Monday, May 23, 2011
Matt Roloff Facebook Fan Page Updates: May 2011 and Beyond
Jack be nimble... Jack be quick... Jack jump over the candle stick. Not sure why... But just thought of that old rhyme and wanted to share it
Pumpkins planted.. Grass mowed, shrubs pruned, bills paid, bags packed, dirt piled.... I guess Camerino and crew can hold down the fort while we slip away a few days. Roloff family adventure ... Here we come!
Wow. Thanks everyone... Re: my photo ID posts last night. Facebook is indeed an extremely powerful tool. We got everything we need so I'm removing the post. Thanks again everyone for your help and concerns.
Hair cut city! Have no pity!
I love this photo from... back in the day.
Hi everyone. We keep getting sent this photo with strange letters. We feel bad because we have no idea who this is. (maybe??) If you can identify this woman... please contact our office immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org
Obsession love/hate scary stuff. She may need treatment
If we have this threat wrong we will be the first to apoligize. But we have to take stalker bullies seriously
Police now seem to encourage the use of social media to help identify folks. They are working on several cases far more advanced that this new one.
Were not getting the messages via Facebook. We're just using FB to try to identify her. It may be complete harmless. Just scary.
Molly home safe and sound from her college tour through WA, ID and MT. she's very excited about several schools.. Next week she visits schools in CA. I'm not suppose to post her sat, act scores.. But needless to say. They're amazing...More than that even... She can go to any school in the world. I'm soooo proud of my little girl.. Shes an incredible, perfectly balanced and beautiful young woman!
Chew with your mouth closed... while I snap a photo..... to facebook. lol
Here I am. Trying to figure out how notes work. Sometimes i wish to write a bit longer that the 520 characters and so i'm looking into how notes work. :)
Now i'm experimenting with adding to my note... and hopefully won't republish it..
what is I keep going?? Will it just keep following me until the end of time?
I don't want the note to hog up my entire wall space.. tupid note.
Alright.. I'm starting to see what it does... I'll keep goofing with this thing until i get it.
The smile on my wonderful wife's face.. Is as close to a 'thumbs up' .. As it ever gets. I guess I get to keep it.. :))
I'm trying to comment to all My wall posts ... and call out your names at least once each time I post. Keep commenting and one day I hope to respond to you too. Unfortunately my admin removes any/all links because we don't have enough manpower to vet them all.
The Coach really upped the ante round here. Today we designed the most unbelievable Roloff farm sign.. U all gonna have to wait ...to see it come to life.
Driving 4 hours north... to see the Coach in person for the first time... Wish me luck. ...And thank you all for all the supporting comments. Amy even wished me a safe trip. YAY! Baring some unforeseen problem.. i should be rolling my new baby home by dark. ...and yes.. I do plan to use it for tour rides around the farms....maybe even around town. :)
What does a man who admittedly has everything, try to convince his wife to buy him for Christmas.... in June? A 1860 circa authentic Old West, 10 passenger Stagecoach... silly. What else?
We gave Jacob his phone Back today after 6 months of not having it. We restricted it's use with smart limits. The entire family agreed that his attitude and school work have improved dramatically to the point we can give it another try. This is going to be interesting ,, I hope he can.. I know he can ...
Amy and I having lunch at The Grove mall in LA.
Amy and I bomb down to LA tomorrow to finalize our ever changing summer plans. We change plans often.... just keep things exciting. That's the way we like it :))
Jeremy's ok... After he got into his first (minor) auto accident this afternoon.. Nobody hurt... just shaken sense of invincibility...And a few twisted bumpers.. He said it would be his first and very Last accident -- ever! Ha. It put me in grumpy mood. On what was otherwise a fabulous day.
I used my cell phone so much today.. My battery was dead by 3:00pm... It prompted me to ask myself my favorite rhetorical question... "What in the world??".
Here we are getting some 'pick-up' shots for my infamous Pumpkin Movie. Almost finished.. Then we schedule a Premiere party in July for cast and crew... Then I figure out how to share it with you all.
My buddies taking care of me in Maui
I'm not sure if I ever shared this photo.? it was taken in Iraq on one of my trips. Sometimes we all forget to appreciate what these men and women do for us every day.
