Is it just me??????  

pretty_blue_eyes 39F
3045 posts
8/8/2006 10:46 am

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Is it just me??????


Okay, I am seriously disturbed about this. I was talking to a friend late last night online. I haven't seen him in almost 2 months. When he was around here, we talked about ourselves, our past, our present, our dreams. Just general things, stories about wild times etc.

Now, what disturbs me...

As we were talking I asked how he was doing, he said bored and high. I was like high? I was speechless! Yes, it does happen from time to time. I couldn't believe it! Of course he told me when he was younger (teens) he did smoke pot, but he told me he didn't do it anymore. So when he said that he was high, I didn't know what else to say other than "High?" He has a great career and very intelligent. I just don't see why he would do something like that to risk it all. When we had first talked about smoking pot and drugs, I told him I have never smoked pot and I've never done illegal drugs or drugs that were not prescribed for me. (I do take tylenol, advil, etc. that sort of thing but only if I HAVE to). I hate taking medicine, I don't even take pain pills that are prescribed for me even when my back hurts. Anyways, does he still do it and was just saying he didn't anymore?

Am I the only person that hasn't smoked pot or done drugs? I'm beginning to feel abnormal here.....Am I?

rm_dimples565 69F
24436 posts
8/8/2006 11:14 am

Nope I never did drugs or smoked pot either. I like natural highs. Only drugs I have taken were prescribed by a doctor for a peticular problem.

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buddhamike 107M
7006 posts
8/8/2006 11:18 am

You aren't the only one, but I suspect most people have at one time or another, even if they don't admit it in our current ultraconservative swing of society.


Loosetooth 42M
1148 posts
8/8/2006 11:22 am

Aaaah the classic and immortal line that infests us from adolescence and hounds us to our graves......AM I NORMAL? AM I? AM IIIIII?.

I always get annoyed with people when they counter with 'well what is normal?'. Annoyed because they are ignoring the obviousness of the question and annoyed because they are right. Yes you are normal and no you are not, at the same time, all the time.

I do not think that you need worry overtly about your friend. As long as he is not abusing drugs (using them to escape the realities and problems facing him in a destructive and negative fashion) and has his hands firmly on the tiller then he will be fine. It will not be healthy for him but he is not risking his career.

As for you missy...... well I am envious of those that have never tried drugs, no matter how abnormal you feel I would advise you to continue your abstinence. At the end of day I have never heard anyone say 'she has become soooo much better company since she started doing the drugs', I doubt I ever will. You are missing nothing and those that seek to tell you otherwise are fooling themselves and trying to fool you.


CongaFelixRubes 56M  
1226 posts
8/8/2006 11:24 am

Maybe he meant I am bored but I'm high on life. Or he was high on drugs other then pot.

You are not abnormal. You don't have follow what other people are doing.


needs2plz_u_soon 40M
1 post
8/8/2006 11:41 am

I've never taken recreational drugs, I rarely even take headache pills, usually only take them after its too late when it has become a migraine.
However back when I was a student I used to work for a company where ALL the staff took drugs, and they insisted, since I didn't drive at the time, in driving me into work and back home again. On the way to work they would take speed so that their work day would go in quicker, only problem was this had an affect on their driving ie it would make them drive faster. I would be the only one sitting in the car having not taken anything, not wanting to look as the speedometer which would normally hit 100 miles per hour. It wasn't any better at night time either, at night once the day was finished they all wanted to chill out so they would take cannibas which would result in them travelling at around 20 mph on a 70 mph motorway. You would think that would be safer but it wasn't really because the motorists behind wouldn't realise why they were catching us so fast until the last second when they would have to change lanes to avoid hitting the back of us. I lasted in that job 6 weeks and then I couldn't take anymore I was either going to have to take drugs with the rest of them or suffer a mental breakdown.


eveready06 43M

8/8/2006 3:42 pm

Seems like I'm on my own here lol! But I've got to admit I've taken a fair few drugs in my time and to be honest I don't regret it. In saying that I havn't done it for a good while but wouldn't be adverse to a joint to chill before bedtime if I had it lying round the house - which at present I dont. Anyway I consider myself to be fairly intelligent and Ive got a good job and I dont see the harm. A friend of mine got asked if she took any recreational drugs by a policeman when she was the victim of a crime. She admitted to it and the policeman said not to worry about it cos if you took all of the people who had taken recreational drugs out of the police force you would be left with an alsation and a tealady! lol. So in answer to your question no I dont think your weird - its personal choice at the end of the day, but then as long as your sensible and dont start doing drugs in situations where people could come to harm or around kids etc then I dont see the problem. At the end of the day so called pharmeceeutical drugs have much worse side effects than a lot of recreational drugs, Cannabis is now being used to treat arthritis pain, and Indians have been using LSD type drugs for centuries claiming it puts them in touch with their souls - and who am I to argue with that?!


