Hippie love = Hangout Music Fest

If you’ve never heard of the Hangout Music Festival or just never had the chance to come down, this year is going to be another to remember. Last year Paul Simon top my list along with Michael Franti who can make you get up and dance on the worst of days or the hottest, the temperatures on the beach can reach into the mid 90’s but it hasn’t stopped this Hippy, I’m going back for my third year of fun, music and sun.

The line up for the sold out weekend is:

This is the only kind of stache you’ll find me with there. I’m pretty squeaky these days.

Their gift shop is crazy, so you just might catch this driving down the road on our peacemobile.

The power that leads me

Behind the Wheel of My VW

Just a quick update: the weather has been amazing so the Peacemobile has been on the road this winter actually she’s given us 23,000 happy miles in the past 6 months, I don’t think she’s see that much highway in years! We’re still planning our summer road trip and I won’t go into a rant about oil companies it was bad enough they covered our beautiful beaches here in AL with oil, so let’s hope I can afford to keep her keeping on.

Happy Weekend Cruisin’

VW Beetle cologne bottle in the window of my bathroom

Welcome 2012

Happy New Year! and with what might be the last day of warm weather here as I must get the peace-mobile ready for winter or should I say hibernation. She is an awesome vehicle and I can’t image storing her for 3 months but with the temp dropping into the 20’s by Tuesday there isn’t enough blankets on Earth to keep us warm and having another vehicle¬† equipt with heated seats and well heat I don’t think it’s a hard decision to make especially when you start to hear the chattering of little teeth, but she won’t be forgotten we are already planning some great adventure in peace-mobile for the spring and summer, the kiddos and I can’t wait! …….Or should I say GRAND adventures! Hint, Hint.

Peace out peace-mobile until Spring.

It’s all in the hip

Little update on the peace-mobile, a neighbor and fellow Westy owner came by and assist me with my flat tires, so she’ll be up and grooving in no time and since I had some extra time on my hands yesterday I contemplated what exactly is a hippy or hippie? and why is there 2 different spellings. I use to dislike when people would call out things to me as I walked down the streets of Buffalo or Miami like: hey hippy got any drugs? hippy take a bath lately? Do you belong to a cult? or hippy sorry about Jerry (like I knew him personally though it’s like we did he was everyone’s brother). It seems to me that the world has an impression that a Hippy is a long haired dirty person who spends all day smoking pot and listening to Grateful Dead music and some do but I rarely fall under that category. I’m more like the first paragraph of this definition I found on the Urban Dictionary site and who doesn’t love Bob Marley?
Hippy (urban dictionary):
 Someone who has a bright outlook on life and cares about the world instead of trying to ruin it. they are often member of groups such as greenpeace and antiwar groups that care about the environment.
They reject the established culture and are a subculture originating in San Francisco in the 1960s who advocated universal love and peace, usually had long hair and used soft drugs, usually listen to acid rock and progressive rock music, reggae music such as that of Bob Marley.

Hippie (urban dictionary):
is a person who was raised under the ideological system that came out of the tumultuous 1960’s in North America and western Europe. They are either of the flower-child/baby boomer generation or that generations’ subsequent offspring. They possess a core belief set revolving around the values of peace and love as being essential in an increasingly globalized society, and they are oftentimes associated with non-violent anti-governmental groups. There is a stigma of drug abuse attached to the hippies that is prevalent to this day, specifically the use and abuse of marijuana and hallucinagens. Many rock movements,poets, artists, and writers from the 1960’s to today have associated with this movement, most prominently The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and Phish.

For me being a Hippy is more about leaving the world a better place then when you found it and if you have to wear a suit to do it then that’s okay with me, dreads can be overrated (I tried them back in the 90’s) and the hippy look seems to be in all the mags lately, like I mentioned it’s more of a mindset than an outfit or patchouli but I do miss Dead tour and falling asleep to the sounds of drumming.