7 High-deas You Have About People
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7 High-deas You Have About People

Come to Jesus moments brought to you by your bong.

I have smoked a good amount of weed in my day. Most of it was a great time, but occasionally it was horrifying. Like anything in life, you win some, you lose some.

One of the things about marijuana that always amazes me is its ability to help me see clearly. It feels quite trite to say though. We all know that stoner who proselytizes, "the herb frees your soul, man!"

Or the pothead who does absolutely nothing and justifies it by trying to argue that he can actually see the world more clearly and we just don't get it. Oh, and to that I respond, just because you're enlightened, you shouldn't sit in own your Cheetos dust for two days straight (in the common area of shared apartment) without showering or changing your clothes... I may be a little bitter about something.

Either way, I have been lucky enough to feel like marijuana can help me have enlightened realizations. At times, it is the drug's ability to help me focus on subtle idiosyncrasies of myself and those around me because I'm usually too aloof to notice.

In other ways, pot rewired something in my head to help me realize ideas I've either been repressing or unsure how to get to.

Most of these stoned "come to Jesus" moments revolve around people: my friends, love interests, or myself. From talking to my fellow smokers, I know this a thing. And these are the high-deas we all have about people like our friends, love interests, and ourselves.

1. I shouldn't spend time with you anymore.
You realize your relationship with someone, a friend or love interest, is not right for you now (or never has been or never will be). Maybe it's the person, the situation, or you, but you suddenly see that it's anywhere from not good to toxic. It could mean a gentle parting of ways, a ghosting, or a break up, but either way, the marijuana helped you see it's the right thing to do.

2. I don't like you like I thought I did.
Perhaps the dynamic between the two of you is off. On the other hand, you might just have been slapped in the face with what kind of person he or she actually is. Maybe he's the type that claps when a plane lands or she is rude to waiters or they are someone who never listens. A deal breaker just suddenly materializes, and you know you don't really like them. These are scary, but important realizations.

3. This person is my spirit animal.
These are much happier than number two. It could be a person you know is your best friend or just a friend or a love interest, but when you are high, your altered state of mind unexpectedly relays or emphasizes that this is your fucking person. They are special, not just in general (although this is probably true), but special to you. And you couldn't be happier that the stars and bongs aligned to land you next to each other watching Cheech and Chong.

4. Did we just become best friends? YUP.
Someone you just met or knew but didn't really know suddenly emerges as a ray of fucking light (and it's not the lighter, it's the metaphoric halo around their head). You suddenly realize you are on the same wavelength as this person and it feels beautiful.

5. I'm the worst.
If you haven't had a high experience where you completely shit on every aspect of your being, you haven't smoked enough weed. I'm not saying it's good, but it is inevitable. A common theme is that I'm wasting my potential or not being the best or most real version of myself.

6. Is there something wrong with me and everyone knows except me?
One time when I was high, I convinced myself I had autism and that everyone knew, but didn't tell me because they felt bad. I woke up the next day with a note on my phone that said, "You're on the spectrum. It's OK though." When I told my friend, she said that she had had the same experience. I kept realizing that many people have a similar realization. While maybe some of you do have this self-diagnosed issue, you probably don't. You are just realizing insecurities.

7. But am I the next Neil deGrasse Tyson?
Something, anything, sparks an unprompted formation of knowledge. Sometimes it's unbelievably complex, but sometimes it's so simple it seems crazy that you never saw it in the first place. These high thoughts can indeed sometimes be groundbreaking. I know because I keep a high journal. And then other times, it doesn't seem that special. Or at least your recollection of the realization seems insignificant. Like the time I realized allergies was your body rejecting something. Yeah, but like, did anyone ever contest that?

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Perfect Things to Do When You're High

May or may not involve food.

Chances are, while you're in college someone is going offer you a puff of marijuana. If no one offers this to you, you're probably not hanging out with the right people.

I'm kidding. Be a good friend to your buddies whether they smoke weed or not. Trust me, it's easy to get away from your sense of self when you get to college, and being a good friend is really important.

Anyway, you can be a good friend to your non-stoner friends and still befriend stoners. What will you and your stoner friends do once you're high? Read on to find out.

