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Is This the End of the World or Are My Allergies Just Acting Up

November 30, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane has known for some time that, several years ago,  she exceeded the legal limit for grandchildren. This was confirmed over Thanksgiving week, when she spent time with six of them, their parents, Then Husband and Then Husband’s wife.  In spite of the loving mayhem, LBL was able to keep track […]

The Silliest Commercial: The Laughing Cow/La Vache Qui Rit, A Guest Post by Johanna van Zanten

February 27, 2015

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  Johanna is “a late bloomer who started writing my first short story when I turned sixty. As a newly single woman, with a lot of time on my hands and a wish to write a book, I got the hint and just started writing realizing, if not now, when?   I continued writing short […]

Let’s Trash Books

September 22, 2014

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  Like finally being asked out by the cute boy at school and then finding out he has really bad breath and no personality, Life in the Boomer Lane has lately been disappointed by a couple best-selling books.  These are works of fiction that have glowing recommendations from readers, and high marks from critics.  LBL […]

Baby Boomers: The Worst Generation Ever?

December 14, 2013

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Gene Marks has written a provocative piece yesterday in Philadelphia Magazine, titled “Baby Boomers: Five Reasons They Are Our Worst Generation. ” The subtitle is “Ten thousand are retiring every day. Good riddance.” Marks, a columnist, author, and small business owner, blames boomers for all of the ills that beset our society. We are right […]

A Valentine for Someone I Hate

February 13, 2012

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To the person who spelled my middle name incorrectly on my birth certificate: I applaud you for your creative license.  You took a strange spelling and turned it into an even stranger spelling. You recognized that although I was merely minutes old, I strove to be unique. To my first grade teacher who looked at […]

Zite Makes Right

January 10, 2012

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Apple’s #1 news app of 2011 was Zite, described as a “Pandora for news reading.”  If you are over age 50, the word “Pandora” might conjure up “Pandora’s Box,” which is not exactly a good thing.  Pandora, according to ancient Greek mythology was the first woman. After the gods created her, they gave her a box […]

The Rise of Sexist Nostalgia

October 4, 2011

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More Magazine now alerts us to what they call “Fall’s Worst Trend: Sexist Nostalgia.”  Spurred on by the rampant success of Mad Men,  the show about a Madison Ave advertising agency at the start of the 60s, TV is now presenting Pan Am, a show about flight attendants, and The Playboy Club, a show about, […]

Armed and Cuddly

June 2, 2011

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Every once in awhile, when the Real World pokes its ugly red bulbous snot-infested nose into my perfect little delusional world, I have to take time out to address issues that make me barf.  So, when I found the following offer from a company called “Living Social” pop up in my email, I took pen in […]

Snooki Speaks at Rutgers University

April 4, 2011

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I have my blog post written for today.  I’m not going to use it.  On my way to the gym, I listened to someone talking about Snooki, the squat, always-drunk member of the “Jersey Shore” TV reality show and car-wreck-in-progress cast.  On Thursday,  she spoke at Rutgers University.  She was paid $32,000 to do so.  She told […]

Women in Packaging

February 17, 2011

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The title of this post doesn’t refer to Angelina Jolie action figures or to or females with all of their body parts squished into Spanx.  Women in Packaging, Inc is “an international, nonprofit, professional packaging organization dedicated to the growth and success of packaging professionals.”  There.  Now you know.  In addition to Women in Packaging, […]