Get Stoned And Do Fun Things!

pass it.

pass it.

Well my favorite holiday is here. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas cookies; I love pumpkin pie; and I also love dressing up like a slutty Dorothy, cat, nurse, (insert random noun here); but there is nothing I love more than the 20th of April.

You may not usually celebrate this joyous occasion – I have actually only had the pleasure of celebrating it once – but one time was all it took to become an ardent supporter. In light of this, I thought I’d bestow some of my favorite stoned activities with you all so you have some options to spend  the best Monday of the year! So pull a Michael Phelps (read: hit the bong) and enjoy any of the following:

Watch Things
This is not only broad but also very obvious. And why is it obvious? Because it’s so much fun! There are so many enjoyable things to watch that are only more enjoyable under the influence. You could go with a funny movie like  Anchorman or Old School, or pop in an epic TV show like Summer Heights High, The Office, or, of course Planet Earth. You could also throw in a hilarious comedian routine –  Jim Gaffigan’s new one, King Baby, was responsible for me nearly peeing myself last week. Or, my personal favorite, just turn on the iTunes visualizer. Trippy!

Eat Stuff
Another very stereotypical example of a fun but often overlooked thing to do while high is eat. To maximize the fun of eating while being high, choose things that have very distinct tastes, flavors or sensations, like green apples and blueberries (cold). If fruit isn’t your thang (because who chooses something healthy when everything sounds so good), you can just build snacks out of your favorite ingredients. My friends and I usually end up with something  (rice cakes) smothered with peanut butter and chocolate chips. Yeah, it sounds weird right now, but get back to me after you take a few hits.

Delving even deeper into the unhealthy department would be Starburst, Skittles, and sherbet, which all happen to be very fun to eat while high. You may worry about getting fat from all the snackity snacking, but don’t be. You’ll burn all those calories laughing at your hand or the funny shapes of the clouds…on the ceiling.

Tune in
I love listening to music in any state, but rocking out while high is definitely one of my favorites. Just last week I was listening to Pink Floyd’s, Dark Side of the Moon, one of few classic rock bands I never fully understood and realized, “Wow, this is why everyone loved this stuff!” It was just so….awesome. Besides classic rock and that awkward genre of music labeled “chill,” electronic music sounds particularly phenomenal when high. Hell, everything will sound new, different and awesome when you are high, so pop in that Paris Hilton CD and rock out.

Go places
Sure, it’s tempting to lay around eating Tostitos when you’re high, but get up and go somewhere!  Even the most mundane activities take on a whole new level of fun when there is some cannabis in your system. Need some ideas? Here are some of my favorite de-stoned-ations: the beach, the woods, a park (or anything cool outdoors), anywhere in the sun, a bowling alley, a jungle gym, a concert, a diner (so much food!), the movies, the zoo, a museum, a long walk, or shopping (though I did end up buying some weird things at Target).

Costumes, shadow puppets, prank phone calls and playing with iChat (if you are lucky enough to have a Mac) are also awesome.

Whatever fun things you plan on doing while you are high, be responsible. I know I am probably not a portrait of responsibility by any means but I have made a lot of mistakes and have learned from them. If you are consuming marijuana, don’t eat too much; it can be a very uncontrollable and terrifying experience. If you are high, don’t drive. Seriously, don’t do it. Not only is it dangerous, but you could really eff up your future if you are caught. Plus, it’s a lot easier to eat a peanut butter smothered rice cake when you’re not clutching a steering wheel. Finally, don’t get a haircut. Just trust me on this one.

Peace out, potheads, and have a great 4/20!



    1. molly says:

      watching Planet Earth on a big screen HD while high was possibly one of my best high experiences!

      "They look like hobos!"

      "They cannot be hobos, okay? There are many fluffy birds, but there are no roads in the antarctic, and no homeless."

      …where do we come up with these things:)

    2. nikki says:

      Watch Planet Earth with the sound turned off and listen to gangsta rap over it.


    3. LM says:

      DUDE let's smoke pot and be awesome! Furthermore, let's exploit our status as a college website journalist and talk about how great it is and how cool we are!

      Don't you people have better things to be doing with your time?

