Title-less

As of late, I’ve been taken by this new fad, reading. It might be -eading, with a soft “r,” but apparently you sit down with a book and read the words on the pages for an extended period of time. It really is quite breathtaking. I have been reading “The Poisonwood Bible.” This is my second go around and I like it more this time than I did the last time I read it, which was junior year in high school. The past 4 days, I have read over 250 pages of it. That is crazy good for me. I don’t read often, or ever for that matter so this is quite an impressive accomplishment.


Whatever happened to pogs? You know what they are, don’t act like you were too good for them. They took over the world for a solid 5 months back in 95 or something. You played for fun, you played for keeps, you traded them with your friends, you even went to Hardee’s in order to get the “Apollo 13 Space Shuttle” pog holder in your happy meal. That was an excellent marketing ploy for Hardee’s or Carl or whoever owns that chain now because they only gave you one piece at a time so you had to go back like 4 times to have the whole shuttle. What were you gonna do with only 1/3 of the shuttle with no top… you couldn’t hold many pogs securely, that’s fo sho. They had some sweet pogs that you could collect with some even better slammers. Cool 8-Ball designs… whoever thought that you could make so many sweet cardboard pieces featuring a billiard ball. Then they had the never ending possibilities with the skeleton head, the skull and crossbones. Those were the good stuff. Slammers were a whole other story. You know you had the good shit when you carried around a 12 oz. piece of steel in your pocket to dominate your friends. Why in the world were these banned from schools, or at least my school. They never hurt anyone and they never meant any harm….skull and crossbones, where I’m from that means pirates looking for sunken treasure. Skull and crossbones never meant death or destruction. I just don’t know what this world is coming to. I do know that those were truly the good times, when you could walk safely to the Tasty Freeze to get custard for a nickel, when you could enjoy “Eureka’s Castle” without being weirded out by puppets that looked like the Devil if in fact he was a purple girl puppet, the days where you could sit down and have a good time behind the barracks at recess punishing your friends with your titanium slammer in order to get their 8-Ball Pog collection…. those were the days, oh those were the days.


 

32 thoughts on “Title-less

  1. my pocks are locked up tight until they become cool once again, then i’ll go back to the blacktop to regain my throne as a mediocre pog player.  i’m not gonna lie, i had slammer envy at recess, i compensated with a sweet collection of yin-yang slammers.

  2. ah man, pogs were the best.  i could dominate anyone.  i don’t know about 5 months though, it was more than a year.  like 3rd and 4th grade.  they were banned from our school too because of the gambling aspect, playing for keeps and all that.  but yeah, i still have mine, i’m waiting for scott to bust them out again and it’s on.

  3. Hey just browsing. I’m going to OSU next month so i figured I should scan the area. What the crap happened to pogs?! Bet ya Ebay has em. But what use would they be now? Geez…people these days…haha

  4. haha..wow, your entries are always so indept about things that i of course have experienced ((aka pogs, they were the shit..and for some reason they were banned from my school too)) but never really thought about. hahaha, wow..that entry just made me laugh..keep ’em comming – katie

  5. what the crap happened to pogs?  who could say that?  scott and i are battling tonight, i sitll have my whole stash and i’m pullin em out tonight.  so if anyone wants to join (you girls are welcome to come) meet me at my house around 9.

  6. ryan, you know i won’t make you pay the whole fee, just one a little different, i’m thinking 2 poisons, one hologram, and a spinner.  scott doesn’t know what spinners are though so i’m guessing neither do you.  then take that off, give me one of those bubble gum smelling slammers and i’ll trade you a torpedo if you throw in the appollo 13 pog.  now that’s a deal.

  7. bubblegum smelling slammers and spinners, kurtis played on another planet i think, it was called planet GAY!!! haha, o boy, i got him good.  and i think those girls are a little young to be playing pogs don’t you think

  8. hey there!!!
    wow, it’s a good day for me today (lol)
    POGS, damn, those were the good days…..remember the slammers (i think they were called that)
    hahahah
    *pandy*

  9. battling spinning tops were the best!!  i had all the power ranger ones!!  ah man steffen, i wish i still had mine and we could battle, the green ranger was the best one, he stayed up forever.  and last night scott and i played pogs for keeps, we started with 20 each and i ended up with 26, haha, sucka!!

  10. wo wo wo, i was doing alright till your cat came down and shedded like a damn snake and we couldn’t breath so we put em all in and i lost so many, you got lucky, next time, no callin it quits because your cat sabotaged our game

  11. well if it isn’t the all encompassing blue-eyed, brown-haired, always hungered ryan! i’m pretty good at flips, not the full rotation of course, but the attempt, i own it

  12. hey, i figured you wouldn’t post this up, so i’ll just comment you with it.  i’m bored.

    1. Who are you? kurtis
    2. Are we friends?  i guess lovers are considered friends
    3. When and how did we meet?  calculus junior year
    4. How have I affected you?  i don’t know, some way
    5. What do you think of me?  you’re the coolest black guy i know
    6. What’s the fondest memory you have of me?  there’s alot, everything
    7. How long do you think we will be friends?  for-ev-ver
    8. Do you love me?  of course
    9. Do you have a crush on me?  nope
    10. Would you kiss me?  hell no, i don’t kiss my lovers
    11. Would you hug me?  if hugging leads to kissing then no
    12. Physically, what stands out?  your muscular mass, haha
    13. Emotionally, what stands out?  when i think of you and emotional i think of doonemotional, haha, that was dumb
    14. Do you wish I was cooler?  usually.  haha, jp
    15. On a scale of 1-10, how hot am I?  …uh, i’ll go with a -4 like a gave scott
    16. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.  chigga (or chegro)
    17. Am I loveable?  yeah
    18. How long have you known me?  4 years
    19. Describe me in one word.  ryan (all my friends are now officially descriptions)
    20. What was your first impression?  i remember 7th grade when you did those cheerleading skits, you were funny, and short, haha.
    21. Do you still think that way about me now?  you’re still funny, but just not as short.
    22. What do you think my weakness is?  bad situations, i.e. sharks, drowning people

