November 2016 Archives

Daily Distraction

Too Close for Comfort

By Bob on November 29, 2016 4:28 AM | Read More

11-29-Senior Center-600.jpg

Continue Reading »

Don't Try This At Home

5 Must-Watch Christmas Movies

By Bob on November 28, 2016 2:22 AM | Read More

I don't know what it is about the 1940's, but some of the brightest and best films ever made were produced during America's darkest days. I'm not talking exclusively about saccharine-sweet sentimentality (finger wag at you, It's a Wonderful Life).

Once Sally used Bubble-Lites (patent pending) she saw Santa in an entirely different way

Bubble Lite-600.jpg

No, there were plenty of witty, insightful, inspiring and laugh-out-loud films that stand up seven decades after they were made. I'm betting there are several here you've never seen.

When Shirley got off the Good Ship Lollypop she had plenty of stories...this is only one 

I'll Be Seeing You-428.jpg

During the holiday season I urge you to search Turner Classic Movies, Netflix streaming, Hulu or Apple TV for these gems. Trust me, they'll put you in the Christmas spirit and won't leave you with a sugar hangover.  

She plays a food writer who's lied about being the perfect housewife

Continue Reading »

Daily Distraction

He Was Originally For Sale

By Bob on November 22, 2016 2:24 AM | Read More

11-22-He was originally for sale-600.jpg

Continue Reading »

Guest Room

Holiday-Perfect Candied Pecan Tart

By Charlotte on November 16, 2016 2:31 PM | Read More

By Gail Monaghan, author It's All in the Timing 

Many--myself included--view dessert as the jewel in Thanksgiving's crown, and I believe that any serious holiday buffet requires several. If you feel overwhelmed, it's easy to purchase desserts or delegate them to others. If, however, you plan to prepare only one sweet treat yourself, make sure it's the Candied Pecan Tart. The recipe is adapted from a drop-dead delicious walnut tart I used to adore at March, Wayne Nish's now closed restaurant on Manhattan's Sutton Place. Unlike traditional pecan pies, it is almost pure nuts and contains no starchy filler.

If pecans aren't your thing, try hazelnuts, almonds or a nut mixture. (Photo © Julia Becker, courtesy of Agate Publishing)


Continue Reading »

Daily Distraction

Somebody Flunked Geometry

By Bob on November 15, 2016 3:20 AM | Read More

11-15-You Only Go Round Once-450.jpg

Continue Reading »

Playing Favorites

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

By Bob on November 10, 2016 3:13 AM | Read More

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be...unless it's streaming on Netflix. Then, there's a good chance it's everything you remember and a whole lot more. Coming November 25th, you'll be able to judge for yourself when it releases Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

Continue Reading »

Daily Distraction

I Was Afraid Barbie Would Wind Up Like This

By Bob on November 8, 2016 4:16 AM | Read More

11-8-Trailer Park Barbie-385.jpg

Continue Reading »

Don't Try This At Home

4 Things This Election Has Taught Me

By Bob on November 7, 2016 3:59 AM | Read More

I don't 'bout you, but I'll be deliriously happy when this election cycle is over.

You know what I mean internets, we've been gnawing this campaign bone for almost two years...and there's barely enough left to make a decent prison shank. And from the look of things we're gonna need it.

We consulted our expert panel and they agree, we're pretty much F*&#$D.

Burning Down the House-600.jpgHere's the problem. Some of you see our candidates as half-guilty, while I see them as half-innocent. Call me a cockeyed optimist (and I'll remind you that my glasses are on backorder and I won't be cockeyed when they arrive) but, everybody running for office is deeply and eternally flawed.

Both Hillary and Donald have their faults.

Rug Beater-200.jpgTrump - 200.jpg

Before you think this is one of those Rodney King-why-can't-we-all-get-along stories, lemme stop you right there. It's not.

If there's one thing this election has taught me, it's that there's no way in H-E-double-hockey sticks we can agree on anything in this country.

Continue Reading »

Here's the Dish

Comforting Cheese-and-Chicken Penne

By Charlotte on November 3, 2016 1:11 AM | Read More

Chicken Penne Pasta - 600.jpg

What ingredient makes every dish better? Bob probably thinks I'm going to say "ketchup" because I'm such a huge fan. But my vote actually goes to cheese.

Cheese takes everything from burgers to beef stew into extraordinary territory. Somehow, biting into that gooey goodness makes the world seem a better place. And nutrients like calcium, protein, phosphorous and others mean it can be healthy. (As if I needed an excuse to eat more of my fav!)

Continue Reading »

Daily Distraction

No Emergencies Allowed

By Bob on November 1, 2016 4:08 AM | Read More

11-1-No Emergencies Allowed-510.jpg

Continue Reading »

Red Thong Strong: Girlfriends Little Secrets to Smoothing Lifes Panty Lines
In the Mirror

IT Cosmetics Travel Essentials

It travel sizes 600.jpg

Next weekend, I'm flying to Florida to visit my sister Pam. My mom Patsy is also making the trip but she's driving. That means she has the luxury of taking four suitcases on last count compared to my one. (No, she's not moving in!)

For a split second, I was jealous of all that packing room. Just think how many pairs of shoes I could bring. But no worries, thanks to the anti-aging skincare and beauty pros at IT Cosmetics, I won't need anywhere near that much space. They've come out with convenient, grab-and-go sizes of some of their best sellers.

Continue Reading »

Playing Favorites

Bloodline Season 3

If you're a fan of the sensational Netflix series Bloodline, I've got good news and bad news for you. First the bad: Season 3 will be the last of the acclaimed series. The good: You can binge watch it May 26.

Continue Reading »

Follow Us

Follow us on Twitter: @BoomerBrief 

and @CharlotteBoomer

Follow Charlotte on Pinterest:  Follow Me on Pinterest

Follow Bob on Pinterest

Know someone battling cancer? Baylor Health Care System's Sammons Says... cancer blog is a great place to go for help. Here, you'll find information, resources, physicians, support groups and just about everything you need to help you navigate your way through this illness.

Now Trending 

We Like These Sites 

Senior Forums is a great place to get the news and share views on everything from hobbies and healthcare, to food, family & travel. 

3CouponCode is home to thousands of the latest money-saving coupons and deals.

Matt Drudge gets the goods and his site ain't bad either.

The Huffington Post is the gold standard of political blogs.

You don't have to live in Dallas to enjoy D Magazine.

More →