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Andy Sullivan: Against the Grain

Before I get into my column for this week, there are a couple of things I left out of my US Festival column.  The reason is there was a part two to the festival that I recorded.  I realized after I wrote and sent my column that I never watched part two! Here are the holdover two tidbits: remember the song “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin from the movie and soundtrack Top Gun? Berlin’s lead singer Terri Nunn auditioned for the part of Princess Leia in Star Wars. Of course, that part ended up going to the late Carrie Fisher.  The US Festival mainstage later became the Fantasyland Stage at Disneyland. (AXSTV)

Recently, I told you about apps I’d downloaded to my phone during quarantine.  I recently downloaded the 3GoodThings app for my iPhone.  How does it work? It’s simple, really.  You type in three good things that went well that day.  It holds you accountable and makes you reflect on the events of the day. 

You fill out a profile page on the app.  On this page, you will find your current streak, your longest streak, total completed days and total good things you have written.  As of Tuesday, I am on a 10-day streak. 

How did I find out about this app? Several weeks ago, I noticed that my magazine basket was getting awfully full.  This meant it was getting very heavy.  Not such a problem except I keep the basket on the floor.  It had gotten hard to pick up.  I learned about the 3GoodThings app from one of the Men’s Health magazines I’d read in my marathon magazine cleaning. 

The lesson here is that it pays to clean out your magazine rack, no matter how long it takes.  I think I was on this task off and on for about 3-4 weeks.  I would say I’m not going to let the magazine rack get out of hand again but who are we kidding? I know I will!


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