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25 May 2008 @ 11:01 pm
Bouncy Balls  
Today's been great! Chris got the day off. Well no calls came in so it was a day off. After feeding the birds we went on bug patrol and killed a bunch of nasty shield and stink bugs that were getting on our tomatoes. I HATE those bugs. They are ugly and they suck the juices out of the plants. After finishing chores we stopped by a Funeral Home to drop off a business card. We rang the doorbell but no one answered. There were no cars around and we thought that it was closed. Chris suggested I leave the card on the door and I agreed that was a good idea. Well he was holding my card and he starts trying to find ways to stick it in the door's crack. I'm watching and thinking that it looked rather odd since he was sliding it back and forth and if someone saw us they'd think we were breaking in. Suddenly the door opened just as he had the card over the doorknob. A fat guy was standing there looking a little creeped out. I quickly said hello to him and that we were going to leave the card because we thought they were closed. I then explained that I did dove releases and thought he might be interested in my services. Chris handed him the card proving we weren't lying. His face relaxed after that and was actually glad to hear it. He told me he was glad to have someone else to call when his regular dove guy couldn't come out. I know who he's talking about. This is the only competition I may have. I've met him. He's the guy that gave me Gorda last year and I actually sold him two white display doves for the business. I knew we'd cross paths as competitors in the future. Nice guy, but it's too bad we'll be business rivals now. I do intend to muscle in on his territory and be more aggressive about advertising. No one advertises in the phone book. That will be a major advantage once I start doing that.

So it was good to get my info out and also turned out to be good reconaisence mission too. Once in the car I busted out laughing with embarassment about how bad we must have looked. The rest of the day we kept making jokes about how we broke into a funeral home. We dropped of another card at another funeral home that was closed but this time we taped it to the door. We dropped another one off at a party story and they were happy to hear about that. The lady put the card in a book she kept all these other business references. I'm so glad so hopefully this will help spread the word about me. Though it's weird trying to start off with only five pigeons. But you have to start somewhere. At the party store they had bouncy balls of all colors. Chris bought me a pack of clears with star glitter in them. OH I LOVE them!! The clear or colored clear with glitter are my favorite type. I can look into them for hours and dream away about other worlds and galaxies.



I like how this pic turned out. I LOVE all the stars in them. So colorful. Unfortunately the flash made them look more opaque than clear but they really are clear.



In this one you can see how clear they really are but they are blurry. I turned off the flash and the camera just couldn't focus. I like both for different reason. I don't really talk about it but bouncy balls are one of my long time obsessions and I've been collecting them longer than anything else. I started when I got my first one in 1980. I LOVE bouncy balls. They just make me giddy and happy.

Chris has been having funn looking at his xbox account online. I did it too. I kind of have mixed feelings that he finally broke down and spent money to buy gamer points for icons. Well it was only six bucks but I don't think you should have to pay anything. It should be like the internet and you should be allowed to upload your own pics. But I am happy to have gotten some Disney and National Geo stuff. So currently my icon is a white dove. I kinda gave up on all my games for a while. Definitely worth it since I've been so creative artistically. That takes presidence. Well I did play a little more today. I played Feeding Frenzy and Boom Boom Rocket. I'm tryin to get an A rating on an easy song on Easy mode to get another achievement. Haven't been able to yet. Quite disapionting since I was one point away from 90%. Another achievement I want to get is eating 1000 sharks in Feeding Frenzy. I don't know how many I've eaten so far but I seem to average around 6 or 7 per level. This will obviously take a very long time to get then.
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The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Zorak Hawaiian Stylesilvolf on May 26th, 2008 08:07 am (UTC)
Good luck with the advertising, its a great idea to go round and give your card to relevent places. Lol, breaking into the funeral home, I would have found that amusing too.
The balls are pretty, I love bouncy balls too, I bounce them in the kitchen and Mum yells lol! But the kitchen lino is the only place they bounce really well.
Good luck on the games. I'm currently playing Pokémon Pearl which I got for my birthday. Its funny I used to play for hours but now I play for a bit and choose to stop.
Des: Birdhousesthagirion on May 26th, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah it was really bad looking I'm sure.

I'm glad you like them too. I love finding a place with hard floors and nothing breakable and letting around 20 go at once. Or going in a small hallway and bouncing them off the walls. I always count them because I know some always get lost and hid.
Cheezey: DG Smoothcheezey on May 26th, 2008 10:50 am (UTC)
Those bouncy balls are cool! I always thought they were a lot of fun too, although around here we called them "Super Balls" instead.

That's a funny story about the funeral home. Hopefully you'll get some business from it though!
Des: Sunballthagirion on May 26th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah something so simple I can't ever get tired of it. I've seen some of them calles super balls. I've mostly noticed the bigger ones are called that.

Yeah it was pretty bad. I hope so.
draconisthanosdraconisthanos on May 27th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
I love this post you did!

It felt good to kill those disgusting/tomatoe killing pests.

It has been a blast to play xbox with you. I was happy to buy you those icons off xbox live. :)
Des: Peep Heartthagirion on May 27th, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
Thanks. It was fun to type out.
Yes I hate those gross bugs.
Aww, I love my pigeon icon.
Tingthe_pixie on May 27th, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
Heehee.. I love bouncy balls as wel! Those look fantastic!

And that must have been so frightening when the funeral director opened the door! At least you know you got some of your cards out and possibly can drum up some business!

Des: Budgiesthagirion on May 29th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks. They are so cool. I want to go back and get the other colors.

Hehe, more frightning for him I'm sure. I was only embarassed by it.