Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Lighter Side

Geez, July just flew bye and it is again time to write the Lighter Side. I have been asked many times where do I find these dumb jokes.

I have been storing most of them in my brain for 50 plus years, but I do have a small circle of friends that text, email or call me with a joke they think that I will like. So you can thank them.

Hope you enjoy this month challenging jokes, as always the answers follow the next article. 

1. What did the bartender say to Charles Dickens?

2. What’s a frog’s favorite soda?

3. Why was the computer so tired when it got home?

4. Why couldn’t the pirate remember the alphabet?

5. How do you make an egg laugh?

6. Why shouldn’t you shower with a Pokemon around?

7. What did the llama say when he got kicked off the farm?

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Spotlight: Anniversary and Dunning Bat Mitzvah

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Dunning Bat Mitzvah / Lone Tree Golf Country Club 

When I begin writing my blog, I try to find something that will interest you the reader and not repeat myself.

But once a year I do repeat myself, kind of, that is when the anniversary of my company rolls around. I want to thank and acknowledge the greatest customers in the world. Mine !!!

August first is my companies anniversary. When that date comes around each year I wonder where and the heck the time went. Now that I am an old guy, time just seems to go bye so much quicker. Those over 50 know what I mean.

Balloons by Absolute Value stays in business for many reasons. The main reason is you, the customer ! Without you, we would have been out of business long ago. I want to thank you for being so loyal to my company.

Most large companies spent mega bucks to attract new customers to their business. Small business people like myself can’t do that. We depend on you the customer to refer us to your friends and use us again.

Repeat customers are the key to Balloons by Absolute Values success. If you’re a long time reader of my blog, you might have noticed how many times I write about repeat customers, The Denver Broncos, Race for the Cure, Rett’s Syndrome and other non-profit organizations.

They are very important, no doubt, but it is the individual customers that really make my business grow. For many reasons, one they know so many people and refer us to them during their event. The other is they usually challenge our creativity with unique themes.

The picture above is one of those challenges. Lisa a Mitzvah mom and her mother Bonnie wanted a musical theme for their daughter and grand daughter’s Bat Mitzvah.

Balloons by Absolute Value did Lisa and Bonnie’s son and grandsons Bar Mitzvah a few years back. His theme was gaming, the kind with joy sticks and cartridges. Balloons by Absolute Value did such a great job they call on us again to give that magical touch for their current Bat Mitzvah.

Back to this years event, I bought the foam board guitars and vases a couple months prior. Had no immediate use for them but they were so cool I could not pass up this great look. They really are so unique.

Because these centerpieces are generally more expensive then most people want to purchase. I decided when I bought them that I would rent them out for special events. They also contain no balloons, both a first for Balloons by Absolute Value.

Lisa and Bonnie were so happy with the decor they want me to hang around for another four and half years……Yikes I will be 71 ……… think I am going to make that my goal to be able to do their next Mitzvah

Before I close this blog entry…. I want to let you know that you are all so very important to me and Balloons by Absolute Value. Thanks for being my customer and you are really important to our success.

ps. One of the very cool things about the guitar centerpieces is you can individualize the names of each table with your favorite band or singer.

 

 

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The Lighter Side Answers

How well do you think you did on this months Lighter Side? I imagine just like you normally do, not well. But now you got some new material for the month. Laughing big time now. Here are the answers you have been waiting for.

1. What did the bartender say to Charles Dickens?

       Answer: Olive or twist?

2. What’s a frog’s favorite soda?

       Answer: Croak-a-Cola.

3. Why was the computer so tired when it got home?

       Answer: Because it had a hard drive.

4. Why couldn’t the pirate remember the alphabet?

       Answer: He always got lost at “C”.

5. How do you make an egg laugh?

       Answer: Tell it a yolk.

6. Why shouldn’t you shower with a Pokemon around?

       Answer: They might Pikachu.

7. What did the llama say when he got kicked off the farm?

       Answer: Alpaca my bags.

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