Friday, September 2, 2011
Checking Things Off the To-Do List, or Winging a Blog Piece When All the Good Ideas You Have Take Too Long.
Our next problem. We have so many events in the next few months that we've decided to limit our space for each event to two faceouts. We decided to do a small display above our poetry section, which bumped out a display of ex-Milwaukeean Matthea Harvey's Of Lamb. Fortunately, being published by McSweeneys, Harvey's book could move to our McSweeneys display. But that meant I had to finally return some of the McSweeneys heads, which didn't sell the way the newspaper issue did.
Lucy called up to tell me there was a typo in her chapbook, Perspectives. She wanted to know if she could come in and fix them. I told her to leave it, and that if anyone asked, she could say it was a commentary on our obsession with perfection.
You can see why I have trouble crossing items off my to-do list. Their reading, which is called "Glimpses of Past--Present--Future" is on Wednesday, September 21, 7 pm.
At first I was going back and forth with Dan, one of their interns, and then I thought to myself, this will never get done while I am working on this. So thanks, Sharon, for putting the books together.
Milwaukee County Parks
Urban Ecology Center
Bay View Neighborhood Association
Bay View Arts Guildt
Broad Vocabulary Collective
Karl's Event Rental
And it's all being coordinated by OnMilwaukee.com. More info on their website. Good job, Dan!
Here's a little secret--for every inspired pairing or co-promotion that helps create a more successful event, another three or four ideas flop.
Up next? About 100 different projects call for my attention, and there is an Amex bill looming at me. Not only do you have to match things up, to make sure all the charges are valid, but we have to categorize everything for our Quickbooks entries. Oh, and we also have to note what items that still have sales tax due, like the reams of gift wrap that we buy.
Someday I will do a blog piece on sales tax. That's a pretty hot topic, isn't it?
Posted by Daniel Goldin at 2:14 PM