It is time to post another round of photos that readers have taken of their D&O Diary mugs I never cease to be amazed at the diversity of shots and the different photographic visions that readers’ pictures exhibit. .


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, here, here, here and here), I published prior rounds of readers’ pictures. The pictures have continued to arrive and I have posted the latest round below.


The first shot in today’s round of pictures comes from Jillian Meyer of the Aon office in Chicago. Jillian took this picture while she was on vacation in Maryland. She reports that the picture “was taken looking southeast across the Severn River from the US Naval Academy (founded in 1845) in Annapolis Maryland, while the sailing team practices maneuvers in the background.’ I enjoyed seeing this picture because I did a lot of sailing on the Severn near the Naval Academy and on the adjacent Chesapeake Bay when I was a kid.














One of the striking things about many of the mug shots I have seen is the incredible diversity of ways that various readers devise to depict their mugs. Loyal reader Gene Comey of the Comey Rigby law firm in Washington envisioned a distinctly unique tableau for his mug shot; in the photo below, the mug is paired with an rather striking ensemble of figurines.














The next picture provides yet another demonstration of this blog’s international reach. This mug shot, depicting the Rotterdam “euromast” tower, as sent in my Bernard Vroom of Markel International Nederland.

















Loyal reader Kellly Reyher sent in this photo taken from his office window on the 21st floor of WTC 7 of the World Trade Center site in downtown Manhattan. A sobering sight and reminder of the tragic events of 9/11..  




















The next photo represents something of an unusual twist on the mug shot theme. This picture came about as a result of my recent visit to Zurich (about which refer here). While I was there, I was fortunate to meet a number of industry colleagues for the first time, including Pawel Paluch of the Zurich Insurance Company office in Zurich. Pawel and I agreed that if I sent him a D&O Diary mug that he would send me a Zurich mug. I am happy to report that the mug Pawel sent me arrived safely. In the picture below, I am back home in Ohio enjoying some early November sunshine. Pawel reports that he is waiting for the sun to come back out in Zurich to take a picture of his D&O Diary mug.













It is so much fun to receive readers’ pictures and to see how (and where) they have decided to photograph their mugs. My thanks to everyone who has sent in a mug shot.


If there are still readers out there who would like to have a mug and have not yet ordered one, I still have a few mugs left. If you would like one, just drop me a note and I will be happy to send one along to you, as long as remaining supplies last. Just remember that if you order a mug, you have to send back a picture. Also, please be patient if you order a mug, it may be toward the end of the month before we can mail  out the next round of mugs.