Me on a good day.
As Father's day winds down. Want to take a minute to extend a heart felt hug to all those who have lost fathers... and to those dads (and moms) that have lost a child. Our brother Josh passed away, some years back, so I understand the sorrow a family goes through when special days come and go.. Time does heal a broken heart.. especially when you continue to lead, everyday, a purpose driven life. God Bless You all.
....cept maybe if a Porsche 911 RUF.. or new Benz E63 AMG P31 was discovered my garage... lol lol Stop it.. I'm just kidding.
After brunch the kids all organized a work party... Said they would do any special chores I needed done around the house. Fathers Day doesn't get any better than this :))
Amy made a fantastic fathers day brunch! Thanks for the the well wishes from u all.. And happy dad's day to all the dads out there!
Never gonna happen.
The old boy is doing good. Talk about aging gracefully.. I taking notes from this Friend of mine.
Man-o-man... Sven and I had a brainstorm session this afternoon. Very dangerous thing to do. I promise.. you'll all get to see all these nutty ideas.. sooner or later. Amy's gonna kick me in the head. Project game on!
One of the brains behind LPBW. He's been looking after us since day one. In Kodak Center Hollywood a few weeks back
Allyson, It's possible. But unfortunately we can't really disclose. Just elude. Non-disclosures are serious business. We had a few months that we could post freely, but that's over now. The trade off will be worth your wait. :)
Lpbw. Slowly Working it's way into pop culture??? Unbelievable... how fun is that ?Makes me want to do some more.
Jacob has officially graduated from the 8th grade. He past (with flying colors) every test we could find to put him through. According to his test results he can skip the 9th grade and go straight to 10th... But that's not going to happen. Although he'll likely skip algebra 1 and go right to 2. summer is officially ON at Roloff farm. Pool heater has been turned on!! Plans are in progress.
The team... and our Tonka Toys.
Wow...more enthusiasm for this than expected. As you know we have roughly 43,000 fans. These are folks that have officially "liked" my page. We currently average about 72,000 page views (impressions) per post. Approx 50 new 'friends' join us each day.. Over 3,000,000 post views per month. and 38,000,000 total page views over the past year. What's interesting to me is ...that some time back we had heard a statistic that LPBW had been seen by 40MM+/- people.. Social media is a fascinating communication tool.. I never knew we'd have such a BIG family. Thank you all for such amazing loyalty. :))
Dallah (FB admin) sent me some statistics regarding my fanpage... Might be boring to some of you...so before for I share any of it..thought i'd take a vote. You get to decide by 'liking' this post. If we get more ...than say 400 likes Then I'll publish a Statistic (insights) summary page for you all to see tomorrow. If not- I'll assume statistics on my page are boring and uninteresting to you all.. Fair enough?
I was digging through some old photos for a book project I'm working on and saw this one that I don't think I ever posted?? Taken a year or so ago.. On Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island.. Quite possibly the coolest place on earth.... Besides Roloff farm ..of course.
Mueller been great so far as i can tell.. I see him around here all the time. Jer and Zach very blessed to have such a great friend so close all their life. We'll be taking Mul with us on vacation this Summer.
Met with my business partner today.. Sort of a mini board meeting. So much great progress on the dirt deal.. We've opened up an entire new arena of business opportunity. I can't wait to share the details with everyone.. Life is so adventurous! :)))
Just did something unusual... Went back and added comments to all posts since May 29th. Too many to say hi to all... but tried to call out names in my replies. It was fun to go back.. i'll try to do it again.. So many kinds warm comments from you all. Thanks for being my friend!!
Pondo made me a special Greek custard desert tonight to celebrate the progress amy and I made this week on hammering out detail with TLC for the shooting schedule this summer.. Non disclosures may tie our tongues a bit on specifics so stay patient. It's a long process.
It that season again.... A big congratulations to all the graduates.. Parents... Grandparents.. Aunts.. Uncles and friends of Graduates!!! I salute to you all!
Now this is what I call 'after school activities'... Doesn't get any better than helping your dad play in the mud!
n San Francisco on the way home.... Great trip... even if it was only 4 days.. My Maui motto... Go short.. Go often.. Brother Sam and i celebrated fathers day (a little early) with the best Dad ever! Now it's back to the dirt tomorrow. Hope jeremy and the guys kept up while I was playing hooky.