Don't eat at all. (Just kidding, go to the dining hall immediately.)
Seriously. Go to your dining hall. We're talking about the unlimited supply of already-paid-for, buffet-style food.

What could be better for a high college student than rows and rows of pizza, prepared hot meals, soups, sandwiches, and French fries? Nothing. The answer is nothing.

Roll in with your crew of high friends, grab a huge, round table, and have at it.

Warning: you may experience anxiety when exposed to so many non-high people, like for instance the person you hooked up with last weekend who keeps trying to force eye contact from across the room.

Just remember that you don't look out of the ordinary; you're experiencing time much slower than everyone else, and no one is judging you. They're too busy worrying whether you're judging them.

Play with puppies.
Quick, hit up your friend who has a puppy/dog/whatever and see if they will let you play with their dog. There is literally nothing more fun than playing with a puppy while high. Their cuteness, playfulness, and puppy-ness is magnified. Once you get your hands on that little ball of fur, your mood will soar. Nothing can make a high college student happier than puppies - not even the dining hall.

Go to the movies.
Preferably, a 3D IMAX movie. Nothing can make the plot of a movie pop like some marijuana. Even if you're too high, all you have to do while you're in a movie is sit there and not talk. It's the perfect activity.

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How to Smoke Weed in Your Dorm Room

You shouldn't smoke in your dorm, but if you do...

Look, I've been there. You drank a ton, and now you're looking to end your night in a soothing way.

You're trying to figure out the right way to ask this girl if she wants to come over when the light bulb appears over your head with your brilliant idea: You can smoke with her. And you can execute this idea in your brand new dorm room! Everyone smokes weed in college. Nobody's gonna catch you. They're all just rumors! It'll never happen to you!

Well I'm here to tell you that even though you're finally independent with your own room and no parents around to punish you, you shouldn't smoke in your dorm room. Yup, that bright idea you just had is actually a bad one.

Anyone who isn't living in a dorm anymore will tell you that. Why? Because they probably got caught, or realize that police trouble isn't worth getting high. I'll even tell you right now to try and get my point across: do not smoke in your dorm room, you will get caught and it definitely is not worth it.

I'm not saying smoking weed is bad, but there are so many other alternatives. You can find a friend with an apartment, go to your fraternity house, literally anything but your dorm room please.

However, what do you do when you need that fix? I'm here to tell you how to get away with it, because me and my roommate were two of the lucky ones (even though he got caught with weed outside of our room).

So first, we would always take into account the time of day and where our R.A. was. Our R.A. had a board that would let us know where he was and what time. If it was night time, we knew that only two out of seven R.A.'s were on duty for the night.

Next, we would smell-proof the room. We would place a towel under the door, with a fan against the door blowing toward our window. We placed another fan on our window sill, facing out the window. While we smoked, we would cook two bags of popcorn, one after the other to mask the smell--but it's also great for your inevitable post-smoke snack. I know, I'm on the brink of genius here.

The process was very fine-tuned from this point. The smoker hits the bong/bowl/bubbler/pot toy next to the fan on the window sill, and blows the smoke through either a homemade sploof or a Smoke Buddy, into the fan, and out the window.

The person who isn't smoking at the time is next to the fan by the door, ready for a little spritz of Ozium, which chemically removes smell (be careful, too much of it isn't that great for you to inhale). You power your way through to beat the microwave timer, and BAM! You're high, (hopefully) safe, and now you have popcorn.

Smoking a joint or blunt is NOT your move. Have some common sense, guys. A vaporizer smells much less, but still more than other pieces. Your best bet is a bowl/bong/bubbler, or a battery with a refillable/prefilled wax or oil cartridge. They don't smell, and aren't nearly as smoky as any other options.

Don't be idiots and happy smoking!

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When A Chronic Weed Smoker Puts Down the Bong

It's no longer about getting by, it's about trying to take on the whole world and succeed.

Most of us either smoke, have smoked, or know someone who smokes marijuana. With the push for marijuana legalization, it seems like the general sentiment is weed isn't as bad as we all thought. Plus, no one has ever died from smoking weed. Sure, there are still some dangers to smoking, but there are also a lot of dangers associated with binge drinking (which as college students, we all do a lot of), but it's not talked about by the media nearly as much as pot.

