This weekend is notable locally because it’s Balloon Fiesta, the world’s premier ballooning event held here in Albuquerque NM. Nearly a milion people come here for it, easily doubling the city’s size. Locals lay low -except those locals who moved here because of the Fiesta or ballooning. The weather and wind currents of NM are ideal for the sport so balloons in New Mexico skies are very common year round. That said, I’m not the only local who has never attended any of the events. I will go someday when I can gird my loins for crowds.
Otherwise, my weekend has not been very productive. I bought Neal Stephenson’s new book REAMDE so if you know his work, that says it all. Not many writers are as good at plotting a story and turning a phrase.
Speaking of reading, here is some for you and as usual, there is more in the archives. Have a great rest of the weekend.
September 23, through September 29, 2006
Wholesale vs consumer marketing
Selling wholesale to foreign buyers
Technical designer qualifications
Advertising 101: Part 2
Ida, 5S, chile and the whole enchilada
September 23, through September 29, 2007
Outsourcing production: Birnbaum
Launching at Moda
Miracle in Hong Kong
Vendor Compliance Handbook 1
Lies designers tell 1
Vendor Compliance Handbook 2
News from you 9/28/07
September 23, through September 29, 2009
A better way to sew linings and facings pt.2
Digitizing vintage patterns?
2 sales mistakes: pitching wholesale buyers by email