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Boomer Girl Diary

Boomer Girl Diary: Diet duel while eating out
September 16, 2012
“What are you going to have?” I ask, folding the menu and placing it on the table. “I dunno. What did we have last night?” he counters, as if I have a clue.
Boomer Girl: ‘Fifty Shades of Radar’ the next best-seller
September 2, 2012
I wasn’t going to go there. Really, I wasn’t. But this “Fifty Shades of Grey” business is out of control.
Boomer Girl Diary: Missing the good old back-to-school days
August 19, 2012
This week, I must have “liked” 347 “first day of school” pictures on my Facebook page.
Boomer Girl Diary: Never too late to set a world record
August 5, 2012
I want a WR. You know what I’m talking about, right? I want a world record next to my name for all of eternity.
Boomer Girl Diary: Waiting is the hardest part
July 15, 2012
I am sitting in a doctor’s office waiting room, doing what responsible parties normally do in such places: biding time.
Boomer Girl Diary: Filling the empty nest with puppy love
July 1, 2012
Boomerang Child No. 2 hurled herself out of our home and into her own place last week, ushering in a new era I’ve dubbed “Empty Nest, Part 3.” I know, it’s not very creative. But “Naked Days and Naked Nights” sounded unseemly, not to mention misleading.
Boomer Girl Diary: Designs to see Queen Lizzie royally sunk
June 24, 2012
The old man and I just returned from a two-week trip to the motherlands of our ancestors: England, Ireland and, of course, Scotland.
Boomer Girl Diary: Logic doesn’t apply to luggage
May 20, 2012
“Everyone over there wears the same stuff we wear over here,” my husband said.
Boomer Girl Diary: Can’t go wrong with coffee maker for Mom
May 6, 2012
In case you haven’t heard, Mother’s Day is next Sunday. And, while most of you might not give it another thought until Saturday, I’m proffering some learned Mother’s Day advice, especially if the mom in your life is “of a certain age.”
Boomer Girl Diary: Texting can be a pain in the neck
April 15, 2012
Attention soon-to-be-graduates and displaced boomers looking for a new career: The jobs of the future aren’t in plastics. They aren’t in law, rocket science or even Botox. If you want a vocation that will be both lucrative and personally rewarding for decades to come, think chiropractic.
Boomer Girl Diary: Win or lose, watching the game a good time
April 1, 2012
Filing this column at my Thursday afternoon deadline, I don’t know whether you’ll be reading it today on a “thrill-of-victory” high or an “agony-of-defeat” low. It doesn’t matter. This one isn’t about wins and losses. It’s not about end results. It’s about the process.
Boomer Girl Diary: The secret to getting a good night’s sleep
March 18, 2012
I’ve got a little secret, and I’m hesitant to reveal it to you.
Boomer Girl Diary: Not quite ready for a life of leisure
March 4, 2012
There was good and bad news this week.
Boomer Girl Diary: Sun worship burns later in life
February 19, 2012
I was a child of the ’60s. By that I mean an actual child — age 5 to 15, over the course of the decade.
Boomer Girl Diary: Getting into a Siri-ous friendship
February 5, 2012
I was so excited to find her under the tree. “Look how beautiful!” I cried. “So sleek, so chic. So… me!”

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