August 9



Bob Cousy 1928

Image result for bob cousy

Once a game is over, no matter how high the victory or how low a defeat, Cousy manages to relapse almost instantly into an honest-to-goodness calm.

*No matter what happens today, be like Bob Cousy and relapse into an honest-to-goodness calm at the end of today.


Tyson Gay 1982

Image result for tyson gay

“One of my toughest workouts would be on the track and it’s called a “400 Breakdown.” That’s where you run 300 meters, rest for 30 seconds, and then run 100 while you still have that lactic acid buildup. So you have two sets of those and then after that you do mat runs. Basically, you stand on a high-jump mat and do four sets of high knees for 30 seconds, and then as soon as you get off there you have to run 200 meters on the track with all that lactic acid still in your legs. You don’t look forward to doing it, but when you do it you really see the benefits.”

*Get to a high school track and try this 400 Breakdown workout. Good luck.


Kurtis Blow 1959

Image result for kurtis blow basketball

“I got so into it that I couldn’t put it down, and I got to the last book in the Bible, Revelations, and it’s sort of like a prophecy. And I said I’d better get my act together before all this stuff starts to happen.”

*Read the Bible today, especially Revelations. Get your act together! Play basketball afterwards.


Deion Sanders 1967

Image result for deion sanders gif

Deion Sanders has had the same advisor since he started in the big leagues.

  • Consider the planner’s pay structure. A planner who earns money based on commission rather than a flat, hourly rate could have an incentive to steer you in a particular direction.

*If you haven’t done so yet, get a Primetime financial planner today.


Whitney Houston 1963

Image result for whitney houston

*Listen to Whitney with the person that you want to spend the rest of your life with. You will always love them!


Gillian Anderson 1968 – roast chicken

See the source image

Gillian Anderson’s Easy Roast Chicken


  • 1 (4-lb) whole chicken
  • 1 lemon
  • Butter
  • Herbs de Provence seasoning
  • Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F .
  2. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel; rub all over with butter.
  3. Sprinkle chicken with juice from lemon. Place lemon halves inside chicken.
  4. Sprinkle chicken with Herbs de Provence seasoning and salt.
  5. Roast chicken, basting every 20 minutes, for about 1½ hours or until the breast meat is 160°F and the thigh meat is 175°F

BONUS – Anna Kendrick 1985

See the source image

“I take on projects that are more hands-on, like crème brûlée, although I burned myself pretty badly the first time I used a blowtorch.”

*Enjoy Gillian Anderson’s roast chicken for dinner and crème brulee for dessert – no blow torch needed.

SNUB – Melanie Griffith 1957

Review –

  • Relapse into a calm at the end of the day
  • Tyson Gay 400 Breakdown workout
  • Read Revelations
  • Get a financial planner
  • Listen to Whitney Houston
  • Roast chicken and crème brulee

Published by

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s