WILDER DICKENS DAY
Charles Dickens 1812
“The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will’.”
*Stop saying “I wish”. Try not to say it the rest of the year. Change it to “I will”
Ashton Kutcher 1978 – Krav Maga workout
Kutcher wants to be fit enough to save his family. He trains hard and studies Krav Maga, an elite brand of hand-to-hand combat. He also likes to go on the master cleanse diet, a fasting diet of just water, maple syrup, cayenne pepper and lemon juice. He does it at least once a year, he says, to “clean out the pipes”. “Plus, if shit hits the fan,” he adds, “I like knowing I could live off water and syrup for a couple of weeks.”
*Find a local gym to take a Krav Maga workout. Also take today to clean out the pipes with a master cleanse.
James Spader 1960
“When one is living in a time of great volatility and a time of discord, it’s best not to operate from a position of fear. It’s just a deadly combination. At the most difficult of times, one has to dispense with fear and find courage. I try to process these times through that prism — to be inspired by other people’s resolve and vigilance and courage. And [have] a confidence and a conviction in one’s values and one’s beliefs and priorities and to live by those things, even in the face of adversity.”
*What is a belief or a priority that you have confidence in?
Laura Ingalls Wilder 1867
Laura was 65 years old when Little House in the Big Woods was finally published. All her life she had struggled to make ends meet. The huge success of the Little House books took care of her financial fears and made real a long-held dream of being a writer.
*I am 49. Hopefully 365DOLF will be a published journal before I turn 50, but if it’s not, I’ll keep plugging along until my dream is realized. You should too.
Chris Rock 1965 – watch Bring the Pain
“I ain’t never been to jail.’ What do you want, a cookie? You’re not supposed to go to jail, you low-expectation-having motherfucker!”
*Watch Chris Rock win a Primetime Emmy with this comedy special.
Steve Nash 1974
Breakfast: Gluten and wheat free cereal, sliced almonds and almond or rice milk. I will also have a whole fruit smoothie or an apple, banana or orange. Green tea.
Lunch: A salad with grilled chicken or fish, vegetables, raw nuts and dried fruit. I will also have fruit afterwards.
Dinner: Grilled or baked fish or chicken with vegetables. Sometimes I’ll have brown rice.
*Eat like this Canadian, 2x NBA MVP, all day today. Check off as you go.
BONUS: Garth Brooks 1962 – German chocolate cake with coconut frosting for dessert
“Nobody can bake or cook like [Trisha] does,” “She spoils me to death and it’s the best day on the planet!”
*Don’t forget to listen to “Friends in Low Places” while making this cake. Enjoy eating it while watching Bring the Pain.
Did this German chocolate cake make today the best day on the planet?
SNUB – Deborah Ann Woll 1985