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4/8/09 11:00 A

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Lots of interesting posts here, but, back to the kool-aid tie dye....has anyone tried it? Does color stay even through washing (cold water, I would assume)?
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3/9/09 2:08 P

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Top o the mornin to ye Susan lass. Can ye tell I have a bad accent, even though I be part Irish?
Have a great party and don't forget the wearin of the green.

Take some time to dance on a dime and sing from the top of your lungs.
Be silly, get down, put a smile over that frown, and remember who you want to be.
Twist and shout, don't forget to get out, and bring new life to you. The mind is a strange thing. It can make you believe in the impossible or make you beleive it's not possible.
THE ONLY THING STOPPING YOU, IS YOU !! Dance til the inside of your soul smiles.


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3/9/09 2:01 P

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Aye, Fair Fairy darlin', some issues like drug addiction only get to be mitigated. They do naugh' get to be erased. Can ya tell I be warmin' up a bad Irish lilt for a St. Patty's party this weekend, lol? Tis in my o'meal plan!

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3/9/09 1:32 P

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I never tried drugs except for once. I tried smoking marajuana and thought it silly. Made me giggle but that was all. I don't know, my friends just never did that I know of, but that doesn't matter. What counts is, its in the past and its time to forgive yourself. You sound like you still have a lot of issues. I don't know what its like because I never went through it, but I've read some really bad stories about it. Everyone says you had to know someone who did drugs, and I heard rumors but I was really sheltered from those kinds of things. I was always overweight so I didn't go to wild parties but had my own little group of friends that went to each others houses. I don't know maybe I slept through it or was just lucky. I was always called the "goodie 2 shoes" but I wasn't always. I even ran away from home straight to my Aunts house LOL. But seriously, remember the good times, admit responsibility for the bad and live your life in the moment. I hope I said this right, sometimes my words twist and sound preachy or judgmental and that is far from what I wanted to say.

Take some time to dance on a dime and sing from the top of your lungs.
Be silly, get down, put a smile over that frown, and remember who you want to be.
Twist and shout, don't forget to get out, and bring new life to you. The mind is a strange thing. It can make you believe in the impossible or make you beleive it's not possible.
THE ONLY THING STOPPING YOU, IS YOU !! Dance til the inside of your soul smiles.


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3/9/09 7:46 A

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Sometimes five minutes at a time, lol.

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3/8/09 9:45 P

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Yep -- once I quit playing the "blame game" and took responsibility for my stuff --- I finally began to grow. I could never fix my problems until I understood that the main problem was me. Victory over my "self" -- One Day At A Time!

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If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely you will be free. - Ajahn Chah

I won't be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. (The Prisoner)

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
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SUSANLUSAN's Photo SUSANLUSAN Posts: 764
3/8/09 5:04 P

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Well said, Anna Banana.

The day I discovered the way to freedom was responsibility (and I mean for all of it) was a real mind opener. Ten seconds before I got it, I would have argued that more responsibility make for less freedom. That awareness came with a big flood light.

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3/7/09 11:02 A

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It's okay, cuz it's all true Kuzin, most of the destructive things we do, if we examine them were not accidental in any way. And we can usually make the changes necessary if we choose to...
It's not usually easy, but it's a good thing as MS would say.


START WHERE YOU ARE AT, USE WHAT YOU GOT AND DO WHAT YOU CAN!


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3/7/09 10:43 A

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Exactly - Susan & Fairy

That's pretty much the definition of DENIAL --
"Ignoring what we learn..."

Luckily, it's progress-not perfection.

Boy -- I'm starting to turn this into an AA meeting.

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If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely you will be free. - Ajahn Chah

I won't be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. (The Prisoner)

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
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3/6/09 11:36 P

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I think we learn about ourselves everyday but sometimes ignore it. It is only when we dig deep and face ourselves alone that we can see who we really are. The good thing is we can change what we don't like even though it sometimes takes years.

Take some time to dance on a dime and sing from the top of your lungs.
Be silly, get down, put a smile over that frown, and remember who you want to be.
Twist and shout, don't forget to get out, and bring new life to you. The mind is a strange thing. It can make you believe in the impossible or make you beleive it's not possible.
THE ONLY THING STOPPING YOU, IS YOU !! Dance til the inside of your soul smiles.


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3/6/09 8:57 P

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Ditto all that you said, Keith. Every human could benefit from sitting down at the table with their worst enemy and discovering it is a table for one. I lost quite a few friends a long the way too.