Mom, dad, Sam and I. Soakin up the incredible Maui sun.
Finally got photo upload working. When all else fails... Delete FB app on iPhone and reload. Presto. :)). This photo is of my bro Sam and I at dinner last night
Photo upload not working from my iPad or iPhone. Oh well! Sorry bout that.... I'll keep trying. Cause my brother Sam and I brought my mom and dad to Maui for a quick get away. Want to share some photos with you all but tupid iPhone says "can't save photos for uploading.. Try again later".
Finished todo list. !! Now only 3 hours sleep I'm off on a flight at 5am. Will send photos along the way if you like??
This is just great! I started today with 35 items on my todo list... Completed 8 items... Added 12 news ones... And now wrapping up my day with a new grand total of 39 things to do tomorrow. Oh well... Nothing a couple 5 hour energy shots can't fix in the morning.
Mad Man Sven... at it Again... This time we're turning Molly's old play house into a 'spooky doll house'. Our Pumpkin visitors are in for a treat and r gonna love all the NEW additions to Roloff Farm this year.
Rainbow.. Oregon style
Too pooped to post tonite
I'm off to bed.. Gonna work on my to-do list for the rest of the week.... It's gonna be a doozy.
You all submitted a ton of great quotes... but this one keeps jumping in my mind and making me laugh.. Submitted by Lori Hoyle Diaz: “Sometimes you’re the windshield. Sometimes you’re the bug" ... see all the great quotes on www.roloffworld.blogspot.com Thanks Lori!
What role should I play in my next act? Good boy.. Bad boy ... Or something in between?? :))).
Happy, Cheerful, Optimistic, Positive, Resilient, and Hopeful.... even in the worst of times. ....At the earliest of age..
I think this photo is the very first year we had our Pumpkin Patch?? Notice the field planted in the background. Now we use that area for parking.. Wait until you see what we have in store for this year! Don't worry if you can't make it personally... You'll all get to see it one way or another
Jer must of taken this photo last Fall?? All the trees (except the big Oak tree in the back.. towards the house) were planted by me. I used to dig the holes myself on my knees with a pick-ax. Jeremy and Zachary were still in diapers back then.
This train passes over this bridge right near our farm everyday at the same time. I can see the tracks out my office window. It never occurres to me to snap a photo of it overhead. Sometimes we need to photograph the normal everyday things in life.. It helps us appreciate what's already around us. I wonder if these logs helped build any of your homes?? Interesting thought.
These young men are Amazing! Everyday I count my blessings.
San Francisco... My birth place... I love this City
Time to take my mom and dad (papa and huny) on a vacation get-away.. Gonna squeeze in a trip this June... my brother Sam is going to come as well. Should be a great time together with my folks. Gonna work like a dog right up until the very last second.
Rain rain go away.... Come back another day... Like in November
Don't you love it when things get tied up into a nice neat bow??
Miguels daughter, Estrella, passed peacefully last night. Thank you for all the prayers. I'll pass your sentiments onto Miguel. One of the sweetest, hardest working fathers I've ever known.
Final post for tonight: A dear friend of mine, Miguel, has a 15 yr old daughter being taken off life support tonight. As I reflect and pray for this young girl and Miguel's family.. I want to extend my prayers to all families suffering tragedy and loss. May Gods grace be with you! Life is fragile.. Mend fences and hug your friends and loved ones.
Amy and I had a nice night hanging out together at the deli. Molly was filming a movie for a class project with her friends and needed me out of my office.. And out of the way. .... all this happened in May!
My itunes is now overflowing.. You all have great taste!! Just FYI-- One of my all time favorite oldies is... "She's gone".. Hall & Oates".. is says.. "It's up to me what is right for me".. I love that line. Thanks again for all the great ideas.
Called jeremy into the office today to tell him I'd just landed 2 new contracts for finishing our new pumpkin mountain. "Dad, please don't make me work in the rain anymore". Get back to work dude!
Need some new music on my iPhone for an upcoming long flight.. What's everyone's favorite song?
