Hookah is a wonderful thing - I'm sure if you're reading this, you're already aware of what a mesmerizing and obsessive hobby it can become. But at it's core, and what I truly find hookah to be, is an enhancer. Hookah is something that makes something you're doing already better. Watching a movie? Watch a movie with a hookah. Listening to music? Listen with a hookah. Getting a haircut? Get it with a hookah. There are few situations in life where a hookah won't make it better. So while there's an infinite number of activities that hookah can make better, we've narrowed them down to our top four.
4 - Video Games
While this personally could almost be number one, I think smoking while playing video games is easily how I spend almost all of my time smoking, these days. While sometimes it can be a bit of a pain in the ass to hold a hose and play games, once you get your hose holding method down, it's simply something you can't go back on. My personal trick is to use a long handled hose like a D Hose or the B2 Hose, and prop the handle between my side and my arm, but your mileage may very! Sure, sex is great, but have you ever smoked a fat bowl of Kashmir Peach while finally downing that final raid boss? The combination of the two activities seems like such a natural combination that you'd think everyone would know about it, and yet, I still find many who don't.
3 - Watching a Movie
This is something that has long been a point of contingency between my girlfriend and I. When we first started dating, I had to slap my KM with the Heba condom everytime we wanted to watch something, because it was simply too loud. And when I got my first Shika, well, lets just say there wasn't a magnum condom large enough for Shika's massive dong. Nowadays though, thanks to built in diffusers on hookahs like the Shishabucks Cloud Mini, the B2 Hookah, and my MattPear simple, I don't feel like I have to compromise fun smoking for safe smoking. While my Shika is still banned from movie night, at least now I get to watch the Shrek marathons with my B2 beside me. Smoking while watching a movie is such a timeless and easy combination because smoking is an activity that doesn't require any extra effort, and you get to enjoy your flavor at the same time without any type of loss of enjoyment of the movie itself.
2 - Listening to Music
Music is something that is pretty unanimous - almost everyone listens to music, at some level. As someone who's been an avid fan of music for his entire life, there are few things in life that are as exciting as dropping the needle on a fresh vinyl. And while you may enjoy your music in a different way, there's something that we can agree on - listening to music is only enhanced by hookah. I have a distinct memory of the first time I heard Nujabes - it was Winter, snowing outside, and I had just packed a fresh bowl of Tangiers Bug Powder. I stumbled across Arurian Dance, and immediately was enthralled by it all. Discovering that music alone was wonderful, but discovering it with a great bowl was even better. There have since been many instances like this, and even later next week, I'm looking forward to listening to the new Earl album with a fresh bowl of Orange Keef by my side. So if you haven't tried it yet, I can't recommend it enough - go right now, pack a bowl, and put on your favorite album.
1 - Hanging out with friends
Hookah is something that started with friends, for most people, and there's good reason for that. I think that hookah, in it's purest essence, is a social activity, and one that is meant to be enjoyed with friends. So as much as I enjoy my solo smoking sessions, I only enjoy the group sessions that much more. If it's been a while, I highly encourage you to pack a bowl to enjoy with your dear friends. As they say, good friends are always there for you, but great friends are there with fresh coals.
So what does this all mean? That you should go and listen to some music while playing video games while watching a movie while hanging out with friends for the best time? Well... no. These are just a few of the things in life that hookah makes all the sweeter, and while sure, you might be able to multi task and enjoy a few things at once, everything in moderation. What do you think though? Is there anything that I missed? What are your favorite things to do while smoking? Let me know in the comments below! As always, thank you so much for reading, and happy smokes!