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What are you doing to save money on gas?

Asked at Shell, 1733 Mass. St. on August 17, 2005

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“I tried to put off filling up until it went down, but my fuel light came on yesterday. I’m not going to fill it up all the way. I’m hoping it will go down soon.”

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“I don’t think there is much you can do. You can try carpooling, but everyone has different schedules, so it usually doesn’t work out.”

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“I’m walking a lot these days, and I ride my bike a little more.”

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“We flew into town instead of driving here because it was cheaper. I bought a Toyota Corolla because I knew prices would keep going up.”

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Jayhawk226 12 years, 8 months ago

I haven't changed a thing...this "problem" isn't going away.

I have just learned to budget differently.

Jayhawk226 12 years, 8 months ago

I can still remember in fall of 1998...

...driving through St. Louis and finding gas for .67 cents a gallon.

I felt obliged to buy some gas and drink it, just so I can say I bought gas for .67 cents!

Ah, the good 'ol days!!!!

hottruckinmama 12 years, 8 months ago

well i went out and bought the biggest vehicle i could find and i drive it as much as possible. when gas prices rise i just smile all the more and never complain. if i run out of cash i just whip out the old credit card and keep going. to do anything less would be unpatriotic.

tell_it_like_it_is 12 years, 8 months ago

I work more overtime and we are buying a lot less of the extra fun stuff that we can do without.

hottruckinmama 12 years, 8 months ago

just keep smilin' and payin' those high prices! and when they tell you the economy is fine just smile nod and agree! live like a happy dummy!

neopolss 12 years, 8 months ago

We save money by staying home. Instead of spending money on going to the movies we'll all sit down and play a round of pass-out game. Then we go downtown and watch the homeless and try to encourage new bans at one of the 500 or so ice cream shops.

italianprincess 12 years, 8 months ago

With the gas prices so high I'm glad I'm able to work at home. Any work related travel I can deduct with taxes which is nice.

Traveling for fun has us limited, but we find things to do here in Lawrence. My youngest is in Tae Kwon- Do and that means traveling at times for tournaments, but he enjoys so much its worth putting in gas to get there. My oldest having to drive to Free State each day for school costs him alot, but he picks up friends who don't have cars and they help out with gas.

Hoping and praying the gas prices go down, but heard they won't and will rise even higher.

Have a great day everyone.

Richard Heckler 12 years, 8 months ago

Hey instead of whipping out that and buying gasoline run and buy a Toyota Prius..........then you might have enough left over for a wonderful blueberry smoothie.

That war for oil is doing great things for the economy and just wait till those D.C. idiots cut off the supply in Iran with smart missles and bombs. That'll do wonders for the price of oil. Chavez may cut us off as well.

How is it that each time a barrel of oil increases by one dollar Exxon-Mobil profits increase by $500,000,000?

Redneckgal 12 years, 8 months ago

My truck is payed off and since I hate car payments and can still buy a lot of gas for what I would pay for a car payment I don't see buying another car as an option. I don't go anywhere for lunch anymore. And other than that just cut way back on the fun things like out of town shopping trips and hope for the best.

craigers 12 years, 8 months ago

I know it was wrong, but neopolss sure got me to laugh this morning. consumer1 if you have a Dillons plus card, then you get 2 cents off regular unleaded, and 10 cents off unleaded plus. That is why I buy there because I can get Unleaded plus for the same price as regular unleaded. Maybe Kwik Shop and Phillips 66 on East 23rd will have to keep prices down when they have the competition of Quik Trip at 23rd and Haskell.

As for the question, my driving habits haven't really changed, but I am sure trying to cut the money out from my other spending.

nlf78 12 years, 8 months ago

I'm stuck driving to Topeka to we are going without any EXTRAS for however long it takes. Oh, I'm also driving my car to the VERY end of the gas tank. Halfway to work today, my gas light came on. Made it to the gas station down the block from work. Put in $20 and will do the same when that runs out. I try not to put more than $20 in at a time.

average 12 years, 8 months ago

Ride the bike, ride the T, grow a garden.

Look, we've been burning through more petroleum than we've been finding (worldwide) since 1980. After a certain point, retrieving the last of the oil from a strike is uneconomical (you spend more energy getting it out than you get burning it). The US has produced less and less oil each consecutive year since 1972 (despite Alaska production). The numbers, as I see them, indicate that we are reaching a similar peak in worldwide oil production ("Peak Oil"). Thus, we'd better learn to adapt to an economy where annual growth in energy input is not the norm.

