A whole lot of misdirected energy.

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Bumble

I don't have anything to say about this one. He's just cute.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Buddy the Elf

It's  December 1st and I've already watched Elf once and quoted it about 50 times because it is THE BEST and also because you smell like beef and cheese. 

Buzzfeed's list of Elf facts made this year's first viewing even better (for me, anyway. My interrupting to say that it was Maurice LaMarche doing the huge burp is certainly less "fun fact" than "shut up so I can hear the movie." But seriously, The Brain!) 

Also awesome: the movie's reference to Crumpet, David Sedaris' elf name from "SantaLand Diaries." Plus Amy Sedaris! And Andy Richter! Just...everything. It's perfect.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Lineup of Doctors

I've reworked a couple of my old Doctor balloons and added a Paul McGann to the mix. Every time I look at this I want to count them off like "Eight, WAR DOCTOR, Nine, Ten, Eleven..." It sounds a lot like the kid in this awesome 70's Sesame Street clip: http://youtu.be/lYIRO97dhII

Monday, November 11, 2013

Oscar the Grouch/Dalek

Because, YES, of course. It makes perfect sense.


My Doctor Who balloon obsession so far: 4, 9, 10, 11, with bonus John Hurt. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Nightmare Before Christmas

I'm an unabashed chickenshit, so this is about as scary as I like my Halloween (Christmas?) movies to get. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New Girl (Nick Miller)

I don't know why I do the things I do, but I know this: sometimes the grumpiest characters make cutest balloons. 

In that spirit, New Girl's Nick Miller (played by Jake Johnson) is pretty adorable.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Ron Burgundy

I'm Susanne Ritchie.Tits McGee is on vacation.

With that, I give you Ron Burgundy. He's kind of a big deal.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The 11th Doctor

One more 11 balloon! I like this one.

Sunday, June 2, 2013


It took a fair amount of trial and error to figure out my TARDIS balloon design. I'd still like to do a full-sized one but I'll need a good reason and some space--my house just isn't big enough. 

Here's the one I finally ended up with:

This one I like, I keep.

It did my nerd heart good to see the family playing with the Doctor Who balloons I've had laying around for the last couple of days:

Cordelia in the TARDIS junkyard

My son's stuffed cat doing battle with a dalek.

Not a great TARDIS but an excellent hat. Note the vanquished dalek in the background.

Thursday, May 30, 2013


After seeing Asylum of the Daleks, it's a rare occasion that someone in our house can say the word "eggs" without spinning off into a Dalek impression. So...probably avoid us around breakfast time. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


...on a Segway. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Ira Glass

So, a balloon of a radio personality making another balloon. This video explains it nicely: http://rookiemag.com/2012/10/ira-glass-balloon-animals

Note the part where Ira dismisses the idea of multiple-balloon sculptures. Clearly, I disagree.

Monday, March 11, 2013


I went off on a bit of a Firefly thing recently. The first three: Mal, Wash, and Jayne.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Captain Hammer

So how *are* things going with Cheesy-On-The-Outside?

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Groundhog Day

The holiday that has a Bill Murray movie, pageantry, grumpy animals, and absolutely no responsibility for gifts or parties? Love it.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Kenneth Parcell

I only love two things: everybody and television.