Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I started packing up my apartment today and I am in absolute awe of the fact that I am moving again. Whatever I do next, it's either going to be longer than six months, or require no more possessions than I can fit in a suitcase. "Whatever I do next" continues to be vexing, although I am making a decision by April 1. Once I leave Colorado, I'm planning to do something I've meant to do for a while---the cross-country road trip. Actually, in my case it'll be cross-country and a half, as I'm heading West, through some national parks, to L.A. before heading back East. (Will Ratnerpalooza be visiting a city near you? Is Darth Vader your father? Answers to these, and more burning questions, will be revealed! When? And by whom? It's a mystery!) In any event, I know myself well enough to know that if I don't have some sort of resolution on the next part of my life before my road trip, I'll spend the entire time stressing about that rather than enjoying myself. Of course, I managed to make being a ski bum stressful, so this is hardly an accomplishment. It is an interesting time--- I have unlimited opportunities and unlimited interests, which is both a tremendous opportunity and damned frustrating. My attempt to ignore idiotic internal pressure to follow a more linear path is meeting with mixed results, but I'm working on remembering that I'm only 23. (Only 17 years until I'm 40! Ah!) Will Brooding Existentialist Matt succeed in his diabolical plan to destroy Irreverent, Care-Free Matt?
Stay tuned!

5 comments:

John Collins said...

Ratner. I am surprised and a little disappointed that you have not written a blog about TMNT. If you haven't seen it, I no longer know you. In your next blog, please write about the ninja turtles as a cultural phenomenon. Then write a review of TMNT, placing it in the context of past ninja turtles movies, comics, and video games. Finally, write about where the turtles franchise goes from here. I expect this trilogy to be of homeric quality. Yours,

Anonymous said...

John Collins, I don't know if I've ever met you, but I highly enjoy you.

And ditto.

Matt said...

Mr. Collins-
At moments like this, saying sorry just isn't enough--but it will have to do. I have clearly lost my way, but with the help of a peyote induced vision quest, my spirit guide (Master Splinter) will lead me on a path to redemption. I realize that it takes time for broken hearts to mend, but I can only hope a pending blog post about the totally tubular turtles will begin my journey on the long road to forgiveness.

Alex said...

Ah, the Worlds of Matt are about to collide!! Somebody cue Costanza...

I am hiring a legal assistant this summer if you are interested.

John Collins said...

Of course, how could I not forgive even the most egregious sin? Hope all is well