August 6



Robert Mitchum 1917

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*Hopefully you’ve already done this. If not, take today to stop trying to please people.


Charlotte McKinney 1993

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“Lots of sleep and tons of water is key for looking and feeling healthy.”

*8 and 8 today. 8 hours of sleep and 8 glasses of water.


Andy Warhol 1928

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He did have a secret, one that the kept dark from all but his closest friends: he was exceedingly devout—so much so that he made daily visits to the church of Saint Vincent Ferrer on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

*Even if you have to keep it from your friends, seek out being exceedingly devout.


Travie McCoy 1981

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“And yeah I’ll be in a whole new tax bracket

We in recession, but let me take a crack at it

I’ll probably take whatever’s left and just split it up

So everybody that I love can have a couple bucks”

*Again, it’s not how much you make, it’s how much you spend. Give someone you love a couple bucks today, though.


Lucille Ball 1911 – watch I Love Lucy

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*Don’t be confined to your status today. Watch episodes of I Love Lucy for motivation.


Geri Halliwell 1972 – Ginger Spice Cookies

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*Listen to a mix of Travie McCoy and the Spice Girls while making these Ginger Spice cookies. Snack on them while watching I Love Lucy.

SNUB – Victor Zambrano 1975 – so his birthday is 8/6/75 – 3 oh 9 – get it?

Review –

  • Stop trying to please people
  • 8 hours of sleep and 8 glasses of water
  • Seek out being exceedingly devout
  • Don’t spend more because you make more
  • Watch I Love Lucy
  • Make Ginger Spice Cookies

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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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