Over the hill yet...?

losthippy

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I'm well on the other side of 60 now and was wondering how many 'old'-timers still enjoy their recreational drug use, and if so what substances they favour? Over the last decade or so I've seen many (most) of my long-time oppo's setting aside their old habits or practices. At best they might share a spliff or even hit a cone once in a while, but for the most part they're fading away for a long list of reasons/excuses that deserve a thread of their own. For myself, I most miss acid and pingers which I haven't been able to source for several years in Oz. Old people trying to score is probably a bit sus to the younger crowd. I really do miss those quarterly adventures - not at clubs or festivals but in a quiet country setting. Being trypanophobic meant I never went near needles despite being curious about the rush, which in a way I.m glad about. Nowadays, my doc remains outdoors-grown sativa which is plentiful and never disappoints. So after decades of being opportunistic and trying this and that, I've pretty-much decided to hang up my naughty boots and do what my kids have long said - act my age. But the weed stays!
 

losing.touch

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I don't know about 60 but at 40, after 25 years getting high, I sure am a lot smarter about how I do them. I also stay well away from 'the game' because everyone I step into that world I'm reminded of how superficial and backstabbing the whole thing is. I share dope these days whereas I used to hoarde it. My tolerance for weed dropped significantly, so a little bit goes a long way.

The one thing I really would like to do is get my hands on some old school blotter and drop a ten strip. I wonder if my mind can still handle such a trip.
 

losthippy

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A ten strip...? All at once? WTF? :oops: I never thrashed anything I ever took like that except sometimes misjudging subaeruginosa doses. But those times were fun more than freaky so I guess its a subjective thing. I never really had to deal with the seamy side scoring in Oz and rarely had a shiver elsewhere, though that was by handling being smart and scared at the same time. Maybe its the chase I miss. I'm back in the garden now and all is good, but... a ten strip would sure be tempting.
 

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I'm not 'technically' an old-timer, though my back would disagree. I'm 36 and definitely feel like my days of true raging are past. Of course, I still indulge quite regularly, and smoke weed most days, but the multi-day psychedelic trips are (most likely) behind me. I've reached the point where the thought of having to waste a day recovering from drug use just turns me off the idea entirely . . . I do like to pop 15-20mg of amphetamine here and there and just have a motivated and productive day but this doesn't have any noticeable physical negative impact, no effect on sleep or eating or the like, no side effects the following day. Perhaps as we age, 'functional drug use' becomes more of a thing than recreational drug use? :unsure:

As to acting your age; fuck that shit! o_O
 

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pop 15-20mg of amphetamine here and there
...good old amphetamine - the laborers drug lol. Perfect for mature activities.
Functional drug use has become a thing for me.
There is still a plastic tub in my fridge, it's been there for years now, with various RCs, some as old as the buythemg days.
I no longer seem to have an appetite for all that.
 

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Honestly, I really love taking amphetamine and . . . reading a book. Particularly something technical/scientific/mathematic- ability to comprehend and synthesise information is significantly increased (or made easier at least), and one does seem to retain a bit of the gathered wisdom.

My dwindling and sad RC stash really only serves as trade or gift commodities these days. A long strong psychedelic trip- that takes effort and days recovery. Its the same thing with drinking; honestly, I don't mind a beer but fucked if I want to deal with even the mildest, most transient hangovers. I would rather stay sober and not feel like shit...
 

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Sober is great. I haven't drank alcohol for about 20 years. Hate it.
Dexamphetamine is like sobriety on steroids :)

I'm having a look at the old stash to see what's even in there.
1g each of 2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodoamphetamine & 2C-I
10g of unknown substance

The mystery powder was supposed to be 5-mapb, only it's not. I actually started a thread here on bl whilst the mysterious (potent) psychedelic was coming on and scaring the shit out of me:
https://www.bluelight.org/xf/threads/i-have-taken-46mg-of-white-powder-i-am-freaking-out.757747/

That was in fact the last time I used RCs. The "trip" was really heavy for me, you know those persian carpet visuals were relentless, eyes open or closed, heart beating,incapacitated...freaking out lol.
Never again.

Good old amphetamine. Nice and straight. That's me :)
 

deano

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I'm 53 now, my wife is 56.... we still take pills / mdma sometimes.... occasional line of mephedrone, spice things up a little :)
 

Psychopandy

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This thread was an interesting read. I am 44 and was mad into all drugs for about 25 years. These days I prefer running, working out, eating healthily and not missing work because I am too fucked up and paranoid even to call in sick 😆 The fact that I still find that remotely funny means the monster is not really dead though, just resting. For how long I don’t know but I hope it’s forever ✌🏻
 
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