Archive for September, 2010

One of Those Days

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Hey, I (Tony the Balloon Guy) just noticed…

If there’s something you’ve been meaning to do, because it would be really good for you, or you’re really interested in it, or it would really help someone else, today looks like a great day to get started on it.  Good luck!

Have a fun day!

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Calling Them Like They See Them

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

A restaurant mom tells me (Tony the Balloon Guy), “Whenever we see a balloon person at another restaurant, the kids flat out tell them they don’t make balloons as well as Tony.  Then they get all frustrated.”

“Awwww,” I say.  ”Thanks!”

“It’s true,” says the older daughter.  ”We never see balloons as good as yours!”

So I had a surprise job evaluation today, and it went great!

Have a fun day!

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LBS Away!

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

At a restaurant, I (Tony the Balloon Guy) told a four-year-old’s mother, “Mom, you’re getting SKINNY!”

She looked surprised.  ”Thanks, Tony.  I’ve lost 35 pounds.”

“Wow,” I said.  ”Good job!”

The four-year-old looked me over, and then she asked, “Can YOU lose pounds?”

Yikes!  Maybe I better!

Have a fun day!

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Double Happy!

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Nothing quite brightens your day like meeting the new twin babies of regular restaurant customers.  So cute!

And the bigger kids in the family?  STILL CUTE, TOO!

Have a fun day!

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Word-of-Face Advertising

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

A nice e-mail to come home to after a Monday night of balloons and face painting at the Lickity Splits ice cream shop in Bushnell:

“Hello,
I saw a woman in Walmart with the most beautiful face painting and she gave me your card.  I would like to get some info and prices for face painting and possibly juggling and balloons for a school visit. We have an AR reward day in a few weeks and I would love to try to have
you come. Can send me prices for face painting, juggling, balloon animals, etc. and I’ll check and see what we can come up with for funding. If you are booked in the next couple of weeks, I’d still like to get info for a future date…”

Yay, Face Painter Phyllis!

Have a fun day!

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Give Me a Sign. Just Some Sort of Sign.

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

“Want a teddy bear made of balloons?”

Blank stare.

“A butterfly?”

Blank stare.

“A ladybug?”

Blank stare. ”

“A puppy?”

Blank stare.

“A princess?”

Blank stare. ”

A monkey?”

Blank stare.

“A horsie?”

Insane jumping up and down like Tigger on a sugar rush.

“A horsie it is.”

Have a fun day!

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TMI: That’s Magic, Isn’t it?

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

I (Tony the Balloon Guy) play a little trick on the kid at the restaurant, then act like he did it.

“Are you MAGIC?” I demand.

“Yes,” he says.  ”My dad taught me.  He can take his tooth out and put it back in!”

His mom’s face is buried in her hands.

Have a fun day!

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You Can’t Hide Your Lion Eyes

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Because the lion lays around in the sun while the lioness does the family’s hunting, the lion must rely on aerobic exercise to maintain his figure.

Jump-Roping Lion

Jump-Roping Lion

Have a fun day!

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Musta Been Meant To Be

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

We (Tony the Balloon Guy & Face Painter Phyllis) do a lot of parties with two entertainment services by us:  usually balloons and face painting, but also balloons and a pony, or balloons and a magic show, or face painting and a pony.

Less common is balloons and face painting and a pony.  Especially “in this economy,” as they say.

But a few weeks ago someone booked the balloons-faces-pony package.  Unfortunately, they called back a few days later to cancel.  But then someone ELSE called and booked that package for the same day.

I guess we were just destined to do a balloons-faces-pony party that day.  Which was today.  Which was a great day!

More parties tomorrow.  And then more next weekend.  And the next…

Have a fun day!

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Can you say “Amiga?” Good!

Friday, September 24th, 2010

I went exploring with this girl.  The monkey is mine – hers has red shoes.

Exploring!

Have a fun day!

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