On my original list of 150 things I wrote down to keep busy in early retirement, I had ‘watching new movies more often’ as a fun activity. I love movies – our whole family does – and we are certainly in a ‘golden age’ of big screen entertainment. Related: Early Retirement ‘Not Bored List’ Before retiring, I expected I would watch about 30 new movies … Continue reading Movie Musings
When I was working, the Friday after Labor Day was always one of my least favorites of the year. It was the first full Friday after ‘summer hours’ ended. Summer hours became a phenomenon back in the 1990s, and I always thought they were one of the best MegaCorp perks we ever got. The design was simple – work an hour longer Monday thru Thursday … Continue reading End Of Summer Bummer
A couple of years ago, I commented how wonderful social media is to stay in touch with people. Some worry they will become recluses in early retirement, but I’ve found the opposite is true. Social media is terrific at what it is designed to do – keep people connected. Related: 15 Positives About Social Media In FIRE Recently, I had a great experience ‘take me … Continue reading Social Media & My Old School
I always say that no matter how bored you might think that early retirement can get, it will never be as boring as a budget meeting. That said, it has never been boring for me in the three in a half hours that I’ve been goofing off. Yesterday is a perfect example. I researched/booked some travel tour tickets in the morning, my wife’s book club … Continue reading Always Busy, Never Boring
You’d have to work to be bored in early retirement – there are always interesting things to do. This summer we’ve gone on some great trips (Los Angeles & Michigan), attended a big outdoor music festival, served as event chairs for our Zoo’s summer fundraising bash, and spun our sports car through a couple of great driving events. In between the ‘big events’ it’s been … Continue reading Batter Up!
We just got back from a week of vacation in Los Angeles and it was a pretty hectic week. We went on some studio tours, visited a few museums, caught a ball game, and went to the new Star Wars area at Disneyland. We tend to try to plan a mid-day break into our traveling whenever we can, but the Los Angeles traffic did not … Continue reading Life Caught In Traffic
I’ve been a responsible adult for about 35 years, but I’ve enjoyed living a second childhood since we made our FIRE Escape in 2016. The pleasure of living in this ‘Kidulthood’ has become the key discovery of our lifestyle change. A few weeks ago, I shared my latest obsession with re-living the Apollo Mission history from my grade school days. Childish, maybe – but several … Continue reading Kidulting Again – LEGO Moon Landing