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Hippies

Hippies

Date: Jul 10 2007

Themes: Hobbies

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Hey man, do you, like, know what a hippie is…man? Whoa, man, hippies are, like, those people with long hair and beards making peace signs and smokin’ weed, man. Can you dig that? You know, man, all the naked people at Woodstock in the ‘60s and all that.

But dig it, Marni used to be a hippie. Can you believe that? She was real into it for a while, man, but it turned out to be a bum trip. Listen to her tell Amanda about it.

Dialog

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Marni

Marni

Amanda

Amanda

Marni:  So, Amanda, I was looking through these old photos and I was thinking of you and I…because I was going to bring some and I was like, “You know, if you see these, you’ll be questioning me, you know, what’s up with the hippie…” I have to admit I was a total former hippie.

Amanda:  Well, what’s your definition of a hippie though?

Marni:  I was Birkenstock wearin’

Amanda:  What else?

Marni:  Tie-dye shirt with the Guatemalan pants…

Amanda:  Did you shower?

Marni:  I was very fond of showering and I did shave,

Amanda:  So just the clothes?

Marni:  Attire, music, very into the Grateful Dead...yeah…

Amanda:  Okay. Did you follow them?

Marni:  As much as I could…

Amanda:  Till he died…

Marni:  I kinda opted out a little bit before Jerry died, but yeah! I was very into it. I have to say at the time it was a lot of fun.

Amanda:  What was the turning point when you woke up and said, “I’m done being a hippie”?

Marni:  Interestingly enough, when I moved to Oregon.

Amanda:  That is interesting!

Marni:  I moved to Eugene to be with my people, I thought it was like Mecca, I got there and realized, “I don’t want to be like these people.”

Amanda:  That’s so weird. Because I went to school in Eugene too. Green Tortoise. Followed the Dead.

Marni:  Gotta love it.

Amanda:  Scared ya straight.

Marni:  It did.

 

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Discussion

Marni almost brought some old pictures of herself to show Amanda, but she decided not to because she used to be a hippie and she was worried Amanda would make fun of her. Amanda asks Marni what exactly she means by saying she was a hippie.

Marni explains that she used to wear Birkenstocks, a kind of shoes that hippies wear, as well as other clothes typical of flower children. Unlike many hippies, however, Marni did shower and shave.

She liked hippie music too, especially the Grateful Dead, the most popular band among hippies. Like many hippies, Marni traveled to see the Dead over and over. Jerry Garcia, the leader of the Dead, died in 1995, around the time Marni was a hippie.

Oddly enough, when she moved to Oregon, a place known for its hippies, Marni quit being a hippie. She implies that Oregon is to hippies what the holy city of Mecca is Muslims.

Do you have hippies where you live? Do you think there’s any chance that you might be a hippie?

 

Comments

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sara1998

sara1998

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

sorry,could some one tell me what’s hippie?

10:11 AM Jun 23 2014 |

john

johnSuper Member!

United States

hippies are so hip.

02:15 PM Oct 20 2011 |

afufu

China

Of course, there are hippies around me. They are everywhere. I think hippies are OK. That's just their way to live. But, I will never be a hippie. Because I am kind of a serious guy.

Today I got a e-mail said there is a friend ruquest from English Baby. But there is not. I don't know what's wrong with this website.

05:31 AM Nov 28 2010 |

alshehri2005

Saudi Arabia

good

12:16 PM Jun 20 2008 |

VeraLiu

VeraLiu

China

hello,nice to meet you

03:44 AM Apr 18 2008 |

Yogurt

Yogurt

Kazakhstan

great experience!

04:47 AM Apr 16 2008 |

alam0078

Pakistan

HI VERALIU

 

 

 

03:52 AM Apr 16 2008 |

alam0078

Pakistan

HI EVERY

03:48 AM Apr 16 2008 |

VeraLiu

VeraLiu

China

thanks for what???

11:31 PM Apr 15 2008 |

VeraLiu

VeraLiu

China

thanks for what???

11:31 PM Apr 15 2008 |

azar_200816

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

thanks

 

08:43 AM Apr 13 2008 |

VeraLiu

VeraLiu

China

Haha, marni used to be a hippie, but she did have a lot of fun at that time,that was good

now,she is done being a hippie,and enjoys the way she is now, that is good too.

so, just follow your heart ,and do what you like to do,only if you don not hurt others and yourself/

08:52 PM Apr 12 2008 |

Vanishes

United States

Whhhhaaaaat. That's not Marni…...

 

That's my mom!! and….marni isn't my mom. 

08:05 AM Feb 25 2008 |

seleh

seleh

Iraq

I was surprised to learn that Marni was a hippie and it was kind a wierd to watch Marni dancing too. OMG

02:40 AM Jul 12 2007 |

novapig

novapig

Taiwan

Actually, some guys I known who had stayed in forest lodge long time are also be like hippies…
however, I’m lovin them.

03:51 AM Jul 11 2007 |

Belizza

Belizza

Brazil

very intersting lesson!

11:09 AM Jul 10 2007 |

Nida786

Nida786

Pakistan

http://smscity.com/?rid=649369

03:48 AM Jul 10 2007 |

Chadwick

United Kingdom

The Blues Magoos version of Tobacco Road is the music and a good place to get it is on the Nuggets series of CDs of garage music. All good!

12:00 AM Jul 10 2007 |

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