My first time smoking a hookah was a couple summers ago on Hampton Beach before a concert.
That fall I picked up a cheap 24" hookah off a college girl on craigslist for $30, an AMAZING price. I put about another $30 into a new bowl, hose, and windcover. It looked really nice, yellow glass and a reddish pink bowl/hose.
Unforunately it broke beyond repair at a party in May so I have to replace it before I leave for college.
There's just something about smoking a hookah, the huge, cool, fruity clouds of smoke, the bubbling noise, the buzz, that's just so relaxing.
Post your hookahs, hookah stories, favorite shisha flavors/brands, etc.