Hi, I am Pat. Welcome to my blog, a place where I can write, rant and rave into the blogosphere about the adventures and misadventures of everyday life. My mission here with boomerrantz is to express some ageing boomer opinions about how I perceive the world around me, in all its glory and carbuncles.
Finding inspiration It’s very hard to think nice thoughts when your hair is getting thinner, your waist is getting thicker and your memory is experiencing intermittent disconnects in reception. Sometimes it seems doctor’s appointments, hospital visits and talking back to the television set is the only social life we have. Staying motivated is tough Getting […]
Well folks, it’s been quite a year of world disasters, the usual corruption in politics and enough nasty Trump-induced breaking news to make my ears bleed. So as we turn our thoughts to gentler things at this time of year, I struggle to put all this behind me and think kinder thoughts of my fellow […]
What the fuzz? Okay, I realize I’m off the charts here with asking you such a boldly bumptious question. Nor do I have any intention of following through on the answer if you say yes. I’ve been under a wee bit of stress lately and decided I needed some pampering. So I scheduled myself into […]
Etched in My Brain I remember the day in 1953 when we got electricity in our town. I remember the day in 1963 when President Kennedy was shot. I remember the day in 2015 when I became obsessed with Donald J. Trump. It was June 16th when he rode that escalator like a vainglorious king, […]
WHAT? Remember when you went to a restaurant and you didn’t come home with a raging headache and hoarse from a night out? Remember when you could talk to your dinner partners and have a meaningful conversation – and not have to shout above the music playing at inhuman sound levels? Can anyone remember those good […]
Calling me names: Someone recently called me a technobot. In my crusty rusty years, I’ve been called worse. I certainly do love to embrace (or downright cuddle and spoon) new technology innovations with the anticipation and thrill of a teenage kiss. You may have read about these developing passions of mine in my 50 Shades of Mac […]
Here’s my story: Gather round and hear my tale, My secret past, I must unveil, The day I faced my deepest fear, And beaned a groper in the ear. Now please don’t judge my actions then, I’ve never done that deed again, But I can really be a witch, When I’m provoked […]
Telling Lies: During the 1980’s when conspicuous consumption was the flavour of the decade, an insidious marketing slogan saturated our spongy boomer-brains like a pop-culture virus. It promised us freedom from life’s miseries when we arrived at the magic age of fifty-five. We aspired to live like the advertisements and longed to become the beautiful retirees […]
‘Twas the day to make meat pies, the onions were sliced. The ground pork was sizzling, the mushrooms were diced. When, what to my family’s surprise should appear, But me in an apron and snorkel mask gear! Cyber-confessions: With Christmas looming large on the horizon, I look forward to our annual meat-pie-making ceremony. It always […]
I need to tell you a story: Prologue: The other day, I sat in the lobby of my condo building waiting for Hubsey to pick me up at the front door. As I sat on the bench, I admired the beautiful Christmas decorations all around me. A team of dedicated volunteers take time out of […]
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