H O O K A H
Yes, that is right, hookah, the best thing ever to be invented since masturbation, hookah. One of the closest things a person can do to get high and still have it be legal. Hookah is one of the mistifying things that some how bring people together, lighten the mood, and just make the evening great. In fact, I have yet to see an angry hookah smoker (if anyone can get the reference, I'll buy them a cookie.) I think many will atest to the fact that hookah is just mindblowing. I mean, we're not talking pot high (not that I would know), but such a good buzzed, relaxed feeling, it's wonderful. Yes, it is tobacco. Yes, you smoke it through a piece of equipment that looks like a bong. However, this stuff is legal, totally legit. Secondly, you've probably already inhaled enough second hand smoke in your life, why try and keep it out. Second hand probably is worse for you just cause that stuff isn't filtered like hookah.
I am so taken aback by hookah and the fact that I don't really have much to say this week, that I did a bit of research. I went looking for the history of hookah. Here's what I found.
"The nargile (Hookah) was first popular in the primitive form of a coconut shell in India, and it is one of the oldest and most popular traditions in Turkey. There is no discrimination when it comes to smoking the hookah, as men and women equally partake and enjoy its aromatic offering. Before reaching the rest of the world, its popularity spread to Iran, widely recognized as the hookahs launch pad to global popularity.
Even though Iran was the hookahs last stop before global stardom, it was in turkey where design and tradition truly took form as a cultural installation, and have since remained relatively unchanged.
Coffee is big in Turkey. Through this cultural mainstay, the hookah entered popular culture with much respect over 500 years ago. It soon became clear that there were certain ways to go about working the hookah, from passing the hose to lighting the coals to changing the tobacco. But dont worry, hookah smokers are generally patient, thoughtful people who are only more than happy to help you learn. Between the surreal calm and subtle customs surrounding the elaborate and often painstakingly designed hookah, its tradition soon rooted itself deep in Turkish culture to the pleasure of millions.
Today you can find hookahs in homes and restaurants around the world. In New York, there is seven a lounge named after the word Nargilah! In addition to its pleasant scent and calming effects, non-smokers also find great fun in hookah smoking as the tobacco is not addictive. Moreover, cigarette smokers even replace their favorite brand for the Hookah. That is just how good it is!" Taken from http://www.smoking-hookah.com/Guide/Hookah-Smoking-History.asp
So yes, I hope you learned something. To Danny, Steve, Mike, and Laura, Saturday night was awesome. Danny, the master hitter, taking the biggest drags of all of us. Steve, the apprentice, learned how to take huge hits from the master and threw down some major hits towards the end of the night. Mike, the enduro race, took probably 7 major hits in a row. Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale, etc. It was a feat in itself. Larua, the sprinter, took some good short hits, got a lot of smoke. Definetly hit the hookah like a champ. I, myself, had a ball, definetly need to go again and soon. Let me know if you want to go. It's an experience everyone should have and not think twice about trying. That is all for now. Hopefully after Greek Week, some good shit will be happening. Until next time, ciao.
P.S. Due to some offensive comments from the last blog, comments deamed inappropriate or offensive will be censored and deleted. I appreciate feed back, but if you're just writing shit to talk shit, it won't stay. Thanks.