Friday, June 5, 2009

Drugs, Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation, and Free Rice. Sounds like a party to me!

Happy 5th of June everyone.

I've heard all the updated reports about David Carradine, and I must say, confusion reigns. He seems to have been in good spirits, and not at all suicidal; recent stories mention rumors of foul play.

If, as earlier stories hinted, he mistakenly killed himself in an attempt at auto-erotic asphyxiation, I don't think any less of him. It's an embarrasing and stupid way to die, but some folks will try anything for an orgasm. In the wake of yesterday's stories I even had someone I know tell me they've tried (a mild version of) it themselves.

As for myself, I have a major issue with anyone so much as touching my neck (which has always made trips to the barber contentious), so I can't imagine getting off by having a rope wrapped around my throat. But to each his own I guess.

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You'll notice I've now added all the blogs I follow to the blog list on the sidebar. If your site is NOT mentioned there, please let me know. I just find it a lot easier to notice updates in that format (newly updated sites rise to the top of the list) than with the dashboard or reader.

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I want to add several clickable images to the sidebar - you know, the Free Rice bar I had back on AOL, etc. For some reason I'm stymied, so I'd appreciate any help I can get.

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The other day, while walking with her to Walgreens, YaYa was cofused when I called it a 'drug store'. In her mind, the word 'drug' meant only illegal drugs, not 'medicine'.

And then she asked me why people take illegal drugs.

Well, what to say? When it doubt, I guess the truth will do. I've never understood anti-drug ads, teachers and parents who gloss over the obvious reason drugs are popular.

"Because they make you feel good," I said. "And they're fun for a minute. But they can hurt your body and screw up your brain. Lot's of famous people have died from drugs [I rattle off a few] and even if you don't, you can get addicted and need it every day. And since they're expensive, if you're addicted you'll go broke."

Jeez louise. Between the discussions about: drugs, sex, stranger danger, nental illness, and the Zombie War Contingency Plans, well, it's enough to drive a parent nuts.

But hopefully they'll all make a difference.

3 comments:

Beth said...

Michael Hutchence of INXS died of auto-erotic asphyxiation, if you recall. But he was also depressed and had a drug problem. Still not sure what happened with Carradine. Sad--I thought he was a fine actor.

To add a clickable image to your sidebar, you add a gadget as usual, and add a picture. There is a box in that window where you can paste in the URL to the link, and it will be attached to the picture.

Pretty good explanation of drug usage. Be thankful she didn't ask, "Daddy, have you ever taken drugs?" :)

Bridgett said...

Great 'drug' explanation, Dan! :)

But I would like to know what you would have said if she'd asked if you'd taken them before? haha

XOXO

Rhianna said...

I wanna say 2 things before I forget...
#1 Yeah I'm on your reader list. I feel special!
#2 That is an amazing way to have the drug talk. Very good parenting. Addiction is horrible for everyone involved. *sigh

And as Bridgett said the next drug question could be "have you done them?" I know I ask my mom. And even though I know for a fact she will still not admit it to me and I'm 26!!