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It All Makes Sense

The offices were closed for Thanksgiving and Friday; so sometimes after a holiday, it takes some motivation to get the engine going. Of course, I admit that I felt a little like this after my Thanksgiving meal.




I even said, “Let’s sit here a little bit. It’s going to take some effort for me to get to the car”. Clearly, we had some tremendous fixins’. As the comedian said, “the meal is not over when I’m full; the meal is over when I hate myself”.

So here comes a “mind twister” based on “mind research:

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That research got me! But it did drive spell check crazy.  Even Mr. Frosty has to wonder… and he’s always in a good mood as long as he is cold.

On to the fun. Here’s a Monday special pic o’ that makes me smile:


And here’s our pic o’ day. It’s good to be back sitting at my desk!




The Controversy of Admin Day

Yesterday our staff were taken to lunch and then had the rest of the day off. In my mind, it was just a small way to say how much we appreciate what they do.

Somehow Administrative Professionals Day has become controversial. Originally known as Secretary’s Day that began in 1952; it was changed to recognize all office support staff. That seemed to satisfy the naysayers.

Now, there is a bit of a call to completely eliminate the day. Those in that elimination camp believe that the day is too patronizing and only serves to separate staff from other professionals. They say, “why not have National Pharmacists Day?”.

I believe that there’s nothing wrong with recognizing everyone who makes a contribution. I’m not against a National Landscaper Day either. For me, I just want to say thank you for those who work at our office. It’s a tough job and I am thankful for all that they do. I guess that  I should also be reminded to say “thank you” each day. It shouldn’t take a recognized national day for me to say that!


Colds and Flu at the Law Office

I was at the Old Dominion/Richmond football game on Saturday. Just in case you had not heard; Old Dominion jumped out to a big lead and Richmond made a game of it at the end. One of those “barn burners, nail-biters, seat-squirmers”. Well, not that close. Had to throw that in as an old alumni for ODU… but I digress.

I had my eye on a box of popcorn. That kind of distraction kept me from noticing the woman in front of me who wound up, and then sneezed louder than the band playing. I bobbed and weaved. Fortunately, I think I dodged the germs.

This past week, someone came up to me and shook my hand. Then, she said that I probably should use some of that Purell sanitizer because she was fighting a cold. I offered a frozen smile and headed right to the dispenser. Fortunately, I dodged it again.

At the office, we offer incentives to encourage staff to get their flu shots. We do have hand sanitizer readily available and we encourage healthy lifestyles. You can’t get work done if you’re not at the office.

At, I saw an article titled “The germiest places at the office”. It is a good reminder to be alert. A Kimberly-Clark study examined 5000 areas in office buildings around the country and this is what they found as the worst places for workplace germs:

Break-room sink faucet handles, microwave and refrigerator door handles, computer keyboards, water fountains and vending machine buttons. Some explanation on those included that the break room is the first place that many stop in the morning, before they have washed their hands.

The article also included a reminder to soap up with hot water after touching common-area surfaces and remember to clean the surface of your desk and phone handles with disinfectant and sanitizer. They also threw in a reminder to regularly use a sanitizer wipe on your computer.

All good ideas as we head into flu season. Got to keep my eyes open, even when I am distracted by the popcorn.

For pic o’ day I am posting a cartoon that was sent to me. A reminder that life is how you look at it!

Almost Bird and Ham Time

I can see the turkey at the end of the tunnel. I am getting the buffet pants out. Almost time to put the feed bag on.

In the meantime, I am still trying to settle a few more cases. I’ve noticed that I am getting more insurance adjuster voice mail messages. One lawyer just called me from his vacation in Antigua. Come on Man!

We will be open tomorrow and off Thursday and Friday. The firm still will have staff on call. Plus, we are always reachable on the website email. So, my blog is pointing toward that turkey with pic o’ day. (or cartoon o’)

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