“People always get my surname wrong. It’s either Morris or Lawrence. So now I just tell them Chuck Norris is my nephew.”

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- Mrs. Norris explained very matter-of-factly as I held back my giggles.

We had gone to visit her on her 82nd birthday and I was touched by how welcoming she was. I’m not sure that I would have been as open to two perfectly random strangers. It turned out, however, that I was the only stranger in the room – Adrienne and Olive (Mrs. Norris) had lived in the same complex some twenty years ago. I became a witness as their memories slowly floated to the surface… along with a sparkle in Olive’s eye.

It was a wonderful and surprising birthday reunion.

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“I’m gona tackle you…and I’m gona get you…”

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- I could hear the excited giggle of his child as he snuggled him up in a towel.

Presumably.

I couldn’t actually see them because they’re my nextdoor neighbours and I was just lying in bed. My headboard is conveniently placed right next to where their bathroom must be. So I hear some slightly less exciting things on other days.

“Hello everyone!”

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*Disclaimer: This is not a stompie. I am actually saying hello to everyone as an instruction to read this notification-natured post.

You may have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet of late. That’s because work is now a reality and none of us are super heroes (unfortunately).

Nonetheless, I have no intentions of disappearing (although that would be a great super-power). My stompie-picking habits are ripe as ever and I feel it would be a disservice to discontinue something that I (and apparently a lot of you) have enjoyed so much.

I just want to inform you that posts from now on will be a lot shorter and stompie-focused. This is not because I don’t have anything more to say – I generally always do. It is partially because I no longer need to show Ogilvy & Mather who I am (I hope) and partially because most people won’t have even read this far in the blog post. We’re all busy people and so I don’t blame them/you, I would just like to make my contribution to the Interweb more easily digestible and interesting to the world at large.

Perhaps, every now and again, I’ll surprise you with more of the story.

Oh, and also…a picture that sums up my above thinking/current goal in life and will appeal to those who haven’t read this, but like pictures:

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ENJOY!