April 20, 2017


“It’s 420,” Julie said to me at the pool.

After she had said it at least 15 times to all of us, I asked what it meant. 

“It’s the number of the marijuana initiative,” she said.

“I have no idea what you are talking about,” I replied.

“It’s also the number the cops use to call in a marijuana problem.”

“So?”  I said shrugging.  “I was a failure as a pot head.  One hit and I was sound asleep for the duration.”

I’m also a failure today as a drug addict as I had no idea what she was talking about.  Even George didn’t have the faintest idea.  Heartening.


  • Himself:  He was hot night before last so he changed all the bedding.  Costco last night.  Slept well.  Working hard this morning.
  • Herself:  If I could forget it, I forgot it this day  Today I am vastly better.  Got the ingredients for “The Chew’s” Roasted Buttermilk chicken and the baby arugula salad too..
  • Reading:  DE Stevenson’s “Mrs Tim Get’s a Job.”  I so like these characters.  The new Jance is next.
  • Gratitude’s:  That my brain seems to be sharper today.


    1. I don`t know..the older I get the more fog I get in my brain. Don`t give up.

    2. archaic attitudes about cannabis persist. reefer madness came out in the 30's, for heaven's sake! to some, it is medicine and is far safer than many pharmaceutical drugs. oh, and it was just legalized in the golden state.

    3. I looked it up on Wikipedia:
      "April 20 has become a counterculture holiday in North America, where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis. Some events have a political nature to them, advocating for the legalization of cannabis."

      I wouldn't have known what she was talking about either.

    4. That's the second time today I have read about 4-20 and only the second time in my life too. The first time was in conjunction with a certain mythical green moon tonight -- that, of course, is a hoax.

    5. I heard about it because Canada is legalizing marijauna next year and the significance of 420 will be lost. Who knew?

    6. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/543854

      That's a link to the full story on the origins...

    7. Never was much on the drug stuff, but cancer has changed that. Now I'm all "bring me the drugs." I can't survive without them. I might try cannibis as a palliative, but don't need or want it so far.


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