It doesn’t snow in sunny Silicon Valley (save for an occasional dusting of white on our tallest mountain peaks), but come holiday time, there’s a flurry of activity here at FindLaw.
Like you, we’re all frantically trying to get our work assignments completed before Christmas, along with all of our holiday shopping.
And like you, we’re also setting aside some time to enjoy some holiday cheer with family, friends, and coworkers.
FindLaw's Silicon Valley office, for instance, is holding its annual holiday party at a bowling center this year. We're sure our coworkers read this blog's warning about rowdy office holiday parties, so the many, many lawyers among us aren't too concerned.
As for family and friends, scores of FindLaw staffers will soon join millions of American travelers on the road, in the friendly skies, and even on the high seas this holiday season. For example:
- Senior Writer for Hyperlocal blogs Robyn Hagan Cain is looking forward to a well-deserved vacation in the Caribbean, after she puts together a home-cooked Christmas dinner for her friends. "We're sailing to tiny islands with no Internet," Cain explained. "It's the best thing ever."
- Software Engineer Ayana Cole will be spending her first Christmas in California, though she spent Thanksgiving with family in her native Minnesota. "It's nice to see people enjoying Christmas, even with no snow," Cole remarked. "While it may be a bit strange to see Christmas lights without snowflakes, the west coast isn't much different from the Midwest when it comes to the holiday spirit -- as crowded shopping-mall parking lots can attest," Cole said.
- Senior Writer for Consumer Content Steve Tanner will be staying closer to home, reuniting with his parents who are flying in for the holidays. "We may roast a chicken and have some celebratory drinks, but nothing too elaborate," Tanner said.
Wherever your plans take you, we here at FindLaw wish you a happy and healthy holiday season. Thanks for visiting us in 2012, and come back to find out what we have in store for 2013.