Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Our lady of the open road

On the road with weasel and our new dashboard ornament
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Renegade in action

Crazy exhausting really fun.

Today shopping for fabric in the wholesale district, and breakfast picnic at the beach

Now elsie q and I are heading up the coast. Tonight we stopped in a huge mexican grocery store to pick up dinner and I was mesmerized with all the brands and products I'd never seen before. We have small specialty ethnic grocery stores in nyc, but nothing like this place!
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Monday, July 13, 2009

Exhausted. Feeling kinda spacey and daydream-y. Today was Renegade LA day 2. The second day of two-day shows can be rough sometimes. You're a little crankier than the day before. A little slower on your feet.

Chatted with lots of sellers and started to feel a strange kinship with some. Many are, like us, headed for san fran next weekend. Everyone is feeling the stress of the importance of these shows. I felt reassured that the economy is affecting many of us. And further reassured that my crazy life is not quite so crazy, cuz I'm around a bunch of people doing things much the same way. Sigh.

Night.
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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Post Renegade celebration

Its my birthday! We survived renegade day 1! We're in LA! Celebrating with a delish post show dinner.
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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Countdown

It's three pm, and everything is a mess. I have black silicone dust from my polishing wheel all over my face and up my nostrils. My hair is greasy and shaggy. My room has been segregated into sections devoted to various piles: to pack, to ship, to give to Collin, to put away, to wash.... I've kept the blinds down all day to help me ignore the fact that it's a beautiful sunny day and I'm inside, finishing up whatever bits and pieces I can before the marathon of jewelry shows that start this weekend.

I leave for LA in about 12 hours. Still don't have the address of the girls Elsie Q and I are staying with, but I'll wait a little longer before I start to panic about that.

For now, it's a trip to the post office, the bank, grab some snacks for the flight (lest I spend $10 on a bag of pretzels and a magazine in the airport newstand) throw all my crap into my biggest suitcase (but carefully keeping it under 50lbs) and get on a plane for the second in a series of round trip flights I've taken this week.

I try to be excited, happy and grateful that my job allows me this kind of life, but at the same time, i can't help but panic. There is no expense account for this kind of "business travel" and no one to blame but myself if I screw things up. Suffice to say, a lot is on the line right now. Fingers crossed.

xoxo K

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Soaking

The guy getting off the shuttle bus noticed me, sprawled out on the sidewalk, basking in some sun, and said I looked, "like a lizard on a rock." I thought that was a near perfect description.
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Sprout on the road - 30,000 ft edition

About to touch down in Raleigh.
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