Monday, August 17, 2009

Drug of Choice


Damien Hirst, Six Pills (large), 2004


A couple of weeks ago I was getting my hair done, and I happened to be in a very sad and depressed mood. My hairdresser has known me for years, and she knew something was up. She tried chatting with me, but I really wasn't having much of that so she backed off. Then she asked me if I had ever tried quaaludes. When I told her no, she tsk-tsked and assured me that quaaludes would be the perfect drug for me. Of course that made me laugh, but sadly I think those drugs were taken off the market way back in the 70's. BOO! But if you know otherwise LET ME KNOW! HAHAHAHAHHAH!

Just curious.....if you are or ever have been a recreational drug user, what is/was your drug(s) of choice? You can opt for an anonymous comment if you'd like. No judgements -- I have my own checkered past. :)



57 comments:

Elizabeth Marie said...

hahahahaha...

So Valley of the Dolls fabulous...I love if you're grumpy your stylist suggests popping pills! Yay L.A!

I plead the 5th.
I've heard those things are magic though...just SAYIN.

Ela said...

Woah, talk about giant horse pills!
Um...Demerol post surgery gone bad works wonders...just make sure to get more than the normal dose. I'm just over 100lbs and they had to give me twice the normal amount. I was in a lot of pain...

You're killing me...what happened on last night's show?

I hope you're way passed the sad and depressed mood. If not, lemme know what I can do :) xx

Kristin said...

I'm a mama now soooooo, no comment. Ah ha ha. In all seriousness, I was ridiculously square in college. I once saw someone take ecstasy, but they told me it was Advil and I bought it. I'm cool like that. Hope you're having a better day today gorgeous!

brooke said...

none for me...i saw all the horrible children losing face picking jail staying up all night sleep all day teeth rotting and so much more of that madness that was my family of users...so never wanted to go there myself...but when my anxiety kicks in i can understand the desire to self medicate...

Alicia said...

yikes! i go to the wrong hairdresser!! and i'm pretty sure elvis was taking quaaludes when he died! and i'm not sure there's enough room in this box to get into my checkered past! lol...

Ela said...

Oh my gosh, it's me again. It's an HOUR long??? Double fun - I would've been happy with a 30min show! OOOOHHHH I die. Thx for the update, you're the best :)

p.s. my jeans are in the trash can in my closet...there's nothing in there but paper so I may pull them out of the trash later and reevaluate if they can be salvaged.

TERI REES WANG said...

Oh, gosh..I am too much of a control freak, and all I hear from various folks still is how they would love to see me cut loose and wild and reckless.


Current note: My girl-friend was being "babysat" lately by another guy-friend who would be so willing to take the place of her hubby. He was addicted to prescription pain pills and offered her some for her stiff neck. She soon went to the eye doctor for her blurred vision, who asked her point blank if she been taking muscle relaxers!
...Because there was no other reason for her eye muscles to relax so much all on their own. She coughed up the truth and cut off her Guy-friend...with,
"I-gotta-Man"!

Pushers pull any angle they can to gain some company for their game plan. Salons have always been the biggest drug lairs over time. Be aware, watch "Shampoo".

But don't listen to me, I'm so sensitive, I get high off of Food!;P

TERI REES WANG said...

P.S. I had a sudo-boy-friend who was like a vampire in reverse. Horrid during the day and lovley in the eve.
One night he handed over his secret weapon of prescription "ecstasy". Our world opened wide in the dark.
It was the sweetest ride but, just too much trouble to manage false friendships; too easy to kick out that crutch. That "secret weapon" really was his only redeeming quality at the time.

Kellie said...

I dibble dabbled w/ some stuff in college (you know, the norm) but the only thing I ever did w/ regularity was pot. Haven't for some time though now. Mmmm...

bananas. said...

i'm gonna agree with liz and say so valley of the dolls of you to post this today.

i will not however plead the 5th because XANAX is thee best shit ever! when i was at my old job, i was so depressed. i hated my life, i thought i was such a loser b/c i couldn't find a better job but then xanax came into my life and i swear you not, i had never been so happy in my life. it does wonders. unfortunately, i'm a horrible liar so for me to get an Rx, it's like impossible.

bah!

