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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Baby Boomer Options During Cold January

January is such a cold month here in the Rockies.  Granted, Colorado is a very sunny place despite the cold, but January still is my least favorite time of year here.  Like today, it's presently 9 degrees, and very sunny.  Who wants to go skiing or walking in this frigid weather?  Not me, so I find myself waxing nostalgic indoors, at my computer.  I have found all sorts of interesting bookmarks.

One thing I came across that is definitely shareable is The Baby Boomer eMuseum.  It is a website with a gallery menu ranging from; cars, food, toys, companies, lifestyles, art, etc., etc.  The photos are classic and registration is free to members for log in.  I was immediately attracted to the trivia quiz.  There are some great questions that relate to growing up in the 50's and 60's.  Try it, you may find yourself fascinated by your quick responses.  Also, on the homepage is a daily calendar with boomer facts - (example) titled, "On this Day in Boomer History: January 8."  The historical references are provoking and draw on forgotten memories.

I find it very easy to research (whatever comes to mind) on the internet, and then become so involved reading that I discover I am still in my robe and haven't brushed my teeth and it's supper time!  Not that you ever experience this, but if you do, here is a 12 step resolution to keep in mind.


1) I will have a cup of coffee in the morning and read my PAPER newspaper like I used to, before the Web.

2) I will eat breakfast with a knife and fork and not with one hand typing.

3) I will get dressed before noon.

4) I will make an attempt to clean the house, wash clothes, and plan dinner before even thinking of the Web.

5) I will sit down and write a letter to those unfortunate few friends and family that are Web-deprived.

6) I will call someone on the phone who I cannot contact via the Web.

7) I will read a book... if I still remember how.

8) I will listen to those around me and their needs and stop telling them to turn the TV down so I can hear the music on the Web.

9) I will not be tempted during TV commercials to check for email.

10) I will try and get out of the house at least once a week, if it is necessary or not.

11) I will remember that my bank is not forgiving if I forget to balance my chequebook because I was too busy on the Web.

12) Last, but not least, I will remember that I must go to bed sometime... and the Web will always be there tomorrow!

Stay warm.

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