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F. This Day
F. Scott Fitzgerald 1896
Like so many American writers after World War I, Fitzgerald moved to France, where he befriended fellow writer Ernest Hemingway. In France he wrote the now classic (then underrated) novel The Great Gatsby.
WRITE IT DOWN
Often seen with a leather notebook in one hand, Fitzgerald was constantly taking notes of his thoughts and impressions knowing how vital one of those brief thoughts could become to his work.
*Hopefully you have the 365DOLF journal, but if not, get a nice leather notebook to write down your thoughts and impressions. Start reading The Great Gatsby today.
Nia Vardalos 1962
‘Big Fat Greek Wedding’ star Nia Vardalos files for divorce
FOLLOW THE SUNDAY/THURSDAY COOKING RULE
“It’s a lot easier to make healthy food choices when you actually have healthy food in the house. I make a big batch of food on Sunday and Thursday, and eat it in variations throughout the week.
Meal Prepping is simply preparing some, or all of your meals ahead of time. It’s like having those TV dinners that you would purchase from the store, except that you prepare them yourself, with better, healthier and unprocessed ingredients.
*Meal prep for the rest of the week or for next week. It could lead to a big lean Greek wedding.
Phil Hartman 1948
Comedian and actor Phil Hartman, famous for his work on Saturday Night Live and NewsRadio, was shot to death by his troubled wife, Brynn, in a murder-suicide. He was 49.
According to news reports, Brynn, Hartman’s third wife (two previous marriages ended in divorce) had a history of drug and alcohol problems. The couple had two children.
Phil Hartman is the perfect Jesus. Not because he “looks the part” or anything, it’s that he manages to pull off the perfect blank-slate-Jesus. There is no figure in fiction or fact who comes with more cultural baggage than Jesus Christ, and yet somehow Hartman manages to fulfill both the theological/cultural expectations of the character, without inserting any unnecessary commentary on Jesus or Christianity.
Our goal is to answer clearly the most important question any human being will ever face: “Who do you say that Jesus is?”
*So…who do you say that Jesus is?
Franklin Mars 1882
When Frank was little, he battled polio which left him disabled the rest of his life.
As you might imagine from this, he was rather immobile as a kid, so he spent a lot of time watching his mother bake and cook, including watching her go through the difficult and tedious process of making fresh chocolates.
THE FIVE PRINCIPLES
The Five Principles are the key to our culture, and we strive to live by them each and every day. They serve as a compass to help guide our business decisions and unite us across geographies, languages, cultures and generations. The result is stronger relationships with everyone — our consumers, customers, business partners, communities and each other.
*Write the principles that will guide your business decisions. Don’t be afraid to steal these 5 from Mars – the man, not the planet.
Jim Henson 1936 – watch The Muppet Show
On May 16, 1990, after a brief illness, Jim Henson died in New York City. With his keen ability for drawing together a strong team of performers, artists, and collaborators who shared his vision and creativity, Jim ensured that his work and unique creative vision would continue. Through The Jim Henson Company, his work continues to captivate and entertain a global audience.
Rita Moreno hosted the first episode (and would win an Emmy Award for her appearance), while some celebrities were allowed to be co-hosts. Singers Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge co-hosted in 1978 and singers Roy Rogers and Dale Evans co-hosted in May 1979.
Other hosts included eclectic stars like Johnny Cash, Julie Andrews, Peter Sellers, Harry Belafonte, Bob Hope, Liza Minnelli, Vincent Price, Ethel Merman, Diana Ross, Debbie Harry, and Alice Cooper.
*Watch The Muppet Show to escape from reality today. “Animal” is my favorite.
Robert Irvine 1965 – zupa di mussels
WORKOUT #3: BARBELL ONLY
Directions: Perform the following workout as a circuit. After a 5-10 minute warmup, set a timer for 20 minutes. Don’t rest between exercises. Perform 15 reps of each exercise. Continue the circuit until 20 minutes is up, then cool down.
Barbell Overhead Press
Lying Barbell Triceps Extension
Barbell Upright Row
Plank (60 seconds)
This workout comes from Robert Irvine’s website
*After building your muscles, eat these mussels from Robert Irvine’s recipes. Have a Mars candy bar for dessert.
SNUB – Mean Joe Greene – Go Steelers!
- Write down your thoughts
- Meal prep
- Who do you say that Jesus is?
- Write down your 5 principles
- Watch The Muppet Show
- Make zupa di mussles