I think the man is turning 17. He has to be because the excitement of the late teens has struck me as well. Matthew has been a great contributor at TMA and is always full of quips which my 30 cannot wrap around - consider him static-free paper - a true gem and gentleman.
Good luck with your 3rd or 4th year of highschool mate and all your studies - Matthew has like a 90% average in school. I've never met anyone with such an average. Even our school's best student managed only a 94% while owning no friends and probably no pets. I never met him though, so I have ultimate respect for the new 17 year old!
cheers on your birthday Matthew.