Category Archives: Potpourri

Top 25 Fairgrounds Sightings of 2017


Just looking at the raw numbers from my 2017 fairgrounds sightings haul, it would seem as though I had a very disappointing year.  After all, the 652 sightings I scored during this year’s fair season represents a 13% decline from … Continue reading

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“Deep Inhale”: Another Outstanding Smoking Blog


Ever since starting Mark’s Smoke Blog six years ago, I’ve come across a couple other smoking blogs on Word Press, but a fellow blogger contacted me a few days ago and introduced me to her new smoking blog “Deep Inhale”.  … Continue reading

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Top 5 Mall Sightings of 2016


Last year I only managed two sightings from malls that were worthy of year-end acclaim on my blog, and was coming to terms with the likelihood that mall sightings might be a dying breed, with challenging logistics, declining smoking prevalence … Continue reading

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Top 10 Random and Summerfest Sightings of 2016


I went through a couple of years earlier this decade where my random sightings selection produced few memorable moments, which is not unexpected given the overall decline of smoking in public places, putting this annual top-10 list in peril.  But … Continue reading

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Top 25 Fairgrounds Sightings of 2016


There’s no getting around the fact that my top-25 sightings list from this summer’s fairgrounds tour doesn’t measure up to those of recent years.  It was inevitable that this would happen sooner or later with declining smoking rates, and it’s … Continue reading

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Top 2 Mall Sightings of 2015


While 2015 was an above-average year for random sightings for me, it was a below-average year for mall sightings, as evidenced by the fact that I have only two entries worthy of end-of-year acclaim to report this year.  There were … Continue reading

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Top 10 Random and Summerfest Sightings of 2015


2015 ended up being a pretty darn good year for random sightings.  Last year, I struggled to come up with a list of 10 worthy sightings for this list but in 2015, I have a relative embarrassment of riches as … Continue reading

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Top 25 Fairgrounds Sightings of 2015


Another successful year of fairgrounds fetishing in the books, a year that introduced an entirely new venue to my August lineup to go along with all the old favorites.  Every year now I go into fair season terrified that the … Continue reading

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Top 4 Mall Sightings of 2014


It’s been an odd year for mall sightings, which on the surface is neither completely good nor completely bad.  Certainly none of this year’s “mall haul” compares with the best of what I’ve scored in years past as my all-time top-10 … Continue reading

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Top 10 Random and Summerfest Sightings of 2014


Thank goodness for stinky neighbor girls!  I warned last year that with as challenging as random sightings have become, it would only be a matter of time until I would no longer be able to stitch together a list of … Continue reading

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Top-25 Fairgrounds Sightings of 2014


When you look at the dire statistics of smoking these days that suggest tobacco use is in absolute collapse, it’s pretty incredible that I continue scoring quality sightings of young female smokers to the extent that I do at my … Continue reading

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Has Scarcity of Sightings Enhanced Your Smoking Fetish?


I’m 36 years old and have had some level of sexual association with female smoking going back to my earliest memories of childhood, actively fantasizing about it as young as first grade.  My fetish grew with me into adolescence and … Continue reading

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Check Out The Book “Cigarettiquette!”


I was intrigued a couple of months ago when I heard there was about to be a book published that celebrated smoking in these politically correct times.  In a twist of fate, a couple of weeks later, the author (Sandy … Continue reading

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Top 10 Random and Summerfest Sightings of 2013


Random sightings that occur unexpectedly and outside of the controlled environment of fairgrounds and malls are becoming increasingly rare with the rising tide of smoking bans indoors and out.  That’s why I include my best sightings from Summerfest in this … Continue reading

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Top-6 Mall Sightings of 2013


More than any other venue, fetishing at shopping malls is boom or bust.  Malls are not a venue that lend themselves to extensive numbers of front-row-seat storyline sightings, as all too often you just see girls smoking as they drive, … Continue reading

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Top 25 Fairgrounds Sightings of 2013


As is the case nearly every year, the vast majority of my memorable sightings from 2013 came during the six-week stretch in late summer when I make the rounds of the county and state fairs in Minnesota and Iowa.  This … Continue reading

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100,000 Views!


I expected to post this in about the second week of July based on my view count averages of recent months, but for reasons that appear to be connected to the host site of this blog, my views cratered about … Continue reading

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The 12 Best Fairgrounds Sighting Heartbreakers and Near-Misses


We’ve all been there…..either catching the tail end of what would have been an incredible sighting….or perhaps being in the presence of company moving the other direction while an incredible sighting was playing out……or maybe seeing the girl of our … Continue reading

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So How Well Do I Remember All of These Fairgrounds Sightings??


With peak summer fetish season upon us and my daily afternoon and evening walking routine now underway, I thought it would be a fun experiment to try to remember as many sightings as possible from my fairgrounds sightings safaris.  As … Continue reading

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My Smoking Fetish Timeline


I’m not expecting too many people to take that close of an interest in my personal smoking fetish history, but if for no other reason that a fun little bookkeeping compilation, I thought I would do a year-by-year analysis of … Continue reading

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