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08-15-2013 08:20 PM

My wife pointed out that I have clearly burned out on my job. My parents told me the same. I pointed out to my dad that when I grow up I want to be a:

Hydroponic vegetable farming-fine furniture making-photographer.

So what do you want to be when you grow up?


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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 08-15-2013 08:37 PM

Old and healthy!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#2 posted 08-15-2013 08:42 PM

When I was 17 I wanted to be a farmer, but found out what a weekend off was.
when I was 23 I wanted to be a contractor/woodworker. Did that.
when I was 40 I wanted to be a network engineer. Doing that.
now I agree with joe

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 08-15-2013 09:22 PM

Rich!

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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Don W

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#4 posted 08-15-2013 09:24 PM

just rich, not handsome?

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#5 posted 08-15-2013 09:48 PM

Grow up? What is this of which you speak?

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#6 posted 08-15-2013 09:53 PM

I’m not sure Jay. But when I get there, that is what I want to be doing.

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#7 posted 08-15-2013 10:37 PM

I refuse to grow up….
Unfortunately, I have no real control over growing old!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#8 posted 08-15-2013 11:34 PM

I’m 37 and I’m still trying to figure that one out…

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#9 posted 08-16-2013 12:14 AM

I quit growing up. Now I just grow out

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#10 posted 08-16-2013 12:23 AM

To make sure I’m not in the morning paper!

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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#11 posted 08-16-2013 02:51 PM

I’m 68 and still growing older but I refuse to grow up!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#12 posted 08-16-2013 03:08 PM

I just wish that my 70 year old body was a good as my 40 year old mind.
I’m actually trying to grow “down” not up.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#13 posted 08-17-2013 02:17 AM

My wife tells me, I act like I’m 13. So, I guess I have time to think about it still. Some of the jobs I have thought about are,Butterfly Rancher, miniature horse shoer, miniature horse jockey ( I maybe to big for that already…6’4” & 235…I’m big for 13 ;)), Sail Fish rustler and tournament Ants in Your Pants player.

-- Fumbling and Bumbling Woodworking Todd

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#14 posted 08-17-2013 02:42 AM

When I grow up I want to be a stay at home husband/woodworker, sometimes assistant for my wife(audiologist). I have told her of my plan to retire from the fire department in less than 10 years. I have high hopes that her practice will be doing so well that I can do these things.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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LeeinEdmonton

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#15 posted 08-17-2013 04:17 AM

Heck…I’m 82 & not biting my nails because of a shortage of learning new things. I’m satisfied to still remember what I have previously learned. I decided I was a “senior” when I noticed that more than 50% of the people in the obituary columns were younger than me. And just think….I have been paying income taxes for 64 yrs.

Lee

-- Lee

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