why i love massachusetts, case 13 in a series. [and this is a
serious one. no sarcasm involved. i mean it. anybody want a peanut?] we
recently went to dinner at the cambridge common, followed by a
concert at the lizard lounge.
"this is really cool! how come you never brought me here before?"
"because it used to be really smoky."
[for those who don't know, boston and cambridge have both banned
smoking in restaurants, bars, clubs, everywhere. i didn't realize what
far-reaching effects this would actually have until the above conversation.
apologies to those smokers who feel their rights have been infringed upon,
but for us non-smokers, it's quite fantastic. now, we just hope for waltham
to follow suit.]