Matt quits his day job October 22, 2005 12:30 PM   Subscribe

Congratulations are in order! Matt is now our full-time nanny!
posted by Captaintripps to MetaFilter-Related at 12:30 PM (42 comments total)

But "nanny" sounds so negative.
posted by exogenous at 12:33 PM on October 22, 2005


Gee, he might be "nanny" to another drooling wee one...

... and I don't mean dios.
posted by jpburns at 12:34 PM on October 22, 2005


How about full-time PM, Software Architect, VP of Bizdev, and CFO?

Congrats, again, Matt. I hope you enjoy!
posted by scarabic at 12:41 PM on October 22, 2005


Hooray!
posted by mai at 12:47 PM on October 22, 2005


yeah, I thought this was a callout, at first.

yay matt.

but seriously, can we have another callout? we need another one.
posted by shmegegge at 12:47 PM on October 22, 2005


I need to be burped, matt.
posted by jonmc at 12:55 PM on October 22, 2005


I think this is wonderful. Congratulations on making it happen, Matt; you've focussed on a dream and realized it.
posted by reflecked at 1:02 PM on October 22, 2005


[this is good]
posted by PhatLobley at 1:05 PM on October 22, 2005


shh, don't put it that way! He'll want to go back to work, and we won't get our ponies beloved overlord.
posted by kalimac at 1:06 PM on October 22, 2005


God, enough about the dios roth... erh.. ahhmm....
posted by odinsdream at 1:28 PM on October 22, 2005


It would seem congratulations should wait until November 1st. But yeah, it's cool anytime someone manages to pay the bills doing something they enjoy.
posted by cribcage at 1:29 PM on October 22, 2005


but seriously, can we have another callout? we need another one.

How dare #1 have the unmitigated audacity to make money! Why, if I met him on the street I would challenge him to fisticuffs!
posted by darukaru at 1:36 PM on October 22, 2005


Good, because I just shit my pants again.
posted by ColdChef at 1:44 PM on October 22, 2005


I resent the term nanny. I'm no infant, I'm clearly a toddler. I for one welcome our new governess.
posted by allen.spaulding at 1:47 PM on October 22, 2005


THIS IS FANTASTIC. I MEAN, KOTTKE STILL HAS TO OCCASIONALLY WRITE STUFF. MATT SHOULD LIVE THE LIFE OF KINGS.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 1:47 PM on October 22, 2005


But yeah, it's cool anytime someone manages to pay the bills doing something they enjoy.

Yea, wish Matt could leave us alone for two seconds so he could find such a job.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:47 PM on October 22, 2005 [1 favorite]


[joins the hordes tugging at Matt's skirts, sucks thumb]
posted by orange swan at 2:05 PM on October 22, 2005


Congrats, Matt!

But watch out—people do try to, um, take advantage of nannies. If you know what I mean. Cultivate a stern look and carry a sharp umbrella.
posted by languagehat at 2:08 PM on October 22, 2005


And if you find yourself between Jude Law and a pool table, well, shut your eyes and think of a tropical island.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 2:29 PM on October 22, 2005


Congratulations, Matt.

If a few ads allow you to devote yourself full-time to a project you have put so much into for nothing -- I say more power to you and let's have a few more ads. Baby needs new shoes!
posted by cedar at 2:42 PM on October 22, 2005


It's Matt Haughey's MeFi Babies!
posted by Guy Smiley at 3:09 PM on October 22, 2005


Is this where the lineup starts for ponies?
posted by blue_beetle at 4:15 PM on October 22, 2005


Can we call you Mathowie Poppins now? I have it on good authority that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.
posted by freebird at 4:31 PM on October 22, 2005


Matt is Shari Bobbins-- a completely original character, like Rickey Rouse or Monald Muck.

Congratulations.
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:08 PM on October 22, 2005


At least "au pair" would have that exotic, other-worldy sound to it.

Congrats, Matt. That's awesome.
posted by Alt F4 at 6:38 PM on October 22, 2005


I, for one, welcome... aw, forget it.

Congrats, Matt! That rules!
posted by arto at 6:43 PM on October 22, 2005


good news, i hope! congratulations.
posted by fishfucker at 6:44 PM on October 22, 2005


Matt, congratulations. That's great.
posted by soyjoy at 10:21 PM on October 22, 2005


Full time janitor?! Cool. Do you get to hang out in a small storeroom that smells of disinfectant now?
posted by i_cola at 1:56 AM on October 23, 2005


*poops in diaper, cries for Matt*

or... Good for you, Matt! I feel envious and sorry for you simultaneously, but my most sincere wish is that this will turn out to be both a personally and financially rewarding decision for you.

You made a great thing for all of us, and I hope it can also be a really great thing for you.
posted by taz at 6:33 AM on October 23, 2005


26,433 beautiful and unique snowflakes to look after! Good luck with that!
posted by LarryC at 8:11 AM on October 23, 2005


Whoohoo! That's great. Congratulations, Matt! I hope that it's really a good thing for you and your family.
posted by LittleMissCranky at 8:33 AM on October 23, 2005


I wonder how long until we have to call "Nanny 911"?
posted by Captain_Tenille at 8:49 AM on October 23, 2005


I wonder if sysop interference will prove far worse than benign neglect.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:31 AM on October 23, 2005


If the nannies will bring their paddles, I vote for calling now.
posted by deborah at 10:47 AM on October 23, 2005


G'argh... I hope people don't take this as a license to be dicks. "It's okay, Matt can clean it up later". *Shudder*.

As Matt's making the commitment perhaps it's also on us to try a little harder with out signal:noise ratios.
posted by nthdegx at 10:50 AM on October 23, 2005


As Matt's making the commitment perhaps it's also on us to try a little harder with out signal:noise ratios.

You are adorable.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 12:46 PM on October 23, 2005


i think someone is suppose to make nanny jokes now about hide the nanny and rude jude
but hey, law man, i'd just like to say to who ever is doing the nanny:
i too have realized i dislike live preview, as i find simply bothering to preview works best for me and i end up doing it anyway to test if links work, formatting, etc. it's great if you don't preview, i guess. but if it unmuzzies up the tasks and codes and such and what not, i'd be fine with letting it go in favor of other romping hooves.
meanwhile, i am looking for someone who would like to wrangle some other animals together, codewise, so other sites could be at least as searchable and organized as this one.

oh and mrs. howie? god save you good woman, you have my utmost respect
posted by philida at 4:36 PM on October 23, 2005


hey, jude? where's the mr. men and the barabpoppa?
posted by philida at 4:38 PM on October 23, 2005


congrats!
posted by shoepal at 5:39 PM on October 23, 2005


Matt strikes me more as a Mrs. Doubtfire type than as a Mary Poppins. For one thing, I bet his legs are plenty hairy.
posted by orange swan at 11:44 AM on October 25, 2005


Louise Woodward joke in 5...4...3...
posted by Vidiot at 8:20 AM on October 27, 2005


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