Monday, January 29, 2007
Holy crap! Was this overwhelming or what? Almost every booth you walk into has awesome product to look at. Everyone has gone above and beyond to impress. I could have spent a lot more money than I had budgeted, but I finally realized that not many people buy on the first day of CHA. They get the catalogs and price lists, go home, figure it out and then buy the second day.
My feet hurt, my back ached but I stayed up as long as my poor body would let me looking at these catalogs. I think everyone will love what I've bought. Of course, the stuff doesn't ship for at least a week and in some cases the end of February. But it'll be worth the wait. I already have a ton of product in the store and more on the way.
I will have a little help from some people who love this hobby as much as we do. I saw Michelle Hill yesterday and she said to let me know when everything was ready and she would post something on her blog that my site was up and that she would send me some samples to post in the gallery. She also said if I wanted to send her product, she would do a special project for the site. How cool is that? I never realized that in a competetive business such as this, that so many people might want you to succeed. I'm going to stop by the Junkitz booth today to see Teresa Collins and turn in my order. I'm in her class at the Scrapbook Oasis on Tuesday and have been a fan of hers for a long time. She's not afraid to do something new and against the norm. Her new Extreme Boy line is out tehre and fun! Can't wait to get Gallery under CHA Winter 07. Look for those tonight.
The big names impressed again. American Crafts, Basic Grey, Scenic Route and others have lines that you will certainly love.
I'm off to Day 2 ad turn in my orders! Look for the new product arriving soon!
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Luc really is a special person. He is one of the last good old time hockey players. Bob Miller said it best during the game last night "Some of the newer players just aren't accessible like the old guys were. Luc has always made himself available to his fans." Staying late after practice to sign jerseys, photos, pucks and to take pictures with fans. Staying later than any other player at the Player Meet and Greet sessions - just so a fan doesn't feel left out. He truly is a great player and we were all 'lucky' to get the chance to watch him all of these years.
So, some pictures. Not the greatest, but it was hard to get a good shot with everyone leaning out in front of me. We were lined up in two lines along the edge of the carpet. As people were announced, we were supposed to be paparazi and take lots of shots. I had one greedy guy in front of me who leaned way out each time so a lot of my shots were last minute ones.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Last season, to get fans back after the lockout, the Kings ticket promotion was 1 autographed Luc Robitaille jersey for every account. I didn't know about this until I had begged my husband for DAYS trying to get him to let me get season tickets. I'm glad he did. I got this jersey.
At Meet the Players last year, I stood in Luc's booth just to get a picture with him and to thank him for signing several thousand jerseys for the fans. I think I was the first person to thank him as he seemed surprised that I stood in line for two hours just to thank him. I could have been hopping from line to line getting other autographs, but I chose his line. I also had him sign his player page in the scrapbook I made for the team. His wife was all excited about the book and thought it was a good idea.
So, if you are a hockey fan, a Kings fan or a Luc fan, find a station carrying the game on Saturday at 7:30 pm PST. Look for me and cheer for Luc. And in true scrapper fashion, I will be on the ice with my camera snapping pictures of this event. They are 'making' me bring a camera. :)
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Went to the doctor Monday. Boring appointment. He just asked a lot of questions on how I was feeling and then we got to hear the heartbeat. A LOT slower than last time. According to the old wives tales, it was slow enough to be a boy. Last time the little heart was racing - 152 beats per minute. Now, we're down under 130.
We'll find out officially at the end of February. Sounds like a long way off, but the time will go by quickly. I have a lot to keep me busy.
Note for the day:
Yes, I'm still a Kings fan. No, I will not switch over to the Ducks. All Duck fans need to stop emailing me, calling me, tormenting me in public and waving posters of Teemu Selanne in my face. Maybe if Teemu whined a little less, I might like him a little more. Nah, he's still a Quacker.
So, to all of the prepubescent fans at the Ponda - enjoy the rest of the season. Injuries suck. :)
The Kings on the other hand, have managed to set new records I'm sure. Like the 'how many goalies can you possibly own' record. I've been keeping myself very busy with a new website while they were on their roadtrip loosing and giving a Japanese goaltender his first shot at the NHL. What other records have do we hold? The 'we'll let any rookie score his first goal against us tonight' record.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
I don't like the number 99. Its Wayne Gretzky's number. Whiny Butt Wayne.
Lets get this over with quick and on to #100.
So, I'm sitting at the Kings game tonight, watching the pathetic excuse for a game and the guy next to me shows up from the intermission with food from Panda Express. Okay, I've only had one serious symptom of pregnancy at this point and its a heightened sense of smell. I can smell something 40 miles away and it would make me ill.
So this large man brings his Panda Express back to the seat and I literally thought I was dying. I had my jersey over my nose and I could still smell the foul stench through the thick material. I jumped over this guy in an effort to get out of there so I didn't hurl in my lap. The ushers were nice enough to offer me a seat in the section below mine for a few minutes and kept checking on him. Once he was done with his foul food, I returned to my seat.
The food itself does not smell, its the vegetable 'medley' they add in. The broccoli smells like dead flesh and just permeates the air. I hope it comes back to haunt him later tonight.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
This was my one and only chance to see him play in person this year - thanks to Beachball Dan and his lovefest with Coach Crawford.
And I won't be there to wish him a happy birthday. Now what kind of Fan Club President does that make me??? Not a very good one. Its a good thing I was self appointed or I might be stripped of my title.
So, to all of my friends who will be going to Houston without me - Enjoy Mullet Night for me!