May 16

NATIONAL BARBECUE DAY

MIND

Pierce Brosnan 1953

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How he dealt with his wife’s cancer battle:

“I got up one night and I started painting,”   

“I went to the painting to express pain, emotions — to put down the agitation of the heart and out came color.”

*Maybe it’s painting for you too. If not, find what you can do creatively to put down any agitation of your heart. 

BODY

Megan Fox 1986

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Megan’s circuit consists of exercises like crunches, hyper extensions, knee ups, lateral plank, Swiss ball exercises to maintain the body stability.

http://healthyceleb.com/megan-fox-workout-routine-diet-plan/2910

*Do the Megan Fox circuit workout today.

SOUL

Janet Jackson 1966

The Magnificent Legacy of Janet Jackson | Rants and Raves

“Control” (1986) Control

“Got my own mind, I wanna make my own decisions. When it has to do with my life, my life, I wanna be the one in control.”

*Live life by your standards, no one else’s – and listen to Janet – Ms. Jackson if you’re nasty.

MONEY

Tori Spelling 1973

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“It’s no mystery why I have money problems. I grew up rich beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. I never knew anything else. Even when I try to embrace a simpler lifestyle, I can’t seem to let go of my expensive tastes. Even when my tastes aren’t fancy, they’re still costly,”

*Today’s the day to focus on a simpler lifestyle. Let go of one expensive taste.

ENTERTAINMENT

Henry Fonda 1905 – watch On Golden Pond

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*Watch Henry Ford win an Oscar in On Golden Pond.

FOOD

NATIONAL BARBECUE DAY

May 16th is National Barbecue Day

Adam Richman 1974 –

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“So whether it’s the extra large slice of watermelon, or we make a big old jug of lemonade in the backyard, peach pie, or we have icky-sticky awesome BBQ ribs, to me, warm weather lends itself to open fire-cooking.”

*On National Barbecue Day, have friends over for some open fire cooking. Make sure to serve them watermelon, lemonade, peach pie, and icky-sticky awesome BBQ ribs.

SNUB – Liberace 1919

Review –

  • Be creative to heal your heart
  • Megan Fox circuit
  • YOU are in control of your life
  • Watch On Golden Pond
  • Icky-sticky awesome BBQ ribs

May 15

DO NOT SHIT YOUR PANTS DAY

MIND

Madeline Albright 1937

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“Learn to Interrupt, But Only If You Know What You’re Talking About.”

*Interrupt someone today. See if you like it. I know that I don’t like doing it and I hate when someone does it to me. But I guess it does show control?

BODY

Emmitt Smith 1969

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If you’ve got only 20 minutes to work out, what’s your routine?

Emmitt Smith: Ride my TREK bike

*Ride a stationary bike for 20 minutes and move on with your day.

SOUL

Ray Lewis 1975

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“Your legacy is how you are remembered. It’s your story retold long after you are gone. It’s based on the greatness you have achieved and the people you have inspired. It’s the driving force behind our lives.”

*If you died right now, what would your legacy be? If you don’t like the answer, start fixing it today.

MONEY

Andy Murray 1987

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What does Andy Murray invest in?

Property, property and more property. 

*Look into investing in property today. 

ENTERTAINMENT

Jamie Lynn Sigler 1981 – watch The Sopranos

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https://www.erasems.org/

*Watch Jamie Lynn Sigler as the daughter who grows up on HBO’s The Sopranos and think of donating to Erase MS.

FOOD

George Brett 1953 – drunken Alaskan king crab legs

Kansas City Royals George Brett Sports Illustrated Cover by Sports  Illustrated

In honor of Brett’s birthday, let him regale you with a legendary tale that involves fresh crab legs, the Bellagio Hotel, and a pair of 48-inch waist pants.

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/drunken-alaskan-king-crab-legs-3646016

*Watch the above video and then enjoy these drunken Alaskan king crab legs. Just don’t shit your pants like George Brett.

SNUB – Desmond Howard 1970

Review –

  • Interrupt someone
  • Stationary bike
  • Leave a legacy
  • Invest in property
  • Watch The Sopranos
  • Enjoy Alaskan King Crab Legs – responsibly

May 14

GRONK SPIKE DAY

MIND

George Lucas 1944

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“DON’T BE AFRAID.”

