I had a late start today. We saw The Shins play last night at The Warfield. I love The Shins. They’re so poppy and fun. What a great show. It was a sold out show. The tickets we had turned out to be on the floor. So we could see them. And I could dance.
And I hate to admit to this but I’m going to, I am really loving this smoke free thing California has. And there are several reasons for this. The first one is obvious, it’s really an awesome feeling coming home from a bar or a show and not smelling like an ashtray. I am really very fond of this. Though, out of habit, I still sniff my pants and t-shirt every time I remove them, wondering if I need to quarantine them from all the other clothing until they are properly hosed down. But since moving here, there isn’t even a hint of smoke on my clothing. And there’s something really great about that.
The second reason I am enjoying California’s smoke free environment is that I don’t crave cigarettes when they’re not around. It has been very hard for me, quitting smoking. The first few months, years ago, weren’t so bad. But then a year hit and we moved to DC and I began to fail miserably. And Toby and I would fight. Toby and I don’t fight, but introduce cigarettes into our relationship, and we’re screaming at one another. You might ask, as I have, why would I continue to do something that not only causes us to fight but will actually kill me as well? I have no idea. That’s the power of “addiction” for you. Anyway, when it’s not around, I don’t think about it. So its absence helps me to not crave it. This is a good thing for me.
Anyway, ain’t got much to say today. I need to clean our apartment tonight before Keith and Marjorie arrive tomorrow. I hope Marjorie has some new stories to tell.
Good show? I am really bummed they are skipping DC this time around…but maybe this is why we got two nights last time. Tons of good stuff coming though…
Yeah. Great show. The new stuff was pretty hot. I wonder when it will be released.
I love that Ottawa has been smoke-free for 2 years now… though, I have no opposition to people at work who are “smokin’”!
I had no idea Ottawa was smoke free. Did people freak out during the transition?
Oh yeah, the pro-fumes bar owners and formed “Pubco” and drove around town with signs on their trucks to protest. Sidenote: Toronto became another smoke-free city today.
Wow, you are getting your second round of East Coast Vistors already? You guys are just so popular! :o)