Hey night owls! And people who can’t sleep. This post is for you.
The 2021 Pets of Balloon Juice Calendars are ready to order!
Half of the calendar orders have already shipped.
You can click this link to order and you can order by clicking the special blue box up top.
If you have pets in the calendars and have not yet reviewed the calendars, please do so before placing your order. You will find the pages of each calendar in the links in the sidebar.
If you find a problem, corrections can still be made. But the calendar has to be changed BEFORE you place your order with Cafe Press. The calendars are printed on demand by Cafe Press, and there’s no way to stop an order once you place it.
If you find an issue:
- Notify us in this post
- Wait for us to let you know that it has been fixed and the page has been updated
- Review the calendar again to verify all is good
- Then place your order.
Calendars are $25 each. We planned to offer $5 off if you ordered both Calendar A and Calendar B, but Cafe Press doesn’t offer a way to do that. So all calendars are $25 each.
The calendars cost $15 to print at Cafe Press, so we make $10 on each calendar, which goes directly to the pet rescue.
In case anyone missed it, we are having a Balloon Juice zoom on Monday night at 8 pm BLOG TIME. (aka Eastern)
Zoom opens at 7:30 for 30 minutes of visiting for anyone who wants to do that. Then at 8, Tom will say a few words. At 8:10, BG will have a Q&A with Tom, author-to-author. At 8:30 Tom will answer audience questions, and then a discussion follows.
Send me an email if you want to attend. After the racist zoom bomber at the 10 pm Thanksgiving zoom, we are being a bit more circumspect with the zoom link & password.
Also, two more audio copies of the book to be handed out.
Hope you can join us
Update: I haven’t read the book at all yet. Tom is an interesting guy, and I’m looking forward to hearing more from him. I think we are quite lucky to have Tom at Balloon Juice.
We’re lucky to have you here too, WG.
Thanks for all the work you do?
Thank you for this reminder. I thought I was not able to do the zoom because of Zumba, but I am quarantined for the next 10 days. Will download zoom tomorrow and email you for sign-in info.
Pearl Harbor Day.
@tybee: Not quite yet, where I am.
ETA: and not quite yet in Pearl Harbor, either. ?
A gentle reminder to put time zones in these notices. I am guessing you mean 7:30 EST and not PST (which is the time zone in which I currently attempt to hide [not that anyone could] from the Hogfather)?
@sfinny: Quarantined? Eeek! Hope all is well, and that it’s for the most innocuous of reasons, although I can’t imagine what that would be. Good luck and good health!
Video of goddamn lunatic Trump supporters descending on Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s home after dark
It’s also the anniversary of the Japanese invasion of Malaya — which was pretty much simultaneous with the attack on Pearl Harbor. (History records that Pearl Harbor was bombed on the 7th and Malaya invaded on the 8th, but one must allow for the International Date Line.)
@Wyatt Salamanca: Oh Trump trash, you fascist shitpiles…
Also too, Philippines attacked and invaded that day.
GHOULIANI IS BITING HOSPITAL STAFF AND SUCKING THEIR BLOOD!
I prefer the International Conga Line.
Not in Hell?
@NotMax: I shall rock out to that in a moment, but first, a ham and cheese wrap needs to be made.
Ms. Deranged in AZ
WG, my info under Artists page is correct. Thank you!
@NotMax: That madness was most excellent. Thank you.
@NotMax: Some classical guitar
Giuliani, like Trump, is pure unadulterated scum and I wish him all the worst.
@Wyatt Salamanca: Stake through the heart?
Nice. Would you believe classical ukulele?
I have been wondering if they give i.d. cards or something when you become vaccinated. Bars and restaurants or stadium events only let in those with vaccination i.d. Otherwise, what would stop unvaccinated people from continuing to spread the disease until herd immunity?
Sure, why not.
@mrmoshpotato: @NotMax: As you were saying…
She’s actually incredible. Not to mention still very much alive. Don’t you fucking dare 2020…
@Yutsano: Nice! No wonder she was born 4 times! (See Wikipedia)
Let’s see what madness lies within!
