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Laura Boswell


Lover of all things bright and beautiful - travel, relationships, sports, pets, and the perfect dry martini.

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Prince Versus Plasma: My Cassette Tape Conundrum

Posted on 08/29/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TechnologyAmong Best Buy’s TVs, some stretching nearly three yards across, the 46-inch plasma model suddenly looked small. And the fifty was on sale “with, like, a free Blu-Ray player,” noted Trevor, my Product Consultant, braces glittering on the smile beneath his peach-fuzz mustache. My bleeding heart already doubted a new TV. Where did all the old ones go? Shouldn’t I be reading more? I drop cell phones into toilets. I melted my last laptop setting it on the stove to …

Can’t Help Falling in Love with Elvis, 35 Years Later

Posted on 08/15/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentAs usual, my sister Lynda had to go and ruin everything. August 16, 1977, had started off just fine. Kindergarten was still a week away. My father had a rare day off from the Memphis Police homicide unit. And we were moving into our new home, the suburban “upstairs-downstairs” house I had always wanted. I was bumping on my butt down those newly-carpeted dream stairs when Lynda came galloping over me with the news she’d just heard on the radio: …

Sturgis’ “Hog Heaven” Kick-starts this Week

Posted on 08/8/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentMy favorite bartender, a ponytailed, tattooed man-mountain named “Bullfrog,” slammed his Red Bull, crumpled the can and swung a leathered leg over his Harley. It was 3 a.m., and I was leaving a bachelorette party at a downtown DC bar. Bullfrog was leaving for Sturgis, S.D. and its annual orgy of motorcycle riders. For one August week each year, some 600,000 “hogs,” “choppers,” “trikes” and even the high-speed neon “crotch rockets” normally snubbed by traditionalists nearly double South Dakota’s population. Riders of …