Readers continue to send in photographs of their D&O Diary mugs. Readers also continue to demonstrate both creativity and a willingness to travel great distances to get just the right mug shot.
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. In previous posts (here, here, here, here, here, and here), I published prior rounds of readers’ pictures. The pictures have continued to arrive and I have published the latest round below.
The first two photos in this collection display a sports oriented theme. The first picture, sent in by our good friend Paula Cobbett of Sullivan Brokers Wholesales Insurance Solutions was taken at an America’s Cup race on San Francisco Bay. Paula reports with respect to her picture that “the D&O Diary Cup still stands strong, even as America's Cup looks as it might go to the KIWIs.”
The second sports shot, sent in by Mo Offereins of AON in Chicago, was taken at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois, which is Mo’s home course, and which recently hosted of the 2013 BMW Championship.
Next up, Jacqueline Vinar of Alliant Insurance Services sent in several pictures from her recent family vacation in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, including this shot of the famous Rehoboth Beach Water Tower. I must confess that the pictures from Rehoboth struck a chord with me, because my family vacationed there too when I was a child.
While I don’t have any mug shots from Asia this time, I still do have one great picture from a colorful international location. Clay Newton of FX Energy sent in this picture taken in front of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland.
Finally, for their mug shot, Steven Robinson and Kyle Dougherty of the ACE Group in Philadelphia decided to visit the roots of the insurance industry in the United States, as detailed in this self-explanatory picture:
I can’t tell you how much fun it is to get readers’ pictures. When I started this project, I had no idea where it would lead. I certainly didn’t expect that people would carry their mugs half way around the world just to collect a great mug shot on location, or that people would take their mugs with them on a family vacation. All of the shots are great, thanks to all who have sent them in. I look forward to receiving and publishing many more pictures.
I recently ordered another supply of mugs, so if there are more readers out there who would like to have a mug, please just let me drop me a note. Just remember, if you get a mug, you have to send back a picture. If you order a mug, please be patient, it may take a few days to mail the mug to you.