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I'm thinking about retiring


By o-din

10 months ago



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#351 9 months ago
Quoted from Buzz:

Kudos to you sir.

I ate shit five feet into that thing.

#352 9 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

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Too cool.

#353 9 months ago

Pinside won't turn the page, that's for sure. Wait for it.....

#354 9 months ago

Did anyone do the trapeze thing? I swung down on that thing and when I hit bottom my hands came off and I did a perfect belly flop face plant.

#355 9 months ago
Quoted from jhanley:

Did anyone do the trapeze thing?

Yes. It was a lot easier hanging onto a rope and letting go before you hit land than trying to stand up on a metal slide rushing with water.

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#356 9 months ago

That place wasn't exactly close to a hospital if I remember right.

#357 9 months ago
Quoted from jhanley:

That place wasn't exactly close to a hospital if I remember right.

All I remember is I passed out next to the lake by late afternoon and was awakened when my buddy threw a bucket of water on my head.

#358 9 months ago

It was the middle of the desert between Victorville and Barstow I believe and we would camp in tents. WTF were we thinking back then. You would think it was a joke if someone built that today

#359 9 months ago

I wish I would have took pictures of some of the crazy shit I did when I was younger.

#360 9 months ago
Quoted from Buzz:

It was the middle of the desert between Victorville and Barstow I believe and we would camp in tents. WTF were we thinking back then. You would think it was a joke if someone built that today

Probably from the same people that thought turning the Salton Sea into a resort was a good idea.

#361 9 months ago

There used to be a place called lost lake and we would take the tire off a pick up and run a rope on a rim with a wake board.

#362 9 months ago
Quoted from Buzz:

It was the middle of the desert between Victorville and Barstow I believe and we would camp in tents. WTF were we thinking back then. You would think it was a joke if someone built that today

They have a place called Lava Hot Springs in Idaho presently that's pretty dangerous. They have a 30 ft diving board and you can tube in the river right next to main street. People get hurt there all the time.

#363 9 months ago

One time to the salt & sea. All I remember was lots of dead fish and floating rocks. We had lunch and went home.

#364 9 months ago
Quoted from Buzz:

One time to the salt & sea. All I remember was lots of dead fish and floating rocks. We had lunch and went home.

They took me there once when I was a very small child. What a glorious day that was.

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#365 9 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

After being unceremoniously escorted out of Florida a few years ago (apparently their weed laws are a little more stricter than ours) he is now in Port Huron Michigan where he grew up and now has a thriving business. lol. I have been offered to go there and do some epic fishing with him or surf the lake. Not sure if that will be as fun, but he is a fun loving dude.

Port Huron, eh.... Where in the world is MrBally and his VW Beetle?????

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#366 9 months ago
Quoted from MrBally:

Port Huron, eh.... Where in the world is MrBally and his VW Beetle?????

Yeah, Port Huron. You know of that short musclebound surfer dude that made the papers surfing the lake when it was so freezing cold nobody else in their right mind would be out there? That would be him.

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#367 9 months ago

There's no limit on your earnings if you're 66 or older and want to work a full time or part time job while collecting your monthly Social Security checks so that's something to keep in mind when thinking about retiring.

#368 9 months ago

Looks like this whole retirement idea is going to be put on hold for a while. The boss is going to Greece with his family for a month starting next week and asked me to fill in and I agreed. Oh well, there's always next year.

#369 9 months ago

Time to clean up the extra stall and bring in a pin or two.

#370 9 months ago
Quoted from pinballkim:

Time to clean up the extra stall and bring in a pin or two.

The thought keeps crossing my mind and I keep asking, but just like the boss in this pic, I've learned to walk around it and ignore it.

On the plus side, since that crap started piling up, we no longer do oil changes. I've done enough of those to last two lifetimes.

