If you're anything like me, you love baking homemade treats for your family but don't want to spend all your time in the kitchen ... especially if LOFT, Lucky, let's make that anyone is having a sale. So why not take a few shortcuts?
Thanks to Pandora, Charlotte and I have been revisiting our faded playlists and discovering some overlooked gems. We recently found Toad the Wet Sprocket, a 90's alternative rock band with several hits including Walk on the Ocean, All I Want, and Something's Always Wrong.
We all need to eat and we all want to save money; so why not do both? Follow these grocery saving tips and you'll become a savvy saver in no time:
Wanna see some "Mad Men"? Show 'em this sign.
As a kid, I lived for Sunday lunches at my Mamaw Roberson's house. She often fixed red beans (that's pintos if you're not from Texas) and let me doctor mine by mixing in cornbread crumbles and plenty of ketchup. Yum! Just thinkin' about those days makes me hungry!
Making the perfect martini is a matter of personal taste. Through years of experimentation, I've mixed some that were too weak, too strong and some icepick-through-the brain concoctions tasting like paint thinner. Age and years of experimentation have finally led me to the perfect martini made with the perfect vodka: American Harvest.
If you call Debbie Meyer a "bag lady," you're not hurling an insult at her. This Boomer IS a Bag Lady and she's real proud of it. You would be too, if your bags were in just about every household in America.
How hard could it be?
Funny thing about writing a book that has the word SEX in the title. Sooner or later somebody's going to ask you to talk about it.
And by "it" I am of course referring to, well, IT. And by "talking about it" I mean, talking about IT in detail.
For those of you keeping score at home, this is the point in the post were Charlotte's hands start sweating and Cole stops reading. Good times. Good times.
Asking me to talk about IT is a reasonable request. My book, Dead Men Don't Have Sex: A Guy's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer, does have (as the title clearly states) S E X in it. Any guy that's
gone through this hellish nightmare of an effing disease experienced prostate cancer will tell you, S E X is a big issue. That's why I'm more than happy to talk about it with anybody who wants to talk about it.
Remember, I'm the guy that got "nekkid" on the world wide internets. Nope, doesn't bother me at all to talk about S E X. And that's something of a problem.
There are lots of ways to talk about S E X. And they all don't start with,
"There was once a hermit named Dave..."
It's nice to have someone who totally gets you. Take my sister Pam. She may be six years younger but she shares my affection for coupons, clothes and anything citrus. Lucky for me, she lives in the sunshine state because nothing brightens my day like the smell of those top-of-the-crop oranges she sends from Florida. Ahhhhh!
Wouldn't it be nice to bathe in that lusciously fresh fragrance? Thanks to Crabtree & Evelyn, the folks who really get botanical beauty, one lucky Boomer Babe will be able to do just that. We've teamed up with them to give away a $141 gift set including six of their new Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus and Sage-scented body and hand care indulgences.
Word on the street is they call you...
Being a Boomer Babe can be SIC ... a self-improvement challenge.
Besides having issues with weight and waning eyesight, we've gotta worry about our lips doing a disappearing act. Unfortunately, they get thinner and prone to lines as we age because our bodies produce less of the stuff (collagen) that gives your pout that perky plumpness. The lines get worse if you smoke or, like me, haved an addiction to straws (no more of that!).
We could curse Mother Nature but why waste time? A little help from talented smile specialists like these can provide a lift that helps you forget your lips were ever a sore subject.
You may already have heard of the raw foods diet and dismissed it as just another California fad. It's popular in Hollywood; with LA being the raw foods mecca of the world (I believe there are more than 20 raw restaurants and cafes in LA). But I'd like to take a moment to explain about the diet a little more, so you can consider if it's something you are interested in exploring.
I hear it's a real gas.
Sorry, couldn't resist the dated Elton John reference. But, you know I never miss an opportunity to use old song lyrics in my posts.
I've wanted to use this photo since the Pope turned in his two-week notice and I'm just now dusting it off to show you guys. I took this picture in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican when Charlotte and I were in Italy last fall.
The news reports say that the "old" Pope will live in an apartment at The Vatican, instead of moving down to Miami like so many other senior citizens. Check out this next photo and you'll see why he's staying put...
Grilled cheese sandwiches are classic comfort food. This time of year, Bob and I have them at least once a week. But it's easy to get bored making the same ole cheese-and-bread medley every time.