Having a rest day today due to a niggling leg injury. I thought I would just provide a story of how Always Be A Legend was first coined.
It was on one of my famous or infamous first dates that I am known for. I have certain rules that I have learnt to follow now.
Do not attempt to text message your mates. Do not go near open flames. You get the idea... I'm challenged.
I should make girls sign a waiver before taking that 'worthwhile' risk.
Anyways - on this particular date I had just got back from overseas and pulled out my last $200 in my bank account. The lengths a guy will go to...
I arrived at the bar and realised I left the money in the ATM. People this stupid shouldn't be allowed to breed. Now this is going to sound extremely north shore privileged private school boy of me but I texted my mum (breaking a texting rule) and asked for some money to be transferred ASAP. In my defence I obviously paid back and was only going on my belief that I think a guy should always pay for the first date.
The whole time I felt like I was on a job interview and then out of nowhere I got the Hiroshima.
"So what's your New Years Resolution, Tom?" asked Julie* in that tone where you're on a job interview and you know you haven't got the job.
"Simple - Always Be A Legend!" I responded.
"What does that even mean?"
"Be A Legend Always." I replied confidently
"Did you just repeat that back?" she asked.
"Yep" as I filled and skulled my glass of rosé.
I came back home and had a good laugh with my room mate Cans about the whole date and Always Be A Legend was born. A laugh between the boys that eventually gained more substance as it actually made sense in a simpleton's language - to be the best person you can be and to make the most out of your life.
*Name has been replaced for the purpose of this story.