The kidlet got a box in the mail. I opened it, & a balloon popped out & scared the heck out of me. It's a birthday invitation from a friend .
Reminds me a bit of The Horror of Blimps. http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=1... ‎- bentley
@bentleywg that's one of my favorite SDMB threads ever. My absolute favorite is "If LotR had been written by someone else" http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=138905&h... (note that I've been a member of the SDMB since 1999, though not under this user name) ‎- ellbeecee
It's actually a really creative idea. The balloon was decorated with marker to look like a snowy owl, and there was a scroll attached to it by ribbon. The scroll is on Hogwarts letterhead, informing the kidlet that she's been accepted to Hogwarts. ‎- Mr. Noodle
@ellbeecee: Yeah, that's one of my favorite things on the internet ever. :-) (The blimps one, that is. I'll try to read the LOTR one this weekend.) ‎- bentley