Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Rings & Wrongs

So it's only been a few weeks, but being married isn't much different than living together. I go to sleep with J next to me, I wake up, she's still there. We still keep each other company, drink together, eat together, have ridiculous fun together, be antisocial together, vacation together, and bicker together. It's great, but it's been great for a long time. That's why we got married.

The biggest change is the ring. It's alien - I play with it constantly. Since I never know what to do with my hands, I love being able to fidget with something that's right there on my finger all the time. Seems to me that if the ring is the weirdest part, we're doing okay.

In other news:

--The Red Sox are the AL East Champions. Postseason starts today. Meaning if you want to talk to me and feel like you're getting more than 3% of my full attention, wait until November.

--My iPod disappeared at the wedding, so I finally got an iPhone. Meaning you will still not get more than 3% of my full attention in November.

I'll be following this post up with a breakdown of the recent iPhone Firmware 1.1.1 controversy. Gist: I miss my 3rd party apps, but people who unlock their iPhones for use on other networks, disregard the warnings in boldface when needlessly updating to new firmware, and threaten to sue Apple when their phones don't work anymore are F-ING NINCOMPOOPS.

--Kevin pulled the "Pen15 Club" trick on me the other day. When someone tells you to join the Pen15 Club, don't do it.

--I discovered recently that my mom hates Halloween. How do you go 30+ years not knowing that your mom hates Halloween? Maybe the same way you go 30+ without knowing that the word "tour" is pronounced "tore" and not "tooer" as I've been saying it my entire life.

--Iron & Wine's new album is spectacular. Anyone reading this, please let me know what you're listening to right now. Put it right in the comments. It's also a great way for me to know people still have faith that I'm updating this thing.


idlewildeone said...

I check almost every day, you know. I've given you grace, with the wedding and all; but the honeymoon is over so to speak, and I expect more from you. Even if it's just a posting of the Sox scores. I expect something.

And I'm listening to Okkervil River and Damien Jurado, because I went to the show last night and it was AWESOME!!!

Channing said...

Every Fall I listen to Jose Gonzalez's Veneer over and over and over again. After November I put it away until the next October.

--mcc said...

Congrats to you two: together you comprise one of the most blessed couples I've ever had the pleasure to know in this life. May you both always know the kind of love that's usually reserved only for storybook romancers, the "happily ever after" kind...

That said, I don't know about that "tore/tooer" thing. I agree/say it's "tooer" and both and the audio samples at Merriam-Webster seem to agree with us.

Here's a wacky link. If audioclips of people reading simple dictonary words aren't the silliest use of the internet I've heard all day, I dunno what is. Of course, they also pronounce a version of the word as "tower," so whadda they know?

Also, FYI and in case you didn't know...


2007 Restoration.

I'm going to try to make it, but I'm not sure I can. Will advise. :)


--mcc said...


I meant "Ziegfeld." :)

millionsuns said...

Matt, If you actually physically make it to NYC friday, Blade Runner it is. Haven't seen that since I was obsessed with it circa 1988.

Channing, that song "Heartbeats" by Jose Gonzalez is just about as perfect as it gets.

Jenny, I won't let you down. I know letting you down is my forte, but I'm a changed man. Hopefully.

--mcc said...

Didn't make it...

Stupidity at work...

Coming to an end, though...

More soon.