Active High Sesh: #FlashBackFriday

“Good decisions yield positive consequences.” – Hardy Har

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Hey guys! Welcome back to my weed spot, haha! Last night Dean and I were looking at old pictures of my family and me when I was a little girl. We recently did some reorganizing in the bedroom and came across these photos. I don’t know about you, but I love when I see old pictures of my life and the lives of my loved ones. I get to feeling all warm and fuzzy inside!

Enjoying those pictures was the first step in lifting my spirits from the funk they were in! Earlier, I came home in a terrible mood. I was sad (had been crying earlier), stressed, and feeling particularly sorry for myself. Ever make shitty decisions that you KNOW are shitty decisions and make them anyway (please tell me I’m not alone,  haha)? Well, that’s what I have been doing, not all the time of course, but enough tiny poor decisions to accumulate into a big problem at a later date. Turns out that obscure, “sometime in the future” date is NOW and I was feeling the weight of it all. There was a moment, while I was wallowing, when I came to realize that life is made up of small and seemingly insignificant decisions every single day. The sum of those decisions is what makes up the events and occurrences in our lives. So, in keeping with that line of thinking, I had no choice but to claim responsibility for my choices and buck up and fix it all (or at least set a plan in motion)! That’s one of the super powers medical marijuana has done for my anxiety, depression, and PTSD. It has allowed me to open my mind to the fact that I am the driver of my life. I can choose every single consequence by making careful decisions. That is truly an empowering feeling! Anyway, once I came home, saw the pics, started cooking, and took my first puff of Africa, I was well on my way to excellence. Let’s get into it and talk menus:   

Weed: Durban Poison  (click the link to learn more) and Crystalline

Food: Would you judge me if I said pork chops again? Dean begged me. Hahaha!

*BONUS FOOD: Strawberry Funnel Cake, courtesy of Sno-Balls. (Ya’ll these f*ckers are a problem. DE.LIC.IOUS!


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I’m not crazy about the picture, but the message is everything!

 

We started smoking about 1:45, maybe a little before.

1:51 I am writing this while also cooking, smoking, and looking at pictures of my parents and me when I was young (uh…multi-task much???). Can I just say I was so freaking adorable??!!! No wonder why people liked pinching my cheeks as a kid! Lol! 1:51

2:04 Well, I was having a particularly shitty day (reference above). Just feeling down about a lot of things and I started getting angry with myself because I could see the areas I was fucking up. For example, it was like knowing I could have earned an A on a test, but didn’t because I chose not to study. Something like that. Anyway, I was DEFINITELY not higher self when I came home, but Dean really came through and helped me feel better. One of those things was to break out the sativa, heavyweight champ Durban Poison, aka Africa (to us)! This strain is LIFE! I immediately began to feel lighter about things that just minutes before heavily plagued me. I was able to see all the great things that happened throughout the day that I had previously ignored. It’s like I had a complete change of mind. This is why I refer to myself after I have used cannabis as “higher self.”

So not only did I get to experience THAT ^^^ , I was also able to focus on a task that needed to be completed. For me that is writing this blog post, but I could be focused on any other task just as equitably. Prior to writing this post, I cooked our entire dinner and cleaned the kitchen. At that time, that’s what I needed to focus on and I accomplished it without complaint. You guys, I cannot tell you how much time I have wasted by mentally complaining about the problem!! When I am high like this, I truly am a much better version of myself fundamentally. With proper, regular meditation after smoking, I don’t doubt how capable of continuously rising above each situation I will become with or without the use of mj. I understand that it takes too much energy to focus on something negative. It’s much more effective to focus on the solution! 2:19

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On left: me prior to Africa   On Right: me after Africa

 

3:04 Wow! Took a long break away to eat dinner and converse with Dean. I decided to record our conversation so I will have a listen and decide if I will post it on the new Podcast tomorrow. Eek! Anyway, so now I am back and happily typing away, but am engaged in what Dean is talking about.  Btw, sometime before I stopped typing the last note, I smoked some Crystalline on top of Africa (clearly Dean was trying to blow my top off with this massive concotion!) and O M G I had a total Half Baked moment! Remeber when they were flying over NYC? Swear to God, I felt that damn high! I totally wasn’t ready! Lol!! I pulled myself together enough to type the last note, though.  3:10

