Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Obama (hearts) Spam Musubi!

Remember, a couple of months back when Gina Tsai ordered a big pan of "Spam Roll" for our Knot Just Knitting meeting? And most of us had never heard of it and didn't know that it was really called "Spam Musubi?"

Well, On Sunday a New York Times pool reporter disclosed that Barack Obama ordered "spam musubi" for lunch during a golf outing in Hawaii.

Just remember - you read about it here first!

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Letters From Noto, Alta Galleria, through January 22, 2009

"Letters from Noto" - an exhibit of letters and photographs illustrating life in Japan from 1955 to 1964.

Photography by David L. Beckman

Alta Galleria
2980 College Avenue, Suite #4
Berkeley, CA 510-414-4485

Thursday, December 18, 2008

KNOT Just Knitting, Next Meeting, Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. or so

Paulson Esquire
44 Montgomery Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104

Telephone 415.591.3333 ext. 1688
Facsimile 415.591.3335
Mobile 415.306.3514

The meeting will be hosted by Gina Tsai and Danette Rugg and Chaired by Rhonda Simpson, Co-Founder

Have a peaceful and safe holiday!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Attention Last Minute Shoppers. . .

If you're looking for something unusual to give or get, Natasha can help.

She has handmade items for sale, including the following:

* Freshwater pearl bracelets and earrings, all done with gold/silver hooks/clasps
* Holiday earrings, from whimsical to elegant
* Tea Cup Candles - these make good hostess gifts!
* Collage Bookmarks - great, mailable gifts for readers

To contact Natasha Glushkoff, email:


Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Kimora Lee Simmons Comes to Macy's Hilltop Mall in Richmond


President and Creative Director of Baby Phat
inspires with her glamorous,over-the-top style

WHAT: Macy’s Hilltop customers can meet Kimora Lee Simmons and get a
signed autograph. The first 200 customers to make a $75 Baby
Phat purchase will receive a $20 Macy's gift card and a
stationary kit from Baby Phat. Customers who bring in an
unwrapped toy for YES (Youth Engagement Service) will receive a
special thank you gift from Kimora. YES assists low income
parents and their children of all ages in the Richmond area.

Kimora’s influence in the world of fashion is undeniable while
her savvy as a businesswoman has made the former runway model a
worldwide brand phenomenon. Through her success as a model
Kimora developed her renowned sense of style, which propels her
as a designer. She is the instrumental force behind the brands’
creative designs, ad campaign strategies and marketing

“Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane” debuted on Style and E! Networks
in 2007 and became the #1 rated program on cable television of
women between the ages of 18-34. Kimora stars and executive
produces the reality sitcom, which chronicles her life.

WHEN: Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Macy’s Hilltop
Juniors’ Department
2500 Hilltop Mall Rd
Richmond, CA 94806

*While time permits. No personal items, please. One signature per customer.
Baby Phat purchases must be made December 11th, only at Macy’s Hilltop.
While supplies last.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Hogwart Hotel (Le Meridien San Francisco)

Made by the Pastry Chefs at Le Meridien, 333 Battery Street, San Francisco

Friday, December 5, 2008

How The Angel Made it to the Top of the Christmas Tree

When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce
toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.

Then Mrs Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.

When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth
and two others had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where.

Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to
the ground and all the toys were scattered.

Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum.

When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drank all the cider and hidden the liquor.

In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor.

He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.

Just then the doorbell rang, and irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there
stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.

The angel said very cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you.
Where would you like me to stick it?'

And so began the tradition of the little angel stuck on top of the Christmas tree . . . .

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Open House - Sunday, December 7, 2008 from Noon until 3 pm at the Haas-Lilienthal House

Thank you to Natasha E. Glushkoff at GOODWIN PROCTER LLP for the following announcement:

There's a festive little "Holiday Open House" event this Sunday, from 12-3. This would be the big old Victorian (the Haas-Lilienthal House). It's all beautifully decorated throughout, with a real 13-foot tree in the front parlor...

and there'll be refreshments and live music (& a visit from Santa at 2!) as well as a silent auction downstairs (& I think some other stuff for sale), and a holiday boutique upstairs (that would be me, selling stuff that I & some of my friends, made). Admission is $10/adult and $5/kid - but your admission covers not only all the food and drink you can hold, but a year's membership at Heritage - which, among other things, entitles you to free House and walking tours for yourself and guests for the next year (normally $8 each.) You'll also get discounted admission to Heritage lectures and other events for the year.

