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    Quote Originally Posted by FLAPS View Post
    Do you have an interesting topic you'd like to discuss?
    "Interesting" is pretty subjective. Let's see. I'm retired so not a lot going on. We have about 2 ft of snow right now. I've picked the right curtain for the "Big Deal" 3 days in a row, and am through the first 8 episodes of season 1 for our Game of Thrones rewatch before the final season starts. I'm thinking I should probably shovel, but then I say to myself "I've got nowhere to be, it'll melt sooner or later."

    Once the weather clears, I need to get my fishing license so I can take the boat out. It's a great time of year for fishing. Some big Rainbows and German Brown's out there waiting.

    Other than that, not much going on. Life is damn enjoyable. No news on my TV for about 7 months now, I think. Shutdowns, emergencies, all sorts of stuff, yet my life continues with all the "important" stuff having zero impact on my daily life.

    I suggest, again, that everyone retire and quit working as soon as it's financially possible (not rich financially possible but "we can get by" financially possible" in order to enjoy every moment with your family because spending time with them now is far more important that living big 20 years from now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AF sgt View Post
    "Interesting" is pretty subjective. Let's see. I'm retired so not a lot going on. We have about 2 ft of snow right now. I've picked the right curtain for the "Big Deal" 3 days in a row, and am through the first 8 episodes of season 1 for our Game of Thrones rewatch before the final season starts. I'm thinking I should probably shovel, but then I say to myself "I've got nowhere to be, it'll melt sooner or later."

    Once the weather clears, I need to get my fishing license so I can take the boat out. It's a great time of year for fishing. Some big Rainbows and German Brown's out there waiting.

    Other than that, not much going on. Life is damn enjoyable. No news on my TV for about 7 months now, I think. Shutdowns, emergencies, all sorts of stuff, yet my life continues with all the "important" stuff having zero impact on my daily life.

    I suggest, again, that everyone retire and quit working as soon as it's financially possible (not rich financially possible but "we can get by" financially possible" in order to enjoy every moment with your family because spending time with them now is far more important that living big 20 years from now.
    Sounds like Buddihst-Hippie nonsense or you have experienced a loss of purpose.

    Maybe try getting off your ass, clearing the driveway & stop lecturing the rest of us about how boring we are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AF sgt View Post
    "Interesting" is pretty subjective. Let's see. I'm retired so not a lot going on. We have about 2 ft of snow right now. I've picked the right curtain for the "Big Deal" 3 days in a row, and am through the first 8 episodes of season 1 for our Game of Thrones rewatch before the final season starts. I'm thinking I should probably shovel, but then I say to myself "I've got nowhere to be, it'll melt sooner or later."

    Once the weather clears, I need to get my fishing license so I can take the boat out. It's a great time of year for fishing. Some big Rainbows and German Brown's out there waiting.

    Other than that, not much going on. Life is damn enjoyable. No news on my TV for about 7 months now, I think. Shutdowns, emergencies, all sorts of stuff, yet my life continues with all the "important" stuff having zero impact on my daily life.

    I suggest, again, that everyone retire and quit working as soon as it's financially possible (not rich financially possible but "we can get by" financially possible" in order to enjoy every moment with your family because spending time with them now is far more important that living big 20 years from now.
    Retirement is better than advertised. I've been retired for 16 years and I don't miss working and that's something because I was a workaholic. The key to retirement, other than financially being able to do it, is to have things you can enjoy doing to keep you busy or entertained. Some people, like you, like to fish while other like to travel. Me, I like to do pleasure reading in that I was to busy while in the service to do much reading. Since I retired, I've read over 300 books of various genre with more interest in crime/police stories and science fiction. I'm currently reading the trilogy by Gillian Anderson, of [/i]The X-Files[/i] TV series, and I have three books on "hold" from the local library which is the source or 95% of my reading. I also like to bowl and I'm in two bowling leagues with averages of 192 &193 at two different bowling centers. This past Wednesday, I was on fire shooting a 705 (235 average) series which is the first 700 series I've shot in about three years. I also meet a couple of fellow retirees on Tuesday at a bowling alley to shoot the breeze and practice my bowling.

    I agree with you, if you can afford to retire do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainmaker View Post
    Sounds like Buddihst-Hippie nonsense or you have experienced a loss of purpose.

    Maybe try getting off your ass & stop lecturing the rest of us about how boring we are.
    If spending the majority of my life hunting and fishing is "Buddhist Hippie nonsense" then you know something about Buddhism and Hippies that I don't. I know my purpose. Enjoying family and life. Sorry that's not enough to fill the hole in your life. Sorry you need to keep on trudging through the daily bullshit still trying to find your purpose. I can't help you with that.

