Archive for November, 2009

Life Is What You Make Of It!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

I have had more than my fair share of interesting experiences in my life – mostly self inflicted :) . One thing that I have learned is that life is what YOU make of it. You can’t control all the events in your life, but you can control your willingness to participate.

Since I have written almost exclusively about technical aspects of hosting for the last several entries I thought it would be fun to share a few strange personal experiences that have happened to me over the years. I won’t go into a ton of detail, but everything listed below is 100% true.

* I was hit by a bus while riding a bike in Taiwan – TWICE!

* I have sat on the shoulders of a 7 foot tall African Chief in Kenya.

* I have been held at gunpoint by South Korean military police.

* I have had the FBI and local police raid my house and confiscate all my computer equipment :) (Hey, I was still a minor!)

* I was bitten by a monkey while living in Saudi Arabia (Jeddah).

* I was beaten by a 10 year old girl at the table tennis US Open (Yes, there really is a US Open for Ping Pong!)

* I’ve spent 8 hours in the Disneyland police station :)


My point is that life has all kinds of interesting experiences in store for us, but we have to be willing to stretch ourselves. Next time you ask yourself “Why would I want to do that?” instead ask yourself “Why not?” Life is short, make the most of it!

Matt Heaton / President