Saturday, July 01, 2006

The 'About' from Dancing Matt's Website

Remember the Dance all around the World youtube I posted?

Whenever I reached the end of a viewing, I'd be smiling too much to go read his website. I did it just now. It's delicious!

I completely pilfered his About page in the interests of convincing everyone that he's a man to be read:

Matt is a 29-year-old deadbeat from Connecticut who used to think that all he ever wanted to do in life was make and play videogames. He achieved this goal pretty early and enjoyed it for a while, but eventually realized there might be other stuff he was missing out on. In February of 2003, he quit his job in Brisbane, Australia and used the money he'd saved to wander around the planet until it ran out. He made this site so he could keep his family and friends updated about where he is.

A few months into his trip, a travel buddy gave Matt the idea of dancing everywhere he went and recording it on his camera. This turned out to be a very good idea. Now Matt is quasi-famous as "That guy who dances on the internet. No, not that guy. The other one. No, not him either. I'll send you the link. It's funny."

The response to the first video brought Matt to the attention of the nice people at Stride long-lasting gum. They asked Matt if he'd be interested in taking another trip around the world to make a new video. Matt asked if they'd be paying for it. They said yes. Matt thought this sounded like another very good idea.

At the start of 2006, Matt left on a 6 month trip through 39 countries on all 7 continents. In that time, he danced a great deal.

Matt dances very badly, but most people don't seem to mind.

Matt is not independently wealthy. Matt also doesn't have some magical secret for traveling cheaply. He does it pretty much the same way everybody else does.

Matt thinks Americans need to travel abroad more.

Matt was a very poor student and never went to college. When he got older, he was pleased to discover that no one actually cares. Matt doesn't want to imply that college is bad or anything. He's just saying is all. There's other ways to fill your head.

Matt currently lives in Seattle, Washington, where he still works in videogames from time to time as a writer and designer. Matt recognizes that this is not the worst job in the world, but he prefers traveling.

Matt is left-handed.

When Matt was younger, he could hang seven spoons on his face at once. Sadly, puberty made Matt's face less conducive to spoon-hanging.

Matt has a little piece of extra cartilage sticking out on the rim of one ear and a little hole in the same place on the other ear. Matt has no idea why this is the case.

Matt is very good with figures and wishes people asked him to multiply things more often.

Matt has never lost a staring contest.


Manic said...

He seems the idle guy to .... I just loved the bit of Matt is the guy who dances on the Internet. No not that one. No, not that one either. I'll sent you the link, it's funny. I loved that bit. And the bit of the spoonhanging as well. :D I'm dorky!

woman wandering said...

I loved it all too manic! I'm glad you did ... I wondered if I should have copied and pasted less of his 'About me' but it was too amusing.

Hey, happy summer holiday ... I hope your exams went well and you have superb plans for your summer.

Manic said...

Exams went great. I'm already found my summer job, so after that I can see what I'm going to do with the rest of my vacation.
Hope you have a great time being the tour guide of Belgium for all your Kiwi friends

Judy said...

I have sent the link of Matt dancing to all my friends, it's a great way of starting the day.

woman wandering said...

Thanks manic, and congrats on the summer job.

And Judy, I couldn't resist this guy, he simply makes me smile whenever I watch him.