Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Probably the most epic tale in history



This just brings a tear to my eye, *sniffle sniffle*, a movie like this comes only once in a lifetime!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sock Hop

So the sock hop was a pretty fun event the other night. I had the opportunity to hang out with a lot of friends I haven't seen much of this quarter, and some I see all the time. I was DJ most of the night, which consisted of me mingling and not paying attention to much of the music at all....but shh....I really feel like it went off with a hit! Here are just some of pictures I'm in! Some of them might be too big and my page cuts them off, but click on them to see the whole image.












Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Marley and me....

....was actually a good movie! Holy guacamole! Seeing people cry at movie night is a first, let me tell you! I really enjoyed how it hit real life issues and how it wasn't cheesy. Definitely beats "Where the Red Fern Grows", at least this one has entertainment rather than JUST sadness.

Besides that, I made another book today, a black and royal purple wrap journal....it involved a lot of sewing but it was worth it. Book arts is actually a super fun class, time consuming, but fun! I also love the fact I am really good in my new media class. Not braging or anything, but really, I finished a week and a half ahead of schedule, and when I had bugs in my animation sequences that would take a normal student in that class a few days to fix, it took me 20 minutes! I guess I am just that AWESOME!

I have also been nice and polite all week ;-D I'll admit I whined at first but I am getting good at this "Keeping my mouth closed" thing.

I also am applying at the Sehome Cinemas....I have friends who work there and say that it's quite easy to manage school and work at that place. And the pay isn't that bad for a part time college job and....FREE MOVIES!

Pero Si I must get back to my guests, I'll talk to you later
~Matty :-D

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sunshiny Day!!!!

This morning I woke up at 8 o'clock and decided to go on this Uh-Mazing morning run....one catch though....it was all up hill....I lost track of how long I went before I turned around, but it was intense.

After that I showered and ate a magnificent breakfast while reading some 2nd Nephi! Then I went to class where I, of course, finished early, not bragging or anything, but I was motivated to leave!

One thing....NO ONE IS FREE TO HANG OUT....except Peter Duggar, so you should help us figure out what to do!

ok I'm done....SUNSHINE!
-Matty :-D

Yesterday was funnnnnnnnnnn....

....not only did I finish my homework earlier than expected....but did you see the weather!? I felt inspired to buy some new jogging shorts, you know since my other ones were a bit too big (like 10 inches in the waist too big).

At FHE we ended up playing Ultimate Frisbee outside at Western. No surprise I was one of the last picks :-( And no one, not once, ever passed me the frisbee....not to mention I kept having to "remind" my teammates that I was on their team, cause "apparently" they kept forgetting >:-S It's ok though, I still had fun! I just wish I knew a way to rid mosquitoes without having to spray on nasty stuff.

After everyone was done, the Selander sisters took me back to their house. There we played some geetar and ate some quesadillas. Their dad is actually super funny, we all came to the consensus that he is a goober, not in a mean way, he was the one who originally titled himself that. After hanging out for a bit, Skye and I went on a gelato run in Fairhaven on the way to drop me off at my house.

After hanging out with a bunch of friends yesterday I came to the conclusion that I need to keep finishing my homework ahead of schedule so I can continue to hang out with them!

Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm being blinded by the sunrise right about now....

....it's like 6:58 am right about now and I should be leaving for class anytime soon.

Today should be easy, just turning in projects for new media and book arts. I hope that's it, I really don't want to sit through lectures.

I have to choose whether to make PB&J, PB&Nutella, or a turkey sandwich for lunch....hmm maybe I could experiment. Maybe tuna with apples and PB, or tuna with nutella, or maybe tuna and turkey....I think I might go crazy....SEE WHAT MY LIFE HAS COME TO NOW THAT I HAVE TO BE POLITE! IT HASN'T EVEN BEEN 24 HOURS AND I'M ALREADY GOING LOOPY OVER SANDWICHES!


sigh


ok PB&Nutella

you see, I'll be fine....maybe a little off my rocker, but fine :-D

~Matty

So funny story....I went crazy deciding what sandwich to make and turns out we had no bread....AHH....I just bought some apple, cucumber, and avocado sushi....YUM!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

So I'm currently attempting the act of kindness....

