Opinion: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Opinion: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Millennials and Gen Z are calling this pandemic “Boomer Remover”

The CDC is referring to the outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). (Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html)

It is being labeled a pandemic globally. The last pandemic of record traces back to 1918. It was “caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. Although there is no universal consensus regarding where the virus originated, it spread worldwide during 1918-1919.  In the United States, it was first identified in military personnel in spring 1918. It is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States.” (Source: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-pandemic-h1n1.html)

Baby boomers is the generational term given to persons born between 1946 and 1964, the post World War II era. The younger generations are referring to this new pandemic as “Boomer remover”. I’m disgusted. 

1. Humanity

We are all human. And I would think, particularly in this day in age, we would also SHOW humanity – kindness, mercy, sympathy. To refer to an outbreak of illness in such cruel terms is everything BUT showing humanity. Shame on you.

2. Perspective

The idiots using these terms are taking to the Internet. Newsflash, the internet your generation has thrived on was created by a boomer. That’s a fact. Your connection to the world is thanks to our boomers. The soapbox that you are using to exercise your cruel freedom of speech is possible thanks to our baby boomers. Stop and think about that.

Baby boomers have contributed so much to our society. To refer to a crisis that is real and happening globally in the way many have is disturbing. We have had so many history lessons on how detrimental something like this can be. Take a lesson. Apologize. And stop referring to Coronavirus as “Boomer remover”.

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2020: Get ORGANIZED for the New Year

2020: Get ORGANIZED for the New Year

Jumping into a new decade, I decided to evaluate some planners so that I can make the most of EVERY day. That’s a tall order, but the focus was to have something that would help inspire me on those days where personal motivation may be lacking. 

My go-to’s in recent years have been the Panda Planner and most recently the AmazonBasics Daily Planner, which essentially is a less expensive version of the Panda Planner. These continue to be excellent choices, truly. They offer daily, weekly and monthly view options that can help you get your day to day outlined and streamlined in no time.

Which brings me to why I made a change. The planners were working well for me. Except when they weren’t. And that’s where this new planner comes in. I had read about Brendon Burchard, read his books and had started listening to his podcasts. Long story short, I could relate to this guy’s drive and admired what he has done with his career. I don’t want to be a coach or influencer per se, but I do want to continue to move my career forward. And when I looked at his High Performance Planner, I knew it was what I wanted to use to catapult me into a new decade. It helps me manage my Mom duties, our family events and my client project commitments. So I’m not changing the world with this planner, but if YOU want to do it, this is a great planner for you to consider.

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Frito-Lay Variety Pack, Classic Mix – What’s YOUR order?

Frito-Lay Variety Pack, Classic Mix – What’s YOUR order?

The other day, the best local morning show anchors weighed in on the Frito-Lay Classic Mix. Everyone had their preference, and everyone had their order of how they enjoyed the variety pack. Low and behold, after seeing this episode, it seems like the Frito-Lay Classic Mix is everywhere I am on the internet. So, I figured, why not and weigh in myself.

We do typically stock this at home for school lunches. And yes, I know which kid likes what and who not to give what to. It’s funny how EVERYONE seems to have their own order of likeness.

For example, if I were to choose an order of snacks, mine would look something like:


There really is no method to the madness here. And I’m sure that, depending on my mood, this order is subject to change at any given time. When I hot the hubs to weigh in, his order looked something like this:

It works out pretty well for he and I – I love Cool Ranch where it is last on his list. With kids though, we don’t get a lot of opportunities to get to snacks like these. And I’m okay with that – I would rather eat whatever we have going in the sous vide.

I love that some people who texted or called into the show said that they just like one or two, then “trash” the rest (please donate unopened packages to a food bank – don’t trash the food!).

Anyway, I am sure YOU have an order that you like. So comment below and share using our sidebar on the left!

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