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by reggiesimpson
Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 931
Views: 146364

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Apocalypto I felt ok for the first 10 minutes then Mel Gibsons movie reminded me of the underlying depravity of Homo Sapiens. Interesting. I just watched this as well, for the first time since it came out. Some of it I had forgotten about, specifically the human sacrifices. It's a decent film and G...
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to learn tennis for adult
Replies: 29
Views: 1880

Re: Best way to learn tennis for adult

Hello all, I turned 29 this year and in the last 8 months moved myself from couch potato to someone who can jog 5 miles/ bike 20 miles 10mph with out feeling like exhausted/gasping for breath. I decided to pick some sport to keep this health consciousness, fitness level and am thinking to get into ...
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 931
Views: 146364

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Apocalypto

I felt ok for the first 10 minutes then Mel Gibsons movie reminded me of the underlying depravity of Homo Sapiens.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Retirement and Proximity to "Teaching Hospitals"
Replies: 44
Views: 4214

Re: Retirement and Proximity to "Teaching Hospitals"

As an old guy I just had the experience of sampling both hospital types for the same condition. The Teaching Hospital won hands down. With that said you must always be your own best health advocate so continue to be wary.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Perpetual Travelling
Replies: 73
Views: 9744

Re: Perpetual Travelling

Check out Audre and Dimitris traveling love affair. Very detailed and extensive coverage of their world travels (incl the U.S.A) over decades.
by reggiesimpson
Fri May 29, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I found a new coffee.
Replies: 86
Views: 9416

Re: I found a new coffee.

Stayed at West Point recently. They served Lavazza coffee. Excellent.
by reggiesimpson
Fri May 29, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning a wedding in Long Island NY
Replies: 14
Views: 1340

Re: Planning a wedding in Long Island NY

One of the many vineyards.
by reggiesimpson
Fri May 29, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Once in a life time trip.
Replies: 121
Views: 7256

Re: Once in a life time trip.

Wherever the thrill rides are the wildest!
by reggiesimpson
Fri May 29, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to do in Raleigh
Replies: 18
Views: 1597

Re: What to do in Raleigh

Check out to see if there is a Raleigh auto auction. I had the opportunity to drive a 1966 SS Super Sport.
Hey you never know?
by reggiesimpson
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Where's] a Family to Live in New York?
Replies: 22
Views: 3062

Re: [Where's] a Family to Live in New York?

All good advice above. You may want to check out city data to supplement.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Retirement - Surprises, Solutions
Replies: 30
Views: 4160

Re: Retirement - Surprises, Solutions

One of the happiest days of my life was the day I retired 5 years ago. The only surprise I had was how easily I slid into such a relaxing life after working like mad since I was 16 (more likely its because of it). As a number of folks have said in the past "it was time".You will get some g...
by reggiesimpson
Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Foreign film night recommendations.
Replies: 124
Views: 6746

Re: Foreign film night recommendations.

The Cuckoo.
Unique in that the three main characters speak three different languages. The foibles of such miscommunication make for a fascinating interplay of humanness. Fortunately the subtitles keep you tuned in.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to interact with medical establishment
Replies: 48
Views: 3170

Re: How to interact with medical establishment

On further thought maybe the nurse didn't get the raise she wanted and she is sabotaging the practice? Yes it does happen. Either way you need to move on.
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by reggiesimpson
Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Maintenance free landscaping a front yard
Replies: 37
Views: 2861

Re: Maintenance free landscaping a front yard

All great advice above. Further, Japanese Zen Garden and if you must have plants try drip irrigation.
by reggiesimpson
Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Downsize, Reduce, Simplify.
Replies: 72
Views: 10211

Re: Downsize, Reduce, Simplify.

Based on your description I would say "liberated and more at ease". Go for it and don't look back.
by reggiesimpson
Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to interact with medical establishment
Replies: 48
Views: 3170

Re: How to interact with medical establishment

Never ever had a problem like this and I am 67. Find another Doc and transfer your file. I see no need for a concierge facility.
by reggiesimpson
Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 931
Views: 146364

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Just caught "Millers Crossing" again. Forgot how good it was. The best of the Coen brothers and by far one of the best gangster movies ever. Excellent one liners, the killer says to Tom "how'd you get that fat lip?.....(response) its old but it flares up around morons"
by reggiesimpson
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 812
Views: 135481

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Brother Iron
Sister Steel
by Dave Draper (The Blond Bomber).
by reggiesimpson
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What was your financial situation before having first child?
Replies: 34
Views: 2982

Re: What was your financial situation before having first ch

It was improving in leaps and bounds because I worked 7 days a week so I wouldn't have the stress of not having enough money to pay all the bills associated with having and raising children.
Sounds to me like you will be fine.
by reggiesimpson
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Approaching 50...What to expect?
Replies: 108
Views: 11194

Re: Approaching 50...What to expect?

Your testosterone levels are dropping (aka andropause). This is perfectly normal so don't be alarmed and do something radical about it. It can actually be liberating in many ways...............you will see for yourself!
by reggiesimpson
Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you drive, and why?
Replies: 249
Views: 25995

Re: What do you drive, and why?

2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid ( ave 500 miles a week). Why?....... It gets me from A to B safely and cheaply.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone regret paying off mortgage early?
Replies: 318
Views: 41170

Re: Anyone regret paying off mortgage early?

