Well I have finnaly gotten around to finishing the rules for each section. There up with an announcment for now. Still have to wait to make sure that each of the mods, as well as Adam and Dan are ok with the new rules. I found that Motzart was a good listen for writing rules XD
In other news, ive just about got the colors down for each of the new themes. Its going to take about 2 days a peice to do them. I still have to finish a few other things around the forums first, including bugs and a few color issues with HF-Enhanced before i can move on to them though, so expect about a week before the first is released. Each one following should come out about a week apart.
damn I'm behind in times this is my first blog! im so excited guys whoooo! anyways ill probably post a buncha BS on here once in a while but maybe some informative stuff. its 3 in the AM i got a presentation at 11am and i need some sleep so gnite everybody!
PS: my thehookah.com stuff comes in manana or should i say 2day! cant wait to smoke that al amir cherry its gonna be like a family reunion for my taste budz.
Well once again, you can't please everyone XD After the release of HF-Enhanced, i got mixed reviews. Most loved, some liked it, and others didn't like the colors. There was one or two who just didnt like the layout at all. Well to try and apease more people, I've decided to do multi-colored HF-E's
Well ive picked out the diffrent colors:
Blue With Grey Red With Grey Green With Grey Black With Grey White With Grey
See a patern XD im trying to keep a grey color of some kind in each of the themes. The first 3 will have grey like in the current HF-E, the black one will be almost all black, with grey accents and such. The white im still kinda iffy about. Im trying to decide to either go with that, or maybe a silver one, with alot of white, i don't know XD
These should take about 2-3 days a peice. Ive got skinning on the forums down pretty good, so it should take too hell of a long time. I just gotta pick out each color, and decide all the diffrent colors for things. Once thats done its just a matter of editing images, and changing alot of css code. Shouldnt be too hard.
As for those looking for the new theme thats all brand new made only by me, that should be started here this week. But that will just be the designing phase. Its going to take a good month or so before i can even get that one started to be coded. I hope with a total of 7 new themes, and the default theme, we will make each and every forum member haMFy
i had all these grandiose ideas about what i would write in this blog. Yet now that it comes to writing them they all seem rather trite and boring. fuck it. i was going to delve into the social problems of American media coverage of the war in iraq. seeing as that might be a wee bit too weighty for the music im listening to, ill just talk about the music.
My favorite artists to listen to while smoking hookah are DJ Shadow and Thievery corporation. if you arent familiar with their work heres what you need to know. DJ shadow is an electronic musician who has helped pioneer a sort of chilled out house/ambient/trip hop style of electronica. its calming and easy to use as background music, but its until youve listened carefully to the music that you will see the true brilliance in the music. Its like the best chillout music youve ever listened to, subtle but complex. hip but not loud or outrageous. just brilliantly crafted songs that are perfect to just vibe with. Shadow is actually a guinness book of world record holder for producing the first album that was entirely sampled (preemptive strike.) NOTE: not all shadow songs are created equal. he has an equal number of unimpressive ones on each album. its a shame really since listening all the way through an album isnt that great of an experience. oh well you cant have everything. Essential DJ Shadow tracks (you really need these)
-off the album preemptive strike: what does your soul look like (part 2) what does your soul look like ( part 1) organ donor (extended overhaul) -off the album endtroducing building steam with a grain of salt stem long stem midnight in a perfect world
thatll give you a good start on shadow. his album the private press has some brilliant tracks but theyre less chill and therefore not as good for hookah smoking
Thievery corporation: these guys are practically made for hookah smoking. they blend easter sounds with chill ambient house style techno. super good. my favorite to listen to while smoking. get every album! but notable tracks include off of the album The Richest Man in Babylon(their best imo) Facing east un simple histoire meu destino Exilio From Creation The Richest Man in Babylon (god this track is unbelievable) the state of the union
On second thought... get the entire album. richest man in babylon is a brilliant album. mirror conspiracy is also a brilliant album as is the cosmic game.
You know, its funny. I never imagined I'd be on a hookah forum, with its own BLOG system! Wonderful the way things work sometime. I can honestly say I've met better people on this forum, than I have from either vampirefreaks, OR myspace. Brilliant.
I'm sitting here, watching the Boondocks, reading "What's So Amazing About Grace", and smoking a wonderful bowl of After Nine. They just said on the Boondocks that Christmas was originally a Pagan holiday. I must read up on that after I'm done with this book...
