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Boomerisms

Boomerisms

By Bob on May 31, 2010 4:00 PM | Read More

Surround Yourself With People Who Make You Laugh.jpg#21 Surround yourself with people who make you laugh. 

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DVDelicious

2012

By Bob on May 27, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

Man, I love the future. I can't wait for 2012. Do you know what happens in the year 2012? Cell phones work everywhere. Dude, I'm serious. You get terrific reception in the air, land, sea, airplanes, the middle of effing NOWHERE. One more thing about the year 2012 - it's the year the planet BLOWS UP.

 

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Here's the Dish

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

By Charlotte on May 26, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

Perfect for Memorial Day, this cool, creamy dessert from my mom Patsy's collection will complement your patriotic table.  As a bonus, it can be prepared in less than 10 minutes leaving you plenty of time to relax by the pool!

 

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Daily Distraction

Here's a Tip. Don't Call Me Ma'am.

By Bob on May 25, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

Who You Calling Maam.jpgMemo to all you Barrista's out there. When you call a Boomer Sista Ma'am, you're blowing your tip.

You.  Have.  Been.  Warned.

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Don't Try This At Home

The Graduate

By Bob on May 24, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

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It's the time of year when Boomer parents everywhere sit for hours at graduation ceremonies.  We all share the same bond: counting the seconds until OUR KID walks across the stage. It's Dante's Inferno in an air conditioned coliseum.

 

Graduates don't have it any easier. 

 

I spent my entire junior high and high school life sandwiched between the same two people thanks to a cruel 26-letter alphabet. Today, 36 years after graduating, I can't tell you what happened to them. My favorite reply when anyone asks about my classmates is that as far as I know they're either dead or in jail.  Turns out I'm right about half the time.

 


I just wanna say one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening? Plastics.


 

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Boomerisms

Boomerisms

By Bob on May 24, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

A Day That Begins Badly Doesn't Always End That Way.jpg#20 A day that begins badly doesn't always end that way. There are plenty of people who overslept on Sept. 11, 2001 that are alive today because they missed the bus.

 

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Dust Jacket

Imperfect Endings

By Bob on May 20, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

Zoe Fitzgerald Carter's Imperfect Endings isn't the feel-good novel of the year, but it's a novel full of feelings experienced by every Boomer with aging parents.

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Here's the Dish

Crescent Chicken Sandwiches

By Charlotte on May 19, 2010 7:00 AM | Read More

Among our family favorites for almost 30 years, these protein-packed, hot sandwiches make a super satisfying Sunday lunch.

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Daily Distraction

Trolling for a New Girlfriend

By Bob on May 18, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

If James Bond had ever been into bass fishing, his rig might have looked a little like this. 

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Remotely Possible

Phone Flicks App

By Bob on May 18, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

If you're a Netflix subscriber you really need to check out the Phone Flicks app for your iPhone.

This great new app isn't "officially" associated with Netflix, but it's a very easy way to manage your Netflix queue and Instant queue while adding movies to both.  

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Daily Distraction

Boomerisms

By Bob on May 17, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

Bad Things Happen to Good People.jpg#19 Bad things happen to good people. Good things happen to bad people. Don't let either of these make you bitter.

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DVDelicious

The Informant!

By Bob on May 13, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

I have a confession. After spending 108 minutes with this movie I STILL don't know what it's about.

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Daily Distraction

Bacon Nirvana

By Bob on May 11, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

Bacon Nirvana.jpgThis Bacon Mug is every guy's fantasy come true. It has every heart-stopping thing imaginable: biscuits (for molding the cup), cheese (both cream and Swiss) and lots of bacon. The Holy Grail of gluttony totals 2400 calories and 158 grams of fat. Under the new healthcare guidelines this dish must be served with 100mg of Zocor and three complimentary stents.

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Don't Try This At Home

Taking a Walk down Annie's Hall

By Bob on May 10, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

Annie Hall.jpgDiane Keaton has been America's ditsy sweetheart since she crossed paths with Woody Allen in Play it Again Sam and then won the Academy Award for Annie Hall.

 

Up until a couple of weeks ago, I'd never had the pleasure of seeing the 64-year-old Boomer and spokesbabe for L'Oreal cosmetics up close and personal.

 

Since Charlotte and I are patrons of SMU's Tate Lecture Series, we got our chance to see the dynamic Diane a few nights ago.

 

See is a relative term -- seeing as how our season tickets allow us entry only into McFarlin Auditorium's THIRD BALCONY. This, as anyone who's anyone can tell you, is the BOTTOM of the Tate Lecture Series food chain Dahling.

 

The food chain didn't keep us from seeing Ms. Keaton. And Diane didn't disappoint.

 

I don't know what I was expecting (an aging actress telling stories about the "good 'ol days"?). What we got was an engaging talk about perseverance and the power of not letting age slow you down.

 


This wasn't all, THE SUN'LL COME OUT TOMORROW...but she did break into song a couple of times.

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Boomerisms

Boomerisms

By Bob on May 10, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

Moderation in all things.jpg#18 Moderation in all things. Especially if they're good for you.

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Dust Jacket

Deranged

By Charlotte on May 6, 2010 7:00 AM | Read More

In retirement, my mom found murder, madness and some serious romance.

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Here's the Dish

Green Chile and Bacon Quiche

By Charlotte on May 4, 2010 7:00 AM | Read More

Spice up Cinco de Mayo with this tasty chile-and-cheese pie. I've found that real men love quiche when it's filled with bacon!

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Daily Distraction

The First Doggy Bag

By Bob on May 4, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

Doggy Bag - 350.jpgThis product was probably never endorsed by the ASPCA, but we did a LOT of stuff back then that wasn't good for man or beast!

 

 

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Remotely Possible

Worldmate App

By Bob on May 4, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

The Worldmate travel itinerary app is a great little iPhone app for Boomers who fly the friendly skies.

 

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Daily Distraction

Boomerisms

By Bob on May 3, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

Mexican Restaurant Kitchen.jpg#17 If you're invited into the kitchen of your favorite Mexican restaurant, politely decline the offer.

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Panko Ranch Chicken Strips with Dipping Sauce

Panko Ranch Chicken Strips with Grilley Soy Pepper petites 600.jpgBy Nancy S. Hughes, author The 4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook

I consider myself a lazy cook. I'm always looking for that shorter cut, that quicker way, anything to help me avoid work but, at the same time, I want my efforts to count.

So I created more than 160 recipes that use only 4 ingredients, meet the American Diabetes Association's nutritional standards, and are jam-packed with flavor like these pan-fried chicken strips.

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Doctor Foster

You know the old saying, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"?

Well, if you're into that sort of thing, I've got the perfect series for you: Doctor Foster

The British series originally aired on BBC One in 2015 and it's a gem (pun intended). Doctor Foster centers on Doctor Gemma Foster, a loving wife, mother and trusted doctor whose perfect world is upended by her husband's affair with a 22-year-old.

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