1. Man at the post office takes your package in his good hand, asks if you're from New York. Tell the truth.
2. Resist beating the shit out of the cardboard cut-out at the gym. Wonder how everyone else has done the same.
3. Marketing director says "Can you be here by 1?" Answer's no, but you are.
4. Broad shoulders hunker down and scold you for not taking notes. Weak handshake is your second strike.
5. Learn, I guess.
6. Books arrive. Love everyone and everything, until the chapter ends.
7. Mom says "We'll talk later." Don't.
8. A bump beneath the blanket. The cat fights your feet.
9. Learn what mota means and tell him No. Not really.
10. Stay alone, but not forever.