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 Let me 'splain Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Friday, January 30 2004 @ 05:46 PM PST
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LifeNo, there is too much. Let me sum up.

Waaay to much going on this week. Here are some highlights:

- I have until Sunday or so to decide whether or not I'm moving, and if so, where.

- Work is going swimmingly... er, drowningly. I've done two allnighters this week, meaning that I've slept three times since Sunday.

- The Superbowl is at my place, so we have a bit of arranging to do Sunday morning.

 Bittersweet Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Monday, January 19 2004 @ 04:33 AM PST
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LifeMy father was a huge sports fan. He followed everything. Football, baseball, hockey, basketball, golf, you name it. It wasn't just the professional sports either, he kept track of the NCAA and even high school leagues. Back when we lived on Cape Cod, he used to complain that we were so far out of Boston that our subscription to the Boston Globe didn't have the high school scores in it... we were in "one star" land.

For all of you that are unfamiliar with the vagaries of newspaper publishing, every day the Globe (and I assume just about every other large paper) prints several different editions, the earliest of which are delivered to places further away, and the latest editions end up in newsstands in the city itself. The Globe uses a systems of stars at the top of the front page to identify which edition is which. For some reason, the high school scores never made it into the first edition, which ended up causing my father to cancel our subscription and start buying the paper from a guy that sold them to commuters waiting in traffic on Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester.

 Getting Old Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Monday, December 15 2003 @ 02:02 AM PST
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LifeI was watching a movie tonight, and at one point I laughed so hard that my back cracked.

If you're interested, the movie was Global Heresy, a.k.a. Rock My World. Overall, it was pretty bad, but then again, I collect bad movies.

 A Tale of Two Cities Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Saturday, October 18 2003 @ 03:53 AM PDT
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LifeWe Boston fans do a bit of bitching and moaning about the postseason prowess of our local ball club. It seems like every time we've got a chance to make it, things just fall apart at the last minute. In my lifetime, each of these events has had a name associated with it. This year it's Aaron Boone (or Grady Little, history will tell). Last time it was Billy F^(%!#@ Buckner. The time before that it was Bucky F^(%!#@ Dent. Sure there were a couple of other near misses in the past few decades, but those are the ones that stand out. Interestingly enough, all three of those games were against a New York team.

New York, however, is not the second city to which the title refers.

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 Anticlimax Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Wednesday, October 01 2003 @ 05:04 AM PDT
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LifeI was thinking about it tonight, and I realized that somewhere along the line, my life got incredibly boring. I haven't had a completely random thing happen to me in a long time. It's kind of odd.

I guess to really appreciate what I'm talking about, it's probably going to require a history lesson.

It's worth pointing out that some of this may sound like I'm trying to evoke sympathy, but I'm not. I recognize that almost all of the major events that were bad happen to every family at one point or another, so no cookie for me.

It's also worth pointing out that this is a very long post, and may contain more than you wanted to know about me.

 Hump Day Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Tuesday, September 30 2003 @ 09:32 PM PDT
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LifeTomorrow is my first day at my new office, which means that I'll spend pretty much the entire day doing nothing that is particularly productive. I'll probably spend the entire day setting up my temporary workstation and arranging furniture.

By "new office" I mean an empty bedroom in my boss' apartment (as opposed to the empty bedroom in my apartment where my office is now.)

From what I can tell, office hours are going to be from 10ish to 7ish. It's a R&D-only office, so the schedule is pretty flexible, and the limiting factors are basically the fact that my boss lives there, so we can't be there at all hours.

Of course, he tells me this today, when I'm on an even more vampiric schedule than usual. I woke up today at about 5:30PM.

Tomorrow should be interesting.

 Underworld Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Sunday, September 21 2003 @ 07:00 PM PDT
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LifeSo, I went to see Underworld Friday night.

I would be remiss if I tried to do an review though, since I didn't see the last twenty or thirty minutes of the movie. It was at about that point in the movie that we were told that we had to leave.

 V is for Victim Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Monday, September 15 2003 @ 01:53 AM PDT
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LifeSo, as you may or may not have known, Friday was my 28th birthday party, and a few of my friends decided to have a little fun with me, in honor of the occasion.

I guess to fully understand it, you'll need to know a little bit of history.

 Catching Up Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Saturday, September 06 2003 @ 10:39 PM PDT
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Life...on sleep.

NEMO is over for me, though there are still showcase shows going on. I haven't gotten nearly enough shut-eye lately, so I'm going to see what I can do about that between now and the Patriots game tomorrow.

A lot of strange and interesting things have happened in the past couple of days, but I'm a little too pooped to get into it right now. I also have ten demos and five compilations to get through, totalling 79 artists that I can review.

I don't think I'll get to them all tomorrow.

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 Happy U-Haul Day Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Monday, September 01 2003 @ 10:30 AM PDT
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LifeRight now there's a bulldozer and two dump trucks in front of my house. Road construction? Nope.

Garbage removal. Specifically, they're there to remove the sizeable pile of mattresses and other furniture that's too big for a normal garbage truck. They just finished filling the first dump truck, and it looks like there's enough left to almost fill the second.

The scary part is that I know that this is happening all over the city right now.

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