Improbable Joe said...

Drugs? I prefer alcohol, in beer form or the occasional Scotch.

I smoked a ton of pot one summer, and I just didn't like it... I tended to get way too high, way too fast. Not cool.

Lily G. said...

I wasn't big on drugs. I was more of a drinker than a drug taker haha. And I can't even drink that much!

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

Not a druggie, never was. Smoked some weed back in the 70s, but who didn't? Pills were definitely NOT for me.
I do enjoy my cocktails, though :)

Kierstin Bridger said...

Did all those Kenny Roger look -a likes get you down in the dumps?
Just say no...that's what chocolate,shoes,chevre,committed, consensual lovemaking and bad tv are for...tee heee hee.
Feel better dude!

Fresh said...

I love that hairdresser. She means well, the dear. I've only taken prescriptions, mine and family member's. So that would be, like, sedatives, anti-anxiety and antidepressants. Nothing major, always low dose.

I've nearly gotten a contact high from the real eastate prof. who was auditing a ceramics class. He would come to class everyday baked out of his mind!!! It was freaking hilarious!!!

Cheryl said...

I was about to comment when I remembered how every prospective employer will probably google my name and this very comment might pop up. Damn google. Let's just say, a beer or a bit of wine in the evening and after a long productive day can work wonders on my mood. I've tried other things in college and so forth but I'm too responsible and hard working to make a habit of such things.

Okay, I've tried pot. That's all I've tried. Besides cigarettes. Yuck. And...

amy @ switz~art said...

Go shopping and buy a magnum of wine! Works for me!

I have only tried pot and it makes me have major panic attacks and a headache from the smell.

I am a little square when it comes to drug usage...as soon as they told me in drug education (in high school) that i would have flashbacks if i dropped acid, that was enough for me!

your hairdresser is only crazy gal!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

No drugs for me, I don't even like to take advil. I love my occassional glass of wine or shot of tequila etc.. I strongly believe that life must suck on occassion for us to ever appreciate the good times. Unless someone is severly depressed/suicidal etc. than I say ride it out, it almost always gets better :) My remedy is working out and laughter, it helps

Iva said...

I hope you are ok!! Please dont be in a sad and depressed mood! Do you have any idea at all how AWESOME you are?! seriously, like every single day I rush to my computer and go straight to drollgirl.blogspot.com. You make SO MANY of us laugh every day, you are so genius and awesome and creative and fabulous and hilarious and and and and...I could go one forever here about you and your amazing ways. I hope everything is ok now, and that you are smiling because every day you put a smile on my face. Thank you for that. Really. I dont think I have ever thanked you for being such an amazing blogger. So. Officially, thank you, from the bottom of my blogging blogger heart :)

and to answer your question: I have never ever tried any type of drug. ever. {well minus the whole giving birth thing, but I dont think you are referring to child birth meds lol}

that is one colorful hairdresser you have :) Happy Monday drollgirl!

Hit 40 said...

I have never tried drugs. I am seriously considering trying my kids adderall to see if I like it. I am so tired lately. Just exhausted.

Kim said...

First I'm sorry if you've been sad. Hopefully it doesn't last long. No drugs here but I've been on the cusp of alcoholism enough times. Frighteningly funny that your hairdresser suggested quayludes (sp?).

LENORENEVERMORE said...

I must say i have an addictive personality...better stay away from them. I get high shopping! From garage sale to high end store...again I better stay away from them! Conclusion i BLOG!!!

Feel better you fabulous you!

heisschic said...

for some reason, more "traditional" drugs never interested me. prescriptions, however.... *ahem.* Adderall was a friend of mine for a minute or two there in college.


per your comment on my post (successful weekend?), i had some moments of near tears due to frustration. no idea where that feeling came from though, so it'd be hard to write about. hence the "some would say"--- so feel free to be competitive... i think you win! ha

Anonymous said...

favorites: valium and pot. hands down.

crank was fun for a time, but it is a pretty much a bad idea to have that much energy, and you'll get hooked.

hates: acid. horrid. not for me.

Char said...

a long time ago it was kronic...way back in the day. there are some days i would so be xanax girl....

jonas wunderman said...

excellent post ... caffeine and pot. A nice balance.

