Readers will recall that in a recent post, I offered to send out a D&O Diary coffee mug to anyone who requested one – for free – but only if the 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 , here, here, here, here, here and here), I published prior rounds of readers’ pictures. I have posted the latest round of readers’ pictures below.
Our first mug shot in the round comes to us from David S. Garner Jr. at Wells Fargo in Atlanta, who sent us this portrait of his desktop including what I have to presume is a picture of a Georgia Bulldog. It is good to see that the D&O Diary mug is being put to use as a coffee cup as well.
Our next picture was sent in by Tim Bennett of U.S. Risk Financial Services. Here’s his explanation of the picture: “While passing through Chicago Midway Airport, I caught Jake and Woody in the middle of a hot set. I leant them my D&O Diary Mug for a bit of refreshment. But when I got it back, it smelled more like bourbon than coffee!” Well, in the immortal words of the Blues Brothers, “what do you want for nothing, a rubber biscuit?”
Andrew L. Margulis of the Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley law firm in New York sent in this picture depicting a scene that will be all to familiar to anyone who lives on the East Coast of the U.S. This winter has been the worst. Andrew notes that “I believe my mug wishes it was sent to someone who lived in a warmer climate.”
Speaking of snow, Abigail Williams of Marsh in Philadelphia attributed her delay in getting me a mug shot in part to “the immense amount of snow on the east coast,” among other things. She was finally able to send in the dashboard shot of the mug with a background of the Philadelphia skyline. In the immortal words of Elton John, “Philadelphia freedom took me knee high to a man” (whatever that means).
Our last shot in the round is a little bit unusual. The picture was sent in by Jason Sacha of the Ricketts Harris law firm in Toronto. Unfortunately, Jason’s request for a D&O Diary mug came in to me only after I had already shipped out the last of the mugs. Though I couldn’t send Jason a mug, I invited him to send in a picture of one of his law firm’s mugs instead, and he submitted this shot looking out of the window of his Toronto office.
Because I have shipped out the last of the mugs, I am afraid I can’t fulfill any further requests. However, if other readers like Jason would like to send in pictures taken with their own firm’s mugs, I would be happy to publish the pictures. Of course, if there are D&O Diary mug recipients out there who still have not sent in mug shots, I would be happy to post those pictures as well.
Very special thanks to everyone that has sent in a mug shot. It has been so much fun seeing the picture and receiving the messages.