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Barbie at 50

By Bob on May 12, 2009 6:00 AM

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Another Boomer has celebrated a milestone birthday: Barbie.  Of course, since she's Barbie, nothing much has changed.  She's still single (Ken had commitment issues) and from what I can tell, her personality today is just as plastic as it was 50 years ago. 


Like the rest of us, she's gone through careers - some worked out (Model Barbie wasn't much of a stretch) and some didn't (Rodeo Barbie never could get back on that horse).  And don't get me started about her experimentation phase.  Midge said it was only one time and they were both drunk on tequila shots. 


As the photo clearly shows, the years have been tough but she's probably looking better than Ken.  I hear he's lost most of his hair, put on 40 pounds and spends entirely too much time on Facebook.   


If you'd like to see Barbie in action today, check out the link for "Cougar Barbie."  Yeah, it's a little mean, but I hear she was a real bitch when she drank.  At least that's what Skipper and P.J. tell me. 


Cougar Barbie


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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
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Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.


If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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