Sunday, June 18, 2006

More bears, the small Huge Wedding, and the Non-free-thinking

So... as promised, various things to update y'all about...

But first, right after I made the post about the cat scaring the bear in West Milford, CNN posted a video interview which they appropriated from NJ News Channel 12 (who incorrectly stated they were broadcasting from "Milford" -- shame on you NJ News Channel 12...). Then, as if that wasn't enough, I came across this story thru fark.com, that shows that bears are using hammocks up in Highland Lakes, which is a town or two North-Northwest of West Milford, where my good pal, Mr. Township Manager & his lovely family live. (If I were you, I'd get a cat, Rich...)

Now then, it seems that the wording in my aforementioned earlier post got a number of readers (two, anyway) confused. When I said I'd have word on "the Huge wedding," I did not mean that the wedding I had attended was huge. (Far from it, there were probably 70-80 people there.) No, I meant (and clearly did not articulate well) that this was the wedding of the Insidious Mr. Huge and Bride of Huge, semi-frequent commenters to this very blog...

So, the wedding was outdoors, the weather was beautiful (imagine if it had been THIS weekend, ick...), and it was nice to see many an old friend. Even my former invisible, "not dead yet" best man put in an appearance, much to the (pleasant) shock of most of us West Milford ex-pats... I was a tiny bit disappointed that the forecasted emotional scenes/fisticuffs/pie fights did not materialize (if only because of my strong tendency for schadenfreude), simply because we'd been hearing about the likelihood of this happening for a year or so. So in that regard, anticlimatic, but I'm sure in the end, that was for the best. And the cigars seemed to be a surprise hit. So, that's the (small) Huge wedding, in a nutshell.

A lot of people (both at the wedding, and just in passing), have been inquiring about how the new job is going. That's a tricky one to answer. My reaction is usually...
Spidey Sense Tingling!
Which may have you asking why. (Or may not. You might not care a wit. I really have no idea. This a computer screen I'm typing at here...) It could be a lot of things. Could be that I'd been out of work for so long. Could be that I'm lazy. Could be that I got spoiled at CPI by the way things were (or sometimes were not) done there. Or it just might be that there are some management/morale/respect issues that are starting to become clear. We'll see...

I'll have been here a full month by the end of this week (four week already, so do your own math), and I plan to sit down with at least one of the powers that be and see what they think of my progress and maybe give them some feedback. So I'm sure I'll update you on that next time.

Okay, I think that's about it from these parts for now. Next time: Comics!

2 comments:

Jado said...

Please convey our warmest congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Huge.

And Comics! Hooray!!

Boppie said...

I am assuming that I was one of the 2 commenters who didn't see the "H" in the description of the huge wedding.
I should have picked up on that, I guess, but then I don't know as many people with aliases as you apparently do.
Which makes me think - that unfortunate habit I have - of what my own alias should be...I am leaning towards Sarcastic Somaticizer.