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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Farmington article in Antiques and the Arts

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Farmington Photos

Here are a few photos from Farmington. Had clever captions all written, but formatting issues have exhausted my efforts. Humor me and pretend they were very witty or submit your own.

When you're 2- antique shows can be a big turn-off.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Up on my Soapbox

As long time readers will remember, every once in a while I feel the need to get up on my Soapbox and let it fly. Today's target is our friend - the weatherman. As most of our shows are at least partially outdoors, my love/hate relationship with the weatherman is a complicated and twisted affair. My gripe today is the sensationalism with which they deliver the most benign forecast. Every weatherman at one point had dreams of a career as a sportscaster or even as the anchor. At some point in their career, someone took a long hard look and suggested that they simply didn't have the looks or chops to end up as the next Ron Burgundy. But work hard, go to weatherman school and perhaps you can craft a nice career attending block parties and interupting regularly scheduled programming to pass along a thunderstorm warning.

What these failed anchors soon learned was that the more dire they made the forecast, the more important they become. Forecast a thunderstorm, bumped up before sports, Tornado, Hurricane or Blizzard- you open the newscast and for that night- you are the anchor. Let's check back with Brick with his Annaconda 9000 Radar for an update.

Every weather forecast is full of outrageous adjectives- blazing, torrential, insipid and too many other word of the day calendar entries to mention. Please remember there are people who are trying to make a living outside. Any outdoor event can be scuttled by the mere mention of lightning. Please explain to your listeners that a 40% chance of rain means there is a 4 in 10 chance that it might rain where you are living on a given day for a certain duration, be it 4 minutes or 4hours. You are not telling them it is going to rain for 40% of the day. All I am asking for is the removal of crazy hysteria from the airwaves regarding the forecasting of weather.

I feel better already.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Better than I could do.

Once again the Antique Show Wanderer captures the essence of our shows better than I ever could. Click here to see the Farmington report.

We've won!

After laboring in relative anonimity in the blogosphere, we have finally received some recognition. While this recognition will not go to this blogger's head, which literally speaking is quite large, it is a tribute to our readers and followers.

My name is Stacie from “”. We wanted to let you know that we featured your blog in one of our recent articles on our own blog. (50 Best Blogs for the Avid Antiquer), is linked below and could be a fun way to share this announcement with your readers. Your Feedback on this article will be greatly appreciated.

Mired in the dog-days of late spring in Indiana, we are ready to kick off our annual Humidity and Mosquito Festival this weekend. More details on Farmington and the upcoming July Springfield to follow.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Farmington this weekend.

A few photos today from Farmington set-up. Hope to see many of you there. Great show-great stuff.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Heartland Antique Show

Just got back from Jennifer Sabin's Heartland Show in Richmond, Indiana. This one day show boasts a lineup of national dealers. Absolutely great stuff! Three photos- Massage Sign from Thompson's Antiques of Illinois, booth photo from Michael Whittemore and the bat rack is now at home with this blogger.