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Bitch Planet

December 10, 2014

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Vox Magazine had an interesting article about a new feminist comic book titled “Bitch Planet.” This comic has deep and meaningful ramifications for society’s often misguided and misogynistic culture. But, since Life in the Boomer Lane stopped caring about comics once she got too old for Betty and Veronica, she doesn’t care about this. On […]

The Universal Hot/Crazy Matrix: A Man’s Guide to Women

August 4, 2014

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  An alert reader sent a video to Life in the Boomer Lane titled “The Universal Hot/Crazy Matrix: A Man’s Guide to Women.” The chart was developed by Dana McLendon, a forty-something who looks like he spent a lot of time hugging the wall in social situations, trying to figure women out, before he decided […]

Justin Bieber: Not-So-Great Eggspectations

January 17, 2014

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The past week, Life in the Boomer Lane has been in Seattle, visiting family and taking care of her granddaughter, who, a mere 15 months ago, had just achieved fertilized egg status. Because of the focus needed to deal with a six-month-old baby, LBL almost completely missed hearing about another individual who very recently was, […]

What’s Wrong With the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition?

February 13, 2013

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Let’s talk about skinny models in bathing suits. Or not. Instead, let’s talk about “negative racial and ethnic stereotypes perpetuated by placement of skinny models in bathing suits against a backdrop of indigenous peoples.” There. Now you can get angry, instead of being intimidated. Each year, Sports Illustrated debuts its hotly-awaited Swimsuit Edition. The swimsuits worn […]

The Real Housewives of Charlotte County, A Guest Post by Katy Clark

January 30, 2013

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  K8edid’s blog is, in her own words, has “not much to say about me, and a whole lot to say about me. I’m pushing fifty (as in “blew past it and pushing farther and farther away”). I’ve been married for 33 years to my best buddy and greatest supporter, affectionately known as Sweet Cheeks. […]

Let’s Talk Boobs

July 11, 2012

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Actually, let’s talk bras, even though they aren’t much fun to talk about. When we start wearing them, they are usually too big and they feel like alien beings have attached themselves to us.  Our first heavy make out sessions can involve young men who have seemed up until that point perfectly normal, with all […]

What Baboons Can Tell Us About Aging and Singles Dances

May 17, 2012

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But first, please check out The Byronic Man.  Joel, the author, took time from his busy schedule of hilarity to feature Life in the Boomer Lane in his “20 Questions” series.   If you like her answers to his questions, let her know.  If not,  she’ll change them for you.                                                                                                                                                                                  ***** In the countries with the longest life expectancies, […]

Hillary Clinton: Face Off

May 10, 2012

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Hillary  Clinton, in an event generating even more negative feedback than her 1993 national health care debacle, has appeared in public with minimal makeup, glasses, and au natural hair.  The shocking occurrence took place during an official event in Bangladesh, part of her current diplomatic tour throughout Asia. In an act that brazenly flaunted common […]

The Language of Love

May 8, 2012

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It is commonly assumed that the most powerful words in creating relationship consist of one of the following: “Oh my, yes, ooooooh.” “Hmmmm, baby, you taste so fine.” “You make me hot all over ohmygoddoesallthatbelongtoyou?!” Shockingly, this is not the case.  James Pennebaker, a psychologist who studies the use of pronouns has determined that pronouns […]

Letitia, Uncovered

April 6, 2012

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Back in 1999, a year that occurred in the last century, back before youtube, the iPod, and the no-contact jacket, my friend Susan and I decided to start a speed dating company.  We did this because: 1. We had no experience of starting a business of any kind 2. We had no experience of speed […]