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In other news, am I now a victim of toxic timing? And I do mean "toxic." :O
There's a route I usually take when I return from the bike path to my house, and I've been going that way for years. But for months now, I've been struggling with going to bed later and later at night, and sunset is at its earliest point of the year. So I keep finding myself riding at the last possible part of the day, and hitting this particular street at the edge of my neighborhood at about 5:00-5:15 pm on the return home.
Hoo, boy. I don't know what happens on that street the rest of the day--maybe somebody new moved in recently? BUT. As soon as I turn onto it, I now encounter this noxious cloud of cigar smoke. Every single time. Blargh. That'll kill your appreciation of the outdoors!
I don't know how people can stand to smoke those things. I've never been a smoker, but it boggles the imagination that something that smells that bad could ever taste good to anyone. I mean, what if someone said to you, "Hey, some friends and I are gonna lick some skunks. You want in?" Would that really be terribly different? :O