Monthly Archives: July 2012

Reason Number One Why I Could Never Fit In To Corporate America- Corporate Speak

You ever run into someone in the corporate or country club world and they give you the-

How are yeeeew?  Or Thank Yeeew.  If you get the corporate yeeew thrown in there you can rest assured that the person delivering the  yeeew has zero and I mean zero care about your reply.  It is because they are required to speak to you for tehir job and they are trained mentally to talk in some weird way.

The same person you run into on a personal level greets you with “hey how are ‘ya.”  And you know what?   They probably give at least a little bit of a real care about how things are going for you.

But if you run into that sideways handshake and the “How are yeeeew?” you may as well get a swift kick in the nuts because that’s about as disingenuous as it gets.  I’d rather the person come out with “Listen you jabroni, you’re keeping me from checking out the latest post on Good Morning Gloucester so can we just forgo the pleasantries and let me take care of whatever menial bullshit you’ve got for me so we can both get on with our lives?” 

Much better.

Just sayin.

Blue Sky Zip Line Pics 2012 From Marcy Plante

Happy July Joey!!

As you know the Manchester Athletic club hosts many different kinds of summer camps and summer FUN for all ages. I want to share with you our ZIP LINE!!! The kids have a blast and love zipping through the air. If you are in the area, come on over and take a zip! Thanks for all you do in our community.

For More Info About Joining The Manchester Athletic Club Call (978) 526-8900

Something Big that Chronicle Missed

Gloucester has been featured on Chronicle once again and this time they focus on tourism, art, fishing & Fiesta — mostly the greasy pole.  And while the show sheds a fairly good light on Gloucester, it misses one of the our City’s main attractions  — Gloucester’s burgeoning music scene (see tonight’s live music lineup here).

That’s why we’re so lucky to have lured T Max here — publisher of The Noise (New England’s longest running music magazine).  The new issue features stories about music on Cape Ann as well as music on that shark-infested cape named after a fish.  (On the web, the stories are after the features on Brad Byrd from Cape Ann and The Parkington Sisters from Cape Cod).

I was going to thank T Max for the honor of being chosen to write the story about Cape Ann (read it here), but instead I’ll  complain that what I had feared has come to pass: good musicians whom I neglected to mention are asking me why I left them out.  There’s no good answer to that question.  My only excuse is that with limited space and time to write I simply couldn’t include everyone who’s good.  Lame, isn’t it.  Sorry.

Perhaps the next Chronicle story on Gloucester will include at least one segment on Gloucester’s music.  I keep that hope alive given that they referred to Fiesta as Gloucester’s own Mardi Gras, which is, of course, a musical metaphor.

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