    4. kikicallahan says:

      ^^ @ LM ^^

      nope! loosen up bro!!

    5. MM says:

      My favorite thing to do ever when i'm really high is watch The Dark Side of the Rainbow. It's the dark side of the moon cd matched up with the wizard of oz and all the scenes match perfectly. You can watch it on youtube… it will blow you're mind!

      happy 4/20!!!

    6. J says:

      Ugh, stoners.

    7. vanessa says:

      agree with J.

    8. Oli says:

      srsly?. . . There really should be an article about the dangers of smoking the weedz. . . not a 'what to do' list. . .

      Honestly, not only would I not expect anyone to remember to do these things when they are high. . .you are sending a bad message to yo' peers.

      pot is illegal, dangerous and unhealthy.

      maybe if more students see the real risk of pot smokin' – they might think twice about hitting the pipe. . . and abstaining from drugs could change their life for the better!


    9. Amber says:

      Great article!

      I'm glad to see someone actually putting some fun ideas up for this wonderful day.

      Today my friends and I went to a huge park and it was so fun. Everyone was cooking out and flying kites.

    10. K - GW says:

      How many students take adderall to get their work done or binge drink three nights a week (minimum) or smoke CIGARETTES, which are disgusting, addicting and cause cancer? a lot – yet these are often deemed acceptable by people who do not smoke marijuaana – perhaps you all should do a little research on the 'dangers' of this herb before you judge users without proper understanding of the subject matter.

      marijuana use/general psychedelic consumption has been practiced since primitive times and according to my psychology text book, no one has ever died from marijuana alone. no one is addicted to marijuana either (people with addictive personalities can become addicted to anything, but marijuana, unlike nicotine, does not cause a psychological addiction). I know many successful adults that smoke marijuana and lead healthy, low-stress lives. given the astronomical figures of college students using marijuana and becoming productive members of society upon graduation, why would i write an article condemning it? Yes, it is illegal in america to smoke marijuana but it is not 'unhealthy' or 'dangerous' if used responsibly. Don't do it if you do not want to, you are not morally any more superior or socially any less 'cool' – seriously, who cares? I will leave you with this familiar yet insightful quote, “Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect and I don't live to be. But, before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean."

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    12. Huon says:

      im so sick of cunts who dont like weed putting it in our faces,fuck off and go not smoke it some where else we dont give a fuck btw reb and stimpy HIGH is the best shit ever

    13. Huon says:

      REN and stimpy*

    14. Colie says:

      BEST thing ever is to ride roller coasters while high.

      I could not believe how awesome it was.

      Simply AMAZING.

    15. caiden says:

      Listen to Daft Punks Alive 2007 (japan) live cd

      it kicks ass

      But I actually think this article was more satirical anyways. I don't think he was making fun of potheads, I think he was satirizing the cliche and stereotype that smoking weed has become. I think he was satirizing the people that make such stereotypes.

      Notice, every single thing he listed are things that are the popular things, and things that people typically associate with a stoner. He did not once list a more obscure Pink Floyd album which sounds even better high than Dark Side of the Moon, called More. I also didn't once read that he did not list any shows like Stargate, or video games like World of Warcraft.

      He is simply satirizing the stereotype, not the stoner.

    16. Cookie Monster says:

      I personally love watching Pink Floyd the wall and eating reeses cups and anything tasty while high.

    17. Gina-Echoes says:

      Pink Floyd is fantastic if you are tripping hard, but so is some dubstep if you like electronic. Jefferson Airplane is a classic too.

      Also nothing beats being out in nature…. or just walking around where you live. Once I swore that there was a hidden African country in my suburb. I also nearly wondered into a forest because there was a golden path and glowing light at the end! But I knew that it would just turn spooky if I actually went in. And the most sublime time ever was on a whale viewing platform on Stradbroke Island (off the coast of QLD, Australia) and the wind was rustling the leaves, I could hear the waves crashing on the shore below and the moon was almost full…. was with a really nice guy… etc.

      Of course again, if you are tripping hard, sparklers and confetti are so fun. Better to be home bound though as I find I get a bit paranoid if there are lots of people about.

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