I think somebody just ordered a load of books for me on Amazon actually. o_o; My wishlist is public, but I don't think my parents know how to use a computer that well...
Well for anyone who reads this poor lil moderators blog, I have been working on the first of a few themes for the Hookah Forums. This one is based off of one for IPB 2.1.x called IPBEnhanced. Since its for diffrent versions, i had to remake it all by hand, and also custom it a bit for our humble forums.
Took a lot less time then i thought, as in only 1 day But you won't get to see it yet. Before we release it the moderators and admins will be voting on it. Please show your suMFort.
To tease you all a bit, here is a preview of the theme. Enjoy
I have done business with Smiley once. And let me tell you, it was an awesome experience.
I had bout two pounds of coconut coals. I PMed him, told him I was interested. He gave me a number to call. The girl that answered was super nice and very friendly. I gave her my credit card number over the phone. She told me that I would be charged as soon as the shipment went out. The shipment went out the same day and two days later I got it in California. The box was full of peanuts to protect my coals. On the bags there where sweet smiley decals. I haven’t figured out where to put them yet but there will be a place for them. The coals were great too. If any of you want to try some of these coals, or try a Pyrex bowl Smiley is that man to go through. Smiley gets an A in my book.
Tangiers-Green AMFle-7.5/10 Smell- It smells like Green aMFle Puckers. Bowl Used-Egyptian Foil-See picture below, example #1 Coal Configuration-
Smoke-It instantly smoked and got hot. I used example #2 and it was waaaaay too hot, I broke the coal and placed them like Coal configuration #3 and it was no longer hot but was smoking good. Flavor- Good, Tasted like a green aMFle jolly rancher!! I really enjoyed it for the short time I was smoking it. It almost had a little double aMFle after taste but wasn’t anything close to the strong nasty 2xaMFle taste. Very Sweet and tasted a lot better then the strong smell it had. Longevity- Unfortunately I wasn’t feeling well to start out with and muh boy was feeling really sick before we even packed the bowl. We left right as soon as the bowl started to smoke good. I will definitely be smoking this flavor again. It seems to be a really strong great flavor. Too bad I am getting a cold. 7.5/10
Starbuzz-Irish Cream-9/10 Pipe-MYA QT, MYa Hose Smell- It smelled like the ALmond joy candy with a little bit of coffee to it. It made me want to eat the shisha. Bowl Used-MYa standard Foil- Heavy Duty with about 20 holes Coal Configuration- two Jap squares. Smoke- Smoked Instantly. Was DELICIOUS. Was the best coffee flavor out of any of the brands I've tried. Was really sweet with a little bitter coffee taste at the end. I can't wait untill I can smoke this flavor again. Especially with a mix. YUMMY I would most definatly sSPAM!!!est this flavor to anyone. Longevity-We smoked the bowl for about 45 mintues. This would have smoked for atleast another hour if we had gotten more coals. But we went to bed. 9/10
Standard Size, Standard Mya Bowl, Standard Mya Hose.
I have used a Mya Saray pipe for over two years and I must say that the quality is like no other. I have not had one problem with this pipe in the whole time I have had it. Although the first few times, I had to find out the correct water level, but after that it was home free. The draw on this particular hookah is amazing. There is not one other acrylic hookah that compares. I have tried three other acrylic hookahs and nothing draws or is as reliable as this one. This hookah is comparable to a top of the line Glass hookah, without the worry of droMFing it and having it break. It is great for parties and it is actually what I use for my hookah business. Not only is the vase almost impossible to break, the stem is built to last. If for some reason something does haMFens to the stem, every part is replaceable unlike the common Egyptian pipes where nothing comes apart, and if it breaks you must then replaces the whole thing. The parts are easy to find and replace. The Egyptian pipes are hard to find a match for. This pipe also comes apart and you are able to put it in a case. Which is a huge plus. Taken care of properly this pipe is amazing and compares to no other acrylic pipe on the market.
Hookah: Mya Acrylic Bowl: Egytian Hose: Standard Mya Saray Tobacco: I don’t know, I didn’t pack the bowl, but I am guess it was nice and juicy like all Starbuzz. Foil: Heavy Duty Reynolds Holes: Poked with a toothpick about 18 medium sized holes Coals: Japanese style, three quarters spaced evenly around the bowl. Smoke: THIIIIIICK yummy Smoke.
