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Don’t Sleep on It

September 15th, 2012

Don’t Sleep on It By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert Driving back home from a trip to Portland, Oregon, I saw a full-size travel trailer painted flame red with the black silhouettes of three obviously young naked women on the side. In fact, they appeared to be naked and living on a planet with little or no gravity. I immediately thought that strip clubs had gone mobile. Yes, it would probably be difficult to stay on the pole as the trailer careens around curves or comes to an abrupt stop, but I’m sure men would pay extra to watch that. If you think talking on cell phones... Read More

Bouncy Bouncy

July 29th, 2012

Bouncy Bouncy By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert I bought a mini-trampoline this weekend. I was looking for a piece of home fitness equipment that met one specific requirement – it had to fit into a 3-foot square area of my bedroom. All those infomercials that promise muscle toning, core-strengthening, and cardio training neglect to answer the most important question: Will the device fit in your house? Or will you have to remove a major piece of furniture such as the sofa, requiring your guests to perch along the edge of the AbFlexGlideRowArator whenever they come over... Read More

Enough with Things That Go Boom in the Night

July 3rd, 2012

Enough with Things That Go Boom in the Night By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert The fireworks stands are up now and I can’t wait… to strangle somebody. For the past week, we’ve had fireworks going off at the schoolyard down the street and it’s only the middle of June. If this doesn’t stop, I’m going to have to put on my bathrobe, put my hair in curlers, light a cigarette, and go scare me some young men. And you know I’m serious if I’m willing to let a cigarette touch my lips! Yes, all the other boys are blowing their fingers off too, but that’s no reason... Read More

I’m No Cougar

June 4th, 2012

I’m No Cougar By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert I was innocently watching something on TV the other night when an ad for a dating site popped up. It was called OlderWomenWithoutBoundaries.com or something like that. Naturally, I had to run to the computer to check it out — not because I am one (a cougar), mind you, but because I needed good laugh. I found there are actually several dating sites for cougars (none for pumas, panthers or housecats, however). I logged onto CougarLife.com because it said it was #1 in cougar dating; it was rated four claws. Across the... Read More

I’m Pro-Aging

April 18th, 2012

I\’m Pro-Aging By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert Anyone who watches any television at all must believe that most women over 30 spend 95% of their time trying to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and lengthen and restore their eyelashes. If I see 20-year-olds hawking anti-aging creams or that model with the shiny eyelashes long enough to get caught in her earrings one more time, I may just have to get Botox to rid myself of the semi-permanent scowl these commercials have caused. We\’re all a little vain — I DID comb my hair before leaving... Read More

In Praise of Granny Panties

March 15th, 2012

In Praise of Granny Panties By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert I took a friend lingerie shopping recently. She\’s been married for two years now and it\’s time for her to switch to comfortable undies. Let\’s be truthful here – if you\’re still wearing thong panties, you\’re probably still dating. I have six pairs of thongs. I use them to stake up my tomatoes in summer. In the winter, I make little hammocks for my hamsters. Eventually there comes a time in every woman\’s life when the words “Granny Panties” no longer strike... Read More

Stylin’

January 31st, 2012

Stylin’ By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert I got my hair cut last week. It used to be so easy to do — I’d pick out a hairstyle from a magazine, rip out the page, and take it with me to the hairdresser. Then we’d both laugh and laugh at the idea that my hair might actually do something “stylish.” On occasion, I showed up with pages from DogFancy magazine, but that was mostly during my poodle cut years. When you’re a woman of a certain age, getting your hair cut requires deep introspection and a review of societal expectations. If I keep my hair longish, for... Read More

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Boomer Women

December 29th, 2011

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Boomer Women By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert During 2012, I resolve to: 10. Stop denying I dye my hair. No one believes me anyway and all that extra stress just turns more of it gray, which requires more frequent dying followed by more frequent lying … It’s a vicious circle. 9. Run screaming every time I see a pair of 4, 5, or 6-inch stiletto heels in a store window. These are not shoes; these are implements of destruction. I need to remember that whatever I might pay the store clerk for the shoes, I’ll pay triple to my chiropractor. 8.... Read More

Who Am I?

November 24th, 2011

The Miracles of Modern Technology By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert I applied for a credit card with a rate lower than my IQ the other day. I called the company, thinking that would be easier than filling out forms online because whenever I apply for something online I end up on the phone with someone eventually anyway, holding my now-dented mouse in one hand and blood pressure medication in the other. A nice man named Tom, who had a sweet southern drawl that caused my own latent Texas accent to come roaring back, led me through the process. Towards the end of our conversation,... Read More

The Baby Boomers\’ Guide to Grandparenting: An Irreverent Look at the Next Big Step

November 22nd, 2011

The Baby Boomers\’ Guide to Grandparenting: An Irreverent Look at the Next Big Step Author: Diana J. Ewing Website: http://www.mybabyboomersguide.com/ Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Author Diana Ewing was first inspired to write this book several years ago, when the first of her friends became a grandmother. When that happened, she explains, she was shocked to realize that baby boomers – including herself – could possibly have reached the “grandparenting stage” of life. Speaking for many of us, she says, “While we certainly loved our own grandparents,... Read More