It’s over, and this is my first post. So, you don’t think you’ll fall into any cow shit in Seattle, is that it? No heart-to-hearts with Buddhist monks, or karaoke in whorehouses in (what’s Seattle’s nickname?) the city where Frasier is set in? Any future installments will be “Today I paid my electric bill — whooey, I should look into an Energystar appliance” and “I’m completely out of socks”? I’ll stay tuned! (Anyhow, congratulations on the job)
Ahhh .. the dancing. The DANCING!!! I haven’t seen dancing like that since Chunk did the truffle-shuffle … you need to contact the “Star Wars kid”s agent and get that video out there! 😉
Seriously though – gratz on the job. Hope your battery is charged up enough for games … that prospect terrifies me personally. I’ll echo Ted’s comment though (Hi Ted!!) and say that it might make for an interesting read – your decent into madness ..errr .. you’re re-integration into “normal working” society. I guessing about three months before you’re posting Dilbert cartoons on your cube walls and up to 4 sodas a day …
Take care bud, visit whenever you can!
So where is it you’re working now?
Also, save June 26.
Matt, your posts are interesting to read. Having travelled quite a bit too, I can relate to much of your words. It is so difficult to relay to others who and what we are after such adventures. It is difficult, sometimes more so, to reintegrate in the manner we used to.
Others will love the stories, but more often than not, be bored after a while. They’ll never get it, so to try to explain is useless…I think. All you can do is tell the “colorful ones”, the funny ones, maybe, if you are a good story-teller, the emotive and touching ones….and leave it at that. Sometimes all you can do is shake your head and say, “Oh- I’ve seen a few things…”
I once sat with a very beautiful woman, telling her this story about my 3 hour discussion with an elderly Cuban man – over drinks….he scolded me for my soft white hands, and my lofty ideals. I cried with him, vomited up the rum while he told me to “be strong and quite whining”….the tale continued. The woman’s eye went blank.. her mind was elsewhere. I ended it on a funny note, knowing that she never got the meaning of the story. I think we discussed cars next….lol. Or what about watching the massive sun dip into the ocean, or the look of the elderly South Aermican man, as he mumbles to himself, sitting next to his dying field. The walking meditation monk, moving at a snails pace as traffic roars only inches from him. The prostitute who tells me about her memories when the US invaded Vietnam. How about accidently walking through a live mine field and not realizing it until I had reached the other side? Anyway, I can understand Matt.
Anyway, sweeeeet dance. I loaded it onto my harddrive so that when I want to re-ignite my drive to the get out of the US, I’ll rewatch it. Not sure how in fact it will spark such inspiration, but hey…what else have I got?
The site is cool, and it has been cool getting to meet you and training with you.
Matt! You have taken a three month break. Get with the program and write some more. You are still dissing Yap! Your loyal fans anxiously await the next installment.
MATT YOU DONT KNOW SHIT!
I just recently read your post about Guam. I have to disagree with you about your comments about Guam. Guam is a beautiful tropical island. Guam is filled with beautiful people, culture, AWESOME food, and wonderful traditions. You visited an island and at at Planet Hollywood?You can go to your hometown MATT and eat that. Talk about experiencing the culture huh matt? Next time you visit. Try the local food, meet the local people and maybe you’ll have a better out look about Guam. It sickens me how you can post rude comments about an island you never really tried to explore. While your traveling around the world, take some time and experience their culture first before you criticize it! I highly recommend Guam as a vacation spot for all tourists looking for a relaxing vacation…
Guam may be in bad shape…but for many of us, it’s HOME. We don’t need people like you coming to our island, making ugly comments, and thinking they know everything about our history. And where are you from MR PERFECT? come one! we’re all curious to know…
Its been almost a year since I last looked up your site. I was a bit disappointed to see that you stopped travelling/writing. I laughed a lot reading your India trip, where I went soon after. I hope you are enjoying whatever you are doing. If you ever come to Jerusalem, get in touch.
All the best,
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