I'm committed to using sunscreen every day because I know it's one of the best things you can do for your skin. Besides protecting against harmful UVA/UVB rays, it can slow the aging process.
Although I have yet to sell Bob on my routine (men!), this time of year he has no choice but to join me. It's July. We live in Texas where the temperature's sure to top 100 most days. And our skin (even Bob's) seems more susceptible to burning than back in the day. Then I survived sun-filled outdoor concerts like Austin's 1976 Sunday Break (Peter Frampton Comes Alive! Woo Hoo!) wearing nothing more than a homemade, yellow halter top, jean cutoffs and baby oil. Talk about a big NO, NO now but that was BB (before Bob) and before we knew anything about skin cancer.
Today, whether working in the yard or playing at the beach, Bob and I have to put on sunblock with an SPF of at least 30 or we'll regret it BIG TIME later. We like something that's water resistant and good for our skin.
Think you know all there is to know about buying gadgets and paying the best price for technology? Ummmm...maybe you should check this list to see if you're really in the know.
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Our son Cole has lived in Brooklyn, New York for almost two years now. It's been an adjustment for us almost as much as it's been for Cole. I said almost, because you can't appreciate what it's like to live somewhere until, well, you actually LIVE there.
Since Charlotte and I aren't moving to Brooklyn anytime soon (who am I kidding, I might as well say ever), we have developed a deeper appreciation of the city. Every town comes with a pre-packaged stereotype.
People in New York think everyone in Texas wears a cowboy hat, drives a truck and owns a ranch (well if the stereotype fits...).
In Texas, we think New York's an urban jungle full of concrete, steel and people who are always in a hurry and call it NU-YAWK. Ok, part of that's true, too. But, the concrete and steel part?
Not so fast.
Thanks to our Brooklyn-by-way-of-Colleywood-Texas-son, we're discovering there's a lot more to the city than Times Square and the monkey-on-meth hyperactivity of Midtown Manhattan. Brooklyn's the Big Apple's hip cousin and there's a lot of scenery if you know where to look.
Here's a look at one of our favorite walking tours up to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
Watching This Is 40 recently, I really related to Debbie's (Leslie Mann's) dilemma. She's a busy working mother/wife struggling with turning the big 4-0. In fact, she hates the idea so much she hides the truth, telling everyone she'll be 37 or 38 instead depending on her mood.
I often turn to King Ranch Chicken Casserole when I want an easy meal. Besides being a top choice around our house, this classic casserole has a nice kick that makes it one of the most popular in Texas. Think Tex-Mex chicken lasagna with corn tortillas instead of noodles.
I used to think I knew a lot about music until the birth of our son, Cole. This kid came out of the womb with an encyclopedic knowledge of every musical genre from Robert Johnson to Daft Punk. I gotta confess it's 50% intimidating / 50% enlightening. But, it's also damn cool when he turns me on to a new performer like Father John Misty.
I have a confession to make: I'm Bob and I'm a pizzaholic **Hi Bob!**. If I'd never met Charlotte (we celebrated 35 years last week), my weekly diet would consist of pizza, pizza, pizza, pizza, pizza, Mexican food and bean dip.
We love our pizza here in Colleywood. Charlotte and I usually order takeout at least once every weekend from our favorite iFratelli. But, when we crave something a little more custom I'll whip up some pizza for us.
Charlotte's the shopper at Boomer Brief HQ. She never leaves the house without her trusty coupons and she can smell a deal before they even put out the sign. She's GREAT at shopping. Me? Not so much.
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