Edited by: SUSANLUSAN at: 3/6/2009 (20:58)
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ACTUALLY LSD 25 on it's own was wonderful. It was when all the home chemists started making their own and mixing in speed and lots of other chemicals that it got ugly. Anything done in excess can do harm, and I did EVERYTHING in excess!
There were a lot of casualties from street drugs in the 60's, & 70's --- and still today. I lost a few friends over the years to drugs and alcohol. I'm sure there are more than a few folks in this group (and others) that can say the same.
Somehow, some of us survived and now get to battle other demons.
The biggest demon of all, of course, is SELF.
A battle that I wage daily with the help and support of fine people like you.

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If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely you will be free. - Ajahn Chah

I won't be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. (The Prisoner)

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
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OK. I guess that's why I never heard of it LOL. Glad you aren't hooked on that stuff anymore. I heard it was pretty hard.


Take some time to dance on a dime and sing from the top of your lungs.
Be silly, get down, put a smile over that frown, and remember who you want to be.
Twist and shout, don't forget to get out, and bring new life to you. The mind is a strange thing. It can make you believe in the impossible or make you beleive it's not possible.
THE ONLY THING STOPPING YOU, IS YOU !! Dance til the inside of your soul smiles.


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FAIRY SPIRIT --
It was more of a West Coast (bay area) thing. Although they may have done some elsewhere. It was a gathering for a night of music (The Dead and others) and Kool-Aid spiked with the best LSD around at the time.
I went to one in San Jose, CA before I graduated high school (1969 -- PIONEER HIGH). I don't remember much -- it was only my 3rd "trip". But oh my gawd --- unreal.

I don't regret those days, but I'm much happier being clean & sober. I got hooked on everything I tried. Long story -- some other day.

Edited by: KUZINKEITH at: 3/2/2009 (15:03)
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If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely you will be free. - Ajahn Chah

I won't be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. (The Prisoner)

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
-- Aeschylus


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3/2/09 2:56 P

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In 4th grade our girls softball team tie dyed our uniforms, my mom let us use her sink so 14 screaming giggling girls, Rit Dye and color every where, then she ironed on numbers for us...WE WERE SO COOL!!!!!


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I graduated from high school in 67 but remember anything like that. What is is?

Take some time to dance on a dime and sing from the top of your lungs.
Be silly, get down, put a smile over that frown, and remember who you want to be.
Twist and shout, don't forget to get out, and bring new life to you. The mind is a strange thing. It can make you believe in the impossible or make you beleive it's not possible.
THE ONLY THING STOPPING YOU, IS YOU !! Dance til the inside of your soul smiles.


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3/2/09 10:34 A

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AM I THE ONLY ONE OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TESTS?

I actually got to partake one evening with the Dead & Kesey back in 66 (or was it 67?) Tasted awful -- great effect. Those were wild days -- I'm not sure how I lived through it all.
Of course it's possible that I didn't and this is all just a dream...
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If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely you will be free. - Ajahn Chah

I won't be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. (The Prisoner)

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
-- Aeschylus


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3/2/09 10:04 A

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This sounds like a good use for kool-aid. Better than drinking it!

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2/26/09 8:57 P

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COOL CARMEN --
I haven't done tie dye in a long time, and never with kool-aid. I'd love to see it, so do it and take pictures for us!


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If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely you will be free. - Ajahn Chah

I won't be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. (The Prisoner)

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
-- Aeschylus


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A couple of years back my grandaughter went to a tie dye t shirt birthday party. Her and her friends even used kool-aid to dye their hair. She has beautiful blonde hair and put red streaks in it at the time. She is older now and back to the blonde.

Take some time to dance on a dime and sing from the top of your lungs.
Be silly, get down, put a smile over that frown, and remember who you want to be.
Twist and shout, don't forget to get out, and bring new life to you. The mind is a strange thing. It can make you believe in the impossible or make you beleive it's not possible.
THE ONLY THING STOPPING YOU, IS YOU !! Dance til the inside of your soul smiles.


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2/26/09 5:41 P

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Tres cool! You'll not only look good but your clothes will have a flavor!!!

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ok, I haven't tried this but I'm gonna :)

1. You'll need small plastic bowls, plastic gloves, ruber bands, and t-shirts.
2. Mix 1 package Kool-Aid for each color you want and 1 ounce of vinegar in individual plastic bowls.
3. Mix until Kool-Aid is dissolved.
4. Using rubber bands, pull and twist t-shirt into different shapes.
5. Dip rubber-banded ends in bowls(make sure you wear gloves or your hands will stain).
6. To set colors, iron on medium-high using an ironing cloth between shirt and iron.
7. Let set for 24 hours before washing.

I'm thinking lime and cherry, haven't bought Kool-Aid in years. :)

Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we're here we should dance......


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