snapshots of an idle mind

September 2, 2005

Well, when i was your age

Filed under: Uncategorized — sassinak @ 12:22 am

this post looked like fun so i stole the idea :)

In other words… I have more shit to blog about that I can’t discuss so here goes a distraction topic… I didn’t even go climbing today so I gots nothing there. Well band practise rocked.

things that i loved when I was a kid.

– water skiing at our family camp (not a summer camp… an actual claimed piece of land my folks built an a frame on)

– boat trips on the lake with optional fishing

– getting a dog when i was like 12

– playing with crayfish in the creek at the end of our lake

– playing in lakes

– walking over to and showing up unannounced at my grandfather’s house. i still miss you papa and it’s been 25 years!

– skiing and skating and winter sports

– slip and slide

– watching lightning storms through a picture window and looking out at a big bay.

– family trips to dairy queen

– swedish berries when they were 1 cent each!

– family trips in general

– reading

– family dinners

– playing knights and princesses with the boy children of some family friends. It was great there was me, then a boy two years younger than me, his brother a year younger, my sister a year younger and the last boy two years younger… god we had fun.

– the first time i put my kick and stroke together at a swim meet and knocked 20 seconds off my best time for the 50 free.

– climbing around on blasting cliffs near our house or trees.

– comics for a quarter… and never more than fifty cents.

– playing matchbox cars or uno with the boy next door.

– trick or treating

– dodge the ball

– cartwheels and mudpies

– innocence



  1. fun, fun stuff!!

    I was SO the dodgeball king. For a fat kid, I was amazingly agile and … dodgy. Also, I could catch anything thrown at me. Was banned from the game at school after I blasted 2 kids so hard they broke bones. Oops; didn’t know my own strength.

    Lakes and fishing! Yes!

    Playing with girls? ewww! no way! not then! now? hmm … wanna come over and make mudpies, princess? *eyebrow wiggles*

    Comment by DZER — September 2, 2005 @ 6:32 am | Reply

  2. well it was your post that inspired me dzer :)

    god i miss dodge the ball, that game was so fucking fun, i could dodge ANYTHING. I was nearly always last one in which is pretty impressive for the girl everyone in the class loved to pick on.

    dodgy dzer dodgy dzer *clears throat* yes okay.

    +10 for calling me princess
    -2 for eyebrow waggles

    Comment by sassinak — September 2, 2005 @ 8:56 am | Reply

  3. -2? wtf? that was some extremely skilled eyebrow wiggles … not waggles!

    damn … shoulda wriggled ’em

    and I woulda punched ya out REAL quick in dodgeball ;)

    Comment by DZER — September 2, 2005 @ 9:21 am | Reply

  4. I think what I love about when I was a child are things that I could not have understood then. How amazing is that there was a time when I wasn’t at all aware of everything that is wrong with the world? Granted some adults live in that fantasy…but those are the morons. I am glad I know no but it was nice not to know then.


    Comment by Natalia — September 2, 2005 @ 9:57 am | Reply

  5. okay i guess you can have your -2 back since you were wriggling or wiggling and not waggling… i don’t know though i was pretty amused when i took off -2.

    dude better men have tried :P

    natalia i fully agree. that’s why i ended the post with the word innocence. it just seemed… apt somehow. i’m glad to be a maturing human, teh experience has been wonderful but i’m also delighted that there was a time that wasn’t true.

    well for me it sort of was because i was the unpopular kid (to a level i can’t even beging to explain, my mom said i would come home and tell her stories and that she was amazed i still had the courage to speak)… still i didn’t understand the terribleness that this world can wreak on teh unsuspecting and i’m glad to have had that even for a short time …

    Comment by sassinak — September 2, 2005 @ 2:34 pm | Reply

  6. darlin’ .. there aren’t many better men … let alone better dodgeballers ;)

    -3 to you for refusing to admit to the reality of my dodgeball ownage of you … heh heh

    Comment by DZER — September 2, 2005 @ 5:30 pm | Reply

  7. oh ho… i smell a challenge…

    i suck at the catching but man can i dodge!

    -3 for your assumption that you own my fast and dodgy ass!

    Comment by sassinak — September 2, 2005 @ 5:33 pm | Reply

  8. +3 for having a fast and dodgy ass

    -3 for using the phrase “oh ho” … why not “the game’s afoot” while yer at it? LOL

    and I have a patented fake throw move that will make you swivel those hips, and then the real throw nails ya ;)

    Comment by DZER — September 3, 2005 @ 12:27 am | Reply

  9. thanks dude, i earned the +3 trust me.

    i like oh ho but i accept my -3 with grace.

    dude, the entire class hated me. do you really think such a weak move would work?

    dude, i DANCE!

    Comment by sassinak — September 3, 2005 @ 1:47 am | Reply

  10. chick … I was so good they made me throw LEFT-handed (I’m right-handed) and I still was the king of the dodge.

    Comment by DZER — September 3, 2005 @ 5:18 am | Reply

  11. maybe we’re just both really good?

    Comment by sassinak — September 3, 2005 @ 11:23 am | Reply

  12. What a great distraction topic. I think I will see you your post, and match the ante.

    Would love to cover this on my blog also… great post Sass.

    I missed you.

    PS – Dodgeball kix ass.
    Fishing kix ass.
    Cartwheels and Dairy Queen kix ass

    You, my dear, kix major ass.

    Comment by Everything nice — September 3, 2005 @ 11:55 am | Reply

  13. that’s how I felt when I read dzer’s post … i just had to do one myself.

    I can’t wait to read yours, and anyone else that cares to ante up… :) [yup othercat, castufari, teresa, elle, light, ming, tania, nerd, hedonist, viv, RUS i’m thinking of y’all]

    i missed you lots bubbles… i hope you’re feeling as well as can be expected *wry smile* what a horrid expression that is.


    Comment by sassinak — September 3, 2005 @ 12:16 pm | Reply

  14. Hello fellow fisherman,

    Did you know that 16% of the U.S. population goes fishing at least 16 days a year?

    Did you also know that over 75% of the nations fishermen do not fish during “prime time”; fish feeding hours?

    Those precious few moments before twilight can be absolutely magical. Even up until 11pm at night, the largest predators of any species feed ravenously.

    Don’t believe me? Check out Daniel Eggertsen’s story, and a picture of a couple of his catches here : “Evening Secrets plus more”

    I want you to do me a favor and try it out so I can see what you think of it, and if it works for you as well as it did for me.

    You will be one of the first to try it out.

    Gone Fishin’,


    Comment by Quit Smoking — October 9, 2005 @ 7:41 am | Reply

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