When I was in high school, I was a hard core rebel.
Like my friends and I used to go to this liquor store on the wrong side of the tracks that served minors and get an entire six pack of wine coolers. That’s right. We each drank one and a half.
I used to smoke clove cigarettes in my backyard.
I had an asymmetrical haircut my sophomore year. (Coincidentally, although I’m sure unrelated, I don’t remember a lot of boys liking me that year.)
I would drink a diet coke and two Cadbury creme eggs for lunch.
I wrote Mrs. Ralph Macchio on my notebooks.
I worked at a gourmet dog food store.
I wore Wet n Wild lipstick.
I used only 4 SPF sunscreen at the beach.
Obviously, I was one bad ass chick.
But the one thing I tried to avoid was drinking and driving. I really thank my high school because they showed this unbelievably scary video of people who had been injured and disfigured in drunk driving accidents. And that thing haunted me for years.
I wasn’t afraid of dying. I was afraid of looking really bad.
The video worked. Which is why I plan to hunt down that 1986 Betacam tape and show it to my own kids some day. Because few things terrify me more than thinking of my children behind the wheel, texting, drinking and putting their lives at risk.
Which is why I wanted to do a sponsored post for Soberlink. It’s a very cool blood alcohol testing device that is compatible with most smart phones. It takes a photo as the person is breathing into the device, and it sends an immediate picture, blood alcohol level, and GPS coordinate, so it’s an easy way for parents to monitor their child’s drinking.
Oh my god, I love technology. My poor parents weren’t able to reach me for hours and I will be able to check my kids alcohol level while getting the coordinates of their location! Makes it so much easier to stalk them, I mean, keep track of them.
Here’s a video about the product…
So what you all think? Would you have your teenager use a device like this? Has anyone come up with technology that can keep teenagers from going out in the first place?!!