Friday, April 30, 2010

Denise Clarke, the Blogger Babe ROCKS!

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in reference to: Top 10 Internet Marketing Tips! (view on Google Sidewiki)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Baby Boomers ... we're Old, So Don't Piss Us OFF!!

86-year Old Lady's Letter to Bank

                        Shown below, is an actual letter that was
sent to a bank by an 86 year old woman.

                        The bank manager thought it amusing enough to
have it published in the New York Times.

                      Dear Sir:

                      I am writing to thank you for bouncing my check
with which I endeavored to pay my plumber last month.

                      By my calculations, three nanoseconds must have
elapsed between his presenting the check and the arrival in my
account of the funds needed to honor it.  I refer, of course, to the
automatic monthly deposit of my entire pension, an arrangement which,
I admit, has been in place for only eight  years.  You are to be
commended for seizing that brief window of opportunity, and also for
debiting my account $30 by way of penalty for the inconvenience
caused to your bank.
                      My thankfulness springs from the manner in
which this incident has  caused me to rethink my errant financial
ways. I noticed that whereas I personally answer your telephone calls
and letters, --- when I try to contact you, I am confronted by the
impersonal, overcharging, pre-recorded, faceless entity which your
bank has become. 

                      From now on, I, like you, choose only to deal
with a flesh-and-blood person.  My mortgage and loan repayments will
therefore and hereafter no  longer be automatic, but will arrive at
your bank, by check,addressed personally and confidentially to an
employee at your bank whom you must nominate. Be aware that it is an
offense under the Postal Act for any other person to open such an
envelope.  Please find attached an Application Contact which I
require your chosen employee to complete.  I am sorry it runs to
eight pages, but in order that I know as much about him or her as
your bank knows about me, there is no alternative.

                      Please note that all copies of his or her
medical history  must be countersigned by a Notary Public, and the
mandatory 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 issue
your employee with a PIN number which he/she must quote in dealings
with me. I regret that it cannot be shorter than 28 digits but,
again, I have modeled it on the number of button  presses required of
me to access my account balance on your phone bank service.

                      As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of

                      Let me level the playing field even further.

                      When you call me, press buttons as follows:


                      #1. To make an appointment to see me

                      #2. To query a missing payment.

                      #3. To transfer the call to my living room in
case I am there.

                      #4 To transfer the call to my bedroom in case I
am sleeping

                      #5. To transfer the call to my toilet in case I
am attending to nature.

                      #6.. To transfer the call to my mobile phone if
I am not at home

                      #7. To leave a message on my computer, a
password to access my computer is required.  Password will be
communicated to you at a later date to that Authorized Contact
mentioned earlier.

                      #8. To return to the main menu and to listen to
options 1 through 7.

                      #9. To make a general complaint or inquiry.
The contact will then be put on hold, pending the attention of my
automated answering service.

                      #10. This is a second reminder to press* for

                            While this may, on occasion, involve a
lengthy wait, uplifting music will play for theduration of the call.

                      Regrettably, but again following your example,
I must also levy an establishment fee to cover the setting up of this
new arrangement.

                      May I  wish you a happy, if ever so slightly
less prosperous New Year?

                      Your Humble Client

                      And remember: Don't make old People mad.

                      We don't like being old in the first place, so
it doesn't take much to piss us off.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

What is not to love about Wine and Food?

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)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Baby Boomers Merry HoHOHO

Baby Boomers ... Christmas time is here again ... how many does that make for you?

Holidays are a terrific time for reflection ... so ... I thought this would be a perfect time to share this with all members in the baby boomers generation ... enjoy or not!

Holy crap ... LOL!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Baby Boomers ... Draft for the Over 60 Crowd?

Baby 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 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.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Baby Boomers - Lighten up with Humor

Baby 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!

"Praying with LeRoy"

"Anyone with needs to be prayed over, come forward, to the front at the altar," the Preacher says.

Leroy gets in line, and when it's his turn, the preacher asks: "Leroy, what do you want me to pray about for you."

Leroy replies: "Preacher, I need you to pray for my hearing." The preacher puts one finger in Leroy's ear, and he places the other hand on top of Leroy's head and prays and prays and prays, he prays a blue streak for Leroy.

After a few minutes, the Preacher removes his hands, stands back and asks,"Leroy, how is your hearing now?"

Leroy says, "I don't know, Reverend, it ain't til next Wednesday!"


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Baby Boomers Patrick Swayze was in the Fight!

News 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

September 14, 2009

Dear 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.


Julie Fleshman, JD, MBA
President and CEO
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Baby Boomers - Heads Up for Golfers!

Baby 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?

Way back in 1926, the first mini-golf courses were built on rooftops in NYC. Today, we can mini putt on the internet. Step aside Tiger Woods!

Just click on the picture and "putt" the hours away ... oh my! BTW ... even if you're not a golfer, you won't be able to stop ... it's addictive!

Have FUN, tell all your baby boomer friends about this baby boomers blog and be sure to comment on how you did.

Watch Out for #18 it's a killer ... !

Friday, July 17, 2009

Baby Boomers - Plan Ahead ... Oh MY!

From The London Times:

A Well-Planned Retirement

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!!!

Baby Boomers listen up, this is quite the entrepreneur! Plan your retirement wisely ...

Friday, June 5, 2009

Baby Boomers can still Rock!

Baby 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!

This is one baby boomer blog that still rocks!