back in the schoolyard again

NotQuiteAlice snuck up and tagged me!

The nerve, right?  Well, she spends most of her time taking trips down into rabbit holes, so I guess we can’t be expecting too much more in the way of manners, can we?!  I mean, we all remember the tea party incident – there were cups and mugs and glasses shattering every which way, tea sloshing all over the place, spoons and forks in all the wrong places, and suger everywhere, and I mean EVERYWHERE!

Oh, sorry, got off topic there for a bit.  Being “it” makes me cranky.  (Or was that “crazy?”  I forget…)  Onward then:

1. Post these rules.  (I’m thinking we can go ahead and check this one off, agreed?)
2. Post a photo of yourself and eleven random facts about you.
3. Answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post.
4. Create eleven new questions and tag new people to answer them.
5. Go to their blog/twitter and let them know they have been tagged.

Holy High Pressured Rules, Batman!  That’s a lot to do just to no longer be this “it” thing everyone keeps talking about.  Maybe I should just want to be “it.”

Alas, I was never very good at that…

I owe someone this shirt...1) I’m not very good at math.
3) That’s actually not true at all.  I won awards for math in junior high.
4) I won a science award t0o.
5) I still have the headphones from this picture.
6) I like to quote movies.
7) What do you mean you arleady knew that?
8) I skipped 2?  I never liked it anyway.
9) Anybody who wants to is welcome to guest post on the Matticus Kingdom.
10) I’m not above shameless self promotion.
11) I think I should start wearing blue shirts again.

1. Why is 6 afraid of 7? – Because 7 ate 9?  That’s too simple.  I think it’s because 7 is trying to take over the world: same thing it does every night.
2. Pluto, do you still think he’s a planet? – I thought Pluto was a dog?
3. Any car in the world.. no money restrictions, what is it? – 96 Mazda B2300 – what can I say, I love my truck.
4. What happens when you mix those 2 chemicals on your left over there together? – It creates an odorless, flavorless compound known as Iocane Powder, one of the deadliest poisons in the world.
5. Sherlock or the Brain? – Sherlock.  Thought I’d have picked Pinky if he was an option.
6. Why? – Because the Brain is insane!!  Pinky was the genius. 
7. Black Keys or 3 Days Grace? – Black Eyed Peas or 311?  Um, um, um…  Bruce Springsteen?  Foo Fighters?  Green Day?  Tiesto?
8. Where did I leave my car keys? – In your pocket.
9.  Why were my keys there? – So that the brain couldn’t find them for use in his next attempt to take over the world.
10.  What is the Hokey Pokey really all about? – It actually started as a scheme by Brain to create a dance, like a rain dance, but the Hokey Pokey was supposed to be so powerful he could get all the humans linked together and doing it at one time, distracting them from his run for President where he would put actions into motion that would lead to total global domination.  Luckily, Pinky saw where it was all headed and managed to thwarts Brain’s plan.
11. If Gambit married Rogue, what powers would their kids have? – Sexy poker skills.


…..     TAG!!!     …..

You’re it:

1) What is the funniest movie you’ve ever seen that wasn’t supposed to be a comedy?  (MST3K movies don’t count.)
2) What is the least funny movie you’ve ever seen that was supposed to be a comedy?
3) Is there a line, for you, where one side the comedy is genius, and the other side is “too far?”
4) If you ever said, “Hey boys, lookie what I got here,” what would you have?
5) Can you ever see yourself crushing on Mongo?
6) Why are you SO tired?
7) Where are all the *ahem* women at?
8) If you could send a telegram, who would you send one to and what would it say?
9) Who would you want to choreograph your dance routine?
10) If you could ride off into the sunset, would you pick a limo to do it in? Or…?
11) Would you ever ride a horse on a blazing saddle?

Please see the links in section #4.

Phew!  Feels good to no longer be “it.”

Daily Prompt: (2012) Time Capsule

Today’s Daily Prompt asks us what we would put in a time capsule from 2012. 

An intriguing question, to be sure.  Should I put items in of historic national and international importance?  Should I put items in of personal importance only?  A mixture of both?  Songs?  Books?  Knickknacks?

How big is this time-capsule?

I think items of national and international significance will probably be covered in other posts, so for my time capsule I’m going to keep it all personal.  Note, after creating the below list I was sad that I hadn’t included anything specific about my wife or the rest of my family and I was halfway through adding some additional items when I remembered I was keeping this time capsule “personal.”  So, this one is mine.  If I was going to create other capsules I would definitely include things of significance and remembrance related to my family.


thematticuskingdom Time Capsule contents:

Elizabeth Pass – obviously I can’t fit the whole mountain into my time capsule, so I will just throw in some photos and notes related to the experience of coming down the pass on my backpacking trip from September.  I’m including this partially because it is an experience I never want to forget: because it was amazing and because I never want to forget to never do it again.

Ultrasound photo – the wife and I are expecting our first, and we got our first look at our child back in August, tiny and perfect.  The photo embodies so many different emotions and thoughts from that first moment seeing it on the screen and hearing the heart beat throughout this whole journey.  It will be amazing to pull this out of my time capsule in the future and have all of that come flooding back.

Sierra Storm – my NaNoWriMo project from this year.  It was so much fun to write and get feedback and encouragement on from my faithful followers.  I’m in the process of editing it currently and will be sending it off to try to get it published eventually and while it won’t be done in 2012 I started it this year so it makes sense to include it in my time capsule – plus it would be fun to pull up in the future and see the difference between the first draft posted at thematticuskindgom and what it eventually became, and what I manged to write since then.

Technic Turntable – 2012 marked the year I dismantled my decks (“I’ve got two turntables and a microphone” – okay, actually I have four turntables, a Numark Mixer, a Chaos Pad, a couple microphones, a Gemini CD turntable, and a Mackie speaker) to make room for a crib and other assorted baby gear.  This year marked a huge transition in my life from the DJ I was to the father I’m going to be.  But, I never want to forget that prior part of my life and when I open my time capsule and see that turntable I will remember and relive the hours spent beat matching and blending songs together in my room and in the clubs.

The December page ripped out of a calendar with the 21st circled – I would include this final item as a reminder of how silly we can be at times, for a bit of humor, and to have me think back on all the crises the world has survived since the 21st of December, 2012.

Love is…

My wife, my 6 months pregnant wife, getting out of bed 3 hours before her alarm is supposed to start going off so she can bandage me up, help me get my socks on, and help me tie up my shoelaces.

She. Is. Amazing.

Actually, it should be more like this:  She is absolutely amazing!!!!!

Yeah, that seems better.

For reference, this is what happened to me. 

I’m not doing all that great this morning.  I’m still swollen and I haven’t yet found any comfortable way to sit.  And by “comfortable,” I mean something lacking in the pain.

Oh, and I’m pretty sure that speed bumps were invented solely to torment me.  Well, they’ve done their job and hopefully they’ll be taking some well deserved time off next time I need to navigate over them.

I’d certainly be okay with that.