November 30, 2010

Shannon Said This Photo Was Emo.



Howdy Friends,

She just doesn't understand.

No one does.

Love,
Matt

November 29, 2010

Evidence of Destruction.



Howdy Friends,

I took this earlier today.  It is proof that our cats didn't destroy the blinds, that they were destroyed before.  It also happens to be the subject of today's blog post. 

Love,
Matt

November 28, 2010

No Dice



Howdy Friends,

We made it back to Portland in one piece, slightly irradiated, but still in one piece.  What a long day.

Love,
Matt

November 27, 2010

Rooftop con St. Francis



Howdy Friends,

We spent the day in Santa Fe.  We're going back to Portland tomorrow. 

Love,
Matt

November 26, 2010

Photo Friday: Hands



Howdy Friends,

Shannon's folks' got CHICKENS!  They are really cool and make strange noises that sound threatening.  They have a coop (not co-op, hippies) and everything.  Word on the streets is that they make 5 eggs every day.

Love,
Matt

November 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Pilgrims!



Howdy Friends,

Eating Thanksgiving dinner in front of a blazing fire...life could be worse.

Love,
Matt

November 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!



Howdy Friends,

We'll we're off to New Mexico tomorrow morning.  It'll be a short trip but I also think it'll be a sweet one.

Love,
Matt

November 23, 2010

Are You Laughing At ME?!?!!?!?!



Howdy Friends,

Thanks to the 1 - 2 cm of snow we got last night, I was able to show up to work an hour later than usual.  This gave me enough time to take a few photos. One thing I learned in my class was to mess the exposure a little bit...so I did.  I think the photos turned out nicely.

Love,
Matt

November 22, 2010

Heist.



Howdy Friends,

As many of you know, I am a delivery driver for a local roaster/coffee shop.  It not a bad gig but, like every job, you have to find things to entertain yourself while working.  One thing I like to do is pretend that I'm the inside man for a heist of some sort.  You know, the guy who got the job as the janitor in some bank (where rich guys have safety deposit boxes filled with stuff that you can blackmail them with) so that he can tell his buddies where all the security cameras are. 

It is a glamorous life.

Love,
Matt

November 21, 2010

Is Photography the Birth or Death of a Moment?



Howdy Friends,

The title of this blog was written on the board for a photography class I took today.  It was from a different class that appeared to take itself too seriously.  Don't get me wrong, I like the question, I'll probably spend a decent amount of time thinking about what I believe is the answer.  But my class certainly didn't dive into the deep end of photography.  Instead, we did awesome things like make ghetto macro lenses and layering photos on each other.

The top photo is actually two images layered upon one another.  One photo was taken in focus and the other intentionally blurry.  Then I combined the two photos into one photo.  I have a feeling I'll play around with that a bit.  The bottom photo is just a paper clip taken with a my 18-55mm lens taken off and held on backwards.  Pretty sweet stuff.

Today was a success and I really enjoyed the class.



Love,
Matt

November 20, 2010

Sleeping In = Win.



Howdy Friends,

Today I slept for about 12 hours.  I woke up at 10:30 am (yes, that means I went to bed at 10:30 pm on a Friday night...STOP JUDGING ME) and proceeded to drink 3 cups of coffee rapid fire.  It was awesome.  While strung out on caffeine, Shannon and I decided to go to the farmers market.  I found a bunch of pipes under a truck there.

Good times.

Love,
Matt

November 19, 2010

Goodbye Sun, I'll See You In June.



Howdy Friends,

Today is Friday.

Love,
Matt

November 18, 2010

Don Charles.



Howdy Friends,

Shannon says that Chuck looks like a mafia boss in this one.  I think he looks like a demon cat.  Either way, you don't want to mess with him.

Love,
Matt

November 17, 2010

Night!



Howdy Friends,

Between the move and the rain I'm a bit shot on ideas.  Hopefully my class this weekend will knock a few loose.

Love,
Matt

November 16, 2010

Dentist?! Try Harbinger of PAIN.



