I have seen many blunts rolled throughout my life, and have smoked a few along the way. However, I had never rolled one myself… until today. It was an interesting experience, to say the least.
At first I was determined, but upon starting I realized I had no idea where to begin. I remembered I needed to break up the buds. I had seen this done many times before and felt confident that I could manage it. Then I’m flooded with questions: how small do I break it up, what do I pick out, and what do I keep in? I don’t want to take too much out and waste it, but I also don’t want to leave stems behind. After breaking things up by hand my fingers were left with a sticky residue, and black stuff under my nails. (Honestly I still don’t exactly know what that is…) Next, my boyfriend handed me a cigar that he cut down the center. He told me to “empty the contents carefully, sometimes, some of the paper will come out with it.” So I carefully remove it, but they easily slide out. I thought, I don’t know what he is talking about, but if you say so babe. Then, I licked the paper on both sides, which reminded me of licking envelopes at Christmas time. After that, I placed the broken up weed inside the paper, evenly distributed, while leaving a small space on each end (something that I have seen him do before). Finally,
the fun part! The actual rolling...
As I tried to begin rolling I realized I wasn’t sure where to start, the middle or on a side? After being told to start on the end, I decided to begin on my right and work towards the left side. First off, it is not as easy as it looks. Stuff fell out every time I moved, the paper didn’t want to stick, something didn’t feel right, and it seemed really loose. After several dropped pieces of weed, and lots of licking, I still had a pathetic, floppy, sad looking excuse for a blunt. So, how was I supposed to fix this? Maybe start working back from left to right, while twisting and licking. I asked my boyfriend for tips on making the paper stick and he suggested using the “sticky spit.” What is sticky spit, you might ask? Well, according to him, it’s the spit at the roof of your mouth. Ok, I’ll buy that. I started rolling, and twisting, and licking with my roof spit. The blunt started to actually resemble a blunt, it was holding together, and I managed to not drop weed... When I finally got to the other end and gave it a final look over, I decided it was time to hand it to my boyfriend for final inspection.
At first glance, the look that he gave me implied that I totally F’d it up. Apparently I completely misread his look and need to learn to read him better. He assured me that it was good, and “even better than his buddy’s rolls.” Yay, VICTORY! It has a slight hourglass shape, but other than that looks good. But, it’s not just about how it looks, it’s about how it smokes. Turns out, it was rolled a little too tight in spots that made it difficult to hit at times, but it was still pretty good for a first timer!
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