From Balloons to Bowls

The Letter ‘B’. A few years ago I did a series of posts that had photos (mine) that sort of contained objects that looked like letters. Where is the Letter ‘B’ was the second post in the series.

I abandoned the Alphabet project at ‘F’, but today I’m bringing back the letter ‘B’ because I keep finding it in my rambles around the internet.

Balloons – a somewhat accurate report
The buzz this past week was the Chinese Balloon that floated over Alaska, Western Canada, Montana, Nebraska, etc before being shot down over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Carolina. It was said to be at an altitude of about 60,000 feet and was reported to be the size of three buses or 200 feet or a regional jetliner.  It was believed to be a surveil… espion… spy balloon.

There does not seem to have been any pushback to suggest that using the word ‘Chinese’ stigmatizes the country that launched the balloon… which is different than if viruses are called Chinese.

It has now been revealed that similar balloons briefly floated over the USA during the Trump administration but were apparently not revealed to Trump who perhaps would have had them shot down sooner than later. Now that Canada and the USA are on Balloon Alert, several more balloons have been shot down recently.

Buttons – if I happened to ‘push your button’ about balloons:

Parents know how to push your buttons because, hey, they sewed them on.
– Camryn Manheim –

Who Has Got Your Back?

An old friend will help you move. A good friend will help you move a dead body.
– Jim Hayes –


Living on a budget is the same as living beyond your means except you have a record of it.
– Author Unknown –

The AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs and NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles met for Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, February 12, 2023 in Glendale Arizona. (Kansas won.)

Here is a report from someone who envisioned  what might have happened if a guy took his girlfriend to her first football game.

And that’s it for the Letter ‘B’!

23 thoughts on “From Balloons to Bowls

  1. So, how many of the cacti in your yard are of the endangered species? If I hear the Car guy’s gone fishing, I might have to bring Enz”Nose” , the cadaver dog over .


    1. I found the Super Bowl strange enough this year because of the difference between Canadian and American rules. I can just imagine how bizarre it would be to someone watching it for the first time.


  2. The gardening one is particularly funny – but the whole post was great! If a good friend confessed to you that she had murdered someone who was a horrible person, and there was no question that the friend was not even going to be a suspect, would you tell the police what you knew?


    1. I posed your ‘What If’ to The Car Guy and we discussed it at some length. From a legal standpoint, I guess I’d have to know if not reporting the crime made me a party to the crime and that was something I could be charged with! Good friendship pretty much goes out the window, for me, if there is any possibility at all that the friends ‘loose lips’ could get me in trouble!

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