May 3

CHRISTINA HENDRICKS APPRECIATION DAY

MIND

Niccolo Machiavelli 1469

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“There is such a gap between how one lives and how one should live that he who neglects what is being done for what should be done will learn his destruction rather than his preservation.”

*Take today to compare how you are living to how you should be living.

BODY

Cheryl Burke 1984

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“Dancing is the best exercise,”

“Not only is it great cardio, but it works everything, strengthening your whole body.”

*Take your better half dancing tonight. Dance like James Brown!

SOUL

James Brown 1933 – The Godfather of Soul

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What became known as soul music in the Sixties, funk music in the Seventies and rap music in the Eighties is directly attributable to James Brown.

*Listen to the Godfather of Soul James Brown, until you can scream – “I feel good!”

MONEY

Damon Dash 1971

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“I’m mad at y’all for having the same job for 25 years…I can’t imagine doing the same shit every day having to be told what to do every day…and ask to go on vacation.”

*As I type this, I’m in my 25th year of teaching. I wish I would’ve seen the above quote 26 years ago.

ENTERTAINMENT

Christina Hendricks 1975 – watch Mad Men

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Actress Christina Hendricks, named the sexiest woman alive by Esquire magazine, is known for playing Joan Holloway on the TV series Mad Men.

*Watch as many episodes of Mad Men as you can today.

FOOD

Ann B. Davis 1926 – pork chops and apple sauce

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http://greatideas.people.com/2014/06/02/alice-brady-bunch-ann-b-davis-recipes-pork-chop-applesauce/

*Just like the Brady Bunch – eat your pork chops with apple sauce – while watching Mad Men

SNUB – Bing Crosby 1903

Review  –

  • How should you be living?
  • Dance
  • Listen to The Godfather of Soul
  • Create your own job
  • Watch Mad Men
  • Make pork chops and applesauce

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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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