3:22 Hi again. More conversations with Dean on the recording about the power of our personal control and what it all means. When I truly think about it, all I can focus on are my tiny decisions leading to bigger decisions, with bigger consequences. We are only as good as our decisions; good decisions yield positive consequences. When I think about how I can literally control every single way I absorb an experience, I feel empowered. I hate to say it, I didn’t always feel that way. I have changed so much, for the better, with or without weed. The weed just elevated my progress and presence even more. 3:33 (got side tracked with a side convo with Dean for a bit)

3:34 About to smoke more Africa sans crystalline (thank God!). 3:34

4:33 Hahaha an hour later and I am back. We’ve been eating and talking more. haha It helps (but doesn’t help if I don’t post it) that we are recording this because it fills in a lot of gaps. One of these days I will get around to the podcast. I still have some concerns about that. Who knows what will fly out of this mouth! LBVS! 4:37

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5:49 So, we decided to take a puff or two more out of our good friend, Glass Castle and start taking photos for today’s post. We are by no means photographers, but we are having fun learning photography tricks and tips. I think am done for the night. I wrote 757 words so far and I haven’t even written the intro or summary and I did all the photography myself. Dean gave his creative expertise and I took the shots. Now it’s time for a movie and to puff the last night of freedom away (the kiddo is back from camp tomorrow. YAY!!!!) OH, and Dean ordered funnel cake from Sno-Balls. It’s going down fo reaaal!!

Tootles,

Hardy Har


Summary Note:

Durban Poison is one of those über special strains that we only break out for parties, celebrations, or in this case, someone is feeling EXTRA shitty-pants (me) because it is so strong! It really is perfect for a party or concert. I felt social, energetic, uplifted, and HAPPY! I didn’t feel like I would be taken advantage of if I wasn’t home. I still had all my faculties in place…UNTIL Dean introduced Crystalline to the mix.

Now, I’ve written before about my love for Crystalline, but don’t get it twisted: that MFer is a serious jolt to the system, thanks to it’s 96% THC content! It dragged my happy ass straight to euphoria, which is truly where I love to be, BUT not when I am trying to work. I can tell you now that when I took my one and only hit of the two together, my boat was DEFINITELY rocked! I had to take 5 minutes to get my life together because I was suddenly feeling the desire to just listen to some good music and dance the night away! Lol! Not exactly great for trying to write, do chores, or anything else productive. If I was at a party and I wasn’t the DD, I would have been the life of the party; for anything requiring focus, I don’t recommend adding Crystalline to your bowl.

I am surprised by how much tolerance I have built up! I remember when Africa used to knock my socks off. It still does, but I am way in control of myself now. I also realized last night I have smoked about 50 various strains!! WHOA! I am such a stoner, now! Hahaha. Gotta say, I am so not ashamed of it. My life has improved in many ways and will continue to improve as long as my mind always it to do so. This is why I will always keep a stash of my favorite medical sativas (actually, everything I smoke is medicinal marijuana).
The Pursuit of Higher Self

ACTIVE HIGH SESH: Asian Fantasy and Pork Chops

Hi there, friends. Welcome back to my little blog about my big love for marijuana! Today’s post is all about the fun we had yesterday with the wildly popular, and hard to find) strain, Asian Fantasy. Alright, let’s get into it! Menus:

Weed: Asian Fantasy – check out details on this sexy sativa here.

Food: Homemade pork chops (yummmm), mashed potatoes, and green beans


3:55 Started smoking about half hour to an hour ago. We are finally trying Asian Fantasy, a fabulous sativa strain, for the first time! Also, in keeping with the theme of “firsts,” I will be cooking while smoking for the first time. I can’t believe I haven’t done that yet!

4:00 Well apparently Dean thinks I turn into fuckin Emeril Lagasse when I cook and smoke! Lol! He is GRUBBIN’ Hungry Hungry Hippo style on these pork chops I cooked! He said these are the best pork chops I ever cooked and I need to be high as a kite every time I cook! Lmao! They are bomb, though. ahaha 4:02

4:03 Dean just lost track of time, guys! Lol! He was really convinced it’s been thirty minutes since I started documenting. Nope, it’s been less than 10. Yup…the guy is baked out of his mind right now. Hahaha! Even though he’s high, he took some really great shots for today’s post! So, HI! This another first for the blog: pictures of moi! ::waves hello:: 4:0622070287_10213915913199596_1924896241_o

4:06 I am so high right now and yet, I am blogging, eating, laughing, and working my Facebook group (oh, yeah…I have one of those. Click the link and join) all at the same time! This strain has turned me into a multi-tasking, super woman! And as a random side note: Dean has abandoned the “useless fork and knife” and reverted to a primitive manner and is all teeth and fingers with this pork chop! HAHAHAHA! I really wish you could hear how hard I am laughing right now! Dude is GONE! LOL! He also just said his fingers are shaking (as he lights up another bowl). 4:10

4:12 I forgot to mention that the Princess Kiddo is off to Science Camp this week so Dean and I are playing HARD right now! Haha. We never get to start smoking so early!!  4:12

4:15 Dean just turned on good ole Bob Marley, because in good stoner fashion, Bob’s music is LIFE! Lol “We Jammin…” 4:15

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4:20 Now Dean is playing my favorite song, “Is This Love!” God, I LOVE this song!! Oh, and Dean’s plate looks like he licked it. Lmao! Why am I the fat one again?! Haha. Laughing, but very serious! 4:20

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The yummy chops before they were savagely consumed.

4:23 Just received an event request for a committee meeting at my daughter’s school on facebook [clicks “can’t go” immediately]. I just can’t with those meetings. Please tell me I am not the only mom to do that! I volunteer, go to teacher meetings, attend performances, etc., but those meetings are the straw that broke the camel’s back! lol 4:30 (it took a whole 7 minutes to write that…yeah, I was fucked up! haha)

4:31 Dean thinks this strain rivals that of his favorite: Pink Mango. This shit is fire, though. Haha. It definitely has me feeling uplifted and motivated. Dean just said it gives that “frolic in the field type of feeling.” Lmao what??? Ahahaha! Ironically, he got that from me. Back when I first smoked Girl Scout Cookies, I told him I wanted to “frolic in the field” to which he replied, “let’s go workout” and so, we did. I literally ran around my big backyard with weights in hand, frolicking merrily. #GoodTimes Lol. 4:34

4:40 Just had a nice little chat with Dean about Cuba. haha. So, those who know me personally, know I LOVED my Cuban experience! 4:40

4:50 So, it’s been a good amount of time since we first started smoking and I am still feeling pretty high. The intensity is almost the same that it was when we first began smoking tonight. Dean is now playing FarCry 4 again (bleh). Sorry, but this game is boring to me when I’m high. I prefer the fast-paced thrill of GTA or the chilling maze of Resident Evil. This game is cool, but it doesn’t grab my attention like the other games we play. Anyway, my high is maintaining very well. 4:53

4:56 I think Dean has smoked himself retarded…again! He literally just zoned out, game paddle in hand, staring at my purse across the room. LMAO! He truly had no clue he zoned out until I told him I was writing about his antics. Haha He is HIGH tonight, ya’ll! haha! 4:48

5:01 Alright, ya’ll. I’m signing off the blog for the night. Time to watch a movie and smoke some more. Haha!

Til Next Time,

Hardy Har

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Super faded at this point.

 

Quick notes about the high:

I have to say how much I thoroughly enjoyed Asian Fantasy! It once again proved why I am so in love with smoking sativa strains. They are so mentally uplifting and physically stimulating. Just like many of the other sativas I enjoy, this strain provided the hyper-sensitive sense of touch (which explains why this strain is a favorite for enhanced sexy time) I am fond of while also allowing me to be focused enough to get quite a bit accomplished. Cooking while smoking was super fun! Not only was I cooking, but Dean was taking photos and I was cleaning as I cooked (not something I usually do). We were both social, had moments of silliness, but were able to buckle down and get things accomplished! Not to mention, the food was very yummy.

One of the main reasons why I love sativa strains so much is that they always leave me feeling energized and happy the next day. Indica strains don’t have that same effect on me. I usually feel sleepy and slightly lethargic the next day. Today I am in great spirits, my anxiety is gone, and I feel physically energetic. Not a bad way to start the day. Hope you enjoyed this read, guys. Cheers.

Tools of the Trade

Hey y’all! Hardy Har here again! Thanks for checking out my latest post!

