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The rules are simple to win: No "xxx" jokes, sorry. Kit Menkin cannot win  (relatives, friends and employees can enter and win). Please note, if in the decision of the judges there is no "best" joke, a previous month may be included, and like in horseshoes, there are no ties. Winners of previous months can also win a second or third time - There is no limit.

Please send me your favorite joke. The first one to send it, not only gets the credit, but a good bottle of wine or a box of chocolates (the winner’s choice).

Winner for December 2002

Theresa "Tree" Kabot
(Her prize: 1995 Caterina Washington State Merlot Columbia Valley )
Seattle, Washington

All Lawyers....

A man walks into his favorite bar after spending several hours with his attorney. He declares in a loud voice "all lawyers are assholes !!!!" and from the far end of the bar a man speaks up "hey, I take offense to that comment".

Taken back by the response, the first man asks " are you an attorney ?? " The second man on the far end of the bar answers "no, I'm an asshole".

Theresa grew up in Connecticut with five brothers and sisters who are her best friends, she says. During college she worked at a ski shop (winter) and snowboard shop (summer), which began an inclination to "being a bit of a gear head." Received BA at CSU, moved to Portland and intended to go to law school.

"After watching the massive increase of enrollment of law school, I decided that, for now, it would be more fun to tell lawyer jokes than be one. So, I put off taking the LSAT and got first "real" job. Thus began a career in commercial equipment financing with various positions at Colonial Pacific Leasing (CPL) from 1990 to 1995.

For the last seven years Theresa has owned and operated Kabot Commercial Leasing in Seattle. She thinks Seattle is a wonderful part of the country and continues to enjoy building business in equipment financing. This has been the first economic downturn experienced as a business owner, but remains an optimist about the future of the industry and the role that her niche will play.

Her favorite author right now is Tom Robbins. She just finished" The World is Made of Glass" - West, and started " The Winter of Our Discontent" - Steinbeck. Finds great satisfaction in painting, mostly in acrylics, and will admit has taken up crochet, (perhaps a sign of middle age?). Currently listening to White Stripes, Jay-Z and really likes the new Nirvana. Loves Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Tom Waits, The Beatles, Lyle Lovett, Miles Davis and yes, Elvis. She says she enjoys "backpacking, skiing, and tends to get cranky when not getting plenty of exercise. Not a very good golfer, yet. Traveled for almost a month in Italy in 2000, (almost didn't come back), went to Singapore, Bali and Tokyo this October and have started taking kick boxing and karate classes. Planning a trip to Costa Rica, and perhaps Peru, this spring."

Theresa has one incredible dog, a golden retriever named Crosby. "I am certain he is the best dog in the world but have not determined a way to get him on the payroll, yet.

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