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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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Rear Window



One of my favorite movies is Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window."

And it has to be watched in the heat of the summer. Because the whole movie is set in a sweltering New York summer.

Before I had air conditioning, I used to love watching this movie on a Saturday night, sweat dripping from my forehead, as it did with Jimmy Stewart in the movie. There was something about watching this movie in the hot evening hours...

But when I got air conditioning, well, it just wasn't the same. Modern technology has taken something from the experience. Rear Window isn't quite the same if you're not sweating while you watch it.

This summer, though, I was greeted with a dead AC unit when I got home from work yesterday. The repairman won't come till Monday.

SO, I availed myself of the opportunity, and as I type these words, Jimmy and Grace are gracing my television, in that NY apartment, as they stalk Raymond Burr-- the murderous murderer who lives across the apartment complex.

Thank god for special AC outages. Very good memories, actually...

Very good.




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Friday, August 19, 2011

UPS Circle of Honor

Today was spectacular.

This morning I was inducted into the UPS Circle of Honor, for having achieved 25 years of safe driving.

As circumstances worked out, my oldest son Keaton happened to be in Portland this weekend, and was able to attend the celebration, along with my second son, Brant, who lives here.

The best part of today was that they were able to be here. I'm the proudest dad in the world.



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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Camping out at Sbux. While I like it here, it's just not SBC @ Borders. The pace is more hectic, loud. Better for people-watching, but not as good for concentration.

I hope something goes into the closed Borders location, here at the Station, and I hope they open up a coffee shop where SBC used to be.

I have virtually nothing to do this weekend, which is nice for a change. Last weekend was too busy. Need to regroup.

This week, down at work, they're planning a recognition celebration for my entrance into UPS' Circle of Honor. It should be fun, but from what I'm hearing, it sounds like they're going to beatify me. Hope they don't go overboard. Need to start working on my acceptance speech, I guess.



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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Home sick today. Damn these sinus issues!

This year, for the first time ever, I've dealt with weird nasal problems. Never had allergies like this. Gone through roll after roll of TP, and so many tissues!

I hate tissue issues!

Today, sinus headache. Yet another first for me. Usually don't have to deal with the headaches. Today it was so bad it actually hurt to open my eyes! 

Feeling a tad better tonight. Must get back to work tomorrow...



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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Updating

...re-doing my personal/professional site:  mattnorquist.com . I love doing this kind of stuff.



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Monday, August 08, 2011

Just a note

...for historical purposes. Today the NYSE Dow/S&P etc., PLUNGED.

DJIA:   – 634.76

But it'll come back up, right?





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