The Shows #1: Stock Show day -2

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 01-23-2013 05:31 PM 1296 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As I mentioned in blogs before I do two 10 day shows each year. Friday is arguably the most important of the two. Yes it’s a Stock Show & Rodeo. However, for this particular show, the vendor area is truly one of the main attractions. An estimated 200,000 people will pass through in 10 days.

Of course it’s been total chaos try to have enough products on hand to sell or show. Of course on top of this, i am in the process of becoming single again. Never easy, but something that has to be dealt with.

As part of the show, i get to have my furniture in the business areas where all the big-wigs make have meetings.

It should be an interesting run.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 01-23-2013 05:33 PM

I was just wondering where you have been. Haven’t seen a post from you in a while. Hope you do great at the show!

-- Jay - or

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#2 posted 01-23-2013 05:38 PM

I am sure the show will go fine for you and so will the future. Hang in there.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 01-23-2013 06:11 PM

It takes some kind of special person to do a ten day show, and you are just that guy. Wishing you the best at the show and the future … as Stumpy says “You’ve earned it my friend”.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#4 posted 01-23-2013 06:11 PM

Best of luck… Hope you come out for the better in BOTH situations!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#5 posted 01-23-2013 07:17 PM

I hope you have a successful show Monte.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 01-23-2013 08:00 PM

good luck Monte ,hope you sell it all

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#7 posted 01-23-2013 08:44 PM

Pics of the show would be nice.. and good luck at the show..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#8 posted 01-23-2013 09:47 PM

hope you have a blessed show.hope everything works out for the best for you!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#9 posted 01-23-2013 09:54 PM

Monte, it is my sincere prayer that you will always be happy in your work. God Bless.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 01-23-2013 10:01 PM

Good luck with the show Monte. The only thing for certain in life is uncertainty.
All the best to you.


-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#11 posted 01-24-2013 01:38 AM

good luck Monte.

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#12 posted 01-24-2013 02:45 AM

Sorry to hear about the “process” but you will land on your feet. Best wishes at the show my friend. Let me know if I can help you in any way.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 01-24-2013 11:53 PM

You will do great at the show Monte…Your work deserves it..Best of Luck with the other matter.
10 days is a marathon…I have done 4 day shows and was worn out.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#14 posted 01-27-2013 12:41 PM

Hey Monte, thanks for the nice comments on my work. 10 days, wow thought it was a mistype, had to read twice. Finally got to look at your mugs and very impressed, you should do well with them. Wishing you well in the show and your new beginning. Go MONTY!!!!!!

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#15 posted 01-28-2013 06:01 PM

I didn’t get a notice of your blog. I’m late to your send off party. Wow a 10 day show? 2 a year. How many have you done? What is the space demension?

Sorry to hear about the rest of your life. Hope this is a success.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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