The best thing about the Christmas/New Years break is not the 3 weeks off work, it's not the time spent with family, it's not the road trips to the coast, the enormous amount of food that I eat or the guilt free hangovers on a weekday. The best thing for me is the seemingly infinite optimism when I think about what I can achieve in the coming year. It turns out that in my seemingly infinite optimism I committed to new years resolutions. Notice the plural. Not just a couple. But 20. What was I thinking?
There are few universal truths in this world. We all die equal. Money doesn't buy happiness. The longer the line the better the food. And people love looking at food photos. So here's a look back on some of the tasty treats from our recent Japan trip; the third time round is almost as good as the first.
"Where is the rebate in these numbers?" There was silence on the conference call as I filled up with dread. I had made a hundred thousand dollar mistake and circulated it to all of the directors. I simply missed it. There was no other reason. Luckily it was for a prospective purchase, so I hadn't actually lost a hundred thousand dollars (yet), but that was little comfort to me as the directors waited for my response. "Fuck, it's not there, I made a mistake."