Citation: M. "Loss of the World Around Me: An Experience with Mushrooms & Cigarettes (exp34870)". Erowid.org. Jan 13, 2023. erowid.org/exp/34870
Well let me just start of saying that I have eaten mushrooms on a few occasions before, But this particular one I had eaten more than I ever have. It was a Saturday Night and me and 2 of my close friends had just returned from a Phish concert. We had bought the shrooms from someone in the parking lot after the show. We each bought an eighth and were planning on eating them when we got home.We got to my house around 3:30 in the morning after driving for about 2 hours. We decided to just eat the whole eighth and stay up all night and sleep the next day. We had all woken up at about 9:30 that morning to go to the show so we were pretty tired.
We got out some bread and peanut butter and made peanut butter sandwiches and put the shrooms on the sandwich. I was already full so I couldn't eat the whole sandwich. I just dipped the mushrooms in the peanut butter and ate them like that. I couldn't taste the mushrooms in peanut butter, it like erased the flavor. My friend 'C' tried to eat them all at once with no peanut butter and he could barely get them down. A few minutes later he puked them up! Meanwhile I had already finished mine and my other friend 'L' was still trying to eat hers. After she had finished hers we went upstairs and changed and brushed our teeth to feel as comfortable as possible.
The next thing I remember is I was sitting down on my couch looking at our entertainment center and waiting for it to kick in. We had put some Led Zeppelin on the stereo after about 20 minutes of waiting. My 2 friends were outside on my deck having a cigarette and 'C' was smoking some bud because he puked his up. All of a sudden I jumped up and ran outside. I said to them I'm gonna trip balls!' I could tell because things were already starting to become jumbly and confusing. I went back inside and sat on my couch in the dark looking at my walls. I had only small feelings like sensitivity to light and everything I looked at just looked really nice and peaceful. The colors were very noticeable and pretty.
Outside it was already starting to get light out. My friends came back inside and we sat in the living room talking. 'C' was saying how he felt a little bit from whatever was still in his system but he had smoked a lot of bud so he was also high. 'L' was saying how she only felt a little too. I was sitting there and I could feel it creeping up. I became really heavy feeling and I felt like I was going to throw up. Luckily I didn't, but I didn't like the feeling. 'L' told me that she had thrown some of the mushrooms in the garbage because she couldn't swallow them all the way.
I soon found out that I was waiting for it to kick in but it already had and I didn't even know it. I remember about half hour after 'L' ate the rest of hers she told me that it kicked in. Everything after that is a blur. It came all to fast and we were sitting in my kitchen talking. The next thing I remember is I 'woke up' from something indescribable and I was sitting on my deck with a half burned cigarette in my hand and I was laughing hysterically. I didn't realize it at that time that I didn't know how I got out onto the deck. I was laughing my ass off at things I didn't even know. Everything in my field of vision was funny. Not just funny, hysterical!
I was smoking a cigarette and everytime I'd go to take a puff I'd laugh and laugh. So I didn't even smoke the cigarette it just burned away. I was thinking about so many things that my mind was overwhelmed. I was thinking about the Phish show and how it was the coolest thing I had ever experienced. It didn't seem possible that I could have been at the show only 3 hours ago. I was thinking about how I was feeling at the time and I remember looking at the wood on the deck and it was rolling and the legs of the table were sinking into the ground. I looked up to the sky and the clouds were moving very fast over my head. I was still feeling very heavy and like I couldn't move the parts of my body. But when I tried to move them they would move. I was also thinking how long ago we ate them but I had no idea. I couldn't tell if it had only been a half hour or an hour or 3 days. It felt like we had been tripping for about 3 days but really it had been about 2 and a half hours.
I looked at my friend's faces and they were distorted. Whenever 'c' would smile his grin would stretch all the way up to his ears and his eyes would turn up too. I thought nothing of it because I didn't really care about anything at that point. By now it was fully light outside. We sat outside for about 2 hours just laughing and talking and smoking cigarettes. I was sitting on the ground outside with a blanket around my shoulders laughing. My two friends and I were just analyzing everything. We were telling each other about how we acted. They were telling me that I looked like an old person with the blanket around my shoulders and my long cigarette, it was a 100. It frightened me a little because I thought of me being old. I got really emotional and just kinda stopped what I was doing and thought about being old.
They were telling me that I looked like an old person with the blanket around my shoulders and my long cigarette, it was a 100. It frightened me a little because I thought of me being old. I got really emotional and just kinda stopped what I was doing and thought about being old.
I then thought about my family and what it was like when I was a little kid. It made me sad for some reason. My childhood was good and everything but just old times made me sad.
Sometime during the time we were outside we smoked a bowl. I hit it once and it was very hard to remember how to light it and suck in the smoke. I lit the lighter and stared at it for a while and 'L' told me to just light to the bowl! My cat came up onto the deck and was insisted that I pet him. I could swear he knew that we were messed up because he wouldn't leave me alone. He's a big furry black and white cat who loves to be petted. He was the softest, weirdest looking thing I have ever seen. He felt like a big cotton ball to me. I pet him and his face was stretching back whenever I would pet his head. Hmm...
Driving while intoxicated, tripping, or extremely sleep deprived is dangerous and irresponsible because it endangers other people. Don't do it!]
After that 'C' said he was hungry and he suggested that we go to Mcdonalds. Of course I was the only one with a car at that time so I had to drive. At first I said no way! I cant drive! But then I just kinda said who cares and we got into my car. I was about 4 and half hours into the trip so I still had effects but not to the point where I didn't know what I was doing. The road was bright and the sun was even brighter. It was 6:00 in the morning so of course there were no cars on the road so that was good. But I felt like we were all alone until we got into town. We pulled up to the drive through at Mcdonalds and I told 'c' that he had to order because I would just start laughing. So he ordered and meanwhile me and 'L' were laughing hysterically. We pulled up to the window and I had to hand him the money and get the bag. The only thing I could do was laugh. The guy gave us weird looks but I didn't care. I just kept laughing and laughing.
We drove back home talking about what we had felt through the whole night. 'C' said that he was just really stoned and the little mushrooms that were in his body made him hallucinate a little. Me and 'L' had similar feelings. She said that she just didn't know what she was doing and so did I. When we got to my house we sat on the couch and talked. We were talking about how on tv, depending on the time of day, the commercials are aimed toward a certain crowd of people. It's crazyness.
I was fascinated by a hanging plant that we have in our kitchen. The leaves were swirling around and compressing in and then out again. Floor looked like a conveyor belt moving into some unknown part of my house. We then watched tv until we all fell asleep. I only slept for about an hour because it was very hard for me to sleep. I felt like crap. I hadn't had any sleep in 24 hours and I was dirty. I will never do an overnight trip again. But overall I think I had fun and it was an experience worth getting no sleep and being dirty. One thing I didn't like though is tripping at my house. Because now whenever I go out onto the deck I get this weird feeling. Like awkwardness.
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