Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Haiku Anyone? Let's Play With Toys!


Okay, no excuses for me today, I suck.
Being that I am laid off for the summer one day runs into the next and I actually forgot it was Wednesday. Many thanks to Handsome Stan for the text reminder. My apologies to you all.

That said...let's do it!!

TOYS!! We all had our favorites...

...be it trucks and cars...

...spinning ourselves into a trance...

... or running a Play Doh restaurant.

Some of us never stopped playing with them (ehem...you know who you are)

So dig deep into your fondest of memories and get to writing.

28 comments:

Catfreeek said...

I always did think
Potato Head was just lame
change his eyes, who cares

Catfreeek said...

Weebles, what the fuck
Okay, so they can't fall down
was that important?

HandsomeStan said...

Wednesday seemed empty
But couldn't figure out why
Think I'm addicted

Huge red lightsaber
Best toy of my childhood
And my brother's worst

Catfreeek said...

Forgot Haiku post
I have a good excuse though
Playing with my dolls

Okay, I'm lying
I wasn't playing with dolls
I was slacking off

Catfreeek said...

Saw the film "The Toy"
I wanted a Wonder Wheel
You know you did too

HandsomeStan said...

To this very day
I'll take my Star Blazers jets
And go "Pew! Pew!...Pew!"

HandsomeStan said...

Can't...transform...Jetfire...
Can't let other kids see me
Hardest toy ever

Catfreeek said...

I liked Colorforms
Saved my money to buy them
I think they smelled good

Catfreeek said...

Does Slip n Slide count?
Toy or not it was fun, though
it left some bruises

50PageMcGee said...

Let's do shrinky dinks!
Paint and put in the oven
Then the fun's over

HandsomeStan said...

Little army men
Most boring war ever fought
They're frozen in place

Catfreeek said...

Easy Bake Ovens
The girls always wanted them
boys just ate the goods

The Creepy Crawlers
Easy bake oven for boys
made gummy critters

Catfreeek said...

Catfreeek late to post
Helloooooo, Anyone out there
Voice just echoes back

Though it was a craze
Never had Cabbage Patch doll
Thought they were ugly

50PageMcGee said...

When I have my kids
Octo's hand-me-down toys...wait
He'd prolly keep them

50PageMcGee said...

Mom's sage perspective
"Why waste money on a toy
you'll later forget?"

Eight year-old logic
"I *will* still want Stretch Armstrong
When I'm in college"

Octopunk said...

What's 50 thinking?
The toys I don't keep myself
Zack's getting those, duh

Dana's Brain said...

Fear not, Great Catfreeek!
Just running a little late,
Now let's get to it!

Oh, Sears Catalog!
Your crisp pages of new toys,
Like porno for kids.

Things I coveted:
Sit-n-Spin, Big Wheel and that
giant Barbie head.

Mom finally caved
on the Barbie head. Blond curls,
fake make-up - Loved it!

Dana's Brain said...

50, you are nuts!
No offense, but Octo has
EIGHT FREAKING NEPHEWS!

HandsomeStan said...

AT-AT under tree
My eyes as big as the box
That toy kicked some ass

HandsomeStan said...

8-year old ninja
With 3-pronged Nerf boomerang
Harmless assassin

HandsomeStan said...

The Super Soaker
A-Bomb of water pistols
Perfectly named toy

Dana's Brain said...

Toys these days, Oy vay!
All the noise, noise, noise, noise, noise!
Oh shit, I'm the Grinch!

Catfreeek said...

Velvet & Chrissy
Push belly button, hair grows
why was this so cool?

Those Christmas toy ads
Saturday morn temptations
Long lists for Santa

HandsomeStan said...

Remote control cars
The commercials lied to us
They were NOT that fast

Octopunk said...

I knew this one kid
Who punctured his Stretch Armstrong
That kid was trouble

The red goo inside
Stuck to everything it touched
Truly Satan's snot

Octopunk said...

Fisher Price Castle
That moat gator ain't scary
It's just a sticker

Octopunk said...

My funny cousin
Stuck my sister's Barbie head
Under his hoodie

That's why she's so dumb!
Her head's about half the size
Of any real head

Octopunk said...

Yes, I must haiku
But I gotta sort Legos
Just like you guys, right?

It's the only time
My obsession makes me think
What am I thinking?