T_A_B_75 43M

8/8/2006 4:19 pm

Who is to say what is normal? Society? Are they correct? Maybe they are abnormal for needing assistance to enjoy life or get through depression? Some people try to drink their problems away, alcohol is a depressant.

I have never tried any illegal drugs. I don't smoke, I don't drink and have never been drunk. I rarely take pain killers and usually only when prescribed.

So, are we normal?


Peche85 32F

8/8/2006 7:53 pm

I have never done any illegal drugs. At high school all my friends were smoking pot. Except me. Mostly because I could be drug tested for my sport. That was a good excuse. I didn't want to anyway. I don't understand why people do it all the time. My ex was always smoking it, but I still said no even though I won't be drug tested.


pretty_blue_eyes 39F
2091 posts
8/8/2006 10:19 pm

    Quoting rm_dimples565:
    Nope I never did drugs or smoked pot either. I like natural highs. Only drugs I have taken were prescribed by a doctor for a peticular problem.
Thats awesome! At least I now know I'm not completely alone on this.


pretty_blue_eyes 39F
2091 posts
8/8/2006 10:20 pm

    Quoting buddhamike:
    You aren't the only one, but I suspect most people have at one time or another, even if they don't admit it in our current ultraconservative swing of society.
You are probably right, there are some that claim not to have inhaled. lol. Ooops...


pretty_blue_eyes 39F
2091 posts
8/8/2006 10:25 pm

    Quoting Loosetooth:
    Aaaah the classic and immortal line that infests us from adolescence and hounds us to our graves......AM I NORMAL? AM I? AM IIIIII?.

    I always get annoyed with people when they counter with 'well what is normal?'. Annoyed because they are ignoring the obviousness of the question and annoyed because they are right. Yes you are normal and no you are not, at the same time, all the time.

    I do not think that you need worry overtly about your friend. As long as he is not abusing drugs (using them to escape the realities and problems facing him in a destructive and negative fashion) and has his hands firmly on the tiller then he will be fine. It will not be healthy for him but he is not risking his career.

    As for you missy...... well I am envious of those that have never tried drugs, no matter how abnormal you feel I would advise you to continue your abstinence. At the end of day I have never heard anyone say 'she has become soooo much better company since she started doing the drugs', I doubt I ever will. You are missing nothing and those that seek to tell you otherwise are fooling themselves and trying to fool you.
My normal response to those that say, is that normal? Is, well it all depends on what you think normal is. What is normal for one person, may not be for another. lol.

Well, I don't know if he's "abusing" drugs or not. That was the first time he ever said it, and it shocked me. I'm hoping he's not, and I really don't know how to broach the subject with him especially considering how I spazzed out.

Thank you, I appreciate it. I have never felt the need to try drugs. I would always rather have good times because of those I was around rather than what I took. I dunno. Good point, I haven't ever heard that except in reference to how much fun they are since they started doing drugs. Well, I never had any friends that tried to pressure me into it. My friends respected me and my thoughts on the matter enough to not do it around me nor ask me to participate.

Glad to see you! *hugs* Don't be a stranger...


pretty_blue_eyes 39F
2091 posts
8/8/2006 10:29 pm

    Quoting CongaFelixRubes:
    Maybe he meant I am bored but I'm high on life. Or he was high on drugs other then pot.

    You are not abnormal. You don't have follow what other people are doing.
No, I don't think he meant that at all. I was like high? He said yes. I then stated, high high? He said yes. Sooooo...yes I made myself look like an idiot, but I was surprised.

I never felt the need to be a follower, probably a good thing, I'd trip and no one would ever notice I was missing, that ways being a leader I can trip and take everyone down with me!

*evil laugh*


pretty_blue_eyes 39F
2091 posts
8/8/2006 10:32 pm

    Quoting needs2plz_u_soon:
    I've never taken recreational drugs, I rarely even take headache pills, usually only take them after its too late when it has become a migraine.
    However back when I was a student I used to work for a company where ALL the staff took drugs, and they insisted, since I didn't drive at the time, in driving me into work and back home again. On the way to work they would take speed so that their work day would go in quicker, only problem was this had an affect on their driving ie it would make them drive faster. I would be the only one sitting in the car having not taken anything, not wanting to look as the speedometer which would normally hit 100 miles per hour. It wasn't any better at night time either, at night once the day was finished they all wanted to chill out so they would take cannibas which would result in them travelling at around 20 mph on a 70 mph motorway. You would think that would be safer but it wasn't really because the motorists behind wouldn't realise why they were catching us so fast until the last second when they would have to change lanes to avoid hitting the back of us. I lasted in that job 6 weeks and then I couldn't take anymore I was either going to have to take drugs with the rest of them or suffer a mental breakdown.
I have a tendency to do that as well. Then complain as to why I waited so long to take something for my headache! lol. Oh my, well I'm glad you decided to quit that job instead of joining them. Very dangerous!


