I’ve never really been a “New Year’s Resolution” kind of guy, but the summer of ’17 has been an extraordinarily transformative one for me, making me think about what I want to accomplish in the autumn.  I get a long weekend, which will have some cleaning, rearranging and planning for the household, and if all goes well, a new room for my kid, leading to today’s hopes-and-dreams-and-all-that-mishegas query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) hopes to finally clear the last hurdle to a SEEKRIT PROJECT that I think is awesome, asking: What are your hopes for September, 2017?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. To make enough money to put at least 500€ aside for trip to Tokyo next summer. That’s pretty much my goal for every month, but I guess it counts.

  2. The local State Fair (there’s two of them in this state, ask) is held every September, and my lovely wife enters several of its crafting and baking contests. Often enough that she goes a little nutty from the multiple converging deadlines.

    So my goal for this month is to help my wife finish her projects, keep her stress levels to a minimum, and celebrate her accomplishments with her.

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