September 19

Look for the * for today’s advice.

POLISH BOY DAY

MIND

Jimmy Fallon 1974

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https://twitter.com/jimmyfallon?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

“Frankl,” says Jimmy Fallon. “Man’s Search for Meaning. I read that book while I was in the ICU—my doctor told me to read it. I highlighted quotes and things. I e-mailed all my friends. I’m like, ‘Dude, you have to read this book—I know the meaning of life.’ ”

http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a39744/jimmy-fallon-interview/

https://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show

https://www.amazon.com/Mans-Search-Meaning-Viktor-Frankl/dp/080701429X

Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfil the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.

http://benjaminmcevoy.com/7-lessons-learned-mans-search-meaning-viktor-e-frankl-book-review/

Ask yourself hour by hour whether you are staying true to what life expects from you. You may not be where you want to be in life right now but so what? It’s not all about you. What can you do for life? What can you do for others? Start reading “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Frankl.

BODY

Alison Sweeney 1976

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https://twitter.com/Ali_Sweeney?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

It turned out I ran at a 10 inclination and a speed of 10 miles per hour. It was the toughest thing I’d ever done, but I learned to let go of my preconceived notion of my limits.

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/real-plans/celebrity/alison-sweeney-fitness-magazine-interview/

*Challenge your limits today. See how long you can run at a 10 inclination and a speed of 10 mph.

SOUL

Twiggy 1949

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http://www.twiggylawson.co.uk/

Organized religion is not for me. Most wars over the centuries have been about religion. I think fate plays a big role in our lives and that if we were nicer to one another the world would be a better place.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/sep/16/twiggy-model-sixties-shahesta-shaitly

*Similar to yesterday. Just be nicer to people to start making the world a better place.

MONEY

Mario Batali 1960

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http://www.mariobatali.com/

Celebrity chef Mario Batali has agreed to whip up a $5.25 million payment to the captains, waiters and other workers at his restaurants who claimed they had been stiffed out of tips.

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/celebrity-chef-mario-batali-ordered-pay-5-25-million-skimming-tips-restaurant-article-1.1035001

In 2017, Batali was asked to take some time off the show after several women came forward accusing him of sexual misconduct. Eater conducted a lengthy investigation and found that Batali’s misconduct spanned decades.

“I know my actions have disappointed many people,” said Batali after announcing he would also step away from his other business ventures. “The successes I have enjoyed are owned by everyone on my team. The failures are mine alone. To the people who have been at my side during this time — my family, my partners, my employees, my friends, my fans — I am grateful for your support and hopeful that I can regain your respect and trust. I will spend the next period of time trying to do that.”

https://www.mashed.com/100771/untold-truth-chew/

*Treat your employees and co-workers with respect. If not, it will cost you money, opportunity, and the loss of respect and trust.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jeremy Irons 1948 – watch Reversal of Fortune

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https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/mar/24/jeremy-irons-have-natural-tendency-benign-dictator-batman-v-superman

“The secret to ageing is to remain interested and not look back. I know some things could have gone better, but at the time that was the best I could do.” And then he says something rather amazing: “I’ve never regretted anything in my life.” I guess getting into trouble doesn’t seem so terrible if you don’t care you’re there.

https://www.amazon.com/Reversal-Fortune-Jeremy-Irons/dp/B000056BP3

The von Bulow case was the dream of the media. It had all the ingredients to catch the imagination of a public addicted to soap-opera excesses: fabulous wealth, sex, drugs, aristocracy, servants, and all the other accoutrements of the international jet set. It contained many features of the classic mystery, including a dramatic piece of evidence: an incriminating black bag containing drugs and a syringe with an insulin-encrusted needle.

https://www.enotes.com/topics/reversal-fortune

*Watch Jeremy Irons win an Oscar for best actor in Reversal of Fortune.

FOOD

Michael Symon 1969 – Polish Boy Kielbasa Sandwich

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http://www.michaelsymon.com/

THE BATALI INQUISITION: MICHAEL SYMON

Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SANDWICH IN THE WORLD AND WHERE CAN I GET IT?

A: THE POLISH BOY AT HOT SAUCE WILLIAMS IN CLEVELAND.

http://www.mariobatali.com/the-batali-inquisition-michael-symon/

Symon’s Polish Boy Kielbasa Sandwiches

At his new Cleveland barbecue spot, Mabel’s BBQ, chef Michael Symon serves a version of the city’s famed kielbasa sandwich that’s topped with slaw and french fries.

https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/symons-polish-boy-kielbasa-sandwiches

http://www.mabelsbbq.com/

http://www.michaelsymon.com/mabels-bbq/

SYMON SAYS…

NICKNAME:
Symon

LAST SUPPER:
Mom’s lasagna

FIRST KITCHEN JOB:
Rib cook at Geppetto’s

FAVORITE SPORT:
Football

FIRST TATTOO:
Cartoon devil

FAVORITE TEAM:
Cleveland Browns

FAVORITE TV SHOW:
Ray Donovan

MOTORCYCLE:
Customized Harley

DOG:
Olde English Bulldog, Ozzy

FAVORITE COCKTAIL:
Kentucky Mule

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/michael-symon/kentucky-mule-2107405

*If you can’t make it to Cleveland, make Michael Symon’s version of the Cleveland classic – Polish Boy. Wash it down with a Kentucky Mule. Go Steelers!

SNUB – Adam West

Review –

  • Are you staying true to what life expects from you?
  • Treadmill – 10 speed and 10 incline
  • Be nicer to people
  • Treat your employees and co-workers with respect
  • Watch Reversal of Fortune
  • Make a Polish Boy

 

 

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Travis Jones

I was born in Northwestern Pennsylvania and lived in a trailer park. I was raised by very conservative and religious (Wesleyan Methodist) parents. By some miracle I graduated college and moved to Florida. I have been a public school teacher since 1995. I have 7 years until I can retire. I was married in 1999 and divorced in 2001. I remarried in 2017 to Kate - 21 years my junior. Some of my life experiences as a 46-year-old, white American male, will come through in my writing, but the majority of this daily journey will be dedicated to improving myself, and hopefully you as well.

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