Aaaand... retired.

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  1. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    All alone in the office on my last day of work ever - coworkers took an extra day for the holidays and the boss was on travel. Some asshole sent me about 30 minutes worth of work, otherwise I sat and waited for my exit interview and debrief. Walked around the building a bit collecting hugs and handshakes. It felt just plain weird that I was never going to be in the building again nor see any of the people again. Mostly I felt fairly calm. But after hugging the devine Karen and parting ways forever, I sat there alone and sobbed a little. Turned in my badge and gun - er, parking tag, at the guard shack and had one last annoying commute. I've been dying for this moment for years! Right now it just feels weird.

    I'm told it will take a while to sink in. Right now it's just Friday>>>Weekend. Then it'll be Christmas vacation for a week. Then I think I'm going to start feeling like I should be doing something.

    Here's the poster my fellow graphic artist did for me. The theme is that I've done everyone else's retirement posters, so here I am doing my own! It's perfect!

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  2. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Oh, my wife doesn't retire until next Tuesday, when the photon torpedoes come in. So I get to stay in bed and gloat a couple of times while she goes off to work. Unless she throws snow on me like she said she would.
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  3. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    Wow! Congrats, man! You sure earned it!
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    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Volpone Zombie Hunter

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    I'm happy to hear you didn't wind up paired up with some wild young loose cannon graphic designer who is brilliant but possibly suicidal and stumble on a heroin smuggling operation.
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  6. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Congratulations @Forbin, you're still pretty young, and have a lot ahead of you. You're saying goodbye to another stage in life, and starting a new one. The best thing you can do for yourself is to stay active and keep yourself busy. I've seen too many people retire and let themselves go, get lazy, and it didn't work out well them. Enjoy your new journey and make it as best as possible.
  7. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    I second this. I see two types of retirees. Those who keep moving and those who die.

    You don't have to kill yourself, you are retired. But, do as much physical activity as you can. I'm not worried about the mental side with you because of your hobbies. That will help keep you sharp.

    My grandfather retired from the cotton mill, sat down in his recliner, and died. In in his mind, he had nothing to do and he no longer served a purpose.

    My dad retired and while he does what physical stuff he can, he's let his brain rot by watching nothing but old westerns all day. He doesn't read and stay on top of things like he used to do. I can tell a very real difference in his mental sharpness between today and just four years ago when he retired.
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  8. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    I HATE when that happens! :shakefist:
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    good points! Just to cover all his bases Forbin should try to get a part-time job at a cotton mill. :yes:
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  10. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Yeah, the wife is going to force me to at least take a good long walk every day. A friend at work warned me also, that his Filipino father-in-law retired, never got any exercise, and developed a heart condition that keeps him from flying, so they never see him.

    However, I WILL be watching old westerns - I got the complete Rawhide, Have Gun Will Travel, Branded, and Wanted Dead or Alive on DVD. Plus about a million other old shows to watch during lunch every day.

    Plus I have (literally) 3000 models to build in my stockpile, and the likelihood that I'll only get about 300 or so built in the next 20 years.

    Here's about 90% of the stash (the "ready" part not in the attic or in storage):
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  11. Zombie

    Zombie dead and loving it

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    Forbin it's time......

    www.YouTube.com

    Channel: Forbin's Models

    You obviously already have the equipment on the model side. You know how to use computers.

    Now you just need a camera, microphone, and a green screen.

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  12. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    yes! Your channel would be at times like literally watching paint/glue dry. Throw in yard deer and the occasional bear and it's family entertainment of the highest quality!
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Congratulations, Forbin! You made it out alive!
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    Zombie dead and loving it

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    He's still in New Jersey!

    The state may outlaw making it out alive.

    CARROUSEL!
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  15. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Oh, way too much work.
    The website I have is enough:
    http://www.inpayne.com/models/models.html
    Plus I hate doing video. I'm more of a still image guy.
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    TheBurgerKing The Monarch of Flavor

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    Looks like enough to practice with to perfect your skill.
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    whoa! I never checked out your actual model website (seeing actual pics on a steady basis via wordforge) but it's great! The German WWII jets are probably my favorite category.
    I would say "that war ended way too soon!" but that might not set too well. :blush: But they were really going gangbusters on jet technology towards the end.
  18. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    In reality they only had two in service (Me-262 fighter and Ar-234 bomber) one more in production that didn't make it into combat (He-162 fighter), and a couple more that would have been ready to be fielded by '46 (Me-1101, Fw Ta-183). Maybe a couple more that would have been ready later. The rest are pipe dreams and sketches that model companies fleshed out.
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    Nova livin on the edge of the ledge Writer

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    I look forward to the creativity all this extra time unleashes.
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    Shirogayne Trolling No Jutsu Formerly Important

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    Time to Konmari the shit outta that :lol:

    But naw, I'm glad for ya! :cool:
  21. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Ha! That's as decluttered as it's gonna get! :lol: Heck, I've got it all organized by category.

    So, my first Sunday night that I don't have to worry about what my squirrely boss is going to throw at me in the morning, and... I still feel like I should be worrying what my squirrely boss is going to be throwing at me in the morning.
    This is gonna take some getting used to.
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  22. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    Just give it a little time and it'll start feeling normal- and really damn good.
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  23. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    You should go in, and act like you have no idea that you're retired and are still working there.
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  24. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    That kinda defeats the purpose of retiring, doesn't it? :unsure:
    Also little things like my badge is disabled and I can't get thru the front gate.
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    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Just call up your now-former boss and say "Neener neener neener!"
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    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Tell them you missed everyone and wanted a group hug.
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    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Oh, btw, you're going to have to explain the significance of the Frosted Flakes . . . :chris:
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  28. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Breakfast. I can either spend $6 a day on a small plate of bacon and eggs in the caf, or bring a box of cereal. So I've been having Frosted Flakes every morning for, like, forever. I may never have another bowl in my life, so it's interesting that he showed the box in the garbage! :lol:
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  29. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Aaaand my wife retired today. Now we see if we can stand each other 24/7 forever. :lol:
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    TheBurgerKing The Monarch of Flavor

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    Just hide in your model cave during work hours and you won't catch a frying pan with your face.:ramen: