Monday, April 20, 2009

4 20 better believe it.

Today is what is commonly know as April 20th, or four twenty, or 4:20, or 420 or 4/20. How ever you'd like to write or spell it. It is also know as National Get High Day. NOT high on a trampoline or sky diving kind of high. but high high. It also happens to be a special day in my life. 24 years ago my mother gave birth to a skinny long bodied monkey. (They called me monkey because of my thick dark hair the trailed down my ears and back! Every mothers dream of a baby. )

Anyhow, in junior high a few boys who had naughty older brothers and sister (for those of you who know him- Pooch was the main master mind) LOVED to tease me about how I was a flower child. I innocently didn't understand until they explained to me the concept of 4 20 or get high day and time. Then on my birthday they would invite my to parties, and when declined, they replied what a joyous and happy time they were going to have in my honor. (Many a parties were held in my honor where the guest of honor was not in attendance.)

You can only imagine how much of this I received when in college in Washington, not so far away from the marijuana and tree huger ideals of Oregon! To this day my flower child epithet to this day is still alive!

SO moral of the story... why this blessed day of my own have to be cursed with this appellation? Well according to Wikepedia:

4:20 or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) refers to consumption of cannabis and, by extension, a way to identify oneself with cannabis drug subculture. {for all of us with innocent minds cannabis is marijuana}

Origins

One explanation of the origin of the term stems from a story about a group of teenagers at San Rafael High School in San Rafael, California, United States in 1971.[1] The teens would meet after school at 4:20 p.m. to smoke marijuana at the Louis Pasteur statue. The exact time was chosen because that was the time that afternoon detention was dismissed.

April 20 has evolved into a counterculture holiday, where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis.[2] In some locations this celebration coincides with Earth Week {GO FIGURE...MY FLOWER CHILD FITS WELL}

University of Colorado, Boulder

A large celebration is held every year on the University of Colorado's Boulder campus, with attendance reaching more than 10,000 in 2008.University police have tried various methods to prevent the gathering, including photographing students participating in the event, but the crowd has grown every year.

It Gets Better....

NOT only is it MY birthday BUT it is ALSO
ADOLF HITLER's Birthday.
...he better not be coming to my par-teah

And in 1999. Columbine shooting Happened.

Personally I think that it is a god given day.

SO where do I fit in to this pattern??

Dinner and a Movie in about 15 mins sounds nice!

6 comments:

Sorensons said...

Happy Birthday Aubrey! My brother and grandma share the special day with you! :)

Tiffany said...

I didn't know it was your birthday. happy Brithday!!! Hope you had a wonderful day.

*LaUrA* said...

Happy Birthday Aubrey!!! Crazy day to be born eh...hope you have a nice time out!

Des said...

HAppy BRITHDAY! how was it, how was the movie. I hope your day was wonderful! I LOVE YOU!!

Isaak and Jackie said...

Happy late bday sorry you have to share it with such horrible events but your birth out weighs all the bad.

Kristin, Jeff, and Michael said...

Hope you had a great day! And hey I share a birthday with Dennis Rodman. SO don't feel bad! :)