Perhaps you remember the last time I was really bored. (It's been a ree-hee-heally long time since I claimed to be bored).
I picked up the nerdy art of balloon animals that last moment of boredom.
Anywho, my children's school carnival was coming up, and I thought "Oh, what the hey." And I signed up to be the balloon artist dweeb.
I use the term "artist" very, very loosely.
And so I said to myself,
"Self, you need a bigger repertoire than the 8 different things you already do."
You wouldn't believe the stuff kids ask for.
"Can I have a house?"
"I want a car!"
Don't we all kids. Don't.We.All.
(If you can do a balloon house please email me. I'd like to see it.)
So I turned to my first Geek-book for more stuff to make, and I just must point this out:
"HOW TO BLOW UP ANIMALS." How to blow up animals! The editor didn't suggest a different title? Your wife? Your fellow balloon animal friend/nerd? No one thought to say,
"Hey-- maybe we should go with a different title. I see the whole 'Blow Up Animals!' thing as maybe attracting the wrong crowd. You know, the people who feed cats firecrackers and saw puppies in half?"
And the other thing I would like to point out:
"AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS!"
Do you stand amazed? Are you. . . impressed?
So I've been spending some time building the ole repertoire. You know, more than just a weiner dog, a hat, and a sword.
And they're, like, EVERYWHERE. I'm a slow learner, okay??
French Poodles, Giraffes, Rabbits, Mickey Ears,
(That's a monkey! You see it! You do!)
and you know, the standard, kids' carnival MUST-HAVE:
the balloon toilet. As seen here.
I think I'm ready. Nerds, unite.