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MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Ok, it had to be done, so I am doing it.

YOU MIGHT BE A FIRE SPINNER IF:

*You have set fire to your clothes more than three times in your life.

*(Men only) you have hit yourself hard in the nads at least five times in one day.

*You are no longer bothered by the puzzled look on the cashier's face as she rings you up for three cans of white gas and a pack of bic lighters.

*You always have a lighter on you, even though you don't smoke.

*Your idea of a good time is to spend a night making strangers stop and stare at you.

Any others?

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


KyrianDreamer
4,308 posts
Location: York, England


Posted:
you always always always have poi with you even if there is no chance in hell they will be useful.
but i can't let go of them......

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....


Airsick Mothmember
26 posts

Posted:
You can't feel the heat anymore, even if your hair, clothes and the ground around you are burning

MrConfusedBRONZE Member
addict
529 posts
Location: I wish I knew, United Kingdom


Posted:
You look at everyday objects and think "I wonder how well that would spin?"

If you're not confused, you're not thinking about things hard enough.


CassandraFroggie ... Ribbit !!!
4,224 posts
Location: Back in Paris... for now !


Posted:
the smell of kerosene makes you smile and makes your heart beat

"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"


sarah...member
339 posts
Location: Central coast / Sydney, Australia


Posted:
at least 2 shirts have permanent black stains on them, and your skin always has at least 1 smudge of black on it somewhere

Fire... A bushmans telly


TheBovrilMonkeySILVER Member
Liquid Cow
2,629 posts
Location: High Wycombe, England


Posted:
Your arms have patches of hair missing

You find yourself critising any pyrotechnic special effects in films because you know the flames wouldn't do anything more than singe hair off.

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.


[Nx?]BRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,749 posts
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both


Posted:
becuase you have more than a hundred posts on HoP!

N

This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti


sarah...member
339 posts
Location: Central coast / Sydney, Australia


Posted:
because you have very little facial hair, or little hair at all

Fire... A bushmans telly


Butterflymember
21 posts
Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
you hear a song on the radio/tv/new cd/ wherever and think, 'ah this would be awesome to spin to!!' or when you incorporate subtle spinning motions into your dancing lol

TheBovrilMonkeySILVER Member
Liquid Cow
2,629 posts
Location: High Wycombe, England


Posted:
You have an emergency stash of paraffin that's big enough to provide light for a whole street if there's a power cut

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
I came up with one more:

*You are easily distracted by any quickly moving bright, shiny, or blinky thing.

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


SilverEyesmember
45 posts
Location: Dallas, TX, USA


Posted:
When your grocery checkout receipt shows 1/3 household needs and 2/3 fire toy supplies.

When you see a "Flammable" label on the side of a container, and wonder what color the flame will burn.

When you walk through the hardware store and think about what cool fire toys and equipment you can make.

When you have to give an impromptu demonstration on the side of the road for the nice officer to explain the kero cans and rags in the back of your vehicle.

Kinudin (Soul Fyre)veteran
1,325 posts
Location: San Diego, California, USA


Posted:
When you see a glowstringer on the other side of the campsite with only one glowstick and you run around the campsite yelling around if anyone has anymore glowsticks so you can show him how it's done.

This happened last night

Spacemember
63 posts
Location: Victoria, BC


Posted:
1)Your mother is convinced your going to end up being a "god damned busker on ecstasy". And seeks advise from all her friends.
1b) You think this wouldn't be such a bad life...

We risk sanity for moments of temporary enlightenment, each thought overcome by anticipation of the next, we take the breaks off


Airsick Mothmember
26 posts

Posted:
Some more:

You tend to find yourself doing the weave with your socks on laundry day

Everyone complains about the smell of kero on your clothes but you cant smell anything...

NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
You evaluate every piece of music as to its "spinibility".

You end up walking down every eisle of a hardware store "for ideas".

The trunk of your car looks just like the trunk of my car.

The smell of kerosene makes you smile and makes your heart beat.

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


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Got another few:

*Your car (and home and clothes and everything else you own) smells like kerosene.

*You can honestly say that you love the smell of napalm in the morning.

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


splerphBRONZE Member
member
75 posts
Location: Perth Australia


Posted:
Every park you pass looks like a good twirling park.

You visit a fishing shop and look at every single swivel and glowie item looking at its spinning potential

Smile and the whole world smiles with you


SpiralOolering Man
729 posts
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire


Posted:
You are known to the people in the hardarware store as the odd man who asks:

'how well a certain type of material will burn'
'Do I get discount for buying parafin in bulk?'

or the funniest one which happened the other day - I wanted to make a staff, so in I march, and start looking for broomhandles. I cant see one so I ask at the counter, and the woman says we got 2 types whats it for. So i ask if I could see them, and when she brings them out, i have a quick spin with them in the shop. So right. Odd looks straight away. Even odder looks when I pay for the broom handle, and buy uv spraypaint, uv sticky back plastic, and other odds and ends. You could see her brain ticking and trying to work out the connection.

fluffy napalm fairyCarpal \'Tunnel
3,638 posts
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land


Posted:
wow - I love this thread. It's crazy how much of it is so true too.

how about this one?.......

