Advice: Try not to think about Y2K while you are stonedgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
My preparations are moving right along, and much of the time I manage to deal with Y2K emotionally by not thinking about it. Saturday night, however, my elderly spouse and I shared a joint, and its enjoyment was marred for me somewhat by thoughts of the upcoming new year. I feel that horrible things are going to happen to our safe little world, and those horrors are approaching at the rate of one day every 24 hours. Its always scary to contemplate, but when Im stoned Y2K seems overbearingly frightening. In the future Ill have to make certain that I have more pleasant activities to occupy my mind when I smoke.
-- Regular Poster (FamiliarName@Let'sGet.Stoned), April 18, 1999
Yet another ham-handed post, intended to discredit Y2k preparation by association with drug use (and by implication, mental imbalance generally). See my post on this, above.
-- Dano (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 18, 1999.
Sorry to disagree with you but have to say I know exactly what "regular poster" is talking about. A bad trip is no fun and y2k is definately bad trip material. It's a valid comment, and a possible consideration for others to take, of their experience. Grass greatly amplifies and somewhat distorts everything your senses perceive and whatever subject your mind is focused on. If your mind gets stuck on the wrong one it can be very scarey.
Alcohol of course does a much more thorough job but I don't recall anyone suggesting that the discussions on the making of beers, whiskeys or wines, was an attempt to discredit y2k preparation by association with a bunch of drunks, alcoholics or perhaps by implication, mentally imbalanced people.
IMHO, there are enough of us in this country who have done it that it is well known to have no connection, real or imagined, with any "drug culture". Even with those who "didn't inhale".
-- Floyd Baker (email@example.com), April 18, 1999.
Regular Poster, I know what *exactly* what you mean... I drift off into some bad dreams too. Better to put on some good music and get frisky, eh?
Dano-- don't book 'em. Chill. Good boy.
-- Donny A. Nonnymuss (MiRea@netscape.net), April 18, 1999.
Dude, lets smoke a dube and forget about Y2K.
-- Stoner Chuck (Loser@Low.IQ), April 18, 1999.
No kidding, Made the same mistake myself. I had quit for a while. In the meantime I found out about Y2k. I got high and wished I hadn't. Its a bummer. Y2k has even spoiled THAT!!!
Well look on the bright side. After the roll-over it'll be legal and available. Unlike my main drug of choice - chocolate.
-- Relic (Goodfirstname.lastname@example.org), April 18, 1999.
Actually, for me, marijuana allowed me to see a wider range of possibilities, and view scenarios more multi-dimensionally. Viscerally, it allowed me to experience some of the feelings that I imagine I would experience in a "really bad" situation and imagine how to deal with possibilities beforehand, giving me an opportunity to plan for those possibilities. Opening up generally unused creativity chambers, I've been able to increase the scope of my preps.
Being an "old hand" at using marijuana, when the bad feelings that others are describing came up in me, I was able to use that as feedback, and act on it.
I wouldn't advocate marijuana use for anyone who might not be able to handle its generally mild effects, and certainly not for children. However, used properly, like any other mind-altering substance, one can learn a lot from its use.
BTW - a little bit of news, for anyone who may know what I'm "reefering" to, "Brownie Mary" died last week. (She was a volunteer in San Francisco who baked pot brownies for AIDS patients, in an effort to relieve their pain and nausea, allowing them to eat more and stay healthy a bit longer. Her inspiration was integral to the Medical Marijuana movement. A prayer goes out to you, Mary. Let the sunshine in...)
-- Another Regular Poster (email@example.com), April 18, 1999.
Boy! Just surfed in from another y2k site. Think I will just keep surfing, you guys are waaaay out there. Yes, I am a GI and I do not think y2k will be just a "bump in the road", but, from what I read on this site about NWO, concentration camps, and things you are only guessing about, lead me to think the foil has been rapped to tight on your heads. As Scotty would say, "they are lost between transporters". You guys need to take a nap.
-- amused (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 19, 1999.
More advice: do not go Y2K grocery shopping whilst stoned. Especially for the big stuff. On my first 250-lb shopping spree, my brother had infected me with some TOXIC stuff and I forgot my list and it was miserable. Never been more paranoid in my life. Just a word of advice..................
-- Another regular poster (email@example.com), April 19, 1999.
Hey, you don't think "Another Regular Poster" might be Flint?
About the only thing that weed did for me as an erstwhile hippie in the late 60s was wreck my ability to do advanced math for about a decade .... hey, maybe THAT explains Y2K.
-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), April 19, 1999.
ROTFLMAO ACQ (and can't quit).You weren't a programmer back then ,were you Big Dog? In which case we're not just toast, we're burned toast.
-- sue (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 19, 1999.
By the way, alcohol might just be a GREAT barter item post-Y2K. Hubby and I just bought a case of whiskey. Great pain killer, too, and here is Preparing's sure fire recipe for a no-hangover morning after:
1. Drink as little or as much as you drink (whatever) 2. BEFORE retiring for the night/passing out, take a multi-vitamin, and two (or more) acetominophen/ibuprofin/Advil/Nuprin, whatever. 3. Drink as much water as you can stand to drink, then drink a little more water. 4. Take a bathroom break. 5. Retire for the evening/pass out (whatever your level of drunkenness causes).
Next morning, you will probably not be so dehydrated or in so much pain as if you hadn't done these things. Works like a charm, and I don't drink much at ALL. I am thinking this might be good to know in case I have to perform some minor surgery and have to get the person a bit stewed first.
-- preparing (email@example.com), April 19, 1999.
Hey Regular, man, cool it. We already a wacko cult, man. We don't want them to think we're stoned too, man.
Ah BigDog, this is basic math we're talking here, man.
-- Rolling (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 19, 1999.
-- a (email@example.com), April 19, 1999.