Sunday, August 15, 2010

160 - count it all joy...

wave after wave,
they break upon us,
threatening to scatter our line,
but holding firm
we fire staccato bursts of laughter...

pop
pop
pop

...until the day is won.



just having a bit of fun. this was a bubble pit the fire department created for a local festival...the waves were three feet over my head at one point...what can you say in 160 characters? (spaces included) say it, and go see Monkey Man.

89 comments:

Claudia said...

this looks fantastic brian - i can almost hear your staccato bursts of laughter...!!

the walking man said...

Seriously that looks fun until they use the fire hose to clean you off when your done.

slommler said...

Oh what fun!!! I too can hear your hysterical laughter!!
Keep smiling my dear friend...!!!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Mona said...

that looks and sounds fun! :)

Scott said...

lol excellent! firemen are great like that! great little ode to foam...

Pete Marshall said...

wow.wow.wow.wow....i want to pla in the bubble pit..even the wife and kids read this and were envious..cheers Pete

adeeyoyo said...

Good fun! I can hear the laughter...

sage said...

what fun! that's one way to get someone to take a bath.

TechnoBabe said...

Never heard of a bubble pit. Looks like fun though.

Daniel said...

You always find a way to stumble into good clean fun.

Prayer Girl said...

Looks a lot like the Snowfest put on here in South Florida in the winter. I've never participated myself, but my daughter did it once. I guess that says something about how much she liked it. To each his own. :)

PG

Bonnie said...

That is like a wild and wonderful dream! Never heard of a bubble pit - there is always something new to discover. Great 160 Brian.

Boonsong said...

Another superb piece of work.
Thanks for this.

All the best, Boonsong

Betty said...

Fabulous fun! I like the photo too.

Lorraine said...

Excellent lol oh clean clean fun lol

CatLadyLarew said...

WooHoo! Now, that looks like a good time!

joanny said...

A bubble pit, looks like more fun then a bubble bath. Oops, whats this says 'the walking man' till they clean you off with the fire hose, ouch.

A fun 160 for sure.

Cheers,
Joanny

Mighty M said...

WHAT FUN!!!! :)

Deidra said...

You live life large, my friend! Thanks for the laughter!

Brian Miller said...

catch up with all of you in a bit...busy morning...

Bossy Betty said...

Oh! Wish I had been there!

Becky said...

lol@scotts Ode to foam.Looks fun Brian!

Susan Deborah said...

This must have been fun!

Count it all joy when the fire department creates a pit :)

Joy and smiles always,
Susan

DJan said...

You are so talented! I really enjoy your word play and if I had a bit more time to ruminate, I'd try it. However, I sure enjoyed yours!

Souldose said...

Now this is living

Eva Gallant said...

Wow, that's really wild!

McGillicutty said...

love this one... wish there were more words!!! and bubbles... fun!!!!

Monkey Man said...

What a fun adventure for you and the boys. Thanks for using it as a basis for your 160. Very cool.

AngelMay said...

How did you breathe? :)

Sam Liu said...

That looks like such fun, Brian. I bet you had a great time - one can tell this from your wonderful and uplifting 160 :)

Magpie said...

I've never seen something like this before. Looks so much better than a mud pit. :)

Vicki Lane said...

Never heard of a bubble pit but it sure looks fun!

blueviolet said...

I thought it was snow until you said it was bubbles!

sheri said...

what a wonderful 160...it was great to see a full sized photo of your bubble fun! i've never had the pleasure of swimming in bubbles over my head but you make me want to get hold of my local firefighters to see what they can whip up!

annell said...

Brian is this the Heat of summer? I feel like I'm trapped in a funny capsule? Did I just not understand? Oh well, I like what you did...and the laughter!

tracyhsays.com said...

Looks like a blast! :) Well done 160 as usual, Brian.
Cheers...

Alice Audrey said...

Oh, that looks fun.

Cheryl said...

This looks and sounds like such a blast! Love when the PD and FD get involved with the community.

Brian Miller said...

sage, are you trying to tell me something? smiles.

n. davis rosback said...

"bursts"
of laughter


i like that!

Lori said...

Just reading this and seeing this picture makes me smile big. How wonderful that you still know how to have fun. I hope you don't ever lose that! Happy Sunday to you and yours. :)

PS Hope your wifes new job is going well for her. :)

5thsister said...

