AARP - Requesting Membership from Me. . . AGAIN! - page 3

O. K. I honestly don't think of myself as a candidate for AARP. To my eyes, AARP is only for people well into their 90s. But alas, I guess I meet their minimal age criteria: over 50. They've sent... Read More

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    tntrn - Going to Italy for us has been a dream of sorts for a few years. Around that time, we were asked to go to Italy with some friends who rented a house there. All we had to pay for was the air-fare to Italy and back. Unfortunately we couldn't go because of work schedules, and (quite frankly) my mother was in the middle of her first 6-month course of treatments for her cancer. Going to Italy NEXT YEAR may be a goal for us, but there are a whole lot of unknowns, in particular, my mother's health, that would be reason enough to postpone that trip. Still, we plan. We have to plan, at least financially. We're both working overtime, a little here and a little there, and saving that extra money for "The Trip". Amy and I love to travel and Italy is on Amy's wish list for her Birthday. We hope to be going with the couple that invited us to go with them 3+ years ago. Without a doubt, though, those very important "unknowns" could keep us in the States for another year or so. It's good to read that your father is "holding his own and generally feeling o.k.". Will hold him, you and family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Well. . . here's to vacations, dreaming of future travel plans and parents. . . .

    Peace, tntrn.
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    Did not join the AARP because they supported the PPACA in which 500 BILLION dollars is about to be gutted from Medicare. Not a PEEP out of the AARP about this matter, only their support. Can't for the life of me wrap my mind around this???? When they send me their trial memberships cards, I cut them in half (as Senator McCain suggested in his now famous YouTube video about the AARP) and send it back to them in their prepaid postage envelope. Come to think of it, haven't received any offers from them in awhile. Wonder why????!!!!

    Anyhooooo, on a much more positive note, I hope you and Amy get to realize your dream of a wonderful vacation in Italy.

    Here are some pictures from Italy. Looks like a fantastic place to visit!


    Last edit by VickyRN on Apr 15, '12
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    LOVELY PICS of Italy, VickyRN!! By the way, isn't the Eiffel Tower located in France?? LOL!
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    That it is, Ted! France isn't that far from Italy - why not make a slight detour to see La Tour Eiffel?
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    Sounds like a wonderful plan, VickyRN! If possible, it would be mighty cool to visit as much as Europe as time and finances would allow. Lots to think about . . . lots to plan. . . LOTS AND LOTS of money to save! LOL!
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    I enjoy my AARP discounts. Movies, hotels, restaurants, etc.
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    know the symptoms.....please read!

    thank goodness there's a name for this disorder.
    somehow i feel better even though i have it!!

    recently, i was diagnosed with a.a.a.d.d. -
    age activated attention deficit disorder.

    this is how it manifests:

    i decide to water my garden.
    as i turn on the hose in the driveway,

    i look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

    as i start toward the garage,
    i notice mail on the porch table that
    i brought up from the mail box earlier.

    i decide to go through the mail before i wash the car.

    i lay my car keys on the table,

    put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table,
    and notice that the can is full.

    so, i decide to put the bills back
    on the table and take out the garbage first.

    but then i think,
    since i'm going to be near the mailbox
    when i take out the garbage anyway,
    i may as well pay the bills first.

    i take my check book off the table,
    and see that there is only one check left.
    my extra checks are in my desk in the study,
    so i go inside the house to my desk where
    i find the can of pepsi i'd been drinking.

    i'm going to look for my checks,
    but first i need to push the pepsi aside
    so that i don't accidentally knock it over.

    the pepsi is getting warm,
    and i decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

    as i head toward the kitchen with the pepsi,
    a vase of flowers on the counter
    catches my eye--they need water.

    i put the pepsi on the counter and
    discover my reading glasses that
    i've been searching for all morning.
    i decide i better put them back on my desk,
    but first i'm going to water the flowers.

    i set the glasses back down on the counter,
    fill a container with water and suddenly spot the tv remote.
    someone left it on the kitchen table.

    i realize that tonight when we go to watch tv,
    i'll be looking for the remote,
    but i won't remember that it's on the kitchen table,
    so i decide to put it back in the den where it belongs,
    but first i'll water the flowers.

    i pour some water in the flowers,
    but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

    so, i set the remote back on the table,
    get some towels and wipe up the spill.

    then, i head down the hall trying to
    remember what i was planning to do.

    at the end of the day:
    the car isn't washed
    the bills aren't paid
    there is a warm can of pepsi sitting on the counter
    the flowers don't have enough water,
    there is still only 1 check in my check book,
    i can't find the remote,
    i can't find my glasses,
    and i don't remember what i did with the car keys.

    then, when i try to figure out why nothing got done today,
    i'm really baffled because i know i was busy all day,
    and i'm really tired.

    i realize this is a serious problem,
    and i'll try to get some help for it,
    but first i'll check my e-mail....
    ted, just in case you missed this. i think this is why aarp sends out so many things. if you have aaadd you understand multiple attempts to connect.

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    Sounds like one of my typical days!!!
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    aknottedyarn - I just read your post (#26)! Very funny. . . . and kind of true. . . . LOL!
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    sorry ted, i just found this thread tonight and still can't help you.
    when ed turned 50, one of the first milestones (according to him) was the aarp advantage.:icon_roll
    i mean, this dude got seriously excited about joining aarp.
    i wanted nothing to do with it, so i tune him out whenever he boasts of some type of (minimal) discount.
    i honestly believe you can find discounts on your own, if you choose to take the time and research.

    perhaps amy and ed should celebrate together, by shopping at xyz store...
    where tues mornings, seniors get 10% off.

    what is it with some people?
    (italy sounds heavenly.)


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