February 19



Lee Marvin 1924

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“The only thing in life that’s really interesting is the contest. We are all contestants–whether we admit it or not. If I read 20 pages of a book and they’re no good, I put it down. Maybe it’s good after 100 pages, but I can’t wait. The author lost.”

*Treat life like the contest that it is. You determine if you’re winning or losing.


Seal 1963

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*Look at a picture of Seal as you listen to his music. Think how easy it would have been for him to not want his lupus scarred face to be seen. Get out there and be seen today. Be proud of who you are.


Victoria Justice 1993

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“Starting a new religion… Thinking about becoming a “Pasta-farian”…”

*Victoria Justice sent the above tweet and she may be on to something. Make Scott Conant’s bucatini recipe and see if it’s good for your SOUL


Jeff Daniels 1955 – watch Dumb and Dumber

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  • Don’t fly when you can drive
  • Don’t trade your van for a moped – research your vehicle’s value
  • Don’t buy expensive suits – factor clothing into your budget and don’t go over it
  • Don’t get stuck paying someone else’s bill

*Watch Dumb and Dumber and learn financial lessons from Harry and Lloyd


Benicio Del Toro 1967 – watch Traffic

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*Watch Del Toro win an Oscar in the movie Traffic.


Scott Conant 1971 – bucatini

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*Learn from Scott Conant and make his bucatini with heirloom baby tomato sauce.

BONUS: Haylie Duff 1985 – stuffed shells with three cheese stuffing

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“I started cooking for my friends and family and realized people loved my recipes! So, I decided to share them and started The Real Girl’s Kitchen blog.”


*If you are considering becoming a Pasta-farian, make these stuffed shells too.

SNUB – Marta 1986

Review –

  • Think beyond yourself
  • Get out there and be seen
  • Consider becoming a Pasta-farian
  • Watch Dumb and Dumber for financial lessons
  • Watch Traffic
  • Make bucatini and stuffed shells

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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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