Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pop Lines for the Balloon Entertainer

What happens if a balloon breaks? What do I do if I make a mistake while twisting?

Well, here are a serries of pop lines you can use if a balloon happens to pop while you're performing. If you think of anymore, please feel free to include them.

When a balloon pops, hold up the deflated carcass and proclaim, "Look! A dead worm..." Then, looking at the child, "You didn't want a dead worm, did you?"

Occasionally when a balloon pops, I'll just shy away and move on to make the next one. I'll soon stop and say, "What are you afraid of?! I'm the one at ground zero."

"That was a weasel!"

If the balloons are being particularly loud and squeeky, you can turn to your table with, "I wouldn't be suprized if this one pops." Immediately after, make a loud squeek and say, "Boom!"

"Aren't you glad I'm not working with Dynomite?"

"This is why I'm not a brain surgeon"

"May he rest in pieces."

"I always wanted to be a pop star!"

Well, that's all I have for now... Any other fun or exciting ones you can think of??

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Your Balloon Man

I've been workin on my website recently and I would love for each of you to visit.

It is my business website that I'm trying to use to advertise my services. If anyone has any suggestions for what I could do to improve it, I would greatly appreciate it. I am still starting out with the whole website thing, so I could use any suggestion I can get.

If you were my client, what would you want to see on my website?
What are you looking for when booking an entertainer for your event?

Thursday, January 22, 2009


So, I expected to have regulars when I started working at the restaurant I am at, but I didn't expect them to start coming so quickly.

If you look two posts back with the pictures of the parrot and the bunny that I made, those are brother and sister and they came back in again. Also, the girl that was playing her DS and is holding the mouse... She is a regular too.

What's this tell me??

Well, I should definately be careful what I say and to whom. Anyone at any table could be a potential regular. And out of those, there are plenty of life-long clients that I may be able to nurture as well.

This post isn't meant to be very long. It was just something that I realized and wanted to share.

Do any of you have regulars at your restaurants? Are you a regular at a restaurant? And what do you think keeps people coming back week after week?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

And they say guys with balloons aren't cool...

I totally was able to pick up 8 or so gorgeous Hooters girls while I was in Vegas. How'd I do it??

With Balloons! That's right... I twisted about 10-15 bracelets while I was there to eat and they just flocked over one after the other. Now, don't get me wrong... I wasn't picking up numbers or anything (I don't think my girlfriend would appreciate that very much), but I was able to sit and chat and talk with a number of them for most of the night.

The best part of the whole night?? Well, to start off, I got a Free photo and Hooters frame to take home.
And more??
Of course! I also was able to make a balloon from Mr. Bobby Slayton and pulled some free tickets to his show. So, that was awesome!

That's a picture of him being happy that I made such a crazy-Huge balloon for him. (Notice how he also gave me one of his CDs. So, that's REALLY awesome!) I can't wait until I'm able to listen to it.

Cody's Roadhouse Photos

Okay... I feel like I've been slacking on the photos lately. So, I'm going to add a few in here to show everyone that I am indeed still twisting balloons.

This is a Tweety Bird I made for a young lady tonight...

I also decided that this lovely young lady would make a great princess. She also made a fantastic helper. She walked around with me and waved to everyone, making sure they were having a great meal. So, that was pretty awesome.

This young man wanted a special parrot. So, I got creative.

This is a Nemo Bracelet. She didn't want to get into the picture herself, but she was more than happy to be a hand model. Who knows?? Maybe she'll make some money in it one day...

And this pretty little lady was completely and utterly torn between watching me and watching her video game. It was definately fun harrassing her as I twisted a balloon for her.

And lastly, this bunny was a great little figure I picked up and tried out. It went over so well that I have made bunches of them since.
Oh!!! And for those that care, I'm totally working on a new website. So, be sure to check it out.
Your Balloon Man,
Mr. Fudge

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Jeff McBride Master Class

So, for those that haven't heard of it, Jeff McBride's Master Class is an absolute must for any serious entertainer.

All I have to say about it... Wow!

I'll have posts about it soon. I have to finish typing my notes into my computer. Once that is done, I will focus on a more thorough post.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Yappy New Year!

It's officially New Years!

And to stick with the custom of having a new year's resolution, I am making a list here of a few things I would like to do this year. Some of these are goals and yet others are plans.

Fun/Enjoyable Work:
-Attend Jeff McBride's Master Class in Las Vegas
-Attend Twist and Shout in California
-Attend my cousin's Quince
-Go on a Disney Cruise

Balloon Business:
-Get a restaurant of my own and work there on a regular basis
-Build and employ a marketing strategy that will help me gain more clients

-Get, or at least get started on, my Degree

-Watch the full series of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis
-Keep up with my blog regularly
-Start (a better) website and maintain the proper SEO for it
-Learn SEO so that I can do it myself
-Start some type of business where I can make some money on the side (it can't hurt, right?)
-Learn to play Chess
-Learn to walk on a slack line

Well, that's more than enough to keep me busy for the next year or so. For those that follow this blog, keep me on my toes and keep me accountable with this stuff. I need all the help I can get.

And to the rest of you...

Happy New Year
And my you be blessed with great things!