Now that I am done with school, have some free time, and a little money to spend, I have been wanting to check out places in Savannah that I have not visited.

A couple days ago, I was biking around town not doing much besides enjoying the sun and getting some needed exercise. I got hungry, of course, after pedaling around for a couple hours. There is this small restaurant on Montgomery and Oglethorpe called “Middle Eastern Cuisine” that I’ve noticed it many times before, but have never gone inside. Well, I finally went there. I said hello to Ali (the owner, chef, etc. of the place that always sits at a table while watching TV.) and sat at one of the small tables by myself. I knew what I wanted, so I ordered the falafel and some fries. Delicious! It was amazing. Ali is the real deal. He told me that he bakes his falafel and that the balls of falafel that many people are accustomed to is the wrong way to go about it. The creation of the falafel, he told me, takes him three days. This guy puts his heart into the stuff. He gets fresh ingredients and makes sure everything is top quality. I don’t usually like tomatoes, but the ones on the sandwich were fresh and tasty. The meal was a little more than I would have liked to pay, but after eating, I felt like it was more than worth it.

If you like, gyros, falafel, Baba Ghanoush, and so on, then give the place a try. Tell Ali that Matt sent you.

Extra:

If you like shisha, there is a hookah bar on the top floor above the restaurant. There are 1, 2, and three-hosed hookahs at various prices. The two-hosed hookah is $15. The shisha tobacco will last for about 2 hours on the 2-hosed hookah, I was told.

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Alright! Well, I haven’t posted on this blog for over a year, so I think I should try and use it a bit more.

I’m officially done with college. I graduated on the 29th and all the grades are in and final. It’s easy to breathe a sigh of relief, but things aren’t even close to being done. My portfolio is, to be honest, a bit weak. It needs to be filled and that is what I am going to do.

In two months, I will have no place to live. This does not include the home of my parents, but I want to avoid sitting around that place. You see, my parents live in the Florida Keys. That’s where I grew up. Things are different down there. Slower. Warmer. Uh…drunker. In the Keys, we have what is called a “Keys Rat.” You don’t want to be a Keys Rat. This species of rat does not want to grow up. They don’t want to move away from the sun, water, and relaxation. These animals-by this I mean people-might finish highschool. After this, they might go to college. And if they finish college, they might get a job that doesn’t include a paper hat. After, before, or during any of these things, the rat can decide to try again, but do things differently, or not. The latter involves the rat moving back to the Keys (if they have actually left) and doing nothing more than getting drunk or wearing said paper hat. All of this is bad. I have seen this. This is bad.

So, here I am. I have two months to get some more stuff together. I can do it. I have the technology…and a plan. In the months ahead, you will see my plan come to life. I will model, texture, design, draw, etc. until I feel proud. I will feel that good kind of pride. The pride that I deserve.

Now, my computer just needs to hold out just a little bit longer…

See you in a while with some new things.