Friday, April 19, 2019

Happy UN-Birthday 39ers APRIL 2019

Late is a State of Mind 

And the state of my mind is absolute chaos … obviously, as I try to play catch-up, with the blur of past two weeks-plus …

39er Fitness and Fun
For your physical and mental health to remain young … know when it’s time to take a break. I meant to write a quick “Be back soon with April’s article …” before taking my break, because I’d simply run out of time. But time is an elusive creature. So here we are on the 19th of the month. No excuses … but …

© 2019 LRochelle; San Diego Harbor
As life will often do … while the past week’s glow from a fantastic five-day hiatus at San Diego’s harbor area began to fade into daily routine, I was struck with another time-sucking event. Unfortunately, this one wasn’t as much fun.

Details unnecessary, suffice it to say, back at home while simply parked at the curb basking in the Spring sun, my cute little PT Cruiser was struck by a big ol’ mean SUV. It is now facing a “totaled” insurance designation and a salvage title. Sigh.

An integral part of the 39 and Holding Club is ATT-i-tude. In all the emotional events of life, attitude is so important. Am I angry? Frustrated? Sad? Of course. But channeling anger and emotion into my work while I deal with mundane issues of the accident’s aftermath, is crucial to dealing with it in a positive way. I credit my parents for the ability to do so, and believe that remaining positive helps anyone stay “39 and Holding” … with a smile. (Ok, it might be a forced smile, but I’m working on it!)

Because this intro is rather long and will have such a short life span (less than two weeks), I shall be brief with the rest, while offering an apology to all the April 39ers. Let’s party on …
39 Years Ago this Month ~ APRIL 1980          
You or your parents may recall that a new home in 1980 averaged $69,000, while a gallon of gas was a blessedly $1.19. And remember the totally tubular sling chair? They’re making a comeback. Ahhhh, the good ol’ days. APRIL 1980 back at ya …

April 14th:Kramer vs. Kramer” a now-beloved movie starring box office icons of the era, Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep, took the 52nd Academy Awards Best Movie honors. The critically acclaimed film gave us an intimate look at divorce … albeit with a funny edge.

April 14th: Heavy Metal fan? Here come the headbangers! The genre came on strong with the U.K. release of Iron Maiden’s self-titled album. ♪ Hit the Gas and Here I Go | I'm Running Free Yeah, I'm Running Free

For 39ers who Follow the Stars      
After regaling us with their spirited, energetic, often flighty personality Aries (March 21st – April 19th) turns the month over to reality-based and earth-bound Taurus (April 20th – May 20th) as we celebrate Earth Day (22nd). The pragmatic sign guides us firmly into the rites of Spring.

Have you ever noticed that both Sun Signs feature horns? Hmmmm … says a lot about free-thinking Aries the Ram, and stubborn … I mean, practical and steadfast … Taurus the Bull.

Shopping for birthday gifts? Red flows dominantly through the Aries psyche, whether they know it or not; and of course, Earth green with tinges of golden brown falls into Taurus’s healthy spectrum. But it’s the clarity of the lustrous diamond that will capture the attention of both, as April’s glittering gemstone.

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. ~ Educator, W.M. Lewis.

Don’t wait, start now! Happy UN-Birthday APRIL 39ers: This one’s for you, kids – John M., Les C., and Elvin C.!
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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!