....for a whole week (until next Sunday at 6:10 pm) because I seem to have gotten to the point where I'm known for my rude and snarky behavior. Don't get me wrong, that is how I flirt, joke, and just plain am toward a lot of people, but most people haven't gotten to see me kind and generous side. I really am super nice, honest! So this challenge should be easy for me, just watch!

-Matty :-D

Saturday, April 18, 2009

So game night at the church building wasn't thaat fun....

....but I did win two free moovie tickets! and I did bang up my knee REALLY bad :-(

And afterwards I had the great opportunity to hang with the Jones girls, Megan, Brooke, Natalie, and Carly....and we pretty much just pranked the Gardiner's house....but shhhh....they don't know it was us yet....we put powdered mashed potatoes on their walkway, and we saran wrapped Austin's car with whole dill pickles....it was fun!

We made a pact that we wouldn't rat each other out by putting our hands in a circle and singing "U-G-L-Y, You aint got no alibi" and spitting on the ground....We plan on continuing this next week so watch out....bwahahahahahahahah




-a few hours later-




So Antonio and Megan C. just called us (Aaron and I) and said that they were out of gas and stranded, so we went to help. It was funny cause Aaron always takes a bunch of sleeping pills before he goes to bed. So we're driving down Bill McDonald and I have a 21 year old man screaming out the window at people to cross the street and saying that this one certain cop was "hot faced"....I think sleeping pills may work a little differently with Aaron that everyone else. THEN once we pick Megan up to get gas, we drive to the station and she has no phone or money, so we go back to her car, grab some money, and go back to shell. She buys a gas can but still doesn't have enough for money, so we, again, go back to her car for some money. Once we get there she grabs her money and we fill up the little gas can! It was just really fun to see an embarrassed Megan and a Stoned Aaron :-)

-Matt :-)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Favorite Quotes

Secular Quotes (Including some of my own):

"I don't want to be the best lover you've had

I just want to be your favorite." -Derrick Brown

"Your life is like an astronaut, you sleep all day and you never see the sun" -Dan Peterson

"How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd" -Alexander Pope, "Eloisa to Abelard"

"I love your eyes it's like I'm in the forest and all the colors, they can never compare to green. You say my eyes are like the ocean and water, put us together and we'll make up a scenery." -Me

Me-"Women are like The Death Star. They only give you a small window of opportunity, whether you know it or not, and if you miss it, it's game over, mission failed....I know, lame, right?"
Janel-"Well if you just used the force you wouldn't be in that predicament."
Jason-"Wait, guys should just use force?"
Me-"Next time I'll just say, "Janel said I can use force! Now come here!""
Janel-"HAHA, if that's you're way of force then by all means keep it up!"

"Denmark is the Canada of Europe" -Matt Stone and Trey Parker

Church Quotes:

"Choose your love, Love your choice.
" -Thomas S. Monson

"Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval." -Thomas S. Monson

"I hope that you will learn to take responsibility for your decisions. Don't take counsel of your fears" -Thomas S. Monson

"I wasn't with Joseph, but I believe him. My faith did not come to me through science, and I will not permit so-called science to destroy it.
" -Thomas S. Monson

"Though we may not necessarily forfeit our lives in service to our God, we can certainly demonstrate our love for Him by how well we serve Him.
" -Thomas S. Monson

"We tend to become like those whom we admire.
" -Thomas S. Monson

"Work will win when wishy washy wishing won t.
" -Thomas S. Monson

"
Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds." -Gordon B. Hinckley

“Of course we're Christian. The very name of the church declares that.” - Gordon B. Hinckley

"
It may not always be easy, convenient, or politically correct to stand for truth and right, but it is the right thing to do. Always." -M. Russell Ballard

"What matters most is what lasts the longest, and families are forever." -M. Russell Ballard

"We were born to die and we die to live. As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth; we fully flower in heaven." -Russell M. Nelson

"Man is that he might have joy." -Joseph Smith


Yeah I just wanted to put those up....sorry if I missed any good LDS ones....I haven't been a member that long, but I plan on hearing more eventually :-D So if you know any good ones that I missed let me know.

