Don't ask me why, but I rarely go to the Long Beach show for more than one day, and I never set up a table even though it is local to me. This time was no different, I simply go there to see the guys, and what's new, and then I enjoy a nice dinner with Essie Kashani. I bring in few items, and surprisingly, I sold a lot more than what I expected. We had dinner at Gladstone's, a really nice seafood restaurant, and we were joined by Charles Blain of Spink who was in California . Overall, it was a good day, although so many dealers were complaining that the show was slow.