Monday, December 12, 2005

I Love the Outdoors...cough, cough!

I do love the outdoors. I live in Southern California with mild temperatures and enough really hot days. I tend to enjoy sitting outside at restaurants or Starbucks, just to enjoy the view and the climate. Unfortunately, now the outside, at least in eating settings, belongs to smokers. It is disappointing to enjoy a lovely day and take a deep breath just to inhale second hand smoke. Gag. Cough. Sputter. And so I move. Or breath through my napkin. It is totally disgusting...the habit, the stinking air, and of course the health risks and waste of money. I understand that they can no longer smoke inside, and I am grateful for that, too. But it is just sad to wreck a nice time outdoors this way. Sigh.