Saturday, November 25, 2006

Amazingly disgusting!

This gentlman was recently featured in Time magazine for being one of the newest additions to the Guinness Book of World Records. His feat? Holding the record number of rattlesnakes suspended from his mouth.

So awesome.

Which leads to the next logical question: what world record would you want to hold? And whatever it is, would you do it wearing a derby hat? I hope so.

Friday, November 24, 2006

i am thankful!

(in no particular order)

-for Fyodor, how he leaps on me every morning to wake me up, and bites my toes; for all the ridiculous things he does throughout the day that make us smile.

-for Matthew!, for he's a jaunty good fella. and he has the best eastern bloc accent, and the best toothy smile, and he makes the best onion rings, and he'll bend over backwards for you. really. not just me, for just about anyone. and i think he is amazing.

-for my mom & dad, how just being near them feels like my engine's been jumpstarted.

-for my in-laws, for their hospitality and kindness and understanding.

-for my sister & fernando, how i know (just know) they will always have my back.

-for megan & brian, though frankly i would be even more thankful if i got to see them once in a while... (we miss you!)

-for friends to laugh with and make sushi with and play euchre with -- friends who notice if you're worried or stressed, friends who do what they can to make things better.

-for our grandparents & aunts & uncles & cousins - seriously, guys, you're like family to us. ;-)

-for God how he gives us hope and pushes us forward.

-and for all the other nice things, like flamingos & coconuts & prehensile tails & a newfound enjoyment of swiss cheese & screen plays being finished & apartments with wallpaper & milwaukee & cute kids who give me bags of chilli powder & not being allergic to the cold & glasses & prison break & lost & electric guitars & etc.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Senate abducts dozens at gunpoint

I was just checking my email, and these little newsbriefs flash up on the screen when I log in, and what did I see but "Senate abducts dozens at gunpoint." What on earth?! I thought. However, I had already clicked away by the time it registered as being very strange. When I clicked back, it turns out my tired eyes had blurred two headlines together "Gunmen abduct dozens" and "Senate ---" (well, who knows what. I clicked away when I saw they hadn't abducted anyone - what a relief!)

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

JAAAAAAAAAAA!


So. Above is a photo of Tony Jaa, a master of, among other martial art forms, Muay Thai, which originated from Jaa's native country (Thailand, naturally.). It's a crazy style of leaping around, hitting people with elbows and knees, and being generally awesome. To see it in action, you could watch Jaa's two biggest movies, Ong Bak the Thai Warrior, and The Protector, which exited theaters a month ago.

And guess what... I was driving home from the DMV of all places when I saw a sign on a brick building, here in Waukesha (of all places), that advertised classes in Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai.

Insert my face here, everyone!!!

cheers,
matt

PS: by here, I mean put my face over Tony Jaa's face.