I've never heard of a bubble pit. However, one time my son dumped a bunch of bubble bath into the jacuzzi tub. He turned the jets on had waves and waves of bubbles cascading out of the tub and onto the floor. :o)

The Thirteenth Crossing said...

Man wish my fire department would do that. *smiles*

Sunday 160: Almost New Room

gospelwriter said...

love the title, the sentiment expressed, and nice bit of advice too - a 160 I must take to heart. Thank you!

PattiKen said...

Oh, very cool. I'm glad you told us what the picture was. It looked an awful lot like my basement the first time one of the kids did laundry.

Captain Dumbass said...

Bubble pit!?

Tracy said...

Okay, Brian, you are just having too much fun - but thanks for sharing it!

G-Man said...

Squeaky Clean Brother...

Great Family Fun

Jannie Funster said...

Wow, I've never been in a bubble pit. I've been in a ball pit and a sponge blocks pit. Didn't like either too much. The sponge block stuff was I allergic to.

WONDERFUL 160, B!

xo

Me said...

Ha! I've never seen such a thing. Looks like fun! :)

Neva Flores said...

That bubble pit looks like fun. I love our your picture and your poem.

CM said...

What a blast! It's so cool seeing you and your kids having fun. What a good dad!

Stranger said...

The words alone were great, the picture made it even better. :)

Betsy said...

Oh how fun! I've never heard of doing this. I bet your boys had a blast! Loving the beard, too, Brian! :)

Fireblossom said...

Pffft. Those bubbles are what's LEFT after I drain the water from one of my bubble baths. ;-)

william said...

ah what fun that looks mate :)

secret agent woman said...

I like my bubbles in the bathtub, and definitely not when I'm wearing clothes.

sweetmango said...

How fun is that!! That is hilarious LOL
xxm

Unknown Mami said...

I thought it was snow too! That is a lot of bubbles.

Joanna Jenkins said...

That looks like "good clean fun ;-)
But it makes my eyes sting looking at you.
Cheers, jj

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I so want a bubble pit experience. That looks like fun! Exhilarating!

Teresa said...

How fun! I just think that looks like a blast, and the poem is pretty darn good too.

Mama Zen said...

That looks so cool!

moondustwriter said...

wondered where you found the big bath tub.

Thanks Bri for always keeping us smiling.

glad you finally figured out the hyper link thing

Moon smiles

Sophia said...

Love this photo of you and the boys. Looks like you had loads of fun. Did you save any bubbles for your bloggie friends to jump in?! :)

Syd said...

Looks like a lot of fun.

Mmm said...

A bubble pit? Never heard of that.

BTw, I want to go to that bookstore -- sounds so nice and quiet.

Bernie said...

first for me Brian, at first I thought it was snow.....it really looks like fun....:-)Hugs

ladyfi said...

A foam party! What fun!

TALON said...

That looks so fun! You guys were buried in it - lol!

The Empress said...

oh my goodness, can you imagine the memories of this that your boys will have? Very wonderful.

Kavita said...

Oh my GOSH!!! This looks like some ABSOLUTE FUN!!! And you seem to be rolling in it (literally and figuratively)!!

AWESOME!!!!

Just Be Real said...

Ohhhh my! I would be right there with you in the midst of that fun! Great! Blessinsg.

Goofball said...

looks like a blast

did you swallow some by accident? it tastes gross I imagine but that shouldn't stop the fun

Austin said...

That does look like fun, we should make something like that happen again!

Birdie said...

haha!! that looks like a great fun :-)

sheila said...

Sweet! I thought it was snow! lol.

JStar said...

That looks soooo fun :)

Candie Bracci said...

It's really nice :)

The Retired One said...

I WANT ONE to play in!!!! How fun is THAT????

JamieDedes said...

How fun ... Brilliant: stacato bursts of laughter.

Good stuff.

Thanks!

Meeko Fabulous said...

That looks like so much fun! :)

ds said...

Oh dear, I thought it was snow! What a great idea--all joy indeed.
Terrific!

Tony Single said...

Oh wow! That looks like so much fun! Wanna do that now! :D

hoiden said...

that looks like fun...makes me want to join in...
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Tina said...

I could use some bubble fun about now...very nice!

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Brian...
I have to second all the previous notion(s)...and agree that the bubble pit looked like a lot of fun!
Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Marla said...

Holy Mr. Bubble!! I so want to do this. Too. Much. Fun.

Carolyn said...

Sounds fun, i enjoyed reading- made me smile- thank you,
C