A Whole Nother Thing

Seldom at a loss for words.


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*A WHOLE NOTHER THING:
A selection of words from my vast vocabulary, including the ubiquitous "the," the always versatile "and," and the more obscure "incontrovertible," arranged in frequently meaningful, sometimes profound, yet often pedestrian sentences and statements, designed with one goal in mind-- that being, to communicate; keeping in mind the oft-used bromide, "Never use two words when one will do the same job as two or more words would have done, unless you just want to take up space and sound important," which is, I must concede, too often a secret objective of mine indeed. And yet, now, the secret is out.




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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I'm going to be a Loser

Going to lose some weight. I've started a weight-loss blog, but it's going to be private, until I can show some positive results. Will make it public L8r.


link | posted by Matt Norquist at 9/25/2007 01:54:00 PM | 0 reflections. CLICK HERE.


Thursday, September 20, 2007

I want peace...

Driving down the freeway this afternoon, I was following a car that was plastered with liberal bumper stickers: "Impeach Bush." (I would ask: on what basis? You can't even get enough votes in Congress to withdraw troops from Iraq; on what basis would you impeach him?) "The most violent element in society is ignorance"; "Bring them home NOW!"... blah blah blah.

I've come up with a bumper sticker that I'm planing on marketing. If you like it, let me know. I'll find a way to print them off and I'll send them out. Here it is:

I WANT PEACE. AND I'M WILLING TO FIGHT FOR IT!


link | posted by Matt Norquist at 9/20/2007 09:50:00 PM | 0 reflections. CLICK HERE.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I'm just doing my job...

So I'm making a delivery today-- for this one I have to stop on 49th Avenue close to PCC Sylvania and partially block the lane; I suppose my truck is there for maybe 35 seconds-- and while I'm making the delivery some Militant Bicyclist-ette, rides by and yells, "It says NO PARKING... blah blah..." (the rest is unintelligible because she's continuing on her less-than-merry way).

I have two things to say in response to this obvious statement by this unhappy rider:

1) I had my four-way flashers on, honey. If they're on, you have to GO AROUND. It's not that difficult to do. The drivers all do it without yelling at me. I think you can find it in your heart to do it too. I'm sorry I had to block your precious bike lane, but I was just doing my job.

B) Can't we all just get along?

This Militant Bicyclist-ette was obviously not a happy person; probably just looking for any mean motorist who might get in her way so she could yell at them. Breathe deep, honey. It'll be okay. Really.


link | posted by Matt Norquist at 9/19/2007 07:52:00 PM | 0 reflections. CLICK HERE.


Sunday, September 09, 2007

My Big Push: NewOrgonFlag.org

I've launched a new web site to promote a cause I think is going to be very cool. Oregon needs a new flag.The current state flag is dark and drab, and has basically the same design as over 20 other state flags.

So I've taken it upon myself to design a new one (left). Click here to go to the site, which explains the symbolism of the new design. We have about a year-and-a-half until Oregon's sesquicentennial, and right now I'm just getting the site up and sending out a few bumper stickers. In February, I'm planning on launching the campaign in earnest, getting the idea "out there" into the public arena.

Yeah, I'm a vexillographer.


link | posted by Matt Norquist at 9/09/2007 09:19:00 AM | 0 reflections. CLICK HERE.


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