The guy who launched the Starsmokes blog shares my pet peeve -- people who smoke in outdoor-seating areas at Starbucks or any retail establishment. He claims Starbucks "allows smoking outside of their stores." That's funny, because a day before he sent me a link to his blog I got in an argument with a Starbucks customer at a North Side Chicago store over his smoking in a cramped outdoor seating area. I asked Starbucks employees to intervene and they did -- telling the guy that smoking was not allowed. So kudos to them. Read the Starsmokes blog.