“Why, It’s A Major Award!”December 11, 2007
I really should check my e-mail more often. In looking for something today, I found that BACK. IN. MARCH. a piece I’d written that was delightfully paired with one of the best designers in town won a local award. YAY!
You’d think I would have been better about this after taking TWO MONTHS to open the e-mail that said we’d won a national marketing award for another piece. DOUBLE YAY!
I’m not sure what this does for me, but it sure was a nice way to start Tuesday.
And, for your reading pleasure, one of my favorite clips from A Christmas Story:
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] Some men are Baptists, others Catholics; my father was an Oldsmobile man.
Mr. Parker: That son of a bitch would freeze up in the middle of summer on the equator!
Mother: Little pitchers!
Mr. Parker: Thanks… hold it!
[the furnace conks out]
Mr. Parker: It’s a clinker! That blasted stupid furnace dadgummit!
[he walks down a few stairs and falls the rest of the way down]
Mr. Parker: Damn skates!
Mr. Parker: Oh for cripes sake open up the damper will ya? Who the hell turned it all the way down? AGAIN! Oh blasted!
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] In the heat of battle my father wove a tapestry of obscenities that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan.