The early morning breeze blows through the window and gently raises the curtain as another clear Montana summer day begin. The eastern horizon lightens and the tranquil, seventy degree, perfectly still morning escorts the high staccato of song birds as they begin their morning search for the early worm. Then, without warning comes a horrible burst of squawks and screeches; the morning call of a bird called "The Montana Frikin Magpie".
“CAHHH, CAHHH,” it screams at it’s neighbor.
“CAHHH, CAHHH,” the neighbor screams back.
"CAHHH, CAHHH," interrupts a brutish youngster on the adjacent branch.
“CAHHH, CAHHH,” shriek all the other magpies in the tree.
"CAHHH, CAHHH, CAHHH, CAHHH,CAHHH, CAHHH!"
Back and forth, forth and back they yell their blood curdling insults at each other. The white and black flying abomination, with it’s beady eyes, bad temper, thieving attitude and inconsiderate nature, begins each morning with a verbally abusive meditation. The horrible birds are about the size of a crow, gather in gangs, leave their graffiti on our windshields, rob anything they can carry from our garbage can, and torture our dog by pretending they can't fly. It’s illegal to kill Magpies so they are here to stay, and we are here to stay too, cause Magpies are pretty much the only bad thing about Montana.
When we moved to Bozeman last summer, there were misgivings about moving Now IT Matters to a state with more cows than people. One client asked if there was internet and another asked if there was pavement. There are both, we are glad to report, and indoor plumbing! We’ve ended up liking it so much (Montana, not the plumbing) that we are moving the Business too. Our new business address is 323 Lindley Pl, Bozeman Mt, 59715 (here here is a vcard file.vcf
). Since this will really only affect where to send checks, Jenny will followup with your billing staff. The Market Street address in San Francisco will work through August, so if you forget don't worry about it this month. However, if you forget next month we'll ship a Magpie to your office.
Besides the address change, we wanted to let you know that this month we have brought on two new staff and are shuffling some roles around. Most of these changes are internal, but one is client facing and we wanted to let you know that Jenny will be handing off billing and invoicing. Jenny's incredible attention to detail and her ability to navigate the finances of NiM have been incredible gifts to our team and to our clients. Fortunately, she is not leaving NiM, but will work fewer hours and is handing off billing to a new staff member named Hannah Searsy.
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