My first day visiting the 2011 Minnesota State Fair was fantastic for the first half of the day but a little below average for the second half, including the usually impressive evening hours. However, at around 9 p.m., I would finally find my footing again and start a late evening rally that began with this, my second-best sighting of the day…
I was approaching the east side gate of the fairgrounds. It was the exact spot last year where I stumbled into Lindsey and her friends…and about the exact same time of the night. But this time I saw two clusters of girls, the first a group of mid-teen babes huddled off to one side. I walked past them and saw no cigarettes. But then I looked towards the original group that caught my eye, which consisted of two teen cuties and a guy, all of whom were mere silhouettes from my distance as they sat on the curb. As I got closer, I could see that the guy was smoking, but he was getting up to leave, presumably to go to the bathroom across the street. That just left the two girls. I first looked over the curly-haired brunette closest to me. She was cute, but was not smoking. Next to her though was a ponytailed blond….and she was smoking. This was a fairly dark part of the grounds at this time of the night so I had to get really close to see her face. And holy shit when I did…..
This aura of Midwestern innocence oozed from her wholesome face, with that long ponytail more reflective than anything else of her girl-next-doorishness. She wore a striped top and a snug pair of blue cutoffs that framed her body perfectly. She didn’t even look 18 but my hunch is she was, yet there she sat with her mostly smoked cigarette. Never in a million years just looking at this girl would I have believed she was a smoker. I only got to see two drags, both of which were very nice and produced a couple of cloudy combination nose and mouth exhales. She then crushed out her cigarette on the pavement, creating a long smear of burnt tobacco ash, and then just letting her stinky pollution sit there only inches from her smooth, sexy legs. I kept repositioning myself to get a better a look at her face, repeatedly making extra sure I really had seen the level of wholesomeness I thought I had…..and always reinforcing that I in fact had. I would have loved to snap a picture, but as dark as it was in this part of the grounds it would have never worked out. I wanted to at least be able to identify the butt she discarded and figured all I’d have to do was wait for the boyfriend to return and they’d get up to leave….
Things wouldn’t go as planned though as the boyfriend returned with two other guys. The girls stood up and the five of them lingered in the same general spot, which at first was driving me nuts. But it would have a silver lining as one of the guys took out his cigarettes and the one closest to my favorite blond who I expected was her boyfriend followed suit, producing a cigarette of his own. The guy took a couple of drags, and it didn’t even occur to me what would come next, but as I was gritting my teeth waiting for this group to go away, blondie held her hand out to the boyfriend and took the cigarette from him. Her drags were pretty impressive for her age, tilting her head to the side to avoid the group and pulling smoke into her lungs for an extended period and then cutting loose a thick, creamy, and cloudy exhale that sailed in front of her face. This girl was no amateur. She took three successive drags and then passed the cigarette back to the guy. And right when I was about to give up again thinking the guy had reclaimed full possession of the cigarette again, he took one drag and handed it right back to his nicotine-starved little feminine friend who kept on impressing with her repeated drags. She would devour about 75% of the cigarette as I observed, her second in 15 minutes. And they gravitated far enough away from the curb in the duration of that BS smoking session that I was able to sit down on the curb, pretend to be texting, and identify the butt as a Marlboro Red that this hottie was filling her adorable little body with. Damn it I love cigarettes!