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    Fire in the belly

    Do you have any these days?

    If you're retired you may comment but the comments won't count too much.

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    I'm not sure what you're talking about. Heartburn maybe?
    Have I mentioned that I love riding my bikes?
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    Me either. Too much Tobasco?
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    Sure, I do! Why not?
    I think...

    um, maybe I shouldn't have voted?
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    I was going to vote, but it's time for my nap.
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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Must have. But there's enough wind to extinguish it.
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    I turned the fire down to a simmer when I retired at 42.Took alot of beer to get it down to simmer.
    Everything should be as simple as possible...But not more so.---Albert Einstein

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    I have no fire but I definitely have belly.

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    I have no idea what the hell this thread is about, but I am sipping a great cup of coffee at the moment.
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    Welcome back WL......I thought we'd lost you there after tuesday night.

    Yep.........there's fire still there.

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    I think I've got pretty much everything in my belly.
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    Reeks of "retirement discrimination." Anyone got the EEOC phone number?

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    Life is short and uncertain, so much to do. Just got $20,000 of debt paid down, and then laid off. Heck yes, I have a fire in the belly. Whoo, Whoo! Full steam ahead!

    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Reeks of "retirement discrimination." Anyone got the EEOC phone number?
    Here's a link to the form you'll need

    http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/md110/appendixk.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
    Here's a link to the form you'll need

    http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/md110/appendixk.html
    TWL - the guvmnt is on your tail. Hide those old 1040's. They stop at nothing.

    Retirees comments may not count much! Indeed.

    Anyone got the AARP Legal Departments number?

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    Omeprazole might help.
    Last edited by JanMM; 11-07-08 at 08:49 PM.

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    I just discovered that it's possible to vote more than once..................maybe I should move to Chicago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Life is short and uncertain, so much to do. Just got $20,000 of debt paid down, and then laid off. Heck yes, I have a fire in the belly. Whoo, Whoo! Full steam ahead!

    Congratulations! That must feel terrific to have that heavy load disappear!
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    I think I'm tired of voting for a while. I'm not sure what youre talking about, but then I had a hard time figuring out what the rest of the people who wanted me to vote were talking about.

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    Lots of fire in my belly. It's been on simmer lately, but as I start regaining my strength now that my treatments are done , I plan to let that sucker burn white hot. And I don't plan to let my fire burn out when I retire.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Life is short and uncertain, so much to do. Just got $20,000 of debt paid down, and then laid off. Heck yes, I have a fire in the belly. Whoo, Whoo! Full steam ahead!

    That's what I'm talking about.

    I wake up every morning and go to work because:
    1. I'm obligated to.
    2. It would be a shame to waste my experience and G-d given talent.
    3. I need the money.

    But the fire just seems gone.

    It seems like I'm working until I'm put out to pasture, not to achieve anything in particular.

    For two years the center of attention was our overseas adoption. In a very weird sense, because everything has worked out so well it feels like it's "back to business as usual". The novelty has worn off. That's a good thing, but I loved the novelty.

    Biking is a blast but I've figured that I can't turn pro and I just don't have the time (or talent, or drive) to become even a great amateur like hermes, velodiva and etc.

    Political discussions feel like ripened hemorrhoids. No thanks. Time will tell, anyway.

    Just wondering how everyone else thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
    ripened hemorrhoids
    Now there's a visual I didn't need....


    Congrats on finishing your treatments, BD!
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    Sounds like a mid life to me

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    Maybe corvette in your future, watch out for those 30 somethings they get you in big trouble
    Most people find life a struggle daily grind and such, and there's those deadlines, I live to get up and ride 20 miles of mindless exercise without any expectations, somedays are ok other's are great, and then there's those rain days, I may go to the Gym and spin a while. Thats as good as it gets, daily life and then you retire .
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnvrfox View Post
    anyone got the aarp legal departments number?
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    Actually, there's fur on my belly. I'm going to see a specialist in Vienna.
    "Light it up, Popo." --Levi Leipheimer

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