Author Archives: Matt

Is it monday already?

Whoa! What happened here!

This is an artists representation of me.

It’s been quite a busy week in the Grrblast headquarters, with jobs and midterms coming up, so we are a little late on this weeks show, but next week’s show will be twice as good. I don’t like to do that, but sometimes life gets in the way, and you just have to keep on trucking.

 

I’d like to give a shout out to my cousin Jason who has a case of the Cottage Hospital blues. Hopefully he’ll get home tomorrow.

I’d also like to give a shout out to my favorite reporter, who is currently killing it daily in a major newspaper. You know who you are.

Keep on rocking.

-Matt

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Episode 3-Brought to you by the letter F

Episode 3-Brought to you by the letter F
Because F is For Free!

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Part time lover…

Part time job, full time life.

Looking for  a job can be pretty hard. There’s not a lot of work in my field, and there are a lot of people looking. So when I got the call for a part time gig at a great company with a good attitude, I jumped at it. All this week I’ve been working part time. I would say part time work is a good gig if it would only pay the bills…

Am I as cool as this? Probably not, but I’m making my way!

-Matt

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A Donut made of soap (a school day)

I’ve found the best way to save money is by spending my time on schoolwork. For the rest of the day, I will be in the art labs carving a donut out of soap. Why a donut? because they are awesome. Why soap?

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mmm...soap donut.

1. Soap is common

2. Soap is cheap.

3. Soap carves similarly to a stone.

After all that, class was canceled because the teacher was sick.
updated w/pic!

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Episode 2 – Brought to you by unemployment

Episode 2-Brought to you by unemployment

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A little Grr-spective

Its a miracle he survived, but hes never stopped working.

It's a miracle he survived, but he's never stopped working.

Being unemployed during a recession, you can’t help but think. Every once in a while, thoughts like “this sucks”, “what a bummer” creep in. Here’s how I push them back and keep the positive thoughts rolling in.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi was on a business trip one day while working for Mitsubishi. On August 6, 1945, as he walked to the shipyards in Hiroshima, the atomic bomb known as Little Boy exploded just two miles away. Temporarily blinded, eardrums burst, and badly burned over 1/4 of his body, he spent the night in an air raid shelter. The next day he went home, to Nagasaki.

On August 9th, 1945, the atomic bomb known as Fat Man was dropped on Nagasaki, Yamaguchi was once again two miles away from the explosion, telling his supervisor the story of how he had almost died. He survived that, too. Spending the next week in and out of consciousness with a fever, he heard Emperor Hirohito’s surrender announcement, and went back to work.

He’s 93 years old right now. The last survivor of the Nijuuhibaku, or “twice bombed”. He speaks against nuclear proliferation. He writes poetry and shares his stories with people to help educate them on the horrors of the atomic bomb. He views his survival as a miracle that comes with responsibility.

Any complaints I may have are suddenly put into perspective when I think about this.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi.

–Matt

Here are some links to stories about Yamaguchi

The Times

ABC Australia (audio interview)

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Grrblast Episode 1- Grrblastoff!

Grrblast Episode 1-Grrblastoff!

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