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#371 9 months ago

I would comment on retirement,I've been retired for 7 yrs.now! It gives you the time to do more things you want to do!At all costs you have to stay active,physically in particular! If ,for instance,the next 10 yrs,all you do is walk to your car,store,walk back from your car. Then your body will only let you do that!! Go to a Gym on a regular basis,aqua aerobics is a fun example!! Good luck!!!!

#372 9 months ago
Quoted from hawkmoon:

I would comment on retirement,I've been retired for 7 yrs.now! It gives you the time to do more things you want to do!At all costs you have to stay active,physically in particular!

Yeah, I've never had a problem staying active. lol.

I do more physical activity when not at work, than when I'm here. What I'm kind of over is having a set schedule, as during periods of unemployment everyday was an adventure, and I didn't have to be at any set place at any given time, which in our nature is the way I believe it is the way it's supposed to be. I like to take off whenever I get the urge.

On the other hand, with the limited things there are for a free man to do now around here, and the people left out there to do them with, having a regular place to go isn't the worst thing. It's not like the 90s anymore, when a bunch of the people I went to high school with were hanging around ready to go party all the time. And sitting on a bar stool downtown for hours on end with people I don't know doesn't sound like much fun either.

#373 9 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

Yeah, I've never had a problem staying active. lol.
I do more physical activity when not at work, than when I'm here.

You should get a pedometer, see how many miles you log rambling in the back yard some drunken evening.

#374 9 months ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

You should get a pedometer, see how many miles you log rambling in the back yard some drunken evening.

I'd probably toss it away and trip over the thing and break my ankle.

#375 9 months ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

see how many miles you log rambling in the back yard some drunken evening.

Already did that.
Taped my old phone to the back of his head after the last *cough* “blackout” and much like the wildlife/nature trackers of today, am amazed at the distance the majestic and mighty O-Din can stagger in a single night; with only 1200 sq ft of backyard to do it in too...
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#376 9 months ago
Quoted from NimblePin:

Already did that.
Taped my old phone to the back of his head after the last *cough* “blackout” and much like the wildlife/nature trackers of today, am amazed at the distance the magestic and mighty O-Din can stagger in a single night; with only 1200 sq ft of backyard to do it in too...
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Damn dude , lol !
WTF were you looking for ?
Wait...and he went up 1 floor , lol?
How does that happen ? Is there a rooftop patio?

#377 9 months ago
Quoted from golfingdad1:

WTF were you looking for ?

The plans for his Noone Lagoon.

Quoted from golfingdad1:

Wait...and he went up 1 floor , lol?

My best guess is that it was the 1” back transition step of the back door porch. Just done 500 times or so.

#378 9 months ago
Quoted from NimblePin:

The plans for his Noone Lagoon.

#379 9 months ago
Quoted from golfingdad1:

Wait...and he went up 1 floor , lol?
How does that happen ? Is there a rooftop patio?

I figured that might have been a series of high kicks aimed at the screen door.

#380 9 months ago

Nah,
That kind of behavior is usually reserved for out-of-town guests that don’t know what an American “screen door” is.
High kicks are of course, only done when Hocus Pocus by Focus is blaring obnoxiously past midnight.

#381 9 months ago
Quoted from NimblePin:

Nah,
That kind of behavior is usually reserved for out-of-town guests that don’t know what an American “screen door” is.
High kicks are of course, only done when Hocus Pocus by Focus is blaring obnoxiously past midnight.

Ya , I hear the the screen doors down "there " open backwards.

#382 9 months ago
Quoted from golfingdad1:

Ya , I hear the the screen doors down "there " open backwards.

Nope, even worse.
They don’t have them, like, at ALL.
Don’t know about Australia but in NZ they have a different window design which swings outward on the bottom so the screen would get in the way if you wanted to open the window.
If and when I ever want to make a grip of $$$ in NZ and live the swish life, I’d open a legit Mexican place ala El Farolito and a screen door company that specializes in retrofitting NZ windows and doors.
Oh, and also plant some lime trees. lol

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