Colorado Cannabis Diaries 2

I made it back to the dispensary and this time I only went for the edibles. I’m excited to share the goodies I got, I definitely found some new favorites!

1. Incredibles- Mile High Mint Chocolate Bar

100 mg

*Attention chocolate lovers *

20170614_111949This is definitely something I’m going to buy again. Do you know those little Andes mint chocolates you shove in your pocket on the way out of a restaurant? This bar by Incredibles tastes just like them. Yummy. This chocolate bar was a hybrid and gave me a great buzz. After about an hour I felt energetic and happy, I usually went out for a hike after I felt these kick in. The buzz lasts for a good amount of time. Then I got a little case of the munchies, which is helpful because I’ve been having trouble working up an appetite lately. Definitely one of my favorites so far, these give you a happy little buzz. Good luck trying not to eat the whole 100 mg bar all at once, they are delicious.

2. TasteBudz- Gummies

100 mg

20170614_112012 1This is another one I’m sure to buy again. These gummies hit the spot. Unlike the Wana gummies which were spotty, I knew these gummies by TasteBudz would kick in in about an hour. The Wana gummies also gave me a different high every time and that was something I didn’t like. These gummies, which were 10 mg each, gave the same type of high every time. I got two types; a blue raspberry sativa and a tropical punch indica. That was another perc of these gummies; I got to pick the flavor. Most Wana gummies I see are assorted flavors and half of them I don’t like. These also had less of a weed flavor.

 I could tell these were strong and true strains; the sativa is an energetic head high that is great for getting up and getting stuff done. I often sat down to read a book, work, or do some sort of physical activity- yoga, biking, or hiking this sativa energizes you for it all. Exactly what you would expect from a sativa. The indica is a strong body high that really relaxes you. I’ve been having some trouble eating and sleeping lately but these strong indica gummies have really helped me relax and work up an appetite. Exactly what you would expect from an indica.

The gummies and chocolate bar were $25 each if I remember correctly. The TasteBudz are the same price as Wana gummies and in my opinion they are better. I will definitely be purchasing these again… after my next paycheck.


Summer Reading List 1

  1. Only the Stones Survive Morgan Llywelyn

I read this book in a day and a half. I couldn’t put it down and before I knew it, it was after midnight. I thought this was a wonderfully imaginative book, exactly what I was looking for. Like many of Llywelyn’s books, Only the Stones Survive is based off Irish myth and legend. Fleeing from drought, the desperate Gaels leave their homeland towards a rich mythical island. Legends say the island is full of gold and infinite riches. However, the island is already inhabited by multiple magical species and ruled by the Tuatha De Danann, a fairy people that live and communicate with nature. The ensuing story is one of conquest, struggle, and magic. I loved this book and wanted to reread it right after I finished, but instead I am going to read Llywelyn’s Druids novels.

  1. The Book of Madness and Cures Regina O’Melveny

The title of this book sounds more exciting than the story actually is. An Italian woman studying to be a doctor is obsessed with finding her father. Her father left 10 years ago to travel around Europe and complete his book of medicine. Without her father she is desperate, lonely, and unable to continue her practice. She follows his letters in hopes of finding him. At times, her obsession with finding her father borders on incestuous. Her journey was boring. I was hoping for a story full of adventure and travel but nothing very exciting happened. Despite hoping to finish the book as quick as I could, I struggled finishing it because I was so uninterested.

  1. The Fever Tree Jennifer McVeigh

If you’ve ever seen the movie Out of Africa then you’ve read this book. Don’t get me wrong it was a good book. A naïve, sheltered English society girl loses all she has and is forced to marry. But on the voyage to her new husband and new life in Africa, she falls in love with another man. She throws away all optimism for her marriage and hopes this more successful man will throw everything away for her. Nothing is how she imagined her life would be and she struggles with that through the whole book.

Colorado Cannabis Diaries- Week 1

Five days in and I’ve already had some great adventures in Colorado Springs. I’ve seen so much that has blown my mind, I’m amazed by the natural beauty that fills every inch of Colorado Springs.

14,115 feet on Pikes Peak.


