FIRE Station Fun – New Year!

It’s been fun to have our family & friends out of school and work over the last week, but of course many will be back at the grind next Monday.   Not us – since early retiring last April, we’ve been on one long extended weekend.  It truly has been a complete lifestyle change! While…

Stepping Through The Holidays

I guess the day after Christmas is as good a time as any day of the year to hit one’s annual fitness goal.  Today marks the day that I’ve reached 4,000,000 steps since New Year’s Day. Health and fitness were one of 8 areas I outlined for focus following my retirement on April Fool’s Day.…

FIRE Station Fun – Christmas Shopping

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve.  As Jay Leno once said, for guys it is “The Official Start of the Christmas Shopping Season”.  It’s true that quite a few guys (and I’m sure gals too) leave a significant share of their Christmas shopping until the day before Christmas.  My brother and I used to make an annual…

FIRE Station Fun – Office Party

How does your office holiday party stack up?  Does your company do it up big, or is senior management preaching belt tightening and concerned about the optics.   I have to say that my last MegaCorp’s office party was a bit of an embarrassment.  In last year’s post on this topic, I compared our year…