I'm young and I'm in college. Now is the time to get my degree and have some good ol' fun in the process. Weed is fun af, but what happens when occasional use turns to chronic abuse? When an occasional blunt with a group of friends turns to smoking multiple times a day? And what happens when you try to stop this type of abuse?
Here's my story.
We've all heard of the functional stoner. The one who is always high, yet manages to get all of their work done, and live a good life. This was me. And yeah there really isn't too much wrong with living this life. If it's not broken, don't fix it, amiright?
But I found myself wanting more from life. I found being stoned out of my mind listening to music while on the couch all day wasn't the answer to achieving my life goals.
So I decided to take a break from smoking. And let me tell you, it was hard.
First off, weed is psychologically addictive. So if you smoke every day, then quit suddenly, you literally crave weed. This can lead to withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, weird eating and sleeping habits, irritability, and mood swings.
The first few days I found myself nervously sitting around trying to think of how to spend my time now that it wasn't occupied by smoking. The first few days are a total and complete bitch. But it does get better.
After about a week, I noticed I stopped thinking about smoking as much. Many of the weird physical withdrawal symptoms were gone. I still felt a little weird when all my friends were sitting around smoking. But, I started to find power in the word no. Being asked if I wanted to hit the blunt and politely responding no made me feel good.
And as time passed I noticed improvements in my short and long term memories. My daily energy level improved. I didn't have a nasty cough all the time. My mood became a lot more stable and positive. It all seemed worth it.
Being off weed for a while is like starting a whole new life. With my head out of the 420blazeit cloud, I see life so much clearer. I'm organized. I'm more productive. I have a lot more money now that it isn't all being blown on weed.
Being a functional stoner was cool. I could be high and have fun, and still get my stuff done. But now, in my new clear-headed state, it's no longer about getting by. It's about trying to take on the whole world and succeed. I finally feel like I'm moving toward my goals in life.
The point is this: I'm not trying to bash weed. But I just want you to know what life can be like if you put the bong down. The occasional joint with friends is always fun. Every now and again, I'll say yes to it after a long productive day. But one thing I've learned from my past chronic and dependent use is that being high all the time was no way for me to live my life as I start to really become an adult.
Weed is tight. Weed is great... in moderation.
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Highdeas: The 5 Best Things To Do While High

Just in time for 4/20.

1. Make and eat food.
Getting high and making weird food is one of my favorite pastimes. Not only does food taste better when you're high, but you also forget about all the calories you are consuming! I definitely blame the munchies for why I gained the Freshman 15, but I don't regret a single pound of it. I've created some awe-inspiring delicacies while high and they tasted damn good.

2. Watch a dope movie or tv show.
Just about everything is better when you are high, but especially movies and tv shows. Animated movies are great because you may not ordinarily enjoy them while sober, but I watched Inside Out high the other day and I swear I had a life changing epiphany.

Also, can't go wrong with a comedy. Anything produced by Judd Apatow will absolutely do the trick. Netflix has a plethora of series to offer for stoners. I recommend getting high, watching Bob's Burgers, and eating a burger #someta.

3. Have profound conversations with your friends.
People say the weirdest shit when they are high and it's bound to be hilarious. Pass a joint around with your best friends and see what happens. You won't be disappointed. My friends and I got high once and talked for hours about how we thought we were actually in the Hunger Games.

4. Listen to great music.
Weed allows you to lose yourself in music. You can leave all your problems for a little bit and feel as if the bass is vibrating in your body. I didn't like The Life of Pablo before listening to it high, but now I love Kanye like Kanye love Kanye.

5. Have sex
In my opinion, sex is pretty great all the time, but when you're high, you can really get caught up in the passion. Every touch is intensified and you have low sexual inhibitions. And don't even get me started on the orgasm. Orgasms are both easier to achieve and intensified. Hit the bong and then hit the sheets.

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Baking with Spydr: Six Layer Rainbow Cake

Emphasis on the bake.

One of our flockers, who goes by Spydr, was kind enough to film himself baking a six layer rainbow cake in celebration of 4/20.

Judging by the finished "cake" at the end (really playing fast and loose with that word), he may have celebrated slightly too hard. Stick to your day job, Spydr.

This wonderful recipe was courtesy of The Baker Upstairs.