May 29



John F. Kennedy 1917

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“If someone is going to kill me, they are going to kill me.”

Norman Mailer described this as “the wisdom of a man who senses death within him and gambles that he can cure it by risking his life”.

Many respect his coolness when faced with difficult decisions. Others admire his ability to inspire people. Still others think his compassion and his willingness to fight for new government programs to help the poor, the elderly and the ill were most important.

*This is why you want to live life to the fullest – so that you don’t fear death. While alive, be like JFK – have coolness, inspire people, have compassion, and a willingness to help the poor and elderly. If you haven’t figured it out yet, JFK is my favorite president.


Carmelo Anthony 1984

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“But there were times I stayed away from all meats. I played with my diet a lot.”

“It was all fish and vegetables, juices, things like that.”

*Today you live off of fish, vegetables, and juices. Play basketball today and shoot every time you touch the ball – play no defense.


Patrick Henry 1736

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“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! — I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

*Choose liberty over death.


Bob Hope 1903

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“If my estate is worth over $50 million, I’ll kiss your ass. I mean that.”

Forbes ultimately estimated a net worth of $115 million – more than enough to collect on Mr. Hope’s bet.

He never paid up.

*Don’t underestimate your worth. You may end up having to kiss someone’s ass.


Annette Bening 1958 – watch The Kids are All Right

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*Watch Annette Bening almost win an Oscar in The Kids are All Right 


Melanie Brown 1975 – Mel B’s killer army slop

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If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

“I’d like to say only Indian food but sometimes it gives me heartburn because of the spices, so I’m going to be realistic and say what I call Mel B’s killer army slop: ground turkey, a lot of chopped garlic and red onion, two tins of tomatoes, red and green peppers, sometimes a chilli pepper and a little bit of sweet corn – boom!”

*Eat Mel B’s killer army slop and wash it all down with JFK’s favorite daiquiri.

JFK’s Favorite Daiquiri

  • 3 ounces light rum (or flavored rum if you truly have no shame)
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce fine sugar of simple syrup
  1. Combine all together in shaker, shake vigorously with ice.
  2. Serve without ice, garnish with lime wheel.

SNUB – Maika Monroe 1993

Review –

  • Don’t fear death
  • Fish, vegetables, and juices
  • Choose liberty over death
  • Don’t underestimate your wealth
  • Watch The Kids are Alright
  • Mel B’s Killer Army Slop

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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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