I'm really not looking forward to doing a long run in this air tomorrow. I guess I can pretend that I'm training for the marathon in this year's pollution-rich Beijing Olympic games.
Funny story about the smoke. As I was walking into a restaurant for lunch earlier today, I encountered two ladies walking out. They were complaining about the smoke.
L1: I can't believe it's so smoky out here. What is it from?
L2: I think it's from the fires in the eastern part of the state.
L1: Wow. All the way over here?
L2: Yeah, the weatherman says we'll be smelling it all day, and maybe this weekend.
At which point, L1 lights her cigarette and L2 continues fishing around in her purse for her pack of smokes.