“To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.” – Aldous Huxley
Here’s a stress reliever that maybe your firm has not thought of for a Saturday break during busy season. Research tells us that dogs can be a stress reliever. They visit hospitals, etc. Why not accounting firms?
Gray, Gray & Gray arranged a visit by a “pack” of puppies last Saturday. I love this idea – what fun.
It’s April 15th. It’s Friday. Normally, that would be a great thing – tax season would be coming to a close…. but not this year. The government has extended the due date until April 18. For many of you, you will still be working this weekend.
But wait, you should still be in a light-hearted mood, it’s almost over and being an accountant is cool! How do I know it’s cool? Because a Facebook friend shared a flash card from a deck belonging to their child. Yes, to me you are a total blast… males and females in public accounting are certainly cool. Plus, this guy’s pretty cute.
It’s the weekend, time for something off-topic, humorous or even weird.
I recently read an article about journalist Leslie Stahl and her experiences as a grandparent.
Many of you working in public accounting are enjoying the grandchildren years. Many of the rest of you are parents with grandparents on one side and children of your own on the other. You are in a tight spot!
Bottom line – grandchildren are pretty wonderful. I always wanted to be the kind of grandma that my grandmas were to me. I hope I have succeeded.
Here’s some quotes to make you smile:
Pinchas Cohen, dean of the University of Southern California’s Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, says there are three stages in life. In the first stage, you believe in Santa Claus; in the second, you don’t believe in Santa; and in the third, you are Santa Claus.
Stahl says she likes something that Tom Brokaw once said: “For parents, bribery is a white-collar crime; for grandparents, it’s a business plan!”
I hope this is the last weekend you will be working, but I doubt it. Many firms are using April 15th as “the end.” Others report they are going the extra mile for a few more days.
My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.
Science is asking questions about where did we come from, where are we going and are we alone? (Yes, I love the X-files.)
We’ve known about the expanding universe for many years. Where are we going? Scientists had expected the expansion to slow down. However, the speed of expansion is increasing.
Hubble was pushed to the “limits” to observe the distant galaxy, and NASA researchers believe the telescope will hold the cosmic distance record until the James Webb Space Telescope is launched into space in 2018. Before GN-z11 the farthest galaxy ever measured was 13.2 billion years in the past.
What is the process behind counting all of those very secret Oscar votes. I think the story is fascinating but keep in mind I love accountants and they play a critical part in the process.
How do they keep them secret (except for two people from PwC)? Meet Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan, CPAs at PwC in Los Angeles. In the final hours before the Oscars ceremony, Ruiz and Cullinan will quiz each other to make sure they have accurately memorized the winners in each category. Read the full story here via The Journal of Accountancy. (Photo courtesy of PwC).
Nothing can take the sting off the world's problems like watching millionaires present each other golden statues.