Wednesday, May 07, 2008

40 days and 40 nights

This is a fairly unremarkable picture. Oh sure it was framed beautifully - it'll probably end up on some poster or calendar some day...but the idea of floating balloons in a picture isn't exactly revolutionary.

Keep in mind that it's no longer crazy to inflate a balloon with helium rather than air. Apparently helium is fairly light and causes balloons to stay afloat for 4 or 5 days.

Every once in a while you'll hear tale of a rogue balloon that stayed aloft for double digit days...but who really believes those braggarts?

I'm here to tell you of the greatest invention since sliced bagel chips (I'm a fan of the rye). The above balloons were actually coated with some magical oil before they were inflated with the helium. They put a little inside and sloshed it around...and this was puzzling frankly.

It took me a few weeks to notice - hey, those balloons are still up. Is it witchcraft?

Cooper, as you all know, turned 3 on April fool's day. We can officially call him tre for the next 11 months.

Not only did Coop receive these balloons as a part of the tri-celebration, but we actually celebrated on the Saturday before the anniversary of his birth.

You get where I'm going with this?

These balloons have levitated for 40 days. You can have your portrait of Mary stenciled into Melba toast. Oh sure, I'd be tempted to trade these for a brick that looked exactly like Nelson Mandella...but I'm holding onto these babies. These balloons are magic.

What do you have to say to that Mr. David Blaine?

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