I’m thinking the same thing you are, “It’s a free country, and she can paint her house any color she wants to!” Not so much in Crewkerne, Somerset, England. Two years ago, retired legal secretary, Sheila New, spruced up her 230-old cottage by painting it a lovely shade of light blue to complement her roses.…

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Or Just a Sparkly Desktop Are you totally disgusted after reading my last post, which showed how grossly germ-infested our desk tops and our desktop computers are? Me, too. So I was very happy to almost immediately run across an example of a sparkling desk top that no other colleague in the office would be…

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Or Telecommuting I’ve been digitally out of the loop for most of the week, having succumbed to The Crud. Actually, I’m pretty sure I was in a fevered alternate pity party reality for at least two days, because I thought January 12 was next week, and well, it was yesterday. Which I realized about 3…

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Is my Christmas tree up yet? Nope. Which is why we’re re-visiting the Posts of Christmas Past, rather than writing new ones. (Besides, it’s kinda cool to have been hanging ’round the blawgosphere long enough to have a past to re-visit.) Some of my fond memories include: A paralegal gives away 22,000 pounds of chocolate…

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It’s the holiday season, never one of my favorite times of the year. But Pachelbel’s Canon in D is one of the few pieces of music that gets me even close to the holiday spirit. I was an orchestra geek in high school (I played the flute and actually still do – at least it…

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In response to my last post, whining about the lack of cookies in the office, a paralegal and fellow North Carolina Paralegal Association member, Crystal Robinson, who has a great sense of humor, emailed me this photo: Exactly 😉 Thanks, Crystal, you made me laugh out loud!

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My co-worker and super-paralegal, Rana Holcomb, gave me a sticky pad full of funny sayings last Christmas. Today, after driving like Miss Daisy at a hair-raising 5 mph on icy slick roads to make it into work – not realizing that my most serious risk of bodily harm was getting out of the car in…

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I’m writing this post to explain why you might not see much activity at Practical Paralegalism for a while. Like most of my readers, I work full-time, have a family to care for, have panic attacks when trying to think of something to fix for dinner (every single night to infinity, peeps!) – and have…

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