April 30, 2011

I Really Like Sunshine These Days.





Howdy Friends,

It was such a nice day out that we had to go for a walk.

Love,
Matt

April 25, 2011

It Was My Sister's Wedding!



Howdy Friends,

Shannon and I spent the weekend in New Mexico so that we could attend my sister's wedding.

Love,
Matt

 





April 20, 2011

It LIVES!



Howdy Friends,

The blog lives just in a much less frequent fashion.  NO MORE CAT PHOTOS!

Today I will have 1 beer for each hour that I slept.

Love,
Matt

April 14, 2011

Project 365: Complete



Howdy Friends,

The Project 365 portion of the blog is complete.  I took photos everyday [I missed August 7th, 8th, and 9th of 2011 due to moving/internet issues (but I had a few bonus posts in there so I figure it all evens out)] for one year.

Photograph ∈ ℜ² lasted from April 15, 2010 - April 14th, 2011.  I began this project as a positive way to get through a smoking addiction.  I quickly fell in love with photography and the post-production of photos.  It was a tough year and I kind of lost steam here at the end but I've also never been more proud of a project that I was involved with.

What this means to my reader:  I will still post photos but on a much smaller scale.  I plan on having the blog updated every Sunday (regardless of when the photos were taken that week).  It'll mean no more cat photos unless I meant to post a cat photo.  Overall, the quality of photographs should increase and the frequency of post will decrease.

I also plan on continuing the Project 365 idea with something other than photographs.  The idea of learning something new and doing it everyday for a year is a crazy test of will power and I really enjoy that sort of challenge.  This next year from April 15th, 2011 - April 14th, 2012 I plan on bettering myself through a daily dose of running/yoga/working out.  I'm still trying to figure out how to make myself accountable but until then I'll just work on the honor system.

To anyone who actively/accidentally viewed the blog:  Thank you.  Seeing any sort of number on my stats page made my work seem important which, in turn, made it easier to post everyday.

Here are a few of my favorite photographs from the past year:

March 12, 2011, Kinesin Are Basically Worker Bees For Your BRAIN.
February 21, 2011, I Take Lots of Photos of Stairs Too.
February 12, 2011, I Really Should Start Studying.
January 29, 2011, Quick! Staring Contest!
January 8, 2011, Me vs. Car
December 14, 2010, Me and the Wife
November 28, 2010, No Dice
October 29, 2010, People and Bikes Cross Here.
October 23, 2010, Dinner and a Movie
October 6, 2010, Hello (Brick) Walls
September 19, 2010, Another Confusing Reflection Photograph
August 27, 2010, It's Much Safer to View the World From Behind a Screen
August 21, 2010, Flattened Cardboard Only
April 27, 2010, Don't Fear the Reverb

I love you guys.

Love,
Matt

April 13, 2011

I Did This Cat Photo on Purpose.



Howdy Friends,

The project 365 portion of the blog is finished tomorrow.  This means no more unwanted cat photos.  I decided to post this one for old time's sake.  It's crazy, I took photos everyday for a year.

Love,
Matt

April 12, 2011

More Good News on the Way (Possibly)



Howdy Friends,

I have to go to work early today...

Love,
Matt

April 11, 2011

Sleepwalk.


Howdy Friends,

I got a little over 4 hours of sleep.  I'm really curious to see what I'm like around 8 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Love,
Matt

April 10, 2011

Shannon Makes Multiple Dinners



Howdy Friends,

There is always a lot going on in the kitchen.

Love,
Matt

April 9, 2011

Bridge Night.



Howdy Friends,

We made a little stop to St. John's Bridge on our way to our friends house. 

Love,
Matt

April 8, 2011

Today Was Spring in Portland.



Howdy Friends,

The ENTIRE day was nice today!  It's the longest spring we've had in Portland in a while. 

Love,
Matt

Happy Birthday Baby Proton!



Howdy Friends,

Our bass player's wife either had a baby today or is going to have one very soon.  Congratulations to the Cardwell family!

Love,
Matt

April 6, 2011

War.



Howdy Friends,

At least it's an "outside" photo. 

Love,
Matt

April 5, 2011

Shannon Kills Things



Howdy Friends,

Plants mostly.

Love,
Matt

April 4, 2011

Food Eating Stuffs.



Howdy Friends,

I actually kind of like this photo.  Life is all about small victories.

Love,
Matt

April 3, 2011

Seriously, I know.



Howdy Friends,

When I get a few days off, I will go out and take an actual photo.  I can't let the blog end like this...

Love,
Matt

April 2, 2011

It Feels Like Spring is Here



Howdy Friends,

But I know better than that...

Love,
Matt

April 1, 2011

Ok, I know.



Howdy Friends,

This was taken with my iTelephone earlier today.  I used a fancy app that does weird things to pictures.  I wasn't planning on this being el photo de dia but that's just how it worked out.  It was the first in a very long time that I haven't used my actual camera in the day.

I have two weeks left of the blog and I'm sorry that I've run out of so much steam here towards the end.  I would vow to never again take a cat photo but I know I'd be lying.

Love,
Matt