Anyway - it's a great deal, and a festive time! You can explore most of the House on your own that day - no tours (& no ropes)! Tickets can be purchased at the front door ~ & if you come by, be sure to come upstairs and say hello!! If you plan to shop, bring along cash/checkbook (tho they will take credit cards downstairs.)

The Haas-Lilienthal House is at 2007 Franklin Street, between Washington & Jackson Streets, in Pacific Hts. Public transport is recommended, as parking is usually somewhat of a nightmare around there. The House is a museum owned and operated by the non-profit architectural preservation organization, San Francisco Architectural Heritage.
Check the website for further details (like what buses go there): www.sfheritage.org

Holiday Time in the Financial District

Here's a shot from the lobby at 50 California Street, San Francisco.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

"Movin' On Up To the East Side. . .

To A Deluxe Apartment In The Sky." (Theme song from "The Jeffersons" sitcom, 1975-1985, brainchild of Norman Lear)

Many thanks for Sarnoff Court Reporters and Legal Technologies for a fabulous evening last night. We enjoyed wining and dining (Jason even cooked for us!) at the fabulous Sarnoff Penthouse Suite on Pine Street in California.

Bravo to the multi-talented, multi-tasking Jason Buktenica!

Jason D. Buktenica
Business Development Executive
Sarnoff Court Reporters & Legal Technologies
450 Sansome Street, Suite 1550
San Francisco, California 94111
Phone: 415.274.9977 - Fax: 415.274.9998
Cell: 415.999.5970

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Turkey Day

And remember in the words of Curtis Mayfield, "Just Be Thankful for What You Got."

Thankful for our jobs, if we have them

Thankful for our skills, because we have them

Thankful for our friends, because we need them

Thankful for our health, because it is all we have

Have A Wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Knitting, Knoshing and KNITworking

We had a GREAT time last night (thanks Danette Rugg and Gina Tsai of Paulson Esquire Court Reporters). We welcomed at least four new members - special shout out to Murry Wheeler who came over from the East Bay - "Oakland in da house!"

I/we discovered SPAM Roll (Gina, I'm going to get you for turning me on to this because it is SO delicious). There will be a SPAM quiz in the coming weeks ;)

So many new and exciting projects - Lara is working on a really nice tablecloth, Bryanna has some cool curtains coming along and Gina's baby blanket is coming along so well. . .

OH - another "shout out" to Melissa Lyon - this was her first meeting and first time knitting and she picked it up in about ten minutes. Gina is a great teacher!

"Keep on Crafting"

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Paris Hilton Sighting in San Francisco

San Francisco paralegal, John Cervantez, stumbled upon Paris Hilton while shopping at Macy's Union Square. John reports that as he was descending the escalator to the first floor, he spotted a mob scene, and much to his suprise he looked up and stared directly into Paris Hilton's eyes.

They gave each other the cursory "once over," and not to be mistaken for papparazi, John smiled (not a grin - just a smile) and went about his business.

Apparently, Ms. Hilton was in town promoting her new fragrance "Fairy Dust."

Thanks for the tip John!

Remember, celebrity sightings always welcome ;)


Monday, November 3, 2008

An Interview with Sue Ann Jaffarian

Q: I just finished “Thugs and Kisses,” my first Odelia Gray mystery and I loved every minute of it. I could not put it down – literally. I could relate to Odelia on so many different levels. Especially the tote bag. However, I wondered – does Odelia ever have hot flashes? I found myself so jealous of her lounging in her pajamas ;)

Hot flashes are mentioned a few times in my books, especially, in “The Curse of the Holy Pail,” but I haven’t quite decided how to incorporate menopause into other books, or if I will. But it is definitely on my mind, since I’ve already traveled that road and Odelia is a few years behind me.

Q: Seriously, when did you first know you wanted to be a writer? At what age did you learn to read?

