About Me!

October 28th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments
Matt Jones
Matt Jones
Me and Firefly.

“Important” Stats and Info:
Name: Matthew (Matt) James Jones

eMail: matt [at] mattjonesblog [dot] com

Google Talk: Matt510

Nickname: Mattithyahu - well not really, but I use it online a lot. Matt comes from Hebrew.???????????? or ?????? (Mattithyahu) literally meaning “gift of Yah” Yah being the contracted version of ???? YHVH (Yahweh, Yehovah, Yahveh) translated as the proper name of the God of Israel or LORD.

Mattjones, Jonesy, and Cracker are quite commonly heard directed at me.

Birthday: May 10th, 1979 - if you do your math, that means I am 30.

Location: Wallingford community of Seattle.

Elementary School: Harbor Heights Elementary, Gig Harbor, WA
Middle School: Goodman Middle School, Gig Harbor, WA
High School: Gig Harbor High School, Gig Harbor, WA. Class of 1998
University: University of Washington, Seattle, WA in the Spring of 2003. Bachelor of Science in both Physics and Astronomy.
Graduate School #1 (for my faith): Regent College (an “International Graduate School of Christian Studies”), Vancouver, BC. I have been working on a Masters in Christian Studies with a theology concentration.
Graduate School #2 (for my career): I attended Seattle Pacific University where I worked on my certification and a Masters in Teaching in secondary level science.

My year long internship allowed me to work at both Tillicum and Tyee middle schools for the 2007-08 school year. One of my mentor teachers left to teach high school biology leaving a position open for me. I gladly accepted the position and starting in the 2008-09 school year, I am teaching 7th and 8th grade science at Tillicum Middle School in the Bellevue School District.

Where I can be found on the web:
Matt Jones’ Random Acts of Verbiage - My Blog
Matt Jones Photography - My Photo Blog
Matt’s Wikimapia Blog
Matt Jones @ Vox - Another blog, usually random stuff
YouTube - My uploaded video clips
My Flickr Photostream

Bio: If you want to read a brief bio, you can check it out.

Just IM me or email me if you would like to know anything!

Matt JonesWelcome to my blog! My name is Matt Jones and I am from Seattle Washington. I grew up about 40 miles south in the little town of Gig Harbor. I grew up in the Presbyterian church and consider myself a pretty devout Christian (I suppose you would have to talk to those around me to see if I actaully walk the walk!). In my undergraduate “career” at the University of Washington I was heavily involved with University Christian Fellowship (a Chi Alpha / Assemblies of God Ministry) and took a variety of leadership roles there. Personal growth because of that group led me to decide to head up to Vancouver Canada and attend Regent College for a masters degree in Christian Studies with a focus in Theology. This might sound like a cop-out, but I am at Regent for “personal growth” and not a professional ministry. But of course the reality and truth of the situation is that every job is a ministry. That being said, my “professional” career will center around my two other passions, science and education. My Bachelor’s degree was in both physics and astronomy and I will continue that love for science in the field of education, namely secondary education. There is nothing more rewarding than working with middle schoolers. :)

Matt JonesI enjoy computers (I am a nerd at heart), books, movies, the outdoors, baseball (especially the always [insert witty descriptive here] Seattle Mariners), biking, poker, cards, and just hanging out with friends and family in general. I am quite layed back.

I will sometimes write about politics (as if writing about religion isn’t enough to get people riled up) and I am generally right leaning / conservative. I don’t like talking about it too much because people can take thins very personally and get upset at those who have different views. I will respect your views, I hope you will do the same - having differing beliefs does not suggest that someone is a bad person. I also tend to stand up for my convictions. I don’t like to be wrong, but I am open to change.

Matt Jones

  1. February 27th, 2006 at 10:58 | #1

    Thank you for your link to SpaceImages.
    (regarding Abell 1689)

    Best Wishes,

    Ron Weber, Space Images
    2934 Abercorn Dr, San Antonio TX 78247
    Fax: 603-452-6246
    WebStore: http://www.SpaceImages.com/

    EDITOR’S NOTE: I changed the link to the permalink of the specific post.
    Thanks for stopping by Ron, good stuff over there at Space Images!

  2. September 29th, 2006 at 12:34 | #2

    I see you use the Ashkenazi pronunciation of your Hebrew name :) I prefer the Sephardic Matisyahu myself. Perhaps I’m anti-lisp, but I hope that’s not the reason! *sheepish*

  3. September 29th, 2006 at 13:07 | #3

    Indeed. For one, that is the way I have seen it transliterated in the dictonaries I have and secondly, it was how I was taught it… hehe, I think my pronounciation is more pure. ;)

  4. matt jones
    May 31st, 2007 at 19:54 | #4

    We have the same name !!!!!

  5. Phillip Shaw
    August 6th, 2008 at 15:45 | #5

    Dear Matt, thanks so much for the clarification on the word “Verbiage.” I will from this day forth use it correctly and as intended. Keep your generation “Y” healthy and blissful. I appreciated your wit from your site. Take care, Phillip D. Shaw of Windsor, Mo.

  6. Claire
    September 12th, 2008 at 04:34 | #6

    Hey, loving the Relient K lyric re. the beauty of grace.
    i’ll have to come back to read more of your blogs - lunchtimes are only so long!

  7. Roseve
    October 28th, 2009 at 15:30 | #7

    HEY MR. JONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    this is ALLEY and ROSEVE love the bubble picture…its… great… cant wait to see you tomorrow!!!!!

    p.s. please wear pink and bring your cat, Leslie (im sure rachel wants you to too!!!) LOL mwahaha

    P.S.S. WE KNOW WERE YOUR FAVORITE STUDENTS!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

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