5/8/08

No Words Can Properly Title My Glee!

Sweety remembered last night around midnight that LittleBrother(11) needed some cash to take to school for a project and asked if I'd like to ride to the bank with him. We passed a new grocery store that's being opened today and they were launching balloons in the parking lot. Those gigantic balloons that you see at car lots and promotions.

It was neat to watch them zoom into the air like rockets. I told Sweety that I wanted one and asked him to drive over so I could ask the guy how a regular person could buy one.

HE GAVE ME ONE!!!!!

If you are in Florida or Georgia and need someone to set up balloons for your promotion or child's over the top birthday party - let me know and I'll give you his info. If he had a website, I'd link to it.

He even gave us as much pennant-rope-stuff as we wanted to fly it properly! It is 4 feet across. See how the flags are green and white and match our house? It was meant to be.

It was too big to put in the car. We opened the sunroof and held the rope while the balloon bobbed along above the car.

It is the greatest thing ever.

I've always wanted one.

22 comments:

The Phosgene Kid said...

You'll have to make sure the FFA routes all the air traffic around your house...

here today, gone tomorrow said...

I'm envious!!

Patti said...

See that balloon is to "lift your spirits". How cool! Now I want one of those fluttery/bendy people that you see in front of some businesses!

bekah said...

You are so weird.

Speck said...

Awesome! Oh how I love that your inner child thought this would be cool...and you listened to her!

Regal said...

I LOVE YOUR BALLOON.

Chickie said...

The Phosgene Kid - They have been alerted. I didn't want them to smack into it and bust it!

here today, gone tomorrow - Isn't it fantastic?!

Patti - Oh, I love those people things too! That's on my to-do list.

bekah - You know that you want one.

Speck - I had to listen to her. Especially after the guy said that I could have one. That was a sign!

Regal - Thank you. It pleases me so!

Rich | Championable said...

I am genuinely jealous.

Chickie said...

Rich Championable - Jealousy is perfectly normal in this situation. I'm thinking of keeping the rope and flying a balloon all of the time.

The neighbors are loving me today. Heh.

heather said...

that had to be a present from my mom for mother's day...

you see for.. as long as i can remember...
growing up she and i would drive past car lots...

and then spend miles plotting how we were going to steal them.

: }

i can not tell you how cool that is.
i am so jealous.

i think i might have to try and steal me one now. LOL

i will blog it if i do...
but only if i don't get arrested.

: }

The Phosgene Kid said...

If you had a bunch of them, you could tie them to a lawn chair and have the ex-wife sit in it - I think you can see where this is going...

Scott English said...

I want one *pout*

You are the shiznit Chickie!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

That is FABULOUS! I'd love to have a couple if those for my Birthday! I need to see if there is some place in L.A. that has these....What Fun, Chickie!

Mike said...

That is seriously cool. I want one. Carmen could go for balloon rides.

Midwestern City Boy said...

That is a HUGE balloon. You and Swwety are both big kids at hers. And meant for each other.

Phoebe Fay said...

That is SO cool! Now all you need is one of those big spotlight things for the front yard.

SagaciousHillbilly said...

That's soooo fucking cool!

Mybrid said...

I'm SO jealous!!! I'd want a blue balloon though. Just fits my Israeli flag better.

Thomas said...

Doesn't it make your day when someone does something nice and cool for you?

We all need more shit like this in our lives

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Chickie said...

heather - This post proves that there is no need for thievery! You just have to lurk around the car lots late at night when the balloon man is around.

The Phosgene Kid - I wouldn't waste a good balloon on her.

Scott English - When it is your time, one will find you. Don't despair.

Lady of the Hills - It would be a hoot to see some flying from your house on the hill! I'll bet people would see them for miles. We could see ours from about 4 blocks away.

Mike - Luckily for Tiny Dog, it takes more than one to launch a Chihuahua. Her feet didn't lift a bit.

Midwestern City Boy - Yeah, not many people will help you carry home a monster balloon.

Phoebe Fay - I so wish we'd had one that night. I think some of the neighbors saw us launch it because we had to point our car lights at the house to see what we were doing.

SagiciousHillbilly - That's what I said!

Mybrid - Beggars can't be choosers and I was defintely a beggar. I thought that I wanted a green balloon (like the balloon guy was launching for the grocery store) but really like how the red showed up so nicely! Green would have blended in too much with the pine trees, I think.

Thomas - So true. This is my highlight of 2008.

rebturtle said...

Congratulations to the only person I've ever seen actually "fly their freak flag." Roll down a sheet of bubble wrap on the walkway and call it a year!

Chickie said...

rebturtle - Heh, I hadn't thought of it that way but you're right! My freak flag.