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Sic Kitty


Sic Kitty

member
Location: Richlands, North Carolina, USA

Total posts: 167
Posted:ever been spinning and get so into it that, when someone walks up to you, you are caught off guard?

this happened to me recently.

i was in my front yard spinning, concentrating on learning how to do a backward weave. and my mom walks up from behind me and says "you're getting really good at that"
scared me so bad that i misswung and hit myself in the face!!!

just hoping that i'm not alone


You've just been attacked by:
SIC KITTY!
*cackles maniacally*
I suffer...*sob*...because I am better.

I don't really believe that.... *coughs*

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Deimos
BRONZE Member since Aug 2003

Deimos

Cinnamon Girl
Location: Hfx, NS, Canada

Total posts: 191
Posted:I totally know what you mean. For me, spinning is frighteningly hypnotic, with fire and glow sticks, doubly so. Hope your face is ok, let's all try to be a little more alert, eh? ^-^

P*L*U*R

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Sic Kitty


Sic Kitty

member
Location: Richlands, North Carolina, USA

Total posts: 167
Posted:glad to hear i'm not alone! lol my face is fine. nobody even noticed at work the next night

You've just been attacked by:
SIC KITTY!
*cackles maniacally*
I suffer...*sob*...because I am better.

I don't really believe that.... *coughs*

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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:you found the "zone" matey!

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction

Total posts: 13215
Posted:i just hate the "omg i think i did a corkscrew!" then as soon as someone watches you.......its all one big tangle!

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth

Total posts: 5814
Posted:Yep, happens all the time.

Usually small people or used to be the dog joining in.


Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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Matthew B-M


Matthew B-M

Lemon-Aware Devilstick-wielding Operative
Location: East London Wilds

Total posts: 605
Posted:Small people would be fine... Kids, on the other hand, I can rant for hours.

on


Luv 'n' Lemons
purity :: clarity :: balance

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Pyro_Tech


Pyro_Tech

Crazy Nutter stuck in Farmidale...
Location: Newcastle, Australia

Total posts: 264
Posted:After being caught off guard by a guy that I had a rather large 'appreciation' for, shall we say, I smacked myself in the head with both poi and ended up with what I initially thought were soot marks, but were actually two bruises.
They were both right over my eyebrows and because I didnt ice it straight away, they swelled up and gave me black puffy eyes!
Soooo attractive! hehe


We all take different paths in life, but no matter which path we take, we take a little of each other everywhere...

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SmallBoy - x


SmallBoy - x

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London

Total posts: 2737
Posted:Y'all leave Small People out of this discussion.....we're only distracting when we're bending over

Small Lardy Person In Disguise

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frostypaw


Great balls of fire
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Total posts: 643
Posted:quote:Originally posted by o Sly lamB:
Y'all leave Small People out of this discussion.....we're only distracting when we're bending over :blink: :blink: :blink: :boggle:

And yeah definately - and it's MUCH worse since starting spinning in headphones, can end up completely forgetting what's around me - and i hope I don't get too close to anyone and whack them *fingers crossed*

Missed about three kids by a matter of inches though - they seem to appear out of nowhere


I can SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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polythene


veteran
Location: London/ Surrey

Total posts: 1359
Posted:comet poi with cats about...
they learn fast.


The optimist claims that we are living in the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears this is true.

Always make time to play in the snow.

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas

Total posts: 3776
Posted:i was twirling with a friend once, and she asked me for a light - i got distracted and send a poi straight into my eye!!! i lost half an eyebrow, burnt my eyelid & got an eyeful of kero. now THAT hurts like buggery!!



do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Eera
BRONZE Member since May 2003

old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay

Total posts: 1107
Posted:Even worse when you pull off the move of your life, one that will only be repeated with loads of pain and persistance, to find your friend was in a knot and wasn't even looking.

There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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Sic Kitty


Sic Kitty

member
Location: Richlands, North Carolina, USA

Total posts: 167
Posted:quote:Originally posted by polythene:
comet poi with cats about...
they learn fast. Yeah...I found that one out too. My cat seems very interested in my spinning. He almost came flying at me!! No good


You've just been attacked by:
SIC KITTY!
*cackles maniacally*
I suffer...*sob*...because I am better.

I don't really believe that.... *coughs*

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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield

Total posts: 3252
Posted:I was once spinning fire meteors in a fairly isolated park at night.

It was one of the first times I'd done meteors on fire so I was using a lot of concentration.

Totally in the flow and convinced I was alone, as I spun round in a turning move I saw something in the darkness on the banking, specifically, two small hooded gnomes!

It freaked me out and I dropped the meteors in shock.

Looking back it became apparent that the 'gnomes' were in fact a student couple who had seen the fire from a distance, crept down and huddled together to watch without disturbing me.


"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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Fire_Grr
BRONZE Member since Oct 2003

member
Location: Devon, England

Total posts: 14
Posted:LOL, yer, i can totally relate to u guys! Whilst weaving with Cobra Poi at a friends house, their booming Dog, desided it would try chase them and try biting at them, it then Jumped, whilst snapping its devil jaws, then bit me on the nose! Grr, was not happy that day!!!!

Love dogs usually, just not this one



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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland

Total posts: 3989
Posted:The 'zone' everyone talks about I can only ever enter when spinning without fire, my habits as a childrens performer were formed before I started staff, so when I'm spinning fire my 'people radar' is permanently switched on.

But dogs! Man! At our regular firenight, which I sometimes unicycle to, theres this three legged dog, that goes nuts naytime it sees me riding my uicycle and tries to bite the tyre!

I gte torn between trying not to bash myself with a burning staff, trying not to wipe-out off the unicycle, trying not to get bitten on the feet and trying not to run over or hurt the dog...Can't say I've mastered it yet.

AND last year, while riding in the Auckland Santa Parade, the damn thing charged/hopped out of the crowd and had another go! In front of thousands of people!

I really need the owner to keep the poor thing on a bloddy leash...


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* Is it the Truth?
* Is it Fair to all concerned?
* Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
* Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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GottaLoveIt


GottaLoveIt

Sponge
Location: Stevenage

Total posts: 883
Posted:Someone caught me off guard yesterday while I was spinning, i started talking to them and my poi span round more than I counted for and I learnt myself a new trick. But I haven't got it down well enough to do it with fire, I'll light my chest up. Eek

Monkeys monkeys and bananas

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shadow steppin


shadow steppin

official hop irken
Location: Tucson USA

Total posts: 401
Posted:one time somone suprised me and i spun around and did a neck wrap on them and almost hung um. that was kinda kewl. he didnt think so. and one time i accidently hit my lil kitty right in the nose that was so sad. since then i am much more aware of my surroundings. **sniff** poor kitty, he just wanted to play with the pretty lights

In my hands I hold your smile and in my heart it runs so wild You are the one you are unique I'm so in love you make me weak And the reason that I feel is like a shadow from a light so if you have the chance to be with me be my shadow in the night

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