August 31, 2010

It's Raining and Laziness is Natural in Crappy Weather.



Howdy Friends,

It's raining (who knew?) and so I couldn't do my usual walk around the neighborhood to take photos.  So, instead, I took a couple of steps outside my door and took this one.

A problem came up while doing this. Winter in Portland is very rainy and miserable.  My camera won't fare well in the wet weather.  I think I might end up doing a decent amount of "check out this piece of lint that I put on the table" pictures.

I hope I can think of something to get around this.

Love,
Matt

August 30, 2010

Weed Thing in Grass Stuffs



Howdy Friends,

Today I officially* signed up for the CBEST.  It'll be in one month.  If I pass that, take the NES, pass that, apply to grad school, get in, go to all of my classes, pass those, learn to teach, land a job, and keep said job, I should be just fine.  What could go wrong?

Love,
Matt

August 29, 2010

The Truth Is Out There



Howdy Friends,

I've been misleading you guys.  I take photos that make Portland seem more like a kick-ass beach party than a hipster infested heroin den.

This is the truth.  No more lies.  Portland is usually cloudy.

Love,
Matt

August 28, 2010

I Asked Her For Water, She Brought Me Gasoline



Howdy Friends,

I decided that since it was a such a nice day, I would head down to the waterfront.  While there, I learned something:

I am MUCH less self conscious about being a bona fide hipster while taking photos when I am listening to the latest indie bands on my headphones.  This is counter intuitive, I know, but true nonetheless.  I discovered this because I forgot my headphones today and had to hum Sufjan Stevens to myself in order to complete my artistic endeavors

Love,
Matt

August 27, 2010

It's Much Safer to View the World From Behind a Screen



Howdy Friends,

It's still strange to have actual weekends now.  Fridays are Fridays and Saturdays/Sundays are glorious.

Today I couldn't muster the energy to leave the house to take a photo.  Tomorrow I will, probably.


Love,
Matt

August 26, 2010

ACDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXY&Z



Howdy Friends,

I risked* my life for this photo.  Please enjoy it.

Love,
Matt

P.S.  I really hate it when you see an asterisk next to a word in a document then searching the entire document for a clarification of said asterisked word only to be left empty handed and confused.

August 25, 2010

I Do Open Mouthed Smiles Around People I Know, Closed Around People I Don't Know.



Howdy Friends,

Good emoticon examples of this are:

People I'm familiar with:         :D
People I'm not familiar with:   :]

Love,
Matt

August 24, 2010

Globule Sounds Better Than Bubble But Isn't Quite Accurate Enough To Use



Howdy Friends,

I enlisted the help of my wife for today's photo.  It was a good twenty minutes of me yelling "put your hand where it's gonna be so I can focus (I was using auto-focus to get the range then switching to manual so I could snap away)!! Wait! OHHH That would've been perfect!!"  So, I'd like to send a shout-out to her: SUP GIRL!

That is all.  Enjoy the blurry photo of bubbles.

Love,
Matt

August 23, 2010

When I'm 18 I'm SO Out of Here



Howdy Friends,

Thank God for people named Michael who cover Monday morning shifts.

Love,
Matt

August 22, 2010

Emo is Short for Emotional. Hipster is Short For Nothing. Nothing Like My Soul.



Howdy Friends,

Spent the day relaxing and figuring out future school plans.  It looks like testing for the Graduate Teacher Education Program will begin in early October.  This means I have to find the motivation to study.  I'm sure I'll find my motivation after I sign up for the test...right? RIGHT?!

I also spent another hour in industrial (in industrial?) SE taking pictures.  That place is seriously a goldmine...now it's time to learn how to take photographs.

I hope everyone is well.

Love,
Matt

August 21, 2010

Flattened Cardboard Only





Howdy Friends,

I spent the day doing some chores and walking around SE Portland.  Can't say I have any complaints about the way the weekend is going so far.

Sometime exploration is good for the soul.  Other times, it's good for the blog.

Love,
Matt

August 20, 2010

I Really Hate Beatles Covers



Howdy Friends,

It was an extremely long week but it worked out for the best: I didn't kill anyone.

Love,
Matt

August 19, 2010

Thanks For the Free Doctor's Appointment!



Howdy Friends,

So I'm really bored of taking photos of trees.

Love,
Matt

August 18, 2010

If Brains Became Undead, Would They Try and Eat Zombies?