    23. Do you think I’ll get married?  yeah
    24. What makes me happy?  you got pretty excited about those fans
    25. What makes me sad?  when you’re the only one drunk, hahaha, that was hilarious.  HILARIOUS.
    26. What reminds you of me?  rap music
    27. If you could give me anything what would it be?  an nba contract
    28. How well do you know me?  pretty well
    29. When’s the last time you saw me?  last night
    30. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn’t?  no
    31. Do you think I could kill someone?  yeah, when you mohawk your hair and put a lip ring in
    32. Have we ever had sex?  are you serious? lovers don’t have sex
    33. Do you miss me?  at this very second, no, but last year and this summer and i will when you go back up to stillwater again
    34. Do you think i miss you?  uh, i guess the same
    35. Are you going to put this on your xanga and see what I say about you?

  13. 1. Who are you?  Scott
    2. Are we friends?  yeah, and roomates
    3. When and how did we meet?  8th grade Ms. Redding’s, remember the project
    4. How have I affected you?  You have made a country lover outta me
    5. What do you think of me?  You’re ok as long as everything is safe
    6. What’s the fondest memory you have of me?  Sneaking off to the beach on our secret trip
    7. How long do you think we will be friends?  Until we start living together
    8. Do you love me? YES
    9. Do you have a crush on me? cha, nope
    10. Would you kiss me?  i kiss your ass all the time, and you are looking exceptional today
    11. Would you hug me? yep
    12. Physically, what stands out?  your tiny feet
    13. Emotionally, what stands out? being able to punch kurtis and get in fights w/ him, but then be friends the next morning
    14. Do you wish I was cooler? i wish you were cooler, and taller, just to let you know, i mean, if we are being honest here
    15. On a scale of 1-10, how hot am I? 10!
    16. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.  Shark Boy (you know why)
    17. Am I loveable?  yep
    18. How long have you known me?  8th grade, so, ummm, like 7 years
    19. Describe me in one word. jhondeerelovinnegrohatinfool
    20. What was your first impression? you could do a rainbow better than i could and i play soccer
    21. Do you still think that way about me now? you can still do it better than me
    22. What do you think my weakness is?  dangerous situations, ie homeless people, large black people, or sharks
    23. Do you think I’ll get married?  o yeah
    24. What makes me happy?  cuddling, fans from kurtis’ parents, pulling out fake shotguns and shooting every bird and deer you see
    25. What makes me sad? trick ho’s, me beating you in bball (it happens, aight, it happens)
    26. What reminds you of me? Kanye West and anything red neck
    27. If you could give me anything what would it be?  An unlimited supply of classified G14’s
    28. How well do you know me? good, o so good
    29. When’s the last time you saw me? lunch about an hour ago
    30. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn’t?  nope
    31. Do you think I could kill someone?  not unless it was wearing a deer skin (it?)
    32. Have we ever had sex?  yes…wait no no no, i was thinking of your mom, HEY-OOOO
    33. Do you miss me?  yes
    34. Do you think i miss you?  nope, it hurts sometimes, but that is the price you pay for liking a white trash red neck bitch ass like you, but no harsh feelings
    35. Are you going to put this on your xanga and see what I say about you?  no, i’ll just copy it off of kurtis’ and send it to EVERYONE!

  14. 1. Who are you? steffen
    2. Are we friends? yeah
    3. When and how did we meet? b-ball at tinker
    4. How have I affected you? you taught me never to swim in rivers EVER
    5. What do you think of me? You’re cool but i have heard stories
    6. What’s the fondest memory you have of me? Mcdonalds, and scotts spiking
    7. How long do you think we will be friends? i have no idea, til tomorrow maybe
    8. Do you love me? it will take so time
    9. Do you have a crush on me? nope
    10. Would you kiss me? ummm, i gonna have to say no, yeah no to that
    11. Would you hug me? sure, if you need it and kurtis and scott said no
    12. Physically, what stands out? your eyes, and i have no clue why
    13. Emotionally, what stands out? your not being afraid to show your butt to anyone anywhere
    14. Do you wish I was cooler? no, youre perfect, well okay maybe
    15. On a scale of 1-10, how hot am I? 8 but im rounding up mister
    16. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it. ry-o its short and more easy to say than the one you picked out
    17. Am I loveable? yep
    18. How long have you known me? a couple of months
    19. Describe me in one word. CHURAZY
    20. What was your first impression? he plays basketball with the gracfulness of a balerenia
    21. Do you still think that way about me now? i havent seen you play in a while
    22. What do you think my weakness is? i hear life threating situtations so ill go with that
    23. Do you think I’ll get married? o yeah
    24. What makes me happy? good friends sharing laughter
    25. What makes me sad? people almost dying i hope
    26. What reminds you of me? the dallas trip or lake trip both really
    27. If you could give me anything what would it be? money i guess
    28. How well do you know me? a little bit not like scotty and kurtis
    29. When’s the last time you saw me? lunch
    30. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn’t? nope
    31. Do you think I could kill someone? oddly enough yes
    32. Have we ever had sex? no
    33. Do you miss me? sure why not
    34. Do you think i miss you? im gonna say no but i could be wrong
    35. Are you going to put this on your xanga and see what I say about you?

  15. lol we are not xanga dating lol he dont even like me like that lol i wish haha so i geuss u are camping with him 2  well comment me when u get back

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