grandma came bearing gifts, as usual. this time she brought some of those balloons on strings. there is a real name for them, i just can't think of it now. anyway, ellen has been tramping around smacking those babies back and fort. unfortunately, i must report that one of them has passed away. there was an unfortunate encounter with the popcorn ceiling. authorities are confirming that apparently one piece of popcorn was laced with glass. no suspects have been taking into custody at this time.