Howdy Friends,

It turns out that I really like brick walls.  A month ago it was anything starting with the word "fire."  Time marches forward.


Love,
Matt

August 17, 2010

Is it Really Only Tuesday? Really?!



Howdy Friends,

We spent a little time exploring the new neighborhood.  This is the waffle window.  We've been here before.  Nothing was purchased from there this time.  Apparently they have a waffle/ice cream combo that needs to happen. 

Love,
Matt

P.S. REALLY??!!

August 16, 2010

Slowly But Surely We Unpack.



Howdy Friends,

And unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack and unpack.

Love,
Matt

August 15, 2010

Not So Lazy Sunday For Some



Howdy Friends,

There is a park a little bit less than one block away from our new apartment.  Some sort of little kid/bike riding event is happening there.  This is even further motivation to avoid the outside world today.

Love,
Matt

August 14, 2010

Blog's Up!



Howdy Friends,

I decided to explore the new neighborhood.  Then I realized it was 96 degree outside.  I took this right before I decided to search for cool, clear water.


Love,
Matt

August 13, 2010

About 80% Moved In...



Howdy Friends,

I'm really enjoying our new place.  I'm glad that we moved.

Love,
Matt

August 12, 2010

Meteor Shower > Almost Everything

Howdy Friends,

This is my first attempt at night photography.  I learned many things.  The most important of these things was that I need one of those remote controls for long shutter speeds.

Love,
Matt

August 11, 2010

It Feels Good To Take Photos Again


Howdy Friends,

This was kind of a last minute one.  I'm mostly excited for tomorrow's photo.  I'm going to give night photography a "shot" (hahahahahahahahahahha).  Note to self: Purchase tripod otherwise blurry disappointment will ensue.

Love,
Matt

August 10, 2010

So I Lied To You People


Howdy Friends,

The cable guy came today.  Internet = Photo.  I'm happy to be back.  I'm even more happy to be done moving.  I'll be even happier when we're done unpacking.

I lied about taking photos daily until we got the webz. It felt strange not to take any photos for those few days.  I'll do my best not to let it happen again (aka, I'm going to attempt to never EVER move again).

Love,
Matt

August 9, 2010

Howdy Friends,

empty

Love,
Matt

August 8, 2010

Still moving

Howdy Friends,

Noooooo

Love,
Matt

August 7, 2010

No Internet So No Photo Sadface Emoticon

Howdy Friends,

Unfortunetly the move has left us without a home connection. There won't be any photos for about a week. I will take photos and post them for the appropriate day once we get the Internet back.

This is my 115th post. Shannon ended her blog on post 115 so I will leave you with that.

115

Love,
Matt

August 6, 2010

The Big Move is Tomorrow




Howdy Friends,

I decided to drop off some stuff at the new place today. After said stuff was dropped off I decided to look through various drawers and cabinets in the house.

When you move out of a place aren't you supposed to clean it?

Love,
Matt
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August 5, 2010

BEDTIME


Howdy Friends,

We went to check out the new place tonight.  It'll be a tight fit but I think we can make the new place livable.  I'm a little nervous but I'm sure it'll be fine.  We'll just have to get creative with our space.

This is a sign I will pass by everyday on my way to work. 

I really am looking forward to living in SE.

Love,
Matt

August 4, 2010

Goodbye Mayfair, You Were Good To Us

Howdy Friends,

Tonight Shannon and I will pick up the keys to our new place.  Tomorrow the carpet is getting cleaned and then the move begins.  I'm not looking forward to moving but I am looking forward to being moved.

Love,
Matt

August 3, 2010

Sometimes The Extent of My Hipsterness Surprises Me

 
 Howdy Friends,

I had an interview today...or so I thought-ish.  It turned out to be with a placement company.  I don't know what they do besides find people jobs.  They didn't ask for any money which makes me feel pretty good.  They said I'd be a great fit at a local law firm doing accounts payable.  I'll tell them tomorrow that I'm interested. 

Love,
Matt

August 2, 2010

Moving Really Sucks

Howdy Friends,

Hey Colin, this is what I tricked you in to.  I'm sorry.  I really do consider us friends but for some reason I punish those around me.

Love,
Matt

August 1, 2010

Howdy Friends

Howdy Friends,

Love, Matt

Love,
Matt