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Would the worldʼs last smoker, please empty the ashtray

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 Alive 18,655 days

A small slice of the courtyard at the Hotel Saint Marie

Such a nice, elegant French Quarter courtyard. Or, at least it would be if the Hotel Saint Marie didnʼt use it as a smoking lounge. I had to wait five minutes for the drifting smoke to clear to get a nice picture of the fountain.

Honestly, though, this is among the least of the Hotel Saint Marieʼs sins. Never again.

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That first step is a doozy

Friday, August 13th, 2021 Alive 18,371 days

Doors cut into the side of the Southwestern Bell building

The Southwestern Bell building across the street has a channel in it that was once populated by windows. Then the windows were converted into doors. And now theyʼre death traps.

Amazingly, I occasionally see people open these doors and stand next to the abyss smoking. The crush out their cigarettes on the historic brick facade.

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Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 Alive 18,368 days

A smoky forecast on an iPad

OK. But my doctor says I shouldnʼt.

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Smoking idea

Saturday, July 10th, 2021 Alive 18,337 days

The lease for my new apartment is very long, but I read the entire document anyway.

It turns out that I am not allowed to let my cat smoke a hookah in the freight elevator.

First thing on my to-do list once Iʼm settled: Buy a cat-sized hookah.

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Smokinʼ idea

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 Alive 18,258 days

I wonder what would happen if I lit up a cigarette during a work-from-home Zoom meeting.

Thereʼs a company policy against smoking at work, but Iʼm not at work. Can Human Resources tell me that I canʼt smoke in my own home?

Imagine what would happen if there were 30 people on a work videoconference, and someone just lit up a cigarette.

For the first time in my life, I wish I smoked.

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Itʼs still legal

Monday, November 30th, 2020 Alive 18,115 days

A cartoon cowboy saddling up in the Atari catalog

You can tell itʼs a childrenʼs game because thereʼs a cartoon.

You can tell itʼs 1978 because the cowboy has a cigarette.

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Smoking signal

Saturday, October 6th, 2018 Alive 17,329 days

A sign reading “Doo nídaʼ atʼ oh da”

Now you know how to say “No smoking” in Navajo.

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