erikaMish
BRONZE Member since Apr 2004

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Location: washington d.c., USA

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Posted:since i learned poi, i would spin anything that can be spun... like grocery bags, keys, towel, whatever... and i'm sure this is the case for most of you wink
we're always wondering "hey, can i spin this?" and usually... yes, we can.. anything with a little weight on it!
anyway... today i was in a pet shop and saw these toys for dogs. there were balls and stars and squares on these ropes and they are perfect for poi!!! so i recommend that you go to a the toy section at your local pet store and check it out... some of them don't have strings or ropes, but are still really cool if you put them on a shoe lace or something.
anybody else has ideas for things to spin? weavesmiley


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Big Andy
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

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Location: Dallas, Tx, USA

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Posted:Quote:
Originally posted by erikaMish

anyway... today i was in a pet shop....





I was afraid to keep reading, not knowing what items she was referring to at the pet shop.



CAT POI!





ouch.

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We'll treat you right, unless you're black or gay, or Cherokeeeeee!!"

-Brian Griffin from "Family Guy" (the dog)

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_VT_
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

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Location: el paso, tx, USA

Total posts: 1173
Posted:Quote:
I was afraid to keep reading, not knowing what items she was refering to at the pet shop



CAT POI!





Sorry, I couldn't help but post this.



Room to swing a cat



Meaning: A confined space.



Example: This bedroom doesn't even have enough room to swing a cat.



Origin: This colorful phrase evokes strange images of feline cruelty. In fact it has nothing to do with cats, but the real story is at least as cruel.

The "cat" is a cat-of-nine-tails, a type of whip used to discipline sailors on old sailing ships. The cat-of-nine-tails has one handle to which is attached nine thin strips of leather, each perhaps three feet long. The cat-of-nine-tails would be used to administer lashings that would sting and leave welts on the recipient.



The whippings would take place on the deck, because below deck there was not enough ceiling height to swing a cat-of-nine-tails.



Interestingly, the Disney cartoon character Mickey Mouse once gave a graphic illustration with some comic relief to this phrase. In the 1920's "Steamboat Willie" was release as Mickey Mouse's first cartoon. There is a scene in the cartoon in which Mickey is on a boat. He proceeds to pick up a cat and swing it around by the tail. Apparently this particular boat had enough room to swing a cat.









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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:I prefer what it sounds like over the real meaning smile

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

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Posted:Shoes.

My son is toilet training, so rinsing out clothes comes with the territory.

Fortunately, a couple of days ago, I'd bought him some shoes made of material similar to wetsuit material, which have toggled loops on their backs.

So today, a quick spin ensured the excess water fell off, ready for the shoes to be dried in the sun cool


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you are nice woman.

yay,

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Hainsey


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Posted:Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by erikaMish
anyway... today i was in a pet shop....



I was afraid to keep reading, not knowing what items she was referring to at the pet shop.

CAT POI!


ouch.



O o i got one POI CARP! he he he ahhhh ubblol


When I die bury me upside down....then the world can kiss my ASS!

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Cantus
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Posted:I take it then that you didn't see this thread on the old board.....

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

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