Sunday, January 31, 2010

Photography 'n Stuff

I'm taking a digital photography class this semester, and though I'm already enjoying it, there is something tugging at the edge of my mind: I don't feel like I'm as creative as I used to be. I feel like I've lost my muse, and I need to find it again.

I was planning on visiting a local raptor center this weekend to photograph the birds there, but due to some dismal weather I had to cancel my plans. I'm getting really nervous because my first photo project is due this week, and I don't feel like I have anything particularly interesting. Still, I was able to get a few decent shots around town, and I'll try to get as many more as I can once the weather clears up.

For the most part I do nature shots. Nature is something I'm very passionate about, so I really enjoy being out in it even for hours at a time. I'm interested in photographing some people though, but I don't have many ideas in that regard. Short of putting up fliers that say "Heyya! Want a new Profile Pic??" We'll see. I have a few project ideas. Fingers crossed.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Playlists

Oh and a quick update about the playlists. Unfortunately as you move around in the blog, it'll cut off the music you're currently listening to. This frustrates the heck out of me, because I'll be really into a song and then *click click* and then "what the heck? Aw...dangit..."

So the way to avoid this is to use the Pop-out player option below the playlist. I'm trying to get in the habit of using it so that I can avoid all the frustration.

Also, which playlist do ya'll like the most right now? And which one would you want to automatically start playing when you open the blog? (Or do you want it to be automatic?)

Just so you know, I'm planning on adding more music by Mae, Coldplay, and Imogen Heap. I'll might also throw in some good ol' rock n' roll, some more dance music, and probably some classical. And is anyone else in the mood for Spanish Guitar? Eh...we'll see.

Like I said, if there's some music you'd like to listen to while you're surfing the net, working, or otherwise, just let me know!

Cya!
Gaahh!!! I haven't been on in forever! My last post was for Thanksgiving?!? Serious??! Sorry guys! Happy belated Christmas, and New Years!!!


Luckily I have a bit more time on my hands this semester, so I hope I can be a more dedicated blogger! But just so you know, I can't post interesting answers unless you ask interesting questions!

A friend asked me recently how I wanted people to ask questions. Please just comment on my most recent post. That way, I don't have to constantly re-check the old ones, and other readers can see your questions too!

On a different note, over the next few weeks I plan to re-vamp the music playlists here on my blog. I want there to be a good variety of fun music for the blog's visitors to enjoy whether they're reading posts, doing homework, cooking, playing video games....anything. So if you'd like to make a request of a song or two, just ask me in a comment. (Please make sure that all music you suggest is appropriate for all audiences. I want everyone to be able to enjoy it!)


Thanks everybody!
--Matt

Oh, P.S. Over Christmas break I saw Sherlock Holmes in theaters. It was amazing! Since then I've been watching every Sherlock Holmes movie I can get my hands on. I would definitely suggest it to everybody. (Maybe a bit to intense for young kids though).

Anyway, take it easy!