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Paralegal Career Dressing: Ya Think?

Paralegal Career Dressing: Ya Think?

Our firm has computer software to manage our cases, clients, and deadlines. I think the system is a girl, because she sounds like Mary Poppins on acid. I assure you I’m entirely in my right mind. Right before my appointments, she very prissily announces, “You. HAVE. An. Appointment.” I think she may have aspirations to make an appearance on Downton Abbey.

Ideology bow tie shirt ~ thrifted @$2
Worthington fully lined pencil skirt ~ $5 jcp. True story.
Franco Sarto shooties ~ Ross Dress for Less a couple of years ago I think
Cuff bracelet ~ Jada’s Jewels

Anyway, she also apparently has a very dry wit. Today when I sat down to review my To Do List, I received the following message, “Your To Do list is so long it may not be realistic to have it all on today’s list.”

Ya think?

Sasha Jane plans to lie about in bed for the day because she doesn’t have a smartass To Do list.

Then she suggested moving some things to a later date, but I asked her to leave “blubber hysterically and have multiple panic attacks under your desk” on for today.

The Cairn doing his Ewok imitation because he needs to go to the groomer. 

Ever wanted to smack your computer for being a smartass?

P.S. The Teen is still in the hospital. We are so hoping she’ll be out by her 16th birthday on Friday.

15 Responses to Paralegal Career Dressing: Ya Think?

  1. My face for this post went something like this:

    ๐Ÿ˜€ That program sounds amazing and entertaining
    :-O Look at all those pretty blues on Lynne today!
    ๐Ÿ™ Boo! I hope the Teen gets well and fast!!!!!

  2. I am so happy to see your posts in my blogreader again. I miss you, Lynne! The blue looks so bright and lovely on you.

    Hello Miss Sasha Jane and Sweetie Cairn! Both are so cute.

    I may join you in the under-desk-panic-attack today. Between school starting and life in an up-roar around me I just want to stuff a kitten in my face and sleep until the world gets better.

    I'm sorry the Teen is still in the hospital. I hope she's at least feeling better. Hospitals are certainly not fun places to be. Send her my best wishes.

  3. I think a voice on my computer would drive me batty and I would likely have an unkind word for "her." Sending positive thoughts that the teen will make her party.

  4. You look lovely in that blue, Lynne. Good vibes to the teen for a sweet sixteen at home!

    Sasha Jane is so lovely – please avail yourself of kitty therapy as needed.

  5. Sorry about the Teen, but I'm sure she'll be out for her Sweet Sixteen.

    I kind of like that you have a sarcastic computer. I mean, sure, I'd turn her off or at least curse her out, but I might laugh a bit too.

    Finally, I don't shop at JCP very often, but I swear, you wander in there at the right time and you can get stuff for $4.98 like amazing fully-lined pencil skirts. You should try is sometime. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Gracey, I love the Worthington skirt line at jcp – and that's where I scored this fully lined one for $5! I would have bought more clearance skirts, but nothing in my size ๐Ÿ™ Even checked online because I love those color block Worthington skirts so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. There's that sock monkey! You've got cute pups!

    I truly want to send well wishes to your daughter turning 16. Happy Birthday!

    • There's that sock monkey with no face…lol. He has like, six. We call them his litter of sock monkeys. He uses his tattle tale bark if the cat tries to touch one – or his tail. Since the Corgi doesn't have a tail, the cat focuses on the Cairn's frequently wagging fluff of a tail ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. Oh no, I would NOT like a disembodied computer voice making "helpful" suggestions, in a disapproving tone… Can you sack her?
    You look chic and smart and lovely, those blue shades suit you so well.
    Sending lots of love to your darling girl and hoping she will be able to get home for her birthday.
    You have the cutest pets! xxxx

  8. i would forgive your computer if, after a long day where you have completed your list she says, 'Lynne you have worked miracles. Now go get wine'.

    With best wishes to the Teen.

  9. My work's new voice mail system is forever announcing that "Your current PRESence is … in OFFice" and together with all of the changes and taking forever to learn and sometimes you have to press * and sometimes you don't, I'm about ready to throttle that lady!

    So wise to take cues from your pets!

    Today's blues are so lovely on you – both skirt and blouse fantastic scores!

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Lynne J. DeVenny, N.C. State Bar Certified Paralegal

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Lynne DeVenny is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal with over 27 years of experience working on complex litigation cases, including medical malpractice, personal injury, workersโ€™ compensation, and Social Security disability.

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