I still feel like I am trying to catch up on old blogs that never got posted in the time while Joe and I were away. The day before I left for Texas two weeks ago we got a special visit from Drew Matthews who handles the back end of all of our web stuff.
There was something really bizarre about Drew’s visit. Despite the fact that we have all known and worked with Drew for YEARS, none of us had any idea what he looked like. Drew is based out of Canada and our entire relationship with him has been carried out almost exclusively through IMs and emails.
I didn’t even realize that I had no idea what Drew looked like until he was standing in our doorway and I was struck by just how much I DIDN’T recognize him.
Another interesting fact about Drew is that we have another friend orbiting in the same Franco Shade universe who is Drew’s complete opposite. Drew’s full name is Andrew Matthews and we have another close friend whose name is Matthew Andrews. Matt is black and Drew is white. Matt does front end design and animation for the web and Drew handles the back end stuff. Drew is happily married with a wife and a beautiful daughter. Matt was recently dumped and often gets depressed and suicidal.
One additional note about Matt Andrews. Our sales manager Jeremy visited Matt in New York not too long ago. Jeremy said that Matt was living just like Will Smith in “I am Legend.” He said that Matt just stayed indoors all day working on his computer, holed up in his Bronx loft. All of his windows were covered with trash bags and tarps so that the loft was always dark.
“But he’s Ripped!” Jeremy enthused. Matt installed a pull-up bar and spent every idle moment doing push-ups and pull-ups. Apparently Matt dazzled Jeremy by taking his shirt off and balancing himself on one arm on the side of his couch!
I had Matt send me a photo with his shirt off to confirm Jeremy’s report (and also to be a little gay!).
I have my IM Buddy List open right now and Drew Mathews is Available, but Matt Andrews is… OFFLINE!
These guys REALLY are opposites!
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