Waiting on the Bus

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About

Hi my name is Steven. I’ve been blogging off and on for about five years. I don’t update very often, usually just when I have time and/or a good idea that I think people might be interested in reading. My goal in writing this journal is to entertain and maybe enlighten some readers, but more so the former. When I first started writing this thing after a suggestion by my friend Chris, most of my early entries basically were just what I think are well constructed rants,a fact that Chris brought to my attention and rightly criticized me for. When I first started I took my writing on this site too seriously, and I want to thank Chris for making me eat humble pie and knocking me off my self-indulgent throne.

My more recent entries are mostly stories about stuff that’s happened to me over the years. Most of them are long but I’d say they’re worth reading. I know this section is supposed to be about me and not my journal, but do you, the reader, really care about what I write here? Probably not. You’re just wondering where you can pick up a self-indulgent throne to go along with that 50 inch plasma screen you just picked up from the local Best Buy.

Who gives a crap about humble pie anyway?

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2 Responses to “About”

  1. Mario said

    Hey Steven,

    Just thought I’d help you out. In one of your posts you talk about the kickballs that smelled like fruit. I had a similar dilemma and was able to find some on ebay. Apparently they are called “Inflatable Smelly Scent Fruit Face Ball” http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Inflatable-Smelly-Scent-Fruit-Face-Ball-Autistic-Sensory-Room-Special-Needs-Toy-/260995648145?pt=UK_Toys_Creative_Educational_RL&hash=item3cc48d8a91#ht_500wt_1156.

    • Steven said

      Congratulations Mario you appear to have solved a question that has vexed me off and on for nearly twenty years and has gone unanswered for nearly a year in this blog: what brand name/phrases were these supposedly forgotten kickballs marketed under?

      The kickballs you linked to on eBay, while scented, appear to be a milder variation of the one’s I remember, as those had only eyes and a unnerving grin welded onto a ball whose color corresponded with its scent (lemon, apple, etc), compared to these modern day interpretations that depict the scented kickball’s namesake smiling at you in a friendly manner. However, using your keywords I was able to find an eBay listing for a second set of scented kickballs that are more in line with what I remember. http://cgi.ebay.com.my/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=123829&item=260992473279

      I’m guessing it took several diligent rounds of keyword searching on your part to finally come up with the phrase that got relevant results regarding these kickballs, and for that I commend you because I lost patience soon after finishing this post and decided to quit beating myself over it and accept the fact that I was the only person who remembered them. Thanks for helping to close this case and feel free to read and comment on some of my other work posted here.

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