Howdy Friends,

We got the internet back.  No more crappy iTelephone photos. YES!

Also, if you go to the dentist and he's all like, "Hey we can do the work that you were scheduled for OR we can keep going and do both sides."  Your proper response should be: "SCREW YOU MAN LEAVE MY MOUFF ALONE!"

Please learn from my mistakes.

That is all.

Love,
Matt

November 15, 2010

Beer!

Photo!

Howdy Friends,

We finally finished moving all of our stuff today. Now we just have to clean the old place and setup the new.

Also, I really like beer these days. Those of you who know me know this. The rest of you...beer!

Love,
Matt

November 14, 2010

Fridge!



Howdy Friends,

No Internet. We moved again.

Love,
Matt

November 13, 2010

We're Moving! Again?! AHHHHHHHHHHH



Howdy Friends,

This is Taylor in our moving box. 

Love,
Matt

November 12, 2010

Foggy Minded Breakdown



Howdy Friends,

I like fog.

Love,
Matt

November 11, 2010

Yup. More Night Photography.



Howdy Friends,

Yup.  More night photography.  This one is a 30 second exposure.  It looks like daytime but it's really pitch black out.

Love,
Matt

November 10, 2010

I'm Glad That This Was Right Outside My Door Because It's Too Cold To Go Any Farther.



Howdy Friends,

I've been a social butterfly lately.  It's good to get out of the house.  If I can keep this up throughout the winter I might just make it though another one.

Also, I want to go to karaoke.  But instead of singing the "words" to the songs.  I want to replace each sung syllable with the word meow.  It's entertaining (for me) in the car so I can safely assume the public will enjoy it as well. 

Love,
Matt

November 9, 2010

Renegade Book Club



Howdy Friends,

Another club meeting tonight.  As always, it was a good time.  We do, however, live up to the name.  "Renegade."  We are so rebellious that we didn't really discuss the book that no one read.

Man we're punk.

Love,
Matt

November 8, 2010

Creature Feature



Howdy Friends,

As you guys can probably tell, I kind of dig night photography.  The beauty of this shot is that it was pitch black outside.

Love,
Matt
Publish Post

November 7, 2010

Ghost on the Hawthorne Bridge



Howdy Friends,

Shannon thinks it's too early for eggnog.  I disagree.

Love,
Matt

November 6, 2010

Rebuild!



Howdy Friends,

I spent the day rebuilding my carburetor.  I'm tired now.  Everything seemed to go smoothly though.

Also, don't forget that the time changes tonight.

Love,
Matt

November 5, 2010

Food Cart/Hipster Central



Howdy Friends,

Apparently, Portland is known for its food carts.  This collection of them is a few blocks from the house. 

Love,
Matt

November 4, 2010

Lots of News



Howdy Friends,

Three photos for the day.  I couldn't decide which one and it's easy enough to post all three.

News flash.

I like beer now.  I've been actively pursuing it.  Nothing like an ice cold hamms to finish off a hard day.  Just kidding on the hamms, not on the beer.

Also,  it looks like we might be moving this weekend.  Shannon killed an unruly student and we gotta get outta dodge.  Just kidding again.  The two bedroom apartment upstairs just opened up and we figured a full sized fridge could do us some good.  Shannon is checking it out tomorrow and will give the go ahead (or not) tomorrow morning.  I'm all for it, we just need two yes votes to get this going.

Alright, I think that's about it.

Love,
Matt



November 3, 2010

A Stroll in the Park



Howdy Friends,

I ended up finding 3 people to write me letters of recommendation.  This means that all I need to do to complete my application to grad school is:

Take an advanced mathematics standardized test.
Write a 500 word essay about why I want to teach.

Both of these things terrify me.

Love,
Matt

November 2, 2010

Mushrooms



Howdy Friends,



Love,
Matt

November 1, 2010

I'm a Collector



Howdy Friends,

One of the many things I collect are argyle socks.

Love,
Matt