Monday, April 20, 2015


Today's date is 4/20, the unofficial 'holiday' of those who enjoy smoking weed (pot).

Click here for the origin of this 'holiday'.

I've never tried pot.  It was against the code of behavior when I was growing up in the Jehovah's Witness faith, and when I left the faith at 29 years old my new non-JW friends did not happen to be partakers of the reefer, so I didn't partake either.  Over the years it seems the vast majority of my friends don't toke so I've not really had many opportunities or any pressure to do so.  Now that I'm over 50, I kind of see it as a record that I'm keeping.   

"51 and never taken a puff". 

My friends The Newlyweds think its hilarious that I'm keeping a record like that.  They teased me by adding other records to my resume:  "51 and never robbed a bank", "51 and never shot a gun", etc.

Now that mary jane is legal in several states I imagine it won't be too long before it loses its taboo and eventually becomes legal everywhere.  Perhaps many are anticipating this and celebrating today's date with a puff on the magic dragon, but not me.  I will be maintaining all of my records today by not smoking pot, robbing a bank, or firing a gun.


anne marie in philly said...

tried it once; went back to booze as drug of choice in college. was NOT impressed with POT! (poetry!)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear you haven't robbed a bank! (LOL)


Biki Honko said...

Never robbed a bank? Good grief what a sheltered life you've led! I used pot heavily in high school, but was to poor to continue in college. Hubby is 56 and hasn't ever had a puff either. So you two can be comrades in puff-less-ness!

Shaking head, you never ever robbed a bank? How about a robbing a convenience store? Took candy from a baby?

AZ said...

Hit not puff. Did I say that out loud?