I'm going to start off with the disclaimer that I smoked this strain literally right before writing this blog post, so as it is, this is sort of going to be a stream of consciousness analysis of how the high comes on. Helium is a fresh drop from Cookies that just came out, and it's a hitter for sure. We tried to look up the genetics, but Cookies is keeping a tight lid on this one, and for good reason - bootleggers are for sure going to try to snag these genetics. This hybrid high is as floaty as the name suggests, and I've definitely spaced out about three times while writing this first paragraph. I don't recommend smoking this strain if you have something time sensitive that needs to get done (like writing this article lol oops) but if you have a day to hang loose and need something to smoke, this should be your next pickup. The high is kind of euphoric, and Man on the Moon by Kid Cudi (which I've listened to a million times) is hitting my ears in a completely different way right now. The flavor is amazing as well - the nug is extremely gassy, and while I was smoking it, there were definitely notes of pine on the exhale that complimented that gassiness very well. While it's kind of spacey, I wouldn't describe the high as one that is going to put you to sleep. I could definitely go for a few activities right now, so here's my list of things to do around Washington this week while you're smoking on some of that Helium.
1. Tran-Siberian Orchestra - Seattle, WA
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is a progressive rock band founded as an outlet for the many rock operas late rock industry veteran, producer, composer, and musician Paul O’Neill was writing. This years Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour 2021 includes two shows in Seattle.TSO was created to push the boundaries of what was possible for a band to create – both musically and visually. Paul O’Neill dreamed of a different kind of “band” that is not limited by the confines of traditional rock acts and instead established one with multiple singers who could inhabit the various characters he was writing into his rock operas. They're going to be here in Seattle performing at the Climate Pledge Arena on Saturday, November 27, so get your tickets now!
2. 7B's Brunch - November 27, Seattle, WA
The DJ Sessions and Eastlake Bar and Grill have teamed up to bring you the 7B's Brunch. You might be asking yourself "What are the 7 b's?" The Answer: Benedicts, Buttermilk, Burgers, Beers, Bloody's, Bacon, and Beats. Every Saturday, Eastlake Bar and Grill hosts a brunch at 11am that also features a DJ series. If you just want to enjoy the brunch without the music, no worries! The DJ Series is actually done silent disco style, and everyone gets their own individual set of headphones to listen to music (or not) at your own discretion. Tickets are $10 and you can get them right here.
3. Silverdale Rotary Turkey Trot - Bremerton, WA
Run for a cause and work up that turkey appetite at the same time! Sign up for the Silverdale Rotary Turkey Trot and help raise money to fight hunger in your local community! Hosted by the Silverdale Rotary Club, the race will begin at Newberry Hill Heritage Park. Online registration is currently closed, but you can sign up in person today at the inside door of Dick's Sporting Goods at Kitsap Mall from 5:30 - 7:30 pm for in-person registration. Day of race registration is also available beginning at 7 am at the race location.
"Fighting hunger one drumstick at a time."
Affion Crocket at the Tacoma Comedy Club - Tacoma, WA
Affion Crockett is one of the most versatile entertainers around as an accomplished actor, writer, dancer, rapper, and comedian – his YouTube videos have become an internet sensation. Affion began his career as a dancer at age 10 winning breaking and popping contests with his older brother. Later on he honed his impression skills by imitating anyone from his mother’s West Indian dialect or his schoolteacher’s southern drawl to the Scarface’s choppy Cuban accent. Soon after Affion combined his dance and impressionist talents to develop his stand up act. After graduating from Fayetteville State University with a bachelor’s degree in business Affion set his sights on the entertainment industry. Come see the master of comedy himself this Saturday at the Tacoma Comedy Club.
5. White Christmas at the Historic Roxy Theater - Bremerton, WA
Enjoy the season and head to The Roxey for a screening of White Christmas.
Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys' commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what's the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that's sure to put Waverly and his business in the black! Get your tickets here!