Wednesday, September 29, 2010

You Are What You Wear: Work = "No Flip Flops Zone"

We're enjoying very nice warm weather these days. Typical for the Bay Area this time of year. Wool coats in the summer and tank tops come autumn.

But, please, remember, if you're a working woman or man, there are still certain rules which should apply to your office attire.

Today at lunch, I saw a woman walking and talking on a cell phone, conducting what sounded like a business conversation. She was wearing a short skirt (no crime) but the skirt had an exceptionally high "slit" in back and she was literally offering a "peep" show to the entire financial district. Not cool.

And, please remember, not only are flip-flops not appropriate office attire (unless you're walking back from a lunch-time pedicure), they are dangerous. What if you stubbed your toe on a metal file cabinet? Ouch.

Enjoy the weather but keep it all in perspective.

Oh, and leave your tank tops for the weekend too.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cuz A Girl's Gotta Do What A Girl's Gotta Do!

For us working girls (and guys), the weekends are the only time you have to roll up your sleeves and take care of your own chores. And since I like to save my hands for typing (LOL), I always use rubber gloves for household chores.

But hey, who's to say that can't be fun too (or at least whimsical)? I scored this really cute pair of rubber gloves today with matching dishbrush and sponge. They're decorated with the cutest sunflowers and made in Spain by Vigar (TM).

*(I got mine at Ross).

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Speaking of Books - Review of "Rain Gods" by James Lee Burke

This 450-ish page book by James Lee Burke was as dense a feast as “War and Peace.” James Lee Burke uses a plot and storyline to provoke philosophical and theological discourse. He takes you back to English literature class where “Moby Dick” and “Beowolf” are dissected to demonstrate basic elements of imagery and metaphor in prose. This is not an easy read. I was constantly taxed and taken to task to understand and delve into the mysteries of the interaction of man and creation just before someone was blown away or was facing certain death but spared. Sometimes this would be frustrating because I simply needed a violence fix or because I didn’t want to think anymore. But, be sure that this piece with strong characters like Sherriff Holland, Pam Tibbs, Preacher, Vikki Gaddis, and Ester Dolan (female majority) interact in similar fashion to a Shakespearian play. A tragedy, this is not but it is still far enough from all getting what is deserved. The only player in this read getting what is truly deserved is the reader. James Lee Burke makes it rain brilliantly, with life giving infusion of descriptive and insightful phraseology and action.

(Reviewed by Stewart Richard)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Everybody's Favorite Paralegal Author Coming to San Francisco - RSVP Now!

Invites You to

"An Evening With Sue Ann Jaffarian"

Thursday, October 14, 2010
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Nixon Peabody, LLP
One Embarcadero Center, 18th Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: (510) 325-6349

Entrée Options
Middle Eastern Salad and Sandwich
Buffet, beverage/dessert included
(Vegetarian option will be available)
Cost: $15.00

It's the Northern California launch of her first book in her
new Fang-In-Cheek Mystery Series.

“Madison Rose didn't believe in vampires ... until they saved her life.”

[Sue Ann’s book will be available for purchase at this event, and we’re sure she
would love to autograph them for you.]


(510) 326-8180

About the Author:
Like the character Odelia Grey, Sue Ann Jaffarian is a middle-aged, full-time paralegal in Southern California. She is also the author of two best-selling mystery series, the Odelia Grey mystery series and the Ghost of Granny Apples mystery series, as well as a new vampire mystery series launched with the release of "Murder in Vein."

In addition to writing and her paralegal career, Sue Ann is sought after as a
motivational speaker.

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