Once upon a time when I was just a young innocent girl (yes I know it’s hard to believe, now shhh) this revelation would have shocked me, and I’d have backed away like he said he had lice and offered me some.
Anymore though.. especially with living in Austin like I do.. it was like he said he likes to go Kayaking or White Water rafting. Two things that I don’t do and have never done, but I can sort of relate to.. sort of.
I mean I’ve been in water. I’ve been tubing. I’ve rowed a canoe and a rowboat. I can extrapolate. I’m good like that. And I’m relatively certain that my exuberance level at rowing a canoe while the other occupants were trying to tip it mid-stream probably directly correlates to the excitement of white water rapids for others. (If I’ve not mentioned my fear of water with fish in it before, please insert that context into here.) Let’s just leave out my experience with tubing while being chased by a water moccasin. They were exciting adventures. Thrilling. and semi-death defying (shut up they were too).
I’m honestly not sure how we got to talking about it. But we started to talk about getting high and had I experienced it.
Most of my life, though I was pretty much a goody-two-shoes.. still kinda am, people often looked at me like I was.. well.. high. I related well with potheads. It wasn’t until a few years ago, that I really figured out why. And this conversation with my friend only cemented this theory for me.
See as my friend and I talked about getting high on pot, the more he explained.. the more I explained about my experiences with being “high”…
FYI… I’ve never smoked pot. Just in case you were worried. I did get a second hand high once, that was enough.. thanks.
Anyway.. the more I realized that I didn’t need Mary-Jo.
See, I get high with certain allergic reactions. (I know crazy right?) Just ask my friends. They’ve seen it. One minute I’m all fluent in English and having logical thought patterns.. the next I’m.
“Trapped in body with a broken babblefish”
And everything you say sounds like “Waaaaa Waaaaa Waaaa” (yes the Charlie Brown parents’ speak).
The world gets a little unsteady, movement feels quite like an amusement park ride, and I turn into bonafide “stupid”.. I seriously have trouble remembering my name.
I even sometimes get the munchies later.
So I don’t need no Mary-Jo.. I can get my high cheap, legally… well of course a little death defying..
PS: That one time I did get second hand Mary-Jo high.. Scared the ever-loving crap out of me, I thought I was having an allergic reaction. Fortunately, no.. it just rendered me uncoordinated and a moron for a few hours. Phew.