Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Baby's black balloon makes her fly...

Man, no swimming today...LAME!

Since Minnie's actual birthday is tomorrow, I knew Laura wanted us to devise some kind of desk decor or something to celebrate that nosy little munchkin turning 70. So we went on our lunch break to go buy stuff and as it turns out, there are no decorations for 70th birthdays. I guess they figure once you get up that high, you don't want balloons and shit announcing it to the world cause all those themed decorations stop right at 60. Some BS if you ax me.

So we improvised. We decided to blow up 70 balloons and "fill" her cubicle. Only problem is...70 barely made a dent! I was all expecting some overflowing balloon pit and instead it was more like "what's all this shit on the floor? Oh, it's balloons." So we rummaged the storage closet and found all kinds of leftover balloons from party days gone by and got to work. It ended up taking 141. Well, that's all we had, so that's what it took. My mouth is all sore and rubber-tasting. So it's just like any other Tuesday nite, AMIRIGHT?? (yuck.)

Anyway, here's some pics of me and some workgirls (opposite of homegirls) getting this shit done:

Note to self: That shirt still doesn't fit. Don't wear it for another 30 pounds.

Two hours later (!!!) I was at Party City trying to find a funny Over the Hill gift that wouldn't make her cry. It's a sensitive subject, getting old. I mean, it's funny to laugh about someone being old when they're like...not that old. But turning 70 ain't no joke! I ended up finding this giant pill case and I filled it with different candies for each day of the week. I think I teetered the edge of humor and taste just fine, thanksverymuch.
Now that I'm finally home and all outta oxygen, I guess we're postponing swimming until tomorrow. Sucks, but it's already dark and there's monsters plus the pool might be haunted or something.
Jeff's diploma FINALLY came in the mail! YAY!
Aww so proud!
There were a few weeks there where we were biting our nails thinking "hmm, maybe you didn't really graduate??" But it turns out they just mailed it to our old address, whew! So now he has no excuse to not look for a better job and that makes me happy. I told him I wouldn't start nagging until the end of the summer though. ONE MORE MONTH! I do love me a good ol'-fashioned nag fest.
Tomorrow I gotta say no to ice cream sundaes at work. But that shouldn't be THAT hard. ...unless there's waffle bowls. :(
Bye dudes.
P.S. How 'bout that Bill Clinton, eh??? :)

17 comments:

LAF said...

Too funny! That shirt is cute on you. Congrats to Jeff.
May the Force be with you tomorrow for the sundaes.

jessi said...

I'm surprised none of you passed out after blowing up all those balloons . . . Bill Clinton is the shit :)

arielcircleofnine said...

do your cheeks hurt? man I remember not only the rubber taste but like major cheek fatigue and I never attempted to blow up more than a few balloons! Cubicle looks awesome though!

big_mummy said...

hell, i really dont believe rubber taste and cheek sore lips are worth it unless your getting some return on your effort. just sayin.

i like the shirt, dont be a dumbass, it fits if your belly doesnt show and the seams dont rip!

Diana said...

I love it that you did that for a 70-year old coworker. She's going to feel very special. You're a very sweet and caring person Tricia. Way cool thing to do. :)

Dina said...

That is a shit ton of balloons! If someone did that to me, all I'd be thinking is, "Who the fuck is going to pop all of these balloons?"

Amy H. said...

Love the candies in a pill box - great idea!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

My goodness - what a bunch of balloons. How wonderful to treat your friend - it's probably been a long time since anyone did that for her.

wildfluffysheep said...

I want a cubicle filled with balloons and a pill case filled with millions of sweets. bring on being 70! looks awesome...

bring on the nag fest!
hey did my card arrive or what? dang

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

I agree with Dina, that IS a shit ton of balloons! I'd be all like...sweet I can't get into my cage, I'm freeeeeeeeeee for the day!

TJ said...

I love the cubical-o-balloons! GREAT!

I swam at night once in the ocean in Hawaii ( it was with work- orthodontic convention- and we were all drunk, some girls may have been naked, not me, but others were...lol...anyway) the next day they took out some rare species of jellyfish from the exact spot that I swam in. DAMN! Im not swimming at night anymore.

biz319 said...

OMG, I used to do balloons at my old office all the time - but spent the $18 for a small helium machine - it lasted forever.

Too cute!

@eloh said...

I might suggest colored condoms next time. They blow up really big.

The shirt looks fine, clothes are a better guage to weight loss most times than a scale.

Love the pill box idea.

Pam said...

That balloon filled cubicle rocked! I bet she got a kick out of that. jeje
And Clinton gets the big...HELL YEAH!!!!!! He rocks.

Jenn said...

That is AWESOME! So what did your co-worker think when she saw it?

Chris H said...

Stuff blowing up all those balloons by mouth! Next time use a vacum cleaner!!!!

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Forget the gag gifts; go with a nice card that says something to the effect of "Enjoy these last few years; they go by so fast!"

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