Monday, May 25, 2009

Mood Meter

Three months ago, a neighbor down the road threw a birthday party and put balloons up, every couple of hundred feet, leading to their house. I first noticed them as I drove home from school one afternoon. There was one on a bridge, then a stop sign, then several electrical poles, then their mailbox. I noticed them the following day, then the next day, and then the day after that. After 3 months, they're still up.

Often, you can judge what kind of mood I'm in by how I react when I see these lifeless balloons hanging by a string. If I'm having a good day then I hardly pay them any mind but if I'm in a bad mood I start making covert plans to cut them all down and cram them in the neighbor's mailbox.

Today? It's a good day.

Happy Memorial Day!

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  1. You're doing good, I probably would have taken care of that a while ago!

  2. I would not be able to keep seeing them without becoming irritated, but I know it's better to just let stuff go.

  3. nice post. will you let us know when you shove them in the mailbox? maybe take a picture? that would make my day (even though it will probably mean you're having a bad day, so that's not so good...anyway...).

    Have a nice, short week! :)

  4. Shoving them in the mailbox! Good idea. And actually very kind. I am sure there are waaaay worse things one could do.

  5. that is funny Ali, sometimes those little things are so very annoying.

  6. I wonder if they will still be up when they throw the next party.

  7. I am glad it was a good day! LOL! My good day would be doing that mailbox thing...

  8. Yeah, what's that about? I still think the mailbox plan is a good one. lol

  9. I totally thought of these balloons on Sunday, when I confettied a path to my front door. Of course the confetti didn't stay nice on MY sidewalk so I could sweep it up, and it's blowing all over the street as we speak.

    I'm sure my neighbors are either all like "oh, cute, sparkles" or "litterbug biznatch!"


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