Thanks for the memories, Shawn.
Join Date: Aug 2004
Re: Getting high
I started smoking my senior year of high school. I only smoked every once in awhile back then because I really didn't know too much about it. I liked getting high because it was this pretty awesome experience IMO.
I quit smoking for about year when I met a now ex of mine. I started smoking again after 7 months since she never was gonna find out. After it ended, I continued smoking and started using it more regularly. So instead of like a few times a month, more like 3-4 days a week.
Now I smoke almost everyday, mostly because the high is different. Sure I'd love to relive the old intense highs, but now they're much more mellow and relaxing. Once you become tolerant to smoking, it takes more to get you high and the highs change drastically. You learn to control them better and things become more relaxing.
Smoking more regularly has definitely ruined and helped my eating schedule. When I'm not high, I can never eat. I'm in pretty good shape, but nowhere near being the biggest guy around. Since I don't weigh a lot, I don't need to eat too much to feel full. That causes me to never really know when I'm hungry. When I smoke, I don't get the "munchies" anymore unless I smoke A LOT, but I do feel my appetite again. Yes, there is difference between just being hungry and getting the munchies.
I'm also a singer, so smoking definitely takes it's toll on my throat and voice. I make it a point to work out and drink a lot of water to help counter that. As a singer, you need good cardio and need to your throat constantly lubricated to keep from straining.
I guess what I'm saying is, it's enjoyable and I can still everything I need to do without interference. I can still sing, work both my jobs and smoke on my down time. It helps me eat, sleep and relax me. I don't use it for writing music, but yeah I do enjoy listening to music stoned. It's a good experience if you know how to use it and make it work with your life.