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Well we’re off to Anaheim…
Every year when these shows come up you always think that you’re "prepared" but you never are. It’s day after day and night after night of work work work until you’re a walking mummy mumbling strange things like "don’t forget the signs, did I eat anything other than chocolate today? where is my double sided tape? do we have scissors? how many pairs of underwear do I need? I know I forgot something, when was I supposed to have that shipped? how did I miss that deadline?". Things go wrong, shipments are delayed, samples aren’t ready, computers break down etc etc. As much as we look forward to the chance to sell at the show and catch up with old friends we also look forward to the end of the show. I know for me when it’s all over it will be a chance to "get a life" again and maybe sleep more than 4 hours a night.
We plan on taking in Disneyland while we are there so it won’t all be work so I hope to have a good Mickey photo to show afterwards. I plan on hitting the Tower of Terror at least 3 times maybe more, that is one of the best stress relievers I’ve ever had. Since I have a fear of heights and falling it’s a sure fire way to get my adrenalin pumping by facing the fear head-on.
Off to pack my bags. See you all in a couple of weeks!
I HATE my computer!!!!! Is it weird to have an abnormal hatred towards an inanimate object? If any of you saw the movie Office Space they take a baseball bat and stomp and beat the crap out of the office photocopier…today my computer is breathing a sigh of relief I don’t own a baseball bat…YES…it was SOOOOO close!
Yes today was my shipping deadline. Yes I had to make updates and changes to a PDF catalog and Word file, burn Cd’s, collate and package all flyers and press kits. Yes my computer froze repeatedly between programs and then simply would not shut off. Yes after waiting staring at the frozen screen for 30 agonizing minutes the only way it would turn off was to cut the electricity. Yes the UPS man showed up 30 minutes early. Yes the dog was frantic, the bird was making noise, the boxes weren’t ready, it was taking WAY too long to try to burn Cd’s for the darn press kits and yes I thought I was going to blow up…just sitting there urging…willing even begging my computer "please, please I promise to defrag you every week…I’ll upgrade your RAM…I’ll be so nice if you’d just GO FASTER!!!!! move your BUTT!!!!!! I have a DEADLINE you stupid piece of %$^&#**!!!!!
Yes I told the UPS man to go away and come back later. Yes I wanted to eat a whole chocolate bar not the regular kind, the kind you buy in the baking aisle at the grocery store that looks like it could feed a small country, and then maybe wash it down with a full bag of family size chips and a container of full fat dip. Yes I wanted to give up and just collapse in front of the TV and watch What Not To Wear. Yes it’s 6 pm and I haven’t had a shower, brushed my teeth or run a comb through my hair.
Yes this is the freedom of having your own business. You can be your own "yes man".