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 #193 – Veterans’ Day Edition

November 11, 2014 30 comments

Veterans Day Red Poppies

CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) Holly Atwater filled in for the Diva in setting forth this week’s challenge. She asked us to do a “Tritangle”, using the following tangles: Trio (pattern by CZT, Hanny Waldburger)Huggins (by Zentangle)Xyp (by Zentangle) I had no familiarity with these tangles and I’m not sure I’ve quite mastered them. However, I […]

Keep Reading →

Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #192 – Out of (South) Africa Edition

November 4, 2014 23 comments

Knysa, South Africa

Last week, the Zentangle Diva challenged us to use the tangle “Betweed” (Weekly Challenge #191). Last Monday, my husband and I were in Port Elizabeth, South Africa overnight before a flight to the northeastern part of the country (adjacent to Kruger National Park) for an animal viewing safari at the Thorny Bush Game Reserve. I […]

Keep Reading →

Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #190 – Cheetahs, Baboons and Penguins (Oh My) Edition

October 22, 2014 50 comments

cheetah outreach cape town south africa

This week’s challenge by the Zentangle Diva is in honor of her grandmother, Ardath, who succumbed to breast cancer. The challenge was to use the color pink in Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) to honor loved ones we’ve lost to breast cancer and those who are survivors. I’d also like to dedicate my composition to medical […]

Keep Reading →

Zentangle Diva’s Weekly Challenge #189 – 35,000 Feet Edition

October 16, 2014 40 comments

South Africa Airlines

The Zentangle Diva’s challenge this week was to use the tangle Yuma by CZT Tina Akua. Working on this challenge helped keep me somewhat sane during a 15 hour non-stop flight in an economy seat, flying from JFK Airport in New York to Johannesburg, South Africa. I had to incorporate a few turbulence induced squiggles, but that’s […]

Keep Reading →

Zentangle Diva’s Weekly Challenge #188 — National Coming Out Day

October 6, 2014 17 comments

This week’s challenge #188 by the Zentangle Diva was inspired by an email she received from a 12 year old boy, who wrote to her in recognition of a gay friend and asked her to consider “a achallenge to somehow put some aspect of LGBT in a tile. Perhaps using the colors of the rainbow, or […]

Keep Reading →

Ode to a Brigantine, New Jersey Summer

September 30, 2014 44 comments

Lifesaving boat on Brigantine Beach, New Jersey

We’re just past the first day of fall and Mr. Excitement and I are spending our last weekend for the year at our beach house in Brigantine, New Jersey. Our Brigantine summer was somewhat squeezed because we had the chance to travel in Southeast Asia and to live in Hawaii until late May. Then, we […]

Keep Reading →

Zentangle Diva’s Weekly Challenge #187 – Blind String

September 29, 2014 23 comments

Zentangle Diva's challenge #187. Blind string.

Today didn’t start well. Our rental apartment had no running water. Fortunately, this turned out to be a First World problem because it’s already fixed. I used the lack of running water as an excuse to check out the newly remodeled cafe across the street. I was looking forward to having a new venue, free […]

Keep Reading →

Take Your Holiday in Turkey Off the Beaten Path

September 25, 2014 4 comments

Daylan Turkey mud baths at Lake Koycegiz

If you are visiting Turkey on holiday, there are some places that are are on most travelers’ “must see” list. Among them are the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Mount Nemrut, the Blue Mosque, and, of course, the Hagia Sophia. If you are seeking sun and relaxation, you might head to the Turkish Riviera along Turkey’s Aegean […]

Keep Reading →

My Boomer Baby: Meet Mr. Excitement

August 24, 2014 102 comments

angel statue, chapultepec park, Mexico City

Friends and relatives Readers who have been following this blog know that my husband, frequently appears in my blog posts as “Mr. Excitement”. I hope new readers will continue to somehow find themselves at Boomeresque, so I think Mr. Excitement finally deserves an introductory blog post. (Especially because I’ve already written two about Dino — our dog.) […]

Keep Reading →

Reflections: Honolulu, Hawaii

August 14, 2014 67 comments

birds of paradise 250

Mr. Excitement and I had the good fortune to be in Honolulu, Hawaii during one of the worst Philadelphia winters in years. After our month-long trip to Southeast Asia in January, in February we arrived in Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of Oahu to start Mr. Dr./Professor Excitement’s three month sabbatical at the University of […]

Keep Reading →