Tuesday, August 9, 2016

AUGUST 39ers UN-Birthday Oasis

Feeling the heat August 39ers?

Whatever cool way you’re celebrating your birthday month, no doubt somewhere, life-of-the-party Leos (07/23 – 08/22) are turning impish Virgos (08/23 – 09/22) on to some cool party tricks during these hot, steamy days.

August was originally known as Sextilis in Latin, and held the sixth month place on the calendar until around 700BC (talk about confusing the masses). But it wasn’t enough for Augustus to establish the Roman Empire – his many triumphs inspired the powers that be to rename and move Sextilis to the eighth month in commemoration of the month’s numerous victories.

So Leos, wielding boisterous words with a Gladiolus stalk like the “sword lily” your birth month flower is, you can be sure to command attention, taking your slice of summer life to the hilt.

Virgos seeking something a little more sedate? Try a trip to Arizona for some Peridot hunting! The desert is famous for its Peridot gem quality.

It’s easy to believe stories of its magical powers and healing properties, as the bright green birthstone mesmerizes with multi-layered cool, green depths.

OK, snap out of it – time to get on with the month – and on with the party, August 39ers!

Celebrate the day and take your mind off the heat. Aw heck, just celebrate the whole month, creating an oasis of diversions – in your mind, if not in deed – that toast your life. You deserve it

Happy UN-Birthday AUGUST 39ers!
(Here’s lookin’ at you, kids – 39AHC Birthday 39ers, Linda, Jim and Stephanie.)

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Happy UN-Birthday JULY 39ers

July 39ers Sparkle in the Summer Sun! 

Do you know a July 39er who’s a glittery “gem” in your circle of life? Of course, all 39ers are gems! But everyone seems to sparkle a little brighter during their birth month, don’t you think?

We often have fun here with birthstone/gemstone information and gift suggestions … this month’s shiny gems are especially intriguing … there is more to July than Ruby Baby.*

Gemstones play a part in our lives even if we don’t subscribe to the tenets of astrology. A popular gift item over millennia, gems have touched us in many fascinating ways.

Not only do gemstones symbolize our birth month, but identify us even by different centuries, eras, and cultures. Take July’s resplendent ruby …

July’s gemstone via the American Gem Society is established as the royal Ruby, but … “In 1912, in an effort to standardize birthstones, the (American) National Association of Jewelers met in Kansas and officially adopted a list.” (Wiki)

Famed Tiffany & Co. even published poems of an “unknown author" in an 1870 pamphlet, lionizing our birthstones. Their July verse: The glowing ruby shall adorn, | Those who in July are born; | Then they'll be exempt and free | From love's doubts and anxiety. But doesn't the day you were born deserve something sparkly?

According to Wiki’s lengthy background of gemstones, there are also birth “day” stones allocated by day of the week! Saturday, for instance, shares two: turquoise and diamond.

Perusing gems through history has revealed multiple beauties ruling over each month, astrological sign, and even day of the week you were born

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Surf’s Up June 39ers

June 39ers Singin’ Surf Tunes!

Cowabunga, dude, let’s party hearty!
Goin’ to Surf City ♪…gonna have some fun…♪  

For years I’ve been urging you to celebrate birthdays not just for a day, but all month.

So let’s head into summer with International Surf Music Month! Thinking Boomer memories of Endless Summer (1966) and Gidget (TV, 1965).

But the surf craze began influencing our music as early as June 2, 1963, with the KRLA TUNEDEX music survey, charting these great twangy surf tunes in its top 40. 

Take a stroll down Memory Lane on your way to a 39 and Holding beach blanket bingo party:
# 7         SURF CITY                       JAN & DEAN
#12        Surfin U.S.A./Shut Down    The Beach Boys
#23        Crazy Days Of Summer      Nat "King" Cole
#28        Surf Walk                          Manuel & Renegades
#32        We're Going Surfin'             The Wailers

I threw in ol’ Nat King Cole’s song, ‘cause summer and surfin’ just go together, ya know? Like adding National Flip Flop Day – June 17th – to our list of reasons to celebrate!

Of course, dear 39ers, June is also more than daddy month, Father’s Day, June 19, and Limbo Rock beach parties. Put a spotlight on your 39er birthday and theme your party with:

June 6   YoYo Day

Whether you’re channeling your inner Gemini Twins (05/21 – 06/20) or kicking sand in your Cancer Crab mood (06/21 – 07/22), there is always a reason to party hearty.

You know the old adage, “Stop to smell the roses”? They’re June’s signature flower – don’t smell just one – grab a bunch! You deserve ‘em.

Happy UN-Birthday JUNE 39ers,
(Here’s lookin’ at you, kids – 39AHC Birthday 39ers, Sally, Christine and Melanie!)

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*Thank you for the special observance day list, Brownielocks!

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