Category Archives: Top-52 Random Lifetime Sightings

#21. The Black Hills Dangling Queen In a Monster Truck


Every August I take a road trip to unexplored (at least for me) corners of the Upper Midwest or Great Plains.  I take these road trips primarily for the thrill of visiting new places, but it doesn’t hurt when you … Continue reading

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#22. Mid-Teen Cutie and Family Take Smoke Break At Water Park


I was a little behind schedule with my road trips in the spring of 2013 but by June I finally ventured to northeastern Iowa en route to Dubuque, but on the way I went through the twin cities of Waterloo … Continue reading

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#23. Nonsmoking Male Passenger Stuck In Car With Chainsmoking Female From Hell


I don’t get every Martin Luther King Day off work at my job but on January 19, 2015, I did.  I had a few errands to run in the afternoon and headed to my usual grocery store to pick up … Continue reading

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#24. Magic City’s Magic Smoker Girl


I had driven more than 800 miles that Friday before arriving at Minot, North Dakota, around 7 p.m. on August 21, 2009.  Knowing that North Dakota is one of the only states in the Midwest without a smoking ban in … Continue reading

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#25. Target Field’s 2011 Smoky Encore


My introduction to Target Field, the new stadium of the Minnesota Twins, came in the summer of 2010, when I accompanied my friend Dan to a game and visited the stadium’s smoking area a couple of times, the second of … Continue reading

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#26. Blond Nicotine Lugie Machine Provides Drought Relief


Those who have read the entries so far on this countdown have undoubtedly already noticed that my walks around my neighborhood tend to produce some of my favorite sightings, and this early June gem was the best sighting my neighborhood … Continue reading

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#27. Even Amish Girls Are Smoking These Days!


Every October, I head with the folks through southeastern Minnesota and into La Crosse, Wisconsin, to see the fall colors along the bluffs of the Mississippi River Valley and its tributaries.  It’s a family tradition dating back to when I … Continue reading

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#28. ShopKo Entryway Young Teen Smoker Girls


It was early April 2005.  I had just been canned from my newspaper job in southwest Minnesota and was heading to the ShopKo store in my hometown to pick up an ink cartridge for my computer printer now that I … Continue reading

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#29. Target Field’s Designated Smoking Area Delivers


It was a cool early summer evening on June 10, 2010, when I attended my first baseball game at Target Field, the new home of the Minnesota Twins, which I attended with a buddy who knows about my smoking fetish.  … Continue reading

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#30. Smoking and Watching Softball With Mom


For three years, I worked at a newspaper in a small town in southwestern Minnesota.  The last weekend every June they hold their town summer festival and in 2003, as the all-purpose small-town reporter, I was responsible for running from … Continue reading

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#31. Blond Early Teen In Polka Dot Dress Fires Up The Skate Park


I’ve lived in the same neighborhood in central Iowa for a decade now and during the decent weather months I have gone on daily walks down a stretch of sidewalk that goes past a skate park. Several years ago it … Continue reading

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#32. Young Professional Beauty Enjoying A Smoke Before Doing Business In The Capitol


For nine months of the year, I go for a walk around the Iowa state office buildings almost every day during lunch.  But between the cold winter weather, the busier schedule during the early months of the year , and … Continue reading

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#33. Stinky Little Rich Girl Smoking With Car Windows Closed


My hometown has this perfect sightings spot with a strip mall and attached gas station and a usually vacant parking lot that allows me to sit there eating my fast food from the nearby Taco Bell and visually monitor smoker … Continue reading

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#34. Tanned Brunette Bombshell Smokes a Stogie in Traffic


It’s so rare that a driving sighting works out into anything magical.  There are so many things that can go wrong and usually do.  I found myself in a particularly challenging circumstance as I was stopped at a red light … Continue reading

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#35. The Hy-Vee Gas Station Smoker Girls


It was a cool evening in early-to-mid November 2005 and I had just attended a political gathering where a bunch of Minnesota gubernatorial candidates were speaking.  I was unemployed and living with the parents at the time, two months before … Continue reading

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#36. Dana’s Doppelganger in the Arby’s Drive-Thru


Various points of the year 2003 were pretty rough for me, thanks in large part to the departure of heavy-smoking girlfriend Dana whose disappearing act left us more than 1,500 miles apart and apparently destined to stay there.  In June … Continue reading

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#37. New Ulm Corner Gas Station Blond


During the same transformational summer of 1998 when I worked as a mailman, I got another huge sighting on a random “Sunday drive” with my dad in the scenic southwestern Minnesota town of New Ulm.  The place is closed now, … Continue reading

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#38. Best Buy Parking Lot Cuties Help Me Wrap Up My Vacation In Style


It was right around noon on a Tuesday in late August 2016 and I was just returning to Des Moines after 3 1/2 days and nearly 1,500 miles worth of traveling through America’s “smoking belt”, hitting smoker-friendly states like Missouri, Arkansas, … Continue reading

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#39. Brunette Menthol Girl Detour On My Way To Pick Up Takeout


It was a sunny late afternoon in August 2009 and I had placed a telephone order for takeout Thai food.  Rather than dealing with a delivery charge, I simply hopped in my car to take the 12-block journey to pick … Continue reading

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#40. A Smoky Picnic Lunch Outside Adventureland


My full day at the Iowa State Fair on August 11, 2013, was a disappointment, but I did surprisingly well on August 12, 2013, at the Adventureland amusement park here in the Des Moines area which I attended with the … Continue reading

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