Don't Try This At Home

Who's Smart Now?

By Bob on August 24, 2015 4:24 AM | Read More

OK, I'm just going to put this out there for you to chew on: Smoke Detector's Save Lives.  

That's the kind of mind-expanding, provocative commentary you've come to expect here at The Boomer Brief. I'm happy to provide this as a public service. You're welcome 'Merica. 

Now, for the provocative part.

We'll return to my, er, dream after a brief interruption to change the effing battery in my smoke detector.

Cowgirls-600.jpgThey also SUCK. 

I know that's inflamed (see what I did there?) rhetoric, but gimme a chance to 'splain before you burn up the comments section.  

Smoke Detectors - at least the ones here in our home & Boomer Brief HQ - have battery backup systems powered by 9 volt batteries (the kind that used to power your transistor radio back in the good ol' days). Why is that a problem? 

Because they DIE.  

In the middle of the effing night.  

With a fingernails-on-a-blackboard-dying-sparrow-with-its-head-stuck-in-your-bedroom-window SCREEK!! 

Ever see a middle aged man in his boxers climb a ladder at 3 a.m. to change the battery in a smoke detector? Trust me, you can't handle the truth.

 I don't know how you live with yourself.

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French Bistro-Inspired Brie and Tapenade-Stuffed Chicken Breast

By Karen Adler & Judith Fertig, authors of BBQ Bistro

Let this recipe be your blueprint to create variations: French feta and roasted red bell peppers, Cheddar cheese and bacon, and chopped green onions and Boursin cheese are all delicious stuffing alternatives. Serve sliced rounds of the stuffed chicken with a cold salad the next day. When ready to serve, cut into 1/4-inch slices and arrange on the salad of your choice.

Brie and Tapenade-Stuffed Chicken Breast

Serves 6

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4 Must-Follow Sites for Scoring Brag-Worthy Bling

Torquoise necklace - 600.jpgThe right bling can give any girl an edge. Finishing a simple outfit with a stylish necklace, sassy earrings, bangles galore or, better yet, all three can add ooh-la-la personality.

That's why I adore these jewelry-centric sites. Pure heaven for those of us obsessed with trendy trinkets, they offer oodles of brag-worthy gems, elegant packaging and special offers you'll be tempted to share. You can also turn to them for chic styling tips, help making smart selections and more - some even delight in surprising you.

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A Strong Case for Shiner

The good folks at the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas have come to their collective beer-making senses. Now, for a limited time (sounds kinda like a Toyota commercial don't it?) they're selling our beloved Prickly Pear Lager in six-packs and cases. 

You're welcome 'Merica.

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