*Easier said than done. But simple advice that says it all. I am afraid. I’m afraid to quit my job. I’m afraid that 365DOLF isn’t going to be the runaway success that it is in my mind. If you are reading this, I’ve overcome at least some of my fears. Now it’s your turn.

BODY

Clay Matthews 1986

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“I work out six days a week, Monday through Saturday, with Sunday being my day off. My days consist of everything from field work, to being in the weight room, mixing in yoga and Pilates, boxing, and sometimes MMA.”

*Pick one… weight room, yoga, Pilates, boxing, or MMA

SOUL

Frank Gore 1983

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“At Miami I was up, I was down, I was written off. When I was up, people wanted to be around me. When I was down, nobody’s around.’ What I went through in college made me the kind of person, I am.”

*Reflect on the ups and downs in your life. Who was there for you? How have these times made you the person that you are today?

MONEY

Mark Zuckerberg 1931

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“You are better off trying something and having it not work and learning from that than not doing anything at all.”

*5 1/2 months into this year. Hopefully you are trying something towards your dream business. If not – today’s the day to get started. Create your business Facebook page.

ENTERTAINMENT

Cate Blanchett 1969 –watch Blue Jasmine

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*Watch Cate Blanchett win an Oscar in Blue Jasmine and use it as motivation to tighten up your budget.

FOOD

Rob Gronkowski 1989 – Gronk’s mom’s buffalo chicken wing dip

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“To this day, I still haven’t touched one dime of my signing bonus or NFL contract money. I live off my marketing money and haven’t blown it on any big-money expensive cars, expensive jewelry or tattoos and still wear my favorite pair of jeans from high school.” 

http://www.patriots.com/news/2014/10/28/eat-gronk-recipe-his-mom

*Enjoy Gronk’s mom’s buffalo chicken wing dip and his money advice too.

SNUB – Miranda Cosgrove 1993

Review –

  • Don’t be afraid
  • Weight room, yoga, Pilates, boxing, or MMA
  • Reflect on your ups and downs
  • Try something
  • Watch Blue Jasmine
  • Make Gronk’s mom’s buffalo chicken wing dip

May 13

LA BAMBA DAY

MIND

Stephen Colbert 1964

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“Accept suffering. Learn to love loss and pain.” 

*Accept suffering. Love pain. Show loss who is boss and grow as a person.

BONUS: Darius Rucker 1966

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In “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” Rucker reminds us all of the importance of perseverance and courage.

“It won’t be like this for long. One day soon we’ll look back laughing.”

*Listen to Darius Rucker music to help out with the above quotes.

BODY

Dennis Rodman 1961

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He took the science and psychology and applied one of the toughest bodies to ever play the game to turn rebounding into an art.

*Rebound for a friend today. Try to not let the ball hit the floor, as your friend shoots baskets. Whether it’s a make or a miss REBOUND that ball and don’t let it hit the floor.

SOUL

Stevie Wonder 1950

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To this day, faith plays strongly into Wonder’s life. You can hear it in his music, such as in the song “Have a Talk With God,” where he repeatedly sings: “When you feel your life’s too hard, just go have a talk with God.”

*Have a talk with God today. Listen to Stevie Wonder for inspiration.

MONEY

Joe Louis 1914

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Louis spent money like it might rot shortly after going into his pockets.

*Money is not evil. Money is not dirty. Don’t be afraid to hold on to your money. Joe Louis had several rainy days after his boxing career was over, unfortunately he had not saved for a rainy day.

ENTERTAINMENT

Harvey Keitel 1939 – watch Bugsy

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Watch Harvey Keitel almost win an Oscar in Bugsy.

FOOD

Ritchie Valens 1941 – La Bamba Casserole

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http://www.ritchievalens.com/

The news of the crash shocked the country. Ritchie was only 17 years old when he died. Even in his short career, Ritchie recorded numerous hits and would leave an indelible mark on music for years to come. In 1971, Don McLean penned the song “American Pie,” which immortalized the crash as “the day the music died.”

http://pamsmidwestkitchenkorner.blogspot.com/2011/01/la-bamba-casserole.html

*You should have some American Pie left from yesterday for dessert today, after eating this La Bamba casserole.