Paid cash for every house i ever owned (3). Best decision i ever made.
I hate bills......especially big ones.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Time for me to buy a condo?
Replies: 15
Views: 1200

Re: Time for me to buy a condo?

Why buy when you can rent.......anything.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Downsize, Reduce, Simplify.
Replies: 72
Views: 10211

Re: Downsize, Reduce, Simplify.

Heading into this transition as we speak. We are renting before downsizing and selling our home so we can sample another type of living first.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 931
Views: 146364

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

American Sniper. One terrific movie. Chris Kyle is a certified American hero who saved countless American lives. Yes, you mean of course the character depicted in the movie, right? That movie character is certainly presented as a "certified American hero". You should read the book by the ...
by reggiesimpson
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I'm thinking about making very large 529 contributions ASAP
Replies: 76
Views: 6632

Re: I'm thinking about making very large 529 contributions A

I did when i initially opened them up for my children. Glad i did as my daughter has decided to go back and get another degree (pays more).
by reggiesimpson
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 931
Views: 146364

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

American Sniper. One terrific movie.
Chris Kyle is a certified American hero who saved countless American lives.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 7 nights- Scotland or Ireland?
Replies: 31
Views: 2145

Re: 7 nights- Scotland or Ireland?

Thats easy.
Ireland of course.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Time for a new dentist?
Replies: 38
Views: 4440

Re: Time for a new dentist?

Get your teeth cleaned at a Dental Hygiene school. They do a very thorough job and all work is checked by licensed dentists. Very reasonable cost. Further, check out dental universities in your area for further dental work.
by reggiesimpson
Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Selling older car vs. keeping it for low level use
Replies: 53
Views: 6256

Re: Selling older car vs. keeping it for low level use

Keep it. I am doing the same thing with a 4 wheel drive Nissan (80,000) in case of snow and the occasional Home Depot run. Drive it around the block once or twice a week and it should be fine. Also, you may as well drop the comprehensive and collision.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you drive, and why?
Replies: 249
Views: 25995

Re: What do you drive, and why?

Bought a Toyota Camry Hybrid (2014) last June. Gets about 43 mpg hwy. Put 12500 miles on it to date. I love driving it.
by reggiesimpson
Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car shuts off while driving - death, dealers, & liability
Replies: 47
Views: 5518

Re: Car shuts off while driving - death, dealers, & liabilit

Had a Benz a few years back that shut off while in cruise control on a major freeway doing 65 (twice). Freaked me out completely as it could have easily led to a rear ending fatality. I brought it back to the dealer (still under warranty) who had their ace mechanic from Germany examine the car. He c...
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling a car privately
Replies: 23
Views: 3042

Re: Selling a car privately

Sold 3 cars in the last 12 months. One for $500 cash, next for $1500 cash and the third for $32,000. That took place at the bank where we both had accounts. The transfer went very smooth.
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What would you have done differently when retiring?
Replies: 116
Views: 13681

Re: What would you have done differently when retiring?

I retired at 62 (now 67). I have no regrets at all and i would not have done anything differently than i have. If you have reached your number then so be it. If you are sick of work then stop. Your every minute does not have to be filled with "meaningful" activities. Not working has its o...
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engaged - marriage penalty & other practical concerns
Replies: 50
Views: 4354

Re: Engaged - marriage penalty & other practical concerns

All good advice above but i get the impression that you can take or leave marriage? With that said my neighbor, the divorce lawyer, just told my 27 yr old son........"dont get married".
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What would you have done differently when retiring?
Replies: 116
Views: 13681

Re: What would you have done differently when retiring?

I retired at 62 (now 67). I have no regrets at all and i would not have done anything differently than i have. If you have reached your number then so be it. If you are sick of work then stop. Your every minute does not have to be filled with "meaningful" activities. Not working has its ow...
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What did you enjoy spending money on this year?
Replies: 92
Views: 6597

Re: What did you enjoy spending money on this year?

Rented a condo before buying......................glad we rented!
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 931
Views: 146364

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Strangers When We Meet.
Kim Novak...............hot, hot, hot!
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 812
Views: 135481

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman by Bruce Robinson.
I have never laughed out loud so much while reading a book. Hilarious. The N.Y. Times Book Review gave it 3 pages.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you define "being rich"?
Replies: 127
Views: 10115

Re: How do you define "being rich"?

When i got 100 on an exam at school i felt great. Feeling that way all the time now is how i define being"rich".
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gift to Yourself
Replies: 37
Views: 5431

Re: Gift to Yourself

Aurora by iWinks. A lucid dream machine.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 812
Views: 135481

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Ripped by Clarence Bass (for the third time).
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you travel with friends?
Replies: 53
Views: 5714

Re: Do you travel with friends?

Yes, on occasion. The gals hang out together and so do the guys.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 931
Views: 146364

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Apocalypto.
The depiction of the decline of the Mayan civilization, prior to the arrival of the Spanish, is demonstrated in exquisite detail thats guaranteed to turn ones stomach.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Documentaries to recommend?
Replies: 138
Views: 17440

Re: Documentaries to recommend?

The Fog of War
by reggiesimpson
Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward to?
Replies: 237
Views: 21383

Re: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward

For the guys.
That pesky little hormone testosterone begins to abate. Dont fight it. Go with the flow. Work with mother nature not against her.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 88
Views: 7828

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

Fried green tomatoes...Deans in Cary N.C.

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