Monday, September 24, 2012

"Nothing Up My Sleeve, Presto!" Webinar on Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Modifying Styles & Generating a Table of Contents in MS Word 2007 and 2010 - $49

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. - Learn how to format a pleading using Heading Styles and Multi-Level Numbering and to automatically generate a Table of Contents.   Register at:

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Book Review: "Going to the Bad" by Nora McFarland

In her follow-up to "A Bad Day's Work" from the Lilly Hawkins mystery series, Nora McFarland brings back a few of my favorite characters, including Uncle Bud, Rod and "The Twins."

It took me about 1/3 of the way through the book to actually engage with the story. But, true to Nora McFarland and "Lilly's" style, there were quite a few laughs, a bunch of surprises and some unbelievably dangerous, though fun escapades.

It's great lunch-time/coffee break reading. If you're expecting John Grisham, you'll be disappointed, but, if like me, you need a break from the mundane work day, Nora McFarland is a breath of fresh air.


Newshound Lilly Hawkins is back, and this time the story she’s chasing is her own.

Working as a TV news photographer at her hometown television station, Lilly has documentedBakersfield’s most violent crimes and tragic accidents. To stay sane and avoid burnout, she’s developed a wicked sense of humor and a very thick skin. For her, a vicious shooting is just another day on the job. But what if the victim is someone she loves?

Thrown off balance by the brutal attack of her Uncle Bud in her own home, Lilly decides to handle the tragedy the only way she knows how. Using all her TV station’s resources and her own considerable skills, Lilly dives headlong into the investigation.

But even with the assistance of her well-meaning but eccentric co-workers, this story may prove her last. Because as Lilly untangles a history of her uncle’s misdeeds and betrayals, a clever killer is preparing to strike again. Can she break the story in time to prevent another murder or will Lilly be the next victim?

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Hello, San Francisco! DAVIDsTEA now open in Russian Hill!

It's tea time!

2313 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA

(415) 567-8373

The selection is huge. More tea than you can shake a spoon at!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Nail Check! Everyone Notices Your Hands - Julep Nail Polish

"SOPHIE" Chic truffle mushroom creme. Launched in September 2012 as part of Julep's Trina Turk Fall Nail Wardrobe.

Most law offices are closed today. Including mine.

Perfect day to spend a little time away from labor and pampering one's self - right?

A good place to start is with the hands. Not only does Julep (R) offer a complete line of nail care, the Julep Nail Polish collection will leave you with nails to impress.

There are too many colors for me to list. You'll want to check them out for yourself on Julep's website, but two personal favorites are Amber and Sophie (part of the new fall collection which debuted this month).

They dry really quickly and leave none of those "air bubbles" that you get with some nail enamel.

Available at Sephora and online at

The nails have it!