I think we have figured out our summer plans. Wow! What a wild couple of months. We'll be sharing at least some of it with you all.. Other parts just for the family to enjoy together. A perfect balance!! Stay tuned
I'm sorry we won't be filming the RV trip. That one is just for us. Other more exciting trips planned to share :)
Picked Jacob up at school today, he's blowing us away with his success (more on that later). Then we went motorhome rental shopping. Considering doing another road trip this summer... Then we went out to dinner together, Where I read all the short stories he's been writing in class. This kids got talent.. And brains. Must take after Amy.
QUOTES: Finally published favorite quotes from you all. Too many great ones to list... I tried to narrow it down to 10... ...then 20.. but just couldn't do it. It's as narrow as it's going to get. So many I loved but just couldn't keep them all. Sorry if I got names wrong.. I apologize in advance for any errors and omissions. how fun! I asked Dallah to post them on http://roloffworld.blogspot.com/. Enjoy!
plan for tomorrow. mike uses 240 on pad 4A. Camerino in 295 on pad 3, Jer on pad 4B with 215. Jeff on the D6 from pad to pad clearing material back. Brian maintain the road. Ron logging.. Allen said expect a big blast. Ill be onsite early am meeting with the engineers. Rock trucks will cap road with 6" of clean 2" minus throughout the day. Will require some dozer support from cam, or Jer while mike hogs dual pad 4a
Posted a video today on my YouTube channel. Themattroloff. It's a quick snapshot of how I spent at least part of my day. Let me know if you cant find it.
Left Vegas at 9:00 this am (spent slightly more than 13 hours there) landed in Portland at noon.. Quick change into my work jeans and was on the job site moving dirt by 1:00. That makes for a long ... Last 24 hours.
Dave, the super hero from The Cape . What a great guy.. And... After almost 50 years I'm finally getting the hang of how to party and have a great time ... And still get up in the morning feeling fabulous.. and catch an early flight. Love Vegas .... But get me out if here before I try that again. Thank marty for a unforgettable experience!!
Wow! Marty knows how to have a party. 50+ guys flew in from all over the country. Many from his grade school days... A true testament to marty's dynamic personality. How fun was that? Now need sleep before early flight home. Ew
Up... Up... And Away! I'm off to Vegas to keep marty out of trouble. Not. Next time I go Vegas I'm bringing jeremy and zach to teach me how to party. Errr... maybe not.
Work hard ... Play harder. When I was screaming in pain as a young boy and crying when I couldnt play baseball with the other kids because I was in a body cast... I never in my wildest dreams believed my life would be so blessed. Despite the hardship.. I never lost faith or hope. I always stayed positive. That spirit is paying off on spades. I know it will for you too!
Btw. .. I'm still compiling my quote list from you all.. One of my own favorites.. "The fight's out There!". Brian Dennehy, The sherriff in Rambo First Blood. I love that movie.
Need to schedule a new family meeting... To sort out the last family meeting..
Just had a family meeting to try and plan out our Summer.... Talk about complicated!
When I get into sumptin'. I get in all da way... ....And then I get into sumptin else. That's just the way I am!
Did I mention I'll be turning into an ole' goat soon?
Molly's was doing some Spring cleaning of our on-line store and asked me to post a 'plug' to make some room for the new designs they want to order this Summer. If you want any of the old legacy Roloff Farm Collectables before they're gone... ..Click here.
To all of you that think I'm a mischievous character... I don't hold a candle to these new friends of mine... I call these goats.. Fred and Ethel.
want to talk a minute on this relaxing, raining Sunday afternoon... to THANK-YOU all... for being my friends and readin' my FB posts. A big Welcome to all the new people that have recently joined us.. and Continued Warmest Regards to all those that have been part of this FB family for awhile. All the Best, to you all!
I just re-read all the 580+ quotes from my post on Thursday night. So many great ones. I've copied 28 of them to my note pad. I'm trying to narrow it down to my top ten but it's impossible to choose. I'll post my choices soon as I figure this out.
So many great quotes. I'm speechless ! Now what do I do? Too many to choose from. Arg
I need a new favorite quote.. Any suggestions?
How happy can one little man be?? Too many blessing to even count... My boys celebrated their 21st birthday out having dinner with their mom...how Cool is that!!!
.. Back on the job. ... And king of the dirt.
