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PRINCESS LEIA DAY
Alfred Nobel 1833
He often described himself as a loner, hermit, melancholic or misanthrope. He once wrote: “I am a misanthrope and yet utterly benevolent, have more than one screw loose yet am a super-idealist who digests philosophy more efficiently than food.” Even from this description, it is clear that this misanthrope was also a philanthropist, or what Nobel called a super-idealist. It was the idealist in him that drove Nobel to bequeath his fortune to those who had benefited humanity through science, literature and efforts to promote peace.
- a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society.
*Don’t be a misanthrope today.
- a person who cherishes or pursues high or noble principles, purposes, goals
*Be a super-idealist instead.
Ricky Rubio 1990
When Rubio is tired of the gym, he and his trainer engaged in outside-the-box training, like going kayaking or hopping on a bike and going for a long ride.
*Go kayaking today, or if that’s not an option, hop on a bike and go for a long ride. Play a game of pickup basketball and be the point guard like Rubio.
Ronald McNair 1950
“So how was a colored boy from South Carolina — wearing glasses, never flew a plane — how was he gonna become an astronaut?”
Surviving McNair was his wife, Cheryl (Moore) McNair, a son Reginal and daughter Joy Cheray. Cheryl McNair, Ronald’s widow, was the first survivor to file a lawsuit against Morton Thiokol, manufacturer of the defective O-rings. She accused the company of deliberately failing to warn the astronauts about the defects. She reportedly received a settlement in excess of $1 million. Along with other surviving family members of Challenger victims, she founded the Challenger Center for Space Science Education in memory of the entire mission crew. As the founding director, she continues to oversee programs designed to inspire and educate students and teachers in science and mathematics through space education.
Challenger Learning Centers across the country need passionate members of their communities to help in various ways.
Interested in helping out a Challenger Learning Center? Contact one in your area and get involved.
*Contact a Challenger Learning Center in your area and get involved today.
Kim Kardashian 1980
“I’m cheap about so many things. I look over everything. I would say I am pretty frugal,” Kardashian said. “You know, I thought the more money I made, that I would spend more. And that’s the opposite. The more money that I make, the more I want to save.”
*Hopefully you have become like Kim Kardashian… in some ways. The more money that you’ve made is hopefully inspiring you to save even more. Look over all of your spending this year and see where you can be more frugal.
Carrie Fisher 1956 – watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Disney has also stated that there will be no computer-generated version of Leia in Episode IX like there was in Rogue One.
*Not only is it the last Jedi, it’s the last time you will see Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia. Watch it with your brother or sister – don’t open mouth kiss them though.
Benjamin Netanyahu 1949 – Israeli Salad
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud ) eats fruit and vegetables at government meetings. His only sin outside of meetings is to eat raisins and nuts, which are healthy but fattening.
*Eat lots of fruits and vegetables today. Snack on some raisins and nuts. End your day with this delicious Israeli Salad. Wash it down with a Princess Leia.
A simple pink cocktail with gold hues harkens back toPrincess Leia’s infamous gold slave outfit from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. For a princess-inspired cocktail recipe that is also no-frills, try the Frenchy.
Pear vodka, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice all intermingle for a triple threat.
SNUB – Zack Greinke
- Be a super-idealist
- Go kayaking
- Volunteer at a Challenger Learning Center
- The more money you make – the more you save
- Watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- Israeli Salad