Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I hate the "meaning" of this day.

All over my friend's Facebook pages today were things such as:

"Go smoke some weed"

"Happy 4-20 pot head friends"

And other pot related statuses and comments that I could care less to mention.

Pathetic, if you ask me.

Really, that's the ONLY thing symbolic about this day?

Um...not so much.

Many historic events happened on this day through the years, as well as births and deaths of many amazing historical figures.

When April 20 rolls around, I think of one major event that happened 11 years ago.

The Columbine High School Massacre. Maybe I'm just weird, but I don't know how anyone could forget that. That day forever changed April 20 for me for the rest of my life. Maybe it's because I have pen pals and online buddies that went to that school during that time period, who almost lost their lives and who witnessed the awful events of that day. So maybe that semi personal connection to that day makes me remember it so vividly. I don't know.

What I DO know, is the whole idea of what 4-20 is "really" about is just sickening and ridiculous. If you want to be a pot head, that's fine, keep it away from me and my family. It just got really annoying to see all of the comments about today, when me and others are thinking of serious, life changing things that occurred on this day instead of getting high and acting like idiotic losers.

For me, today was a day of rememberance. A day of solitude at times. Taking a few minutes to think about those we loved and lost. And thanking God for another beautiful day to spend with my children and husband, instead of how many joints I can smoke in 24 hours.

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