Browsing All posts tagged under »sarcasm«

My Body Parts Keep Forgetting How to Do Stuff

October 17, 2015

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It started when something rolled under Life in the Boomer Lane’s bureau. LBL’s brain immediately started to bend down to retrieve the errant object.  Her body did not follow. Her body stood there, while her brain imagined getting down, twisting around, and reaching. She finally decided that no item was that important, and she hoped […]

Absence Seizures

October 1, 2015

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just finished The Storied Life of AJ Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin.  Unless you are, at this moment, being wheeled into open heart surgery, please stop anything you are doing and read this book. The best books tell us less about the characters and stories they portray than they do […]

This Post is Literally Unique

July 1, 2015

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  Anyone who has ever tried to read Shakespeare in the original English, must be aware that the language (any language) is always changing. Life in the Boomer Lane’s mother-in-law left Turkey decades ago and took all of her language with her. While she was absent from Turkish soil, the Turkish language wasn’t. For that […]

Telomeres: The Bananas of Aging

June 15, 2015

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In a boon to what appears to be the science of preventing aging, Stanford Medicine reports that “Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was dramatically increased, yielding large numbers of cells for study.” As Life in the Boomer Lane is well aware that her […]

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. […]

How to Deter Burglars, Thieves, and 16-Year-Olds

June 8, 2015

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Life in the Boomer Lane would be lying to you if she were to tell you that personal security has not been on her mind.  This is because a gun store is scheduled to open in LBL’s hitherto touchie feelie, peace-loving neighborhood and LBL feels completely mystified and out of the loop, when considering the […]

The Demise of the Gold Watch

June 2, 2015

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  Life in the Boomer Lane has whipped herself up into a frenzy lately, with deep and profound posts about guns and the environment.  She needs a break. This should be good news for former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, who doesn’t have to worry that LBL will skewer him for  engaging in “sexual […]