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LBL’s Holiday Greatest Things Wish List

December 10, 2018

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Each year, Now Husband asks Life in the Boomer Lane what he can get her for Christmas/Hanukkah/Some As Yet Undiscovered Holiday. LBL always answers, “If there is anything I wanted, I would have gotten it myself, or, it’s so expensive that it would be ridiculous to spend that kind of money.” The conversation usually ends […]

Tis the Season

December 4, 2018

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Research released a couple of months ago has shown that well-adjusted people spend more on holiday shopping than non well-adjusted people. This research was funded by the group Citizens for More Liberal Use of Credit Cards. Life in the Boomer Lane was just pulling your leg.  Maybe. The first sentence of the first paragraph was […]

Bezos: From Books to Burial to the Great Beyond

September 20, 2018

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Somewhere between the 10th and sixth centuries BC, the first, primitive version of the Hebrew Bible appeared. Whoever wrote it looked at it and said, “Damn, with a simple book I can control the world.”  Over two thousands years later, a man named Jeff Bezos took his words to heart. “The guy was amazing,” he […]

Amazon Eats Whole Foods

June 19, 2017

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Amazon, in it’s trajectory toward world domination, has just purchased Whole Foods. Whole Foods, for those of you who live 50 miles outside of town and grow all of your own food, is an upscale grocery store chain, in which one can purchase individually-wrapped grapes, each with a story about country of origin and a […]

Friendship Friday: Shopping Mayhem

November 18, 2016

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been thinking a lot about friendship, lately. She has written about friendship and friends in many blog posts. But in this current era of political uncertainly, she finds her friends to be even more of a comfort than they have been in the past. In addition, she appreciates the […]

Buying Stuff From China

March 14, 2016

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  China has been accused of a lot of bad things, lately.  Donald Trump believes the Chinese started climate change.  The recent discovery that Lumber Liquidators has been selling cacinogenic wood flooring from China has been all over the news.  Added to that is carcinogenic drywall being sold throughout the US.  What few  people talk about, though, […]

The Well-Dressed Closet

March 3, 2016

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  Life in the Boomer Lane was standing at her curb, yesterday, depositing a carton into the recycling bin, before the recycling truck was ro arrive.  A woman was walking by with her dog. She stopped in front of LBL and complimented her on her cute little workout top (Forever 21, really cheap).  LBL thanked […]