~Matty :-D

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Although uneventful....

....today was an okay kind of day! Sunny weather, lots of but mildly easy homework, and interesting things.

So I'm walking to the LDS Institute from the Art Department at Western and I pass this guy holding a sign saying "Caution B.S. Ahead". I asked him what he meant. He just pointed at these protesters about 10 feet from him holding signs saying....and I quote...."Environmentalism = Genocide", and signs with "Go Green" crossed out in a red circle. The protesters behind the gentleman handed me a pamphlet and told me that environmentalism is wrong and I should check out their website. I was very confused....HOW COULD YOU BE AGAINST BEING ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY?....I asked why it was wrong and they told me....That producing ethanol for energy reduces our dependency for foreign oil, therefore making less jobs for foreign people, and therefore killing them off. And that recycling is taking away MANY jobs from HARD WORKING AMERICANS (exact tone). And that mostly all economists are savages....I didn't know how to react to these statements, so I did what any smart person would do, I looked them right in the face and threw their pamphlet in the recycle bin.

Now I'm sitting here working on animation storyboards for my New Media class while Peter Duggar is playing video games in my living room. LONG, LENGTHY, yet easy work. I can't complain.

But yeah I should get back to my homework, sorry if it seems like I ignore people lately, I really don't mean to....it's just I'm busy....busy busy busy....with school or my church callings....people like Peter have learned to come and socialize with me while I work at my apartment....hopefully things will let up soon in the Design Department, but I don't see that happening anytime soon :-( [that would be a sad face....I know....it's rare I type one!]

So yeah....byes

~Matty :-D

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Ich hatte fröhlichen Ostern!

So today I woke up at around 8:30, showered, ironed my clothing, made breakfast, ate breakfast, and went to church. The talks were all GREAT! Every class was amazing, and I guess we accomplished a lot in activities committee.

I was so happy with how today went! Everything in church was about the atonement, and I rather enjoyed every minute of it. I have to admit, during Jake's talk I was a wee bit teary eyed at certain moments. I really am extremely grateful for what the savior has done for me. I can't even fathom how much pain and anguish he must have gone through just for my sins alone, not to mention the rest of the world's....I know this church is true and I know that my savior died for my sins, and I know that because I have felt his love each time I pray, each time I read his gospel, each time I sing his praises, and each time I'm around those who love me and those who know of his love as well.

After church today I called pretty much a whole bunch family and friends that I haven't talked to in ages, that took a few hours. I'm so grateful that I have so many family members who care about me and want the best of everything for me. They laid the foundation for me that made me the person I am today. Although I was a pretty douchey and crappy teenager, their love and example shaped me into my current state, and they can see the me beyond my past.

Then, later, Aaron and I busted out our special machine for grilling hot dogs called, and I'm not joking, "The Hot Diggidy Dogger". Our house smelled like burnt rubber and mustard for like an hour afterwards. Then a few hours later I munched on some carrots and watched "BEAR ATTACKS"!

Then mini Selander and friend and those Booth kids came over, along with Aaron, and we watched "The Ultimate Gift". Maren reiterated countless times how the lawyer had long fingers and pointed out everyone's physical traits while Austin ruined every dramatic and emotional scene. Don't get me wrong I love those kids, but every once in awhile I wish they had a mute button! Not to worry, I won, don't worry, that person knows what I am referring to. Although there was a few close encounters where I almost lost (the chin and the knee)....I have a feeling I may have won the battle, but the war is long from over. Oh oh and they brought over this REALLY good strawberry shortcake, SO DELICIOUS, I swear I will never grow tired of that family or their cooking, not one bit!

I love life right now. Yes I'm engulfed in school and projects, but the little time I get to spend with people (mostly Aaron these days) really helps me appreciate them and what they do for me :-) If you're one of these people, and you know if you are, then just know that I'd be nothing without you, or at least a little less the person I am now. Thank you :-D

ok I'm done meow

-GI JOE
(that's for you Austin)

Fröhliche Ostern

Friday, April 10, 2009

Today has flown by soo fast....

