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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hottest Day of the Year

How hot IS it? SF Gate says that it's 94 degrees, but it feels even hotter. Poor Ms. E. is so miserable, she let me put an ice pack on her. All we have is one box fan to cool off our little oven of a house. Where is the fog when you need it?

What happened here? Did a cyclone hit the studio? No, it's the countdown to Surtex. We leave tomorrow for NYC, and it's crazy trying to get ready, especially in this heat. I had to shut down my Mac. It started overheating while I was trying to print out my pages and displays today.

Here are a few of my displays. I still have to figure out how they are going to fit in my suitcase without getting destroyed en route. I think I'm going to have to cut a lot of them in half and reassemble them at the Javits Saturday.

We designed bird buttons for our giveaways this year. Cafe Press did a fab job on them this year. I am really pleased with how they turned out. Last year we did flower buttons and had them displayed in a giant flower pot.

This year Sharon designed a cute little birdhouse for our buttons. People liked picking out their favorite.

Last year we went to M&Ms World in Times Square and got M&Ms in our logo colors. The store was overwhelming...merchandising to the Nth degree on 3 levels.

Having the M&Ms was pretty cool, except that we kept eating them when we'd get bored in the booth. The smell of chocolate was irresistible, especially on the last day of the show. This year we ordered custom M&Ms printed with the company name, and we are packaging them in cello bags in advance so we won't scarf them ourselves.

Well, wish me luck. I'll report back later. My Mac's overheating again. We're melting...


Emilie said...

Good luck!!!!! I hope you find a moment for a stiff sounds like you could use one after so much hard work. ;)

Linda said...

Dorothy! How did it go?????????????? Do I have to wait til June 10 to find out?

p.s. That photo of Ms. E is SO SWEET.

Dorothy Reinhardt said...

Hi Linda. I thought the show went well as far as quality of contacts and response. It was grueling, the travel aspects of it. I will have to post. I can't download the photos from my camera here at my mom's house, so I will have to do it when I get back to SF. I promise it will be before June 10.

Ms. E turned 17 the first day of Surtex.