Flavor intensity: This flavor was ammmmazing! I couldn’t get enough of it. So much so, that when I left, I felt sick from smoking too much. Haha It was sweet yet tangy *like a kiwi* Although the flavor wasn’t exactly like a kiwi it was delicious. It tasted more like a kiwi and green aMFle mix. VERY TASTEY. Time: We had two people smoking. The bowl lasted, with really good flavor, for about a hour and a half/ Hour and Fifteen. The flavor died almost instantly but was smoking suMFMFMFper well. So we kept smoking even though it didn’t taste like much. Overall: This flavor was really good, I really enjoyed it. I have tried Layalina kiwi and HH Kiwi. Layalina compares in smoke but not taste *has a real chalky taste to it*, and HH compares in taste but not smoke *thin smoke and burns hot*. So Starbuzz, once again had it all *except the good price tag* But personally I think it would be worth every cent to buy a tub of this. 9/10
Hose: Standard Mya Tobacco: Newly Opened Jar, tobacco was moist and pretty juicy. Bigger Chunks and some stems.
Smell: YUMMYYYYY! Smelled like little chocolate mints! DELICIOUS! Foil: Reynolds Regular Holes: Poked with a tooth pick
Coals: two ¼ Jap coals to start.. Later added another ¼
Smoke: FULL. Took a quick minute to heat up. But was great after that. Flavor intensity/longevity: Got a pretty good buzz, which was nice. Don’t usually get those with the other brands I smoke. The flavor was very good throughout the whole smoke. It never lost the chocomint flavor at all. The mint was a little bit stronger towards the end and you could still taste the Chocolate.
Time: I smoked for about an hour and the bowl was still going great. Had to pack up though. I was sad.. but walked away with a nice buzz. All in all: I really think that they hit this flavor right on the head. It is verrrrry good and probably my favorite Al Waha Flavor. It compares to the Starbuzz Chocolate Mint, which is really impressive. It has the same flavor as Starbuzz without the excessive price tag. GOOD JOB AL WAHA! 8/10
And it was very tastey I must addmit. At first I was a little weary of this flavor. The more the bowl smoked the better the flavor got. It tasted like the little Chocolate mint candies named Andies. haha it was amazing. It was not like any other chocolate Flavor out there and the mint gives it that little extra goodness. This flavor will go spelded with a little Capiccino. Unfortunetly I didn't get to finish the bowl so I do not know how long the smoke lasted. I had to go home and sleep so that I could get up for work this morning. I was smoking for about 40 minutes and the flavor was going strong when I left. I was smoking out a a Mya Saray Acrylic. Starbuzz always gives really good O Blowing smoke. I love it! I will add to this post on Monday when I actually sit and smoke a whole bowl! 8.5/10-Toodles
Pipe- Acrylic Mya, MYa regular Hose, Tangiers Funnel Bowl Tobacco- a brown/oragney color. Smelllllls Delicccious!! Although Not really of aMFles. BUt mighty Good. NO LIcorice smell what so ever! Coals- one whole Jap coals broke into four pieces
This was the first time I tried poking holes like this and it worked really well this flavor Smoke-amlost instantly full. big delicious puffy coulds! Although it did not really taste like biteing an aMFle it was very very very good. There is a slight perfume flavor but it just adds to the goodness *I don't like perfumey flavors*
All in all- I give this a good strong 8 1/2. I would highly sSPAM!!!est buying some of this for yourself! It is GREAT for mixes and I don't know many people that don't love this flavor.
