January 31, 2011

Not Really a Big Suprise.



Howdy Friends,

Today I got passed up for a promotion.  I can't say I'm too happy about that.

Love,
Matt

January 30, 2011

It Looks Like the Wall is Whistling At YOU.



Howdy Friends,

Book club meeting + indian food = what should be good times.

Love,
Matt



January 29, 2011

Quick! Staring Contest!



Howdy Friends,

You win again...you always do.

Love,
Matt

January 28, 2011

This is My Wife...She's Never Heard of the Donner Party Before Today.



Howdy Friends,

After 5 years of being together I'm still learning about her.

Love,
Matt

January 27, 2011

The Protons Are Go! (Minus Tom)



Howdy Friends,

Tonight was band practice.  I really like band practice.

Sorry Tom. You were slightly out of frame.

Love,
Matt

January 26, 2011

Today I Found a Submarine.



Howdy Friends,

I also threw my hat in the mix.

Love,
Matt

January 25, 2011

I Take Back That Thing I Said About Tax Season.



Howdy Friends,

This is my microphone.  It's not plugged in anymore.

Love,
Matt

January 24, 2011

Shannon is Home!



Howdy Friends,

This is Taylor tweaking out on the WRONG side of the suitcase.  Aren't cats  supposed sleep inside the suitcase?  She is weird.

Love,
Matt

January 23, 2011

Get Your Shuffle Back in Line.



Howdy Friends,

I've listened to The Decemberists new album 3 times today. Please don't judge me. 

Love,
Matt



January 22, 2011

Saturday Adventure.



Howdy Friends,

Today I decided to take the motorcycle cycle out for two reasons:  1) It is a beautiful day (still kind of cold but sunny!) and 2) I haven't really gotten to ride it around since I got it.  When I bought it the guy told me it got 40 miles to the gallon and that when the tripometer hit 80 to think about filling it up (no gas gauge).  Well it turns out that when it hits 55 miles I should think about filling it up.  So I was in the middle of nowhere and ran out of gas (sort of, it has a reserve tank) and started to freak out a little because I had no clue where I was.

iTelephone to the rescue.  I used my Yelp! app to find the closest gas station and got there as quickly as possible.  It turns out I had driven through the mountains and ended up two towns over.  It was a very exciting and nerve racking day.  I had an ADVENTURE!

Love,
Matt

January 21, 2011

It's My Face Again But Don't Worry It'll Be the Last One.



Howdy Friends,

Shannon is in New Mexico so I decided to shave my chin beard thing.  It's the first time my chin has seen the elements in quite a while.  For some reason I decided to show if off on the blog via crazy look.

Love,
Matt

January 20, 2011

Portrait of Shannon



Howdy Friends,

Band practice tonight!!

Love,
Matt

January 19, 2011

This Is What I Have to Work With.



Howdy Friends,

Which is why I hope* that I have a good personality.

Love,
Matt

January 18, 2011

Skeleton Keys



Howdy Friends,

I know that these key covers are kind of cheesy.  I also know that they glow in the dark.

They open the various doors leading towards my practice space.

I like that about them.

Love,
Matt

January 17, 2011

Tax Season is Awesome When You're Poor.



Howdy Friends,

It always feels like it's raining free money.  I like that.

Love,
Matt

January 16, 2011

One Step Beyond!



Howdy Friends,

It was nice to have an EXTREMELY laid back Sunday.  It seems like there is always something going on these days.

I hope you all had a good weekend as well.

Love,
Matt

p.s. Title Reference

January 15, 2011

Train Tracks.



Howdy Friends,

Here are 4 photos.

Love,
Matt





January 14, 2011

Losing Steam.



Howdy Friends,

Today is the 277th post of my blog.  I'm starting to lose some steam friends.  I haven't been too happy with my pictures as of late and it's starting to get frustrating. 

I'm not gonna quit or anything, just saying what's on my mind.

Also, these are M&M's that I messed with (a lot) in lightroom.

Love,
Matt

January 13, 2011

I Like the Clouds.



Howdy Friends,

Can't say I'm a fan of this one either.  I will take a "good" photo this weekend.  I swear?

Love,
Matt

January 12, 2011

I Should Listen to More Records.



Howdy Friends,

But it seems like there isn't any time.

Love,
Matt

January 11, 2011

It's Supposed to Snow.



Howdy Friends,

I don't know why but I really dig the photos of everyday stuff that no one pays attention to.  That sounds like a weird sentence.  Oh well, I was a math major.

Love,
Matt

January 10, 2011

Stella Who?



Howdy Friends,

This is my new bike.  I will still miss my scooter very much but this makes the loss a little bit easier.

Plus it goes fast :D

Love,
Matt

January 9, 2011

Goodbye Stella, You Will Be Missed.



Howdy Friends,

Today I sold my scooter.  I will miss her.  She was good to me.  Hopefully I will buy a motorcycle sometime this week.

This is me lurking around in the dark.

Love,
Matt

January 8, 2011

Me vs. Car



Howdy Friends,

Today was a very long day.  I'm still fighting my cold and I attempted to fix our car today.  Attempted is the key word in that sentence.  Our starter is broken and I got all the bolts loose except for one.  It's always one bolt.

The day ended up working out because I saw a cat in a tree.

Love,
Matt



Cat in a tree:

January 7, 2011

We Have Signal.



Howdy Friends,

I purchased a wireless remote control for my camera today.  Expect a crazy long exposure of the night sky as soon as we get a clear night (June?).  But for now you guys get cabinets.

Love,
Matt

January 6, 2011

Today I Lived a Country Song.



Howdy Friends,

I almost never take photos of people.  Maybe that will be the next area of photography to practice.

Love,
Matt

January 5, 2011

I Got Fingerless Gloves For Six Bucks The Other Day.



Howdy Friends,

Everything in this photo has been the main subject of a photo for the blog (except for the chairs, I think).

Love,
Matt

January 4, 2011

Sittin' and a Waitin'



Howdy Friends,

It's official.  I need a remote for my camera.  This was a 2.5 minute exposure and I held down the button for that long.  I like the reflection of the image on the camera lens for this one.

Also, I started studying for my big math test yesterday.  I take it next Thursday, wish me luck.

Love,
Matt

January 3, 2011

I Have a Small Favor To Ask...



Howdy Friends,

My first photo show is coming up in about a month.  I have 8 frames that I purchased and I need to fill them up with photos.  I was *hoping* that you guys would be willing to help me out by commenting on the photo that you like (I hope you like at least one photo).  It doesn't have to be a big speech about how awesome it is just a simple "this one" or "man this photo brings out your amazing eyes" or "you're probably the most amazing person that has ever lived, EVER."  Something simple like that.

Hopefully I'll get 8 comments so that way I don't have to pick anything out myself.

Also, we went to a science pub tonight.  Drinking beers and learning about brains is pretty sweet.

Love,
Matt

January 2, 2011

Mountain Hood.



Howdy Friends,

You still can't win them all.

Love,
Matt

January 1, 2011

Does Anybody Actually Know the Words to That One Song We Were Supposed to Sing Last Night?



Howdy Friends,

Still recovering a bit from last night.  I didn't drink as much as some people but I still woke up feeling a bit hungover.  It was good times with a good group of people.

Love,
Matt