Something Pithy Here

"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


Lessons from the South

From an interview regarding a technology that I must unfortunately be interested in (with identifying names camouflaged):

Q: Isn't part of [your] strategy to prevent [Company B] from coming into [your] shops and saying 'Why don't you run [Company B's product]?'
A: This is not a defensive strategy. This whole strategy is basically in favor of the customer. I don't care if they buy [Company B's product], and run it right next to [my product], then God bless them. If they find a reason to do it, then they probably know better than I do.


Q: And [Company B's] recent acquisition [of Company C, who helped you develop your product] from a couple of weeks ago?
A: God bless them.

It looks like Mr. Interviewee has learned a bit from the archetypal Southern Lady. You know, the kind who says, "bless her heart" just before describing some kind of damning character flaw or unfortunate physical characteristic.

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