    You're not boring, you're just repetitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainmaker View Post
    Sounds like Buddihst-Hippie nonsense or you have experienced a loss of purpose.

    Maybe try getting off your ass, clearing the driveway & stop lecturing the rest of us about how boring we are.
    He's not citing Buddhist-Hippie nonsense but he's embracing the the karma that comes from retirement. One day, you'll get there and accept this lifestyle and embrace the retiree's motto: "Free, take one."

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    Quote Originally Posted by LogDog View Post
    Retirement is better than advertised. I've been retired for 16 years and I don't miss working and that's something because I was a workaholic. The key to retirement, other than financially being able to do it, is to have things you can enjoy doing to keep you busy or entertained. Some people, like you, like to fish while other like to travel. Me, I like to do pleasure reading in that I was to busy while in the service to do much reading. Since I retired, I've read over 300 books of various genre with more interest in crime/police stories and science fiction. I'm currently reading the trilogy by Gillian Anderson, of [/i]The X-Files[/i] TV series, and I have three books on "hold" from the local library which is the source or 95% of my reading. I also like to bowl and I'm in two bowling leagues with averages of 192 &193 at two different bowling centers. This past Wednesday, I was on fire shooting a 705 (235 average) series which is the first 700 series I've shot in about three years. I also meet a couple of fellow retirees on Tuesday at a bowling alley to shoot the breeze and practice my bowling.

    I agree with you, if you can afford to retire do so.
    Sounds pretty awesome.

    I wasn't aware she was an author. Does she write Sci-Fi or something completely different.

    Could never get over about a 165 average, which I was happy with. Thankfully I was pretty consistent. My wife, on the other hand, had a 125, which is fine, except that it was usually an 80, a 125, and a 170, lol. Was always a lot of fun, though. Probably been 3 years since we've been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AF sgt View Post
    If spending the majority of my life hunting and fishing is "Buddhist Hippie nonsense" then you know something about Buddhism and Hippies that I don't. I know my purpose. Enjoying family and life. Sorry that's not enough to fill the hole in your life. Sorry you need to keep on trudging through the daily bullshit still trying to find your purpose. I can't help you with that.

    You're not boring, you're just repetitive.
    Ice fishing doesn't interest me.... Post the amount of $ in your bank account & photo of the chicks you get to bang and we'll see who's trudging thru life!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQPjKSVe1tQ
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogDog View Post
    He's not citing Buddhist-Hippie nonsense but he's embracing the the karma"
    Pfft......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainmaker View Post
    Ice fishing doesn't interest me.... Post the amount of $ in your bank account & photo of the chicks you get to bang and we'll see who's trudging thru life!
    Who writes this stuff for you? It's good stuff, really. It's so over the top that I can't even pretend to take you seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AF sgt View Post
    Sounds pretty awesome.

    I wasn't aware she was an author. Does she write Sci-Fi or something completely different.
    She writes scifi and her novels are co-written with another author Jeff Rovin. I finished the first novel Tuesday and I started on the second one yesterday. I like her (their) style of writing in that it is easy to understand and the books flow smoothly kind of like when you're reading it and you see it as a movies running in your mind.

    Could never get over about a 165 average, which I was happy with. Thankfully I was pretty consistent. My wife, on the other hand, had a 125, which is fine, except that it was usually an 80, a 125, and a 170, lol. Was always a lot of fun, though. Probably been 3 years since we've been.
    The keys in bowling bowling are knowing the position of your arm, hand, fingers, shoulders, and feet from your first step to the release and follow through. All this takes concentration and practice, practice, and more practice. After you've gotten these to a consistent level then you have to figure out where on the lane (dots or arrows) you deliver the ball, the speed of the ball, how much hook to put on/off the ball, the amount or ball rotation, and where the break-point (where the balls stops skidding and grips the lane breaking for the headpin) should be. Also, throughout bowling you have to watch how your ball reacts and make minor corrections to account for the lane oil drying up or moving down the lane. One friend of mine simplifies it by saying bowling is dependent upon Speed, rotation, and angle. Bowling a high score is more complicated than people think it is.

    My father taught me and my five siblings how to bowl and I still use his instructions to teach beginners. During league play, we talk about what problems we're having and how to correct them. Immediate feedback from experienced bowlers is helpful. The other good thing about bowling, especially in a league, is it's a social function as well as a sporting (competition) activity in which people from all ages can take part. In one league, the ages range from 19 - 92 years of age and one of the hardest teams to beat is the one with the 92-year old and his three teammates who are all over 70.

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