Thursday, July 29, 2010

THE NEW GOLDEN GIRL

~Aunty, Attitude, & her Fake Cigarette~

Aunty says.... "We love you Betty White... but, you are not the only Golden Girl."

By popular demand, Aunty is now appearing on YouTube.... just hit the link at the bottom of this post, and listen to her words of wisdom~

Please subscribe to her blog, if you haven't already. It's easy. All you have to do is enter your email to the right>>>>>> where it says SUBSCRIBE. (no one gets your email address, you just get our posts)
That would make Aunty happy. She loves her followers, and your support and interest help keep her going.

Check our blog each week,  and YouTube too, to see Ageless Aunty in action. Next week she'll be featured dancing for her fans....

She hopes to appear on the Ellen Show..... to promote agelessness. When you look this good for 86, anything is possible...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yrlyRDuLQk

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

THIS BLOG WORKS!

The One and Only, Ageless Aunty~


They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well look at this one and tell me what it says to you. I see it as Ageless with Aunty is working. Everything I suggest on this blog, from eating apples, to drinking green tea, and dancing with enthusiasm just because… well, it’s apparently working for Aunty. She follows, and lives this blog and I am delighted with the way she looks and feels. Could she actually be getting younger? I am also seeing the imperative role a good attitude plays in the aging game. The fact that she is always happy yields better results than any face lift would.

Someone said to me the other day… “I hope I look half as good as Aunty does when I am 86.” With this picture in mind, I can say…Follow our blog and you will~

As promised, vacation stories coming soon, and for anyone who might be wondering what ever happened with my TV audition for Oprah’s new reality show… I was not selected as a finalist. I am okay with that. I honestly didn’t think I would be (my audition was not properly prepared or polished) but, I did enjoy the process, and I have that lovely little interview with Aunty to cherish. You can still see that footage on my Facebook Page, just scroll down on the left and hit the video link.

Coming Soon, a YouTube video of Ageless Aunty in action. Betty White may have some serious competition! In Aunty’s own words… “Watch Out.”

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

YOUNGER NEXT YEAR...

I ALWAYS dreamed someone would give me the secrets to staying young and healthy. Well... I got my wish. I may not ever look like this again (this is me at 22) but, I know if I follow what is presented here, a year from today I will not look any older than I do right now. As a matter of fact, I might even look younger! ... That's pretty cool if you ask me.

Thanks to Chris Crowley, co-author, with Dr. Henry S. Lodge, of the Younger Next Year books, here is  solid advice for keeping youthfully vigorous. 





1) Exercise six days a week for the rest of your life.


2) Do serious aerobic exercise four days a week for the rest of your life.


3) Do serious strength training, with weights, two days a week for the rest of your life.


4) Spend less than you make.

5) Quit eating junk.

6) Care.

7) Connect and commit.


You could put numbers 6 and 7 into practice right now by simply hitting the follow button on the right. You would be helping Aunty and I by saying that you like our blog. There are no strings attached, and no one,  will get your email. Honest. It is simply a nice thing to do because we work hard to entertain you, and hopefully help to keep you inspired and feeling good. 
 
I would like to add a number eight... Take a break.... With that I am leaving for a few days to a much needed, long over due (by ten years) vacation. I will be back soon with some great stories to blog about. I miss my readers already..... please leave me some comments below about your vacation highlights, or one particular vacation that stands out... we can compare notes when  I return. And, let me know what you think of the health tips listed above...
 
Love,
Renee & Ageless Aunty~

Monday, July 19, 2010

RENEE GOLD CHATS WITH SAMMY HAGAR~


Why Can't This be Love?

My boyfriend and I had driven an hour to go see Van Halen in the summer of 1986 for their 1986 Tour. When we reached a restaurant across from the concert hall, we stopped. My boyfriend parked his new Trans Am right out front and I waited while he went inside to check out the menu. The sun was strong that day and as I looked up in the glare, I thought I saw my boyfriend with a blonde woman. He had his arm around her and was waving to me from inside. Because my super macho boyfriend seemed so animated and wouldn’t stop waving, I had to take a closer look. I got out of the car and looked up again, and realized he was hugging Sammy Hagar, the lead singer for Van Halen! I leaped out of the car, left the door open, and ran up into the second story restaurant.


