Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Please Pass The Brownies

I'm beginning to wonder where I live.   California?   No.  I was born and raised there.  I used to live there.  But I moved from there 25 years ago.   I live in Washington state now.   But it kind of feels so . . . oh, I don't know . . . I can't really think right now.

Marijuana is legal in our state now.   It was on the ballot last November.  I didn't vote for it, but the majority did.   I believe they got that one wrong, but whatever.   I am not going to picket, storm the state capitol building and handcuff myself to the stairs.   No, not about that.  I'll wait for something bigger before I decide to do that.   However . . .

I went to the movies on Friday.  The Hobbit.   Great movie.   Can't wait for 2 and 3.   But I kept smelling something.  Something familiar.  I grew up in the 60s and 70s. (No, I never smoked it, but I did go to concerts.)  I placed the smell quickly.   People are not allowed to smoke in the theater.   Nobody ever smokes cigarettes, at least not in any theater I've been in.   But somebody was smoking, and it wasn't cigarettes.   You know, I'll sneak in candy to the theater, and even a water bottle or some pop.   But to sneak in a joint, and to actually SMOKE it is just plain wrong.  Not to mention against the rules.   Plus, the movie theater is my sanctuary.   At least it used to be.

Needless to say, I left the theater (after the movie) with a headache.  Plus, I was hungry.  Very hungry.  And I left wondering . . . what is next?  

I think I'm going to keep those handcuffs handy in just in case I need to take a trip to Olympia.

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  1. I am sure pot is not supposed to be legal everywhere. Where are the ushers? Oh that's right that was in the fifties... Hmmm...like you all are in trouble...Dude.

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    1. No, they weren't supposed to have it in the theater for sure! They were sitting far enough away from me that I couldn't see who it was, and it only lasted for part of movie. But that smell lingers . . . :)

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  2. Seriously? That's ridiculous. I mean, it's one thing if it's legal, smoke it in your home, I guess. But to do it in a theater? Most places make you stand a certain distance away from a business to even smoke a cigarette, so I think the same should apply. And the smell? Always makes me gag. Yuck.

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    1. I actually thought I might have been imagining it until my daughter mentioned it when we got home. But that's a hard odor to imagine!

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  3. I would have been furious! Gah!

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    1. Disbelief. Next time I will be furious :)

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  4. I just read a book, Homeless in Hawaii, and there was pot in the brownies. Maybe somebody brought laced brownies, and you got a sniff! Yuck!

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  5. Judy, do not forget to look at the use I gave your banner yesterday...
    not related to this post, but does it matter?

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    1. Saw it, Anni :) Happy New Year !

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  6. I remember smelling pot at the first Willie Nelson that my husband and I went to many years ago. very distinctive smell.

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    1. It really did give me a headache :(

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  7. Blech. I don't know if I could have sat through the entire movie with that smell! Hopefully, it'll be a one-time thing.

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    1. If it happens again, I will definitely hunt them down and say something! haha

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  8. I'm all for legalization and taxing it (say goodbye to the deficit as people come out of the pot smoking closet in droves). That said, it's really uncool to expose people to it in a public place. You should've complained to the manager. There's a time and place, and just cause it's legal doesn't mean it should be smoked in buildings. I would think the same tobacco laws apply to pot.

    So how was the Hobbit? We were gonna go but my sweetie didn't think he'd be comfortable sitting for nearly 3 hours.

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    1. You're right - - I should have complained. I think I was in denial :) And, the Hobbit was great! Loved it . . . Bilbo is so cute as a young guy!

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  9. Well just make sure the brownies do not have any added ingredients. I saw the Hobbit in Singapore in 3D- I had to cover my eyes to stop myself from feeling like I was falling in over half the movie. Remind me to not go to a Iax movie again. I left there feeling pretty bad too. My favorite scenes were in the Shire. Happy New Year Judy!

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    1. Teri - we had a choice to see it in 3D, but I just can't do 3D - - I just don't enjoy movies when I'm about to puke all the time!

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  10. That is so inconsiderate! I suppose I should feel relieved that when I finally get around to seeing Les Mis, I won't be getting a doobie headache.

    That's what they're called, right? Doobies?

    Can you tell I've never smoked marijuana? And I think I just spelled marijuanna wrong.

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    1. yeah, I just figured out why the Doobie Brothers are called the "doobie" brothers! haha

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  11. Ugh! This would've totally irritated me and I'm one of the most opened minded, live and let live people I know but this.. This is just rude, not to mention illegal, if the weed isn't then most certainly smoking it inside a movie theatre is! I totally would've issued a HUGE complaint. Smoke that crap in their own homes not where everybody else has to be and it stinks soooo bad. I'm really sorry you had this experience Judy.. I haven't seen the movie yet but it is def on my "To Do" list. :)

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    1. I should have stood up and shouted something! haha

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  12. i am sorry but you did make me laugh---but yeah i am always scared to even sneak in the candy haha ;)

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    1. You're cute, Lynn. I would much rather sneak in candy from the dollar store than spend $5 on a small bag of M&Ms :)

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  13. That would make me so angry. Like others said, it's one thing if it's legal, but if you aren't allowed to smoke cigarettes in a theater, why would these idiots think it's OK to smoke a joint in one? It's still smoke!

    I'm so sorry it ruined your movie experience for you. The movie theater is my sanctuary, too.

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    1. It's a good excuse to go see the movie again :)

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  14. Reminds me of the days riding on the bus and after feeling like I just stepped out of Scooby Doo's Mystery Van! :)

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  15. Ugh. I live in California (in a town with two - count 'em TWO - marijuana dispensaries. Still, I DON'T want to smell weed in public places - just as I don't want to smell nicotine in public places.

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