Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Friday: The 12 Days of Show Prep

Happy Friday everyone!If you're in the paper biz, then you know...it's that time of year.
Countdown to show new products in NYC is in t-minus or so twelve days. This is when I travel to say hello to our retailers and also to show our new things. While I'm very excited about that part, I have not been excited about the prepping. Thanks to my team, we are keeping steady here by meeting and eating lots of sugar... but we're also going a little looney. So much so, we've concocted a rendition of The Twelve Days Christmas...ala studio style.


To spare you from having to read 12 posts of our rhyming I'll post up an excerpt (remember to play the song in your head when you read it or it won't make sense):

The Twelve Days of Show Prep

On the first day of show prep, the UPS dude gave to me:
...A huge estimate for our drayage fee.

On the second day of show prep, Cadenza said to me:
...two printers spitting
...and a huge estimate for our drayage fee

On the third day of show prep, a hallucination unto me:
...excel spreadsheets dancing?
...two printers spitting
...and a huge estimate for our drayage fee

On the fourth day of show prep, a thought just came to me:
...prototypes are not fitting!
...excel spreadsheets dancing?
...two printers spitting
...and a huge estimate for our drayage fee

We'll spare you from the rest, but hopefully you get the jingle jangle of it.
Have a great weekend!

6 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh come on, let's hear the unabridged version. :-) Keep it going.

Good luck with the show!

amanda/flickr said...

you guys are hilarious!! I'm laughing so hard I think I have appendicitis.
and yes bring it on...more!

cw said...

this tune will be in my head all NSS week long! :)

shopfriends said...

don't tempt us! we could go well beyond 12 days!

jennifer said...

hi cat,

all the best at the show. remember how we met? :) lol

i'm sure you will be a hit!

jennifer

shopfriends said...

thanks jennifer! I totally remember you had the cool shelving while I had the seriously rickety ones:).