Monday, June 18, 2012

Where To Retire???

Some of you are reaching that time in your life that you are contemplating retirement. Others of you have starting savings accounts and investing for your future retirement years. But were to retire?

No worry, Peeps. After extended research (and copying and pasting an email), I have come up with some sites for you to consider. You’re welcome!

You can retire to Phoenix, Arizona where...
1. You are willing to park 3 blocks away because you found shade.
2. You've experienced condensation on your butt from the hot water in the toilet bowl.
3. You can drive for 4 hours in one direction and never leave town.
4. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food.
5. You know that "dry heat" is comparable to what hits you in the face when you open your oven door.
6. The 4 seasons are tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!


You can retire to California where...
1. You make over $250,000 and you still can't afford to buy a house.
2. The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.
3. You know how to eat an artichoke.
4. You drive your rented Mercedes to your neighborhood block party.
5. When someone asks you how far something is, you tell them how long it will take to get there rather than how many miles away it is.
6. The 4 seasons are Fire, Flood, Mud, and Drought.


You can retire to New York City where...
1. You say "the city" and expect everyone to know you mean Manhattan.
2. You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus Circle to Battery Park, but can't find Wisconsin on a map.
3. You think Central Park is "nature."
4. You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multi-lingual.
5. You've worn out a car horn. (Ed. Note: if you have a car).
6. You think eye contact is an act of aggression.


You can retire to Minnesota where...
1. You only have four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup, and Tabasco.
2. Halloween costumes fit over parkas.
3. You have more than one recipe for casserole. (another Ed. Note: it is called "hot dish")
4. Sexy lingerie is anything flannel with less than eight buttons.
5. The four seasons are winter, still winter, almost winter, and construction.


You can retire to the Deep South where...
1. You can rent a movie and buy bait in the same store.
2. "Y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural.
3. "He needed killin'" is a valid defense.
4. Everyone has 2 first names: Billy Bob, Jimmy Bob, Mary Ellen, Betty Jean, Linda Beth, etc.
5. Everything is either "in yonder," "over yonder" or "out yonder." It's important to know the difference, too.


You can retire to Colorado where...
1. You carry your $3,000 mountain bike atop your $500 car.
2. You tell your husband to pick up Granola on his way home and he stops at the day care center.
3. A pass does not involve a football or dating.
4. The top of your head is bald, but you still have a pony tail.


You can retire to the central Midwest where...
1. You've never met any celebrities, but the mayor knows your name.
2. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.
3. You have had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" on the same day.
4. You end sentences with a preposition: "Where's my coat at?"
5. When asked how your trip was to any exotic place, you say, "It was different!"



You can retire to Florida where...
1. You eat dinner at 3:15 in the afternoon.
2. All purchases include a coupon of some kind -- even houses and cars.
3. Everyone can recommend an excellent dermatologist.
4. Road construction never ends anywhere in the state.
5. Cars in front of you often appear to be driven by headless people.

Now! Where’s it gonna be?


Suz said...

I'm gonna miss the Midwest.

lotta joy said...

Livin in southern Indiana, we figgered we were 'deep south' AND 'midwest'. It seemed all the same to us'ns.

Since moving to Florida, I've given the finger to many driver-less cars as they slowly roll into my lane

Not So Simply Single said...


No way...

I will just fuck to death, die and get it over with...

Janie Junebug said...

I'm already in Florida. I guess I can say I'm retired instead of admitting I'm unemployed. However, I do not eat at 3:15 unless it's a.m. and I wake up jonesing for milk and a cookie.


Coffeypot said...

Suz, I like the Midwest, too. Especially the people.

LJ, You call FL 'God's Waiting Room.'

NSSS, I can think of worse ways to die...but that way you go out with a smile on your face.

Janie, I eat at that time of the morning, too. I go to bed between two and three.

Rita said...

Last two for me. Florida in the winter, Indiana spring through fall.

Momma Fargo said...

Retire? What's that?