Today (technically this was written yesterday, 9/11/17) was one of those super awesome days that was a combination of The Universe (yeah, I believe in that) hooking me up and hard work/determination that ultimately resulted in some awesome opportunities, and by association, more work! Lol! Funny how that works out. That was pretty much the case for both Dean and me as his business venture is REALLY getting off the ground. Since we have been work mules all day, we wanted to relax with a smoke-out by the pool (gotta love Cali weather)! I invited my neighbor, AKA Vecina (neighbor in Spanish), and we sat in patio chairs while he floated away (literally) in the pool. Because we were outside and it was a sort of an impromptu thing, we didn’t dab or use the Castles (bongs) because, let’s face it, sometimes you don’t want to be bothered with all that equipment!😂That got me to thinking about all the stuff we’ve accumulated since we began smoking in February and boy, oh boy, is it a lot (to us)! So, let’s get into it and see what we got. *Remember when I edit the next day, those comments are in purple.

1. Twisty Glass Pipe by 7Pipe: $50 on TwistyShop

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Photo Credit: http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com

 

Twisty, as we like to call it, is up first. This little baby is a smoker’s delight. It’s small, convenient, and glass! There’s no need for paper (we only smoke out of glass or vape pens) or the annoyance of rolling, but it has all the benefits of a blunt. The best part about it is you can fill it with whatever ground flowers you want and drift away. You can take tiny baby hits or inhale as much in one breath that your lungs will allow. It really is up to you, but the blunt has the ability to just keep going and going. Before you know it, you are somewhere in the sky and you aren’t quite sure how you got there. I recommend this for anyone who loves smoking a blunt, but hates the hassle and expense of using papers.

2. Water Bongs: AKA Magic Castle and Glass Castle

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Zob Bongs, Photo Credit: Aqua LabTech

 

Next on the list are the two Castles. When we first started smoking, we used our first bong, Glass Castle A LOT! I mean, we were getting smashed and we were total newbies! We had no idea that we basically started running before we learned how to walk with this marijuana stuff. Anyway, Glass Castle is a 16″ bong. It doesn’t have any fancy colors or cool identifying marks, but it is my favorite of the two. Here’s a slightly smaller one similar to what we have. I really like that the neck is short enough to keep the hit concentrated, but it’s long enough that it doesn’t burn as badly once you inhale.

The other bong is by Zob and we nicknamed it Magic Castle. You can find one similar to the one we have here. This rig is nearly 2 ft tall, measuring a staggering 23.5″ height! Needless to say, this fucker gets your high HIGH! Haha. No joke, many have fallen because of this one, including very seasoned smokers. One time, we smoked with one of my cousins who gets high aaaall the time. He took ONE hit and was DONE! He just couldn’t handle a hit that big combined with the organic top shelf premium stuff we smoke. Needless to say, tread carefully with these big babies. They aren’t for the feint of heart!

3. Pipes: Wesley Pipes, Swirls, and Trinket

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Photo Source: http://www.freewtc.com

 

Often times when you buy marijuana products from the dispensaries, the employees will often give you a freebie or two. These freebies vary, but usually you can get a tiny little pipe and/or a grinder to grind your buds. About three weeks ago, Dean came home with this teeny tiny, little pipe. I mean, it is so little and extra adorable that we named it Trinket. I think this is perfect for personal smoke seshes that will allow you to get faded, but not über high. The pot of the pipe holds just enough for a couple of small to medium hits. It’s also great to stick in your purse or pocket and go.

Swirls is new and super cool! It’s got a really cool multi-color swirled design and a FAT pot! This is perfect for sharing and it definitely gets you up there! I really like it. We’ve had it about a week and it is already starting to look ravaged. HAHA!

Last, but not least is Wesley Pipes. It was the very first tool we used when we smoked the first time and it was the only thing we used until we got Glass Castle. Unfortunately, Wesley Pipes went to live with my sister, Ki, for her personal use. Although Wesley is dearly departed from our care, it holds a special place in our hearts. ♥

4. Vape and Dab Pens:

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Photo Source: http://www.thepicta.com

 

Lastly, we have the pens. We have a red vape pen that is more trouble (and expense) than it’s worth. There’s a nasty plastic taste when you pull the vapor. Dean enjoyed smoking with it, but I didn’t. Wasn’t for me. Next.

