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Resurrection in Torrevieja – an Easter Story

Here in Torrevieja, Spain, things have been quiet up until this week. Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter, also marks the official beginning of the travel season. Torrevieja, a city with a population of about 100,000, slumbers peacefully through...
by applecore on Apr 21, 2014

Scratching Records and Making Up Words

I spent six hours today scratching records and making up passwords. Thanks Heartbleed. What a pain in the tookus. I’m guessing productivity took a nosedive around the world as people stopped to change the elebenty eleben passwords on sites they...
by Going Like Sixty on Apr 19, 2014

Printable Retail and Mall Store Coupons for Easter Weekend

  Printable Retail and Mall Store Coupons for Easter Weekend Going to the mall this weekend? Save money on your purchases when you use these retail and mall store coupons. Thank you to Surviving the Stores for your help gathering up the best retai...
by More with Less Today on Apr 18, 2014

A Pre-Retirement Financial Checklist

Are you within a few years of retirement? It’s time to get your financial house in order. Here are several items to include on your pre-retirement financial checklist.  Review your company benefits   Your 401(k) plan might be your largest and m...
by The Chicago Financial Planner on Apr 16, 2014

I Hit the Jackpot in Torrevieja

This was the final week of the Tapas Crawl, the 10th Annual Ruta de Las Tapas. We set out for the town center to check out the annual Book Fair on the downtown waterfront. Florence and I are avid readers, and we were interested to see if there were m...
by applecore on Apr 14, 2014

I Hit the Jackpot in Torrevieja

This was the final week of the Tapas Crawl, the 10th Annual Ruta de Las Tapas. We set out for the town center to check out the annual Book Fair on the downtown waterfront. Florence and I are avid readers, and we were interested to see if there were m...
by applecore on Apr 14, 2014

Traveling to Costa Rica for the First Time? Use a Travel Agent

In the modern age, global travel is a reality thanks to open borders in most countries. Additionally, digital technology makes it easy to plan a vacation to anywhere in the world. However, the internet can’t be used as the only … Continue...
by Going Like Sixty on Apr 13, 2014

In Search of Wild Guacimo Costa Rica

The New York Times is searching for Wild Costa Rica. They are in the southern zone. Here is wild life we see regularly in Guacimo de Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica… … Continue reading →Heres some old fun postsCosta Rica Flowers Bloomi...
by Going Like Sixty on Apr 13, 2014

Two Germans and a Golden Walk Into a Bar

  Bulbous is being observed in the hospital. I spent a couple days there too as a requirement of the hospital. Now it’s St. Todd DeCubbville’s turn, so I am doggy watching. The above is not photoshopped. I put Xanax … Continue...
by Going Like Sixty on Mar 25, 2014

My Streak of Meeting Famous Costa Ricans Is Extended

This is one Tico I don’t want to sit across a table from. He’s a professional poker player. He was just voted into the Poker Hall of Fame. He came wandering into the airport and I recognized him immediately. But … Continue reading &...
by Going Like Sixty on Mar 18, 2014

Costa Rica’s Unknown Fashion: Happy Earmuff Invention Day

  Hell, earmuffs are practically extinct in frozen weather climates. But today is the day that Chester Greenwood was given a patent for earmuffs back in 1877. He was awarded patent #188,292 for his grandmother’s creation. Gramma’s do...
by Going Like Sixty on Mar 13, 2014

XPlosion XPocalypse of XPloits XPected

I’m no Xpert, but I’m XPecting an Xplosion on April 9, 2014. Windows XP operating system will cease to be support by Microsoft on April 8. There are 500 million computers around the world that are still running XP. To … Continue rea...
by Going Like Sixty on Mar 12, 2014

Animated Gif Monday – Life of a Blogger

So true just add in a stop to the potty. Click through, you will love it! LOLarious.     BoomSpeak.com … Continue reading →...
by Going Like Sixty on Mar 10, 2014

Old Lady Weckerly Spins In Her Grave: I Teach English

Old lady Weckerly, my blind english teacher in high school, is spinning in her grave right about now. I”m helping a young lady practice her english so she can teach in a bi-lingual kindergarten. Yes, there is teaching involved. As … Conti...
by Going Like Sixty on Mar 7, 2014

Every Water Board Annual Meeting Notice Should Look As Good As This One

  Saturday evening, our house cleaner, Maricela showed up at the gate and handed me a neatly folded, hand printed note shown above. (Note the trimmed edge using Pinking shears – which Nancy had a fit about because “you should …...
by Going Like Sixty on Mar 4, 2014

Pet Peeves

Cats and dogs are the most popular pets in every country we have visited.  In many Latin American countries, stray dogs were common.  They were not feral, so they were most likely abandoned.  In some cases the dogs would form packs.  While gather...
by applecore on Mar 4, 2014

Microsoft Needs to Employ “The Help” for XP Transitions

Microsoft Windows XP will die April 8, 2014. Bill Gates has resumed his prickery as he rejoins Microsoft in a leadership role. He killed XP – a 12-year-old operating system that was working just fine on my old Dusty Dell … Continue readin...
by Going Like Sixty on Mar 1, 2014

Starting Anew in Torrevieja, Spain

We have walked the city streets, learned the bus routes, visited the central shopping mall, checked out the main cathedral and located the nearest supermarkets and the public library.  Now that we have our feet on the ground we are free to check out...
by applecore on Feb 26, 2014

Animated Gif Monday – Inside a Milk Maker

Just add chocolate syrup and couple gallons if ice cream to a cold cow for instant milk-shakes. thanks MiChunche.com … Continue reading →Heres some old fun postsThank you, I Will Not Have Any Chocolate Wine. Well, Maybe…Friday Five...
by Going Like Sixty on Feb 24, 2014

Growing Older, Staying In Style: Men’s Style Tips for a Fab 50+

This week’s look back at favorite posts from my 15th Anniversay of FocusOnStyle online takes a look at age-appropriate fashion for guys over 50. Mens’ style– like women’s– shouldn’t have an expiration date, and lo...
by FocusOnStyle.com on Feb 22, 2014


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