Thursday, December 01, 2005

Another Freaky Night...

With the High On Incense Scout troop. Yes, the ever present (and mighty decorative) soda can with about 6 sticks of incense was burning mightily.

This was another night where I asked myself (silently) did I enter the Twilight Zone??? First of all, this is one freaky group of people and they live in my neighborhood (trust me, the majority of the neighborhood is SUV driving, surgically enhanced Yuppie folks). Tonight as I looked around I felt like I had just stepped into a reality t.v. makeover show, prior to the visit of Trading Spaces, Clean Sweep and While You Were Out. And, believe me it would take all three and the energy of Ty squared to take on this place.

Tonight I studied the bar area. There are over 25 bottles of liquor sitting on the shelves. Amongst, Halloween decorations, assorted Wal-Mart bags with stuff in them, and just crap, crap and more crap. The whole house is full of crap (and cat piss - don't go near the stairs. Its really bad over there) I know, I know, you are all saying, "No shit Sherlock! These people are smoking pot AND drinking themselves silly - the incense! Remember??" What can I say, other than, I am a little slow and just don't believe those kinds of things about people right away.

Do grown ups with kids do that kind of stuff? Am I really showing my naivete here? These are the boy scout leaders?? Maybe for a craft we will make a decorative roach clip one of these nights. Or a cool bong. You know something useful.


  • I can say from personal experience that incense burning doesn't necessarily indicate a pot smoking parent. No offense taken here, but we're BIG incense people at our house.

    This is so--partly because my husband grew accustomed to the smell back in his archaeology days. There are very mild brands that do smell nice. Nag Champa is one. It is possible, however to burn too much (5 sticks????)--especially indoors--and the amount you indicate would choke a horse. Especially if the flavor/scent is really cloying.

    We also like it because we are a camping/scouting family. And all of our children, like yours, are males. Hormones and sweat are a lethal combination of stink. Perfume doesn't begin to mask the smell. Incense is a middle ground. Not masculine or feminine.

    My husband is an assistant scoutmaster and all of our sons are in that troop. I've been to their campsites before and sometimes it smells like a gathering place for a pack of animals.

    Most likely there are scouting leaders who are still--in their private lives--hitting the bong. These folks you describe just sound weird...slovenly maybe...but not know...high. But you never know.

    By Blogger wordgirl, at 12/02/2005 9:31 AM  

  • My nod of appreciation to WordGirl. However, I liken the smell of incense to an Exxon bathroom. My husband, The Man, loves nothing better than going to the local head shop and buying all different kinds of incense. Then, he ignites them and every scented candle in the house - ALL AT ONE TIME. And I guess because I have the olfactory capabilities of TuCan Sam (sp?), I became ULTRA nauseated.

    Oh, the bong as craft issue....I had a flash back to college where all you needed was a coke can and a little foil. Hahahaha...what if we used a Ronco Bedazzler on it! Oh, wait, I'm an adult now.


    By Blogger Shrinking Violet, at 12/02/2005 11:39 AM  

  • Well, if you end up making a cool bong, could you send me the directions? All in the name of research, of course.

    By Anonymous Candy, at 12/02/2005 1:22 PM  

  • SV- It's Toucan Sam. That is all.

    By Blogger wordgirl, at 12/02/2005 3:56 PM  

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