I’ve never even seen mountains before!

But forget all that, how’s the bud?

My mom told me before I left that my first visit to a dispensary will be like a kid in a candy store. She was right. In fact two of the employees came up and told me just that. And I didn’t mind it one bit. I really was blown away. I can just, like, buy this stuff? Legally?

It was a Friday afternoon and the dispensary we picked was full of people rushing around picking out their green goodies. I was awestruck. I don’t think I’ve ever been around so many cannabis-enthusiasts.

Sample jars of the various strains were on a large table in the center so you could smell and view your bud before you buy. What caught my attention was the wall lined with all sorts of edibles.

But then reality set in, as its fat head always does. Cannabis is expensive. I paid twice the amount I am used to. But I was proud of my restraint, I kept it under 200.

Pre 98 Bubba. Hints of purple with a heavy dusting of keif.


I got 2 ounces of Pre 98 Bubba. A sativa I kept calling Buddha. It is 22-36% THC. I don’t know if that’s a lot but it is definitely some beautiful bud. Oh so dusty. It has a light appealing smell to it as well. How’s the high? Not bad. Definitely a clear head high; light, somewhat exhilarating, happy. The only drawback is that the high doesn’t last too long, I’ve noticed after about 40 minutes I’m coming down. But it is a light, nice high with a smooth taste to it.


Plus I don’t have an overwhelming case of the munchies. Bless sativa.

The next strain I bought was Purple Diesel. This one I really likey. The smell is

Purple Diesel. Pretty orange hairs, hints of purple and plenty of keif.


wonderful. Now I like my bud to smell like bud, some people love the smell of Lemon Haze and other fruity strains, but I love the haughty smell of some fine marijuana. The smell isn’t overpowering, just right. It has a lot of beautiful little hairs to it as well as a fine dusty coating. I love the high this sativa strain has to offer.

It pumps me up man. It gets me going. The clear head high motivates me to get up and get active. Overall Purple Diesel is a happy little strain that I’d love to take out on a hike.

Last but surely not least, I got some gummies. The gummies out in Colorado are infamous for a powerful high. I grabbed some Wana sour indica gummies that were 10mg THC each.

Wana indica gummies, 10 for $25. This pack of 10 had a total of 100mg THC, 10 mg in each gummy.


These were some sneaky little suckers. It was hard to predict when these would kick in, each time I ate one was a little different; the time it kicked it was variable and so was the high. Sometimes I could tell when they were setting in, with a nice little build-up-high leading to a really nice clear high. I love edibles. I prefer them and often make my own. I usually only ate one at a time but I found that, usually, the high was not as strong compared to the edibles I make myself. Next time I will get something stronger but I did really enjoy these. For me, the edibles-high is so different from smoking- no munchies just a clear, enjoyable high with an intoxicating case of the laughs.

My first experience at a dispensary was everything I thought it would be (minus the high prices). In the future however, I am going to find an alternative to paying almost triple what I’m used to. It’s no wonder this industry has already made billions.


First Pieces of Finished Pottery!

I’m so excited to see my first finished pieces of pottery! These pieces were the first time I experimented with trimming and adding some character to my piece like the uneven lip of the blue pot. I was so happy to get my finished pieces I went out and bought some flowers to put in them! These are some of my very first pieces and it’s great to see the progress I’ve made, I have more pieces I am working on trimming and getting ready to bisque. I love the pink and green colors of the second, but I still haven’t decided what to do with it (glorified pencil holder? :).

My First Pieces of Pottery!

My first, second and third pieces of pottery! These pieces are pretty rough but you can see I’ve made progress from a small dish (hm, I’m thinking a planter stand or an ash tray) to a cylinder. These pieces show my progress building up walls, which took quite a bit of time and quite a few ruined pieces to get the hang of. I am so excited to be learning pottery and I can’t wait to fire and glaze these!

Yoga Challenge

I quickly fell in love with yoga. The weightless, relaxing feeling yoga gives me has the power to change my entire week. However, starting my own practice has been hard. Mainly because I lack motivation. I don’t know enough about yoga to start my own practice. The yoga classes at my university gym are inconvenient and don’t feel intimate enough. The oversaturation of yoga “fitness” books on the market was not what I was looking for either. I wanted to find something I can connect to.

