Monthly Archives: March 2014

Coming Event: Metropolitan State University of Denver

Metropolitan State University of Denver Open House

There are certain events that Balloons by Absolute Value does that are fun, whimsical, religious, colorful and are for non-profits, corporations, schools and private parties.

Then there are events that we do, that can make an impact on ones life forever. The open house at Metropolitan State University of Denver is one of them.

The details, if you will…..

Who: First time undergraduates, transfer students,
          interested in specific subjects, you & your family.

When:  Saturday, April 5, 2014

Time:   10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Auraria Campus –  Student Success Building

Why: Learn about the 55 majors and 84 minors offered

         Talk directly with the Professors of these classes. 

         Learn about admission requirements, financial aid,
         and scholarship opportunities.

         Take a campus tour.

How: Show up at the Student Success Building on the
Auraria Campus. No reservations needed. Bring your
previous college transcripts and have your credits
evaluated. It is that easy…hope to see ya there !

Park Free in the parking garage on 7th and Walnut Street.



Springing Forward to Opening Day

Opening Day for 850 KOA Radio Booth – Coors Field

Every year about this time I struggle with the changing of the clocks…..springing forward. I am a terrible sleeper to begin with but that is not what I struggle with.

BASEBALL …. Spring training has long since begun and the regular season is knocking on our door. I am a big fan of the game.

Since I was kid playing sandlot ball and watching the Minneapolis Millers, the Giants minor league team. Sitting in the bleachers with my old man, what a way to spend a day in the sun.

Now I follow all of the teams, but The Twins and The Rockies are two teams that I follow very closely. Last year neither had a good season, in fact it was a toss up who had the worst team or record.

There is nothing like Opening Day, have missed only one Opening Day since the Rockies came to Denver….This year will be the second.

Since the Rockies Organization came up with two bright ideas to be part of Opening Day. I will not be going.

First they came up with a lottery for the chance to buy tickets for this game. I entered and didn’t win the opportunity to buy tickets. Dang !

I wonder if this is legal, thought lotteries were for non-profits and the State of Colorado. All you lawyers out there I would like a legal opinion. Email me with your thoughts.

The second way to go to this game was to buy tickets in mini packages or season tickets. I don’t like being told to go to one game, I have to buy tickets to other games.

Lastly I am not paying scalpers to see a game I should be able to buy tickets at the ticket window at Coors Field.

So I guess I will be turning my radio to 850 KOA and listening to the game this year. A bummer for sure.

Ps. How big a fan am I, I have probably over 500,000 baseball and sports cards. No, I didn’t put them in my spokes as a kid……. snickering now.


Spotlight on St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School

                Cat in the Hat Balloon Sculpture
with St Vincent de Paul Volunteers

A couple of weeks ago I got a call from a young lady named Bonnie, who asked me “If I could make a large Cat in the Hat balloon sculpture”. I told her I was sure that I could create one but would have to get back to her with my design ideas and pricing the next day.

My thought, was if Theodor Geisel could create a Cat in the Hat, surely the crack staff at Balloons by Absolute Value could create one using only balloons. Oops, should tell ya now who Theodor Geisel was, he was “The Dr. Seuss”. I am sure that if he were alive today he would have approved of our Cat in the Hat balloon sculpture.

After a few sketches and talking with my crew at Balloons by Absolute Value we came up with a great looking Cat in the Hat design.

I called Bonnie back and told her we could do the Cat in the Hat and he would be over seven (7) feet tall. She loved my concept. Then I asked her how and what it was to be used for.

She told me, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School was having their Great Expectations Gala at the Hyatt DTC on March 8th. The event was to raise money for several purposes at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School.

One of the ways they were to raise money was a silent auction. The volunteers did an awesome job of finding great items for their silent auction tables. Each table was so very attractive and carried the theme of the Cat in the Hat story.

The entire gala was Cat in the Hat. The decor these ladies put together was second to none. There are some design companies in the Denver/Boulder area who could take lessons from these ladies…..It was more then professional.

Now I am sure they will raise a lot of money at their Great Expectations Gala but you can also make a donation. Just go to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School’s web site to find out how. Remember this is for a very worth cause…..

Wonder why this Cat in the Hat has a big smile on his face…….all you have to do is look at the two great looking gals from the St. Vincent de Paul’s volunteer team he is with to know the answer.



The Lighter Side

It is that time again for the Lighter Side. This months humor are one liners. A slight departure this month from the word jokes or puns that are usually in my blog. Hope you enjoy them.

Did you hear about the man who robbed a music shop?
He got caught with the lute.

Did you hear about the bear that was hit by an 18-wheeler and splattered all over the place?
They said it was a grizzly accident.

I fired my masseuse today…  She just rubbed me the wrong way. 

Did you hear about the cannibal who was late for dinner?  He got the cold shoulder. 

I dropped out of communism class… because of lousy Marx.

What happened when the cow tried to jump over a barbed
wire fence?  Udder destruction. 

My cat ate some cheese and waited for a mouse… with baited breath.

Did you hear about the woman who didn’t pay for her
exorcism? They repossessed her.

Did you hear about the sale at the boat yard? It was quite an oar deal