Saturday, April 8, 2017

Happy UN-Birthday APRIL 39ers

Like a Diamond in the Sky 

April ATT-i-tudes
12th – Walk on Your Wild Side Day: It’s been declared by somebody … no one seems to know who, but I’m all for it! What can you do this day … month … year … that is just a tad out of your comfort zone? Need a nudge? Try an offbeat daily excursion in your town or city. Here’s a list for Los Angeles … Wheeeeeeee!

24th - International Sauvignon Blanc Day: Join The Wine Club Group in celebrating a celebrated grape! Don’t know much about it? All you need to know … and then some. Yum … I’ll drink to that! And if you couple it with your new Wild Side … check out how much fun grape stomping can be.😉 (Yep, you Boomers know where the link goes … LU-CY!)

39 Years Ago this Month ~ APRIL 1978  
Quirky Annie Hall won best picture at the 50th Academy Awards. The 1977 movie starred Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, in a poignant romance that captured the era and endeared itself in the realm of classic movies.

While Annie stole our hearts, April 22nd captured our funny bones. The Blues Brothers rocked onto the Saturday Night Live stage for their first appearance on the iconic show (back when it truly Rocked!).

For 39ers who Follow the Stars 
As Aries (March 21st – April 19th) turns its spirited back on us in mid-month, reality-based Taurus (April 20th – May 20th) picks up the slack to guide us into the rites of spring.

Have you ever noticed that both Sun Signs feature horns? Hmmmm … says a lot about free-thinking Aries, and stubborn … I mean, practical and dedicated … Taurus.
Shopping for birthday gifts? Red permeates the Aries psyche, whether they know it or not; and of course, Earth green … for Earth Day on the 22nd… falls into Taurus’s earthy spectrum. But it’s the clarity of the lustrous diamond that will capture the attention of both, as April’s gemstone.

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.
            ~ Luis Buñuel Portolés; Spanish filmmaker, 1900-1983.

Cheese and wine can age, but for 39ersAge is a number … LIFE is ATT-i-tude!TM 

Happy UN-Birthday APRIL 39ers,
(Here’s lookin’ at you, kids – 39AHC Birthday 39ers, Uncle Elvin! Whoohoo – 95 years young!)

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Happy UN-Birthday March 39ers

Dancing the March Jig! 

If Irish dancing doesn’t get you up on your feet, nothing will. It’s hard to resist at least tapping your toes to the bouncy Celtic tunes.

This adorable two-year-old Irish lass proves the lilting music is irresistible! Being a former dancer, I watched this clip four times. Little Georgia is just too cute, joining an Irish dancer on the streets of Galway.

March Moods:  
11th – Genealogy Day: Even if you’re not Irish and care less about family history, are you at all curious about your name? A good place to start 

22nd As Young as You Feel Day: And finally we come to a “holiday” near and dear to 39ers. As Young as You Feel Day should be heartily celebrated!

We’ve adopted it—and the delightful vintage movie with the same name, as our official day and entertainment activity, to enjoy the age we feel in our hearts …

Take a minute and enjoy some history trivia to learn what VERY famous actress was catapulted to stardom with this movie!

Now that I have your attention, March 39ers, let’s get on with your UN-birthday!

39 Years Ago this Month ~ March 1978                      
The California Jam II was in full swing March 18th at the Ontario Motor Speedway in SoCal. More than 350,000 screamin’ fans celebrated Rock & Roll and the month of March with Aerosmith, Foreigner, Ted Nugent, and oh, so many more. Were you there? Rock On!

For 39ers who Follow the Stars   
Pensive Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20) and airy Aries 39ers (21st thru April 19th) are proud to march through the month to their own drumbeat.

Pisces m’dears, try not to take on everyone else’s pain while you empathize with the world’s woes. Lighten up—it’s your month to party!

Audacious and valiant Aries—you’re always ready to grab the bull by the horns. You can’t be faulted for that, ‘cause it nearly always leads to success. Party On!

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
~ George Bernard Shaw; Irish literary Critic, Playwright and Essayist. 1925 Nobel Prize for Literature, 1856-1950. [Quotes.]

One thing we Irish know, is how to play! Play like there’s no tomorrow, because …  
Age is a number … LIFE is ATT-i-tude!TM  

Happy UN-Birthday MARCH 39ers,
(Here’s lookin’ at you, kids – 39AHC Birthday 39ers, Steven, Pat [IM] Susan, and Jim!)

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy UN-Birthday February 39ers

I’m Late! For a Very Important Date … 

It’s true—I’ve been neglecting 39 and Holding Club a bit. Not out of true negligence, but from overwork, as I finish a book for its Big Bro site, Blast from Your Past.

Writing a book is a monumental project that fairly consumes the author, to the point of hibernation. Which brings me to February’s Birthday 39ers!

Deep into our winter hibernation, far away from summer fun and frolic, we must stir and pop open an eye to party with our fave Aquarians and Pisceans.

And though there are other noble reasons to commemorate February along with CupidWorld Radio Day (13th), Presidents’ Day (20th), and Marijuana Awareness Month—for the 39 and Holding Club, February 14th is also “Grandpa” Jack Benny Day! Why do we care? Why … he’s the reason we’re here.

39 Years Ago this Month ~ February 1978                  
Though the Psychedelic Era of love and enlightenment began to follow the tide out to sea in 1978, China jumped on the loving bandwagon this month 39 years ago, as it finally admitted to its people’s love for classic literature. February 11th marks the anniversary of the release of China’s ban on works by Aristotle, Shakespeare, and the beloved British novelist, Charles Dickens. Sheesh. About time. And, February 7th marks ol’ Charlie’s birthday! So he was an Aquarian too …
For 39ers who Follow the Stars 
If you’re a February 39er, the color gods paint you in a kaleidoscope of hues—early Feb Aquarian Water-bearers (Jan 20-Feb 18), can dip into the pool of your moods, with turquoise green, bright blue, or purple.

Walking through the sands of time with Pisces Fish (Feb 19-Mar 20), all shades of green keep you cool. (Not a red heart in sight.)

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
One for the heartIs it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance.
~ Shakespeare, 2 Henry IV 3.4.283

Ah, m’dear February 39ers, BUT … Love does not require performance, it only needs a look, a touch, and a kiss. (Yours truly.)

Happy UN-Birthday FEBRUARY 39ers,
(Here’s lookin’ at you, kids – 39AHC Birthday 39ers, Sharon, & Ms. Rochelle--NEW!)

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