July 31, 2010

Pack Pack Pack All Day Long




Howdy Friends,

Pack pack packpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpackpack

Love,
Matt
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July 30, 2010

Frogger!




Howdy Friends,

Today I met a new friend. He hopped towards me as I was picking marionberries [a mix between raspberries and blackberries (more blackberry than raspberry)] with my wife. He hung out while I took about 10 - hundred - 000 photos of him. He was my friend and I scared him away when I got too close.

This is just the way it goes sometimes.

Love,
Matt

July 29, 2010

I Think I'm Obsessed With Fire And Things Related To Fire(s)




Howdy Friends,

In the 6th grade I was suspended from school for starting fires. I was with my friends Jake and James at the time. We went into the bathroom and tore off pieces of toilet paper and paper towels, put them in the sink, then started them on fire. As far as we were concerned it was a controlled burn so we didn't understand the fuss. We started said fires with zippos that we had purchased earlier that week in the mall. That's right, they sold 3 eleven-year-olds zippos.

Mine had a skeleton with a flaming skull, wearing a leather jacket while riding a motorycle and said "easy rider" underneath. That lighter was AWESOME.

Love,
Matt
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July 28, 2010

I Couldn't Decide So I Won't





Howdy Friends,

I'm too sad to make decisions tonight. Hopefully the universe won't explode if I post two photos for my daily photo (singular) blog.

Love,
Matt

July 27, 2010

Not Much to Say




Howdy Friends,

Maybe I'll go to bed at 9:30 tonight. WHAT HAVE I BECOME?!

Love,
Matt
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July 26, 2010

Today I Ate Fish & Chips




Howdy Friends,

They were delicious.

Love,
Matt

July 25, 2010

This Is Symbolic of My Heart. Yes, That's Right, My Heart Has a Drain On It.



Howdy Friends,

The weekend flew by. I'm sure this week will be much better than last week though. It will, won't it? WON'T IT???

Love,
Matt

July 24, 2010

Let the Packing Begin!



Howdy Friends,

I know, I know. It's another fire hydrant photo.  I have recently decided that the two things I love photographing the most are: fire escapes and fire hydrants.

Maybe I should focus on fire trucks and fire s.

I would probably like those too.

Love,
Matt

P.S. FIRE!

July 23, 2010

DeathBrain



Howdy Friends,

Brain dead. Don't mind me.

Love,
Matt
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July 22, 2010

My Steed and I Shall Ride to Battle. If We Should Die, a Warrior's Death it Will Be.



Howdy Friends,

Two things happened today: I started shooting my photos in RAW (which I think means "fancy" in photographer lingo) and I started using Adobe Lightroom.

Holy crap. The amateur photographer and computer nerd aspects of me are finally at peace with each other. I look forward to spending more than 15 minutes with this program.

Love,
Matt
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July 21, 2010

Blah



Howdy Friends,

After today I'm surprised that I'm alive so you guys get a cat photo.  Sorry.

Love,
Matt

July 20, 2010

I Used to Have a Chain on My Wallet



Howdy Friends,

I originally had a long post about getting up early but I decided to write this instead:

blah blah blah blah.

Love,
Matt

July 19, 2010

Silver Dollar



Howdy Friends,

Love,
Matt

July 18, 2010

Neon



Howdy Friends,

Neon.

Love,
Matt

July 17, 2010

AHHHHHHHHHHH Part 2



Howdy Friends,

This is the second addition to my phobia series.

Scotch tape.

The stuff makes me cringe.  I don't run away from it when I see it but if it gets attached to me in some way I totally freak out.

I'm really very brave.

Love,
Matt

July 16, 2010

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH



Howdy Friends,

I'm considering a "facing one's fears" segment for the blog.  This would definitely make the cut.

I'm very brave.

Love,
Matt

July 15, 2010

Another Portland Biker Getting in the Way



Howdy Friends,

We got to see the R. Crumb exhibit at the Portland Art Museum.  It was pretty cool.  I like most of R. Crumb's work so it was nice to see some originals up close.  Besides that we went to the farmers market and out to dinner. 

Now it's time for bed.

Love,
Matt

July 14, 2010

asdf 2



Howdy Friends,

Love,
Matt

July 13, 2010

Aebleskiver Rhymes with Absolutely Nothing.



Howdy Friends,

This is what Shannon had for breakfast.  I had plenty of bites.  So delicious.

Love,
Matt

July 12, 2010

Cake is Serious Business



Howdy Friends,

Hi Michael!!!

Love,
Matt

July 11, 2010

The In-Laws are Here!



Howdy Friends,

I've been working mornings so I'm delirious with the happiness of getting up at 5 a.m.

Here is a picture of our building.

Love,
Matt

July 10, 2010

Life is Hard



Howdy Friends,

Dinner was a pasta with pesto, chicken, and pine nuts with a side tomato salad with basil and mozzarella.  I think desert will be raspberry bars made with raspberries that Shannon picked herself.

Portland really is a beautiful place.

Love,
Matt

July 9, 2010

I Entered Into Battle With the King of Mosquitos. I Won but the Damage Was Done.



Howdy Friends,

I didn't mean to do this.  I proclaimed to have changed my ways but I ended up singing the same old song.  Apparently I'm human. 

Love,
Matt

July 8, 2010

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Just Kidding!



Howdy Friends,

I loves my closeups.

Love,
Matt

July 7, 2010

It's Too Hot!



Howdy Friends,

A new era of photos is upon us.  I will call this era "the age of anything but a closeup of a(n) instrument, shoe, wall, cat, etc."  The old ways will never be forgotten.

How could they? I did 80 posts.

Love,
Matt

July 6, 2010

I Am a Self Proclaimed Pool-Fish



Howdy Friends,

This photo was taken towards the end of our first 40 minute game of pool.  I like playing pool.  I like playing for free.  I enjoy the company of friends.  Good times now bed.

Love,
Matt

P.S.  I actually have no idea of whether or not this game took 40 minutes but saying that it took an hour seemed a little excessive.

July 5, 2010

I'm Going to Try Reading a Chapter in My Book Now



Howdy Friends,

When I went out to take photos today I did not expect this to be one of the them.  If you remember from yesterday's post, I said I wanted to retake some photos with different settings.  Turns out I still didn't get them the way I wanted.  I do think this one is pretty cool.

Love,
Matt

July 4, 2010

Merry America Day!



Howdy Friends,

I took a TON of photos that I WOULD'VE liked had I used some different settings.  I may go back out tomorrow [on my 2nd day off (woooooooooooooooooo)] and try to take them again.  I would have to say that my ONLY criticism of the camera is that the view finder doesn't accurately portray what is going on with the photo.  Oh well, I need to start reading photography books.

Love,
Matt

July 3, 2010

Thanks a Latte



Howdy Friends,

I really need a nap.

Love,
Matt

July 2, 2010

The Birthplace of Tortillas



Howdy Friends,

It may not be an attractive place but it is most certainly a beautiful place.

Love,
Matt

July 1, 2010

What's So Fine About Art?



Howdy Friends,

I will get no sleep but it was worth it.

Love,
Matt