You did only EAT the pie, right?

BONUS: Bea Arthur 1922 –*wash it all down with Bea Arthur’s Underpants

http://www.dirtydrinks.com/pl/dirtydrinks/recipe/1727/bea-arthur-s-underpants/

SNUB – P.K. Subban 1989

Review –

  • Accept suffering – it won’t be like this for long
  • Rebound like Rodman
  • Have a talk with God
  • Hold on to your money
  • Watch Bugsy
  • La Bamba casserole

May 12

HAVE THE MEATS DAY

MIND

Yogi Berra 1925

Yogi Berra's Yankees legacy lives on with USPS 2021 stamp - Sports  Illustrated

“Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours,” 

*Go to things. Go to weddings. Go to funerals. Let people know that you are supporting them. I was married on 7/1/17 and my dad’s funeral was on 6/2/18. My friends who were there for me on both of these days will always be special to me.

BODY

Emily VanCamp 1986

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VanCamp’s workouts are always changing, but they tend to be half on land and half in water. She’ll focus on things such as Pilates, planks, push ups, or side extensions-just basically a lot of body movements using her body weight.

*Get to a swimming pool and work out like Emily VanCamp aka Sharon Carter.

SOUL

Florence Nightingale 1820

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Florence felt driven to alleviate the suffering of the sick and poor.

https://www.publichealth.org/volunteering/

*Feel driven to alleviate the suffering of the sick and the poor. Volunteer today.

MONEY

Tony Hawk 1968

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“You can live comfortably and be happy and not always aspire for something bigger and better – for more. I did that for a big part of my life, and realized that it’s more fun to embrace what you have and to enjoy those things, even if it’s not the most expensive or flashiest.”

*Embrace what you have and enjoy your life. Your life could be much better if you were like Tony Hawk and made a fortune out of doing what you love.

ENTERTAINMENT

Rami Malek 1981 – watch Bohemian Rhapsody

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*Watch Rami Malek win an Oscar as Freddy Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.

FOOD

Ving Rhames 1959

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Ving Rhames is the voice on the “WE HAVE THE MEATS!” Arby’s ads.

*Have the meats at Arby’s but save room for dessert.

BONUS: Jason Biggs 1978 – American apple pie

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http://allrecipes.com/recipe/12092/american-apple-pie/

*Follow the recipe to make an American apple pie for dessert. Please just eat the pie – your mother will be proud.

SNUB – Katharine Hepburn 1907 – “I’ve won 4 Oscars and I got snubbed?”

Review –

  • Go to events to support people
  • Half land and half water workout
  • Help alleviate the suffering of the sick and the poor
  • Make a fortune by doing what you love
  • Watch Bohemian Rhapsody 
  • Go to Arby’s and make an American Apple Pie for dessert

May 11

AF DAY

MIND

Salvador Dali 1904

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To transcend his shyness, his uncle told him to become an actor in his relations with the people around him, and to pretend he was an extrovert with every soul, including his closest friends.

*Act today. Act the part of who you want to be.

BODY

Cam Newton 1989

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Newton and his teammates end their workout with a Competitive Row Relay, a finisher that not only works their conditioning but also builds mental toughness. 

*Get on that rowing machine at the gym and challenge someone to out row you.

SOUL

Louis Farrakhan 1933

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“I am hoping that in this year of the family we will go into our families and reconcile differences.”

*Go into your family today and reconcile difference.

MONEY

Robert Jarvik 1946

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Inventor of the artificial heart

“What matters is if something is successfully created that really fills an important need. I’m trying to do that.”

*What can you successfully create that really fills an important need? Do that.

ENTERTAINMENT

Natasha Richardson 1963 – watch Cabaret

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*Watch Natasha Richardson win a Tony for best actress in a musical.

FOOD

Amanda Freitag 1972 – Terrific Turkey Burger

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What’s your guilty pleasure food?AF: I would have to say burgers. When I get that craving for a juicy, meaty hamburger, there is nothing else that can satisfy me. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/amanda-freitag/terrific-turkey-burger-3415243  

*Make this  guilty pleasure turkey burger. It’s satisfying AF.

