Monday, July 26, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Monster!

Welcome. It's Blue Monday! It's all about blue today.

Each week some link in without blue or without the link. They are deleted, and I hate that part of my "job."

So please, folks, put the Blue Monday link on your post before you link into Mr. Linky.

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Ever since the first day of spring, this giant blow-up Blue monster has been on display in front of this Kia car dealership that faces a busy street in Tampa. It's summer now, but I finally have the time to post my pictures. So although it's been taken down, we can all still [:blink:] over it.

When I first saw it, I knew it'd be a perfect Blue Monday post! I took this picture through our tinted windshield.

Now, THAT's Blue!
Then Johnny actually pulled over and got out of the car to take this shot!
What a cooperative husband!

Looking at the size of this Blue monster, I wonder how it can help car sales.
Would sales have decreased rather than increased!
What do you think? Would this Blue monster entice you to buy a car?

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Jill, CA
2. ellen b -
3. QuintessentialMagpie-Giveaway
4. AnneFannie
5. Candy @ The Little Round Table
6. {oc cottage}
7. Cabin & Cottage
8. Rajesh, India
9. Mary@OnePerfectBite
10. Dena E Dream Doodlers
11. Online Mommy's Corner
12. Self Sagacity
13. Little World of Fun
14. Fifi Flowers
15. Pie
16. mizhelle
17. Milla
18. LaVoice
19. Boogieboard Cottage~Beach Mosaic
20. Riet, Holland
21. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
22. Petty Things in Life
23. Bella @ The Art of Living Beautifully
24. Maboe, Norway
25. foto CHIP - Birgitta
26. Shannara
27. ChieWilks
28. Siromade AustraliaAnimor Australia
29. Daygazers
30. Hagemor Norway
31. Rinkly Rimes
32. lani , taiwan
33. Belle
34. hip chick
35. A Vintage Cottage Home
36. Lavender Cottage
37. Eden, Australia
38. Becky K
39. Blue Weather at Muldoon
40. Debbie@Debbie-Dabble
41. A Debbie-Dabble Christmas
42. Kvasthilda, Sweden
43. Wifey10- Our Dumaguete Adventure!
44. Beverly @ How Sweet The Sweet
45. sherry
46. hapzydeco
47. Reach Beyond Limits
48. Linderhof
49. Manang Kim~USA
50. Gloria/Happy To Be
51. Apron Senorita
52. Honoring the Bonnie Blue Flag
53. jlshall (Joysweb)
54. Sweet Nothings
55. Katillac Shack
56. Baba's Special Babies
57. Mother, Wife and Me
58. Auntie E's Garden
59. Joy- Books and Life
60. mississippiartist
61. Irene Photography
62. Bon Vivant
63. Kayce's Daily Notes
64. Crafty Gardener, Canada
65. peggy gatto
66. Loui
67. Tinas Photoblog, Sweden
68. AnnA(Sweden)
69. annies home
70. Gee
71. Treasures from the Heart
72. Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl
73. Christi at A SOUTHERN LIFE
74. Shy@Milestones
75. Ann - Childrens Toy Tea Sets
76. Joyful in Vancouver Canada

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ellen b. said...

That is one mighty blue gorilla! It would definitely catch my attention but I wouldn't buy a car because of him :0)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, what is that thing??? A giant blue ape??? The King Kong of Smurfs???

I am just dying laughing over your comments. I guess it's supposed to grab your attention, but I'm with you, I'm not sure it can make me buy a car. I might RUN in the other direction. LOL!

Happy Blue Monday...


Sheila :-)

{oc cottage} said...

Tooooo funny! You do always find the most interesting "blues"!

m ^..^

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Now THAT'S blue! You have such a beautiful new header this week. Jacqueline

Rajesh said...

I liked that Blue Monster.

Anne Fannie said...

I think the Blue Monster would get anyone's attention driving by!

Happy Blue Monday Sally dear!

Hugs, Ann

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow sally,,this was HUGELY BLUE,,,and soooo cool too!!!
Happy Blue Monday Sweetie,,and MANY more BTW..
Blessings and Big Hugs Dena

Self Sagacity said...

You know husbands get the blogging bug too. Believe it or not, my SO sometimes would give me suggestions for my blog. :-)

anne said...

Yeah it would really captures some customers that passed by, it is so big and scary as well. It is like you buy otherwise I would haunt you at night lol here's mine Sally thanks

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Nice ph0tos of blue m0nster!h0pe to j0in y0u by next week as my c0mputer is still d0wn...happy blue m0nday!