I don’t remember reading until I got to school and learned how, but did have a lot of books as a young child. When I was young, I wrote a lot of little stories and poetry, and once when I was in junior high I wrote what I thought was a book and sent it off to a publisher in New York. I’m sure they had a big laugh when they received a handful of handwritten pages from a twelve-year old. They actually sent me a letter back suggesting that I take classes if I was interested in becoming a writer. That was my first rejection letter, and I wish I had kept it. It would be the jewel amongst my other rejections. For years after, I dreamed of being a writer, especially in high school and college when I read as much classical literature as I could get my hands on. I would even go into libraries and book stores, find where my books would one day be on the shelf, and spread the books apart to make room for them. Later in life, I made several starts on books, but never completed any of them. Didn’t even get past the first few chapters. It wasn’t until I was 42 years old that I finally realized if I was going to fulfill my dream, I had to get serious and make it happen. That was the real beginning of my writing career today.

Q: What are the similarities and differences between Odelia and Sue Ann?

My pat answer is that Odelia is much nicer than I am, swears less, and has a better wardrobe. All of which is true. But seriously, we are very much alike, if not the same, in temperament and in the way we see the world. I make up the plots and scenes and say to myself “what would I do in this situation.” Although I write other books, such as the soon to be released “The Ghost of Granny Apples,” Odelia is really the only character drawn so closely from my own personality.

Q: Do you see Odelia as a role model?

I hope she is and many readers have written to tell me how much she means to them. Not that I hold myself up as some great example of how to live life (Yikes!), but in Odelia, as in other characters in the series, I wanted to show that people who don’t fit the Hollywood or Madison Avenue molds are not only attractive, but vibrant and real and capable. These are the real role models. The real heroes and heroines of life. There are far many more Odelias and Gregs in the world than the glamorous types we see in the movies and on TV. Although, Odelia Grey can be insecure in many ways, for the most part she is very sure of herself and her place in the world. She doesn’t wait for people to accept her, nor recoil if they don’t. She puts one foot in front of the other with a “bite me” attitude towards bigotry and ignorance.

Q: Have you ever worked for a guy like Steele?

Not exactly, but I’ve worked for people who have displayed many of his traits. Basically, Mike Steele is a good guy, but wears his personality flaws, such as arrogance, snobbery, and entitlement, on his sleeve. He’s an ass, but in the end a loveable ass.

Q: Have you ever found yourself in any true-life crime fighting situations?

Thankfully, no. Not even close. Though I do wear underwire bras, just in case.

Q: Are you still working as a paralegal? When did you know you had “made it” as a writer?

Yes, I am still a full-time paralegal in Los Angeles. Funny thing about writing novels, you can “make it” in terms of successful book sales and readership, but still not make enough money to support yourself. If being able to support yourself with writing is the litmus test of “success,” then it’s safe to say that most writers are failing, since only a very small percentage actually support themselves through their books (without the help of a spouse or partner to pay the bills).

Personally, I considered myself as having “made it” when I first saw “Too Big To Miss” on book store shelves around the nation. Being a published author was my first goal. Having succeeded at that, I set another goal – being able to sustain a successful series through several books. That, too, has been accomplished, so now on to the next goal – to sustain two successful series. That will be determined next fall when “The Ghost of Granny Apples” is released. The goal after that is to have published a non-mystery novel. I’m currently working on making that a reality.
A successful writing career is a lot like dieting. You set small attainable goals along the road to the big goal, and you celebrate each accomplished small goal to keep you focused and enthusiastic.

Q: Is your firm supportive of your writing career?

My firm is very supportive of my writing career. They allow me to have a fairly flexible schedule, within reason of course, to attend conferences and events, and are proud of me when I show up in magazines and newspapers. Many of my co-workers, both attorneys and staff, are faithful readers of my books and attend my book launches.

Q: In what ways do you find that being a paralegal is similar to being a writer? In what ways is it similar to solving mysteries?

The two careers use similar skills, such as good communication (both written and verbal), research, flexibility, the ability to organize facts, and time management. Just as I must make my deadlines in my legal work, so I must hit deadlines in my writing. The same goes with paralegal work vs. solving mysteries. Both involve reviewing information, finding correlations, and organizing it into sensible possibilities or useful tools.

Q: Have you written any non-fiction?

No, I haven’t.

Q: Last question – any chance that Odelia and Greg will now become a “team of sleuths.”