Redneckgal 12 years, 8 months ago

I agree TOB bring back e_m he didn't do anything wrong. I couldn't believe what I was seeing last night.(okay-off subject and waiting to get zapped)

hottruckinmama 12 years, 8 months ago

"i'm not changing a thing with my driving habits. I figure if i can't afford to put gasoline in my car, then i have bigger problems than gas prices"

spoken like a true right wing happy dummy ottr!

raven 12 years, 8 months ago

I have to drive to Topeka everyday for work, so I really can't change much. However, I try to run all my errands over my lunch hour and not one here and there when I get home at night.

Some more things may need to change if the gas prices continue to go up. I am surprised by yesterday-although I did not follow the board very much. Just picked the wrong day to be so busy.

bytheway 12 years, 8 months ago

I moved to a bigger city where everything is five minutes from my house. I have an SUV and it takes me a whole month to burn through a tank of gas in my new city. It is just to expensive to live more than a half an hour from work. You all have a great day.

Linda Aikins 12 years, 8 months ago

I drive 100 miles a day for work. If I go 70mph vs 75mph, I can get 50 extra miles per tank. Course I drive a Ford Escort. Not an SUV, but I love it!

Neopolss, please don't throw in the passout game in your funny comments. That is kind of a rough subject. Thanks.

E_M has been banned? Can he ever come back? Yesterday was stupid. We were NOT being tacky or confrontational (and we usually are!!). I'd like an explanation too.

tell_it_like_it_is 12 years, 8 months ago

LOL. I think Offtotheright probably just started a big old traffic jam over at Dillions on 6th. I really thought E_M would be back by now in one form or another. Kicking him off was wrong.

Ceallach 12 years, 8 months ago

I go to Kwik Shop and use my Dillon's card. The savings may not be significant but it makes me feel like I have been conscientious :) [In 1987 while driving in Europe I paid an average of $2.50 green back dollars for each gallon of gasoline.]

I see goatdog is off his meds again.

Gotta love those Harley guys, they always have a "racy" solution.

Merrill, as always a really good question!!

e_m, e_m, e_m, e_m, e_m, e_m, e_m, e_m!

lovely1 12 years, 8 months ago

craigers!!!you answered my hopeful wishing about the building going in at 23 and haskell! :) It's a QT? I knew it! YEA!!!!! :) They're going to put the gas station across the street there outta buisness. Finally, a QT in Lawrence. I also buy my gas at KwikShop w/ my dillon's card. I buy gas alot. Sometimes you have no choice. Especially when your life is not limited to Lawrence.

Linda Aikins 12 years, 8 months ago

e_m needs to come back as Extreme Screwedover.

How did we find out e_m was no mo'?

enochville 12 years, 8 months ago

Completely off the subject, but I am about to adopt a kitten and wanted suggestions for a good vet that is competent and caring and not the most expensive around. I am willing to go outside of Lawrence.

Ceallach 12 years, 8 months ago

enochville, I have been to several vets in Lawrence over the years, I am totally happy with Christy Jarrett at Jarrett Small Animal Clinic (behind Food 4 Less in a little strip mall). Very animal oriented and reasonable rates with excellent care.

Gootsie, we watched e_m vanish with a click of the refresh button. There and then gone. Poof!

Maybe this is an effort to give the board regulars a common concern to affect a "bonding" that will supposedly keep us from snipping at each other, hmmm.

e_m, I know you are reading (they can't stop that), we are waiting.

raven 12 years, 8 months ago

Enoch: I would highly recommend the vet in Eudora. Just 10 miles outside of Lawrence. Most everyone in town (that I know of) goes there and a lot of people that move into Lawrence from Eudora still bring their animals back. There are three vets there and every one is very good. Enjoy your kitten, what kind is it?

chrys anthalbee 12 years, 8 months ago

gas prices finally got me off my butt and on my bike (which coincidentally puts me on my butt again.. hmm). i love my bike i just didn't get on it for the daily commute until now.

"$1.59, $1.69, and $1.79" -- i think there probably is a riot at dillons now.

Ceallach 12 years, 8 months ago

Sorry, I sent my :( to the wrong Bob!

TOB :)

Linda Aikins 12 years, 8 months ago

Gosh that sucks. We can be eradicated that easily. Like that Julianne Moore movie, huh. E_M, we remember that you were on earth.

peppers - excellent!

