Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Twenty-something adults had all the fun with reality shows like the Real World, American Idol, The Apprentice and the Bachelorette. We Boomers had nothing, so I wrote to ABC and asked them to create a show called "Baby Boomer Bachelorette". I volunteered to be the first "Baby Boomer Bachelorette". But, I never heard anything back from them!
Finally, we have our own show - "Sunset Daze", which follows a group of fun-loving boomers who are living in Sun City in Arizona.
Think "Real World" with wrinkles, grey hair and Viagra! I just watched an episode and it's a riot with the Boomers acting like Spring Breakers on a perpetual break. They're boozing it up at happy hour, talking about sex, trying to find a date and lounging by the pool.
Check it out on WE tv. http://www.wetv.com/
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Have you ever thought you were having a heart attack, but then felt like it probably was nothing more than indigestion?
What most people don't realize is that actually having a heart attack often feels very different that what's depicted in the movies and on TV. It's not always that feeling like there's a ton of bricks sitting on your chest.
As per the American Heart Association, some of the warning signs can be as simple as:
- Chest discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes or that goes away and comes back.
- Discomfort in other areas of the upper body such as pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
- Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort, including breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
Last week my brother Joe had a heart attack. Like most men, he thought "Oh, it's nothing more than indigestion". Luckily, his wife pushed him to go to the hospital. Even there he told the Doctors "Give me some Tums; I've just got an upset stomach."
Little did he know that he was having a full-blown heart attack and that his right carotid artery was 90% blocked. It was a very frightening situation; he flat-lined, had CPR, and had to be air-evacuated to a larger hospital for immediately surgery. Thank God he survived!
So please check out the info at the website below and never hesitate to call 911. Get to the hospital immediately if there's any chance that you're having a heart attack! There's no shame in being wrong -- in fact, you might just live to tell someone about your ambulance ride!!
Nothings beats live music and it's such fun nowadays with the revival of many of my favorite groups.
Last night I went to the Sgt. Pepper/Beatles Concert put on by the Colorado Symphony. I wasn't quite sure what to expect as Beatles and Symphony sounded contradictory, but what a great concert. A group called Jeans'n Classics headlined and sang the Beatles' songs.
The lead singer, Jean Meilleur, is a phenomenal entertainer. I was shocked that I hadn't heard of him before as to me he's just as good as Rod Stewart.
Jean'n Classics performs with symphonies throughout the States.
For a fun-filled evening, check out their schedule below: