Boomeresque:Definition
1. Adj.: Describing a person born between 1 Jan. 1946 and 31 Dec. 1964
2. Adj.: Description of a person, place or thing possessing Baby Boomer je ne sais quoi
3. See also, Boomer, Esq.: A Baby Boomer who is also a licensed attorney (See, e.g., About).

Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #228 – Inspired by Nature Edition

July 27, 2015 16 comments

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This week’s guest Zentangle Diva is Cari Sultanik, a classmate from the Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) training #18. That experience was enhanced by meeting Cari and other interesting people from around the world. Inspired by the summer (at least in the northern hemisphere), Cari’s challenge was for us to go organic. Cari is from the […]

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An Introduction to the Wine Regions of Spain

July 23, 2015 14 comments

main cathedral in Salamanca, Spain.

I admit that on my last trip to Spain, I pretty much just drank sangria (and ate ice cream) which means other than the fact that it was red, I had no idea what wine I was drinking. On my next trip to Spain, I hope to be a little more sophisticated, so I’ve done some […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #227 – 3 Ring Circus Edition

July 20, 2015 17 comments

Zentangle Diva Challenge #227

This week, inspired by her summer home near Sarasota, Florida, home of the Ringling Brothers circus, summer substitute Zentangle Diva, CZT Lee Darter challenged us to use two specific tangles and to choose a third to complete a three ring circus. The required two tangles are Cack by Adele Bruno and Tropicana by Kate Ahrens. […]

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Philadelphia Liberty Trail – A Boomeresque Travel Book Review

July 19, 2015 28 comments

Philadelphia Liberty Trail Boomeresque book review

I’ve been an unapologetic history geek ever since my father took me on a tour of all things Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia for a fourth grade school report, so I’m happy to review the 2015 guidebook, Philadelphia Liberty Trail by baby boomer travel writers and bloggers, Larissa and Michael Milne. The Milnes are long time Philadelphia residents […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #226 – K.I.S. Edition

July 13, 2015 16 comments

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[New to Zentangle?  Start here.] This week, the Zentangle Diva’s guest Diva, CZT Katie Crommett, challenged us to “keep it simple”. In the United States, we use the acronym K.I.S.S., meaning Keep It Simple Stupid, but a Zentangle Diva would never call someone “stupid”, so I’ve left off the second “s” in my blog post […]

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Artisanal Ice Cream – A Visit to La Ibense in Salou on the Costa Daurada in the Catalunya (Catalonia) Region of Spain

June 22, 2015 29 comments

Ice Cream is Happiness Condensed

It’s not only about ham in Spain—although heaven knows, they do like love their ham there. When I visited Salou, a sea side resort town on the Costa Daurada (Costa Dorada in Spanish; Gold Coast) in the Catalunya (Catalonia) region of Spain, it was all about ice cream. (Yes! High five AND a fist bump). Confession: […]

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The Macedonian Grill – A Boomeresque Brigantine, New Jersey Restaurant Review

June 18, 2015 23 comments

Macedonian Grill, Brigantine, New Jersey

Brigantine, New Jersey is the barrier beach town to which we escape as much as possible from May through September. In other words, we’re shoobies. On a recent Friday afternoon, we drove the 80 minutes from Center City Philadelphia to our refuge from the big city. A quick scan of the contents of our Brigantine […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #219 – “Down the Shore” in Brigantine, New Jersey Edition

May 25, 2015 31 comments

Sunset over Saint George's Thoroughfare, Brigantine Beach, New Jersey

[Zentangle?? Huh?? What??  Read about it here.] This week, the Zentangle Diva, Laura Harms, challenged us to produce a tile using only straight lines — maybe a little ironic the week after Irish citizens voted by a large margin to amend their Constitution to provide for marriage equality. 😉 My first thought was to do […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #218 — Back in Blanes on the Costa Brava Edition

May 19, 2015 36 comments

Marimurtra Botanical Gardens, Blanes, Catalunya, Costa Brava, Spain

[Not sure what Zentangle is? Start here.] This week, the Zentangle Diva (Laura Harms) challenged us to produce a white on black Zentangle tile (composition). I have to admit, I don’t love working in white on black. None of my white drawing implements deliver the control I find with my Sakura black pigma micron pens, […]

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AARP Member Discounts – A 50th Birthday Present

May 16, 2015 50 comments

Because sometimes you need a rainbow, butterfly, unicorn kitten

Like many Baby Boomers, I was a little taken aback around my 50th birthday when I received my invitation to join AARP (formerly known as the American Association for Retired Persons). However, I soon realized that eligibility for AARP membership did not mean I was old retired. Consistent with Mr. Excitement’s sometimes annoying philosophy that life’s […]

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