Garden hoses

Discussion in 'Old Hippies' started by Cryptoman, May 11, 2004.

  1. Cryptoman

    Cryptoman Member

    I was taking a shower out in the woods with a long long long garden hose that had been soaking up the warmth of the sun when it hit me. Like a Jeff Foxworthy joke about rednecks...instead this time the joke was on me!
    You know you're a hippie if you shower head has a mist function. Can anyone relate to this or am I crazy. I know that this lifestyle isn't the norm anymore, but is there anyone out there that knows where I'm coming from? If anyone has any other you know you're a hippie when stories please let me know, as they probably do pertain to me...I think it's funny as hell!

    Peace and love
     
  2. teepi

    teepi living my dream

    Larry and i are definately holding up our end of the freak lifestyle...

    We get some pretty weird looks when people find out our shower is in the greenhouse and we have a compost toilet we built ourselves.

    We also catch our rainwater for our garden and we recycle our graywater.
     
  3. Willy_Wonka_27

    Willy_Wonka_27 Surrender to the Flow

    this ones not really thay good but...

    you know your a hippy when ur sleeping in a flower bed
     
  4. ForestNymphe

    ForestNymphe Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    *lol*
    I remember when the garden hose was the shower. Six of us lived in a rehearsal studio and would take turns out front. We sure got a few strange looks from the passing cars as we navigated the bar of soap beneath the bikini's. ;)
     
  5. angelgodiva

    angelgodiva Senior Member

    --If you have permanent sandal tan lines of your feet.

    --If you shop in the nostalgia store by necessity.

    --If it's Halloween, and people comment on your cool hippie costume,
    but you're not wearing a costume.


    --If you can't figure out why they're playing Dylan on the oldies station.

    --If you have two old pairs of Levi Bell Bottoms, that you still wear

    --If you have a brownie recipe that includes ingredients you can not get at the local A&P

    --If your dwelling is decorated with any of the following: beads hanging from the door, a lava lamp, Fillmore posters.

    --If your home is decorated with homemade art and you don't have kids

    --If you do pottery

    --If you know how to do macramé
    .

    --If you were at Woodstock

    --If you think you may have been at Woodstock, but aren't entirely sure


    --If your favorite Beatle is John


    -- If you have fire drills to practice getting all your Grateful Dead tapes out of the house

    --If you know what bag you're in

    --If you own, or have owned a VW bus painted multiple colors

    --If you really, really wish you had been alive in the 1960s

    --If you believe that "All You Need is Love"

    --If the word "trip" does not make you think of a vacation

    --If you've ever received junk mail addressed to "dear radical"

    --If your children have names like Windsong, Freedom or Peace, Love, or Rainbow Smith

    --If you wish your parents hand named you Peace, Love, or Rainbow Smith

    --If you say "thank you" when someone tries to insult you by calling you a hippie

    --If you wear Birkenstocks

    -- If you make your own sandals

    --If you smell like patchouli

    --If you have sold any hand-made item in the parking lot of a concert

    --If you like Bob Dylan's singing voice

    --If the only cds or records in your collection that were recorded after 1980 were recorded by artists who were most famous in the 60s or 70s

    --If you own any clothing items made of hemp

    This was sent to me in an email a while back, but I don't know who wrote it originally.
     
  6. Cryptoman

    Cryptoman Member

    I was cleaning out one of our tents today for a friend coming to stay with us...You know you're a hippie if your guesthouse has a zipper...not as good as the garden hose...but still works!
     
  7. warthog

    warthog Member

    had no runnin water &, when it rained one day ripped clothes off,& went runnin to the eves of her house with a bar of soap ..
     
  8. angelgodiva

    angelgodiva Senior Member

    It's so funny that you said that, PJ, because I just did the same thing a few hours ago. I am all clean now!
    I do not have plumbing at all. I usually go down to the main house to shower, but on a warm day I will use the rain. It makes my hair really soft.
     
  9. Cryptoman

    Cryptoman Member

    Yeah, I remember taking rain showers as young as 5 or 6. It's great in the summertime, but october / november and you'd rather heat water on the stove and sponge off.

    Fresh tomatos...Dude, you're lucky. I remember when I was but a lad being lowered into the dumpsters behind the grocery stores looking for produce or anything that had expired....Little kids shouldn't know what an expiration date is lol.

    I have to go now it's getting ready to rain.

    Peace, love and happy showering!
     
  10. 7river

    7river on a distinguished path

    you know your a hippie if your guest house is a vw bus:)


    i found these yellow fan shaped sprayers that fit on a garden hose and have a stake for the ground...stake works good on a bungee cord wraped on a tree...even has a built in valve!...nothing beats breaking out the dr bronners in a thunder storm:)
     
  11. angelgodiva

    angelgodiva Senior Member

    I use that too--which do you prefer, the peppermint or the almond?
    It's peppermint for me, so tingly!
     
  12. 7river

    7river on a distinguished path

    i like eucaliptus (sp?) best myself:)
     
  13. Rev Van

    Rev Van Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Well, I would probably relate if I didn't use my garden hose to tie up my boat.:)
     

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