Been a bit too busy to write up a post over the week, and I've not really felt much like commenting on any of the major issues of the week, local or otherwise.
Brad (the other designer at The Company) and I have been beaucoup busy trying to knock out a big project for Big Green (a major agricultural equipment company based here that shall remain nameless, but is not Caterpillar or Case New Holland). We worked both days this weekend trying to get orders through to the shop. I understand that all of this stuff has to be on its way by the first week of December, which isn't a whole hell of a lot of time given that we have the four-day Thanksgiving weekend this week. I suspect I'll be working at least one day during the vacation. Beats fighting the crowds at the shops, though.
Speaking of which, here it is, the 21st of November, and one of the local radio stations has already started the Christmas music. Just a bit early for my liking. The first song of the season I heard was Elvis's Blue Christmas. OK. Not bad. The next tune was Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer. I got past all of last year and only heard that tired old ditty once. That didn't bother me one bit. One hopes that Saturday morning's ration of 'Grandma...' will be all I hear for this season. There are better songs out there.
Like Snoopy's Christmas.
Now I understand that there's a dispute between the Australians and the British over who shot down The Red Baron. Truth is, it wasn't either bunch. It was, of course, the fabulous flying beagle shown here. And I oughta know.
Let's kick the season off with a bit of the Royal Guardsmen (who are going to be touring Europe next year-not bad for a novelty garage band from the 1960s!), shall we?