Feeling Fifty in Fifty

Nothing says to you “I feel old” faster than a few innocent comments from young men.


Young Men: “Woah, Mrs B.  Did you MAKE that Chex Party Mix?”

Me:  “I did”

Young Men:  “We’ve never knew you could make it homemade!”

Me: “It’s a recipe from the olden days.”

Young Men: “Woah!”








-written in response to DPchallenge

something worth sharing….

Weekly Challenge: Creativity

Creativity: The ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination: 

Being an avid Blogger, (my new hobby!) you tend to come across blogs, videos & photo’s that are brilliant.  You can’t help but wish that you had come up with that idea first.


Like, for instance, Brandon, the guy from New York who created the Facebook and Tumblr pages, “Humans of New York.”   Each day, he randomly picks strangers out of the blue, takes their photograph and writes a one or two sentence blurb about them.  A super condensed version of “their story.”  He has about a gazillion followers.  He has been featured on every news show from here to the end of the earth.  And has been written up in The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal & CBS New York…just to name a few.  All because he had a great idea.  Well Shoot!  I could have done that.  But he thought of it first.

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And how about that  Jenny Lawson – The Bloggess ~ She has millions of followers and fans.  She’s an accomplished blogger and a published author.  She’s amazingly witty.  (Cracks me up!!)   “She’s like Mother Teresa, Only Better.”  Well, shoot.  I could be like Mother Theresa!  She thought of it first, tho.

tumblr_static_bloggesslogo__1_For the past week, I have been stuck in the house.  Mainly because I am not feeling my usual 110%.  But also because the Polar Vortex has caused our tempts to plummet to about -100º and has dumped about 200 feet of snow on us.  Ok, I exaggerate.  But man, we have a TON of it.  It’s all very stressful!!


Since I have been hibernating indoors, I have been spending just a tad bit more time online.  I’ve been surfing WordPress.  And boy oh boy I have found some amazing stuff!  There’s more creative people than you could ever, ever imagine.  It’s truly amazing!  (How do they do it?)

I consider myself a blogger with impeccable taste.   An Über Blogger, if you will.   Brilliant, even!  (I kid!!… it’s the cabin fever setting in.)  And because of this, I am going to share with you a little Vimeo I ran across.  I think you are going to be as blown away from it as I was.  So, Rick Mereki, Thank you for your brilliance and for sharing with the world, your creative Vimeo.  I wish I had thought of this first!!!