Ceallach 12 years, 8 months ago

crysanthalbee: remember when gas hit 1.79 and we waited until it went below 1.50? :-)

David Ryan 12 years, 8 months ago

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enochville 12 years, 8 months ago

Thanks everyone for your vet recommendations. I'll check out those places. I am going to Olathe Animal Control to get one. I and my wife are picking one out tonight. I have included a link which pictures 3 kittens of which I hope to get one. I chose Olathe Animal Control because they are the cheapest around $35 for a young kitten compared to $70 here in Lawrence. This includes spay/neuter, shots and mild deworming. I would like to help depopulate the Lawrence Humane Shelter, they have a ton of cats there right now, but I'd rather save the $35 and I am still helping provide a home for a homeless kitten.

enochville 12 years, 8 months ago

To tie my comments to the topic, one thing I do to compensate for high gas prices is adopt a kitten for $35 less.

raven 12 years, 8 months ago

The vet in Eudora's name is Ron Lee. He is very kind and cares for animals. I am a little nervous when it comes to my kitten and he always goes above and beyond (even letting her stay there overnight if something is wrong and I am worried) so that I will feel better. I tried taking my cat to a vet in Lawrence at first but felt more comfortable with Ron and there is another vet there George. One more vet was just hired on but I can't remember his name. I have heard he is as good as the other three.

raven 12 years, 8 months ago

Correction: He is as good as the other two.

canyon_wren 12 years, 8 months ago

I've been reading On the Street for a couple of years now--apparently since it first began--but just signed on as a user. I was amazed to find that over 7300 people have registered, and most haven't submitted comments.

At present, it seems to largely serve as an exchange for wise guys, and not really a site to seriously consider issues. There are some good, thoughtful comments that show up (even from the wise guys),and it's great to have opposing viewpoints--I've learned a lot from them--but many comments are inane and not all that interesting or enlightening. However, I would never click on Suggest Removal--especially since inanity isn't a criterion for removal!

I agree that the majority of the questions posed are not very "meaty"--it's too bad the J-W has to create them from a daily news item.

It seems like the users who simply want to wise off or be crude might want to create their own email group and spare the rest of us? Maybe that wouldn't be enough of an ego trip.

Just a few thoughts. This site offers such great potential.

Ceallach 12 years, 8 months ago

enochville, they are so cute! That is how I end up with multiple cats :)

omb, indeed I do remember. I still catch some of the episodes on cable, I think it's TV Land.

Oh yeah, kittens are very efficient as far as gasoline usage goes -- and, I see TV Land on Sunflower Cablevision and that saves service vehicle fuel consumption because they are local.

harrierist 12 years, 8 months ago

The problem is not the production of oil or the lack of it....Our problem is our refining ability. US oil companies some 15 years ago, made the decision to design thie refineries to distill oil resines for plastic production. They filet they couuld make more money making plastic than gasoline, diesel, or jet fuel. The only true American oil companies left that are American owned are now Phillips-Conaco and Texaco. The rest are owned by foreign interests. Phillips-Conaco does have gasoline refineries at Borger Texas and Ponca City. Phillips bought Conaco because of their Gasoline production ability and Conaco wanted to join Phillips because of their Plastics production and Research Center in Bartlesville. But they have built no new refiners, and Texaco is about as bad off. If you buy gas at Shell, Moblie, Exxon, Mobile-Exxon, BP, 76, Fina etc. you are buying foreign gasoline that has been shipped here by tanker from Europe. Then they just truck it around the USA to their jobers and company owned stations. They have stuck it to their own Europeans for years now they are sticking it to us, because now that our demand is so high, and because we can't refine gasoline at our own US owned companies to meet the home demand, These european owned companies are passing the shipping and refining cost on to us, the US consumer at the pump. As congress passed on laws requiring more polution control on refinery stacks, over the last 15 years these companies did not want to build domestic more refineries, and chose to make plastic instead. Thus each year since, the price of gas has just gone up and up.

canyon_wren 12 years, 8 months ago

TOB--you're right--I probably didn't read OTS frequently enough, early on, to recognize the improvement over time--glad to hear it's improved. I certainly have no particular standards that it's not "up to"--except wanting something interesting. And of course there are all kinds of humor!

Brian P--I also don't think I'm better than everyone else. I'm just out here in the Boonies with no one to discuss things with. I guess this isn't the site I need. Thanks for bothering to respond, both of you!

sunflower_sue 12 years, 8 months ago

Still drive to Tongie (I'm there most days anyway) and buy my ethanol. May not be any cheaper than regular unleaded, but I'm making a statement that I support other means of fuel. I'd much rather give my money to the American farmer than to the oilman (wherever he's from). Burns cleaner, too. Also better for your car (if you have one manufactured post 1983).

