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NateR
09-11-2009, 02:32 AM
From Matt's blog:

Well, sorry for the late blog, again, I've just had so much going on the last few weeks. Last week, I was at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, signing autographs for GSI (http://www.gsiag.com/) all three days. I did get to walk around a bit and see some of the new advancements in farming technology. A lot of very interesting stuff to see. Here're some pictures from the GSI booth:
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/gsi/IMG_7495.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/gsi/IMG_7503.jpg

Here I am getting geared up for the immersion tank, in which they sunk me into a bin full of grain (it was actually beads of plastic meant to simulate grain) which is intended to demonstrate how to rescue someone who has been trapped inside a grain bin. Something that actually happened to Mark and I as kids, as those of you who have read my book would know:
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/gsi/IMG_7508.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/gsi/IMG_7513.jpg

Also, September 1st was the opening of dove season so I headed back out to my buddy Mac's house to hunt some doves. Just like last year, I had a great time and I killed out in less than half an hour:
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/dovehunting09/IMG_7352.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/dovehunting09/IMG_7440.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/dovehunting09/IMG_7359.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/dovehunting09/IMG_7410.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/dovehunting09/IMG_7429.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/dovehunting09/IMG_7463.jpg
It was great to hang out with all my friends from Shelbyville again, like my buddy Mac here:
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/dovehunting09/IMG_7475.jpg

Here Mac's brother, Mike, poses with his wife in what I like to call the "redneck family portrait." I had to censor it a bit because it reveals a little too much for the front page, but I think you can get the general idea of what's going on here. I'm only posting this because I promised not to reveal the identity of the guy in the background:
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/dovehunting09/redneckfamilyportrait.jpg

Now it's time to clean it up a bit, so here is the Bible verse for this week:

When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me? (Psalm 56:3-4)

-matt

adamt
09-11-2009, 02:46 AM
well matt, tell whoever signs your endorsement checks that I used to be a sioux steel bin buyer til you endorsed GSI, now my next bin is gonna have a different logo on it....


now when is the farm progress show coming back to iowa????

MattHughesRocks
09-11-2009, 03:01 AM
Mac :laugh::laugh::laugh:

Chuck
09-11-2009, 03:17 AM
:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

Neezar
09-11-2009, 03:32 AM
I can't believe he did that! :w00t:




:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Neezar
09-11-2009, 03:35 AM
Here I am getting geared up for the immersion tank, in which they sunk me into a bin full of grain (it was actually beads of plastic meant to simulate grain) which is intended to demonstrate how to rescue someone who has been trapped inside a grain bin. Something that actually happened to Mark and I as kids, as those of you who have read my book would know:


I can't believe that you agreed to that! How was it? Did you feel like you were suffocating? Did you panic and scream like a girl? What if they hadn't gotten you out in time? :unsure-1:

I don't see how anyone that has actually been in a bin full of grain would agree to that! No way I would have done that.

NateR
09-11-2009, 03:44 AM
I can't believe that you agreed to that! How was it? Did you feel like you were suffocating? Did you panic and scream like a girl? What if they hadn't gotten you out in time? :unsure-1:

I don't see how anyone that has actually been in a bin full of grain would agree to that! No way I would have done that.

They only sunk him in up to his chest on the first day and he was able to pull himself out (which isn't supposed to be possible). So the next day, at Matt's request, they sunk him in up to his neck.

I got the first day on video, but I wasn't in a great spot, so you can't always see what was going on.

Neezar
09-11-2009, 03:51 AM
They only sunk him in up to his chest on the first day and he was able to pull himself out (which isn't supposed to be possible). So the next day, at Matt's request, they sunk him in up to his neck.

I got the first day on video, but I wasn't in a great spot, so you can't always see what was going on.

Well, that makes me feel a little better. That would have been some crazy stuff right there. I was ready to see if he needed a manager to go on Fear Factor (man, I miss that show. lol)

Neezar
09-11-2009, 03:52 AM
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/dovehunting09/IMG_7429.jpg

Awesome pic. :)

Boomer
09-11-2009, 04:09 AM
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/dovehunting09/IMG_7429.jpg

Awesome pic. :)

All I see are dead sunflower stalks?? :huh:

Boomer
09-11-2009, 04:11 AM
Great blog Matt!!! Good to see Mac and you in action!

MattHughesRocks
09-11-2009, 04:13 AM
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e292/skysrock/Smileys/111425eb.gif


http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/dovehunting09/IMG_7429.jpg

Mac
09-11-2009, 05:01 AM
couldnt even wait for a chance to try to blackmail me with that picture , Just had to get it over with ehh . HA HA HAHA

Ok , the scoop on the last picture .
We took the kids on a hike last week and my sister just HAD to snap pictures of everyone and everything . So as im walking to the truck she hollers at my Brother and his wife who were sitting behind me on a bench to "smile"
I got that accomplished before anyone knw what happened LOL . Had to share it lol . DIdnt know i would be sharing it like this LOL !!!!!!

MattHughesRocks
09-11-2009, 05:23 AM
He wanted to beat me to it I guess :sad:

I just about died laughing when I saw it ON THE FRONT PAGE:laugh::laugh::happy0198:

couldnt even wait for a chance to try to blackmail me with thay picture , Just had to get it over with ehh . HA HA HAHA

Ok , the scoop on the last picture .
We took the kids on a hike last week and my sister just HAD to snap pictures of everyone and everything . So as im walking to the truck she hollers at my Brother and his wife who were sitting behind me on a bench to "smile"
I got that accomplished before anyone knw what happened LOL . Had to share it lol . DIdnt know i would be sharing it like this LOL !!!!!!

NateR
09-11-2009, 05:34 AM
Matt's site is getting an average of about 2000-4000 hits per day, so Mac is going to get a lot more exposure than he ever expected. :laugh:

MattHughesRocks
09-11-2009, 05:46 AM
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e292/skysrock/Smileys/laughing.gif

Chuck
09-11-2009, 12:29 PM
You know the best part is right after a picture with Mac's butt is a Bible verse that starts with:

When I am afraid...:scared0011:

Crisco
09-11-2009, 12:37 PM
Mac you should Tattoo some company info on you ass for next time. This is awesome free publicity!

Llamafighter
09-11-2009, 12:52 PM
great blog Matt!
That bin rescue things sounds cool. I used to play in the bins over at my grandmas house but only when my dad was in there with me and the beans weren't higher than waist deep. He told me lots of stories to scare me out of ever going in when it was fuller.
Thanks for sharing!

Twinsmama
09-11-2009, 01:34 PM
Matt sure looks thick in some of those pictures. He's pretty scary looking.

I'm sure Matt did a lot over the last week but for some reason all I remember out of that blog is a butt!! I feel like I know Mac a whole lot better. (that is something my brother would do) I'd hate to know there was a picture of any of my body parts out there floating around:wink: :laugh:

Boomer
09-11-2009, 03:04 PM
I'd hate to know there was a picture of any of my body parts out there floating around:wink: :laugh:

I had some, but they got returned. :cry:

Mac
09-11-2009, 03:26 PM
Matt sure looks thick in some of those pictures. He's pretty scary looking.

I'm sure Matt did a lot over the last week but for some reason all I remember out of that blog is a butt!! I feel like I know Mac a whole lot better. (that is something my brother would do) I'd hate to know there was a picture of any of my body parts out there floating around:wink: :laugh:



HA HA HA .

I dont plan to ever run for president so im safe lol.

Jonlion
09-12-2009, 09:39 AM
Great blog!

:laugh: