Seashells and balloons--Al McGuire
Posted by Bruce Kahl on January 01, 2003
In Reply to: Seashells and balloons posted by Guy Andrews on January 01, 2003
: where did the expression "seashells and balloons" come from and what does it mean? Thanks Guy Andrews
Your phrase means looking at life with a positive approach through
the worst of situations.
It was coined by (as per a few dozen web sites) Al McGuire, Marquette University basketball coach and TV commentator to describe satisfaction, joy or triumph and to mean life is good.
But then a pessimist would say that beneath all the seashells and balloons is gravel.