We got to scratch two things off the V-List in one sitting: #12 smoke something and #29 drink alcohol. We are such bad Vasses. We spent yesterday afternoon in the downtown Hookah Lounge. In a large sun room filled with hanging plants and wicker furniture we smoked plum flavored tobacco through a penis shaped pipe. According to the waitress plum is the underdog of all tobaccos on the menu, the forgotten gem. We identified with the plum. 

I never would have done this if it weren’t for the V-List. Trying something new makes me feel like I experienced the world a little more. Connecting with someone who is going through similar struggles makes me feel like I can handle what the world throws at me. I feel a bit more solid in each tobacco-infused, wine-happy, baby step.