in which Middle and I discuss balloon handling
The Scene: Middle is downstairs, bb is up, they are discussing, via IM, her participation in the Thanksgiving Day Parade in which she is a "balloon handler" and looking at photos from a previous year.
Middle: that foot is freakin huge
bb: I KNOW
and it weighs a fucking ton
Middle: probably literally
bb: hmm, good question
there's all kinds of fact filled stuff on the web about the balloons
see if you can get closer during deflation
Middle: i'm sure they actually weigh quite a lot
i doubt it
i've been as close as possible every year
bb:are there people to stop you?
bb: It's fascinating
that whole lay down on the balloon to deflate it while another balloon passes over thing?
that's almost as cool as walking with it
Middle: it's pretty crazy
bb: it's so freaking heavy - some of the hardest physical work I've ever done
Middle: I believe it
And, so, this morning, I will, once again, be pulling a giant balloon through the city.
After that, I hope to come home, have a nap and eat an extraordinary amount of turkey.
Happy Thanksgiving, Americans.