Fumari- Triple AMFle Pipe-MYA Acrylic, Mya Hose Smell- Smelled really tasty. Like a Yellow AMFle Bowl Used- Tangiers Regular Foil- Heavy Duty Coal Configuration- Two Coconut Coals to start the bowl off, later switched to Jap easy lites. Flavor/Longevity- this was the first time I had tried to Coconut coals, and we were using a gas stove, they didn’t light all the way and were a huge pain in the ass… We switched to Jap coals and the flavor came through really strong. This flavor actually disaMFointed me. It was sweet with a perfume taste to it. No anise which is a huge + in my book. I wouldn’t buy this flavor again but I am not going to have any problems with finishing off the tub. 4.5/10
Set Up- Mya Bohemian. Mya Standard bowl. MyaWide Hose Coals- Jap-Two quarters Smell- A little bitter. Never eaten a guava before so I can’t compare the two. Smoke- Takes a minute to heat up but after a few puffs nice tasety clouds. Overall- This flavor is very unique and I haMFen to like it a lot. It’s not too sweet yet not too bitter either. It is a very light flavor but very enjoyable. 8.5/10
Al Fahker- Green Grape Set Up- Mya Bohemian, Mya Standard bowl, Mya regular hose Coals- Jap, 2 quarters. Smell- Smells a little weird. Nothing like green grapes, or any type of grape for that matter. Smoke- Good smoke but the flavor is nothing like a grape. Overall- To me the flavor almost tastes like tomatos or ketchup. I don’t like it at all. Maybe if I had some hot dog flavored tobacco it would be good but it is real bitter and there is no sweetness like grapes. I do know that this is a good mixing flavor but by itself it is no bueno. 5.5/10
Set Up- Mya Bohemian. Mya Big bowl. Mya Standard Hose Coals- Jap-Two quarters Smell-Smells delicious. Like taking a bite from a peach. Smoke- Thick and full. Although, about five minutes into the bowl, the peach flavor went away and in came the soap, potpourri flavor. This was not pleasant at all. It seriously felt like I was licking a bar of flower soap. It wasn’t the “rose” flavor either. It had a very flowery soapy taste to it and was suuuuuper disaMFointing. Overall- The smoke was good, clouds where thick, flavor was just not there. What is the point of smoking when I could go into the bathroom and eat soap? 4/10 Ps. I have yet to find a peach tobacco that I enjoy. So I may be a little biased
Pipe-MYA Acrylic, Mya Hose Smell- Smelled the way Mint Chocolate chip Ice Cream Tastes. Bowl Used- Tangiers Funnel Foil- Heavy Duty with two rings or holes. Coal Configuration- Two Coconut Coals to start the bowl off, later switched to Jap easy lites. Flavor/ Longevity- Thick Smoke, The coconut coals started the bowl very well. The flavor was really good. There was a strong chocolate taste as well as a strong mint feeling and taste. We went through the 2 coconut coals, then we put on two Jap coals, then added 2 more Jap. Coals after that we took the scraps from the other two hookahs we were smoking and placed it on this bowl. We were probably smoking this bowl for a good two hours and it was still going pretty well. Granted by that time all we could really taste was mint… In comparison to SB MintChoco, and AW After Nine, I give AW 8/10, SB 8.5/10 and FUM 8.5/10 on par with SB… 8.5/10
Hookah: Mya Stem with unknown Base. Bowl: Funnel Bowl Hose: Mya Saray hose with the long wooden tip. Tobacco: ½ Starbuzz Black Grape, 1/2 Starbuzz Watermelon mixed. Filled to the top of the funnel with a little extra on the sides. Foil: Heavy Duty Reynolds Holes: One medium sized hole in the center, 12 holes around the outer edge. Tobacco Condition: Very Wet and smelled FANTASTIC (like always) Coals: Japanese style, three quarters spaced evenly around the bowl. Smoke: Usually we would wait for the tobacco to warm up before we started puffing, we were all really anxious to see how the bowl smoked so we did not wait and went right to it. I must say only after three or four puffs the bowl was already smoking like a champ! Nice big white clouds. Since we were indoors, the smoke was PERFECT for O blowing contests. Haha Flavor intensity/longevity: The flavor was AWESOME. Not only did it taste great, it lasted a very long time. The flavor never died down and was great until I took the bowl off. In fact, my friend was still trying to smoke it while I was taking it off. But alas, it was time to go home. Time: 1 hour 45 minutes, 5 people smoking, 2 pipes Clean Up: I took the bowl off and there was no gooey mess like there usually would be. There was no molasses driMFing into the tray. When I emptied the bowl into the trash there was still a layer of unused tobacco, which was impressive. All in all, this bowl was very impressive and well worth the money. Compared to any other bowl I give it a 9.50. The -.5 was because more coal dust got into the stem, which would make for more cleaning BUT it is easier to clean coal dust than molasses so only -.5. Perhaps a little direction on how to set up the holes on the bowl would be a great help. Other then that I have NO complaints.