We hung out with Sammy for a while and he was just super cool. He asked us where we were from and what other bands we liked. And, since I had just moved back home from California, we talked about life on the West Coast. He seemed to really enjoy our company.

Later, smack dab in the middle of the show, Sammy noticed us. He pointed right to us and said hello as he stood center stage. I can’t even tell you how amazing that felt. I mean, for any of you rock and rollers out there, picture yourself in the second row at a sold out Van Halen concert in the 80’s… a summer night, and the lead singer stops the show to say hi, referring to you and your date as “his friends.” I honestly thought my tough guy boyfriend was going to faint. I almost did when Sammy kicked into “I Can’t Drive 55!” It was a pure adrenaline rush that I won’t ever forget.

If you haven’t listened to Sammy for a while please do. In 2008, he formed a "supergroup" named "Chickenfoot" with Michael Anthony, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, and guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani. Their self-titled debut album was released in June 2009 and debuted at #4 on the Billboard Music Chart. Sammy deserves mention on this blog because like rock and roll itself…he’s Ageless. Charitable too~

Thursday, July 15, 2010

CHINESE COPY CAT...

A Real China Doll~

Aunty likes to copy everything I do. If I wear a dress, she does too. If I buy a new lipstick so does she. And, if I blog about turning Japanese, then she must blog about turning Chinese.


Everyone enjoyed my post about how much I love, and am influenced by the Japanese culture. Aunty did not want to be upstaged by her niece, so she pulled out her shirt that was made in China, grabbed her chopsticks and her Chinese cup which she borrowed from a joint called Lucky Moon. She reminded me how much she enjoys oolong tea. She boasts…“That’s the kind they serve in Chinese restaurants you know, and the type that little old Chinese men drink.” In copious amounts, I might add.

She just ran with this Asian thing. She even posed for a photographer with her china tea cup. Is it me, or does it look like Aunty is saying… sure my niece Renee is turning Japanese, but I am a China Doll? I say she is a Chinese Copy Cat!

Any way you look at it, we are having rice for dinner tonight. And, one thing Aunty and I agree on is that both cultures have an appreciation of tradition, family, honor and beauty, just like she and I do.

Monday, July 12, 2010

THE ARTIST CURRENTLY KNOWN AS ROBERT HUNT...

Ageless Artist and Art Lovers

Everything about art is ageless. Mona Lisa still looks the same after five hundred and seven years. Whistler’s Mother hasn’t aged a bit since 1871, 139 years ago! Although this might have something to do with Mother literally hanging out in Paris at the Musee d’Orsay. How can one ever get old surrounded by masterpieces by Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, C├ęzanne, Seurat, Gauguin and Van Gogh.


Creative people also have a certain vibe that keeps them young. I recall my years at the Boston Conservatory of Music where I studied dance. The instructors were not young…but, they were ageless.

Hanging out with creative types is exciting. My friend, the talented and highly creative Robert Hunt, is an ace photographer. At his last show I was truly in awe over his work… and I wasn’t the only one. Everyone was raving. Here is just a glimpse of his some of his work. I can honestly say his entire collection is pretty incredible.

To get a better view you can go to his website http://www.roberthuntphotography.com/

You can also email him directly for listings of future shows…

Contact email - Rhuntphotography@cs.com
Bob also works with another impressive photographer, Sharon Devereux.


Ageless Tip of The Week: hang out with artists, or visit museums more frequently…summer is a great time to preserve our youth~

Friday, July 9, 2010

DOGS ON THE BLOG...

Chappy
Okay some of you might be asking what do dogs have to do with staying Ageless, and I will get to that, but, first let’s look at what some dogs are doing to stay Ageless. Yes, that’s right…I did say DOGS…because apparently we humans aren’t the only ones taking good care of ourselves. Recently, with temperatures in the nineties… and no air-conditioning in my office, I sat in local coffee shop sipping a tall ice-tea. All of a sudden I noticed other patrons laughing and pointing outside…I turned around and I had to look three times, and wipe my eyes before realizing there was a dog out there wearing sunglasses and looking rather human behind the wheel! That image had to be one of the cutest things I had ever seen. I ran out and asked if I could take a picture. His mom and dad were quite proud of Chappy. They told me he is named after Chappaquiddick where he summers… oh excuse me, I summer here at Coffee Hut … Coconut Ice Coffee is as close to an island as I will get this summer. But, Chappy was happy because his eyes are protected while he rides around in a jeep all day long. His owners are pleased that so many people love him. I was not the only one taking pictures. “We get this all the time,” his dad told me.

