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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #45 on: March 17, 2011, 09:20:48 PM »
One more thing . . . my twins turn 6 today ;D  They were very excited, not just because of the presents but because they got to pick a lot of stuff that they usually have little or no control over.  They had pancakes and poached eggs on toast for breakfast, I drove them to school instead of them taking the bus, they're having fudgsicles and fruit-sicles at school, they'll take the bus home instead of going to the after school program at taekwondo, we'll have pizza and macaroni and cheese with a crust on top for dinner, and if I can find it we're going to watch Megamind tonight.  I think I'll meet them at the bus stop with balloons. :)  Very fun, happy day.

It really is great to see all of the positive stuff going on in people's lives.

IMHO. Being a dad is the coolest thing in the world.  You are a great dad Tom!  Happy Birthday to your lucky twins.  Sounds like an awesome day in the works!
We saw Megamind a couple weeks ago.  We're not six, but we enjoyed it.  There's humor in it for all the generations.
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #46 on: March 17, 2011, 11:42:11 PM »
Just had my annual performance review at work. Today I got a nice fat bonus for 2010 deposited in my bank account.  And starting April 4, I am getting a 3.5% raise.

I do believe its time for a pint of Guinness and a Jameson's on the rocks at my local.

That's definitely worth raising a pint for...congrats!
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #47 on: March 18, 2011, 12:58:42 AM »
Got a call from my son last night.  He shot his first 300 game in tenpin bowling.  40 yrs I never did that.  He's so proud that he beat dad, and dad is very proud also.
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2011, 01:56:20 AM »
My oldes kid made it to the 4 yearo old mark. My youngest made it to the 35 week / 8 Month mark. My wife and
I will make it to the 9 years married mark in April. All beer worthy.

I wish I had a bigger raise comming...I get a penny and hour raise in June.

Cheers to all.
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2011, 02:02:43 AM »
I had some beers with some friends from my old place of work.  They were toasting my retirement, and wishing they were!
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #50 on: March 18, 2011, 02:05:04 AM »
I had some beers with some friends from my old place of work.  They were toasting my retirement, and wishing they were!

Hear...hear...now I'll raise a pint to that.

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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #51 on: March 18, 2011, 12:30:04 PM »
Ron, the actual event was some time ago, and I am enjoying the lifestyle.  You should try it someday.

 

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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #52 on: March 18, 2011, 02:43:38 PM »
all of these are great and speak to why homebrewers are so cool. in my case, I had 3 very miserable years professionally before coming to this job, so it felt good talking about it. Babies, retirements, supporting spouses in their journeys, even a day of perfect parking karma... it's all good!
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #53 on: March 18, 2011, 02:45:04 PM »
Come on Denny, even I do better than that!

Good on ya!  Between our jobs, 2 dogs and 3 cats, that's about the best we can do....
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #54 on: March 18, 2011, 02:46:25 PM »
Ron, the actual event was some time ago, and I am enjoying the lifestyle.  You should try it someday.

I hope to and I also hope I can do it in good health.  :)
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #55 on: March 18, 2011, 02:48:58 PM »
Ron, the actual event was some time ago, and I am enjoying the lifestyle.  You should try it someday.

 



Way to go, Jeff!  I just turned 59.  I figure only another 20 years or so til I retire!  ;)
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #56 on: March 18, 2011, 02:58:15 PM »
Ron, the actual event was some time ago, and I am enjoying the lifestyle.  You should try it someday.

 



Way to go, Jeff!  I just turned 59.  I figure only another 20 years or so til I retire!  ;)

Unfortunately at my current rate I think I'll be in Denny's camp unless I hit the powerball or something to that effect.  ;)
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #57 on: March 18, 2011, 03:04:32 PM »
Ron, the actual event was some time ago, and I am enjoying the lifestyle.  You should try it someday.

Way to go, Jeff!  I just turned 59.  I figure only another 20 years or so til I retire!  ;)

Unfortunately at my current rate I think I'll be in Denny's camp unless I hit the powerball or something to that effect.  ;)

Gonna hit 52 next month so hopefully only three more years
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #58 on: March 18, 2011, 05:20:36 PM »
I had some beers with some friends from my old place of work.  They were toasting my retirement, and wishing they were!

Congrats! I'm working towards mine but still have 23 years left... :( Quite honestly not in a hurry. :D What I've seen though is one needs to stay active and have interests. Otherwise the decline in very swift.

Hmmm what could keep a homebrewer busy..?
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #59 on: March 18, 2011, 06:57:35 PM »
Hmmm what could keep a homebrewer busy..?

More Beer!  ;)  ;D
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