2 Days until Minnesota goes smoke-free. I never thought I'd be jealous of Minnesota, but here I am. I love the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin cheese, but I really love smoke-free air, and it's in short supply here in Wisconsin. 22 states have passed smoke-free laws that cover restaurants and bars. I am a proud Wisconsinite who supports local businesses. I want to go out to eat at a neighborhood restaurant in my hometown and have a beer at the bar, but not at the expense of my health.
Things that I can't do in Wisconsin that I can do in Minnesota on Monday:
- Enjoy a beer at a bar.
- Go bowling - I'm a bad bowler, but it's fun to try.
- Watch the Packers kick butt at my favorite sports bar - Brett Favre looks better once the smoke has cleared.
- Sing karaoke - who wants to sing karaoke at home?
- Go dancing.
- See my favorite band in concert.