Jill Pilgrim said...

Hmm, I've never been a casual user. I do grow meth in my backyard though (you grow meth, right?).

Felicia said...

Pot please. I'm not a fan of hardcore drugs, but I'm seriously thinking about going on some antidepressants. They scare me though, I've seen what they can do to some people.

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

never heard of it...i can't swallow pills so..those kind of drugs I could never do and idk..i'm a big nerd, i wouldn't do anything else..

interesting post though.

Dream Sequins said...

My drug of choice is LOVE. (lol)

Well, I'm more into entertainment of a legal variety. But right now my wisdom tooth extraction site is KILLING me and methinks I should have asked for a STRONG prescription of somethin' somethin'. Once, I tried a hit of someone's percocet with a glass of wine, and I was basically floored all evening. It was GOOT. But like scary good. Glad I don't have access to these things. :)

Sasha said...

ohh no..I hope you are in a better happier place now...you really are a special girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! very special!!!!!!!!!!!!! muy especial!!!!!!!!!!!
you made me laugh with your hairdresser ( is this the same one you have to travel 40 min o so too visit??)
Hope you are having a good start of the week!!! I miss our conversations..!

Waxy said...

I accidentally took a vicodin last week - didn't do much for me...

wool and misc said...

lorazepam. yum.

Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

i've only tried to get prozac from the company doc then. and the doctor touched my cheek. hmmm.. is that even considered ethical? can someone tell me? i didn't get the pill anyway.

then i went to great measures to ship St. John's Worts from some online drugstore in the States. and then i didn't want to take them somehow. i did try a few tablets, i think. don't think it'd worked.

i went on my life always wondering if i was really clinically depressed. i never sought medical help altho once i actually made an appointment to see a counsellor via a govt polyclinic. i never made it again somehow. later on, my ex-colleague told me if anyone did, there'd be records and they'd go with us permanently, wherever we go.

i'd also sought "divine" help: fortune tellers, etc. i was eventually led back to my Creator cos it all became so crystal clear, just like that.

oops, long one. i hope you're feeling better already *hugs*

Andhari said...

Back in my emo phase ( haha ), I took valim and xanax. Some friends got me to misuse vicodine too but shit's way hardcore for me to take. I felt awful for days, some people love it though.

Just drink booze, really. Recreational pills make people stupid. I quit permanently.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE ME SOME POT.

Iva said...

{I totally came back to read these comments, because I knew they would be awesome! Awesome post = awesome comments!} YOU are so awesome drollgirl!! I can NOT wait to see what tomorrow holds for us at drollgirl.blogspot.com WOOOHOO!

Hey Harriet said...

My drug of choice these days is caffeine. I've matured into a very boring individual! My past is best left in the past...not that I had a really wild and crazy youth anyway with regards to drugs. Alcohol was the one I abused the most! I think. It's all a bit of a haze...

Fun post! Loved reading the comments! Hope you're feeling happier now :)

Elizabeth Marie said...

a little hidden link love for you in my blog...that will prob make you gag but to that I say...


OHHHHH YOUUUUUU.

And these comments are fucking hilarious dude. OMG people are so open! hahahaha!!

miriam said...

hope you're feeling better!

being born and raised in sweden, you learn that "drugs will kill you", so i stayed away from it. but in my early 20s when living in london, i tried out grass a few times, but it didn't do much for me.

the only drug i can relate to nowadays is my two cups of coffee!

Jack Daniel said...

I never take drugs when I'm feeling down. Only when I have a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge headache. Never when having a small headache. :P

I don't trust these things.
Insane video by the way. :)

thereddeer said...

My current stance on things is that alcohol is the devil and I will never do any drugs again. About 7 years ago I had pot and that was fun - but now I am a responsible mum :D

The Haute-Shopper said...

See, the good thing about having lived in Amsterdam, anything I ever took was legal... hahaha. No seriously, by the time I moved to Amsterdam I thought pot was pretty lame (I will admit to having tried it on several occasions... I once had a BF who smoked that stuff every single day). Like some, I've naively taken stuff I thought was harmless but that floored me (and I still have no idea what it was). My only other drug of choice was cigarettes, though I was more of a social smoker. And I haven't touched those things in 4 years.