I some of u won't get the humor. But for those that do... Here is my really BIG photo! It the Sky in Montana ! :))
Tomorrows photo will be the biggest of the big.. Any guesses?
This photo was taken earlier this evening showing Jeremy on top of the water truck we use to wash the road into our dirt project. He recycles rain water from holes we dig and pumps it into the truck and then uses it to rinse clean the road ways.
I'm so excited about attending the Special Olympics in Montana tomorrow! :))))) Just thinking about this trip has me pumped!! Jeremy and Zach gonna celebrate their 21st Bday.. with Amy tomorrow.. Sad I'll miss that but for a great cause. These boys are both Amazing young men! Anyone who knows them will agree.
The entire gang celebrating Amy on mothers day
H A P P Y M O T H E R S D A Y. To all the moms in the whole wide world.
I just downloaded some movies to watch tonight.... I'm going to try to stay awake till midnight so I can be the first one to wish all the Mom's out there Happy Mothers Day.. (I know.... I'm talking West Coast Time.. but still..) The idea that counts! Right? I wonder if i'll make it?? I feeling sleepy already.. errr
My Brother Sam and I had a Lunch today with my mom. Happy Mothers Day mom!!
One of the many blessings... Amy and I receive .. is the honor to volunteer our time at events like this.. Here I come MONTANA! Hope to see everyone out supporting this incredible organization and these amazing Athletes! I'm sooo excited about this one. :)
This was taken 20 min ago.. Jeremy working the dirt project like a mad man. Even Jacob been working weekends logging trucks whole papa been out of town. This project has been a big time family affair. For those that still don't know what were doing... look for an update on www.roloffworld.blogspot.com soon
Everybody wondering why I wish it was monday.. Look at the 97124 weather forecast
It's much harder to move dirt in the rain.. Not to mention getting all the chores done around the farm.. Oh well it rained hard this afternoon but is supposed to get nice again on Monday. At least it was wonderful sunny all this past week
Now It's Friday...and I wish it was Monday... What the heck???
For those that think I work and never relax... This was taken a few weeks ago in Maui. I definitely know how to get my play time... And family time.. And reading time .. And news time.. And spiritual time .. And of course .. My facebook time. :)))
Back to back to back to back meetings all day long... Dirt..surveyors .. Pumpkins..speaking.. Editors.. Carpenters ..marketers ...and on it went
Yesterday my core pumpkin team held our first brainstorming meeting of the season.. Lots of ideas were thrown on the table.. Within hours of making a master list of new ideas I was building the Goat Walk. Anybody have ideas to at add to our long list? Somebody suggested a stairway to heaven.
Ok..ok.. I can't hold my excitement any longer... IT'S A ' GOAT WALK'. :)))
Go to google images and look them up.. Sooo cool.
Building a new surprise on the farm.
Wow.. just noticed hit 42k friends... Maybe a fun goal would be 50k by my 50th Bday Oct 7th. There's going to be a fun party at the Pumpkin Patch on Sat Oct 8th. and you're all invited to celebrate with me. You better pass if you don't want to be seen on TV parting with Matt Roloff. Make your plans. :))
We originally expected this dirt project to last 4-6 weeks but our site has become extremely popular so the beat goes on .. Indefinitely :)). This is a good thing.. I guess
Is it the weekend yet? ... Nuff said.
Kudos to all the brave men and women serving our great country! They got the bad guy.
Zach and I were out having lunch yesterday.. And he told me a cute story: in one of his soccer classes for 4-5 year old's. One of the little girls suddenly asked out of the blue (after 6 weeks of class) "coach Zach, are you a real man".. Zach answered... "yea.. I'm coach Zach".
The above content is from the Fan Facebook page of Matt Roloff located here:
It was suggested that we open this up because some fans aren't active on Facebook, but still want to express themselves on some of Matt's updates and information, and some people just don't feel comfortable saying what they really want to say or what they think about a particular Matt Roloff posting because his Facebook page is strictly a fan page and some people don't feel comfortable expanding on their thoughts beyond "That's wonderful Matt, you're the greatest Matt" which is the response to most everything Matt posts on Facebook. You can find the log of Matt's previous comments before May 2011 and subsequent discussion about them located here:
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