Blogging Boomers Carnival

Accidental Locavore BBC 250

What’s on your mind this week? For the Accidental Locavore, it’s being the ringleader of the 250th Blogging Boomers Carnival. 250 weeks of blogs…pretty impressive, right? From the revival of the housing market to the glamour of Evita Peron, see what’s ticking the boxes of our gang.

At what age are men the most romantic? Laura Lee has been creating a bit of a buzz over at her “Believe in Love Again” site lately.  Here’s a link to her post about self-honesty, and how the truth CAN set you free!

The Art of Toad Kissing: Another dating lesson for our booming singles over in the online dating toad kingdom. We learn from another reader question: when and how should we use the Favoriting feature to show romantic interest? Use it right, you may meet your perfect match – abuse it, and you could be labeled TOAD.

SoBabyBoomer says the aging of the Baby Boomer Generation and the surging of obesity and diabetes to epidemic levels are focusing attention on the healing powers of physical fitness.

The Boomer Chronicles takes a look at the Republican presidential primaries. How does Mitt Romney fare in the states he has a personal history with?

Tom Sightings has seen more than one recent report saying that home sales are growing stronger — in fact, sales of previously owned homes rose in January 2012 to the highest level in two years. Does this mean you can finally sell your house and move to your retirement mecca? Does it mean that the time has come, once again, when it’s better to own a home than to rent? Negotiate your way over to Sightings at 60  for more on the subject.

Vaboomer rethinks Eva Peron and glamour. Is there a place for glamour in the twenty-first century? What do you think?

Accidental Locavore Macaroons on a PlateAnd what would a carnival be without something sweet? Check out the Accidental Locavore’s recipe for coconut macaroons. They’re rumored to be addictive, what do you think?



Accidental Locavore Big Apple Circus

Barely into 2012 and the Accidental Locavore gets to host the Blogging Boomer’s Carnival this week (no cooking required). From knees to necks with a few camels thrown in for good measure: what’s on tap?

SoBabyBoomer writes about keeping Boomers on the job.  As America’s Baby Boomers grow older and creakier, some companies are trying to keep those with hard-to-replace skills fit enough to remain employed.

The Midlife Crisis Queen regularly receives midlife-related products from companies.  These are a few that changed her life for the better!

What’s the most popular post on Arabian Tales and Other Amazing Adventures in 2011 ? Midnight at the Liwa Oasis – Our first UAE In-country Adventure. Memorizing dunes, camels and local heritage demonstrations made this one awesome trip.

Lucie from Midlife Musings talks about New Year’s Resolutions and how sometimes revamping the way you think may be the best resolution to make.

Dan the Early Retired Man is a formal U.S. Post Office employee who predicts the demise of weekend delivery. See the Boomer Chronicles for more. Will you miss him on Saturdays?

Speaking of cost-cutting measures, Tom Sightings is spending the new year trying to figure out The Problem with Our Economy, and to help clarify the issues he turns to the brilliantly acerbic financial writer Michael Lewis.

Over at Contemporary Retirement, Ann asks: Would you rather eat, drink and be merry and die at a younger age?  Or practice restraint and hope to live longer?

And if you’d like to eat, drink and be merry, the Accidental Locavore has a great recipe for Greek shrimp with feta. Added bonus, it fits into my (one) resolution!

What’s your favorite post this week and why? We love your comments!



Accidental Locavore Thanksgiving Parade

Today, the Accidental Locavore has my guest appearance on Emeril’s Table, as well as the pleasure of hosting the 232nd Blogging Boomers Carnival. If you’re not familiar with the Carnival (or BBC as we affectionately call it), it’s a diverse group of Baby Boomer bloggers, having fun writing about all kinds of things. So come, join the fun!

Have you notice when you turned 45 or 50, that you rarely saw women like you reflected on TV, in commercials, on the news, in magazines, or movies?
Did you ever wonder why? Laura Lee has research on the disappearance of women over 50 (and check out the great quote about women and the CIA)!

When we’re not disappearing, we’re worried about well-being. SoBabyBoomer asks, “What defines well-being for boomer women?”

Speaking of well-being…which is more painful, car maintenance or a dental exam? Lucie at Midlife Musings says “Car Repairs, Just Shoot Me!” She says there are two things that are guaranteed to bring me to my knees; computer and car repairs.Accidental Locavore Frank With Blue Car

Tom Sightings took a little trip to find lights and electricity, and a little warm weather, and along the way, at Who Knows How to Drive? he made some observations about what kind of people drive certain kinds of cars — who you can trust on the road, and who you should watch out for as they speed by in the third lane. You might be a little surprised (but he doesn’t expect you’ll take his observations too seriously).

Our Dubai based blogger Katie Foster has found the most expensive garage in the world! Aren’t you curious?

And then there’s this true confession: I actually like prune juice, says The Boomer Chronicles.

To end this carnival, a really interesting question: If you had your life to live over, what would you do differently?  Ann at Contemporary Retirement would love to know… and so would we!



Accidental Locavore Fireworks

This week the Accidental Locavore is happy to present the 224th Blogging Boomers Carnival. We’re a group of Baby Boomers who have a lot to say on all kinds of issues. Bet you’ve got something to say too, so click and comment, why don’t you?

Lucie, one of our newest bloggers, wants you to know that living a life of purpose is an admirable goal, yet you know what they say about the road being paved with good intentions. Some days it’s a bumpy road.

SoBabyBoomer says most people used to pay off their debts before retiring. Yet, more Americans are reaching their 60s with so much debt they can’t afford to retire.

Over at Contemporary Retirement, Ann asks: D.N.R. (Do Not Resuscitate) or G.E.Y.G. (Gimme Everything You’ve Got)? Where do you stand?

Sightings offers a Remember Him? posting that should bring back memories of a sports great who was as famous off the court as he was in the stadium … not for silly made-for-TV antics, but for his fight against a terrible disease, his commitment to justice and equality, and his inspiring message to young people everywhere.

Now that we have some perspective, how do you think 9/11 changed the way you live your life? Laura Lee has some thoughts on that this week.

And the Accidental Locavore would like you to remember the farmers who have been terribly impacted by Hurricane Irene and the rains following it. Besides shopping at your local farmers’ market here are some other ways to help them out.



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