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AARP’s Life@50+ = Bargain of a Lifetime!

Posted on 09/24/2012 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsHands down, the best $25 I’ve ever spent: AARP’s Life@50+ National Event. That’s the price of admission for the entire three day event ($35 for non-members), and you easily get 10 times that amount in return value in the form of world class entertainment, cutting edge information, and schwag … lots and lots of schwag. This past week, Life@50+ 2012 was held in New Orleans, and on Saturday – the last day of the event – I woke up with a …

‘Marigold Hotel’ High Tea at the Movies for Grownups Film Festival

Posted on 09/21/2012 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentWe were already thrilled to be showing this year’s most prominent movie for grownups — The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel — at our film festival this year, but 20th Century Fox did us a true solid by hosting a High British Tea reception before today’s screening. As you can see, the room was striking, with decorations and tea settings that evoked the film’s unique story, about a group of British retirees who settle down in India. Lovely Indian music played, and the …

Plenty of Movies for Grownups at Friday’s Film Festival

Posted on 09/21/2012 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentGreetings from New Orleans. I’ve just spent the evening strolling around the French Quarter, which for those of you who have never been is something of a cross between Downtown Disney and the Innermost Circle of Hell.But most importantly, this afternoon I was at the Louisiana Theatre at the New Orleans Convention Center watching the final preparations for our Movies for Grownups Film Festival. It’s all part of AARP’s Life@50+ Member Event, which is drawing tens of thousands of folks …

“I’d Rather Be Married to Someone Who Hates My Politics Than My Mama”

Posted on 10/1/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeJames Carville and Mary Matalin address AARP members at Orlando@50+ 2010

"I'd Rather Be Married to Someone Who Hates My Politics Than My Mama"

Posted on 10/1/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeJames Carville and Mary Matalin address AARP members at Orlando@50+ 2010

New Orleans, Five Years Later

Posted on 08/24/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family(via b67hobo) August 23rd, 2005: Hurricane Katrina forms over the Bahamas. You’ll see a lot of five-year-retrospectives on Katrina this week. (NYT on flood protection: Washington Post on HBO’s documentary airing tonight). It’s worth remembering that floodwaters are currently causing extreme damage in Pakistan (insane pictures here, here, and here) . As always, Red Cross has a donation link up. Finally: From the AARP-assisted comeback of the Hollygrove neighborhood in New Orleans: “The hurricane completely wiped us out. But at …