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Monday, July 07, 2008

Bend Making International news twice this month

Wow, i would of never guessed that our little town of 75,250 population could be so popular.
To start with there is this

Pregnant man in Bend gives birth to healthy girl

Yes you read that right, how many bloggers out there read about this?

And then this past weekend we had this,

Helium Balloons Carry Man in Lawn Chair 193 Miles

Make sure that you click on the links and read about these events in our town, and let me know where you live that you already heard about it, just curious.
Ok i cheated and took a photo of the tv with the news showing it. So you think we will get more people moving to Bend Or? Click on the photo to get a better view.


24 comments:

For The People said...

Good Morning from Mississippi! Hope you have a great week. Keep up the good work here! That is really cool! Have not heard of either story! BTW, the two comments above are Spammers. They hit me too!

Dick said...

Wow, both great stories, I hope the balloon man had his camera with him.

Katney said...

I heard about the balloon flight. Well.

Middle Ditch said...

Yep! Heard of both! They were big news items here!

Daniel J Santos said...

great post.

rosemary said...

Yup, we got both of those stories here in Idaho...quite a fete for them both...of course the "man" cheated.

Jo, a retired teacher said...

I read about both, but didn't click that they were both from the same town. You obviously have interesting people who live there.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Sheesh! Glad I came by because otherwise I'd have missed out on these. ;-)

Lady Di Tn said...

I only heard a lead in about the first but nothing on the second her in Nashville, TN. I did not care to continue watching the news to hear about the pg guy but if the lead in had been about balloon ride, I would have probably watched. Peace

GMG said...

Hi Lilli & Nevada!
Amazing stories! Bend is now famous all over the world... ;)
Thanks for your comment on Blogtrotter, where I’ve now posted my 401st post (on Ann Arbor, Michigan)! Have a great week!

Donna said...

So That's where the pregnant woman/man ended up!! Goodness!hughugs

Suzanne said...

Thats a famous town you live in there. I had heard about the preganant man over here but not about the baloons.

granmal said...

I did see the balloon piece on the news. Brave or not so bright?

Paulie said...

Yes, both were on the news here in Vancouver. The PG guy was really a woman who wants to be a man. The balloon/chair guy was nuts and an adventurer. I don't think either will be remembered as being from Bend in a few years.

dot said...

I heard about it here in Ga on the news.

dot said...

I heard about that lawn chair man too. What else is going to happen in your neck of the woods? lol
Thanks for thinking of me. I'm glad to finally be back on line.

starnitesky said...

Interesting happenings in Bend!

Ex-Shammickite said...

Strange goings on in your neck of the woods!

Suzi-k said...

Hi, here in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, I saw the one about the pregnant man, but not the balloons. I thought of you as i read it, after all it is not every day that Bend, Oregon finds its way into our local newspaper!

Old Wom Tigley said...

We I can tell you I heard both these stories, Sky News ran with then both... if I'mnot listening to music when blog I have Sky News on during the day.. my 18 son thought the balloon chap was a hero... if he comes home with ballons today I'll know why.. I have heard of someone who is a bit weird as "Being Round The Bend".. ha! now I know where that bend is..;O)

Shionge said...

I was sick to the bone when I read about the man's giving birth ;(

madretz said...

Is it something in the water? ;)

Louis la Vache said...

The guy with the lawn chairs cracks "Louis" up!
That hole in the cloud is quite geometric - it looks like a hexagon. "Louis", being a Packard nut, was reminded by this of Packard's use of the hexagon as one of their emblems.

Today, "Louis et Mme. la Vache celebrate their first anniversary

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

Hi
Havent been around for a while
Sorry, I didnt see the earth shattering events about bend in the News, the pregnant Man story sounds like it belongs in National Inqirer