As I randomly ran a Spotlight search for the word “Playboy” on my computer (for the articles! for the articles!) I stumbled upon an old email I wrote on January 2nd, 2003 to a friend. Today I’m publishing the email. Only the recipient’s name was changed in order to spare her from the embarrassment of being mentioned here:
As the end of yet another year rapidly approaches, one cannot help but to stop and look back at past experiences and accomplishments. Last year I did not make any new year’s resolutions, hence today I’m not a better person that I was last year (yes, there is still some room for improvement). This year will be different. I have carefully thought out 10 New Year’s Resolutions that I intend to stick to. I want to share them with you. As you will see, the bar is not too high so there is some chance for this to actually happen. I know you’re not a very good reader so I typed this very slowly so you can keep up.
My Ten New Year’s Resolutions for 2003
- 10. Learn what an exhaust manifold is.
- 9. Shave, get my baby face back.
- 8. Stop using fake names.
- 7. Get a joke published on Playboy, earn a hunded bucks (they have jokes, they pay $100 – you need to read the articles to know).
- 6. Learn Spanish.
- 5. Do my laundry less often (note to self: buy more underwear)
- 4. Get in shape (which shape is of no concern)
- 3. Lose hair
- 2. Gain weight
- 1. Learn to count. Be a different kind of people.
Happy New Year
Edson Arantes Do Nascimento
There are 3 kinds of people –
– Those who can count, and those who can’t.
So how did I do? I did allright, as you can see in the following color-coded score card:
- 10. Still no idea
- 9. Twice
- 8. Yes
- 7. No
- 6. Sí
- 5. Yes. Learned to turn them inside-out as well.
- 4. Yes
- 3. Yes
- 2. No
- What goes before 2?
Since I can’t count very well, a friend told me that I scored like 50%! That’s pretty good, about half or even more. Very impressive.