sorry, it has been almost a month. i know that pales in comparison to the break i took before, but hey...it's been busy.
So what have I been up to? I can't tell you.
Maybe one day I will be able to. But the world changing things I am working on can't be divulged as of yet. (and by world, i mean mostly my little world of planet matt...where not much goes on anyway, so changing isn't going to be to difficult)
So as things develop that can be revealed, I will let you know but until then you get to stay in the dark. Of course the big question is how much in the dark am I on the changes....this could be interesting/confusing.
Hope all are well out there.
tid bit: i can't run for president because of age restrictions until 2016. Sorry everybody...you'll have to wait until then for me to clean this place up.
thought i would fill you all in on my love life so here ya go:
tid bit: this entry is a joke...feel free to laugh at it
Got off work a little early today. Came home and was relaxing and my phone rang. Roger Bratton? Calling me? Wonder what's going on? Well I will tell you what is going on....baseball. Roger had some tickets to go see the local minor league team play so off i went with him and Gordon Vickous. Ended up with a free bobble head doll, a coke that costs more than a gallon of gas and a baseball (that's right foul ball right here....now what to do with it...i guess i could play catch or something)...but the best part....good times with Roger and Gordon.
I joke about my age with people I will be turing 31 on
Sorry had to take care of something. So anyway I don't mind joking about my age some, but I do not consider myself old. I also do not consider the two men I was hanging out with tonight old. But what I do like, is getting to hang out with men who are good men and Christian men and having a good time. I left the game early (to old to stay up that late) but it was a lot of fun. I've realized in my limited number of years on earth that I wish I had taken advantage more often of hanging out with men like Roger and Gordon. I've missed out from the past years, so now I have to make it up.
I encourage everyone to get out there and see who they can hang out with that is older than them. Good times will be had I can almost guarantee it. (unless you pick that old crotchety person...but if you do that it is your own stupid fault) You can learn a lot and have a good time.
this tid bit is a quote from roger bratton: when your hot your hot...when your not, you oughta be.
I thought about typing this out via what would be classified as a texting format, but decide that i would rather not have my brain explode. i have trouble even reading text messages that people do that stuff in much less be able to think about it fast enough to only type a "u" instead of "you" or a "4" instead of "four," "fore," "for," etc. Really smart phones aren't all to blame. it is really just the texting revolution.
why is it so popular? because it is impersonal. just the way we like it. "yeah i'm friends with _______ (insert name here). We text each other all the time." Really so you are friends? i have people i text because i don't want to call them because i don't want to talk to them. don't misunderstand me though. texting is great when you need to be discrete. like at work so you aren't running your mouth, on the toilet so no one hears the flush on the other end of the phone, or at church.*
texting is yet another way to make our lives detached from other people. it also affords us opportunity to practice typing as few letters as humanly possible but still get our message across. you know what last i checked almost everybody (yes i know not everybody...that is why i said almost...i will be waiting for the smarty pants who says i don't have that in the comments below) has UNLIMITED texting. why are we still shortening our words? you aren't getting charged by the letter anymore. send me the whole word so i don't have to get out my secret decoder ring.
but matt, how does this make us dumb? well let me tell you how. the up coming texting generation can't communicate any other way.
example: at work we have a special instructions box for customers to write in things to help us make their product as nice as we can. i don't know how many of those look like the person is texting me the info, but it is too many for me. it takes me longer to get the encryption off the instructions than it does to do the instructions.
i know i am probably in the minority on this whole thing but it just drives me crazy. i have to text people back to ask what they said in the text. yeah that saved you tons of time didn't it buddy. just spell it out for me....and everyone else. i am done ranting for now, but i will revisit this again someday i'm sure.
tid bit: 50 year old men typing "LOL" isn't hip...it is more like they are a pedophile.
*you shouldn't be texting during church
so far google+ hasn't asked me to give out my friends info that i know of, thrown random or inappropriate ads up, asked me to give up my soul, and even better, so far no one wants me to build a barn or find some little duckling that got away from the farm.
an up coming entry: smart phones are making us dumb
tid bit: the above mentioned duckling probably got run over by a combine or eaten by a coyote or something, so just give up looking for it please.