pretty_blue_eyes 39F
2091 posts
8/8/2006 10:50 pm

    Quoting BenBittenAgain:
    the white house says that about 40% of americans over the age of 12 have tried drugs. a million marijuana users are in jail... half of the prison population. i wont say youre weird or not weird. but those are the numbers.

    i did a couple papers on it. any other questions let me know.
Wow, when were these statistics done, how recently? Has it increased or gone down? I would figure much more than 40% have tried drugs. Is that also including drug use on prescription drugs as well?


pretty_blue_eyes 39F
2091 posts
8/8/2006 11:01 pm

    Quoting eveready06:
    Seems like I'm on my own here lol! But I've got to admit I've taken a fair few drugs in my time and to be honest I don't regret it. In saying that I havn't done it for a good while but wouldn't be adverse to a joint to chill before bedtime if I had it lying round the house - which at present I dont. Anyway I consider myself to be fairly intelligent and Ive got a good job and I dont see the harm. A friend of mine got asked if she took any recreational drugs by a policeman when she was the victim of a crime. She admitted to it and the policeman said not to worry about it cos if you took all of the people who had taken recreational drugs out of the police force you would be left with an alsation and a tealady! lol. So in answer to your question no I dont think your weird - its personal choice at the end of the day, but then as long as your sensible and dont start doing drugs in situations where people could come to harm or around kids etc then I dont see the problem. At the end of the day so called pharmeceeutical drugs have much worse side effects than a lot of recreational drugs, Cannabis is now being used to treat arthritis pain, and Indians have been using LSD type drugs for centuries claiming it puts them in touch with their souls - and who am I to argue with that?!
At least you admitt it, I'm sure some don't. Hmmm, I can think of other things for you to reach for before bedtime. lol.

I do realize cannabis does have medicinal purposes, and I am not opposed to it being used in such medical instances. Its just that I feel as if they should be responsibly and it should be controlled as well. I don't necessarily agree that pharmaceutical drugs have much worse side effects that a lot of recreational drugs. I'm not saying that some don't though, I just believe that not all recreational drugs have the same medicinal purposes and are very addictive and detrimental to one's health.

As far as Native Americans and the use of peyote, true. What about the opium eaters?


pretty_blue_eyes 39F
2091 posts
8/8/2006 11:05 pm

    Quoting T_A_B_75:
    Who is to say what is normal? Society? Are they correct? Maybe they are abnormal for needing assistance to enjoy life or get through depression? Some people try to drink their problems away, alcohol is a depressant.

    I have never tried any illegal drugs. I don't smoke, I don't drink and have never been drunk. I rarely take pain killers and usually only when prescribed.

    So, are we normal?

True, what is normality exactly? Just the opinions of doctors in bright white coats saying what should we be like and what we shouldn't. lol. Very true, alcohol is also abused. Cannabis is also a depressant.

I don't smoke either, I drink in some social situations, and yes, I've been drunk. Yet no alcohol is allowed in my home. Thats just my beliefs, its how my parents did, and I turned out okay. lol. I think, didn't I? lol.


pretty_blue_eyes 39F
2091 posts
8/8/2006 11:15 pm

    Quoting rm_HdnRd:
    Baby boomers grew up in the era of going to college and trying recreational drugs. As we grew older and our responsibilites grew, certain drugs were detrimental to our well being, and affected one's ability to function in society. Marijuana should not be included in that catagory. It was Nixon that came up with a list of drugs that the US should declare war on, when he created the DEA. Marijuana was mistakenly placed on that list. Marijuana lowers your blood pressure, and is not addictive. I know there are multiple stories that appear, where criminals blame their behavior on smoking pot, but I believe that is merely a mechanism that allows them to escape responsibility for their own behavior. And the drug most start out using is called a cigarette. The most destructive and lethal drug ever. I think if you review your evaluation of this gentleman, your fears would subside. You described him as "having a great career, and being intelligent". If you want to confirm that this behavior is normal, go downtown to the Wall Street district of NYC, and you will see preppies, businessman and other successful career types, smoking pot at lunchtime. It does not say anything negative about you for having never tried it, but neither does it say anything negative about those who do and have. How it is portrayed has a lot to do with our perspective about it.
Hmmm...I believe its safe to say its not just baby boomers who were doing drugs while in college.

I would have to disagree with what you say about Marijuana not being addicting, it is. Other wise, why would a person need to smoke more and more of it in order to get the same high they had on their first initial encounter with it? Not only is it addicting, it is considered to be a gateway drug. In order to keep reaching a high or a better high, most *notice I said most* turn to other drugs to fulfill that desire. Drop some acid just for kicks, try out some X at a party, try some meth, do a line of cocaine, etc. It can lead to more powerfully addicting drugs.

