Saturday, September 8, 2018

Happy UN-Birthday 39ers September 2018

Milestone Birthday? 39ers Just Wanna Have Fun!

Another 39 and Holding “milestone” birthday looms on my near horizon, so in my inimitable way of dealing with it (or not), I’ve been rethinking the 39 and Holding Club and website.

As a “club,” it will likely stay as-is, with just a fun, laminated “official” card and a cheeky host of logo items for sale. We’re here to remind you that life at any age should be a humorous adventure, not to make a million bucks (though of course, I wouldn’t turn it down). Nor do we want to make you all weepy or worried about the vagaries of old age.

However, it’s been a little light on substance. The categories I’ve played with each month are fine, but I want 39 and Holding Club to offer insights and assistance to Aging with ATT-i-tude. Not just fluff.

There will still be nostalgic music and entertainment events in history, ‘cause … well … music simply makes people smile, and who doesn’t love being entertained?

To give it some perception and depth, a new category will serve as the monthly article lead-in …

👉NEW 39er Fitness and Fun
This article presumes you’ve been into weight training or some type of regular exercise. Uh-huh. Ok, well, if you are, the rules are changing. For instance:
“Old Rule: Stretch a few days a week (after exercise).
New Rule: Stretch after every workout, and then some.”
            Sound advice for whole body health by recognized experts, even if you are just thinking about exercising.

Getting funny bits from the funnies: Garfield turned the big 4-0 this year (June 19) and as he says, “Aging well is the best revenge.”

Turning 40 can be traumatic … if you let it. As one of my favorite go-to comic cats over the decades, Garfield has kept aging in perspective, since his inception in 1978. Do visit his delightful and insightful site!

I may harp on Aging with ATT-i-tude like Garfield on steroids (!), but according to a molecular biologist and health psychologist, there is more to it than we know. In the article, The Secret of Aging and How to Slow It Down, you’ll learn how ATT-i-tude affects your molecular makeup. Love yourself and live longer, well.

39 Years Ago this Month ~ September 1979   
Californians especially, will wax nostalgic at the reminder 39 Years Ago, when the cost of a gallon of gas ran around 86 cents. Yup, it’s true! But then, the average cost of a car was only about $6,848—by 2016, it was $25,449 (and climbing)!

September: KDWB-FM/Minneapolis, Minnesota had enough of their ankle-biter Top 40 AM little sister, switching to album-oriented rock as "K101," which didn’t last long. By early 1980 it started a morphing run that ran the decade (and likely confused its listeners).

September 7: ESPN all-sports channel, the man cave’s reverent alter, hit the history books as the first cable TV channel to run on a 24-hour format. Marriages worldwide have not been the same since. You can thank out-of-work Bill Rasmussen (in 1978), and his son, Scott, ladies. Let the football season begin!

For 39ers who Follow the Stars 
Virgo (08/23-09/22) leads off the month and they’re in control! Listen up world, a Virgo mind is sharp and focused, but this month they dominate … home, business at least ‘til the 21st, while fleet-footed Mercury is stepping through their sign.
For Libra (09/23-10/22), breathe a sigh of relief, as everything gets back to normal (whatever that is) at home. You’ve been in upheaval, but according to the stars, even your finances will straighten themselves out. Enjoy your birthday!

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
“Pain is mysterious, and having fun is the best way to forget it.”   ~ Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara (1911-2017); Japanese physician.  

Great cheese and wine need aging, but 39ers know Age is Just a Number … LIFE is ATT-i-tude!TM 

Happy UN-Birthday SEPTEMBER 39ers,
(This one’s for you, kids – 39AHC UN-Birthday 39ers: Barb, Karen, Jennifer, Thomas, Chad, Scott & Verne!)

Chat on Twitter: @39HoldingClub

Are you a 39er this month? Feel free to share your UN-birthday comments below (click on Comments or if it says No Comments, click that to be the first) and tell us how you really feel about your age and aging. Keep the stories coming!

LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books (of three) in her Blast from Your Past series, available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon, … The Psychedelic Seventies!


Monday, August 6, 2018

Happy UN-Birthday 39ers AUGUST 2018

Hot and Steamy Rock & Roll 39ers! 

We’re breaking heat temperature records across the country this summer. It’s no wonder August is often known as the hottest month of the year.

While you’re seeking ways to thrive and survive, and celebrate 39er birthdays, enjoy reminiscing about …

39 Years Ago this Month ~ AUGUST 1979 
August 24th: Rock music cult film, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School featuring the Ramones, hit the streets on this day. Do you know it could have been called Disco High (as a dirge for its demise?) or Heavy Metal Kids (a nod to its uptick in popularity)? Punk Rock prevailed …

August 25th: “’My Sharona’ by The Knack hits #1 on the Billboard charts.” So says Wiki. But super-competitive radio station, KFRC/San Francisco, jammed it to the top at least two weeks earlier. What made this simple tune so special? Sharona wasn’t that compelling, but apparently, we were tired of saccharin songs and disco. Sharona’s #1 status knocked them off the top for the first time in more than a year! It was enough to signal the coming resurgence of Rock and Heavy Metal.

August 25th: Castle recently ended its long run (2009-2016) on ABC as America’s “sweetheart” sleuth dramedy. But on this day 39 Years Ago, ABC debuted another adorable and cutesy series, Hart to Hart, starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers. Jennifer Hart: “After all the trouble we’ve been through, you want to marry me?” Jonathan: “Well, I’m sure we won’t get into trouble on a weekly basis.” Romantically prophetic.

For 39ers who Follow the Stars
Got a summer party to make a splash at? Chances are you’ll meet one or two party-loving Leos (07/23-08/22), and look out for the impish Virgos (08/23-09/22)!
Don’t worry, you’ll be able to tell them apart. The boisterous Leos command attention in any gathering, even during our hot and steamy heatwaves. They make it easy for Virgos to sneak in while your head’s turned, and plant a big, wet (but refreshing) kiss on your cheek.

Also commanding attention in August is its statuesque birth month flower, the Gladiolus stalk, embodying its nickname of “sword lily.” August 39ers, hold your stance, and take your slice of summer fun to the hilt!
To cool off, peer into the depths of this month’s soothing green birthstone. It’s easy to believe stories of the Peridot’s magical powers and healing properties, as it mesmerizes with multi-layered cool, green facets.

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
“Wrinkled was not one of the things I wanted to be when I grew up!”  ~ Anonymous
            [Hence, the booming business of wrinkle creams!]

Cheers to Senior Citizens Day August 21st!

Great cheese and wine need aging, but for 39ers Age is just a number … LIFE is ATT-i-tude!TM 

Happy UN-Birthday AUGUST 39ers,
(This one’s for you, kids – 39AHC UN-Birthday 39ers: Linda, Jim, Stephanie and Tanya!)

Chat on Twitter: @39HoldingClub