Local Gal Heads To American Idol
Looks like a Mckinleyville girl, Brandy Rose, is going to take a shot at becoming a contestant on the American Idol T.V. show. Best of luck to her.
However, looking at the comments on the Times- Standard web site, some say she has ads on her Myspace page "supporting drug dealing". I guess I could see how some might get that impression but, according to the ad, the stuff they're selling is legal. Not the most wholesome appearing ad, though.
One wonders if something like that could come back to haunt her should she actually be one of the ones who gets picked after the first auditions? There's been other Idol contestants booted from the show for non- wholesome activities in their past.
Brandy also has her own web page where you can hear her sing.
When I lived in Southern California, I used to buy papers like the L.A. Free Press, the Berkeley Barb and others fairly often. These ads started showing up selling "legal grass". It was much cheaper than the illegal stuff so, out of curiosity, I ended up buying some.
Not sure if I imagined it, or if I actually got a little stoned on it. Kinda looked like pot, though.
I wondered what the heck that stuff was. I finally figured it out.
I used to stash my "legal" pot under a flower pot at the next door neighbor's house. One day I went to go get it and the bag had been pulled out from under the pot and ripped to shreds. There were cat footprints in the dirt around it. A cat had obviously found the stuff of interest.
I went over to the pet section of the local Alpha Beta supermarket to see if they had any bulk catnip. They had a small bag of the stuff. That's exactly what it was. I ended up buying it from the store from then on.
Not sure if it really got me stoned, like I said earlier, or if I just imagined it. Nonetheless, I liked the taste of it. When I moved up here in '73 and started rolling my own cigarettes, I continued buying catnip and mixing it with tobacco just for the taste.
I don't recall when I gave up on the catnip habit.