Can I vent for just a second? I’ve got quite a number of pet peeves; I recognize this. People who don’t use their blinkers when driving; mispronunciation of certain words (“pasgetti,” for example, instead of spaghetti, or “Pacific” instead of specific) and the rapid-fire channel-changing during commercial breaks that some people (my husband) do while watching television (“Sweetie, use the ‘guide’ button. That’s what it’s there for.”) just to name a few.
Those thoughts recently ran through my head as I flew to Chicago in March for the Spring Meeting of the Protective Glazing Council (PGC), which, as usual, was a most informative and entertaining meeting. I hope everyone in the industry who handles architectural film will have the opportunity to attend an event such as this. In case you don’t, I’ve got a recap of the most recent one here on pages 18-21 and strive to bring you comprehensive reviews of the biannual event every chance I get.
The coat thing is not my number-one pet peeve. It just happens to be the most apropos for me to write about in my column. (Hey, I may be random, but at least I bring it all back to the topic at hand, right?)
In this issue I’d also like to introduce you to George Reyna and Kyle Moody who took second place in the 2006 International Tint-Off™ automotive and architectural competitions, respectively. They are the subjects of our “15 Minutes With” interviews on pages 8 and 9.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s spring. Birds are blooming, trees are singing, and no, I don’t actually call my husband “Sweetie.” WF
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