Thursday, October 22, 2009

First day after all the shows are over


Michael and Marla came by during the White Rock Lake Artisans' Tour last weekend. Got them to pose by Andie's dragonfly fountain.

The sculptures are down at the Fair, went to see Mom in the pouring rain yesterday and today ran errands. Kinda don't know what to do with myself. No articles to write until Friday's Plant of the Week. Then the new Monday Morning Garden Hangover article. Doesn't mean you shouldn't reread some: www.examiner.com/x-15499-Dallas-Gardening-Humor-Examiner.

I'm working on my first article for Equanimity Magazine's first issue. Of course going to write about the State Fair show. I stopped by the Creative Arts Center today and asked Diana if she'd let me interview her for the second article and she so graciously said yes.

Also trying to catch up on registration for IAAPA show. They call it - eye appa - now, sounds so dumb to me. It's the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. Someone should write a book. The people running the IAAPA have no idea what it use to be like. Now it's run by people in the convention business, not show people. And they are outsourcing so many parts of the convention to people who sound like they're 12 years old. Last year you couldn't get near our booth because the booth next to us was "Happy Feet". They had people lined up selling $40 insoles. We were simply delighted to pay all that money and have our booth covered up with people taking off their shoes. Probably get the vibrator or teeth whitening people this year. Really makes you think you're at an amusement park convention and trade show.
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