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Pat Thomasson
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+Jordan Read have an awesome birthday!
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Thank you!!
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Proud of my daughter and her teammates at SECs. War Eagle. 
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Phenomenal race report by my friend Tyler Pake (1:19 half marathon wow!). 
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Gdrive document with thoughts on show topics. Hope this is helpful.
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Gotcha. I was asking because most of those topics have been discussed in MMM blog posts. Definitely worth going over in the show, but just wanted to know if you wanted to get pointed in that direction, and get a head start. :-)
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Love the Indigo Hotel in Santa Barbara. My place when in town. 
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Hi. My name is Pat Thomasson. Glad to be here. I am well past the "early" (as in Financially Independent Retired Early) point in my career and have unfortunately made many of the mistakes we will discuss in this community. But over the last 13 years I have worked to reverse that trend and eliminate debt and get my savings rate up; still not where it needs to be but I'm excited about progress made and looking for ideas and motivation to keep going. At least now I have a point at which I know I could leave my job and do whatever work I feel like doing, but I'd like to make that date earlier if possible. I work for +Raytheon in Operations and have a degree in Mechanical Engineering from +Texas A&M University . My hobbies include running, tech, blogging and learning (currently javascript and German). Cheers! Shameless blog plug: www.patthomasson.wordpress.com
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Hi +Justin McCurry thanks for sharing your life in the hangout yesterday. I watched the recording. Sounds like you and I have similar interests (except I am a lot older and still working for someone else to pay the bills). Really glad to connect with this group and some like minded people.
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If you are interested in a practical lifestyle approach to achieving financial independence, this community gives practical advice from those who have done it.
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And those who are in the process...like me :-)
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Warum willst du Deutsch lernen?
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Sory, Herr pat
schreibe ich seine anworten zu spät ...
Ich bin Elektrieker,aber halp zeit gehe ich zu Deutsch korz lerne.
Abenten gehe ich zur arbeite...

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Recovering from ankle tendinitis. Beautiful day for a bike ride. Lots of people out running, riding, walking or fishing at the reservoir. Beautiful pre-Spring day.
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Ich glaube, das gibt es nicht auf Englisch. We use it often if we use "aber" (but) in the meaning of "nevertheless"   when we go on to emphasize the contrast.
" Er ist zwar klein, aber sehr stark."  "Es schneit zwar, aber er geht (trotzdem) schwimmen."

There may be some kilometers between our towns,  but here it was exactly the same.
= Although there are some kilometers between us, it was here exactly the same.
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Continuous Improvement Leader
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Operations Leadership, CMMI for Services, Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering
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  • Raytheon
    Manager, 2001 - present
    2013 - Current - Capability Model Maturity Integration Lead (CMMI for Services) 2012 - 2013 Continuous Improvement Team Lead (Industrial Engineering, Six Sigma, Training) 2010 - 2012 Project Manager - Manufacturing Transition and Consolidation 2005 - 2010 Manufacturing Engineering Manager 2003 - 2005 Six Sigma Project Lead 2001 - 2003 Manufacturing Engineer
  • US Air Force, Applied Materials, Xetel
    Various, 1989 - 2001
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Ambivert. Intrapreneur. Runner. Lerner. Aficionado of socks. Amateur coder and German speaker. Manager @Raytheon. Views expressed here are my own.
Introduction
Work for Raytheon in Forest, MS and live near Ross Barnett Reservoir.  Grew up in Athens, GA where I went to Clarke Central High School before heading off to Texas A&M for college. While at Texas A&M I was in the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets in Squaderon 16 and my senior year I was the Commander of the Cadet Corps.
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Awesome family. I am a runner and have completed 9 marathons with a PR of 3:26 a 50K in 5:19 and a 50M in 10:38. Was Corps Commander of The Fightin Texas Aggie Cadet Corps 1987-1988.
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Brandon, MS
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Athens, GA - Austin,TX - Albuquerque,NM - Rancho Cordova, CA - Merced, CA - Papillion, NE - College Station, TX - Gainesville, FL
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Some of my friends from work love this place and always want to go when I am in town. The sushi is good and they have half priced rolls on Tuesdays. But the overall experience is always a little off. The ambiance is stiff and it's always hot. Chairs are uncomfortable. But, if you go, go on Tuesday and get half price stuff!
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Chicago style deep dish Pizza is yummy. I stopped in order a deep dish but decided not to stay and just took take out. Dining area is small and just awkward feeling. They told me it would take 25 minutes for a 12 inch deep dish and it took a little over 30 minutes. No beer.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
I'll put up with El Portrillo when I have to. My history has been: 1. cold food 2. long waits 3. no service 4. weak drinks This place is bad. Last time I went it was slow and painful and the food was the typical "bleh". Someone else walked out in disgust because the service was so slow and the manager followed them all the way to their car arguing with them. Pathetic.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
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This is almost a destination experience. If you are a fan of beer, this place should be on your must do list. Warning: Could be addictive. They have more beers on tap and in bottles than I have ever seen anywhere. You can sign up there (it's like $18 bucks and you get a t-shirt) to join their club. Try 100 beers and you get a saucer mounted to the wall or ceiling in your honor. Very unique. I saw someone getting their saucer the night I went. Food is German and comfort fair. Pretty good actually. I loved the schnitzel, kraut and kartoffel salat (potato salad).
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Food is very good here. I like the authentic Mexican choices on the menu in addition to the usual Tex Mex fare. Decor was interesting but a little dark. Service was slow and one of the servers was keeping an eye on a young girl who I assume was her daughter or other relative. Seemed to be a distraction as we had to ask for things like silverware and forks. Concerned this place might not make it with so much competition in the immediate vicinity.
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Poor to fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago