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Sat, 17 Apr 2010 16:17:00 +000086-year Old Lady's Letter to Bank Shown below, is an actual letter that wassent to a bank by an 86 year old woman. The bank manager thought it amusing enough tohave it published in the New York Times. Dear Sir: I am writing to thank you for bouncing my checkwith which I endeavored to pay my plumber last month. By my calculations, three nanoseconds must haveelapsed between his presenting the check and the arrival in myaccount of the funds needed to honor it. I refer, of course, to theautomatic monthly deposit of my entire pension, an arrangement which,I admit, has been in place for only eight years. You are to becommended for seizing that brief window of opportunity, and also fordebiting my account $30 by way of penalty for the inconveniencecaused to your bank. My thankfulness springs from the manner inwhich this incident has caused me to rethink my errant financialways. I noticed that whereas I personally answer your telephone callsand letters, --- when I try to contact you, I am confronted by the impersonal, overcharging, pre-recorded, faceless entity which yourbank has become. From now on, I, like you, choose only to dealwith a flesh-and-blood person. My mortgage and loan repayments willtherefore and hereafter no longer be automatic, but will arrive atyour bank, by check,addressed personally and confidentially to anemployee at your bank whom you must nominate. Be aware that it is anoffense under the Postal Act for any other person to open such anenvelope. Please find attached an Application Contact which Irequire your chosen employee to complete. I am sorry it runs toeight pages, but in order that I know as much about him or her asyour bank knows about me, there is no alternative. Please note that all copies of his or hermedical history must be countersigned by a Notary Public, and themandatory details of his/her financial situation (income, debts,assets and liabilities) must be accompanied by documented proof. In due course, at MY convenience, I will issueyour employee with a PIN number which he/she must quote in dealingswith me. I regret that it cannot be shorter than 28 digits but,again, I have modeled it on the number of button presses required ofme to access my account balance on your phone bank service. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form offlattery. &nb[...]
Sun, 07 Mar 2010 18:57:00 +0000
Fun with wine food pairing.... especially while traveling the world ... CHEERS!in reference to:
"This particular adventure began about 10 years ago when our friend Viktor came to Florida for a visit. Viktor is from Hungary and lest you think we might have trouble communicating, you need to know that Viktor lived several years in Australia and perfected his English skills "down under" before he went back to his Hungarian homeland."
- Adventures of Wine Food Pairing!: Wine Food Pairing ... Fun from Florida to Vienna (view on Google Sidewiki)
Thu, 24 Dec 2009 18:55:00 +0000Baby Boomers ... Christmas time is here again ... how many does that make for you?
Fri, 25 Sep 2009 19:16:00 +0000Baby Boomers, I just got this in an email and thought I should pass it along ... drafting guys over 60 ... obviously written by a Former Soldier ...New Direction for any war: Send Service Vets over 60!I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to track down terrorists. You can't be older than 42 to join the military. They've got the whole thing ass-backwards. Instead of sending 18-year olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn't be able to join a military unit until you're at least 35.For starters: Researchers say 18-year-olds think about sex every 10 seconds.. Old guys only think about sex a couple of times a day, leaving us more than 28,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy.Young guys haven't lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a dangerous soldier. 'My back hurts! I can't sleep, I'm tired and hungry' We are impatient and maybe letting us kill some asshole that desperately deserves it will make us feel better and shut us up for a while.An 18-year-old doesn't even like to get up before 10 a..m. Old guys always get up early to pee so what the hell. Besides, like I said, 'I'm tired and can't sleep and since I'm already up, I may as well be up killing some fanatical son-of-a-bitch.If captured we couldn't spill the beans because we'd forget where we put them. In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser.Boot camp would be easier for old guys.. We're used to getting screamed and yelled at and we're used to soft food. We've also developed an appreciation for guns.. We've been using them for years as an excuse to get out of the house, away from the screaming and yelling.They could lighten up on the obstacle course however. I've been in combat and didn't see a single 20-foot wall with rope hanging over the side, nor did I ever do any pushups after completing basic training.Actually, the running part is kind of a waste of energy, too. I've never seen anyone outrun a bullet..An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He's still learning to shave, to start up a conversation with a pretty girl. He still hasn't figured out that a baseball cap has a brim to shade his eyes, not the back of his head.These are all great reasons to keep our kids at home to learn a little more about life before sending them off into harm's way..Let us old guys track down those dirty rotten coward terrorists. The last thing an enemy would want to see is a couple of million pissed off old farts with attitudes and automatic weapons who know that their best years are already behind them..*** How about recruiting Women over 50 ...in menopause!!! ***You think Men have attitudes !!!Ohhhhhhhhhhhh my God!!!If nothing else, put them on border patrol.... They will have it secured the first night!Send this to all of your senior friends ... it's in big type so they can read it.[...]
Wed, 23 Sep 2009 13:00:00 +0000Baby boomers, life is tough and sometimes we just need to lightebn up and laugh a bit ... LeRoy should give you a chuckle or two .. LOL!
Tue, 15 Sep 2009 15:46:00 +0000News like this always saddens me. It reminds me of the valiant fight that my sister went through 7 years ago with Pancreatic cancer. Yes, it is a killer now, but with more research and early detection perhaps it doesn't have to a death sentence. Consider a contribution to http://pancan.org September 14, 2009Dear Friends,The staff of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, its Board of Directors, and I are deeply saddened by the loss of beloved actor Patrick Swayze, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer today, September 14, 2009. We offer our sincere condolences to his wife, Lisa Niemi, and the entire Swayze family.On January 7th, we watched in awe as Patrick spoke so vehemently to Barbara Walters about his fight against this devastating disease. He exuded an impassioned sense of hope, and a true belief that he would be able to make it long enough to find a cure. He told Barbara Walters, "I want to last until they find a cure, which means I'd better get a fire under it."He graciously participated in the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) televised broadcast on September 8, 2008, where he received a standing ovation. The money raised through SU2C is funding five dream teams and one of them has received an $18 million grant to support pancreatic cancer research. I am honored to serve as the advocate on the pancreatic cancer dream team and we have great hope that this project will advance pancreatic cancer research to a whole new level. Patrick’s participation in this effort is just one of many ways that his public battle served as a beacon of hope for the pancreatic cancer community.Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. There are no early detection tools, few treatment options and no cure for this very difficult disease. In the past year a tremendous amount of momentum has been building in the pancreatic cancer research community to further scientific progress. The time is now. We need you now more than ever to fight this terrible disease with us. Please join our efforts and "get a fire under it." Here’s what you can do right away:Tell Congress why they must make pancreatic cancer a priority and support the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act, (HR745). Click now to take action and get involved.Together, we can "light a fire under it" to honor the memory of Patrick Swayze and all those who have gone before him, as well as all those who "want to last” until a cure is found.Sincerely,Julie Fleshman, JD, MBAPresident and CEOPancreatic Cancer Action Network[...]
Sat, 25 Jul 2009 17:52:00 +0000Baby boomers, do you love to golf, but can't afford to hit the links everyday? Maybe the weather isn't co-operating .... how about mini putt on the internet?
Fri, 17 Jul 2009 20:20:00 +0000From The London Times:
Outside England's Bristol Zoo there is a parking lot for 150 cars and 8 buses. For 25 years, its parking fees were managed by a very pleasant attendant. The fees were £1 for cars ($1.40), £5 for buses (about $7).
Then, one day, after 25 solid years of never missing a day of work, he just didn't show up; so the Zoo Management called the City Council and asked it to send them another parking agent. The Council did some research and replied that the parking lot was the Zoo's own responsibility. The Zoo advised the Council that the attendant was a City employee. The City Council responded that the lot attendant had never been on the City payroll.
Meanwhile, sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of Spain (or some such scenario), is a man who'd apparently had a ticket machine installed completely on his own; and then had simply begun to show up every day, commencing to collect and keep the parking fees, estimated at about $560 per day -- for 25 years.
