Whether overseas or in the heart of our Nation’s Capitol, whether at work or at play, The D&O Diary always fits right in, at least if the “mug shots” that readers have been sending in are any indication. Readers will recall that in a recent post, I offered to send out to anyone who requested one a D&O Diary coffee mug – for free – but only if the mug recipient agreed to send me back a picture of the mug and a description of the circumstances in which the picture was taken.
We have shipped out nearly 150 mugs to readers (special thanks here to Mrs. D&O Diary for her assistance with the mug mailing). In a prior post (here), I published the first round of readers’ pictures. The “mug shots” have continued to come in, presenting a broad array of sights and scenes. I have published a selection of the second round of mug shots below.
Long-time readers know that The D&O Diary’s reach is global, with a readership that spread far and wide around the world — even all the way to the antipodes. Jarrett Jeppesen of the Sydney, Australia office of Chubb sent along this photo of The D&O Diary Mug posing down under.
I guess because we mailed out the mugs during the spring and early summer, several readers have sent in baseball-related photos. The first picture below depicts “Slider,” the mascot of the “five-time Atlantic League Champion Somerset Patriots” of the minor league baseball Atlantic League. The picture, sent in by Neil Waser of Everest Global Corporate Services, was taken at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, New Jersey, during a game between the Patriots and the Bridgewater Bluefish that was also a fundraiser for Special Olympics.
This picture shows Judith Baum-Baron of the Simsbury, Connecticut Chubb office, who took her D&O Diary mug to a game at Fenway Park between the Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels. She reports that she paid $18 for two beers. The mug, however, was free.
Although The D&O Diary mug fits in well at sporting venues, it is also appropriate at scenes of power. John Mulligan and Joe Costello of ICI Mutual Insurance Company (a risk retention group), sent in this photo of their mugs taken at the “White House Press Room.” Never under estimate the power of a blog.
And to round out the Washington power scene mug shots, we have these pictures sent in by April Gassler of the Sperduto Thompson law firm, taken at the U.S. Supreme Court. Apparently, Gassler took her D&O Diary mug with her the day she was sworn in to the Supreme Court (seriously, who wouldn’t want to have a D&O Diary mug at hand for an appearance at the country’s highest court). The first picture shows Gassler on the Court’s steps. The second photo was taken during the photo opportunity following the swearing-in ceremony. If you look at the group of people across the room, you will see Justice Ruth Ginsburg at the center of the group. From the photo, it looks as if the Justice is not fully aware that she is in the presence of the mug. Too bad, I am sure it would have meant so much to her.
Two readers sent me detailed photo studies of their cities that they assembled while roaming around town. First, Blaise Chow of the Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley law firm sent me a gallery of city views he assembled while jogging around New York city on a particularly picturesque day.
Finally, Justin Kudler of XL Professional assembled a collection of photos while strolling around Boston. His city tour included the historical Freedom Trail and the original Cheers bar, each of which in their own way are particularly appropriate places to take a mug shot of a D&O Diary mug.
My thanks to everyone who has sent in pictures. We are now down to our last few mugs, but if there is anyone else out there who still wants one, please let me know, we will send them out on a first-come, first-served basis. I hope to be able to publish many more mug shots.
My thanks to all of this blog’s readers for their loyal support. Cheers.