Browsing All posts tagged under »Turkey«

The Blouse Man vs The Dress Man

October 9, 2017

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The Blouse Man (1999) was a film set in 1969, about an unfulfilled housewife (Diane Lane) who spends the summer in the Catskills, along with tons of other women and their kids. Her husband, like all the other working spouses, arrives each weekend, for the sole purpose of reminding her how boring her marriage has […]

The Lost, the Misplaced, and the Other Stuff

September 22, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane, like a lot of red-blooded, tax-fearing Americans, spends her days losing a lot of stuff.  Much of this is actually misplaced, rather than lost. There is a fine, but important, distinction between the two.  Here is a handy chart to know the difference: The following are items that usually get […]

A Turkish Shower

September 12, 2017

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Let Life in the Boomer Lane start by saying that, during her recent trip to Istanbul, she spent a lot of time glued to CNN International, keeping track of Irma. Her son, various friends, and other family members were impacted. But, at some point, LBL did need to address personal hygiene take a shower.  She […]

Perky in Turkey

September 4, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane must write this blog post quickly, as she has just received an alert in her Inbox, shrieking “Hurry!  This underwear deal expires soon!”  She is quite anxious to read what this is all about, as, coincidently, she has an appointment today for a bra fitting at a very upscale bra […]

Cappadocia, Turkey: A Real Life Fantasy

September 24, 2012

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Imagine a terrain formed millions of years ago, a vast lava plain, created by several volcanoes and their eruptions.  Fast forward through the next couple million years, through eroding winds and rain. Then imagine that thousands of years ago, hunter gatherers discovered that the basalt that created this otherworldly terrain was soft enough to carve […]

Istanbul: Hosgeldiniz!

September 14, 2012

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If you want to experience a place where numerous great civilizations have left their mark for thousands of years, go to Istanbul. If you want to see the only city in the world that straddles both Europe and Asia, go to Istanbul. If you want to experience the energy and the chaos of a city […]

Travelling Light: No Suitcase and At Times, No Plane

September 12, 2012

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Actual conversations held between 8/31/12 and 9/10/12 between an unnamed, not- famous-but-should-be blogger (LBL) and various representatives of airlines and airport security: 8/31/12 Frankfort, Germany LBL: Why have we been sitting at the gate for three hours? Lufthansa Rep: We are on strike. LBL: But I flew from DC to Frankfort. LR: We weren’t on strike […]