I loved my job;...my outgoing personality was well suited to my job;....I was an 'out-door' 'type-guy' which was also a positive thing;......and I very much enjoyed the tiime I spent at the variety of Field-Jobs-Sites that I had to be at for various lengths of time. My longest was a stint of 6 months at a NEW uranimum processing mill being built in centraL TEXAS....................The travel to various cities and job sites in approx all of the western Rocky Mountain states as well as Vancouver, BC and a couple of places iN ALBERTA AND aLASKA , PROVIDED OPPORTUNITIES TO SEE, VISIT AND MAKE FRIENDS IN LOCATIONS THAT COULD NEVER HAVE OCCURRED WERE IT NOT FOR MY JOB.

I realize how fortunate i was in having the type of "job" that was a perfect fit to my personality, interests, and my desire to do whatever was "necessary to end-up-with-a totally satisified-CLIENT.

...........i'D DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN, & NOT CHANGE A THING!!

 
Old 11-30-2014, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Holiday screwed me up. I thought today was Monday until I turned on the computer.
 
Old 11-30-2014, 06:34 AM
 
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Went out last night and saw The Theory of Everything. Both Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones gave phenomenal performances that are worthy of Oscar consideration. As for the overall evening out, I'm not sure what I enjoyed more: the movie itself, the fact that the movie theater serves beer and wine (and at a very reasonable $4!), or that we saw the movie at a theater that just opened last month just a few blocks from our condo.

After the movie we stopped for a bite to eat, then popped into a sports bar to watch a little football, and then finally made a quick stop to pick up a few groceries at Publix. We did all of this within about 1/2 mile from our condo. It was nice going out on a Saturday night without even thinking about getting into our car.
 
Old 11-30-2014, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Listen, negirl: Professor Robert, who like myself can stand to lose 15 or 20 pounds, helped himself to the strawberry cheesecake, the warm fudge brownie with two scoops of chocolate gelato, an apple caramel cobbler and a eclair!!!

I asked the Professor if he was going to go up and help himself to another large dinner plate with an assortment of 4 or 5 more desserts!

If a person wants to lose weight, one must - absolutely MUST - stay away from buffets!
I had to laugh right out loud that you "didn't go overboard." You were kidding, right?

Since childhood I have always gravitated toward desserts, but to keep diabetes and weight at bay now I absolutely must stay away from simple-carbs and sweets. In fact, I'm at the point of being able to walk by a dessert table nonplussed. I don't feel that I'm depriving myself. My downfall is my love for coffee. With a nice hot cup of it I want something slightly sweet, like a cookie made with just a little honey and lots of flavorings (lemon, vanilla, etc). That gives me my fix.

I'm not anti-carb. I don't agree with the Paleo diet that's all the rage now and the anti-grain doctors making the TV rounds (and a fortune) – Dr Perlmutter, etc. He states we are hunter-gatherers (lol, yeah right) and must eat as we have for thousands of years—meat, fats, etc. ("Honey, could you get up from watching the NFL and go shoot us dinner?") The one thing I do agree on is his warning about sweets and modern-day wheat. But how ridiculous to glump ALL wholesome whole grains (brown rice, millet, etc) in with stripped carbohydrates and declare we must subsist on animal foods.

Anyway, time to get walking and walk off what I did eat for Thanksgiving dinner. I'm happy to report that I had a half piece of pumpkin pie and it was really enough. Back to your beat, Officer Clark!
 
Old 11-30-2014, 12:34 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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("Honey, could you get up from watching the NFL and go shoot us dinner?")
Just yesterday via UPS, I received elk meat - shot by my great nephew in Montana

Yum!
 
Old 11-30-2014, 02:30 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Originally Posted by newenglandgirl View Post

.... He states we are hunter-gatherers (lol, yeah right) and must eat as we have for thousands of years—meat, fats, etc. ("Honey, could you get up from watching the NFL and go shoot us dinner?") The one thing I do agree on is his warning about sweets and modern-day wheat. But how ridiculous to glump ALL wholesome whole grains (brown rice, millet, etc) in with stripped carbohydrates and declare we must subsist on animal foods.

Anyway, time to get walking and walk off what I did eat for Thanksgiving dinner. I'm happy to report that I had a half piece of pumpkin pie and it was really enough. Back to your beat, Officer Clark!
Right now I feel like foraging for some Thai food. I wonder where I can hunt for some Tom Yum Goong or Gai Panang? I saw a Siamese cat prowling around the neighborhood the other day, so it should not be hard to find.

I did better than walk off the Thanksgiving meal ... I went to the gym both yesterday and today to work out.
 
Old 11-30-2014, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Yesterday it was 70 degrees outside. When I went to bed it was 28. When i got up this morning it was 14. Since then its rallied to 21. Got to love the midwest
 
Old 11-30-2014, 03:31 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Wow BJW, that's quite a swing in temps. Send them our way!

LOL Gand, was that meat shipped on dry ice?

MMoB, are you back in FL?

CP stay away from that cat!

We're in the forties for the next two days so I brought in a load of hay and grain rather than be doing it in the colder future. Worked off those mashed potatoes for sure!
 
Old 11-30-2014, 04:17 PM
 
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MMoB, are you back in FL?
For a few weeks. We leave three weeks from today on another Caribbean Cruise (Dec. 21-28).

Since we've been traveling so much lately, and since it was a nice day, we took the cover off of the Maserati and took it for a spin around town and then to get washed. We were fourth in line behind a Porsche, a Ferrari, and a Bentley. It sure is interesting living in Miami Beach, lol.
 
Old 11-30-2014, 04:27 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Oh my, lifestyles of the rich and shameless........
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