November 23

MAKE YOUR MESS YOUR MESSAGE DAY

MIND

Franklin Pierce 1804

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  • one o’clock, a glass of brandy and water and a pint of champagne
  • 5:00 drank more brandy and water
  • 7:30 supped at Parker’s on broiled oysters, beefsteak
  • 9:00 Theatre, and saw Fanny Kemble and her daughter in a private box by mistake
  • 11:00 returned to Parker’s and drank some very old brandy in his private room
  • 12:00 Parker’s for raw oysters and a bottle of Stein Wine
  • 1:00 to the General’s room, drank two pint bottles of champagne
  • 3:00 took a stroll about Fruit Street
  • 4 o’clock repaired

*From 1pm to 4am, live like a former president today.

BODY

Kelly Brook 1979

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“My two killer fitness secrets are exercises that Tamayah and I have special names for … the Brook Bum Buster and the Beverly Hills Power Walk!”

‘The Brook Bum Buster is killer but really does the trick and the Beverly Hills Power Walk is basically walking really fast on an uphill gradient on the treadmill – which is brilliant for your thighs and bum! It reminds me of when I lived in LA and I used to see everyone powerwalking around in their sun visors, which is why its our Beverly Hills Power Walk!’

*Do this “Kelly Brook Beverly Hills” power walk today.

SOUL

Robin Roberts 1960

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Twice she faced life-threatening illnesses. Through it all, she honored her friends and supporters by choosing to make “her mess her message,” something her mother said often. She opened her heart and soul, lifted the veil, and shared her struggle with the worldhoping to inspire and encourage those in need.

“When fear knocks, let faith answer the door. Have faith that if you’re diagnosed with cancer or if someone you love is diagnosed, there are oncology nurses, doctors, clergy and a battalion of other people who will be there and want to help you get through it.”

*Don’t be afraid to make your mess your message. When fear knocks, let faith answer the door. Beautifully said by Robin Roberts.

MONEY

Snooki 1987

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“I love having my own brand and my own business. I like keeping busy. If I’m not doing anything, I feel like I’m wasting my time. I definitely don’t want to stop, ever. I’ll work until I stop breathing.”

*Find a job or run a business that you love so much that you want to work until you stop breathing. I can’t believe I’m telling you to be like Snooki.

ENTERTAINMENT

Miley Cyrus 1992

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“I think it got harder when I started touring as both—I toured as Hannah Montana and as myself.”

“I think that’s probably what’s a little bit wrong with me now! I mark that up to doing some extreme damage in my psyche as an adult person.”

*Listen to her as Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana, or a little bit of both. It’s good for your psyche.

FOOD

John Schnatter 1961

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Rather than buying or inheriting a business, he really did build the company from modest origins. He set up some used kitchen equipment in a converted broom closet and within months had his own booming pizza business, which eventually grew into a multibillion-dollar company.

*Order Papa John’s pizza for lunch – before you live like Franklin Pierce. Solidify your multi-billion-dollar company while eating it.

BONUS: Rick Bayless 1953

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Salsa Verde Pizza with Goat Cheese and Bacon

Pizza de Salsa Verde, Queso de Cabra y Tocino
*If you want to make your own pizza, try the other birthday boy’s recipe.

“Wrecking Ball”

It’s cantaloupe sweetness is cut with the smoky bite of Mezcal and a spicy sprinkle of pepper flakes.

Make sure you garnish with a melon (wrecking) ball.

https://www.instyle.com/news/5-rockstar-cocktails-your-vma-party-inspired-beyonc-miley-cyrus-sia-pharrell-williams-and-iggy

*Wash down your pizza with a Wrecking Ball.

SNUB – Asafa Powell 1982

Review –

  • Live like Franklin Pierce for one day
  • Power walk
  • Make your mess your message
  • Run a business that you want to run until your last breath
  • Listen to Miley Cyrus
  • Eat Papa John’s pizza

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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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