Bruce K in ATH-GR
Regarding Giuliani and COVID, I’m not going to laugh or gloat about him catching the bug, but I’m not wishing him well either, and I haven’t got any sympathy to spare for the rat fucking son of a bitch.
COVID has now cost me Christmas and New Year’s as well – Greece is probably going to continue its lockdown through the end of the year, so I’m pretty much going to be alone in my apartment through the holidays. Any GOP neofascist coming to me for sympathy can go pound sand.
It would have to be a photo ID with substantial fines for using someone else’s card or letting someone else use your card. Otherwise, in some families and friend groups, there would be the communal vax card. “Can I borrow the card? I want to go to the game.”
Big nyet to opening the door to federal photo ID. If we absolutely must tread that path, issued by the state wherein vaccination takes place, please.
Also have to take into account em>which vaccine is being administered (and if it proves efficacious in the long run versus a different one), as well as not shutting out those in the latter tiers of priority.
In short, whole lot of variables and down the line ramifications to be considered before jumping to any sort of blanket policy.
@NotMax: Drivers’ Licenses/State IDs?
@opiejeanne: Not federal.
Acceptable, if still kind of oogy, alternative. Emboss them or laminate a new hologram onto them to serve as proof. For those who have neither provide the same state ID as already obtainable AT NO CHARGE.
State or Federal, whatever, I don’t care. In fact, I don’t even have an opinion on whether or not there should be an ID identifying the bearer as vaccinated. All I’m saying is that if we DO decide to go down that path, it needs to be a real ID that really matches to the person presenting it, otherwise it will just give a false sense of security, and no ID at all would probably be better.
In fact, no ID probably IS better. Remember, this virus is brand new and the vaccines are brand new. What the developers don’t know yet, and won’t know until the vaccine is administered widely and for a significant period of time, is whether or not the vaccine renders the vaccinated person unable to infect others. It might be that the vaccine keeps you from getting sick, but doesn’t keep you from being infectious. So until we do reach herd immunity and cases are increasingly rare, I think even the vaccinated people are going to have to continue to mask up when out in public.
For the record, no ID requirement is my decided preference as well.
@NotMax: actually, I can see a value in such a card, but for the person’s own use. A little card that documents which vaccine you got and when you got it. Because there will be several types of vaccines, and eight months later if a doctor asks you which one you got and when, would you remember it? Not sure I would.
@JoyceH: I assume we’ll need something to travel abroad. Would you trust an American?
@sfinny: Yay on the zoom! Major boo on the quarantine!
@Comrade Colette: Thanks for the reminder. I am on central time, but for all things Balloon Juice, I always speak in blog time, aka Eastern time.
But yeah, it’s better if people don’t have to miss a beat and wonder which time zone.
@mrmoshpotato: I am disappointed to see that your final line was not part of the tweet.
I tried to send an email regarding the Zoom meeting but it wouldn’t send. I sent it to WaterGirl at balloon.juice.com
What did I do wrong? I almost always do something wrong.
@Zelma: You need a hyphen between balloon and juice, instead of a period.
@WaterGirl: Wish I could be there – alas, I have to cover a Town Council meeting. Which has cancelled the public hearing I was actually most interested in, so pity poor me, missing Tom L on Zoom to try to listen in on the town’s crappy conference call tech to their 2021 budget hearing instead. Ah, well.
@Miss Bianca: That does sound sad!
I have sent email with the zoom details to 20 people. I’m confident that I got everyone, but still, if you RSVP’d for the zoom and you don’t have an email from me with the zoom details, please send me an email to let me know.
it’s not to late to attend the zoom, even if you haven’t let me know already. Last minute peeps are still welcome. Let me know as soon as you can so I can send you the zoom info.
I can’t view the calendar pages. All that shows up are thumbnails of the cover.
@jame: The previews on Cafe Press are always pretty worthless.
Are you looking at the calendar posts in the sidebar? Those are the ones to look at.
You can find out which calendar your guys are in through the spreadsheet links that are also in the sidebar.
If you don’t have any pets in the calendar and just want to look at it to decide which to get, then just look at the calendar links that say this:
Calendar A (check pictures!)
Calendar B (check pictures!)
@WaterGirl: thank you kindly for that link — found ‘em both!