Monday, February 4, 2013

blow & the BLOW OFF

I'm not good with drugs. Every time I've tried any new ones, I've thought I was going to die for at least the first forty-five minutes. And that my parents would be so mad at me knowing I could have avoided death if I just learned to say no. Even weed makes me super anxious and paranoid. I'm the girl that never did acid, because everyone always told me "if you think you're going to have a bad trip, you'll have a bad trip." But lately, I feel kind of left out that I've never done cocaine. Maybe it was the episode of GIRLS where Hannah (played by Lena Dunham) tries it for the first time OR that movie Bachelorette where a bunch of coked up train wreck friends totally ruin their besties wedding dress after two of them try it on at the same time. Truth be told: aside from movies and television I've never even seen anyone do cocaine. I feel like such a prude!

Mom, dad-- if you're reading this. Don't worry. I'm not going to do cocaine. I'm thirty-two. That's too old to try any new drugs. I think once you hit thirty, you just have to move on. But when you live in LA (read 20 La Wannabe's post) or spend time with people that went to an east coast liberal arts college, blow ain't no big thing. But it was never part of my social scene. When I was in college, raves were all the rage and everyone was more into psychedelics and Ecstasy than cocaine. (then again, I was not into raves either). And even when I moved to New York, none of my friends were doing it. Maybe cause it was the post-9/11 apocalypse and we were all too afraid we were going to die. For a period of time, I wore it like a badge of honor. To me, it still feels like the drug of choice for people in a Bret Easton Ellis novel and everyone in his books are smarmy, self-involved, and full of shit.

But there's still that part of me that feels like---YOLO. Especially when I meet people nerdier than me who all seemed to have a cocaine stage. I guess this all goes back to my hang ups about feeling left out. But I think I'll stick to red wine. After all, I have a puppy I need to stay alive for.


  1. I really hope this is not my legacy with The Blowoff...

  2. OMG! No, not at all! Unless you want to snort coke together and write about it. haha, totes kidding. I'm too scared.

  3. And more importantly we can't validate and/or promote Lena Dunham.