I always wanted to set a balloon free to see where it would land. I loved the stories about balloons carrying notes that floated to Finland. Then I learned about how balloons can be bad for the birds. This meant no postcards saying 'I found your balloon' from Estonia or Bhutan.
I still love the idea of a balloon floating above the ground, and landing a distance away:
1. Saturday mission: get that windshield replaced. 2. Mileage milestone: 151,000 miles. 3. cheap Coby cassette deck: suddenly "in". 4. quick lunch birding: blue jay. red-bellied woodpecker. 5. favorite new TV show: Fairly Legal. 6. favorite Scrabble word, as yet unused by me: jalope. 7. tourist brochures arrived from: Minot, North Dakota. 8. tomorrow's forecast high: 78 degrees. 9. lunchtime meal: two grilled corn dogs and baked potato chips 10. weekend recreational choices: prairie or prairie dogs. 11. sci-fi mag issue review: story about coping with a new, unknown scientific phenomenon: A-. 12. now listening: Hello Saferide "Arjeplog". 13. rebuttal of a truism: it is indeed possible to regret some things done, and be thankful for things undone. 14. eaten: the last two clementines. 15. in favor of: promoting animal adoption.