Tag: fifty plus

Fifty Plus: High-tech appliances and Pavlov’s theory

It all started with the water bill. Our water bill is unusually high for the low occupancy of our old home.


Fifty Plus: Keeping up with technology

I haven’t had fake nails in seven years. It got annoying getting a fill every two weeks. A girl at work, Deidre, has the cutest very long gel nails.


Fifty Plus: Always on my first day at work

It never fails. Throughout my working career one of my children or husband had a stupid emergency on my first day at work.


Fifty Plus: Sweet 16th Amendment – income tax!

It will be challenging not to drop a few vile words throughout this column. Income tax. Every year I have to pay.


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Fifty Plus: I won! Wait, what?

It was my first silent auction online and I was bidding on a few items. It was a lot of fun.


Fifty Plus: Chiropractors – even for wimps like me

I don’t like pain. I’m that person that gets a paper cut and needs a week convalescent leave. I don’t know how I managed to give birth.


Fifty Plus: Hockey playoffs and evil super powers

We’re fans of hockey at my house and it’s playoff season. Well, my husband and daughter are the fans with me giving just a mild rat’s ass.


Fifty Plus: Man caves

I don’t understand this obsession men have with man caves. My husband is working on his official man cave. I thought his shop was his man cave.


Fifty Plus: Plumbing issues in North Carolina

There appears to be major sewage malfunctions in North Carolina. Initially, I thought it was going to be a costly infrastructure burden on the state.


Fifty Plus: Are you not entertained?

We are ancient Rome. We welcome distractions in our country. Our country is, although it should not be, an embarrassment.


Fifty Plus: Never too old to be stupid … or get a puppy

My canine companion and best friend, Bubbles, died January 5th. She was my companion for almost eleven years. As any animal lover will understand, the loss was unbearable.


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Fifty Plus: Thinning and gray hair … men v. women

It’s just not fair. Men look awesome with that silver running through their hair. Thinning hair.


Fifty Plus: Aging parents

We just get our kids through college, we have a wedding or two, we have a few grandchildren, we are in debt, we think it’s finally our time, and then our parents get old.


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Fifty Plus: Muffin tops, the Battle of the Bulge, and the “e” word

There are a few words in the English language that repulse me. The “e” word is on the top of my list. Exercise.


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Fifty Plus: Hearing loss

Reading glasses are one thing, but starting to gradually lose my hearing is something else. My hearing was perfect up until a few years ago.


Fifty Plus: Reading glasses

I was strolling through the forest with my walking stick (because I’m 55), saw a hornets’ nest, observed it and thought, “Not today.”


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Fifty Plus: Boomer Power

This is the first of my on-going columns geared toward the baby boomers. However, generations prior and after take heed.