Later that day, while trying to keep cool in a shaded spot, I noticed another Ageless dog. This time the little pooch I spotted was in a rather luxurious baby carriage. Yes, she was being wheeled around like an infant. Ceily had dresses, and booties, and was pampered and nurtured like a baby. Something tells me this dog is going to live a long long life. Once again, I was not the only one who pulled out a camera, everyone who walked by derived pleasure from such an adorable site.

Some people might think these pet owners have gone a bit too far….on the contrary. Dogs are so cool, as many of you know… who doesn’t love them? When we care for our pets it makes us extremely happy. Not to mention those around us. I thoroughly enjoyed spending a few minutes with these animals and their owners. I get a feeling many of you who read this post will also get a chuckle. So everybody’s happy…

No matter who or what you are doting on, on this blog, kindness, fun, and loyalty are always a good thing. Check out Dudley in the diamond collar~

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A PATRIOTIC POGO STICK...


This Fourth of July I ended up in Boston (the birthplace of the American Revolution) in the midst of half a million people, watching an astounding 15, ooo fireworks!


What the Boston Globe calls “A poignant blend of patriotism and pageantry” is something I will never forget. If you enjoy living in the moment, and the rewards of a better quality of life that come from being able to do so… the place to be on the the Fourth of July, is the Esplanade in Boston. It is gush worthy.

Sure, there are crowds galore, and the heat could slow you down a bit, but, if you love a grand celebration, this is hard to beat. I got so caught up in the moment, with my love for this country, and the energy from the crowd, I literally started to jump for joy when they played those patriotic songs like This is My Country and I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy, at levels so high that a million people could hear. The rush I felt for Old Glory, and being surrounded by my family, just made me leap up, and I became a Patriotic Pogo Stick. Everything I had on was red, white, and blue, including the flashing neon sunglasses. I have been waiting for the opportunity to use this word again, the entire experience really was groovy~

The Ultimate Ageless TIP OF THE WEEK, (and you have heard this one before)….SEIZE THE MOMENT!

Friday, July 2, 2010

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Dressing for the occasion...

Ever since I was a young girl, I always felt proud when I looked at the flag. I loved how the strong colors waved in the wind, and how we would place our hand over our heart when we said the Pledge of Allegiance… to the flag….


Over the years I have come to celebrate the stupendous occasion of Independence Day, in all sorts of ways. From enjoying family cookouts, concerts, block dances, beach days, bike rides, and dazzling fireworks, my July 4th’s have always been memorable. To show my patriotic enthusiasm, I have always worn something red, white, and blue, as seen above from my high-school years.

Not much has changed as far as my celebratory spirit...last year, at the James Taylor Concert at Tanglewood, I wore handfuls of gigantic red, white, and blue necklaces, and in bright red patent leather sandals I walked around giving those festive trinkets out to the crowds.

Aunty wore a red, white, and blue sequin tie…


 This year I’ll be wearing shimmery red stilettos, a white halter top, and blue jeans to a vegetarian picnic. Wait a minute …. can I wear high-heels to lawn party?

Do you have a favorite way to celebrate the Fourth of July? A favorite tradition or a special Fourth of July memory…..

Mine is the few times I spent this holiday at a place called Camp Ladd… every fourth of July the tradition has always been that the men wear bow-ties and go out to pick the blueberries. The women sit by the lake and shell the peas. The cook collects apples in her apron to make her homespun apple pie. After a sumptuous repast, everyone , including old grandfathers and great uncles help with the dishes before sitting on the back porch for a family sing-a-long. Later the entire clan saunters into town to enjoy the fireworks and twirl sparklers. This rich tradition has been going on for over a hundred years, and for a short time I was part of it.

Ageless Tip of the Week: Shout from the rooftops… ~GOD BLESS AMERICA! And KEEP UP TRADITION~