Fifi Flowers said...

OOOOH my son used to LOVE a big giant bear like that!!!
Happy BLue MOnday!

maria said...

A giant blue gorilla! great shot.

My Blue Monday.

Mary said...

Love the blue gorilla, happy Blue Monday1 Mary :O)

Verna Luga said...

I think husbands of bloggers has to develop some skill of spotting some cool things to be blogged about ... this one is very cool huge monster .... mine is up.. at

Eileen said...

Hi Sally,
I am joining Blue Monday for the first time. It's so nice of you to host this each week. :) As for that big blue beast, I think it would have me heading in the opposite direction.

Rechie said...

another great blue subject Sally..a perfect for Blue Monday indeed..

Joyful said...

That's blue and that's BIG! lol

☺lani☺ said...

that's so cute! happy blue monday!

Maharlikah said...

It's a huge blue monster! But cute :-)

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I think it would not have enticed me to buy a car but it may have made me notice the car sales lot.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said... can't miss it! One has to look twice when one sees a huge blue ape towering above everything else. (And he is kind of cute!)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

That monster is definitely blue and BIG.
Imagine any children going there with their parents to purchase something?

Eden said...

Wow, that is a huge blow-up Blue monster! What a great find for Blue Monday, Sally! Great photos.

Becky K. said...

He is attention getting, that is for sure!
Happy Monday!

Becky K.

Gayle said...

Silly girl. But I guess it is blue. They could save the electric to blow him up because it wouldn't entice me to buy.
Happy Blue Monday

Beverly said...

Happy Blue Monday, dear Sally. Thank you for the birthday wishes. This is number fifty-eight.

Nope, I don't believe that would entice me to purchase a car. But, the thing that really makes me laugh is the spring cleaning sign on his chest. I dare say a fellow like this could accomplish some major spring cleaning if he put his mind to it.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That reminds me of the saying you can't see the forest for the trees. I think it is a distraction. If I had small kids I would think it was something for the children. Maybe they think the children will want to stop and see this thing and the adults will look around while they are there.

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

What a great blue giant for a clearance sight..

Apron Senorita said...

Love it!!! Cute :)


LV said...

I have seen those around town. They are leased and used for advertising purposes. One thins for sure, they do catch you attention.

jlshall said...

Wow, that is one BIG monster! Not sure it would persuade me to buy a car, but I'd love to have my photo taken with him. Too funny!

My name is Riet said...

This is fun Sally. Such a big blue monster.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning Sally...girl I don't think that huge Blue gorilla would make me stop and buy a car ha ha!! Too funny...Thanks for being a fine host my dear friend...Happy Blue Monday to you...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Anonymous said...

Funny Sally!

Love the big blue monkey!

Thanks for all you do in hosting this event!

love, kelee

Baba said...

Good morning Sally, this big blue monster has been sighted in our city too... I would not stop to buy a car, but only stop to get a picture like you did... have a great day.
hugs, Baba

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

A giant blue gorilla what will they think of next to advertise...
Have a great day

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Now that's one whopper of a Blue Monday statement! Yep, I've often wondered how the big silly air characters increase auto sales...maybe it's something that should be added to the stimulus package! Heeehehehehe!

I so wanted to check in and see what you've been up to. I've been sick and out of pocket most of the summers. I hope yours has been fantastic!

God bless and have a wonderful summer day!

Mary Bergfeld said...

Leave it to you to find such a hilarious subject for Blue Monday. Re Jeb: Cowboy Churches are not all for cowboys. They serve those who are not comfortable with more traditional forms of worship. Did you catch the gun in his picture? He was in many ways an unusual man. Have a great day, Sally said...

Car dealers must think we are all idiots- why would they think this would entice me in to even look! It is funny though- and really blue! Thanks for hosting.

Irene said...

Ups, blue monster!

Wish you a great day!

Umma said...

That's truly a huge Gorilla in there.. it actually catches the attention as you what it did to you, isn't it?

My entry can be found here:
Blue Monday-Pool in Blue

Denise Marie said...

the boys and I love to look for all of those car balloons along the frwy here in Houston when we gotta go to the other side of town. lol

Karen Chayne said...

wow! this is so huge! my daughter will surely get scared when she will see this in person... hehehe!

Linda said...

Oh my that is one big blue monster.
I found your blog via another that I visit and decided to join in with my blue borage blooms.

peggy gatto said...

how can any one be "blue" when they see this guy!!!!!!!

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Loui♥ said...

