To Do List

– read more
– blog more
– listen to more music
– enjoy summer

I’ll keep y’all posted on how that goes.

GTD

Today is finally one of those days where I’m getting things done. Laptop hard drive checked. Oil changed. Wonder what’s next.. Hockey tonight. Both playing and watching. Go Ducks!

Bad Dog

Okay. So I’ve been a bad dog when it comes to blogging. I know I should really do more writing because I enjoy it, but I’ve been a bit busy taking care of the new addition to my household. Unlike me, Sydney has been a very good dog now that she’s potty trained. She had discovered the cooling effects of tile as of last night. (see attached photo)

Now that the puppy is finding independence, I will hopefully find more time to write something useful.

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Vancouver/Seattle 08: Day 1

This is going to be short, I’ll write more as soon as I get a chance.  After church at Mars Hill downtown, I had lunch at 5 Spot in the Queen Anne area of Seattle.
 After a stop by Jamba Juice and the bank, I departed for Vancouver.  Here’s my photos crossing the border: 
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I went straight to General Motors place for the Ducks game where the Ducks beat the Canucks in overtime!!!  People were very impressed that I’d come from so far.  

(photos to come)

After the game I checked into the hotel and then grabbed some barbeque wings from a place strangely called “Wings” with some special instructions on how to make boneless wings from chicken tenders.

T- Less Than 6 Hours!!

My flight leaves in 5 hours 45 minutes.  I’m stoked.  I’m also getting tired.  Seeing as how I leave for the airport in 4 and a half hours, sleep seems like a bad idea.

Blogging and photos will follow.  I’ll be just finishing the Ducks game in less than 24 hours.  Heck yes!!

October

October has arrived and I have not blogged since August.  Oops.  It’s been busy times.  I tend to not use my computer at home very much anymore.  The arrival of October means that I leave for Vancouver/Seattle in less than 63 hours.  Woo hoo.  On another note, I had Jamba Juice today.  Always a good thing.

 

Jamba Juice
Jamba Juice

Olympicing

Well, I know I haven’t blogged anything lately.  I’ve been watching too much of the Olympics.  I’ll post something thoughtful after Sunday night.  Michael Phelps rocks.  I think all men have a man-crush on him.

Vantage Point

So I got to spend some time playing with the Vantage Point tool in Photoshop CS3 today.  It’s pretty stinkin’ sweet when you get it figured out.  I was able to warp our map graphic for the new sermon series this fall, University For Life, that launches a new approach to explaining our vision map.  I had to make the flat, printable version of the map that we’ll use in publicity materials and then actually make it look like a cool map for the website.  I think I got it right.  Let me know what you think!

Vision Map 3D
Vision Map 3D

[matt]

Thievery

So I love my TV. I watch it all the time. Between hockey and the countless shows I watch live or DVR, I spend many hours a week using my cable which also supplies my Internet. So I’m willing to pay for it. I’ve been a loyal Time Warner customer for 6 years now in multiple markets and have concludeded they really do have the best product. There were 9 months in there where I had a non-TW serviceable aparment and it was miserable. So I have seen the dark side and don’t wanna go back there. One obnoxious thing however is that the price goes up significantly after your promo period. I was topping $160 so I decided it was time to give them a call. Long story short, after 30 minutes on the phone I’m down to $110 and have Turbo Internet. So I was quite excited until I realized that I was excited to pay $110 for cable and Internet. Time Warner is not Robin Hood but I give money to them happily as if they were as noble. That’s messed up.