SNUB – Valentino 1932

Review –

  • Act the part of who you want to be
  • Competitive rowing
  • Reconcile family differences
  • Create what fills an important need
  • Watch Cabaret
  • Make a Terrific Turkey Burger

May 10

YOU’VE GOTTA HAVE GUINNESS DAY

MIND

Miuccia Prada 1949

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“Women always try to tame themselves as they get older, but the ones who look best are often a bit wilder.”

*Just because every day you are getting older, don’t feel like you have to stop acting like a wild child.

BODY

Halston Sage 1993

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“My favorite weekend activity is riding bikes to breakfast.”

*Ride your bike to breakfast this morning.

SOUL

Lauren Potter 1990

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“I know that people can be wrong when they judge someone else just because they are different. We are all different. And that isn’t bad, it’s just, well, different!”

*If you judge people, stop. Right now. Don’t do it anymore, starting today.

MONEY

Missy Franklin 1995

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“It took me a long time to say the words, “I am retiring.” A long, long time. But now I’m ready.”

“I’m ready to not be in pain every day. I’m ready to become a wife and, one day, a mother. I’m ready to continue growing each and every day to be the best person and role model I can be. I’m ready for the rest of my life.”

*Know when it is time to retire. You are working to live. Not living to work.

ENTERTAINMENT

Bono 1960

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*Listen to U2 and be inspired to improve the world.

FOOD

Kenan Thompson 1978 – good burger

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*Listen to U2 while making this Good Burger and then watch the movie that inspired it.

“You’ve gotta have Guinness.” – Bono

*You’ve got to have Guinness to wash down the Good Burger

SNUB – John Wilkes Booth 1838 and Mark David Chapman 1955 (If you are going to be an assassin, make sure you are going by all 3 of your names)

Review –

  • Act like a wild child
  • Ride your bike to breakfast
  • Don’t judge people
  • Know when to retire
  • Listen to U2
  • Make a Good Burger 

May 9

PIANO MAN DAY

MIND

Billy Joel 1949

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“Don’t be afraid of mistakes, because the only original thing we ever do is make mistakes,”

“You can be taught how to do something perfectly right, but only you can screw it up in your own inimitable way.”

*If you make a mistake today, you’re doing something right.

BODY

Prince Fielder 1984

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Fielder’s workout is an exercise in which he swings a metal rod like a baseball bat into a punching bag over and over.

http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/texas-rangers/rangersheadlines/2014/02/13/prince-fielder-reveals-unique-off-season-workout-regimen-to-eliminate-fear

*This one may be tough to do. If you can’t find available punching bags to swing metal rods at, get to the batting cages and swing away.

SOUL

John Brown 1800

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“His soul goes marching on inside every American.”

*Imagine being so passionate about something that you would gladly give not only your life, but the lives of your sons as well. This passion from John Brown would cost him his life and a song about his body would go on to be a rallying cry for the Union. Who will your soul go marching on inside of?

MONEY

JM Barrie 1860

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“It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness.”

*The closer we get to the end of the school year, the more I like being a teacher. I need to take this advice into the beginning of next school year in August.

ENTERTAINMENT

Glenda Jackson 1934 – watch Women in Love

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*Watch Glenda Jackson win her first of two Oscars in Women in Love.

FOOD

Rosario Dawson 1979 – coconut rice with pork chops

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“Whether I crave fresh vegetables or foie gras, nothing makes me feel better than having something I really enjoy,”

Rosario eats three to five meals a day, depending on her schedule

“I’m great at salads because I love chopping things up,” “but I also enjoy making dishes like coconut rice with pork chops.”

“The stress you put yourself through for having a treat is probably a thousand times worse for you than the sugar you just had.”

https://www.howsweeteats.com/2017/08/thai-pork-chops-coconut-rice/

*Eat 3 to 5 meals today. Have fresh vegetables, foie gras, a salad, and make this coconut rice with pork chops. If you want a glass of wine or dessert, no problem.

SNUB – Candice Bergen 1946

Review –

  • Embrace making mistakes
  • Prince Fielder workout
  • Who will your soul go marching on in?
  • Like what you do
  • Watch Women in Love
  • Make coconut rice with pork chops

May 8

THE BUCK STOPS HERE DAY

MIND

Harry S. Truman 1884

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“All my life, whenever it comes to me to make a decision, I make it and forget about it. As President of the United States, you never have time to stop. You’ve got to keep going because there’s always a decision ahead of you that you’ve got to make, and you don’t want to look back. If you make a mistake in one of those decisions, correct it by another decision and go ahead. That’s all you can do.”

