Thursday Night Open Thread

Tomorrow is a big day for the Mueller investigation, with the Cohen sentencing document dropping. I have a full day of stuff I have to deal with so I will probably not catch it live, but I do think there is one thing to remember that seems to have been forgotten- Cohen recorded Trump, and the FBI and Mueller have it. We might learn what was in those recordings tomorrow.

In other news, the fundraiser is still ongoing, you can click paypal to the right or below or email me for a snail mail address.

As I stated, we are entertaining bids from multiple web developers, and some of you have mentioned you have someone in mind who may be interested. That’s great, but this time around we are moving away from friends, family, boyfriend/girlfriend/ fiance, etc. If you know of a web developed you would recommend, send me the email/web address, and we will contact them and they can put together a bid after we go through their portfolio.

Finally, it is still not too late to submit pet pics. Use the email to the right and submit them asap.

I have a dental appointment tomorrow and I am not thrilled about it. Just a routine check-up cleaning, but as I age every time I go to a doctor they manage to find something else broken. Going to the doctor anymore is like opening up the wall in an old house you are renovating- “do I really want to know what is going on back there?”








Balloon Juice Fundraiser Open Thread

Watching Operation Finale, where they had the right idea and shot Nazis.

Reposting from yesterday.

As you know, we are working on a new website, and a crew of longtime members of the blogetariat have been helping me see things through the eyes of the reader and coordinating the redesign. They have put together a comprehensive list of what we want from the “new” site, and are currently in the process of reaching out to web developers for bids. Thus, I have been informed that now is the time for the site fundraiser.

We will let this run for two weeks (and then again in January), with another updated post every day or so. As always, the paypal thing is always to the right, and should you do your Christmas shopping on Amazon, click through the link to the right and the website cuts a minute commission. Should you choose to not want to use paypal, email me and I will send you a snail mail address.

In what I consider the best news of the year, CafePress is once again doing calendars, so the BJ calendar will be available for purchase that way instead of having to go through the sheer hell we went through last year.

In other good news, the Balloon Man is coming back.








Site Fundraiser Open Thread

Whenever I wake up and there is snow on the ground, I get happy. I just like snowy weather- it’s so much better than a dingy, leafless, barren landscape without snow.

Reposting from yesterday:

As you know, we are working on a new website, and a crew of longtime members of the blogetariat have been helping me see things through the eyes of the reader and coordinating the redesign. They have put together a comprehensive list of what we want from the “new” site, and are currently in the process of reaching out to web developers for bids. Thus, I have been informed that now is the time for the site fundraiser.

We will let this run for two weeks (and then again in January), with another updated post every day or so. As always, the paypal thing is always to the right, and should you do your Christmas shopping on Amazon, click through the link to the right and the website cuts a minute commission. Should you choose to not want to use paypal, email me and I will send you a snail mail address.

In what I consider the best news of the year, CafePress is once again doing calendars, so the BJ calendar will be available for purchase that way instead of having to go through the sheer hell we went through last year.

In other good news, the Balloon Man is coming back.

If you want to get an idea just how fucking long 2018 has been, Anthony Bourdain died only six months ago.








Balloon Juice Site Redesign Fundraiser

As you know, we are working on a new website, and a crew of longtime members of the blogetariat have been helping me see things through the eyes of the reader and coordinating the redesign. They have put together a comprehensive list of what we want from the “new” site, and are currently in the process of reaching out to web developers for bids. Thus, I have been informed that now is the time for the site fundraiser.

We will let this run for two weeks (and then again in January), with another updated post every day or so. As always, the paypal thing is always to the right, and should you do your Christmas shopping on Amazon, click through the link to the right and the website cuts a minute commission. Should you choose to not want to use paypal, email me and I will send you a snail mail address.

In what I consider the best news of the year, CafePress is once again doing calendars, so the BJ calendar will be available for purchase that way instead of having to go through the sheer hell we went through last year.

In other good news, the Balloon Man is coming back.








Balloon Juice Calendar

Ok- last call to express interest in the calendar. This is not actual orders, this is pre-orders so that I may gauge how many need to be ordered.

If you have not already, please email balloonjuicecalendar@gmail.com [fixed address —M4] and state HOW MANY calendars you wish to purchase. Nothing else.

Please follow these SIMPLE ASS INSTRUCTIONS or you will be judged the way Steve judges me every time I walk up the stairs to the second floor.

If you are wondering why the runner is all cockeyed, it is because around the corner is Steve’s litterbox that he rarely uses. However, I changed the litter yesterday, and he immediately went into the litter box, used the runner to plant his paws, and then kicked litter in every fucking direction, coating a sixteen square foot area with a light coating of litter. He didn’t even use it. He just arranged it for me.

Because he is helpful like that. The motherfucker.