Man, I remember watching movies with those ATI commercials at the beginning... then seeing them on TV when I shut off my VCR... Growin' up during the Anti-Truth Infomercials made me believe that if you smoked weed, you got lazy. That was what I told people when they asked me if I ever smoked marijuana when I was in High School. It's what I knew. It's what I believed. Ahhh... high school.. the memories... Best part: Now I'm in college. My old high school friends, we're still buddies. Funny thing though, I'm the only one who smokes teh ganj. Funny thing though, I'm the only one with a healthy BMI. Funny thing though, I'm the only one who calls the others telling them we need to hang out and go surfing/to the movies/to the snow/park/barnes&noble... fucking anything. I swim. I weight-train. I run. Rollerblade. I never lifted a finger back in High School. Hell, I did practically nothing until I tried weed! Funny thing though, I've got a 3.4 Cumu. GPA at my school. I've got a six pack. I exercise daily. I have sex. I travel. I protest. I live. I smoke marijuana. My high school friends... they do jack. Oh, yeah they also do shit. Jack and shit. That's their hobby. Each of them has an unhealthy BMI. Each of them is overweight. Each of them is so busy off at "school", or whatever it is they actually do (b/c I'm sure they aren't at school ALL FUCKIN DAY, I guess since I'm a pothead I just don't deserve a returned call..) I swear... oh did I mention they're all failing their classes? One's on academic probation, the other has failed chem twice.. (another is off in Oregon doing amazing things with his life but he's a different story) My room mate is addicted to video games. He works a minimum wage job where his boss(es, an old racist korean ahjeemah and her husband) abuse the shit out of him. I know, I used to work there myself.. Then he comes home and plays games the rest of the day, if he's not sleeping. Never gets an oz. of exercise, eats crap most of the time, and complains he is too tired to do anything (wow, I wonder why!). I smoke weed every night. He's never even tried the stuff. Somehow he has a girlfriend... Yeah, he's my age, and a college drop out. Oh. These are my friends. My roommate's [overweight] girlfriend Tify. (this is an old pic, she's gained like 20 lbs since this shoot). (oh yeah did I mention I'm a photographer?) Mari, Ash, Gwen, Toni, and Tify. I'm surprised my roomie doesn't have his DS while making out with his girlfriend!! Oh wait, there it is... Left to right: My roommate, Ash, (another old pic, 20lbs lighter here too) My Genius buddy Hagen in Oregon (he's excelling at an amazing rate, he's going to be a world leader for SURE. Oh yeah, he's smoked weed with me.) Oh yeah, so I managed to convince my room mate to come on vacation with me last year... I talked him into going out on the lake in a rowboat: Got him to come hiking with me (had to stop a zillion times..) Oh, yeah... I set up this campsite.. Tony is inside the tent there playing his DS.. Sadly, I doubt I'll ever get to take another picture like this again... this was June 16th, 2007. It took incredible lengths to get everyone to go on this damn trip. I invited everyone to return to six flags on my birthday, and I even offered to PAY FOR THEM. How many showed up? 0.00 Oh yeah, this is me: (before my 6-pack) Me carrying BOTH my buddies Matt and Tony: Me and my old 240... <333 I got to meet Eddie Izzard... So to recap, I guess I have to thank those Anti-Marijuana commercials, they really showed me what I was getting into... the reprehensible life of a pothead, so BLEAK AND EMPTY... I'm really glad my friends never got into this shit, I don't think they could handle it! Fuck.