“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley
When I first began my career in public accounting, we actually had a partner who would wear a leisure suit to work… honest! It was light blue. A few years later, some of our partners would wear plaid pants with navy blue blazers. Oh, my.
Fashions change, that’s for sure. Back then we would never have believed that partners would some day be wearing blue jeans on a weekday. I do know that I prefer jeans to leisure suits any day.
Lighten-up this weekend and enjoy John Garrett’s video – – It’s not the Dancing Queen that accountants love, it’s an Adding Machine.
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schultz
When I worked every day in a busy accounting firm, I always loved having some fun and light-heartedness on Valentine’s Day. After all, it falls in one of your busiest times of the year, a time when people are gradually becoming more stressed as the days fly by.
I love the little valentine candy hearts with the positive messages. When I worked at a CPA firm I would spread them around the office on Valentine’s Day:
Way to Go
What if you could put small messages about how you are really feeling today on some candy hearts? Would they be something like:
Lighten-up today and have some fun. Ask your team to submit Accounting Firm Candy Heart Messages. Sure they can include some nice and some irritating messages – share them at lunch time and have some laughs. I bet your people can be very creative.
Here’s my favorite candy heart message:
If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
Sometimes accountant cartoons are not very funny to those of us working in the CPA profession. But, there are times when a good laugh will do you some good and be appreciated by your clients. If you need custom cartoons for your newsletter, website or Facebook you might want to contact Jerry King.
I recently heard from Jerry and thought he might be a good resource for some of my readers.
Jimmy Fallon and his various skits always make me laugh. He has something called Kid Theatre where they give some kids just a title of a movie and the kids write a script.
As you know, Ben Affleck’s new movie, The Accountant, debut next week. All of us have to see this one. The trailers are awesome.
Anyway, Affleck and Fallon did Kid Theatre where the kids were only given the name, The Accountant. They do three short versions. It’s funny how kids view accountants and actually they have some very positive views. The third version really made me laugh.
I really want to wear an astronaut helmet but I also want to use a calculator.
Ben Affleck, playing little boy in Kid Theatre skit
“Life’s pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I’m a pirate, after all.” – Johnny Depp
It’s Monday. Why not lighten up and smile anyway?
It’s also Talk Like A Pirate Day (TLAPD).
I first heard of it many years ago when a superb CPA firm tech guy introduced it to me. Rob Snell – you know who you are. I thought it was fun right from the beginning.
Why TLAPD? Simple, it’s fun. See frequently asked questions here.
If you visit a Krispy Kreme and talk like a pirate, you’ll get a free glazed donut. If you dress like a pirate, you’ll get one dozen glazed donuts.
Then there’s Long John Silver’s: “Avast, me hearties! We are celebratin’ International Talk Like a Pirate Day, because who can talk like a pirate better than the original peg-leg – Long John Silver?” LJS is giving a free piece of Alaskan Whitefish. Check out their list of Pirate myths, facts, and legends.
Many CPAs had it rough last week. Start this week with some light-hearted fun.
It's not everyday you get to do a pirate movie, you might as well go for it."