Keep reading.

Below is a list of books by Sue Ann Jaffarian
* Too Big to Miss (Odelia Grey Mystery)
* The Curse of the Holy Pail (Odelia Grey Mystery)
* Thugs and Kisses (Odelia Grey Mystery)
* Booby Trap (Odelia Grey Mystery, coming Feb. 2009)
* The Ghost of Granny Apples (Granny Apples Mystery, coming Sept. 2009)
* Corpse on the Cob (Odelia Grey Mystery, coming Feb. 2010)

In addition, Ms. Jaffarian has contributed short stories to two published anthologies:
* Love at Large
* Carols and Crimes, Gifts and Grifters
Also, her publisher, Midnight Ink, has contracted with me for a total of twelve Odelia Grey novels and for three Granny Apples mysteries, so there are many more books to come.

Ms. Jaffarian’s books can be purchased in all the “usual places,” including amazon.com


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tip of the Day - Allegro Coffee from Whole Foods

In my never ending quest to find the "perfect cup of coffee," I stumbled upon this simple pleasure.

Allegro Coffee - found at Whole Foods - this morning I enjoyed the "Light/Dark" roast. . .what a way to start the day.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Morning Jolt In Chicago - Thank God No One Was Hurt

A taxicab and a car collided at the intersection of North Avenue and Wells Street in the Old Town neighborhood at about 5:30 a.m. this morning, sending the cab crashing through the window of a Starbucks coffee shop, a Fire Department spokeswoman said.

Each car had only a driver, and both were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, she said. No pedestrians were hurt.

"Hold Please" - Diablo Actors Ensemble

"Hold Please"
Diablo Actors' Ensemble, 1345 Locust St., Walnut Creek

Diablo Actors' Ensemble presents the Bay Area premiere of Anne Weisman's comedy "Hold Please."

Plot: Secretaries try to bring down one of the firm's partners due to allegations of sexual harassment.

Sounds like fun!

8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Nov. 8; 8 p.m.

Fridays-Saturdays Nov. 14-22; 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 23
TICKETS: $25; 925-482-5110 or www.diabloactors.com

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Bucket O'Treats from Merrill. . .

to unload a "pail" of stress

Great goodies, including, a much appreciated "Stress Ball."

Thanks, Julie Basurto!


Knitting Tonight, 5:30-6:30, Paulson Esquire Court Reporters

44 Montgomery Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104
Telephone 415.591.3333

Friday, October 24, 2008

No Tricks, Just Treats

Lisa Ɓgueda, Account Executive


Direct: 415.850.8354 ▪ Office: 415.626.3111 ▪ lisa@firstlegalsupport.com

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cohn-Stone Glass Studios, Richmond, CA

What Cinderella Would Drive

These pretty pumpkins were picked from the glass patch of Cohn Stone Studios, located in Richmond, CA.

Molly Stone, and artist Michael Cohn opened the studio in the '80s."

For details, call 510-234-9690


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Thanks to Laura Basaloco-Lapo for a Great Time Last Night

Thank you so much to Laura Basaloco, San Francisco Family Law Attorney for hosting our Knitting Circle. In addition to great food and company, Laura even broke out some very nice Portuguese wine. :)

We had a great group of women and a special "shout out" to our newest group member, Katy Sullivan, soon-to-be graduate of the SFSU Paralegal Program.

Next meeting date is Tuesday, October 18 - details of location, etc. to follow.

Remember to bring a friend - and it's NOT just for knitters - crocheters, cross-stitchers and general crafts folk welcome :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Welcome Back, Julie!

New "mum" Julie Basurto is back at work at Merrill Legal Solutions. Isn't Christopher just the cutest little guy you've ever seen?

Stuffed or Fried. . .?

. . .or maybe baked into a nice warm loaf with a steaming cup of hot coffee on a crisp autumn day. . .yummy

Ana Costa of Barkley Court Reporters grows some mean zucchini ;0

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

This was one of those days that I just was not quite sure about. . .doubting myself, doubting my worth - having a pity party - just plain feeling sorry for myself.

Just when I thought no one cared - Liebchen came to the rescue. Now all my friends know that a hot cup of STRONG coffee is one guilty pleasure I can never resist. Liebchen left this nice little Keurig cup on my desk (we have one of those fancy Keurig coffee machines at work).

