Friday, July 06, 2007

Memories

Remember Slip-N-Slide?


Remember soaping the strip of yellow Slip-N-Slide plastic, and your belly, then sssssssssssliding as fast as you could down the narrow runway?

Remember when grass burns on your belly and grit in your teeth meant a good ride?!


Good times, Folks.





Good times.


14 comments:

kay said...

I never had a Slip & Slide, but I soooooo envied those who did.

And regarding your previous two posts: I saw the original of the tear-jerker (cause I LIVE in the land of 10,000 stories, you know!), and I love the young man who did the story. Of course, his name escapes me right now.

Also: A dear friend of mine has all of the Evanovich books, and I have yet to read any. I told her I would be needing to borrow them. Soon.

Have a great weekend!

Laoch of Chicago said...

I never had a slip and slide or even cooler, the big wheel. I wonder if it is too late?

Haphazardkat said...

Kay: I think you're going to LOVE Evanovich's books! She's hilarious. :D
You had a deprived childhood! How can you NOT have had a slip-n-slide?! *sheds a tear for you*

Haphazardkat said...

Laoch: They make big wheel bikes for bigger people, and you can take a run on the slip-n-slide...but I warn you...older bodies tend not to bounce when they hit the hard grass underneath the plastic runway! *ouch*

R U Serious?? said...

Good times indeed!! But I beleive mine was blue!? You're right about older bodies not bouncing, but I blame gravity!!

Haphazardkat said...

Bob: Blue?? Hmm...I think you're confusing it with the reaction to certain body parts meeting COLD garden hose water!! ha ha ha ha ha :D

Aafrica said...

i'm not sure if i'm able to imagine that as fun.

Haphazardkat said...

Aafrica: It's suprising what one considers "fun" when you are a kid :)

mikegeorgia said...

Oh yeah, I remember those days. Now, I would probably break my neck. But have you seen the NEW slip and slides...my gosh...they are like $200 and have a mini pool at the bottom and what not. Kids have it made these days. Nice place you got here.

g.j.

Haphazardkat said...

g.j: Yep. Seen 'em and lusted after them! MiniWarrior's slip-n-slide has a blow up stop thing at the end of it that collects the water into a little pool and keeps him from slding off the end. No tummy grass burns for him!
Tsk. We are raising weak kids :P hehe
Thanks for stopping by!

R U Serious?? said...

Snagley's fireworks [ost was JUST TOO FUNNY!! of course, I had to comment!! Oh Man!!!!!

Mrs.X said...

Yes. I did that last summer when I had less... padding. What? You don't?

Steph said...

We never had a real slip and slide, but we usually could find a piece of tarp or a couple of heavy garbage bags that would work OK.
I hate to say it but, one of the fun things we would do was wait for the neighbors to get a new 'burn barrel' since it was new, we would grab it and stuff ourselves into it and roll down our long steep driveway. I can still hear the sounds and feel how dizzy you were getting out. lol BIG HUGS, Steph

Haphazardkat said...

Bob-a-roo: I KNEW you'd like Snagleys blog!! lol


Mrs. X: so right. So right. But too much padding and not all the soap in the bottle can make you slide. One just STICKS like a slug on a rock. ha ha ha :D

Steph: Burn barrel rolling!! HA HA HA too dang funny! We found a huge tire once on the playground at school. Crawled inside and rolled down the playground hill. Great fun til the thing hit a bump mid speed and FLEWWWW through the air then landed with a resounding WWWWWWHOMP! WHOMP. WHOMP!!! ow...
good times. good times.