I'm in booth 534 at Surtex
And it's very confusing for me because my Sly and Snide Slideshow is at 354 45th Street at 7:30pm tomorrow (Tuesday) night. That's between 8th and 9th Avenues. Please come and see me at one or both places if you're in New York. If you're reading this in Illinois, never mind. Another time, maybe.
Surtex is a little slow this morning, but I keep adding to the contacts pile. Each business card represents twelve follow up calls before I ever speak to any of them again. My brilliant and alluring supermodel, Lara, is working the booth at the moment. She's so good at trade shows I love having her there. She also doesn't eat and never gets tired. She doesn't even require water. Me, I'm sitting there with donuts, sunflower seeds, a knish, two egg creams, a half-pint of Whiskey, chocolate, three different kinds of bottled water, pretzels, a beer, corn flakes, and some takeout chow mein. I'm high maintenance.
Last night I attended the Stationery Show reception at the Rainbow Room at the top of Rockefeller Center. Never been up there before, there's quite a view, and the place oozes deco, the real cool stuff. I'm very certain I got my money's worth with all the gin I drank and seared tuna I gobbled up. In these economic times it's our duty to take full advantage of every buffet, even though I have an emotional relationship with food. But I tried to hold it together since the stationery executives present held the keys to my financial future.