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

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Game Night Smorgasbord

Menu: Built up THC from Twisty Blunt as a Dab; Ashley’s Shit, Caviar Silver, Moon Rocks, and Mega Queso

Smoking Medium: Dab Rig and Glass Castle

Food Menu: DiGiorno pepperoni pizza

 

Hey, welcome back to my little hobby blog! Last night Dean and I had an interesting experience. It was definitely an 80s/90s throwback kinda night, filled with children’s board games and an 80s blockbuster. He decided we would finally give our loyal and awesome Twisty a much needed cleaning! That little devil had resin stuck all over it. It had gotten to the point that when we would pull smoke from Twisty, the residue would ooze out of the filter! So, we cleaned it out and Dean was like, “we should try to dab this and see what that’s like.” I couldn’t see a problem with that and got excited by the idea of smoking the resin of so many various premium strains! And so we began –naturally, I hit the dab first. I gotta admit, I was surprised that I didn’t feel that familiar know-you-on your-ass feeling the dab is known to bring. It was much more subtle, but I could tell it would pack a mean punch after a few minutes and it didn’t disappoint. About 15 minutes later, that smorgasbord of resin buildup was showing up and showing out! Of course, by this time, Dean already wanted to smoke something else and so we did. Next up was Glass Castle and it’s medley of buds.

First, let me give a little background story on what we were looking for last night. We were inspired to smoke more of our Indica strains since the night before we smoked them and really liked the feeling. I can’t remember if I mentioned it before, but we prefer Sativa strains. I love the positivity, focus, and euphoria sativas bring to the party. That being said, they don’t do much for ailments of the body. Sure, whatever hurts is less noticeable because your mind is flying off the handle in Happy Town, but the truth is, it still hurts! Indicas allow the body to relax and severely cut down pain. So, Dean’s knees and back were hurting and I wanted a deep sleep, therefore, that’s how we got on this little indica train. Alright, you’re all caught up. Now for what happened next.

Dean took the first pull and then it was my turn to toke up. Wow! The taste of this herbal concoction was so flavorful! It tasted minty and sweet with a little bit of tang. Definitely an inviting taste, but man did it have a mean kick-back! The burn was acute in our chests, but the effects were damn near instantaneous! Within 5 minutes, his pain was gone and so were my little aches. Not only were we feeling pain free, but also were happy as fuck about it, thanks to our Sativa dominant dab from earlier. Since we both were feeling mile high, we wondered what we should do to keep ourselves occupied. Normally we dance, talk, listen to music, and/or watch a movie. Occasionally we play a game on his PS4, but at the time, we were looking for a different type of game. Here enters Candyland, an American classic family game for ages 3 and over. Yup, you read that correctly. We played Candyland, complete with our red and blue gingerbread children game pieces and brilliant array of techni-color game board and cards. Let me just say this: when I setup the game board, Dean and I were both in a mini mental trip to LaLa Land because the neon bright colors of the game seriously warped us! There are so many yummy, pretty, cute, adorable, colorful, distracting things on that board game! I mean, have you SEEN it lately!? Hahaha! It blew our stoned minds way out into left field. We were so distracted by the game board, that we had the hardest time ever trying to play the game! Lol! It had been years since we played, but seriously, how hard could it possible be? I mean, it’s a game that 3 year olds can play, for crying out loud! And yet, there we were, in all of our 30-something high-as-a-kite splendor positively stumped by a children’s game! LMAO! Just thinking about it makes me laugh uproariously! We eventually figured it out, but man, it was a trip. A bit of advice: you gotta play Candyland stoned, ya’ll! It is so damn funny. Hahaha!

Ok, so we made super quick work out of that game and decided to up the ante to the game Operation. Now, I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid, that game kicked my ass and I wasn’t high, so I was curious to see if I’d be even more ridiculously awful at retrieving the toilet and clock pieces from the patient’s body (and yes, if you hadn’t figured it out, we were playing that new age bullshit version of the game. The one that although it’s called “Operation,” there are no actual bones/body parts to collect like in the old school game). Once we got the game setup, we realized that this game was much more mild in colors than Candyland. While colorful, it didn’t prompt us to go on a mental vacation to Topsy Turvy Stonerland and so we began the battle of best “surgeon.” Of course, I won! Dean put up a good fight, but in the end, I prevailed! By the time we finished playing games and cleaned up, we wanted to watch a movie. Here enters “Big Trouble, Little China.”

I have definitely heard of the movie, but hadn’t seen it before. I thought it was going to be completely different than it actually is. Although we didn’t finish watching, I laughed uproariously at a number of random things that probably weren’t even meant to be funny throughout what I saw of the movie! Unfortunately, about 30-40 minutes into the movie, I was already falling asleep and so we decided to call it a night and head to bed. All that being said, I can honestly say that I had a blast! It was fun, unorganized, carefree, and just what the doctor ordered!

Til next time, my friends.

-Hardy Har