Since I live in the country, I can't ride my bike...well, I could, but I have a fear of dying from a heart attack because I'm not in THAT good of shape and cars passing me at 65 mph would cause me to have one, anyway. I've thought of horses, but they are expensive and my daughters might be embarrassed to ride one to school. Plus, the cars might spook them. And, who wants to smell like a horse, anyway?

Does anyone know where I can get ethanol in Lawrence?

e_m, e_m, e_m, e_m, e_m! This board is going to the dogs...rather, the goatdogs. D.R., Please give us our e_m back! Can we vote on it?

canyon_wren 12 years, 8 months ago

OTB-yes, it is a good question today. I didn't comment because I don't live in Lawrence and my perspective might not be that valuable. I read the Pump Patrol, though, and notice that sometimes it goes up in Lawrence and down at the same time where I live (in SE Utah), but usually the reverse is true.

I really didn't include you with the wise guys (a polite term for one that might better describe but probably would cause removal!). I do enjoy your comments.

average 12 years, 8 months ago

harrierest - Bollocks.

Note: crude oil prices are at record price levels right now, too. If it were a refinery crush, gasoline would soar and crude oil wouldn't.

Oh, and according to the weekly EIA report, imported finished oil products only amount to 9% of product (gasoline, jet-A, heating oil, etc) supplied to the US market.

Dig a little deeper into the supply problems.

Linda Aikins 12 years, 8 months ago

TOB - I work in Missouri and buy my gas there too. HOWEVER, I filled Monday at $2.45 and today that same station is $2.65. SHEESH!!! 103rd and State Line Conoco. Will it never end?


Ceallach 12 years, 8 months ago

Peppers, you have now been officially initiated by Gootsie, congrats!!

Linda Aikins 12 years, 8 months ago

Well, pops, you are right on target. It is horrible to access. It took me 20 minutes to get in, fill, get out, and I still had to go north on State Line and make a u-ey. But I saved one whole dollar!

Wait - that makes my billable rate $3.00/hr. Perhaps I need to rethink....

sunflower_sue 12 years, 8 months ago

Ethanol, anybody? Where can I get it in Lawrence? I used to know a station on the east side of town that carried it but they don't anymore. I'll drive farther for the stuff if I just know where I can get it.

(I don't mean to ask the same ? more than once but I figure some people just read the last few posts so I may ask again later);)

Linda Aikins 12 years, 8 months ago

The Quik Shop at 23rd and Haskell (southwest corner) used to and still probably does carry 10% ethanol. It takes the Dillons card too, so it is 10 cents off.

eotw33 12 years, 8 months ago

i just buy cheaper alcohol, like 1.50 nights at jazz house, can't beat that

canyon_wren 12 years, 8 months ago

OTB--it's $2.44 at Maverik; higher every place else. Probably about $2.60 at Monticello. Not much cheaper at Sam's Club in Grand Jct., but a little. Probably 10 cents cheaper in Salt Lake.

tell_it_like_it_is 12 years, 8 months ago

$2.69 a gallon at Amaco and Conoco both on the south end of Ottawa at noon today. And when those 2 raise soon every other one follows.

Redneckgal 12 years, 8 months ago

Sunflower Sue do you have to convert anything in your vehicle to burn ethanol? If not I'd be willing to consider it for sure. Would even consider it if I did have to do some modifications if they were fairly cheap. I'd rather support our farmers also. I think the closest place for me to get it would be Garnett. About a 25 mile drive but I go down there once in a while anyway. They have a ethanal plant down there.

Ceallach 12 years, 8 months ago

consumer1, I think those are two different promotions. The Dillon's card gives 2 cents off regular and 10 cents off ethanol, with or without purchases.

Ceallach 12 years, 8 months ago

Redneckgal, the ethanol I mentioned was actually 10% ethanol and no modifications are necessary.

Liberty 12 years, 8 months ago

Good opportunity to get creative. Create better ways to live and improve existing products to be more efficent.

Linda Aikins 12 years, 8 months ago

Thanks Cellach. That's how my Dillons card works anyway. I haven't purchased the 10% lately so I wasn't sure if it was still there, but guessed it probably was.

