Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Getting Culturized

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I did a craft class once where we made Oriental hair sticks for our hair.  They bought chop sticks  which many of the boys immediately sharpened into weapons.

It was a summer camp and we were being culturally stimulated.   Some kids were making Mexican pinatas and we were doing Oriental hair sticks.  Can I tell you how lucky we felt?  You might want to re-experience the excitement by leaping in the air and shouting "wooo haaaa."  It's part of the multi dimensional blog experience I offer by encouraging readers to recreate my most incredible moments.  Bliss .. the gift that keeps on giving.

I am not sure what they expected - what hair were the boys going to stick them into?  This was at a time when people were heading to San Francisco with flowers in their hair and every parent figured the best way to get boys to say no to drugs (and sex) was to shave their heads  - not down to Moonie shaved, but definitely away from "blowing, flowing .  . ." hair.  With the girls, we were brain washed to think life evolved around pleasing our men and nifty kitchen appliances.

I was in the middle of the bible belt.  Those boys were shaved ... many of the girls walked around with training bras AND aprons. 

So ya, we were supposed to paint and sparkle them and glue on some of the flora and fauna that we found in the wood.  They had to change that vague suggestion to more specifically  insist we limit it to flower, leaves, and small stones after it took us almost a whole day to pry off the deer that I had applied to my hair stick.  I think the boys pretty much lost interest from the moment they said "Good Morning."  Some teachers just have a gift of propelling their personalities straight across the room the moment they open their mouths.  Camp Leader Alison was one of the those types of Savants.  The girls were more tolerant only because she had containers of sparkles set out in front of her.

Bottom line, none of the hair sticks the boys made ever made it home and the girls got theirs done but being as the sticks don't fit well into a toque or the hood of a snow suit ... They weren't happening.  I never stayed in touch with any of the kids I went to school with to find out whether any of them ever made it to China and had a chance to wear them there.

The pinata's were much more useful.   Anything with candy increases the value of everything when it comes to pot smoking, head shaved teens.  We ate that stuff all through the next year.  And everyone grabbed a few extras from the party Saturday night for church Sunday morning. 


But life goes on, you outgrow your camp badges and friends and you escape to the big city.

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Oh and my training apron failed.  It died an untimely death ... found in the woods stabbed to death with sharp ended Oriental hair sticks.

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SKIN:  Glam Affair - Sia skin ( Fairy Tales ) - Jamaica
BODY PARTS:  SLink
NAILS:  Flair Set 110
EYES:  IKON Kaleido Eyes - Oil
LASHES:  ATIA's Whisper Lashes
HAIR:  Amacci Hair Alvi
OUTFIT:  =Zenith=Chinese New Year Dress and wreath

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SKIN:  Essences - Tila *pale02*
BODY PARTS:  SLink
NAILS:  Flair Set 110
EYES:  IKON Kaleido Eyes - Oil
LASHES:  ATIA's Whisper Lashes
HAIR:  Amacci Hair Alvi
OUTFIT:  =Zenith=Chinese New Year Dress and wreath
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