But after surgery once, I can tell you... there's nothing like morphine. I would order it in buckets if I could, but for some reason doctors don't seem to think I need it anymore...

Brooke said...

Can't help much with the drug question-none for me. But, my sister is in LOVE with Damien Hirst.

ticklishfromadistance said...

Well, no interesting past drug wise, BUT, had morphine in the hospital a few years ago after surgery and I was the happiest girl on the floor. I can see where that could become a real problem!

josie(bean) said...

im not a pusher in the least, but i think that's mostly thanks to growing up in a stingy neighborhood full of puritans or something. ahaha. but my friends are always shocked when i say id rather take acid over E...i just dont like pills!

...love Maegan said...

I'm blown away by all the "I tried pot once" comments. .lol. Some straight-laced peeps out there. Although, I'm not much better ...you know I love the ganj but hate pills.

down and out chic said...

you know quaaludes make you super sleepy and increase sexual arousal? not a great combo if you ask me.

i like control way to much to have really ever gotten into anything. plus i get nauseated easily so yeah, not a lot of use here.

diane said...

I've tried just about everything in my younger wild years. Nowadays, I choose long walks in cool air, or sleep; depending on my mood and how much time I have.
Oh yeah. . . and water, lots and lots of water.

hope505 said...

What was she thinking? You do not want to take a quaalude if you're depressed! *haha!* Unless you just want to sleep for like 57 hours straight! Bad advice!
* ; )

creative kerfuffle said...

hmmm, after reading the comments i'm almost afraid to out myself. after the second (and last) kid i took wellbutrin for about a year. it helped, i felt better and then went off of it.
as for recreational--i love weed. i have a very addictive nature and can't handle alcohol (and i come from a family of alcoholics). i tried pot in college and liked it and then didn't smoke it forever (years) and now we smoke once in awhile. it's an awesome stress reliever for me and i don't feel crappy the next day. and i can take it or leave it, unlike booze.

me melodia said...

Oh, i hate to love to admit it but I'm a fan of chemical assistance and mind altering substances. Lets just leave it at that.
Get the ludes... I won't judge. Hell, I'd love to share em with you.
;D

Clorivak said...

ooohhh yeahhh...haha! Let's just say I used to do quite a few thingmabobs..good ol' mushrooms(on pizza..:P) and things such as. Now, I'm just down to drinkie poo's and the odd doob..used to be more of a pothead but it made me burnt and paranoid after awhile.
I can't stand the hard stuff though, seen too many friends fudge up their lives or end up dead...not cool.

Hanako66 said...

lol so funny that your hairdresser said that...so 70s...I've never even heard anyone say quaaludes not on tv or in a book.

so yeah...I think that's all I'm at liberty to say!

TheBeautyFile said...

I love Damien Hirst...such a nutjob!

Gabbi said...

Even the word Quaaludes is cool don't you think? I wonder what they do?? Are they as good as Vicodin? Cuz let me tell you Vicodin is my all time fave... few times I've had them prescribed (Wisdom teeth type of stuff) I refrain from taking them so I can have some left over for when I feel better. After that it's aspirin. I love Aspirin with coffee in the morning. Makes work bearable in the A.M.

Reeky said...

Wow, you were depressed and the hairdresser suggested a powerful (and outdated) depressant as the cure? Stupid. Especially when real doctors would be more than glad to give you handfuls of prescriptions for antidepressants.

Sounds like something I just encountered. I suffer from general anxiety. (who doesn't these days). I take buspar (a non-narcotic anti-depressant). Anyway, this past weekend I was socializing with some friends. One of them pulls me aside and asks if I want a "blue nose". I have had LOTS of drug experiences (I'm 47, grew up in the 70s and 80s). Never heard of blue nose. Turns out a bunch of them were crushing up adderal (stimulant) and snorting it. The blue nose came from the drug being blue. I declined. First, because taking stimulants at 47 with a heart murmur is downright stupid. But secondly, taking a stimulant would be a direct contradiction to what I am being prescribed. Stupid x2.

If you are depressed, go to the doctor, or therapist, NOT a hairdresser.