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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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

 

 

 

Enamored: Weed Just FEELS So Good

via Daily Prompt: Enamored

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Hi friends. Welcome back to my little blog. So, today I was catching up on some reading and I saw that the Daily Prompt for today is the word enamored. The Daily Prompt is meant to encourage/inspire bloggers to write posts based on the word of the day. So far, I haven’t been inspired by other Daily Prompts, but me being a love bug, I got all hot and bothered by enamored. I mean, come on, just saying the word brings a pleasant feeling. Maybe that’s just me and now you all think I am a total weirdo! LOL! Well, I write a weed blog, so I guess there are more strange things than my love for words. Anyway, this word got me thinking about how much I enjoy smoking marijuana and thus a new blog post was born! That being said, please allow me to share my top three reasons why I love my good friend, Mary Jane.xmhfx896

 

  1. I focus like a laser beam! I’ve written before about the benefit of a focused mind thanks to the use of cannabis products. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just can’t sit still and get things done! Whenever I smoke a good hybrid or an Indica like OG 91, I make it a point to start tasks I may have been avoiding. Nuisance chores like doing the dishes, folding laundry, and cleaning the cat litter are not so problematic when I am on a trip after a high sesh. I’ve even written a blog post of two while high. 1423668286
  2. Sex, Sex, and MORE SEX! Ok, so you’re probably wondering why this wasn’t number one and I can’t say I have a good answer for you, BUT it definitely makes the list! Now, don’t go thinking you can a smoke a little weed and it will make you want to have sex. No, that’s not exactly how it works. What happens is it enhances sex; makes it way hotter and better. A good example of a strain that has some sex enhancing qualities is Grand Daddy Purple. Tried it for the first time over the weekend (major shout out to KUSHLAND, a favorite dispensary) and let’s just say, it lived up to its reputation. 😉fea_24pot1_t620
  3. Variety is life! There are so many strains, combinations, formulas, brands, and strengths of the stuff! Take your pick between wax concentrates, powder concentrates, moon rocks, space rocks, kief, and flowers! You can smoke it, eat it, and inject it (yeah, some folks take THC via IVs). It’s hard to get bored with a smorgasbord like that!

So what do you think? If you’re like me, it’s hard not to be enamored by this multi-faceted little plant.

Til next time, tokers.

-Hardy Har

 

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

Emotions + Marijuana

 

Okay guys, let’s talk mental and emotional wellness. You all don’t know [well, you do now] that I was diagnosed with anxiety and PTSD a couple of years ago. So, what exactly does that mean for me? In regards to the anxiety, anything can cause me a huge amount of stress. It can be as common as financial woes or as personal as having lost a loved one that can literally send me into a full on mental assault. Luckily for me, I am not one of the sufferers that has panic attacks; however, if something hits that “anxiety button” in my head, I can become deeply rooted in the whirlwind that is comprised of my negative emotions. Not only does that chaotic whirlwind hit me, but it swallows me up and it becomes nearly impossible to get out. It feels a lot like drowning. Logically, I know that “this too shall pass,” but I become unable to stop the cycle of fear and feelings of hopelessness. With the PTSD sprinkled in there, it was hard for me to allow casual and affectionate touching; be comfortable in large crowds; or do something as simple as party at a straight club (yes, I only used to go to gay clubs because that’s where I felt the most comfortable). All that sounds shitty and limiting, right? Oh, trust me, it is. So what does this have to do with weed? Well, keep reading, my dear friends. This is about to get interesting!

Prior to smoking marijuana, I was accustomed to the constant bats butterflies in my stomach, headaches, and heart palpitations. It was a regular part of my daily life; sure it was annoying, but it felt a lot like breathing. When I began the smoking the good stuff, I began to access my “higher self.” Higher Self (HS), in addition to actually being “high,” it also refers to the state of mind that is above the lower self (LS), which is mostly the level at which many of us function. Confusing? Okay, think of it this way: HS is that part of you that rises above the bullshit, pushes through the pain, and accomplishes what it set out to do. HS has only one goal: happiness. Anything that does not lead to happiness simply doesn’t exist to HS. For example, my HS knows working out daily is necessary and will ultimately allow me to reach my goal of a healthy lifestyle, which equals (you guessed it) happiness! Now, without smoking, the likelihood of me following through on any goal I set for myself is a longshot and a half! It doesn’t mean I don’t want to achieve things, but the mental blocks on my HS are too strong for my to penetrate. Oh, but when my beloved Mary Jane seeps into my blood stream and permeates my mind, there is absolutely NOTHING I cannot or will not do to obtain my happiness!

I suddenly become this bustling, active, CONFIDENT, positive, thought-provoking, risk-taking super woman! Small annoyances like Dean constantly leaving bottle caps off of full water bottles becomes much less annoying and I am able to communicate my distaste for the behavior in a constructive manner. My relationship with my daughter instantly skyrockets, too! I loosen up and become fun and positive. I can work with her through a tough moment without ever once eroding her self-esteem or getting mad. I’m telling you, it is truly amazing and feels WONDERFUL! In a nutshell: I become a different person. I have documented many of my smoke seshes, both audio and written, and I have determined that it is almost like I become a different person. My likes and dislikes change; my ability to be constructively self-aware is alive and fully engaged; and I become hyper aware of the impact I have on others. I cannot even begin to tell you how many “ah-ha” moments I have when I’m high! It’s like the warden of my mental prison let my HS out on a day pass. You feel me? I know I am not the only one who gets this or has a similar experience. To that end, share your thoughts and experiences with me. I am always interested to know how medical marijuana has shaped the lives of others.