Re: TWIRLING |
When I was a kid I had a toy gyroscope that was a lot of fun. For some reason they are no longer popular, and I don't know why. One of my faves is a top that you can spin with your fingers, and the first thing you know it turns itself over and spins on its handle. When I became an adult, one of the things I did was computational analysis of inertial guidance systems, which ran off of gyroscopes. Didn't bring home any free samples, though. Too bad!
My children really enjoyed the old fashioned spinning top as an early toy also. They are now hard to find.
Twirling in dancing and those spinning teacup rides is fun for me, But anything else like the ones that leave you upside down or your stomach in one place with your head in another, make me feel not only nauseated but like i'm going to have a heart attack from fright. i do not like the sensation of falling thru the air.
I'll donate an emesis basin for a door prize. That would be the thing for people that hurl after they twirl. :-) sorry, I could'nt help myself.
I'd come just for the cotton candy.
Shirley who has fond memories of those "tops" that Lynn was talking about.
Since being twirled in my jolly jumpers as a baby by my older sister I can't twirl at all without needing a basin! I can't even twirl while dancing!
I too would come for the cotton candy.
Debbie who would like to twirl but can't.
When I was a kid I use to love the Tilt a Whirl at the fair. Last night I tried twirling in my computer chair. Very strange feeling after that. Maybe I will just check out all the local fairs or even have one installed in my new backyard!!!! I definately want a swing though. It puts me in a very relaxed state to just sit and swing.
Catherine who still loves the spun cotton candy - pink only
I love to swing, are we ever to old to do that, also the sticky messy cotton candy that inevitably finds its way to your hair. Real swings, Shirley, not anything your mind might wander to. i have to defend my position as a non wild woman.
Kathy, you are too much! ;-) I won't go there.
I can't help it that my mind wanders any more than you can, apparently. LOL You may defend your non-wild woman status all you want but just remember who started the underwear fiasco some time back. Hopefully people don't actually think that we are wild women. We just get side-tracked easily and like to have a little humorous fun.
Shirley in Arkansas who wonders how Kathy always gets the cotton candy in her hair. I've never had that problem. Sticky fingers, yes. :-)
--modified by Shirley-Arkansas-USA at Thu, Apr 18, 2002, 17:14:23
Just the luck of the uncoordinos. A long time ago I went to a party and smelled a beautiful flower . I went around the entire evening and when returning home, looked in the mirror and my nose was completely covered with bright yellow pollen! Noone had told me about it the whole evening. Ever since then when I have seen someone with something that they might be embarrased about , i try and tell them about it. Even strange women with their clothing tags noticeably up in public. You can usually tell when people dress themselves alone. Now men are a bit harder to approach on this.
Knowing you Shirly, you must have put the cotton candy in her hair. And when did they start making cotton candy any other color but pink? This world is in a sorry state if they tamper with cotton candy. Ann D.
Shame on you Shirley. Kathy didn't start it . Look at the top of the thead. I'm trying reallly hard to get picked on by you 'cause that means i'm 'IN', part of the group, I belong. Desparate to be a part. Ann Doyle
Hi Ann, ok, you started the thread on twirling but Kathy started the bit on "swinging". I'm not sure which was worse. :-)
I read the entire thread to both my sons and my baby (18 and somewhat Naive) didn't know what "swinging" meant. So, of course, I had to go into great detail to explain this to him and by the time that I had finished, his eyes were glazed over and he was sorry that he had asked. Somewhere in all that sex education that I taught them, I must have left that term out although my 21 year old seemed to know as he was trying to help me explain. Hubby sat quietly shaking his head.
Anyway, see what you've done, Ann?
Shirley in Arkansas Thanking Ann and Kathy for helping to further educate her sons.
Re: TWIRLING/Swinging --- Ann Doyle ( Apr 21, 15:56, 2002 )
It's a good thing your sons have this bulletin board to help further their "education"?? I'd hate to think they were going out into the cruel world without all this knowledge you are loading them down with. It is probably not the original intent of the BEBRF when they set things up, however. Lurkers, please hang in here. It isn't always this risque around here!
Sally in North Idaho where we don't know about such things! That's just big city stuff.
Now Now Shirley
I just said I want A swing not to swing!
I did say in an early post that some of us are a just a little crazy!!!!!!!
Why is it that I'm always the one to get in trouble over these things? Inocent Kathy :-) is the one that brought this up-not me. I feel like such a tattle tale but "she started it". :-)
I can take it. It's all my fault. I think that I'm being "picked on". Poor, poor, inocent me! :-(
Shirley in Arkansas whose husband mowed and poisoned all her prized dandelions. This will all make me a stronger person. :-)
Oh No !! Now if you were mowing you probably would haven't even seen them. Thank goodness for your toes also.
I had no idea that not everyone could twirl. Don't worry Debbie for you and other non=twirlers we will have gliders. AnnD