‘Tis the Season to be Jolly!
Here it is, another year end and as usual, 39ers, we’re left scratching our heads, wondering how the other eleven months managed to slip by so quickly.
For some, December brings another UN-birthday that often takes back stage to all the Holiday parties and hoopla. So birthday 39ers, it’s time for you to grab your limelight and deck the halls. Tip: Create a birthday/holiday combo event. Put the party focus on the birthday guy or gal, as the celebrated Elf guest of honor!
39er Fitness and Fun
There are two kinds of people during the Holidays. Yup. Just two. Those who vow not to partake of the volumes of yummy goodies, trying desperately to wear blinders and declare December diet month, and those who don’t give a damn, plying everyone within arm’s length with Irish Cream brownies, rum cake, and a mountain of whip cream on homemade apple pie. Sigh.
What can you do if you edge off the healthy vittles for an Eggnog Mousse Snowman? Exercise! Even a ten-minute walk a couple times a day will help melt away those decadent dessert drink pounds. On your return, make notes for a healthy 2019 nutrition regimen.
Before we look to the January diet jump-starters, let’s wallow in the warm aroma of oven-fresh sugar cookies and remember …
39 Years Ago this Month ~ DECEMBER 1979
Grease hit it big in June 1978 and still dominated the retail Holiday gift-giving more than a year later. But the first week of December 1979, another movie blasted Grease off the grid into outer space …
December 7th: The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) truly began its journey to explore where no man (or woman) had gone before. It ventured out from a little boob tube into a vast world premiere of Star Trek: The Motion Picture where it certainly outlived its five-year mission.
After ten years (the television show ended in 1969), we watched the same small-screen cast come to life in the theaters. Familiar, yes, but the movie added outer dimensions and great new catch-phrases, like “Beam us up, Scotty.” By the way, would you want your bodily DNA whisked through space by a fellow who asks, “When are ya gonna get off of that milk diet Laddy? Now Scotch is a real drink for a man.” Heehee.
Infamous for spotting opportunities and eternally seeking new ideas, Sagittarian 39ers (11/22-12/21) are the perfect lead-in to the last month of the year. Their adventurous and vivacious personality will guide you through the best parties and festivities of the season. The hard part for the rest of us, is getting them to slow down long enough to enjoy it.
The second half of the month, destination-minded Capricorn (12/22-01/19) takes 2018’s leftover goals and Sag’s flashy new concepts, to fashion a great new 2019 beginning—the perfect team! Caps need you, however, to remind them to lighten up once in a while and appreciate the fruits of their labors.
December’s turquoise gemstone is a symbol of good fortune and success, polished bright for your New Year.
The New Year promises to be … exactly what we make of it. Want to be sad and miserable? There is certainly enough wretchedness around us to help promote your gloom. Choose to be happy and nurturing for yourself and others? Yes … it’s a choice. There is also much in this world to encourage your joy, year-round. Make 2019 your year of cheerfulness and content.
Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
When you’re 39 and Holding … again … it’s another opportunity for a new beginning. Don’t start over. Just take a deep breath and start again.
Great cheese and wine need aging, but 39ers know Age is Just a Number … LIFE is ATT-i-tude!TM
Happy UN-Birthday DECEMBER 39ers,
(This one’s for you, kids – 39AHC UN-Birthday 39ers: Linda, Patricia, Ken, Kevin)
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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 1 – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2 – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon, … The Psychedelic Seventies!