Things A Wheelchair Is Good For
Oct 22, 1997
This is an archival transcript of one of our past meetings. We don't have scheduled topical meetings anymore, but we're not opposed to the idea of bringing them back if someone is willing to commit to hosting them on a "long term" basis.
logging is on
fine by me
*** Joins: Deb ([email protected])
what game says the net gimp
hello Deb :o)
wow, that could be a bumpy ride mimi :o)
This meeting is going to be sort of informal... I wasn't
quite sure how to make an agenda for this particular topic.
How are you -- how's the baby?
how are ya? :o)
*** Joins: Raven_ ([email protected])
I`m fine, thanks, and the baby`s doing well :o)
I'm just fine! Hi deedee. A BIG congratulations to you,
oops, hi Raven
wb Raven :o)
But first, Mimi is paying us a little visit, so she gets
our attention for a few more mins. until she has to leave.
hey Mooo, does that make me a typing gimp too
oh, jeez, put me on the spot, Carly!!
meeting time , dhe can't go
Go ahead and start the meeting so you can all have the benefit
of my wisdom ;o)
i cant give you an "official gimp" button for your homepage
i think i still have them
oooooh, man you`re making me jealous :o)
Mimi, do you have any suggestions for fun wheelchair
* Mimi grins
bungie jumping :o)
omg, I seen that
Daniel, I still have them
wheelchairs are good for getting stuck in shopping aisles,
just tonight I got my powerchair stuck on a rack in Walmart crafts
aisle, sent several ladies with carts flying out of the aisle.
i like the walnut cracking aspect of it
I keep all your artwork
yeah, run them over
i took my first flying lesson with a wheel chair
a human jungle-gym for small children :o)
that, you have to explain
I like to use my chair as a footrest when I lie sideways
across my bed...
i flew about 10 feet and landed my face
i was pushing a friend real fast and we hit a pothole
My kids like to do wheelies in my wheelchair!
* Mimi does great wheelies :o)
my cousin taught me
The footrest idea is good too
hehe... I can't do wheelies, darn it.
of course, that was after lots of practice and several near
<---sees ppl do that, scares me
oh yeah my Dad uses my wheelchair footrest as a headrest
when we go somewhere and hi is sittin on the ground in front of
carly needs a chair with hydraulics so it can bounce
around like those lowrider cars
i got so I could even do a wheelie while descending stairs
Powerchairs are backheavy, have to be very careful going up
ramps, can do great wheelies that way
How about using a w/c as a cart to tote books, boxes, etc.?
I like to tape spray cans to the wheels and stripe
well only if noone is in it at the time Kit!
yeah, but eventually the owner needs it back :o)
I'm not coordinated enough
I have to go, guys :o(
kiss baby for us
bye mimi!!!!!!!!!!!! *hugs*
I do that when I'm packing for a trip... I wheel all my
stuff out to the living room on my chair.
I will judi :o)
* HelloKit gives Mimi a huge hug!
i would like to see a wheelchair like in that one werewolf
HUGS Carly :o)
oh yeah Silver Bullet
*** Parts: Mimi ([email protected])
that was it!
I would never stay home.....hehe
Great, now I'm movie disabled
my friend Lawrence had a golf cart
until he got pulled over
I wedge my chair under my door handle and set the brakes
to keep my brothers out. >o)
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I do enough damage with a chair, the world wouldn't be safe if
I had a golf cart
there is some man who has a really cool electric cart here
Does anyone besides me have "steering" mishaps?
how many people in here now use a wheelchair all the time/
like running over lil old ladied?
*** Joins: Hghlndr ([email protected])
I use mine about 75% of the time
not me. ive only had to use them after operations
oh Judi, constantly...
Only when cruising through a store and someone pops in
front from out of an isle
judi: When my bf and I were still a long-distance
relationship, he came out here for Christmas - we went to the mall
together and he ran my chair into a shelf in the book store.
never hit anyone yet
wow, did the throw the book at him?
*** Joins: phoenyxx ([email protected])
*** Joins: al2 ([email protected])
*** Joins: SteadyEdd ([email protected])
sorry I am late
Doesn't that scare the heck out of you when the person darting
out is a small kid?
It's about time, Simon :o)
I know! sorry about that
*** Parts: Raven_ ([email protected])
hehe Ive been about thrown out of my chair several times
while X-mas shopping last year....
usually the kids stop and watch, its the parents pushing
the carts you have to watch for
I have the ultimate!!!!
