July 4

BORN ON  THE 4TH OF JULY DAY

MIND

Calvin Coolidge 1872

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“You can’t know too much, but you can say too much.”

*For a guy nicknamed “Silent” Cal, this speaks volumes. Speak as little as possible today.

BODY

The Situation 1982 – your playbook for today

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1) Eat every few hours. Aim for six small meals per day—three meals and three protein shakes.

2) Drink tons of water.

3) Choose lean proteins, fruits, and veggies.

4) Get six to eight hours of sleep.

5) Avoid simple carbs and junk calories.

*Sound advice from the Situation. Much better than GTL (gym, tan, laundry). Use this as your eating playbook today. Splurge with a canteen dog to celebrate the 4th.

SOUL

Bill Withers 1938

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Unconvinced that music would pay off, he held on to his day job until he was laid off in the months before the album’s release.

*Listen to Bill Withers today – it’s good for your soul.

MONEY

George Steinbrenner 1930

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Steinbrenner believed that he would always get what he paid for, and so he was willing to pay the very most.

*I know the goal is to save money, but think long term when buying things like a car or a washing machine. Get the best and save money in the long run.

ENTERTAINMENT

Ron Kovic 1946 – watch Born on the Fourth of July

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THEY CONSIDERED ACTUALLY PARALYZING TOM CRUISE.

There is a nerve agent that would paralyze Cruise for a few days, and Cruise was open to the idea of using it.

*Yesterday was Tom Cruise’s birthday (born on the 3rd of July), watch him play the role of Ron Kovic today in Born on the Fourth of July.

FOOD

Andrew Zimmern 1961 – Canteen Dog and caramel apple pie.

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http://andrewzimmern.com/2015/07/09/andrew-zimmerns-canteen-dog/

The only way to improve on a classic apple pie is to layer the filling with decadent homemade caramel sauce.

https://andrewzimmern.com/2017/11/17/andrew-zimmern-cooks-caramel-apple-pie-michelle-gayer/

*It’s the 4th of July, you’ve got to have a hot dog and some apple pie.

SNUB – Post Malone 1995

Review –

  • Stay silent
  • Have a day like ‘The Situation’
  • Listen to Bill Withers
  • Splurge for high quality
  • Watch Born on the Fourth of July
  • Canteen dog and caramel apple pie

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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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