Browsing All Posts filed under »humor«

What’s in A Name?

February 8, 2022

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Life in the Boomer Lane had just finished writing a post this morning, when a surprising news nugget rose up, smacked her in the face, and left her reeling. She had to immediately dump what she had intended to post and post this instead: Mitt Romney, staunch Conservative of the esteemed state of Arizona, son […]

2021 Was Certifiable

January 3, 2022

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Life in the Boomer Lane fully intended to do a comical look at the major events of 2021. But, upon perusing the aforementioned major events, she realized that most of them had two completely different meanings. January 6 was either an insurrection manipulated by the President of the United States as a very illegal way […]

The Year Everyone’s Hair Fell Out

November 17, 2021

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been getting used to her hair not only falling out, but flying across rooms and nestling in surprising places. She has noted hair inside freshly washed laundry, hair clinging to furniture, and hair doing a balletic freefall onto laptop keys as she types this blog post. While she considered […]

Dr Snow and the Monkey

September 7, 2021

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A good friend of Life in the Boomer Lane’s Now Husband retired to Maine a few years ago, to be closer to his family. Recently, he threw out his back, and was on the verge of being bedridden. Now Husband called him a few days ago, to check up on him. He didn’t pick up. […]

Catch Up

August 30, 2021

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LBL hasn’t posted anything in quite some time. She has spent most of that time with family, reminding herself that, when both children and then grandchildren have all been successfully potty-trained, life becomes far more civilized. Unlike her children and grandchildren, the world has not yet been able to successfully potty train itself. While she […]

Dust Rabbits

May 13, 2021

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For a fair number of years, Life in the Boomer Lane has had someone come into her house every two weeks (or maybe three or four) and clean. Her cleaning person was reliable, efficient, and an absolute pleasure to be around. When COVID hit, that stopped. Since LBL no longer has children running all over […]

Upending the Hunter/Gatherer Myth

December 16, 2020

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Humans have, throughout the millennia, attempted to make sense of their world. But, being humans, they invariably ended up screwing things up. Worse, it has allowed later humans to come to conclusions that stemmed from their own base interests or flawed perceptions of the world. The result is that a lot of conclusions haven’t aligned […]

A Phone Conversation Between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jiping

August 17, 2020

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  Vladimir Putin, relaxing at home by doing 10,000 sit ups, is interrupted by a ringing phone. He picks it up. Vlad here. Talk to me. Hey Vlad, it’s Xi. We need to talk. About what? As if I couldn’t guess. Our common pain-in-the-butt. Oh right, him. Trust me, it’s way worse for me. I […]

The Dollhouse

July 29, 2020

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A few months before the Age of Covid set in, Life in the Boomer Lane had a client who was holding a big estate sale in order to sell a 50-plus year accumulation of everything in the house. The attic was filled with toys from his childhood, his wife’s childhood and the childhoods of their […]

Cataract Surgery

July 23, 2020

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The history of cataracts began well after the time when the average life span was only a bit longer than a bag of dried beans. People generally lived long full lives into their 20s and 30s, then succumbed to rotted teeth and mammoth attacks. Other ailments included gout, the vapors, biliousness and St Vitus Dance. […]