Monday, February 23, 2009

No power. Cant blog. Two and a half feet of snow on the ground. Stuck at work. Yay.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Dear Economy,

Please go f*ck yourself.

xoxo,
MedicMatthew

Thursday, February 12, 2009

BOHICA

I drive a 2001 Nissan Xterra that I bought new. My baby has 156,000+ miles on her. Aside from oil changes, brakes & tires I've never had to do anything to her until last year when she needed new ball joints.

Yesterday I went out to run some errands and when I turned the key the starter kicked in, the engine turned over and sputtered and died. I turned the key again and the starter just whined. I had her towed to my mechanic who happens to be an old friend of my dad- someone who I trust to work on my vehicle. I called him this afternoon to see if I could pick her up and found out that in addition to the starter it has some other problems. It may need a complete head job or I may need to replace the whole damned engine.

Long story short, it looks like I won't be getting 200,000 miles out of her like I wanted to.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Stress relief and hurling lead downrange

I went shooting last weekend for the first time in several months and after going I felt good. I felt damn good. I was relaxed, I was focused and I wasn't concerned with all the crap that had been crowding my mind for the last few weeks and it wasn't until today that I figured out why.

Massad Ayoob explains it in his blog:

Which leads us to my personal theory of why people like us find shooting so relaxing. Those who haven’t done it figure we’re burning off steam by imagining a hated boss’s face on the target as we fire. No, not at all. Because we have to focus so intently on safety with the deadly weapons we’re handling, it forces out extraneous thoughts. Mortgage situations, the economy, inimical political parties in office, all gray out into the far background when you focus on safely, accurately, and swiftly discharging firearms. It’s purging, really. I expect those who practice extreme sports such as rock-climbing are getting the same effect.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Website Traffic

So, as you may or may not know I run a photography business. I launched a new website a while ago and I'm having a hard time finding a way to drive traffic to the site and market my services. Any suggestions?