Thursday, October 06, 2005

Back in Boston - Surviving Interbike

I suppose the term "surviving Interbike" is a little dramatic considering that it is only a trade show. Indeed, with the tragedies that have affected the Gulf Coast over the past few weeks, not to mention the continuing war in Iraq, how can trade show participation be considered surviving?

Whether it is worthy of the term or not, I was in Las Vegas for four days last week. Three of those days were for the most part spent in the small white cubicle shown above or en route to the restrooms and trade show concession stand. Trade show food is always something to look forward to. How much better can it get than three say old hotdogs and soggy sandwiches? Hey! At least I had the chance to get some lunch. Some of the folks I work with were not so lucky.

I met with too many people to keep track of, and quite honestly, I am still a bit off from the time spent in a different time zone. It is a strange sensation to feel like your schedule is not quite circadian, or at least occurring in the same 24 hours that we are used to.

I had very little time to wander the show and ogle the do-dads and gee-gaws that I have been told to expect at Interbike. Having never been there before, I had nothing to compare it to in terms of gadgets and gizmos. From what I heard, this year was no different than any other. I will continue to shovel out.


Anonymous said...

Delaware Supreme Court rules in favor of blog anonymity
The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that if an elected official claims they have been defamed by an anonymous blogger, they cannot use a lawsuit to unmask the writer unless he has substantial evidence to prove ...
Hi, I was just blog surfing and found you! If you are interested, go see my cheap holiday canada related site. It isnt anything special but you may still find something of interest.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is great . If I can help, let me know. If you ever need any printing done, I'm sure you'd be interested in Business Cards Try Business Cards

Christopher Largen said...

Hot dogs? I'm going to have to turn you in!

I'm the author of JUNK, a drug prohibition satire about a war on junk food. Critics are calling JUNK a classic, and it's being compared to Mark Twain and Kurt Vonnegut. Any chance you could run a blurb, or swap links with me? You can check out the novel at, and let me know.


Chris Largen

lewisalexander2890 said...

I really enjoyed your blog. This is a cool Website Check it out now by Clicking Here . I know that you will find this WebSite Very Interesting Every one wants a Free LapTop Computer!