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Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Next person who says that gets slapped.

And not the next person who says that just to get slapped, but the next knucklehead that brags about how quickly they learned whatever it is that they learned in however few months that they've been spinning deserves the same slap that any pathetic bragger would get.

I'm finding it funny that poi people don't brag about how good they are... they brag about how good they are per time. As if dividing by time somehow makes the brag acceptable.

I'm a mid-level spinner who spins if and when he feels like it. I'm tired of people coming up to me and telling me how much better than me that they are "..and I've only been spinning for.."

You win.

You're special.

You get the "I've spun poi for 24 hours a day for the past 6 months just so I could have something in my life that I was better than someone" award.

Please stop telling me about it. Please stop desperately seeking my approval, admiration, and respect because you're not gettin any of em.

Does this go on elsewhere as well? (Sorry for the rant.)

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted:I just smile at the braggers NYC, coz I don't really care how good they think they are; that's their problem. I think some of the bragging comes because people just want to be accepted. Not that I see a lot of bragging downunder. I think most people do this stuff because they enjoy it

If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh


playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:And it's only new spinners who ever say "I've been spinning for x time and can do...." cuz it always seems like you've learned so much in such a short time when you first pick them up.
Once you have a host of things you can do with a poi time just pales into insignificance. Once it becomes normal after the steep learning curve honeymoon you just keep trying new things and perfecting old moves. Time just becomes unimportant. I don't suppose many people have heard someone say "I've been using poi for 15 years and can now do 400 moves"

What an interesting thread this turned out to be.

I can see why NYC has so many girls throwing themselves at him, I've found that a little demo in a park in the summer can attract various young ladeez who are impressed with "the mystical spinning thingies" showing off can be quite useful sometimes!

Let's relight this forum ubblove


old hand
Location: under the fairie wheel
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 1184
Posted:no i want to be nyc girl friend
he's mine mine i say
*throughs self at nyc feet and grabs on to his leg*

hang on

*stands up and looks doen pants*

oops sorry keep forgetting that gangly thing makes me a guy

*wonders off to cause trouble some other place*

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, and screaming "WOO-HOO What a ride!"


Location: London
Member Since: 1st Dec 2001
Total posts: 1810
Posted:But what about your Palace girfriends NYC

A kiss blown is a kiss wasted, the only kind of kiss is a kiss tasted.

I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a LITTLE bit scary.

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