These are weird times. If you're not trying to find yourself (I was under the sofa cushion all along!) you're trying to find your calling, or career path, or soulmate, or cause, or purpose, or anything that you can use to talk about with confidence when you run into people who want to know what you're doing. And it seems like everyone our age is constantly working on finely tuning the answers they give, so not only do they sound important, but you usually have no idea what they're talking about.
-Do you ever hear from so-and-so?
-Oh, yeah, just saw her the other day.
-What's she up to?
-Um, I don't really know. I think she's either like making or buying all of the money that goes into Canada? I'm not sure. It has to do with money, and computers, and I think she said something about babies.
Anyway, whenever I hear from Matt I remember how great it is to know someone who refuses to sugarcoat things. This is from our conversation:
Me: So are you liking that new job?
Matt: No. I hate it. I go in, do 20-minutes of data entry and then surf the internet until I go home.
Me: And it's full time?
Matt: Yeah. It's a lot of internet time. Last week, after watching every available YouTube video on the topic, and I learned how to make cheese. If I wanted to, I could make cheese. I know everything there is to know about making cheese.
Me: Wow. But maybe make a few test batches before serving your friends Internet cheese.
Matt: I don't need to. My cheese would be awesome.