Assuming 7 days a week, this amounts to just over $7 million dollars!
And no one even knows his name ... Oh MY!!!
Fri, 05 Jun 2009 14:55:00 +0000Baby boomers have different needs than the "younger" generation. We are more mature, but we aren't ready to hang up our lives and rock on the porch ... unless of course it is to Joe Cocker ... LOL!
Fri, 15 May 2009 19:53:00 +0000Baby boomers ... remember Woodstock? It is time to celebrate the 30th ... er ... 40th anniversary ... OMG! Where in the world did all those years go?
Mon, 11 May 2009 14:20:00 +0000
I just found this interesting survey on the Workplace Law Network ...
New research from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) reveals that many baby boomers fear being held back in various areas of life by ageism. The Commission defines baby boomers as those aged between 49 and 63.
The poll, carried out by YouGov on behalf of the Commission, reveals that three-quarters of baby boomers think they will face discrimination in employment as they get older.
Survey respondents also reported feeling discriminated against outside of work, in areas such as:
- taking part in sports
- shopping, particularly for electronics
- going to pubs and bars
Nine out of ten baby boomers agree with proposals to end ageism in the Government’s Equality Bill. The anti-discrimination rules aim to protect older consumers from unequal treatment by providers of goods, facilities or services such as High Street shops, sports clubs, holiday resorts and health centers.
Trevor Phillips, Chair of the Commission, said:
“There are more than 11 million people in the boomer generation who aren’t planning on slowing down for a long time yet, but they clearly fear that they will be stopped in their tracks by ageism.
“If they are right, not only would this be grossly unfair to a generation that helped to make our country prosperous; it would be a criminal waste of the talent and experience we need to dig us out of our current economic hole.”
Interesting information on the baby boom generation ... how do YOU feel?
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Susan Boyle's, a Scottish baby boomer is taking the world by storm. With only one song and an unforgettable YouTube clip, this obscure woman from a small Scottish village has in less than a week become nearly a household name around the world.
Talking about her journey so far, she told the morning show that she reacted to the titters in the audience during her audition by focusing on the performance "You have to take yourself seriously, so what I did was concentrate on the song."
As a way of explanation for why she went on the show, Boyle said: "I wanted to make this a tribute to my mother, so it was something I wanted to do, so I had to get on with it. That's where the courage came from, my mother."
The 47-year-old unemployed church worker from Scotland's West Lothian district has captured hearts with her back story of "having never been kissed." She now lives alone with her cat, Pebbles, and previously cared for her ill mother, who died a couple of years ago.
Susan Boyle ... you ROCK!
Fri, 03 Apr 2009 16:39:00 +0000Remember the movie Cocoon in 1985? Watch this video and see what you think ....
Wed, 01 Apr 2009 22:25:00 +0000As the Baby Boomers get older it seems that they need to find something to boost energy and improve performance .... in all areas ... lol!
Thu, 01 Jan 2009 16:52:00 +0000Another year has passed and Baby Boomers know how precious each year is. The year 2008 held challenges for many of us ... lets unite and make 2009 ... FINE!
Sun, 28 Dec 2008 19:24:00 +0000(object) (embed) A baby boomers Christmas .... many of us are away from our families ... perhaps living in warmer climates. How do we celebrate one of our most important holidays of the year? We use our imaginations and get creative!
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Sat, 26 Jul 2008 20:25:00 +0000Baby Boomers, it is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Dr. Randy Pausch. Many of you may have seen his inspiring "Last Lecture" that was delivered last year to Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 - July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.
