Browsing All posts tagged under »Turkey«

A Wet Farewell to Turkey

October 2, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been wrestling about what should be the blog focus of her just-completed trip to Turkey. There were two top contenders. One was the astonishing beauty of the terrian, filled with sites of deep antiquity. The other is her new-found knowledge that, when one uses a bidet, then stands up […]

Travels Without Anthony Bourdain

June 6, 2018

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Some loyal readers may not have noticed that Life in the Boomer Lane has not been posting as of late. Others may have noticed but have simply used this time to get caught up on honing their Candy Crush strategies. Others may have used the time to figure out just where Melania is.  No matter […]

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 […]