Thursday, October 14, 2010

Smoke Signals

Unlike San Francisco, people still smoke in Cleveland. Some Clevelanders smoke and put on lipstick while walking at a brisk pace. (Technically, she's also giving me the finger, but I think it was inadvertent.) That's not easy to pull off. I really like this city. (Click photo to enlarge.)


  1. OMG. This is too funny!
    You are right about that finger, though maybe not about it being inadvertent.

    Thanks for a great laugh with this one.

  2. Flint had its own horrible smoke signals today -- Jackson Hardy house on Garland in Carriage Town burned to the ground, taking the Urban Alternatives House with it. Everybody's just heartsick.


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