Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Here it is, Halloween. The air is brisk, the night is cold, and all of the hookers and waldo's have come out to play. As i sit in my dorm room, once again not doing work that is keeping me in tonight, I think about my past halloweens. I have been barney, a cowboy, something else that i can't remember, and a vampire several years in a row. i remember how exciting it was to go out to peoples houses and collect candy, always hoping i would get my favorite. I think my parents also enjoyed halloween, because as a kid, and even now, i'm not a big candy person, and for the most part, my parents would et all of my candy. On halloween night I would go through my bag of candy, pick out the few select things that I wanted, and the rest would be torn apart by my candy-hungry parents that had eyed every piece thrown into my glow-in-the-dark candy bag. For the next month, my parents would constantly be asking me, "Matthew can eat this cowtail?" or "Matthew can i eat this candy corn?" I would say yes, and they would chow down. So now as I'm sitting here, remembering those days, i wonder if my parents miss those times when i was younger, and they were able to get free candy on Halloween.

Sunday, October 28, 2007



Saturday, October 27, 2007

So Close

It's the fourth quater, and the Dukes are about to make a comeback. Everyone in the crowd is standing, quiet. For few seconds to pass i takes years, possibky centuries. The score is 16-17, and eeryone knows that every play is important, since there is only two minutes left in the game. First down Dukes, we're on a roll! We continue down the field everything is falling into place. Finally Time completely stops. The quaterback gets the ball, he throws it about 30 yards, just inches from the endzone and the ball is caught. The crowd screams! The spiders had intercepted the ball, the game was officially over. The Dukes had lost there first game. We came so close!

Thursday, October 25, 2007


It's a wet, cold day. I'm wrapped in the heaviest jacket I have and man the ferocious weather that is outside, all the way across campus to my first class, which today was outside. By the time my one hour and forty minute class is over i am officially drenched. I decide that today would be a good idea to take the bus. I step onto the bus and the warmth hits my face like a blanket, and i never want to get off. But of course, I get off at the other side of campus and endure the cold once gain to my next class. So what keeps me going on a thursday such as this one? It's the grilled cheese. At d-hall every thursday it is grilled cheese day. This is what keeps me going, knowing that at the end of the day I will get to enjoy a nice warm grilled cheese with some tomato soup to dip it in. Thank God for grilled cheese thurday. mmmmm

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Yesterday I wrote about how distractions and learning how to deal with them is a part of growing up. Well today at 8 in the morning I took the test I was trying to study for. It was a slightly difficult test, and I didn't think the results would show a spectacular outcome. However, after lunch, I came back to my room and checked to see if the grades had been posted, and they had. On SMAD 101 test number two, I received a 92. I couldn't believe it, an A on a college exam, whew. Guess I've grown up after all.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Although I am having an awesome time at college and meeting some really great people, there is one down side. College has distractions, and a lot of them. Right now I am trying to study for a test I have tommorow, and it is just not happening. My roomate is playing music, my ethernet internet always offers alternatives to doing any work, iChat always has someone for me to talk to, and then there are the people here. When you are at home you don't have these distractions, at least I don't. My dial up Internet is slow as a slug, and I'm th eonly child so besides my parents and the dog, i have very little distractions. I guess a part of growing up and being responsible is learning how to get your work done while having more freedom than you ever have had before...guess I have some work to do.

Monday, October 22, 2007

A Show People Aren't Watching

It is Monday night at 8, homework, is either complete or pushed to the side, and the TV is turned on. So what do you watch? There is Prison Break, which should have neded afte its first season. CBS and CW comedies, which are some what enjoyable. Dancing With the Stars on ABC, which if you have seen one season you have seen them all. Or Chuck on NBC. Chuck is what some would call a dramedy, which is a mix of drama and comedy. It has action, suspense, humor, and good fun all around. Chuck is about a guy named, well, Chuck. He is a computer geek working for the nerd herd, when one night his ex-college roomate sends him an e-mail. When Chuck opens this e-mail he instantly learns all of the govenrments secrets which are encoded within millions of images. Now at any moment, the smallest thing can set Chuck's brain into full throttle. Chuck doens't understand what has happened to him, but when he meets up with undercover spies from the CIA, he quickly learns just how valuable he is. Each episode shows Chuck working with the undercover spies helping to bring down terrorist groups and other sneaky bad guys. Chuck is definently one of the better shows out there this fall season. SO WATCH IT, while its still around.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Good Times

I went home this past weekend, and for once, i enjoyed being at home, my family did not get on my nerves (that much), i got to see some of favorite people (But not all), and i got to eat at Obrigado TWICE! Anyways, I will be back in the LC November 9th for the homecomming game, and then on down to CNU!

Thursday, October 18, 2007


I am going home for the first time since I came to JMU almost two months ago. I have been back to Louisa, but I haven't really been to my house. For once, I am actually really excited to be going home, to be sleeping in my own bed, to be lying on the most comfortable couche in the world, to be seeing the best dog in the world Nelly. Basicaly what I'm saying, which may come as a shock to a few so please sit down.........I'm glad to be coming home this weekend (everyone ok?).

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Conspiracy Theory

OK, so My GCOM teacher Mike tells us that our midterm is going to be super easy. He says that what we think would be the obvious answer is just that, the obvious answer. Well, today I took the midtern and it was not easy. It was difficult and confusing and involved chuck norris (Don't ask). I thought maybe it was just me, someone who filled out the study gude but didn't really study it, but it wasn't. Amanda, a fellow student of mine, also thought it was an extremely difficult test. So this is my theory, Professors want us to fail. They tell us that tests are gonna be easy, that projects are going to be a piece of cake, but turn out to be an extremely tough cookie. All I can say is that those professors need to watch out, because I'm on to their little sceme.

Monday, October 15, 2007

So here...

So here, My name is Matthew Johnson, Matt, Matty Patty (not my favorite), waiter, writer, student, so many different things, but they are all me. They are all name a part of me. I currently attend James Madison University, and I love it here. The people are nice, the food is ranked 5th in the nation, and the parties are banging (AND FREE!). I am a SMAD hopeful. SMAD is the School of Media Arts and Design, and to get in you have to apply and be accepted. Only 2/3's are accepted and I'm really nervous, because journlaism is the only thing I want to do, it's the only thing I see myself doing. Luckily for me, instead of constanly worrying about that, I have friends that keep my mind off of the troubles that may arise. They are great, they are there, and they are my friends. So what else is there to know about me...a lot, which is why i guess I made this blog. So people, people I know, can know me even more. Of course, I wouldn't be doing this If it wasn't for Nichole "cole pole" Logan.