I have this horrendous schedule this semester: 18 hours of teaching! Monday's in particular suck. I teach from 3:00-10:00 pm! Who signs up for a class at that time of night? 11 of my students that's who. Silly fools. This class meant I couldn't see any of the fair or my friends on the first day of the fair.
Uwe is bringing out a bunch of new egg shaped puzzles, they should hit the market within a few weeks. Shiny!
Because I arrived so late in the day, that was it. Nothing else to do or see. What a girl I am.
That night we had dinner with Meffert's, Puzzle Master, Ventura toys, and a magician friend of ours. Hanayama had the table next to us so it was a big puzzle dinner.
We had very nice conversation and talked for around 3 hours. When it was time to go, Hendrik and I walked over to TST east to meet Michael and Ayi for a drink or two. That as usual turned into way way too many....I got started on the B52's and that was all she wrote. Someone ordered tequila... Might have been the whiskey, could have been the gin... I vaguely remember switching venues, and watching the sun come up. It has to happen at least one night of the fair.
Wednesday saw us returning to the fair to pick up a few samples and say hello to a few more friends. It was a rushed day because Hendrik and I both mucked up on his departure date. Yes he was leaving Thursday. At one minute past midnight! How did we miss that? We packed up his bags, said our goodbyes and I took him off to the airport.
This year I didn't collect many samples. I did see some new boxes that are coming from mimi toys again and expect that Otis will get me samples of them before the year is out. My photo of this years toys include those brought from the GZ day. Sorry guys. I really had no time this year. Next year I'll have to just call in sick. Oh wait! I did that on Wednesday and I'm glad of it. No time with Hendrik if I hadn't, and friends are the best part of the fair.
As always, it was great having friends in town for the fair. I love this time of year. I get to see some people for a few minutes and catch up, others I spend days with. Both are equally important to me. See, I don't think I really collect puzzles, I think I collect boys! And there ain't nothin' wrong with that!