Not good…… Great day, otherwise.
November 3, 2023 was a MIX event at the art museum, so I made a complete day of it. The outfit was simple, business-like, classic and classy. I was proud of this lady on this day!
But I started the day with a speeding ticket. I was speeding (I always do), but did so to clear a cluster of traffic, after which I slowed down well before I saw the lights coming up behind me. Because I was slightly over the speed limit, I have a required court date. Looks like Kandi will return to traffic court and will be representing herself for what will be the fourth time. She’s three and oh so far…
I then went to my two Avalon Exchanges and turned half of my basket of clothes into over $50 in store credit, which became two skirts, a blazer, a top and a pair of red pants.
Then I had a lunch meeting with a customer of mine. A delightful lady and a delightful time.
That was followed by a meeting with the President of the Board of Directors for the International Live Events Association. I am joining ILEA for my apparel business and have been attending occasional networking events by ILEA for a few years. Ryan and I had a great meeting and he promised to make a few contacts for me that have the potential to be lucrative.
After a nap in the parking garage of the museum, it was time to get back to MIX! We were out of town last month, which meant I had to miss the event the first time in quite some time. Apparently, I was missed!
It was three hours on my face hurting from smiling as much. Numerous people came over and told me I was missed last month; I got love on my hair; compliments on my blazer; so many people simply initiating a conversation with me because they wanted to meet me. A few encounters were of particular note.
A woman came up to me and asked if I remembered her (of course not, I had forgotten about that speeding ticket earlier in the day until I cleaned out my purse the next day). I used to frequently attend the Third Friday event at 78th Street Studios, a four story collection of art studios. Some time, well before the pandemic, Janine was exhibiting her photography of an exhibit I worked the entire summer of 2018, Infiniti Mirrors by Yayoi Kusama. It was an awesome summer, an amazing exhibit and simply the best thing I have ever done as Kandi. We had visitor from all 50 states and all over the world for this exhibit and sat in the absolute center of it every Saturday afternoon. Well, I was apparently very complimentary of Janine’s work…in 2018! This is now 2023 and she REMEMBERED ME! OMG….. She and I had a lovely conversation and a few interactions throughout the evening.
A group of about six woman were at my left, taking a bunch of photos. I offered to allow one of the women, who was taking the pictures, to get into the picture as I took a bunch for them. Then a woman came up and in a heavy accent, called me “Tootsie”. Now on paper, that might sound offensive. But, first off, I do bear a striking resemblance to Dustin Hoffman in that role (not the firs time it was pointed out to me). But more important and why I was honored by what she said, she was in the United States for only five months from Ukraine. This woman was almost giddy with happiness and I cannot imagine having lived under such daily stress and then coming to America. She knew the movie and was paying me a compliment. That was a pretty damn cool hug I got.
Then this lovely Indian woman and her friend come up and introduce themselves to me. Naz told me she was a bit intimidated to talk to me because (her words, not mine) I looked “like a movie star”. We talked quite a bit and she told me that I gave off a great feeling of approachability and looked like someone worth knowing. Awwwwwww….. After I wrapped up my shift, I danced with Naz and her friend for about half an hour before we all turned back into pumpkins and headed home.
Quite the full day!