Sally..still laughing at the monster and your comments..
sorry to be late posting..
was a rough day and night yesterday..
happy blue Monday!
warm sandy hugs..

Anonymous said...

You have a great husband, give him a kiss! That blue monster was really ugly, I think. ;)

AnnA said...

Hi Sal!
Blue Monsters, eehh!
And I am delivering some blue flowers and nearly blue roses.
Happy Blue Monday!
Best wishes,

Gee said...

My 1st time here...happy Monday

Barbara Jean said...

The blue monster would certainly get peoples attention, and my grandkids would love it, but, it would not draw me in, or scare me way. If I'm looking for a car, I'm looking. If not, not. =)

blessings and thanks for hosting each week.


barbara jean

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, well it took me all day to get on my computer today. Washing clothes bedding and unloading food in the RV was a job. Seven people slept in our 30 ft. RV. I took pics to share later. Very cozy.

The blue monster would definitely not make me want to buy a car. HA! It is quite the sensation though. Johnny was a good sport to get the second photo.

Happy Blue Monday.
Love ya, Jeanne

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Just found you and linking up. Love your blog!


Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

I did have your button on my post.

joyh82 said...

Whoa, that would get your attention driving down the road, wouldn't it? Have a great week Sally!

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

That is really cool Ms. Sally. I wonder what are the good stuff on sale in that clearance. Is that a sale or some clearnce thing hehehe

I like that big blue ape,it's really cool.

Ann - making fun family memories with childrens tea sets said...

Hi, What a fun Blue Monday blog party - it so got my creative juices going and I had such a fun time planning out a beautiful blue little boys and girls tea party. Got the buttons up and am looking forward to heading out to visit sites. Thank you for being such a great hostess.

Loved your blue monster. My grandsons would love it even more! They'd DEFINITELY want me to stop there, but for just that reasons I would definitely NOT stop here - too hard to juggle grandkids and buying a car ;)

Thanks again for a fun visit!


Sara Chapman said...

Hi Sally,

It's only about 9pm and the linky is closed! Gosh, I'm disappointed. I have a super BLUE sky and a link back to Blue Monday at:

Anonymous said...

I've always wondered that, too -- whether that kind of thing actually attracts business. I wouldn't go just because they had that there but I might if it was an indication of a one day special sale or something, and then only if I needed what they were selling.

Anonymous said...

This is so funny! It got my attention but what I love most is that all of us bloggers carry our camera around looking for that perfect shot and how we even get our hubby's involved in all of the action :>)

Coloradolady said...

I had to laugh at your comment Sally....If I had to shop for "new" stuff, well, I might not do a great job with is the old junk that seems to attract folks around me!! LOL.....I guess the reason it gets on my nerves so much as it happens a lot!!

Judi said...

Happy Belated Blue Monday Sally
I don't really "get" why they have an ape or a big balloon at car dealerships. I know they do get your attention...but does it help with the sales? I usually know the dealership is there anyway...if I'm going to buy from in that area.

What a good hubby to get up and take the picture for you...*s*..
hope you are having a great week


Anonymous said...

Hi Most Smiling One! Oh, you're funny! I don't think that big ole Blue thing would help me to decide to buy a car! But he'd certainly make me turn my tiny head! :)
I'm going to love my week with my little gals. Hope you're doing well.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Singapoare Plants Lover said...

Sally, enjoy all your blue things, blue is my favorites colour, well, here is my this week blue flowers,
By the way, I have added a link to your blog on my main page, do I still need to add a link in my post? Just incase sometime I forget...
Have a great week...

Dawn said...

I'm familiar with the green monster of Fenway Park....never have seen a blue one like this. That's quite the advertisement isn't it?

take care,

Darlene said...

Well, it definitely gets your attention doesn't it!?!?

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Hey girl, just popped over to wish you a fantastic weekend. God bless ya sweet Sally!

Judi said...

Hi Sally
Happy Saturday
Hope you have had a good week...its too bad you aren't living in Miami still.
I am going to go with Marc this week from Mon-Thurs because he is still going there once a month. I'm still on vacation.

We are going to be in Southbeach...I know it'll be a warm one. The weather here has been sooo nice now that the humidity has been away this week.

have a wonderful weekend.

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, I sure do miss your visits. I have been so busy, my visiting has slowed down lately. I hope all is well with you my friend.

My daughter Andrea and I are having a wonderful visit even though she is not very mobile with her shoulder surgery. Lots of talking going on here. Smile.

I will see you on Monday if not before.
Hugs, Jeanne