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Friday, January 20, 2012

WOOF: Women Over Fifty - Exercise!

WOOFers need weight training! After careful study, we recommend this progressive exercise.

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.

With a 5-lb potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.

Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato bags.

Then try 50-lb potato bags and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute.(I'm at this level)

After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.

Don't thank us, just FEEL THE BURN!

For more useless exercise tips: WOOF: Women Only Over Fifty
WOOF: Women Only Over Fifty


Monday, January 9, 2012

WOOF: Media Monday: Remember When?

Remember when your grandmother wore these shoes? Not too different than the granny shoes we wore in one of the previous "ugly clothes" decades.
How about the days when $2.98 could buy a fantastic suit?
What about some old-timey Spanks for $.99!! I could go for that!
If you're not in to clothes, just imagine buying a refridgerater for $11.95! Okay, so this isn't exactly our modern day side-by-side, but cutting edge, in its day.

WOOF question(s) of the week.

How the Sam Hill did things get so disproportionately expensive?? and...

Would you like to go back in time when you could own a pair of shoes called "Goodyear Welts" for $1.98? Imagine the traction you'd have trying to pull on one of those miserable girdles!

Read more fashion ins and outs in WOOF: Women Only Over Fifty
WOOF: Women Only Over Fifty


Monday, January 2, 2012

WOOF: Media Monday-Love In A Nutshell


Who out there listens to audio books? I have to confess that I don't...unless I'm on a looooong automobile trip. And, my loooooong, I mean 7 hours or so.

After stuffing our faces with breakfast burritos, chugging latte's, and small-talking for an hour or so, my husband and I popped in the the CD version of Love In A Nutshell, by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelley, on our way north for Christmas. Although not his "cup of tea," we both enjoyed this lighthearted mystery/romance.  

There is no doubt Kate Appleton was better off when her marriage ended. (In my opinion, her ex was a jerk! After battling Kate for custody of their poodle, he abandoned Stella at the whim of his new girlfriend.) Losing her job, however, as a magazine editor…not so good.

How could she have guessed that moving back to her childhood home in Michigan would lead to a new career and stint as a private investigator for Matt Cullhane, the good-looking owner of Depot Brewery? Even Kate's dislike of beer and allergy to hops didn't slow her down.  

The novel is fast-paced, and the main characters are developed to the point that Kate, Matt, and their canine companions seem like old friends at the end.

The narration by Lorelei King is pleasing, crisp, and easy to follow. My only complaint is that Ms. King's doggy diction borders on silly. Her "woofs" definitely need work. LOL!

That said, Love In A Nutshell is an enjoyable, recommended read.

About The Authors:

Janet Evanovich is the #1 bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, Between the Numbers novels, Wicked Appetite, and How I Write. She lives in Florida. Visit her at www.evanovich.com

Dorien Kelly lives in Michigan with one or more of her three children, a couple of random and crazy rescue dogs, and a very spoiled West Highland White Terrier who is under the mistaken impression that he runs the whole pack. Please visit her at www.dorienkelly.com.
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