If you know anyone who knows Joe Rogan, could you pass this video along to him for me? Why? Patience, young Grasshopper. Watch the video.
Many of you don’t know this, but I was in fact a television meteorologist for many years. Yes, this dork is me:
For five of those years I was the morning guy at KTUU TV in Anchorage, Alaska. Prior to moving to Alaska I HATED winter. When I left it, I LOVED IT. But Alaska’s winters proved to be just a bit too long for me, so I retreated back to my rainy home of Seattle, WA.
Saddened by corporate America; tired of the rat race; and looking to get away from pavement as much as possible, a friend turned me on to Bend, Oregon. My first question was:
“Is it always this sunny? I mean, this is Oregon.”
The answer was a resounding “Yes”. My next question was:
“Did I hear that there are more breweries per capita in Bend than anywhere else?” Again, the answer was “Yes”.
Well that’s pretty much all I needed to know. After some soul searching and a lot of serendipity I packed up my entire life and moved to a town that sadly has the #196th smallest TV market in the country, but also had completely stolen my heart.
Since then I’ve moved behind the camera to make a living and it’s a good living. Cutting video, skiing and becoming an expert on IPAs fits my life goals quite well.
I occasionally miss being in front of the camera because despite having a long loner streak, I am also a dork of the highest order. Nowhere does my inner dork come out than when I’m on stage or on camera. Plus I mean come on, I’ve got a well chiseled physique that comes from a strict diet of alcohol and carbohydrates that needs to be gifted to the ladies once in a while. It’s my way of giving back.
So when I heard that the THC Fair was returning once again to my area, I decided to grab my boy Kevin and some cameras and let my inner dork loose.
The THC Fair primarily shows up in smaller towns, so I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting much. I mean, I’ve been to some pretty lame cannabis conventions over the years that were in much larger cities.
But even from the moment of showing up I felt like there was good energy in the air. Now it may have been because we were under the influence of an unstable atmosphere, so we were getting intermittent snow showers…but OH SNAP! I just dropped some meteorology knowledge on you! See, I wasn’t lying about my old job.
The fair was feeling pretty electric. Lots of foot traffic and a pretty nice range of vendors. I saw custom glass, the obligatory soil nutrient companies, some edibles and beverages and even a guy selling a coffee cup that doubles as a weed pipe.
There were nearly 75 vendors on site and a multitude of speakers throughout the weekend ranging from cannabis law to how bee populations are impacting our industry.
In the above video you’ll see that I asked every vendor the same question:
If you could smoke a bowl with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?
I won’t spoiler their responses. Just click on the video above and take a trip with me to Central Oregon, God’s country, and a visit to The THC Fair.
Power to the flower, my babies.
Scojo The Herb Advisor