I've has people run into me after I've turned or slowed
down to avoid them
Wheelchair bumper car games!!!
For some reason in my town everyone walks backwards -
makes it real interesting.
like at the carnivals
Sounds like fun!
I'd be good at that!!
I'm usually a patient person and I like going out with
friends but at times I am more tense in public
that would be cool!
because of the stupid things some people do
like what Phoenyxx
They walk backwards and when they back into your chair
they give you dirty looks like it's your fault.
dont ya hate it when people stare at you and pick their
.....I like kids but at the same time I've almost felt
like cussing out a child for running into me even after they saw
like we can't see
im never going back to Kentucky again
I like the boneheads that barge out of doorways right into
me... especially when I run over their feet
*** Joins: Funnyface ([email protected])
speaking of carnivals. you can have "strong person"
competitions wheeling up the big yellow slides
Wait aminute, what's wrong with KY?
Wheelin- you mean like some of the ramps that pass as ada
Welcome, Funnyface :o)
HAHAHA, forgot about those, heck, forget the slide, thats
how about LAW rocket shooting games at cars of people that
piss us off?
We are discussing fun things to do with a wheelchair.
i am new to irc
Roman candles taped to the wheels make great pinwheels on
the 4th of July...
You seem a little hostile tonight phoenyxx, bad day?
He's always like that, judi :o)
how about going to the drive-in theater in a chair?
i think it would be fun to torture my chair (revenge)
There you go, Daniel...
judi- no, I am just so sick of all the crap that goes on
that we're supposed to 'accept' as part of our situaitons.
but i imagine necking in the back seat of a wheelchair is
I was once in a park, a kid looked at me and asked my
friend "what is wrong with him?" (Like I wasn't even there)
Richard replied "not a damn thing, he's just lazy."
Or a drive up window and then getting steamed becuase your
chair never sets off the little buzzer...
Naw, too many bugs, what's wrong with KY?
some people in public are jerks, and it's somehow my fault.
steadyedd- I've heard that- hell, I've met some people in
wheelchairs that say that about other people in wheelchairs.
nothing is wrong with Kentucky, judi. Just a particular
"woman" in Kentucky
This kid stopped and stared at ny daughter getting my cart out
tonight. She gave him a lecture on power chairs, so he left>
i like wheelins idea though
Ive had some of those experiences with clerks in
stores..asking my friends things that they should be asking me...I
say ask me I dont bite...
deede: I know about that!
Its like some people are afraid to speak directly to me
that happens to me too
Thanks to you guys, I've started speaking up instead of hiding.
Actually, my confidence has gotten a lot better since I
started doing this too.
judi. my fav thing to tell them is to "kiss my pearly
It really helps to know you are not alone
sometimes I've been out with my family, and they're
usually cool about things but sometimes someone cuts me off or the
place we're going isn't accessable, and they gotten on my case for
saying something about it.
I'm finally learning to get mad when people pull things on
me, instead of just taking it quietly.
*** Quits: Hghlndr (Leaving)
carly, I thought taking it quietly was the expected thing
You have a right to speak up, Phoenyxx
no!!!! bitching is the right thing to do when you're right
*** Quits: al2 (Leaving)
judi- I know that now :-) but I get tired of people
quoting chapter and verse about ada instead of seeing for
themsleves that things sometimes still aren't accessable.
anyone done that?
I'm scared of heights
skydiving would actually work- military transport planes
have rear doors- strap into the chair, have a chute big enough for
both you and the chair, and
Grabbing a bumper of a passing car tends to get you places
the doors can be open in flight- just roll out the rear
door and do a Slim Pickens routine on the way down :-)
Here we go... using wheelchair handles as dressing hooks.
sounds painful to me
Wheelin: so does sticking a Glock in the face of a van
My cat likes to sleep in mine
Mooooo, you've seen that movie :-)
yes! cool classic flick
You guys watch too much tv
Our pets are all afraid of my chair when it starts
rolling... but as long as it's still they'll sleep under it.
how about using a wheelchair as a battering ram during a
watch too much tv? I make my own show :-) (ok, it's
local cable :-) )
its good for pushing doors open
sorry, phoenyxx, I forgot
I saw a great cartoon. it was a picture of several
handicapped parking spots, with empty wheelchairs in them...
I wish our animals were afraid of my chair so they would
get the hell out of my way!
Gimp Cops, Gimp Cops... whatcha gonna do when they roll
Wheelin thats funny
now one really funny thing I did with my friends back in
January when Star Wars was re-released
i want it!