Friday, January 24, 2014

Celebrate & Friday Fun Facts - Cities Going to Hell and Weird Teen Drug Fads

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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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!!
  3. 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

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

Apparently, teens are now targeting the most unwanted Halloween candy of your childhood — Smarties — and are snorting them to get high. Or, at least, they’re trying to, since it seems nothing actually happens when they crush it up and snort it into their noses. The fad isn’t really new, but a warning from a middle school in Maine now notes that kids can develop “nasal maggots” if the colorful candy gets lodged into the nose cavities. If you’d really like to Google “nasal maggots,” go ahead, but be aware that’s it’s completely disgusting.
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!!


  1. I wanted to forget vodka tampons. Now I can't. Thank you, Dani. lol GAAH! I remember when I heard they were doing that! DX

  2. Ha! Enjoy the comfort of your yoga pants ;)
    I bet your son will freak out with excitement, and yay for your daughter's braces coming off!

    Ewwww vodka tampons… O_o

    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. I am so ignorant when it comes to drugs.
    Glad I don't live in a city going to hell. That's a plus.
    And you'll have to show him the Jeep soon. How on earth do you hide a vehicle?

  4. Jaw dropped open and hit the floor...I've got teens, but they're quite a bit smarter than to try some of the things listed here. Don't parents teach their kids to use some common sense anymore? Hello, if it's deadly or seriously dangerous....duh!

  5. Yoga pants are definitely good for comfort!

    And congrats to your kids! Getting a jeep and losing braces are both definitely awesome things to celebrate...

  6. How exciting buying your son a car!!

  7. Congrats on the yoga pants - comfort cannot be overrated. I bet your son's gonna love his jeep! Personally, I'd have picked something that would protect him more in an accident -- like, um, an armoured car, an old ambulance or a tractor. :)

    Nasal maggots? Yikes! Sometimes I think it's a wonder anyone survives their teens, considering the raging hormones and epic stupidity.

  8. How exciting for your son and daughter! Wow, I didn't know teenagers did such crazy stuff. Vodka tampons?! That's just wrong.

  9. can i just say, ew!!! how desperate or stupid are the people who do such things!!!
    i bet they live in those cities - hmm, what do those cities have in common? and i bet more from CO will be on the list soon...

    but in happier news, yay for a cool jeep and getting braces off!!
    happy monday!

  10. Thanks for sharing, I think. I've heard about the Smarties and hand sanitizers but Freon? As if teenagers have brain cells to spare.


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