Thursday, June 23, 2011


I made these glorious little parcels for a contest a major balloon company is running.  Well, I didn't make a high enough percentage of the signature color.  I was supposed to use at least 75% of the color.  I TRULY thought I had.  After I received their e-mail telling me that I hadn't used enough of the color, I wanted to contradict them.  I actually calculated out precisely how many balloons I used of each color for each creation.  Know what I found out?  They were right.  Now, after creating these great little things, I am out of the signature color, and I don't have quite enough time to order more.  So I've decided to go ahead and share them with the world.  I hope you love them.  I've had a ton of fun creating them!

Gray:  6
Green:  3
Pink:  4
Silver:  2
Light Brown:  29
Total Balloons used:  44
Total Percentage of correct color:  65%
SIGH!  So close, yet so far away.

White:  2
Dark Brown: 6
Light Brown:  12
Total Balloons used:  20
Total Percentage of correct color used:  60%
DANG IT!  They were right for both of them!

Friday, June 3, 2011


Old Doc Carver was a family practitioner who still made house calls. One afternoon he was called to the Tuttle house. Mrs. Tuttle was in terrible pain. The doctor came out of the bed- room a minute after he'd gone in and asked Mr. Tuttle, "Do you have a hammer?"
      A puzzled Mr. Tuttle went to the garage, and returned with a hammer. The doctor thanked him and went back into the bedroom. A moment later, he came out and asked, "Do you have a chisel?" Mr. Tuttle complied with the request.
      In the next ten minutes, Dr. Carver asked for and received a pair of pliers, a screwdriver and a hacksaw. The last request got to Mr. Tuttle. He asked, "What are you doing to my wife?"
      "Not a thing," replied old doc Carver. "I can't get my instrument bag open."


I thought that joke was appropriate for this balloon I made.   What should you do for a 40th b-day party for a doctor?  What else besides an old doctor using a walker (ear hair and all!)