Wed, 25 Jun 2008 19:59:00 +0000Take a look at this article .... YIKES! Dating can be scary.Many baby boomers see themselves as trendsetters. This is great news for online dating sites and the industry itself.The Associated Press recently reported, “Half of all people ages 40 to 69 are either divorced or separated, and 30 percent have never married. Baby boomers are turning to the Internet, speed dating or the old fashioned hook-up for companionship.”Many dating websites now report that the over 50 crowd makes up one of the fastest growing segments in the online dating world. In referring to online dating, Stephanie Coontz, a family historian of the Evergreen State College in Washington recently said, "people in their 40s and 50s don't want to be hanging out at bars. Now they have access to this incredible pool of single people their age."Boomers find online dating very convenient. They have less hang-ups about meeting people online then the generation before them. They appear to be more comfortable with themselves and realize how convenient online dating can be. They don’t necessarily turn to online dating as the only way to meet people, but they certainly see the convenience of adding online dating as a way of complementing the more traditional ways of meeting new people.How will baby boomers change the face of online dating?Baby boomers will change the online dating industry through their expectations of customer service levels and their honesty about themselves.Two of the biggest criticisms of online dating are the level of customer service members receive from individual dating websites and wondering if the profiles that are posted on many of the sites, are real or fake.Boomers have come to expect first class customer service. They will not tolerate poor customer service from an online dating website site that charges them a monthly fee while not providing an easy way to access customer service. They will not tolerate dating websites that clearly do not have contact information posted. Baby boomers will not tolerate having their credit card charged for membership renewals without their consent.This is a good thing because it will force online dating websites to increase their level of customer service to attract the disposable income that comes from dealing with baby boomers. In order to attract baby boomers, online dating websites must do a better job of meeting the needs of this very important customer base. Baby boomers expectations will increase the overall customer service level of the online dating industry.Baby boomers are also very comfortable about who they are as a group. Many baby boomers are past the “I care what other people think” stage of their lives. They are more interested in doing what they think is right for them. They are more honest about themselves and expect the same from others.With this freedom, baby boomers appear more likely to post their real pictures online.Baby boomers also appear to be less tolerant of other people who misrepresent themselves online. Because they are comfortable with themselves, they are less likely to jump right in to a relationship. They are less likely to believe they must act now.People who post a real picture and real description about themselves in their profiles are more likely to have success with online dating.Hopefully, this will become the standard for the industry.An increase in customer service and an increase in honesty can only be good for online dating members and the industry itself.About the Author:Gary Kel[...]
Mon, 16 Jun 2008 15:48:00 +0000Baby Boomers all over the world are sad to say goodbye to Tim Russert. Tim died on Friday of a massive heart attack ... he was 58. Tim was what the baby boom generation is all about, as the moderator of Meet the Press for the last 19 years he went the extra mile to really "put it out there". I didn't always agree with his politics, but hey, I'll defend his right to say it.
Thu, 12 Jun 2008 18:09:00 +0000Baby Boomers, think carefully ... as a child did you used to play with your food? Were you drawn to the mashed potatoes and unable to resist taking big handfuls and just squishing them ... how about green peas ... entranced by the color and the delightful "pop" when you smooshed them? Have you ever considered re-inventing yourself as a food artist? No, no ... I don't mean photographing food items ... I mean "painting" with real food ....
Wed, 11 Jun 2008 14:55:00 +0000
Baby Boomers ... listen up ... today June 11th is National Hug Day. I know, you may have had a senior moment and forgotten this important occasion ... that's OK, it's why I am here! The good thing is, you don't have to buy a gift. Just wrap your arms around that special someone and give a little squeeze.
There is even a "Hugs for Health" foundation and ground rules for hugging etiquette. I have included their instructions and web site for further clarification below so take a look before you go out and commit a faux hug!
Have You Had Your Hugs Today?
Your Daily Hug Rx
4 Hugs for Survival
8 Hugs for Maintenance
12 Hugs for Growth
Proper Hug Etiquette
also known as the
Rules to Safe Hugging
Always respect another's space.
Ask permission before hugging.
A hug is a compassionate gesture,
A hug is a gentle embrace,
not the Heimlich Maneuver.
Be "in" the hug, don't simply
go through the motion.
You may be wondering why I have included this information in my baby boomers blog, but it is a fact that the baby boom generation was the first to start all this hugging stuff. So, if you are over 50, go out there and do what comes naturally! For hugging info you can visit the hug for health site listed below.