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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:05 PM
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What is a hookah bar?
I mean, I know what a hookah is, but why a hookah bar?

Besides...I thought that, in most states, smoking in bars was banned?

I'm confused. And I'm also being forced to face the realization that I'm....

:scared:

old
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:11 PM
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1. It's a place you go to and NOT spend $5500.00.
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:29 PM
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4. Heh...better not
Bonehead frequents one and he's dirt poor.

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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:13 PM
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2. It's a bar that has hookahs to smoke.
That's about all there is to it. :P

Tobacco, of course. Not the illegal stuff.
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:28 PM
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3. So why go out to do it?
I mean...it just seems so...I dunno...

God, I'm old. I just don't get it.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:30 PM
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5. Because some people who smoke are interested in trying something different.
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 08:42 PM by DarkTirade
Everybody can get ahold of pipes, cigars and cigarettes. It's not as easy to get ahold of a water pipe that isn't full of pot resin. :P

That, and it's a 'classy' thing to do I s'pose. Smoking from a hookah is like drinking expensive wine in one of those big glasses.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:48 PM
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17. In Illinois, it's a way around the smoking ban.
If they were in business before the ban went into effect, and if they serve minimal food (can't recall the exact restrictions, but there was an article about this in the Trib), people can still legally smoke--using hookahs--in them. That's their main purpose.
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:34 PM
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6. Reyd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Are you at work?

How are you?

I miss you!!!!!!!!
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:36 PM
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7. Jup...I'm at work.
Yay.

:eyes:

I'm hanging in here and there. My fingernails are getting awfully ragged, though. :P

Actually, I'm pretty good, all things considered. I miss the hell outta you -- I never know when's a good time to call you, though.

x(

How're you? How's Heather?

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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:37 PM
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8. Lelapin's in Chicago
and I was laid off yesterday.

Not much has changed really...

x(
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:40 PM
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9. Aw, shit.
How'd that happen?

:(
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:42 PM
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10. 4 restaurants and 2 tanning salons
two of the restaurants have already closed. There's no money coming in. But they're putting a $100,000 antique mantel in the lobby of their new offices... They eliminated 2 positions yesterday at 4:00pm

I really wanna give up. :(

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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:43 PM
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12. That really sucks.
So now what? And no...you really don't wanna give up.

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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:45 PM
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14. I have no idea
:(

trying to look at this as an opportunity...


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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:45 PM
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15. There ya go! That's EXACTLY
what it is. It's an opportunity to get out there and work for someone who isn't gonna blow 100K on a fireplace.

Stupid, stupid, people.

Sheesh.

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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:47 PM
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16. It's an opportunity until the severance runs out
and I can't pay the rent... :sigh:
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:43 PM
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11. they offer specialty tobacco that is hard to find
it is kind of like a coffee house for smokers....

they have all kinds of exotic and different tobacco to smoke.
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:45 PM
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13. One of my kids told me
they smoked orange-kiwi at the hookah bar the other night. Sounded more like a drink or a dessert than something you'd smoke.

I guess I'm just an old fogey.

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