Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Shifetober 22nd

Congrats to Jerry Barnett for winning Contest #3. Now we are down to the last giveaway. All you have to do is tell me something that is your favorite. Your favorite movie, book, quote, yoga position, Star Wars character, dog, cat, band, book, alcoholic beverage, planet, state, country, sandwich, university in Iowa, hand sanitizer, Seinfeld episode or breath mint. I think you get the idea. Please let me know your favorite with a comment. Thanks.

I'll get things started with my favorite shitty movie, "Sorority Boys." 

"Well, uh, my name is Roberta, and … I'm addicted to porn and I masturbate constantly." 
Roberta is the red head and the movie is about 3 fraternity guys who are kicked out of their house and dress up in drag to live in a sorority called the DOG house. Yes it's as bad as it sounds but it makes me laugh like an idiot.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Shifetober 21st

Where In The World Is My Book Today? 
Well there have been sightings in Missouri, North Dakota, Texas, Indiana and Florida. So awesome. My book also was also spotted again in Washington and Idaho. I would like to think my book being in Moscow helped the Idaho Vandals get their first win of the season. And regarding the Halloween costume picture, well my friend Michelle said, "I'm more excited to read my friend's new book "Confessions of a Dumb, White Guy," than this guy is to wear his Light-Up Stick Figure costume." Thank you JayBobCaraStephanieNoelleWendy, Michelle and Kden for sharing.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Shifetober 20th

After following my blog for a little bit, someone sent me an email a few years ago suggesting that I should write a book. I laughed it off and basically said, "Thanks for the suggestion but I don't think so." However, it did plant a seed and eventually led me to where I am at today. Writing and sharing my book with the world has been a dream of mine since I was kid in high school but it was just that -- a dream. A dream I didn't think was possible but looking back I realized the only thing ever stopping me was me. The process wasn't always easy or fun but it has been worth it. Having people read my book and share their feedback with me has exceeded my wildest expectations. I don't know if you have a dream that you want to pursue but do it. I'm here telling you to please follow your dreams and make them a reality. Turn those can'ts into cans before it's too late. Thanks for listening and thank you so much for support.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Shifetober 19th

Hello there. How's your Sunday going? Mine's going pretty good. Thanks for asking. 
I do that a lot. Assume that you ask how I'm doing. I have no idea where I picked it up. I'm guessing some '80s movie where the main character was some smart ass. My sense of humor was heavily influenced by those movies. Fletch, Stripes Ferris Bueller's Day Off come to mind. 
Well enough of that. 
Some of you might be wondering why I wrote this book and some of the obstacles I faced getting it off the ground. Well if you were indeed wondering that, then you can read all about it as my book's "Introduction" is available for free right here, You might get a few chuckles out of it and we all could use some of that these days. It also gives you an idea of how my book is structured as it's just not a bunch of my favorite blog posts. There's actually some rhyme and reason to the book. 
Thanks and enjoy the rest of your day.
And here's another "interesting" person I found on the Internet. 

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Shifetober 18th

So how's your weekend going?
Mine. Not too bad.
Thanks for asking.
I'm not going to share my FB update here today because it's just another reminder about my book signing party and the last time I checked all of my wonderful blogging friends that I visit with on a regular basis don't live near me so I didn't want to bore you with those details again.
Instead, I can bore you with some updates on my book.
Things are going real well.
It has made it's way to some people after I mailed out copies earlier this week and I'm getting a lot of good feedback. I've also sold way more than I expected and to a lot of unexpected people.
I've made 3 trips to the post office and Hayden has gone with me twice. We had the same lady help us both times Hayden was with me and the gal thinks Hayden is awesome. They just chat it up and I just look in awe at my wonderful baby girl. She's such a blessing.
Well that's all for today.
Hope all is well.
Thanks for stopping by.
And here's a picture of my Russian friend.
He's helping me promote my book signing party.
I told people to be there or go out with the love child of Susan Boyle and a bear.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Shifetober 17th

Where In The World Is My Book Today or WITWIMBT?
Well it watched the Giants win the NL pennant (not very happy about that since I'm a Cardinals fan), it met Ken Griffey Jr. (I always knew he was a big fan), it made it's way to the west side of Washington state (nice job USPS) and it's hanging out in NoCal (Californ-i-aye). Thank you ChadJessieAnonDiana, and Dana.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Shifetober 16th

I think my book is swell but don't just take my word for it. Below are some reviews from people who have already read my book. So if you like to laugh and are into good causes you might like it. A portion of my sales will benefit the Utah Friends of Basset Hounds and the Idaho Veterans Network. I have included a picture of the possible theme for my book signing party. What do you think? Thanks for stopping by.
“If you are ever having a bad day, you just grab this, read a chapter, and life is good again. Laugh out loud hysterical.“ 
“I just got done reading the introduction to your book. Holy stomach hurts from laughing at that. How in the hell do I get through your entire book?????? I am not sure, but I am going to give it my best shot!”
“You won't be disappointed with this one and it will keep you very entertained.”
“Overall, a great piece that EVERYONE can relate to in one way or another. Well done.”
“Quirky, non-stop hilarious and profoundly humble life adventures!”
“Matt's sense of humor is always unexpected, deeply funny and he has a gift for it.”
“Oh. My. F***ing. God. Laughing SO hard right now”
“This book is hilarious, heart-warming, and endearing. The author is genuine and shares his flops, foibles, and freak outs being a stay-at-home dad in a really funny way but he also opens his heart sharing his losses and loves.”

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.