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so... a special dinner?

HolySmokesHolySmokes Posts: 446
edited 3:38AM in EggHead Forum
Had an occasion to make a very special dinner last night.[p]
started by getting a 4# local wild steelhead (sorry, didn't catch it myself, but fresh), and cut only the best 3 steaks out of it...[p]
then adding 2 - 16ounce prime ribeye 1"+ thick steaks,[p]and doing the egg sear/rest/warm thing...
to perfection...[p]CIMG1205a.JPG[p]which was about as good as I've ever had, in or going out...[p]and then, to top it off, I added[p]CIMG1203a.JPG[p]a 1964 Reserva Barolo... which turned out to be the perfect compliment to prime steaks and very select fish.[p]I have, honestly, never experienced as good a home-cooked meal or enjoyed a 'surf&turf' combination as much as I did this.[p][p]SO.... what the heck makes it worth all that???[p]
how about (drum roll please) my own retirement after 31.5 years at the same company.[p]
:) :) :)
be well, do good, best luck, ... dang! ...
HolySmokes![p]

Comments

  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    HolySmokes,
    Congrats man! Happy retirement! -RP

  • AZRP,
    tnx, Randy.
    it's been a long haul, but it was harder to leave than it has been to stick around :)
    HS

  • HolySmokes,
    Congrats on your retirement... very special occasion indeed! Gives me something to look forward to 30 years from today ;=)

  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    HolySmokes,
    I'm at 39 years at the same company and I'm doing the semi retired thing. Staying away as much as possible, then clamping down when they screw up. -RP

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    AZRP,
    that's a great meal, and not just because of the food and wine![p]congrats.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • stike,[p]thanks. it was quite special. and I'd had one out with friends, but this was better :)[p]HS
  • AZRP,[p]I did 31.5 and said, damn, that's enough full-time.[p]I'll probably go back as a consultant, but not as an employee, not 8 hrs a day, and not for what they used to pay :)[p]HS

  • Pharmeggist,[p]geez, I hope it's not that long.[p]it was 26-57 for me, and I never thought it would be.[p]HS

  • HolySmokes,
    I am impressed someone can retire at 57 years young ;=) You da man! Seriously, looking at 2 children under 3 and a 30 year home mortgage. I hope to retire when I am 65.
    ~Pharmeggist

  • Pharmeggist,[p]ok, how about with 4 children 15 and under!
    but... I've been saving for their college funds for years,
    and my wife just went back to work, and I paid off the mortgage early, so it's my turn now.[p]It's not going to be easy, and I expect I'll do some work consulting, but not full time anymore, thanks
    (unless someone offers a really sweet deal). [p]I've got other priorities for awhile. Like, ME :)[p]keep your eye on the prize!
    HS

  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    HolySmokes,
    A big congratulations on your retirement. Give yourself some time to enjoy it before consulting if you can.[p]
    Cheers,
    Bordello[p]

  • HolySmokes,[p]What a great occasion to cook such a fine meal and to celebrate with. That's a fine meal, indeed! I'm just curious about the Nebiolo...[p]Have you had it in your cellar for over 40+ years, and thus targeted for such a special occasion?[p]Do you keep fine wine like that all the time?[p]and last...why didn't I get invited?[p]Congratulations on your retirement. It ain't a bad life.[p]
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    HolySmokes,
    Congrats on achieving such a wonderful goal. It sounds like this was a well concieved idea years ago...I just love it when a good plan comes together!Haha.
    Have you been saving the 1964 Reserva Barolo or was it celebration purchase?

  • HolySmokes, 32-53 here. And that was a long while ago. Time goes fast!

  • Big'un,
    thanks.[p]The Barolo has been in my celler since 1976 when I bought it.
    The only other occasion I could think of to use it for was a golden anniversary, and I'd have to be 93 to see that one :)[p]HS

  • DynaGreaseball,[p]:) didn't know you wanted to come.[p]yep, I kept is for the 30 yrs I've had it, and no, there's no more... that is the last one. Boy that next one is gonna cost a bundle![p]HS
  • HolySmokes,[p]Congrats on your retirement! 31+ years at the same company! wow. Seems it does not work that way for my generation. My tenures are 6 mo, 6 years, and now 3.5 years. Lets see, that means I only have 31 more years to retirement! At least my BGE will still be under warranty!

  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    HolySmokes,
    Great Choice!!

  • HolySmokes! Great finish bro. What an awesome present to yourself and your family. Congrats on your retirement. I hope you have a long happy one with lots and lots of peppers! Best, Scott

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