And this blend must have been created especially for me, it's called "Dark Magic" Extra Bold Roast by Green Mountain Coffee. . .

5:00 clock here I come!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

"Palace in the Haze" by Greg Gandy

“Palace in the Haze”- 24x30 in oil on panel. It’s available at the John Pence gallery in San Francisco and Greg also has a website.


Next Knitting Circle - October 14, 5:30 pm

Hosted by:

Laura Basaloco-Lapo
Oct 14th 5:30-8pm
155 Montgomery St, 12th Floor
San Francisco, Ca 94104
p: (415) 392-2018

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Recommended Reading from "Ginger's Mom"

Thanks to Gina Tsai for a great time last night, noshing and knitting.

Gina mentioned a fun read, "Thugs and Kisses" written by SoCal paralegal, Sue Ann Jaffarian. "Thugs and Kisses" is available in paperback and is from the Ms. Jaffarian's "Odelia Grey" series of mysteries.

Check it out at:


Friday, September 19, 2008

KNOT Just Knitting, Tues. 9/23, 5:30-6:30 pm


Paulson Reporting & Litigation Services
44 Montgomery Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104
Telephone 415.591.3333

Hosted by Gina and Brandon

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dine 'n Dash - Compliments of Paulson Reporting and Litigation Services

Dine n' Dash - Compliments of Paulson Reporting & Litigation Services

5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 17th

Paulson Reporting and Litigation Services
44 Montgomery Street, Suite 1100



A great meal at a price you can't pass up. . .

HOLLA at Hollie!

A huge THANK YOU to Hollie Ashby and Merrill Legal Solutions for opening up their space to us last night. WOW - their new digs are fat, I mean "phat." I mean, their offices are sweet, I mean nice. . .can you say "Boston Legal."

A special "shout out" to Amelia and Pam. . . the newest members of our group. Wow, these women can KNIT. . .

Stay tuned for details about the next "KNOT Just Knitting" meeting.

Have a great day! It's Wednesday - we can do this!

Monday, September 8, 2008


Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Holly Ashby of Merrill at her brand new digs located at:
199 Fremont St.

RSVP: Hollie Ashby
Merrill Legal Solutions Account Executive
Cell (415) 505-1765


Friday, September 5, 2008



Artists' Reception Tonight


6 to 8 p.m.

John Pence Gallery
750 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

Featuring works by local artists, including, GREG GANDY

John Pence Gallery

Monday, August 25, 2008

KNOT Just For Women ;)

Brandon Wai had a great time at the last meeting. We can't wait to see his new crocheted tie when it's finished :)

Brandon is issuing a challenge to all the guys out there - be not afraid to get in touch with your creative side.

Next meeting:

Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Holly Ashby of Merrill at her brand new digs located at:
199 Fremont St.

RSVP: Hollie Ashby
Merrill Legal Solutions Account Executive
Cell (415) 505-1765

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

KNOT Just Knitting, Tuesday 8/19, 5:30 p.m.

Esquire Court Reporting
505 Sansome, 5th Floor
Hosted by Danette Rugg

(please yarn, needles, hooks, etc.)

Refreshments and beverages provided.


Monday, August 18, 2008

TONIGHT, Monday, 8/18, Elixir Bar, SF

Sorry for the late notice, but thanks to Natalie Tan for this information.

It's a guest bartending thing where all tips go towards the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Breast Cancer walk. Natalie is doing the walk on September 5-7th.

If you're interested in finding out more about the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk and Natalie's involvement in it (and if you are interested in donating directly online), you can go to Natalie Tan's 3-day Walk web page at:


Click on "donate now" and enter NATALIE TAN'S namein the participant field to pull up her page.


Thursday, August 7, 2008

How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?

I was returning from lunch with some friends on Tuesday when I was sidetracked by these adorable puppies in need of a good home.

I learned that the San Francisco SPCA does "Adoption Outreach" events throughout the City. The next event at the Embarcadero Four will be on August 12 from 11am – 2:30pm.
If you're thinking of somebody to keep you warm this winter, I'm sure one of these adorable canines or felines would be happy to oblige.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

2-4-6-8, We DO NOT Discriminate - Cross Stitchers and Crochet-ers Welcome Too!

