Tuesday, February 16, 2016

16 Stress Balls and (Gasp!) 0 Books



We librarians pride ourselves on our ability to visit booths at conferences with great speed and dexterity and obtain desired items for the students and teachers at our schools.


Here's my list of items procured at the 2013 TCEA conference for our students and teachers:

8 t-shirts
16 stress balls
3 jump drives
2 mouse pads
1 baseball cap
3 lanyards
2 superhero capes
65 pens
1 mini-mister
16 pieces of candy
7 tote bags
17 sticky note pads
and...no books.

Yes, 0 books. And 16 stress balls.

This year, I just managed to squeeze in two visits to the vendor area during lunch. Nevertheless, I did well, I think:


The pens this year were particularly interesting. Vendors seem to outdo themselves finding innovative pens:

P.S. If you were wondering, I donated the sixteen stress balls to the blood center. Somewhere, someone out there is squeezing a TCEA stress ball as she gives her 50th pint of blood.


29 comments:

  1. Great pics for the week! And I agree vendors seem to outdo themselves finding innovative pens. :)
    happy WW!

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  2. When we go to my husband's trade shows we always come home with a zillion magnets! Stress balls and pens are more useful.

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  3. The stress balls are so cute and lovely.
    Best, Synnöve

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    1. 2013 must have been a massively tense year for teachers. Not so many stress balls given away this year.

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  4. I like strees balls, mine is a green frog on my desk

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    1. Frogs are my favorite. I covet a green frog stress ball.

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  5. I think it's great that you donate them to the blood center. I've donated blood many times, but I'm always a little nervous. A stress ball would be helpful. :-)

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    1. You can not help but smiling when you are squeezing the planet earth while you give blood.

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  6. That I call a rich and successful harvest... :-)
    Greetings from Germany

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  7. Love your haul! One of my favorite stress balls is in the shape of a brain, guess it's the speech therapist in me that finds it amusing.

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  8. Great pictures :) Those stress balls look fun ..

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  9. I like the pencil picture ! Looks like a star !

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  10. I love the picture of the pens. I have never enough pens! :)

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  11. That was quite a swag bag you collected. I pick up every pen that shows up at a vendor table or counter. I do have a couple of stress balls given to me when I was working, but lots of pens!!

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  12. Ah, stress balls are the best! I remember the year our company gave us some...just after they added a host of stressful rules and regulations...lol.

    Thanks for sharing, and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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    1. Yes, trying to handle the symptoms rather than the problem.

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  13. I like your clever photo of the pens. Stress balls must be the "in" item for conferences. I find that funny. What does TCEA stand for?

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  14. It's Texas Computer Education Association, I think.

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