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CAM00700Went bong shopping on a whim with Hil yesterday and she spotted this beaut on the top shelf of the head shop.  Meet Augustus Clarc Gus for short.  At 9 millimeters thick, Gus is one durable, bitchy, glass-on-glass queen.  He’s a sturdy, flamboyant, fat, flat bottom.  Dontcha just love rainbows?CAM00701Beyond mere aesthetics and charm, practical considerations influence the purchase of a bong.  First and foremost, the glass must be thick.  Pay more for a substantial piece that can survive life’s hard knocks.  The tube to base ratio matters.  If the tube is too short relative to the size of the base, water pulls up the tube resulting in that unpleasant toilet splashback sensation.  I prefer a bong that fits comfortably from lap to mouth enabling the user to balance the instrument hands-free. CAM00702Don’t be seduced by the megahuge gimmick hamster wheel bongs.  While fun to look at in the store, they’re impossible to clean and difficult to pass in a communal circle.  Some of those devices almost require you to mount them to get a good hit.  Trust me when I say they aren’t worth the trouble.  Besides, you’ll be sad you paid so much when one of your clumsy friends breaks it. CAM00703

When you find your perfect glass slipper, upgrade the slide as the standard issue bowls are almost always shitty.  Negotiate.  At many headshops, clerks have wide discretion with pricing and steep discounts are not uncommon.

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3 for Friday: Cox Blox, Skky Repurposed, Retro Zoe

Cougar Town returned, but felt like a foregone canceled conclusion.  Did you catch Courteney Cox on The View with Josh Hopkins earlier this week?  She limply pimped Cougar Town’s return with the type of enthusiasm reserved for a funeral procession.  Poor optimistic Josh carried on charming Grandma Walters and her wicked chickens as if it mattered.  

Attended the home and garden show this week.  What do we think of this stuff?  It is made of 85% recycled glass, concrete, and some other binding agents.  It is sold under a variety of different brand names as an eco-alternative to marble and granite.  It is very durable, doesn’t off-gas, and is relatively low maintenance.  It is quite pricey though at around $100 a square foot installed.In a reality rewind, I’m getting ready to have laser corrected vision surgery which got me in the mood to watch Jessica and Nick on the Newlyweds.  Remember the episode when Jessica and Casey get Lasik and then hit Red Robin?  Anyway, I’m watching season 1 and low and behold if the self-anointed Queen of Style Rachel Zoe isn’t a lowly wardrobe assistant rushing over to blanket a whining Jessica Simpson in a plush bath robe between takes.  Best retro background sighting of the week.  In the same season background scenery, catch an even-leathery-back-then Robin Antin and Mikey Minden as a curly-tressed neophyte choreographer.