June 20



Brian Wilson 1942

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“When I wake up in the morning, instead of going, ‘Oh, no, not another day,’ I’m going, ‘Oh, God, thank you for another day!’ ”

*When you wake up, steal this quote from Brian Wilson – “Oh, God, thank you for another day!”


Nicole Kidman 1967

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She does regular 55-minute Pilates sessions and a weekly spinning class, and favors cardio workouts on a cross-trainer. Otherwise, she’s outdoors running 7 to 12 miles at a clip, or power walking.  She also trains with weights, swims and does yoga.

*Here are your choices – Pilates, spin class, cross training, run 7-12 miles, power walking, lift weights, swimming, yoga, or a combination of any of these. Watch Nicole Kidman win an Oscar in The Hours, for motivation.


Lionel Richie 1949

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“Soul is a feeling. Not a color.”

*Listen to Lionel Richie and feel it in your soul.


John Goodman 1952 – watch The Gambler (2014)

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“Somebody wants you to do something, fuck you. Boss pisses you off, fuck you! Own your house. Have a couple bucks in the bank,”

“A wise man’s life is based around fuck you. The United States of America is based on fuck you.”

*Make every effort to have enough money in the bank to be able to say “fuck you” whenever it’s necessary. AKA “Fuck you money.” Watch John Goodman in The Gambler (2014) for motivation.


Christopher Mintz-Plasse 1989 – watch Superbad

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Christopher Mintz-Plasse was only 17 years old when he shot the film, which required him to have parental supervision during his love scene with Nicola.

*Get a fake ID, or take on a new identity, and watch Superbad – just don’t watch it with your mother.


Alex Guarnaschelli 1972 – Scallops in their shells and chocolate caramel cake

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What was your most memorable meal? What, where, who? Details, please.

AG: “My mother cooked me a birthday dinner at home when I was 11 or 12. Scallops in their shells and my favorite chocolate caramel cake. All the recipes are in my new cookbook. Best meal I can ever remember eating.”



*Celebrate Alex Guarnaschelli’s birthday with her most memorable meal. Listen to the Beach Boys and Lionel Richie while making it and then enjoy it while watching a movie marathon of SuperbadThe Gambler, and The Hours.

SNUB – Errol Flynn 1909

Review –

  • “Oh God, thank you for another day.”
  • Nicole Kidman workout
  • Feel it in your heart and feel it in your soul
  • “Fuck you” money
  • Watch Superbad
  • Make scallops in their shells and chocolate caramel cake

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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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