Well, another birthday come and gone. I’d like to thank Lauren and Nagle for calling me and wishing me a happy birthday, my Aunt Lisa for saying she’d make me cookies and Chris and Josh for taking me out to get some dinner and drinks. Chip was nice enough to invite me to dinner last night which was also tasty although he disappeared today. I wonder what happened to him? It wasn’t such a bad birthday. I woke up to my parents being gone to a hockey tournament and a vague note saying they “might” be home for dinner. So, rather than waiting on them I gave Chris and Chip a call. Chris came over soon after and we decided to see if Josh was in town as well. We couldn’t get a hold of Chip so just the 3 of us headed off to Nashua. We stopped at Newbury Comics for a little while before heading to Margaritas on Main St. After dinner we stopped back at CompUSA so Josh could buy a copy of Tony Hawk 4 for the XBox which we then drove home and tried to play. TH4 is nearly unplayable on the XBox do to the size of the controller. We ended up playing something else instead before Chris and I called it a night and headed home. Believe it or not, that was around 9:30. I’ve been watching TV on the couch since I got home. So, it wasn’t such a bad birthday after all. My parents offered to take me out to dinner tomorrow so that good. I didn’t even get a card from them though, which is kind of disappointing. I’ve gotten over it.

Well, that’s about it. Not much else to say. “Another day older and deeper in debt” as the song goes. G’night.


Well… I’m 22. Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me… happy birthday dear Matt… ah fuck it, who am I kidding.

There’s a note on the counter mentioning that my parents are gone to a double-header hockey tournament this afternoon. They don’t know when they’ll be back but that we “might have time to get food if it’s not too late.” How nice of them. My plan of sleeping until 4 in the afternoon as gone horribly wrong mostly because of the damn phone which won’t stop ringing. If they were birthday well wishers that would be one thing, but when a telemarketer wakes you up at 8am on your birthday you just have to unleashe a little anger in their general direction. Hopefullt AT&T got the hint this time. Then again, maybe I was swearing so much they couldn’t understand what I was getting at.

I think at this point I’ll probably just get up. I don’t have any plans for the day and nor should I. I’ll leave the house at someone’s request but I’m not going out of my way to do anything in perticular. Since my parents leave for my birthday each and every year my usually routine is to order a pizza with there credit card and watch movies all day. Too bad I can’t find they’re credit card.

I don’t know. I don’t even know why I’m writting this. No one gives a shit. I should just go back to bed. I hate birthdays. They don’t make me feel “happy or special”, they make me feel like shit. No one is ever around for them, my parents dont care and my gifts just get added to Chirstmas. So whats the point in having a birthday in the first place.


Have I mentioned my love for I placed my order and got a confirmation email at 2:03pm. At 4:45pm I got a “your order is complete and has shipped” email. Which means, in a little more than 2 hours, they rounded up my items, put them in a box and got them to a UPS truck. Amazing.

LOTR and Christmas shopping

Well, Chip and I saw LOTR: The Two Towers last night. I can’t really say much about it. I sat down and debated whether to review it or not and I couldn’t come up with too many points to talk about, good or bad. It’s an epic, a 3+ hour long, pee before you go, epic. It’s grandiose, it’s huge, it’s involved and did I mention that it’s over 3 hours long? Technically it’s 179 minutes, which would make it almost exactly 3 hours, but there’s at least 6 previews before it and not to mention the ever increasing amount of f*ing commercials before the previews. I consider that all part of the “show” and so they get factored into “butt in chair time.” It’s good. It’s very good. I can’t really get into detail about WHY it’s good however. Mainly because I don’t know. I will say that it’s quite possibly the best use of CG I’ve seen in, well, forever. I don’t count CG movies as “using” CG since they’re not using anything else. I’m talking about the movie that use it in addition to whats actually on film. The really fantastic part is the integration into the film, it’s flawless, it’s fantastically believable and it’s really well done. Having watched the extra features on my parents copy of the first movie I know how they accomplished the battle scenes and I still can’t believe it. It’s a very well done movie. It’s also like Star Trek, I don’t need to tell you to go see it because if you’re going to you probably already have. If you’re not, then there’s no point. I would recommend a rental when it comes out to those who will miss it in theaters. It’s slightly better than the first in my opinion mainly because of pacing issues and the battle scenes and with a rented DVD you can always pause to go to the bathroom.

We also did a bit of shopping before the movie at Old Navy and if you’re not doing anything this weekend, get your ass down there. I got a $26.95 sweater for $10. You can’t beat that with a stick… and if you could, it would have to be one hell of a stick. It also spurred me to finish my Christmas shopping for Lauren which I’ve done today. I won’t mention what I got because I know she’s reading this (hi hun!).

Lastly… it’s two days before my 22nd birthday… do you know how old I feel? Damnit, I don’t want to grow old. I want to be 21 for the rest of my life. I would have said 18 but you can’t get a nice margarita at a mexican restaurant if your 18… well, depends what restaurant. But seriously, I don’t like my birthday. I never have. Most of my birthdays I spend alone and depressed. Last year I was in TX for my birthday and it was a welcome change but this year looks to be the same as all the rest. I’ll get up late, mope around the house and get a pizza for dinner. I think they call that the “birthday blues.” Whatever.

But on the upside, I might be getting my Sony Clie’. It’s going to be one of those combined gifts since my birthday is close to Christmas. This happens more often than it should but I’ve gotten used to it. This year I welcome it however because I get to spend a little extra on myself (I usually pick out my gift) and get what I really want. Well, what I really want is a $5000 camera, but we all know that’s not going to happen, so I’ll take the Clie’ as a runner up. I think I’ll work on persuading the ‘rents to order it tonight. We’ll see.

Alright, thats about it. Later.