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 #224 – Happy Birthday to the USA Edition

June 29, 2015 23 comments

Zentangle Diva's challenge #224

[If you’re not sure what this Zentangle thing is all about, start here.] This week, the Zentangle Diva challenged us to do a monotangle using just the tangle Tipple. My first reaction was “Really?” BTW, I have nothing against Tipple. In fact, it finds its way somewhere into most of my tiles. (For the uninitiated, […]

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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 27 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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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #223 – We All Scream for Ice Cream Edition

June 22, 2015 29 comments

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This week, the Zentangle Diva challenged us to use the tangle Umble by Maria Thomas of the Zentangle Mother Ship in a composition. I was a little over ambitious in terms of how much time mine would take and Mr. Excitement is chomping at the bit to go for a walk on the beach here […]

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

June 18, 2015 22 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’s Challenge #222 – Go Ephs Edition

June 16, 2015 15 comments

Zentangle Diva challenge #222

[If you’re new to the Zentangle concept, you can read my take on it here.] This week the Zentangle Diva asked us to use the “Colours of the Rainbow” in our response to her weekly Zentangle challenge. (No, she didn’t spell “colours” wrong. The Zentangle Diva is Canadian.) As many Boomeresque Zentanglesque followers know, I’m […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #221 – “Beads of Courage” Edition

June 8, 2015 32 comments

Zendala

[If you’ve never heard of Zentangle, start here.] This week the Zentangle Diva, Laura Harms, challenged us to produce a tile with the prompt of “Beads of Courage”. This program “supports kids with chronic or life threatening illnesses and their families.” These children face many years of medical tests and procedures, often painful ones. Instead […]

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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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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #217 – “I’m Baaacck” from Catalunya, Spain Edition

May 12, 2015 24 comments

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Despite having a seriously challenging week during which her young son was hospitalized with viral pneumonia, Laura Harms, the Zentangle Diva, managed to post her weekly challenge. She celebrates her 35th birthday this week. Our challenge was to create a duo tangle using the tangles Dex (3 letters) and Bunzo (5 letters). 35—get it?? It’s […]

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