*Make a decision right now and then forget about it. If it’s a mistake, correct it later by another decision. The buck stops with you! Give ‘em hell!

BODY

Olivia Culpo 1992

Miss USA Olivia Culpo is crowned Miss Universe

“I eat small, healthy meals every two to three hours, and stay away from liquid calories,”

“Juice is a killer. The sugar will go straight to your butt.”

*Eat small, healthy meals every two to three hours today. And NO juice

SOUL

Kemba Walker 1990

Kemba Walker, Celtics rebound to knock off Raptors - The Boston Globe

“Life has been great. Just being able to live my dream, play basketball for a living, being able to take care of my family; it’s been everything I expected.”

*A lot of people doubted if the undersized Walker could make it in the NBA. His heart and soul has led him to living his dream.

MONEY

Bill Cowher 1957

Touchdown! Former Steelers Coach Bill Cowher Buys Lenox Hill Condo |  Observer

“There’s balance in my life here that I’ve never had before and that’s pretty special . . . I never say never about things, but it’s highly unlikely that I will coach again. I did it at a time, and I never looked back. I have no regrets whatsoever. I feel very good about that.”

*Strive to have work-life balance.

ENTERTAINMENT

Enrique Iglesias 1975

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*Listen to the Grammy winning Enrique Iglesias. He could be your hero, baby.

FOOD

Candace Nelson 1974 – peanut butter cupcakes

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Candace’s sophisticated take on the classic American cupcake made Sprinkles an overnight bakery sensation.

https://bakingbandit.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/sprinkles-chocolate-peanut-butter-cupcakes/

*To reward yourself for eating small, healthy meals all day, enjoy one of these cupcakes tonight while listening to Enrique Iglesias. Take the rest of them to your coworkers tomorrow.

SNUB – Don Rickles 1926

Review –

  • Make a decision and forget about it
  • Eat small, healthy meals every 2-3 hours
  • Live your dream life
  • Have work-life balance
  • Listen to Enrique Iglesias
  • Make peanut butter cupcakes

May 7

TCHAIKOVSKY DAY

MIND

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840

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“Truly there would be reason to go mad were it not for music.”

*Listen to Tchaikovsky – it’s good for your MIND.

BODY

Sydney Leroux 1990

Sydney Leroux 'excited' by Orlando Pride contract extension, talks National  Girls and Women in Sports Day - CBSSports.com

She has a mania for motivational spin classes like SoulCycle and Flywheel.

“It’s not a spin class, it’s a party.”

*Have a mania for a spin class today.

SOUL

Tim Russert 1950

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Tim Russert was a man raised and steeped in faith — a faith that focused on service, a faith that is confident in God’s plan, and a faith dedicated to the love of peace and the work of justice.

*Have a faith that focuses on service, a faith that is confident in God’s plan, and a faith dedicated to the love of peace and the work of justice

MONEY

Chiara Ferragni 1987

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She’s the co-founder and editor-in-chief of fashion blog-turned-lifestyle-website, “The Blonde Salad.” She founded it in 2009 — for $10

“When I started… I was doing it just to share,”

The Blonde Salad now brings in more than $1.5 million in advertising and referred sales.

“My secret has always been to be true to myself,”

“I’ve never tried too hard.”

*Get started. Don’t quit. Be true to yourself.

ENTERTAINMENT

Gary Cooper 1901 – Watch High Noon

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*Watch Gary Cooper win 1 of his 2 Oscars in High Noon.

FOOD

Eva Peron 1919

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The Eva Peron features baby greens, plancha style veggies (carrots, beets and fennel), cotija cheese, grilled citrus chicken topped with a homemade Chimichurri Vinaigrette.

https://www.madgreens.com/madnews/chefs-inspiration-eva-peron

*Make your own Eva Peron seasonal salad.

SNUB – Johnny Unitas 1933

Review –

  • Listen to Tchaikovsky
  • Spin class
  • Have a faith that is confident in God’s plan
  • Be true to yourself
  • Watch High Noon
  • Eva Peron salad