Sunday, April 02, 2006

What a gal!


So my beautiful bride has once again outdone herself for our anniversary leaving me as probably one of the last remaining "dumb" males. I actually believed her when we said that we would go easy on the gift giving for our anniversary. I truly am dumb to believe this as our anniversary is on April Fools Day. You'd think I would have learned in the past six years. I guess it's tricky to get past millions of years of evolution. Anyway, at least I did better than the Sewing Machine fiasco at Christmas and got her something she did want....a bird feeder. Yep, and they say romance is dead. Lea of course got me an expensive Tripod that I have had my eye on for some time now with no expectations of being able to purchase until it was completely obsolete. She cooked an amazing dinner, we drank a good bottle of wine and watched the beginning of Memoirs of a Geisha (which looks like it's going to be an amazing movie). I guess we've truly become old farts because we both sort of nodded off on the couch in anticipation of Daylight Savings Time. Hmm, maybe next year we'll actually get a babysitter and hit some Seattle hot spots.

I did get some great news. The media relations director for the Woodland Park Zoo contacted me and wants me to take portraits of all of their gorillas for the debut of their new Gorilla Habitat opening next month. I am very excited about it as the photos will be displayed at the Habitat with information about each Gorilla and will be seen by thousands of people. I was shocked to learn that after all of my visits there I still haven't seen them all. I thought there were only the six I've come to know (1 Silverback and 5 females). Turns out there is an entire other group that hasn't been available to be viewed by the public for a month or so. I can't wait to see them. Tomorrow, their display will be re-opened. I'm going out today to get as many shots as I can before we meet some good friends at the Red Hook Brewery for lunch and beer.

Take care y'all. See you in the Funny Pages!

Mat

4 comments:

John said...

that's awesome about the zoo gig. I bet they even pay. oh by the way what wine did you have with your anniversary?
JM

Meg said...

Hey, congratulations on your 6 years together and your zoo photos!! April is looking good for you!
Love,
Meg

Mat Hayward said...

Thanks for the congrats Meg, but really, let's be honest here...Lea is the lucky one :) Ha Ha!

What wine? We went cheap with the Greg Norman Cab/Merlot...not great, but as you would say John...Quaffable :)

Pete Hayward said...

Great closeup shot of Lea Madge! She looks like she was giving you some serious business there! Love it. You guys are married?

Oh, and thanks for letting me stay the night at your house