Somehow I came across a YouTube channel dedicated to yoga, Yoga With Adrienne. She could have gotten a little more creative with the name, I know. However, her teaching style is perfect for me; she doesn’t expect everyone to be an expert. Plus she makes some terrible puns that I actually enjoy. Adrienne has a 30 day yoga challenge and after watching a few of her videos I decided stumbling across her channel was a sign; to pick my butt up and get serious about developing my own practice.


My hopes for the challenge are to develop discipline; we can all be more proactive about our health, especially me (the cheeseburger problem is real). My plan is to wake up early and do the challenge before I start my day, this will kick me into gear to tackle the day and get more done. My mornings have become the most special time of day; I sip my tea, I read some interesting articles, check out my horoscope, and get some work done. It has become a ritual and I’m excited to add yoga into the mix. Best part of the challenge? The longest video is 32 minutes, the videos are the perfect length to get some yoga in before work or school.

I also hope this yoga challenge will help me connect with myself spiritually. Yoga and meditation offer a sweet opportunity to turn inward and connect with the mind and body. Working out is great but it doesn’t give me the opportunity to slow down and connect with my body the way yoga does.

Finally, I hope to be inspired! This year is all about discovering my goals and setting myself on the path to achieving them. Pushing myself to do this challenge is a way to motivate myself in other areas of my life, the time I spend on the mat is a time of reflection that helps me step back from my nonstop day and look at the bigger picture of where I am and where I want to be. I hope that motivating myself to do this challenge will help me be a more proactive person, I am a procrastinator by nature, but setting the intention to practice everyday will help me cultivate the ability to motivate myself.


The Redheaded Law of Attraction

No. You’re not going to find anything in your textbooks about the Redheaded Law of Attraction. But it’s a real thing.

In case I didn’t mention this in an earlier post, I am a redhead (and proud!). Yes, I am a 6-foot tall ginger and I can’t hide anywhere I go.

There are a lot of things people don’t know about redheads, as a dying race, we hold a lot of secrets the rest of the world may never know (imagine dramatically intense music here). Something completely rare happened last weekend, three redheads met, an entirely random convergence, outside a bar. My brother and I were arguing about where to eat (my brother isn’t full ginge like his lucky sister but he rocks a fantastically red beard) when another redhead (who remarkably resembled grounds keeper Willy) approached us and started talking to us about the bleak future of our kind- we’re less than one percent of the global population. Yes, redheads make up one of the most unrecognized minorities in the world. It’s a hard knock life. With such small numbers, there’s a lot you don’t know about our (sexy) selves, but here’s the highlights; we are sensitive to spicy foods and sunlight. Yes we all know redheads burn easily but I’m talking about our eyes, our eyes are sensitive to the sunlight. Here’s one of our coolest superpowers; we have a higher pain tolerance, which was confirmed by my doctor. Cool.

But the most interesting, mysterious fact about redheads is we attract each other. I’m giving away secrets here that I could get in trouble for. If there are two redheads in a room we will undoubtedly end up next to each other purely by coincidence. On elevators, escalators and lines we will absolutely find ourselves standing next to the only other redhead in view. I cannot count how many times this has happened to me and that’s why I’m bringing it up now, it just happened, again!

I was sitting in the university center minding my own business getting ready to write a completely different blog entry when a redhead sat down right next to me. This time, it’s gotten a little weird. She looks like me. I know “all redheads look alike, you guys are brother and sister, right?” Her face looks like me, we are both quietly reading and sipping coffee. Weird. The Law of Attraction got me again.

If I die before I can scientifically prove the Redheaded Law of Attraction, I will be haunted by that disappointment. This is my money maker here, all I need is some scientific proof.  Ask any redhead and I guarantee they will confirm it. I myself would lay down money on the theory, which is saying a lot because I’m a broke college student.

Keep your eyes open and you might just see for yourselves one of our mysteries. Why we are the dying race doesn’t make any sense to me- we are the ones with superpowers after all.