....Friday forum was pretty Grand I must say. Potato soup, bread sticks, and this Uh-Mazing dessert! The speaker was actually a video of a talk at BYU from this economist from D.C. who was able to connect charity with success....probably one of the best talks EVER....and the strangest part was that he wasn't even LDS....I'll have to ask Bro. Nel. for the video link so I can post it on here.

After that Aaron and I went grocery shopping....first Costco then Cost-cutter....I totally bought some of these dried apricots....SOO DELICIOUS!!!!

And now I just finished up working on some Design HMWK....I'm slowly learning to work fast and how to get by with tweaking things instead of beating myself until I'm stressed.... :-D

But yeah last night in Missionary Prep. at the institute we started learning a lot about what goes on in the mission field and certain questions that could be raised....and I liked B.K. Packer's response to drinking cola....He said something along the lines of: Yes it's true, the Word of Wisdom doesn't say we can't drink cola. It doesn't say anything about cyanide either, and do you drink that?....I LOVE THIS CHURCH!!!!

Alright, well I'm through boring you all with my pointless stories....I should go and find something to do.

~Matty :-D

P.S. Today has been short but fun....I have been so :-D lately!!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

WOW!



The scary thing is that someone had to teach him these at one point

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

IT'S SUNNY!

So yesterday, after class let out, I made a "spur of the moment" descision....I went and bought some shorts, since all my old pairs are WAYY TOO BIG NOW! So if you see me today, you just might see me sporting those new bad boys!

I LOVE SUNSHINE!

I have so much homework this week, so if I don't get around to seeing any of you don't feel bad, things should clear up a wee bit by the weekend. Plus, this quarter, I don't have classes on Fridays! This doesn't mean I won't work on projects at all on Fridays, it just means MORE FREE TIME!

So yesterday I was indirectly confronted about my faith, and I've come to realize that it only strengthens my testimony hearing some of things that people say to "de-convert us". I'm not going to repeat some of the things said, haha, but I can definitely say that it will make you chuckle....like 90% of what they claim we believe in is ABSOLUTELY false, and the other 10% is misunderstood, interpreted wrong, or taken out of context.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Day 1 of Conference

Two sessions down, 3 to go....for the priesthood at least....I think thus far my favorite talk today was by Quentin L. Cook. I can't wait until I can view these again online so that I can send my mom a link of his talk. She, still, believes that we, the LDS church, preach that only people of the LDS faith can reach heaven, and everyone else will burn eternally in hell....For those of you who read this and aren't LDS, let me clear something up for you, WE DON'T PREACH THESE THINGS AT ALL....I've always liked how this church is so kind and accepting of other faiths and never damns others for anything, who are we to judge....yes bishops and other church authorities may use disciplinary action in certain situations for people who have made and broken an oath or covenant, but we learn that we are never to judge or force others to be like us, it's called "agency"....WE ARE NOT HEAVENLY FATHER....but we can aspire to be like him

ok well I gotsta go get ready for the priesthood session :-)

stay fun!
Matty ;-D

OH....and I watched a movie last night....not one most would expect....see if you can guess

Thursday, April 2, 2009

FAIL!

Yummy....?

talk about trust....

This is an ad for a children's computer desk....HAHA....OOPS

This one is just disturbing

Obviously someone did at one point....

HAHA

Scary if misinterpreted....

HAHA....translations....

This is sad

How does this even work?

Wow....I couldn't tell....

tisk tisk

Some people are just....nevermind

Another one that's scary if misinterpreted....

I'm glad I'm LDS

I'm confused!

Lazy? or Misunderstood?

Wait....what?l

again....LDS = :-)

I don't understand either.

Scary....

Again....Someone at one point had to of done this....

Pointless?

Enough Make-up?

Actually I think this is awesome!

HORRIBLE DESIGN LAYOUT!

Cold?

I guess some places have a different definition of a morning meal.

Protect and Serve!

I LOVE MATH!

He has a point....

Hypocracy Kills!

I guess "Pee" mean's something else to them.

The LDS church wouldn't make this mistake!

It's a man's sport.

Aw....Parenthood!

I'm not sure what's going on here either....

OOPS!

It's true....

Do you expect them to be able to answer?

You need it....

I'm confused!

Hmm....

Ouch....

Well that's all I'm gonna post for now....I might post more another time