* - you seem to spend half your life waiting for it to get dark.

or is that just me?

Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank


greenfyregirlSILVER Member
journeyman
55 posts
Location: Cheltenham, England


Posted:
When your housemates have banned you from poi-ing inside, cuz youve broken the light once too often! "No pois in the house!"

and you have a large and varied collection of tennis balls.

Raymund Phule (Fireproof)Enter a "Title" here:
2,905 posts
Location: San Diego California


Posted:
This is soo true, I love it!!

Hows this one, your fellow Marines ask you if you need some help because you have been spinning the armory keys a little to often.

Ok this may only apply to me but ehh!

Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"


frodusmember
92 posts
Location: roanoke, VA


Posted:
-your trunk smells like kero
-you have: practice poi, fire poi, kero, fire extinguisher, towel and a backpack in your trunk at all times
-the people at the hardware store where you purchase fuel know you by name
-you find yourself daydreaming about that HOT fire poi set you found online
-you have designed fire poi
-you've spun in front of a crowd larger than 3 people
-the police know you by name now because of calls made by concerned neighbors
-you've ever lit your hand on fire with the fuel
-you have a website about your poi skills/events/equipment
-you have a stage name
-you use cheasy lines like:
"hey baby, wanna light my fire?"
-you've ever had a BURNING sensation in your groind that WASN'T an STD
-your "flare ups" involve high flash point fuels
-you "draw on" eyes brows because you don't HAVE any
-you can't wait to get out of work, so you can go to your car, grab the poi and go to a park and get some practice!
-you know all cities regulations on open flame and pyrotechnics
-you have experemented spinning with: different colors, iron filings/steel wool, sparklers, fireworks, fire crackers, small children/animals
-you can make up a list like this in 10 min while bored at work

Peace,Travis IM: frodus17


frodusmember
92 posts
Location: roanoke, VA


Posted:
-you hesitated while throwing away unmatched pairs of socks out of the realization they would A) make good practice poi or B) possibly be used for wicking material for towel core poi or C) could be used to wrap your fire poi in to get them from getting kero on everything or D) be used as a wick for a fire wand for breathing fire

-you are starting to hate glowsticks because of the stupid trend, and prefer lighting fire or swinging tennis balls at a party

-you get bored swinging at a rave with glowsticks

-you find yourself needing to move on to bigger and better challenges, glowsticks, photons, beaming poi, fire chains, breathing fire, whats next?

-you are so F*ckin bored at work that you can actually sit and make excuses for this "addiction to fire

-you have ever caught your shoe on fire while doing a body wrap with fire just to see if it would work

-you've ever written your name in fuel in the parking lot of a club you went to and lit it on fire to leave a charred marking on the lot marking your territory as a poi dancer!

-you've ever experemented with jet fuel

-you have pondered lighting other things on fire and swinging them, batons, staff, swords, poi, glowsticks, children

-you LIKE the smell of kero, lamp oil and white gas

-you buy white gas, but never use it for camping

-you have started a collection of lighters

-you know what fuels work best (kero, ligher fluid, white gas, jet fuel, gasoline, alcohol etc etc)

-your picture is on this site

Peace,Travis IM: frodus17


pozeeBRONZE Member
old hand
887 posts
Location: san diego, USA


Posted:
your afraid to smoke in your car,
you want to be in the circus,

oohh heres a funny one i thought of the other day,
you have ever tried to ignite your poi or staff by lighting your fart on fire...

anyone got a light?


SaBBaSenthusiast
215 posts
Location: Madrid, Spain


Posted:
- your conversations start with "yesterday i nailed the "

- you REALLY know how it feels to get hit (or hit yourself) in the testies.... even more then once the same day/hour/minute

- you can't move your arms on monday because you've been spinning too much on the weekend...

by the way, Pozee, that farting issue is both sick and strangly interesting, have to think about it....

cya
SaBBaS

Don't you destroy your enemy by making him your friend?? - Rev Bem (Magog), Andromeda


AdeSILVER Member
Are we there yet?
1,897 posts
Location: australia


Posted:
Your fuels are labelled: ok to eat

ValuraSILVER Member
Mumma Hen
6,391 posts
Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
You know that you have an addiction when you have visited the garage for fuel so many times that they refuse to charge you for the fuel now..because your one of their best customers...YES!!!

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"


CantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


Posted:
You spend 30 minutes reading this thread making note of which apply to you....

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean


master sodiummember
536 posts
Location: carson city, nevada


Posted:
you keep finding more marks on the ceiling, walls, floor, couches, table, tele, ect.

all your plants are unexplainably "shedding" half their leaves

you can't have a war against terrorism because war IS terrorism.it's not about worshipping fire. its about making the fire want to worship you.


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