I do agree with your assessment of cigarettes, they are very addicting and detrimental to one's health. Also the health of those around the person that smokes them. It just so happens that tobacco grew well and was in high demand in England back in the day. It was a cash crop, who cares if it depleted the nutrients in the soil.

Hmmm...just because influential and successful people do smoke Marijuana doesn't mean its still "cool" to do so. They could be doing more things besides that, illegal trading, extortion/blackmail, secreting away money from their rightful owners.


pretty_blue_eyes 39F
2091 posts
8/8/2006 11:19 pm

    Quoting Peche85:
    I have never done any illegal drugs. At high school all my friends were smoking pot. Except me. Mostly because I could be drug tested for my sport. That was a good excuse. I didn't want to anyway. I don't understand why people do it all the time. My ex was always smoking it, but I still said no even though I won't be drug tested.
Congratulations to you! Thats awesome! What sport did you play? I believe its only been recently they started requiring some sports in my old high school for drug testing, in the last few years or so.


pretty_blue_eyes 39F
2091 posts
8/8/2006 11:21 pm

    Quoting rm_need4fun2469:
    Yes, you are abnormal. LOL. That's what I like about you.
Awwwww...why thank you! I think.... Wait, is that a good thing or a bad thing? If I'm abnormal, what are you? What makes me abnormal?


lookingforfun54 61M
86 posts
8/9/2006 1:53 am

Sweetheart, like the rest said. It is a persons choice. You can be hooked on anything from crack to coke a cola. Anything over indulged is bad (that simple - some stuff is just worse). I did some stuff back in the 70's but nothing since. Job won't allow it to start with. Besides, the world is a high in it self...


rm_smc469 44M
617 posts
8/9/2006 2:43 am

No Pretty, you are not the only one. I have never used any type of illegal drug, and never will. Short of BC powder or Advil, I dont use any drug at all (except for the occasional cold beer, that is. I guess we all have our vices...)
Anyway, don't feel wierd. I am glad I'm not the only one


pretty_blue_eyes 39F
2091 posts
8/9/2006 8:03 am

    Quoting lookingforfun54:
    Sweetheart, like the rest said. It is a persons choice. You can be hooked on anything from crack to coke a cola. Anything over indulged is bad (that simple - some stuff is just worse). I did some stuff back in the 70's but nothing since. Job won't allow it to start with. Besides, the world is a high in it self...
You know what? You are absolutely correct! A person can be hooked on things ranging from crack to coca cola and anything over indulged is a bad thing. Thank you!

FYI...did you know that when they first started making Coca Cola, they actually used cocaine? Hmmmm...wonder if THATS why it always tastes different than Pepsi? lol.


pretty_blue_eyes 39F
2091 posts
8/9/2006 8:05 am

    Quoting rm_smc469:
    No Pretty, you are not the only one. I have never used any type of illegal drug, and never will. Short of BC powder or Advil, I dont use any drug at all (except for the occasional cold beer, that is. I guess we all have our vices...)
    Anyway, don't feel wierd. I am glad I'm not the only one
True, we all do have our vices rather it be some sort of drug, alcohol, or soft drink! Not even touching cigarettes! lol. Glad that you haven't tried any drug besides the occassional use of BC powder *which I don't understand* or Advil. Thanks for coming by!


digdug41 50M

8/9/2006 8:31 pm

I am convinced the world gets high being a recovering addict dealer I've seen about everything I needed to say what I am writing here I think tho sewriously the U.S. government has alot to do with drug use you see all these commercials for this that and the other thing what does that tell you? just because its sold by a doctor doesnt make it right and as for the illegal stuff floatin around america and the world what can I tell ya money talks and bullshit walks just look around its always the little guy goin away for the rest of his life but what about the people who grow and harvest these things just a lil something to think about

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pretty_blue_eyes 39F
2091 posts
8/9/2006 11:47 pm

    Quoting digdug41:
    I am convinced the world gets high being a recovering addict dealer I've seen about everything I needed to say what I am writing here I think tho sewriously the U.S. government has alot to do with drug use you see all these commercials for this that and the other thing what does that tell you? just because its sold by a doctor doesnt make it right and as for the illegal stuff floatin around america and the world what can I tell ya money talks and bullshit walks just look around its always the little guy goin away for the rest of his life but what about the people who grow and harvest these things just a lil something to think about
I agree that just because a doctor prescribes it doesn't mean it is good for you. Look at all the medicine that has been pulled of the shelf and lawsuits have followed?

Your right, its usually the little people going away. Its all about money and who they can payoff.


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