Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Google Voice

Google Voice goes public:

I recommend that everyone goes out and gets a google voice number! I have 5 or 6 of them, and I use them all the time. I have been calling Sweden for 2 cents a minute quite a bit lately with my European Honeymoon approaching fast! You can view the article here, and it is a product that I use every day!


One Number
Use a single number that rings you anywhere.
Online voicemail
Get transcribed messages delivered to your inbox.
Cheap calls
Free calls & text messages to the U.S. & Canada.
Super low rates everywhere else.

Texas, Please deliver me surf (Scorpion Bay Preferred)

Dear Austin TX,

I love you very much, but lets face it, there isn't much surf nearby.... I check here everyday, but there is little to be happy for in the surf department. Side note, Sunday was ISD, and I did my part:

Dear Matthew Kuhn,

Thank you for joining the Surfrider Foundation and the movement of care for our coasts. Here is a special welcome message from Surfrider Foundation’s CEO, Jim Moriarty to you:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH_aBFo8tfU

Your Surfrider Membership packet will arrive in the mail within 4-6 weeks.

On a side note, this is how I spent my Sunday with my wonderful Poppa and family pretending that his pool could deliver me some swell.

Cheers! Europe in 8 days!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father of mine

Thanks for being the best Poppa ever! So many great memories together, and the last two years in Austin have been so amazing with you.

Cheers to you Pop!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Surfrider ISD

I've always wanted to be in Surfing magazine, looks like now I will!

Check it out

Also, trying to do my best for Austin and Texas as well, will become more active when I return from Europe! Save the earth.


Europe 2010

12 Days Until our Honeymoon/European Adventure!!!!

-Sweden, Denmark, France, Spain, Italy, and Germany!

Can't wait! Bye bye Austin heat, hello Europa!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tell me what you know about dreamin’

Had the third dream that I can remember about my Mom. Wrote this 30 minutes after I woke up today:

Woke up in my childhood house (bottom floor of 3 story house that was built into a hill), alarm clock went off, blinds were open, sun was shining through the trees. I worked for 360training, and co-workers were coming to pick me up. Don’t remember who, but I think people from regulatory (upstairs). Coffee was made in my room, but all the doors were open so I went upstairs, my mom was there, and appeared very old. Like a grandmother. People were moving stuff out of her house, everybody was moving, not really talking. My dad was there, Grandma and Nana, and the Taylors. I was upstairs getting more coffee for my co-workers. Asked my mom if I could borrow the house phone. I remember hugging her or seeing her up close. She was very different. Old, and not full of life. My dad was in another bedroom talking with Grandma and Nana at some point.
I went downstairs, then left the house with co-workers, but for some reason I brought mom’s house phone with me. Also, we left co-worker in my room there so had to go back and get them. Went back, house looked like a modern cabin from outside, no other houses around it. River was behind the house (combo of 1st and 2nd house I ever lived in). I ran in, more movement inside, gave the phone to my old looking mother, she said not to worry because there were 3. I left, but my co-workers were gone.
I had to go to some festival at my mom’s pre-school. State radio was playing and I had to be there. This was for work that I had to go. I began driving/ or running (some sort of fast movement), but my mom’s pre-school (discover tree) was supposed to be next door, but it was gone. Ran back into my mom’s house, and my dad told me it had moved. He was sitting in a room with grandma and nana talking. Nothing on the walls, just a light bulb on a stand. I didn’t see my mom. I left the house.

Then I was running through artichoke fields, and finally made it to the school. It looked like Santa Cruz artichoke fields and scorpion bay combined. It was deserted and quiet. The sun was very bright, but it wasn't hot out. Was a sign with schedule on it, state radio didn’t play until four p.m. It was still early morning, and nobody was there. I looked around panoramically, and saw the Santa Cruz mountains beyond the artichoke fields. Looked like the mountains down by Watsonville. There were huge Egyptian looking houses/ruins on top of the mountains, hills. Looked from the olden times, or from LOST.
As I stood there alone some random girl in a sun tanning chair came up (hovering over the artichoke fields laying down as she came towards me),I walked up to her but her face was blank. Then I woke up crying.

I have had another dream similar to this of my Mom in my childhood house older, and alone. Very disturbing on days following these dreams. They physically make me feel sick for the whole day. I did have one happy dream about my Mom, and that is the one that made me want to go sleep again so I could feel that joy. Until then, I guess I'll have to wait and see.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sun City Senior Citizen Puts Strain on Netflix

One of my favorite people in the whole world is my Grandpa. Everyday for over three years now I have called him on my way home from work. In almost four years I've only had several days that I haven't spoken to him.We usually talk for 15-30 minutes on average.

He is an amazing person, and I love him so much. He has helped me so much in my life, and I wanted to give back.

So in 2006 I bought him a cell phone for X-mas, and have had him on my family plan ever since. In 2007 I decided to keep the X-mas spirit alive, and purchase him a Netflix Subscription.

I put him on the 3 at a time plan, and it wasn't enough. So we upped it to the 4 at a time, and that did the trick. I have been handpicking his movies since the beginning, and it truly is an awesome thing that I can do show him how much I care.

His favorite actor is Clint Eastwood, with Steven Seagal a close second. He watches a movie every night (Except for Tuesdays because NCIS is on), and I couldn't be happier with his enjoyment of this service. He has watched well over 650 movies in the last two and a half years (he has a list he keeps of every movie he's watched), and here's to many more to come!

We have had a couple of "weird" ones (like O Brother Where Art Thou), but he truly loves action movies, mysteries, and again anything with Steven Seagal.

I'm sure if every Netflix customer had this kind of activity, they would have to raise their prices. I love you Grandpa, and save some popcorn for me!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Mrs. Kuhn

I'm so proud of her! She takes amazing photos, and is even creating a blog! Photo blog? Love you Mrs. Kuhn!

From CA:
To Austin:

See more here until she finishes her own blog.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Day 4 SxSW

Day 4: 3 months later.

Leyla and I were wiped and our wristbands were getting itchy....

We went to the fader fort for more free booze and salt lick. Then, the chick from the O.C. decided to cut in front of me in line for a beer. She used to be really hot, and Leyla and I both cried when Marissa died on the O.C. But this was no longer the case, as she is no longer famous, and not hot at all. I was the one crying now... We saw some cool bands like Sleigh Bells, then ended it with Bone Thugs (and no suprise guest). SxSW 2010 is over!