January 26, 2012

All Aboard for “Therapy Thursday”

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 3:34 pm

Welcome aboard fellow passengers and welcome to another “Therapy Thursday” session.  Today’s offering could be summarized as a combo Therapy and psychological offering.  So without further a due let’s wonder on back to the movie car and check out the video now playing.

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And some additional Boomer thoughts from me:

Nothing sucks more now than that moment during an argument when I realize I’m wrong.  At least with age comes wisdom…so I slow my roll…sometimes.  Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional…

Hey!!!  Was learning cursive really necessary?  Think about it…

I’m getting cranky in my old age, for example:  As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

See ya tomorrow,

All Aboard!  The LifeTrain!!!

January 23, 2012

Merry Monday…Living the “BOOMER Life” (Part 1 of 4)

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 4:14 pm

Hey fellow passengers, “Merry Monday!”.  As we start the week I’d like to share some thoughts with you about this complex thing called life.  Sometimes I think life would be alot ez’er if we found ways to stay mellow…so…I selected this song to set the mood for this week and also to say…Merry Monday!  I hope you enjoy it as I share my thoughts this week on…Living the BOOMER Life (Part I).

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Sidenote, while listening to this I’m wishing I was a DJ, in a dark booth round mid-night.  I would use my best early morning, Barry White baritone voice and say something like “yea…baby…baby..can ya dig it?”  …”I knew that you would…”  “This is DJ Chuck Dawg…with”  [pause]  “the quiet storm”.

Anyway I digress.

I suspect tht most of the passengers who jump aboard the train are Baby (or pre) baby boomers.  As such we are facing a multitude of boomer issues.  Parental care, health issues, financial/retirment issues, social issues, …well the list goes on for us 40-50 plus folk.  For baby boomers in late middle age and entering older age, an ability to laugh keeps things on an even footing and helps to ‘ground’ emotions that might otherwise topple confidence and self esteem.  More and more I read about professionals in the physiology realm recommend laughter as a antidote against an early grave and evidence bears out that the ability to apply humor to even the most tragic of circumstances can lighten the spirit and help get life back on track again.

So, I have surmised for this week that we should learn to take a humorous and philosophical look at things sometimes to help balance out the sometimes harsh realities of aging.  So this week…let’s mellow out, keep a smile on, don a positive attitude and make each day this week, not just Monday…A Merry Day!

Here’s a few thoughts I’d like to share in Part one of this week’s topic, Living the “BOOMER Life”:

I find myself having more and more friends scheduled for some type of a body replacement.  And on that note, A “BIG” shout out to my friend Michael “NASTY MAN” Mayfield.  Michael is recuperating from hip replacement
surgery.   Ladies beware, his nasty-ness is on the mend.  Is limp pimp will now be back to just a pimp…and that’s OK with me as it means my friend is on the mend.

More and more I find myself in the lot of a Mall, Store or just walking down the street and realize that I’m going in the complete opposite direction of where I’m supposed to be going?  But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which I came, I (literally) have to first do something like check my watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to myself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks I’m crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.

I’m wondering more and more if my best friend’s job should be to immediately clear my computer history when I die.  I wasn’t always saved…(and don’t front… neither were you…LOL) That one might hit you later…

I’m wondering now, how many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear what they said?  …and

Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using ‘as in’ examples, more and more I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot.  Today I had to spell my boss’s last name to an attorney and said “Yes that’s G as in…(10 second lapse)…ummm…Goonies”

And you know what?  To end Part one I say, “I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.”

P.S. Who Are the Baby Boomers?  The Baby Boomer Generation represents people born between the years 1946 and 1964 – now between the ages of 44 and 62.
Merry Monday, All Aboard…The LifeTrain!


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January 17, 2012

Tuesday’s Tech Tip: How’s about a double quarter pounder with Casu marzu…or

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 6:26 am
Casu marzu Creative Commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casu_marzu

Or a pizza with pepperoni and extra Casu Marzu!

Casu Marzu

Casu marzu is a cheese considered a regional delicacy in Sardinia. Its name translates as “rotten cheese,” and with good reason — it’s the end product of leaving an entire chunk of pecorino cheese outside and allowing it not only to ferment but to become infested with fly larvae.

This can constitute a nasty surprise for the uninitiated, as the larvae can jump as high as 6 inches into the air when disturbed.

Casu marzu was banned in the European Union for reasons of human safety. Eating the cheese with the larvae still alive can cause parasitic infections, and eating it after the larvae have died means consuming a product that has become so fermented, it is too toxic for human consumption. The ideal compromise would be to remove the living larvae and eat the cheese once it’s free of its larval guests, but doing so is said to cheat the consumer out of its aphrodisiac qualities.

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January 7, 2012

Tuesday’s Tips (Today’s line-up)

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 5:00 am

All Aboard!  All aboard for Tuesday’s Tips here on the LifeTrain.

KICK IT!  The music and read about what tips you will find today as you scroll down for a total of (4)four tip posts for 1-07-2013.

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  • Station Stop: “TECHNOLOGY” – This is a “NOT TO BE MISSED” money saving tip from Dr. Bill.  I highly encourage you to begin to understand “FREEWARE”.  This Post is a good introdcution.
  • A Love Tip.  Love is such a complex yet simple gift from our father.  Honestly, I’m still trying to figure it all out.  See some my on-going summations in todsy’s “LOVE TIP”.
  • GET READY! GET READY! GET READY!  Praying4you.org!  Check out the information forth coming and already in place brought to you by Praying 4 you ministries.
  • And finally “ONE MO GIN” for the season concerning the holiday and drunk driving with the Attorney, Ewing Carter III.  A very important recycle…as a public service.