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Thu Sep 18

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Retrograde replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:06 PM

Re: Unexpected benefit

I have several rolls of stamps...and no bill payments to put them on!

I'll have to start writing you all real paper letters!


Well, if you want to use up those stamps you could always do a holiday letter. Based on reading a [more]

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Retrograde posted to the Replies I'd Like To Make board. 2:43 PM

There's a big difference

There's a big difference between professional elite endurance athletes and an elderly chick who does spin class.

If you are trying to attribute the altitude adaption solely to genetics rather than your own conditioning, then you are just [more]

Thu Sep 11

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Retrograde replied to the ROTJob's Cubicle board. 2:20 PM

Re: Phrases I am sick of hearing

Well this is what my new company calls a pee break.

I hear this in work meetings too. Very annoying.

Can't you just say "break" instead of being cutsie & alliterative? Most people are going to rush off to check [more]

Fri Sep 5

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Retrograde replied to the Replies I'd Like To Make board. 10:00 PM

Re: Nephew

Probably a nephew.

But IMO it is more of an intellectual exercise where he can find one more situation where eeeevul hussies take advantage of men with stellar credit and not enough common sense to realize the eeeevulness in front of them [more]

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Retrograde replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:18 PM

Re: Is it impossible to buy food reasonably?

From your previous post:
Each May, the school year ends early for 15-year-old Dora Perez so that she can make the 30-hour drive with her family to Minnesota. There, they spend the summer harvesting sugar beets.

So I'm not [more]

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Retrograde replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:07 PM

Re: Is it impossible to buy food reasonably?

I wonder where they are finding sugar beets to harvest that early in the year?

For many years my brothers had summer jobs hoeing sugar beets in Minnesota; they started right after school finished (mid-May) and went thru to the [more]

Sun Aug 31

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Retrograde replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 1:46 AM

Re: Reasons to exercise.

Going back to UK next year for several weeks, taking kids along. Using part of inheritance to fund - my mother loved to travel and see new places, so we're going there with the kids as a memorial.

That sounds really nice and a fitting [more]

Tue Aug 12

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Retrograde replied to the Estate Planning and the Fool board. 10:33 PM

Re: Estate Planning and Siblings

In my case, I'd have no qualms at all about making a sibling executor of my estate. I'm sure there are many others who feel the same.

I would be fine having a couple of my siblings as executor, but I am trying to be practical. I am [more]

Thu Aug 7

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Retrograde replied to the ROTJob's Cubicle board. 3:38 AM

Re: Raise negotiation

My biggest raise ever was when switching companies - that is the time when someone has the best leverage. But I've gotten close to 10% with a promotion (@ mid-career). I had been @ the company for a while and had moved up significantly in [more]

Wed Aug 6

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Retrograde replied to the An Open Letter board. 4:13 PM

Re: An Open Letter

No good deed indeed. I'm really grousing here, because I know I sound kind of whiny and put upon, and I just need a place to unload.

That's fine - this is a safe place for it!

The rest of the crew probably has other ideas [more]

Tue Aug 5

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Retrograde replied to the An Open Letter board. 11:04 PM

Re: An Open Letter

Your family sucks.



Except you.

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Retrograde replied to the Fools Fighting Fat board. 7:54 PM

Re: Adjustable Desks

I think if I were you I would definitely send an anonymous tip to the Fire Marshall. That sounds VERY illegal, to have the doors to the stairwells locked.

I've been in a few buildings like this -- stairs were locked from the stairwell [more]

Mon Aug 4

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Retrograde replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:22 PM

Re: Pay Pal

Is it just me?Do you suppose they think I am a gullible idiot?Anybody else get this nonsense?

No it isn't just you. I get the same messages about updating my PayPal, Facebook, and Bank of America accounts; I don't have any of those [more]

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Retrograde replied to the Fools Fighting Fat board. 1:06 PM

Re: Adjustable Desks

Our office is in the process of moving, and we're getting adjustable desks, so we can do more of our work standing up during the day. I'm looking forward to it.

Sounds great!

I have been standing @ the computer for a couple [more]

Sat Aug 2

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Retrograde replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:40 PM

Re: If you have a paperless office, read this

Good point.

Also, for some of my accounts the companies only keep about 6 months worth of statements available online, so it's a good idea to download them promptly.

Tue Jul 29

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Retrograde replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:26 PM

Re: RIP, Kindle Fire

You've been losing energy for a long time now, and at first I chalked up to my forgetting to plug you in. I didn't realize that it was more serious.

The first generation of Kindle Fires had a design flaw -- the power plug (that you [more]

Mon Jul 28

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Retrograde replied to the Estate Planning and the Fool board. 9:16 PM

Re: Estate Planning and Siblings

How bout it?Anyone written the 'sibs out of the estate, or at least spread it around a little bit more?

I am working thru these issues with my estate plan right now. I don't have children but do have many siblings and nieces & [more]

Tue Jul 22

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Retrograde replied to the ROTJob's Cubicle board. 1:31 AM

Re: Millennial crybabies in the workplace

What the heck is "vocal fry"?

... okay, Youtube to the rescue, now I've heard it.

Do people really do this in normal speech? It almost sounds like a joke.

Sun Jul 6

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Retrograde replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:32 AM

Re: 2nd Hand Stores

I have been going to several thrift stores lately too. It started when I had a whole lot of clothes to donate and looked around for stores which support good causes. Then I went thru a few of them and have made some great purchases -- $8 for a very [more]

Fri Jun 27

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Retrograde replied to the Casa Del Guano Loco board. 11:02 AM

Re: GAH

My company has an opening for someone to help us with our CMMI compliance and audit prep. I think I'll volunteer to help out on that until they hire someone.

Um, be careful that you don't get inadvertantly turned into the "CMMI [more]

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