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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Welcome to Blogging Boomers Carnival #22

I'm this week's host blog for the Blogging Boomers Carnival. For those of you who may not know what this carnival is all about, each week a different blogger introduces you to posts put out by some of the best boomer bloggers on the internet. In addition to our regular group of bloggers, we may include guest bloggers for a particular week to introduce you to new voices.

So THIS week, I'm very excited to host, because we have some really wonderful posts from around the US.

First of all, I'd like to send out a general call to any civil engineers, 50 plus and looking for work. On Gen Plus, we're saying hello to a
new employer who is looking for engineers across the US.

I'm so excited about Contemporary Retirement's post, I'm beside myself with cyber-glee. Now that I'm on My Space and text messaging, I don't understand the new lingo. If your kids or grandkids sent you a text message with the abbreviations 10Q or AFAIK in it, would you know what they meant? How about G2G or IKWYM? Struggling? Visit the Contemporary Retirement blog to discover
The Joy of Text.

Of course, you'll need to remember what the abbreviations mean. Well, you may be able to easily resurrect your fading baby boomer memory, according to a new study. Read about it at
The Boomer Chronicles.

Some memories are guaranteed not to fade, especially if you wax nostalgic at I Remember JFK! Generations of kids stretching back to 1923 grew up with wagons produced by the company founded by Italian immigrant Antonio Pasin. And they still do. Even Calvin would take his friend Hobbes on some harrying trips down hillsides in a Radio Flyer.

Rushing to present day,
So Baby Boomer fills us in that sales of second-homes to mostly Baby Boomers represented 36% of all existing and new U.S. residential real estate transactions in 2006.

Humans will do strange and unusual things, especially when cornered or when all the masks fall and we have to deal with what is. Over at
Your Drum, you'll find 25 of the most unforgettable public meltdowns, which either had you scratching your head, laughing or cringing.

But not to worry -- if you are feeling a tad stressed out...it might be time for a spot of tea, because Life Two has the perfect story this week as the weather begins to turn warm... "
Good news for tea drinkers; lowered risk of skin cancer"

And just when you thought it was only the stress... Are years of mascara and curling your lashes making your eyelids look a little bald? Then you might want to check out Café Glam to see what Deborah and JoJami have to say about the newest cosmetic procedure, Eyelash Transplants.

We have two guest bloggers this week:
The Budget Fashionista tells us about the Best Jeans for Older Women, and Healthy B.P.M asks the all important question: Are you as healthy as your mom was?


BOOMj said...

Just thought I would let you know about a new website dedicated to baby boomers called BOOMj.com that your readers may be interested in. There are many nice sections (health, movies, travel etc.) where you can meet new people as well as keep up on all the latest news, tips and goings on in the world. You guys should check it out if you feel so inclined. See ya.


Kathryn said...

Thanks so much for linking to us! We have more great posts coming up!

Kathryn/Budget Fashionista

Wendy, founder, Gen Plus said...

Glad to provide more info and resources for our readers! Welcome to both of you.