Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Administrative Professional's Day, April 23rd

Administrative Professional's Day

You may have heard the rumor that Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated on the same day as National Remembrance of Man's Inhumanity To Man Day. And while that may seem ironically appropriate, that's not so true, at least this year. And being an Administrative Professional isn't really that bad, at least most days.

Anyway, it used to be called Professional Secretaries Day, then Administrative Professionals Day, and then was expanded to Administrative Professionals Week. I think a day is enough, I mean, does anyone really celebrate Administrative Professionals Week? I think we will just celebrate the day here at the Almanac. So, if you are an adminstrative professional, or if you have one, or if your daily duties are similar to one, here are some quotes to get you through the day, especially if your boss might forget to celebrate you today.

"Responsibility without power, the fate of the secretary through the ages." -Ariel Dorfman

"Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties." -Doug Larson

"And so while the great ones depart to their dinner, the secretary stays, growing thinner and thinner, racking his brain to record and report what he thinks that they think that they ought to have thought." -Arthur Bryant

"You're no good unless you are a good assistant; and if you are, you're too good to be an assistant." -Martin H. Fischer

"It’s always been and always will be the same in the world: The horse does the work and the coachman is tipped." -Anonymous

"Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so." -Douglas Adams

"If you have a good selling idea, your secretary can write your ad for you." —Morris Hite

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

International Children's Book Day, April 2nd

It's Hans Christian Anderson's birthday! Which also means that it's International Children's Book Day!

Now, I know that I should talk about how no-one reads the good fairy tales anymore, like "The Fir Tree" and "The Leap-Frog", but instead I just have to share my favorite new children's book: Waking Beauty, by Leah Wilcox.

Just read it. You'll love it. I promise. It comes recommended by both a 33 year-old and an almost 3 year-old.