Nothin’ Better 39ers than a Hot Summer Moon & a Motorcycle!
August’s hot 39er fun is egregiously late (today is 08/08/22), but thank
you for waiting, 39ers! The ol’ saying goes, “Life is Just a Bowl of
Cherries.” Unfortunately, I’m drowning in the pits, but things like this site
are what keeps me floating to the top. Let’s go splashing around in a cool
Fountain of Youth!
you know, we advocate here for “Aging with ATT-i-tude.” Just wish I’d
known when I was younger, how much fun I was having then! Heehee.
Like the motorcycle title reference—it sparks memories in our Monthly Song of Note ♪—I vividly recall speeding down a country road one hot summer night on the back of a Harley, with a hot guy, oh so many years ago. But that’s what summer is for—the young, the young-at-heart, and the memories. So what’s going on for AUGUST 2022?
֎ Celebrating AUGUST 39ers ~
August is also Happiness Happens Month. Some people are just happy. In the midst of chaos, or shortly after a bad day, they simply have the happy gene that helps them pick up and move on. If you’re not one of them, and would like a little help to weather the waves of life, this site is for you. Their goal? “... helping people feel happier one person at a time.” The host is a certified professional personal coach and founder of the Society of Happy People. Smile. August 9th: You know I often shamelessly self-promote ... I found the perfect day for it—today is Book Lovers Day! Wiki can tell you all about it, which isn’t much. Sooooo, let me urge you, if you haven’t already, check out my books on Amazon! Our Big Bro site, Blast from Your Past, delves into the annals of radio history and interviewing more than forty pioneering Rock Radio DJs, to bring you true behind-the-mic tales of 1950s and 1960s! Yes, they cater to Boomers, but anyone curious or fanatic about Oldies Rock & Roll should give ‘em a read—today! (And dare I say it aloud? Christmas is coming up!) August 11th: Ready for Full Moon Magic? Grab your fishing pole and look up! Figuratively orliterally, August’s supermoon is the final giant moon of the year, and sturgeon everywhere will be celebrating Full Moon Magic. Traditionally known as the Sturgeon Full Moon, its splendor does, indeed, attract the prehistoric-looking fish, traced back to 136,000,000 years ago. If you’re not into fishing, and depending on your heritage and geographic location, you may also know August’s supermoon as the Flying Up Moon, Harvest Moon, or Mountain Shadow Moon. Regardless of what it’s called, enjoy this month’s full moon majesty and dance under the bright lunar light! August 12th: Speaking of Oldies (above) unbelievably, Vinyl Record Day has no official sponsor, either! It’s reminiscent of a couple Record Store Days on the calendar with retail links (of course), but this is the only day just for vinyl records. Get yourself a turntable or drag your vintage one out of storage, find your old records or buy some new/vintage vinyl! Remember, they are the foundation of modern music media, especially Rock & Roll!
August 14th: Ever wonder about the beautiful script of greeting cards, wedding invitations, and prestigious party invites? World Calligraphy Day is the perfect time to learn about lettering and the art behind it! The venerable folks of Manuscript pens don’t actually impart why this day is important to them, but they do offer a vibrant history of the ancient art, “It is estimated that the Romans were the first to really bring calligraphy to the masses ...” Go ahead ... give it a try!
August 16th: Oh, yum, it’s National Rum Day! OK, I’m including this one only because it coincides with International Pirate Month – ya know, pirates and rum just go together (yep, I’m thinkin’ “Captain Morgan”)! Again, we’re not told why today is special for those who created it during dark days of the pandemic, but I can imagine their inspiration. Established in 2020, those were tough days, and the smooth flow of a modicum of rum can lighten the mood (when you drink responsibly, of course). From rum and cola to a fruity Bahama Mama, it may add a little flair to your Pirate party.August 20th: Do be aware, it’s National Honey Bee Day. Why? Do you know, “Bees pollinate 80% of the world’s plants including 90 different food crops.” So, isn’t it a no-brainer to “... honor the insect responsible for more than 1/3 of the food we eat”?
Think you need to be in the countryside to celebrate this incredible, busy little creature? Au contraire! The link is sponsored by HoneyLove Urban Beekeepers! Yes, you can help honey bees even from your city patio. (If that isn’t an option, donating to the mighty efforts of HoneyLove is 100% tax deductible.)
You’re also urged to contribute to the day with your own fun awareness event! Help them tell the world about the benefit of honey bees with, “Any program that is free and open to the public which focuses on honey bees and/or beekeeping education are welcome!” You won’t be sorry!
August 27th: New Beginnings are always good during New Moon Musings ... Celebrate August’s New Beginnings with new meaning for the dog days of summer. Besides new beginnings, what can we do by the light of the New Moon? According to an age-old practice, we should plant vegetables that yield crops above ground, from the day the Moon ushers in new beginnings, to the day it turns full again. Might we apply that practice to new endeavors that could bear fruit, as well? Jus’ sayin’ ...֎ Monthly Song of Note ♪
Top honors go this month to ... Sailcat, with their one-hit wonder—song and album—of August 1972. “Motorcycle Mama” sounded like a good idea at the time! The “southern rock” and country blues song climbed the WFIL/Philadelphia chart to #11 by August 7th. Best part of that is the fun YouTube video collage of women on motorcycles from vintage sitcoms! Even if you haven’t turned 39 enough times to recall Bewitched, Married with Children, or Elly May Clampett in The Beverly Hillbillies, you’ll enjoy the tune and the ‘Tube!
We’ll see the world through my Harley if the chain don't break! ... ♪ more tuneful tidbits to manifest your memories of 1972, 50 Years Ago this Month! ֎ For 39ers who Follow the Stars …
Whether you’re into your Pirate party mode or simply sipping a cool libation by the pool, you Leo 39ers (07/23-08/22) will feel your UN-birthday New Moon vibrations carried over from last month. They should mesh with this month’s new beginnings (08/27) and help you end August on a strong, confidant note. Use the Full Moon (08/11) to put the past couple of challenging months behind you, as August should be a lucky month for you all the way around. Look for the opportunities, act on them, and party on!
For your UN-birthday, dear Virgo (08/23-09/22), party now, ‘cause your challenges come in the final quarter of the year. You’re a natural nurturer, and it’s time to nurture yourself. Organizing and planning are an integral part of Virgo and you do it very well. The Full Moon is a perfect time to tie up your loose ends from the first half of the year, so by the New Moon, you’re ready to face your challenges and turn them into assets. If one of them is your fondest dream or desire, this is the best time to tell the Universe you want to manifest it now, in time for your UN-birthday!
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Have you dared to do anything exciting lately? That includes simply remembering when ... ~ L. Rochelle
to your Happy UN-Birthday 39ers ~
This one’s for you, kids – Linda, Jim, Stephanie, and Tanya!
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Original intro post ~ LR’s 39er NOTE ♪ 08/02/22 (posted @ 8:15p): Nope, I haven’t forgotten about you 39ers! But there is no avoiding the delay that will likely take through the week to make up. In the meantime, we’re revving up our Monthly Song of Note ♪ with a melted vinyl one-hit-wonder Oldie, while I find more ways to Age with ATT-i-tude for AUGUST 39ers! (Have you read July’s yet? Check it out! \/) Work in progress … in the dog days of summer ...
LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and 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!
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