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Airplanes Give New Meaning to the Words “Get on Top of Me”

September 6, 2016

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  Last year, airplane manufacturer Airbus filed an amusing patent for two-story seating in its wide-body aircraft. The patent, presented in a proposal titled “Passenger Arrangement for Vehicles,” shows a mezzanine level of seats reachable by steps. Second-story passengers sit right above those on the floor below. According to Airbus, “Passenger cabins are therefore fitted with as many rows […]

Where Not to Stay This Summer

July 11, 2016

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Life in the Boomer Lane knows that a lot of you out there are searching for all kinds of vacation opportunities. You may be considering villas in the south of France or a certain Red Roof Inn outside Pittsburgh. As a public service, LBL will now advise you to cross one place off your list. […]

The Universal Hot/Crazy Matrix Expanded

June 25, 2016

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Two significant things happened yesterday.  The first was that Life in the Boomer Lane learned that Britain had voted to leave the European Union. The second was that she realized that the post she published about Dana McClendon’s Universal Hot/Crazy Matrix: A Man’s Guide to Women back in 2014 had permanently remained her #1 post, eclipsing […]

Leaving Hawaii

January 28, 2016

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  Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from Hawaii, where she had the rewarding experience of spending many hours in airports and on planes, contemplating the human race.  At the Kona Airport, which is designed to look like a Hawaiian Village, rather than anything affording transportation, the gates were mere suggestions. LBL’s boarding […]

The Heart of Santa Fe

July 12, 2015

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from Santa Fe.  Having been there many years ago, she was eagerly anticipating the art, the food, the vistas, the laid back vibe, and the magical mix of Indian/Latino/Caucasian culture. She will bypass all of this to tell her readers about some of the extraordinary people she […]

Thumbs Out

June 10, 2015

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  In a current article from Vox, “The Forgotten Art of Hitchhiking–and why it disappeared”, we learn that hitchhiking has gone the way of the landline phone, the typewriter, and most rules of etiquette.  People no longer hitchhike in the same numbers they used to. Interestingly enough, the reason has little to do with safety. […]

50: Pt 1

April 27, 2015

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The Philadelphia High School for Girls has been, for the past 150 years, a public school that boasts a high-powered, college-bound 4-year program for all the best and brightest of the female high school age population. It is also known for graduating Life in the Boomer Lane back in January 1965. LBL has spent most […]