February 2016 Archives

Don't Try This At Home

5 Reasons I'm Voting for Frank Underwood for President

By Bob on February 29, 2016 3:59 AM | Read More

Charlotte and I have been running this experiment in futility social discourse now for almost six years. During that time we have steadfastly refused to endorse any political candidate or party.

That is, until now. 

After witnessing the 87 Republican debates, 23 Democrat debates, the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary, we've decided to endorse Frank Underwood for President of the United States.

Wood is a man of steel

Frank Underwood - color - 600.jpgThat may come as a shock to many of you.

In fact, the 3 questions I get asked most often are 1) Isn't Frank Underwood a fictional character played by that charming Kevin Spacey on the Netflix? 2) Are you off your meds? and, 3) What's that smell in your trunk? 

Well, thank you for your concern, but let's stick to why we're endorsing Mr. Underwood.

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Their Other Car Was Washed Up

By Bob on February 23, 2016 2:39 AM | Read More

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Eye in the Sky

By Bob on February 18, 2016 4:02 AM | Read More

I love war movies. As a kid I grew up watching John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and Humphrey Bogart fight in the Pacific, Germany and Japan. The movies were black and white and so were the ethics. That's not true today.

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See...I Told You She Was Nuts

By Bob on February 16, 2016 4:33 AM | Read More

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That's What She Said

By Bob on February 9, 2016 3:29 AM | Read More

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Don't Try This At Home

EZ English Muffin Pizza

By Bob on February 8, 2016 2:43 AM | Read More

One of the things you learn after 37 years of marriage is the delicate ballet of who-does-what. The dance has changed over the years, but the one thing that's been a constant is that Friday and Sunday night dinners are my territory.

Every Boomer Brief recipe is perfected in our state-of-the-art kitchen

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That doesn't mean I channel my inner Grady Spears (couldn't even if I tried) but it does mean I'm responsible for the meal. Charlotte's OK with me calling our favorite neighborhood pizza guys iFratelli or taking her out to a neighborhood restaurant. But, when I don't choose either of those options, I fall back on the handful of tried-and-true recipes that we love.

EZ English Muffin Pizza - So Easy, Even a Blogger Can Do It!

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We love pizza, so I came up with this recipe during the early days of our marriage. We liked it back then because all you really need to pull it off is English muffins, pizza sauce and provolone cheese. Over the years I've tweaked it, spiced it up and perfected it into the recipe below.

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So That's What It Does...

By Bob on February 2, 2016 4:22 AM | Read More

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In the Mirror

IT Cosmetics New Confidence in a Compact

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Some beauty bloggers try any and everything. But I'm pretty picky about what I test, especially if I'll be putting it on my face. Unfortunately, I'm on the sensitive side and making a wrong choice could (and has) cost me days, even weeks of recovery time. Yikes!

That's why I'm big on brands I know and trust like IT Cosmetics. They're one of my fav anti-aging makeup and skincare lines. Think Bye Bye Lines Serum, SuperHero Mascara and much more. The folks at IT work with doctors to develop serious beauty solutions based on ingredients that are both cutting edge and good for your skin.

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Grace & Frankie

In the mood for a quirky comedy? Netflix' favorite female odd couple, Grace & Frankie, returns to the streaming service March 24th. For those of you who haven't discovered the quirky Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin series it may be one for your watch list.

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