On Friday he got some OC Pharm Dab Pens, courtesy of the dispensary his uncle works at. It was our first time using them and we REALLY like them! Talk about convenient! Man, all you gotta do is take it out of the box and suck! No loading weed, no scraping wax, nothing to clean up. It contains 500 mg of clear cannabis concentrate and we have two strains: Girl Scout Cookies (sativa dominant) and OG Headband (indica dominant). Although these pens are super amazing, I DO NOT recommend you use them if you are not accustomed to dabbing; specifically dabbing more than once in a row. I say that last part because it is similar to smoking a blunt. It is handy and it’s easy to take a puff and then take another one consecutively. I made that mistake last week and was high for 48 hours WITHOUT having to smoke again. Real talk: that shit $*@%$& me up! And because it’s us, we smoked both strains. I was GOOD on smoking the whole weekend. I felt the effects of that ultra HIGHbrid from Thursday to Sunday night. Wow! ::dramatic pause here:: That being said it was the Best. Sleep. Ever. Not to mention I had the energy to take a pole dancing class on Saturday (side note: that is F-U-N!) and The Princess to her Girl Scouts meeting on Sunday while having labelled over 400 spray bottles for Dean’s business AFTER work Thursday and Friday. Yeah… Just like that run on sentence, my focus and productivity went on and on…and on (thanks to my suped up high). And when it was time to go to bed, I slept soundly, peacefully and dreamless.

Anyway ya’ll, I’m a tad bit baked right now and it’s 7:45 p.m., so I’m signing off and playing this here Resident Evil 7 with Dean (because clearly we love the gory horror stuff when we smoke). Thanks for peeping ya girl.

Til next time…

Hardy Har

ACTIVE HIGH SESH: Saturday Burnout

Yoooo! Welcome back, y’all! Thanks for checking out another Active High Sesh (AHS). What that means is I’m getting hiiiigh right now! It’s 4:36 p.m. and about 84639505° in this hot ass heat, but I’m goood. Haha! Alright, let’s talk menus for today:

Weed: Jack Herrer and THC-a Crystalline (96% THC)

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Photo Credit: greendoorwest.com/products/jack-herer

 

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THC-a Crystalline / Photo Source http://www.guildextracts.com

Food: Eggs, Sausage, Grits, Popsicles and to be continued…

Drinks: Smart Water and Redd’s WICKED Apple beer (so damn good, y’all! Tastes like apple cider, but with a kick!)

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Photo Credit: Reddswickedapple.com

 

Activities: Grand Theft Auto V and swimming

So, how this will go is I am going to narrate my active high sesh the next day. Those comments will be in purple. The active high sesh is grey. 4:41

4:46: Dean swears two things happen when I smoke an upper: 1. I get super gangsta and fun (hahaha) and 2. I am the best GTA driver ever. Lol! Right now he’s driving and all I hear are sirens and screaming because his driving skills suck! Lol! He had the idea to put some cheats in and bump us to 4 stars on GTA and see who can escape the cops. Let’s put it this way: it won’t be him! 😭😂 4:49

4:50: Already he is trying to cheat! Dean cheats in every single game he plays from Monopoly to GTA. If it’s a game, he will try to cheat. Smh Lol he wants to go in invisible mode. ::Eye roll:: Anyway, he’s dead now. Lol My turn. 4:51

5:02: I died! Lmao! Do-over!!! That didn’t go as well as I thought it would. #Oops 5:02

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Photo courtesy of Photo by Carlos Domínguez on Unsplash

 

5:07: Wait, kiddo came home for a bit. I think we’ll hit the pool now. 5:09

6:41: Back from the pool! The kiddo had a blast! Dean dunked and slammed and splashed us to death, but we had an enormous amount of fun! Have I ever said how much of a better parent I am when I smoke? Seriously, I am much more open, fun, understanding, and patient. It’s really a great thing! 6:44 Although my daughter doesn’t know her mommy uses cannabis products, she definitely benefits from my usage. My parenting skills, ironically, have improved SO much since I began using marijuana. I think I will write a post about that later.

7:01: Is it just me or does anyone else hate the pool/beach aftermath? I mean, all the incessant dripping all over the place is super annoying. Ok, rant over. Gonna smoke again as soon as the kiddo heads to good ole Nana’s house. 😀 Man, shoutout to Mom for always coming through with the babysitting and support. The little girl loves hanging with Nana!

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Photo Credit: Misery Still Frame Columbia Pictures/ Castle Rock Films

 

Alright guys, that was pretty much the end of my AHS. I was high for much longer than I actually documented, but because I smoked mostly uppers (sativa strains), I am not as focused as I can be with an indica strain (downer). The night further went on to include a marathon of Stephen King movies. We watched Dark Tower, Pet Sematary, and Misery. I’d never seen Misery before so that was a real treat! Gotta love the KING of horror and mind-fucking. Haha. Anyway, that’s about it for my AHS on Saturday. Hope you enjoyed the read.

Til next time,

Hardy Har