Come one, come all - we're going to have a ball! (Pardon the Pun)

Tuesday, August 5, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Paulson Reporting & Litigation Services
44 Montgomery Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104
Telephone 415.591.3333 ext. 1688
(Ask for Gina Tsai)

Friday, July 25, 2008

On Your Mark, Get Ready, Get Set. . .KNIT!

Meeting announcement:

The first meeting of the Knitting Group will be held on August 5, 2008 from 5:30 to 6:30 at the following location. Our hostess is Gina Tsai.

We don't have a name yet and all suggestions for a name are welcome.


Paulson Reporting & Litigation Services
44 Montgomery Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104
Telephone 415.591.3333 ext. 1688

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Yo-Yo-YO - Free Yogurt Today 7/16, 2:30-3:30 pm

Gina Tsai and Brandon Wai of Paulson Court Reporters are inviting all us "legal-types" to stop in for a quick "YO" to go. They're calling it a "Treat n' Meet." How cool is that? (Pardon the Pun)

Anyway, it's today, July 16, 2008 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at:

YoCup Frozen Yogurt
Rincon Center
101 Spear Street

RSVP to Gina Tsai at


(or just stop by and tell them Dot sent you ;))

Monday, July 14, 2008

One Legal Now Offering Process Service Throughout the United States

I just received an email this morning from One Legal (formerly Fax & File), that they are now offering service of process throughout the United States.

Just an "fyi."

For more information, check out their website at:


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

They Told Me to "Walk This Way, Talk This Way. . .!"

Monique Defebaugh was kind enough to share this photo from her trip through Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

They're so cute, all dressed up in their little tuxedos :)

Thanks, Monique!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Calling All "Knit Wits"

If you like to knit, or want to learn, we want to hear from you!

While I am by no means an expert knitter, I have been known to knit a pretty mean scarf. Well, okay, sometimes I do drop a stitch, but hey - practice makes perfect, right?

So. . .if you want to get a headstart on your winter gear or maybe whip up some light summer knits, contact Rhonda at:


This girl knows how to knit and purl ;0


Friday, June 13, 2008


Thank God, It's a Flamingo!

Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

No, I Did NOT Consume Alcohol At Lunch. . .

and I know that I'm not in Miami. . .while on my way out for my mid-morning coffee, I ran into these guys - ALL over the lobby. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately, I was "without camera." But that's what friends are for, right?

Natch - I called on my trusty colleague, who is never without "digital," and he came to the rescue - Thanks, Jason - you rock.



If a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is
anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.

-- Edgar Watson Howe

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Gina Tsai from Paulson Court Reporters ROCKS

Here's a great big "shout out" to Gina for her company's donation of a $100 Nordstrom Gift Certificate and TWO, count them, TWO - weekend package getaways at the Paulson Condo.

This donation is for the Silent Auction portion of the Public Advocates Gala on May 29, 2008 at the Metreon City View, 101 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA.

If you should ever need Gina's services, don't hesitate to give her a call. Gina can be reached at the Paulson Court Reporting office in San Francisco.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Longaberger Rocks

Sandee Lyall, Independent Longaberger Representative, from San Ramon, CA, donated this awesome basket (complete with Peet's coffee) to the Silent Auction of the Public Advocates Anniversary Dinner to be held on May 29, 2008 at the Metreon City View, 101 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA.

Public Advocates is a non-profit law firm and advocacy organization that "challenges the systemic causes of poverty and racial discrimination by strengthening community voices in public policy and achieving tangible legal victories advancing education, housing and transit equity."

Thanks, Sandee!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Howdy From Houston

If you think that the life of a Firm Administrator is easy - think again!! Can you say, "I love my job, I love my job." ;0

Seriously, Michele really does love her job. . .just maybe not today.

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Sally Knows How to Keep Her Folks Happy

I have compiled a Master Reference binder for all staff.

Inside this binder you will find “solutions” to everyday problems.

If you are having problems with the photocopier, difficulty dealing with co-workers, having computer problems, personal problems, or any kind of problem, please come and get the red binder and it will help you through your issue.

Use the red binder for all issues... it is guaranteed to make you stress-free and relaxed.