As per his earlier advice, I now at least have bottle of wine on hand (I do follow his advice sometimes). Here's his latest hilarious yet not completely nuts advice on making the most of my life and meeting new people, sent via email:
Go hang out at the Pizza place if you have no plans. Proceed to drink a bottle of that fine wine, and be friendly with one and all. The good looking, the bad looking and even the ugly looking. Ugly people have good looking friends also. Make a habit of it, and tell yourself, "what would Paulo do in these circumstances?" Be brave, make a fool of yourself, laugh about it. Start singing if you know the song. Talk to perfect strangers, Is that wine your drinking any good? Can I find a jacket like that at the thrift store, for my uncle? Insult them, they love it. Do they make that watch for men? Just kidding, it's a very manly chronograph, are you a racing driver?
And Smile, and laugh and laugh.