I haven't posted something to Celebrate in a while... I've had some pretty busy Friday's. This one is equally busy but I'm trying to fit it in between work.
- I'm wearing yoga pants and furry boots to work today... it's usually frowned upon (but not a rule) to wear yoga pants, but since it's "jeans day" I thought I'd skip the jeans and go straight for comfort.
- We bought my son a Jeep this week but he doesn't know yet. He doesn't turn 16 until June but we got a good deal. So you know, we couldn't wait. I think we are showing him this weekend!!
- My daughter is getting her braces off next week, she made it 5 days before her 14th birthday. She is so excited!!
Friday Fun Facts from www.bustle.com
Top 10 Cities "Going to Hell"
10. Santa Rosa, CA
9. Portland, ME
8. Manchester, NH
7. Boulder, CO
6. Burlington, VT
5. Cedar Rapids, IA
4. San Francisco, CA
3. Boston, MA
2. Albany, NY
1. Providence, RI
The Weirdest Teen Drug Fads
Let’s take a look at some other questionable and dangerous teen drug trends from recent years.
5. Hand Sanitizer -
It looks innocent enough, but a palmful of hand sanitizer could equal the alcohol intake of a few shots. When teens found that out, all hell broke loose. In 2012, six teenagers in California were hospitalized in one month alone due to alcohol poisoning from hand sanitizer. With a bottle of the stuff equal to a 120-proof drink, Purell isn’t actually so pure.
4. Vodka Tampons -
Apparently, kids don’t have enough time to wait for alcohol to travel through their digestive systems to start working. Lo and behold, the vodka tampon was born. Teens soak it in alcohol and shove it into their, um, crevices, to get a quicker effect. Also popular? Vodka eyeballing. Yup, that means pouring alcohol straight into the eye socket. Side effects? Just blindness.
3. Freon -
Do you have a giant gap in your window where your air-conditioning unit used to be? Do you know any teenagers? Well, you might want to check on them, because teens have apparently taken to huffing the Freon in air conditioners. Not-so-good side effects include frozen lungs or brain damage.
It’s probably best to secure your air conditioner from those thieving teens. Or take a more blunt approach: “It will kill you,” says air conditioning technician Lynn Morris.
2. Smoking Alcohol -
In videos, users pour alcohol over dry ice or make homemade vaporizers with bike pumps. Liquid alcohol is poured into a bottle, which is then inserted with the bike-pump needle, and voilà, smoking alcohol is born. It’s just as terrible as it sounds: Alcohol smokers are at a far greater risk of poisoning because it doesn’t metabolize through their stomach and liver.
1. Digital Drugs -
Way back in 2010, the Internet’s morality police was aghast when a report about i-dosing came to light. I-dosing, or using digital drugs, allows users to listen to music that alters their mental state, apparently inducing a high equal to smoking pot, cocaine, and opium. This author is skeptical about the whole process, but sites that promise a digital high are still up and running.
Hope everyone has an awesome weekend. Watch what your teens are doing and maybe you should make them aware that you know what is going on so they know you aren't as clueless as they think you are.
*Thinking to self* Vodka Tampons, talk about sterilizing. Sheesh!!