E-mail to Satomi 1.22.2004

Hello Satomi,
Sorry for the late response.  Our teachers keep making us take tests and I keep failing all of them!  Well, not really, I just hate taking so many tests.  You have school on Saturday?  Strange!  We don’t have class then so I don’t have any plans to go to Waseda.  But are you gonna be free next Monday or Tuesday?  I have class then and will be at Waseda.  Also, I have lots of free time during Spring break, so if you are free, I’d like to invite you out with my friends and we can speak English and Spanish.  Please let me know what your plans are for Spring Break.  Hope you are well!

E-mail to Jeff 1.21.2004

What’s up man,
Yea, I think I’ve seen you online here and there, but I’m sure you would agree that it gets really old having people message you constantly about dumb crap.  We are the ones who used it first, and are the ones to get tired of it first right.  I still like to see who is online though and it keeps me in touch with the world even though I don’t often talk to them, it’s good to know they are there. 
As for the website, I put it up there so we could complain about anything we like.  I find it’s not enough to complain to myself, but let everyone else know as well.  And with the way the prez, is running the country at the moment, I had a lot of stuff to complain about.  So why not build a website for it eh? 
I have contact with Fundies from time to time.  I try to keep in touch but it gets difficult.  Here is what I’ve got.  Alejandro still has the same girlfriend and just bought a house with her somewhere near DC.  Scott joined the military and is studying Chinese there.  Kate was in Ohio, and I met up with her once when I came home. I haven’t had contact with her in a long time but last I knew, she got out of that shitty town in Ohio because the shitty town offered no work.  So she went to Tenn to live with her cousin.  She might also be married to her boyfriend (who was studying in Ohio) by now.  Tory is somewhere in California teaching…. U know what you gave me an idea.. I’ll make a site with everyone’s contact information and we can have an online reunion.  I’m going to be very bored during spring break soon and will have nothing better to do. 
Speaking of websites, the old fund website got erased by the nazis at Angelfire.  I’m afraid it’s all gone.  I’ll see if I can bring it back to life, but that’s most likely a no. 
Finally, I’m going to target California pretty heavily for a job so you might be seeing me around October depending if I can get a job.  If not I still might swing by, and hope to get drunk with you and complain about the damn economy. 
Alright man, I’ll be in touch,
El Mateo
—– Original Message —–
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: Jeffro
Hey Matt!  Good to hear from you.  Coming back to the States maybe huh?  Be good to see you again if you do.  Yeah, I’m down here in San Diego and just LOVIN’ it.  70 degrees in the middle of winter most days.  Definitly beats the shit out of Seattle.  No idea about the job market down here, as I currently still don’t have one myself (haven’t really gotten off my ass and/or the beach yet).  I still plan to bartend so I figure I’ll be able to hook something up when I set my mind to it.
I did check out your new website.  Looks good.  Maybe I’ll stop by sometime and post something.
And no, I don’t use ICQ anymore.  I kinda switched over to MSN messenger a while back since I didn’t know anyone who used ICQ anymore.  I don’t really even use messenger too much either, mostly just as a quick link to my spam0mail account.  My girlfriend uses that combo program (Trillian is it?)  and likes it a lot.  Anyway, if you want to find me via messenger, look up the address 
Any contact with other Fundies anymore?  I pretty much lost touch with all but yourself.  Heard Kate moved to Ohio but haven’t talked to her for months.
Keep it real.  Maybe I’ll talk to (or even see) you again sometime soon.
—– Original Message —–
Sent: Monday, January 19, 2004 4:43 PM
Subject: Jeffro
Long time no hear man.  I got your e-mail and you are now in San Diego?  What’s going on there man?  Anywho, I’ll probably be needing your help this year, because I might be coming to California.  I have to find a decent job and if I can find one there, then California is the place I wanna go due to the weather and beaches.  Anyway, I’ll keep you informed. 
Did you get my e-mail about the new website?  It’s a forum where we can all rant and rave about world affairs.  My original website is at http://www.mcurtin.com   and this new one is at http://www.mcurtin.com/think/index.html  
Finally, do you still use ICQ?  I got this messenger that combines all of them but I forgot my orignial ICQ number.  If you still use ICQ, can you check my contact and see what the number is?  I can’t do a search online because I didn’t provide any of my real information.  Thanks man.  Hope to hear from you.
Website: www.mcurtin.com


E-mail to Dad 1.21.2004

Hey Dad,

Not much is up.  It’s almost time for spring break so I’m going to try to
pick up some more work.  I know my Japanese has improved and am feeling good
about that.  I’ll be in level 4 starting the next semester and am wondering
how difficult it’s going to be.  This semester was extremely tough since I
was grouped in with people who have been studying Japanese for 1-4 years in
their home countries.  They all had to take a test and depending how they
did determined their level.  As you know, I started from scratch, and I’m
proud of the fact that I can hang with the people who are majoring in this
language even though I may be more towards the bottom of the pack.

E-mail to Angie 1.11.2004

Que tal Angie!
Me alegro para recebir tu mensaje.  Feliz año nuevo tambien!  Durante vacaciones yo fui a America para ver mi familia y amigos pero me alegro para estar en Japon otra vez.  Creo que vamos a ir a Roppongi y cafe Latino durante el spring break, cuando tenia mucho tiempo libre.  Ultimamente he estado estudiando el Japones como un loco pero como sabes es bien dificil.  Creo que hice progresos pero se toma mucho tiempo para hablarlo con confianza. 
Bueno, estoy seguro que nos vemos este mes o el proximo.
Website: www.mcurtin.com

—– Original Message —–
Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 8:54 PM
Subject: HOla!
Hola amigo!como estas!?espero que hayas pasado una muy feliz navidad y chevere ano nuevo!hace tiempo que no vas a cafe latino!…espero verte pronto!

E-mail to Brad 1.9.2004

Hey Brad,
Yea, I’m still in Japan and still studying Japanese.  I finished one year of the Waseda intensive Japanese program and have almost finished another half year.  After one more semester I’ll be finished.  I’m also teaching some private lessons and working from time to time at some English schools but nothing major.  I have to find a good job by August and will probably leave Japan.  I’m also still with H and things are going well.
What’s up with you man?  How is work?  Does the “real” working world suck or not?  I’m nervous about it and really hate doing the job search. 
Take care man,