From: "Stoneking, Richard ET2" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: RE: balloondeco-d Digest V00 #32 Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2000 02:38:33 -0800 A couple years back I was clowning, they had a helium tank and one thing led to another. I had become the proud owner of a three foot helium balloon. I was talking to folks they thought it was funny. When we left to go back to this ship (I am in the navy) There was an officer coming, so I I started breathing the forbidden gas, so I could talk funny to him. When he approached I looked at him and said "present arms!" then held out my arms. The next thing I remembered was I am cold I have a little headache and why does the world seem side ways. I shut my eyes. A few moments latter I opened my eye and realized I was lying in a puddle of water with a little headache. The fellow with me said I fell to one knee, Struggled to get up and take a step only to fall to the other knee. Eventually I just passed out. The officer yelled "hey that man needs help!" (jestfully) the crowd laughed the fellow with me was rapidly trying to recall for his CPR training. A couple of seconds of no breathing and no movement I started to come to. I was then tasked with being the safety clown of our troupe! A little helium is ok A medium is real fun A lot is your on the ground in a puddle of water please be careful with helium.