Consumer1, what she said. What's wrong with Dillons?

hottruckinmama 12 years, 8 months ago

what i want to know is when is this going to go from mere pain in the pocket to national crisis. do you you have any idea what this is going to do to our economy long term?

canyon_wren 12 years, 8 months ago

Brian--if you can believe it, they got it patched in 2 days. I guess everything is okay. The hole was 70 ft. wide, 30 ft. deep. Amazing!

beatrice 12 years, 8 months ago

On topic: walk.

Off topic and regarding this site: It is a shame that censorship by the LJWorld staff is so readily used on this public-access board. For comments to be removed for reasons not related to profanity or threatening language, but simply because the LJWorld staff does not like it is a repugnant display of heavy-handed, self-serving censorship. For a news agency to openly embrace censorship because something is deemed "off topic," is narrow-minded, against journalistic ethics, and displays a mindset that is anti-free speech.

It makes me wonder, how much of our "news" is as quickly censored by the editorial staff?

I suspect that my comments here won't be up for very long. This board has taken an ugly turn, and I doubt that I will be back.

Goodbye, b.

Staci Dark Simpson 12 years, 8 months ago

These gas prices are insane. I am a stay at home mom and we are definitely staying home more and being creative. I live in Tongie and we switched to the ethanol blend, support your farmers!!!! They also help grow our food and oil men don't do a thing but stick it to us. What should we do? The old gas boycotts from the 70's wouldn't work today would they? What if every stopped buying gas and didn't go to work or shop or anything for like a week? Tell me what you guys think, I am so fed up!!!

Lib_ee12 12 years, 8 months ago

I have PLANS to save on gas. I'm leaving a job where I HAVE to drive to clients homes everyday, to start a job where I just hang in the office until I go crazy. I plan to start using the bus then. This gas stuff is all supply and demand. It's hard to change the American way of thinking and use public transportation when we are so used to independence, but I think it's worth it to find out what kind of boycotts will lower prices!

I also take my cat the animal hospital on 7th and Michigan. Dr. Heeb is very nice and knowledgable and affordable. My cat hates her of course and hisses as soon as she walks in, but I think she's great.

sunflower_sue 12 years, 8 months ago

Gootsie, thanks for the info on Haskell's Quik Shop...I'll check it out.

Redneckgal, Here's an excellent website on ethanol:

Has anyone noticed how difficult it is to look up a telephone # for a gas station?

Lib_ee12 12 years, 8 months ago

I think boycotts could work. Sure it would be difficult scheduling errands and work around the bus schedule, but the more in demand the bus system is, the more convenient it gets. American's are determined and self-rightous people and I think that once they get started on a boycott, see it working they would stick with it. Big cities have successful transit, smaller cities could be successful too. Limit cars to extremely necessary situations, and walk when possible!

Staci Dark Simpson 12 years, 8 months ago

We could stand out with the Honk for Hemp dude. Or we could all be homeless. You don't need gas then.

Lib_ee12 12 years, 8 months ago

Maybe a Lawrence that uses fewer cars and more transit would have more incentive for better city planning. Maybe I'm just too optimistic???

Ceallach 12 years, 8 months ago

spacystaci8, I don't think it would take a week, a day or two would probably do it. Problem is Americans are used to having what they want, when they want it (myself included) and we don't take well to deprivation of any sort.

sunflower_sue 12 years, 8 months ago

Anyone interested:

There will be a public meeting Tu, Aug 23 @ 7pm in bldg 21 N @ the Douglas Co. fairgrounds about the possibility of building a biodiesel plant in our area.

This sounds very interesting to me and I thought I'd pass on the info to others who might not know about it.

If something like this is built in our area, local farmers could really benefit.

hottruckinmama 12 years, 8 months ago

spacystaci..good idea i think but good luck finding too many people with the backbone to do it. there are still to many folks out there in la la land who think everything is going to be okay. those of us on the poorer side of town think a little different.

neopolss 12 years, 8 months ago

I just love a policy for the comment forum that is purposely vague for the conveinance of deleting any post in the name of "off-topic." I find it humourous that a newspaper that is based on first amendment rights would remove posts it deems "offensive" even if that simply means contrary to popular opinion. Moreover, the by natural instinct, political discussions and serious content discussions are bound to hold some mud flinging. Even our politicians cannot avoid it. The very reason the reader forum was the nasty site it was, was simply because many felt very passionate about these issues. Asking people to stay "on-topic" invites these users back in. The LJW does not want serious discussions, or it would ask more serious questions. I personally enjoy the comedy here more than the discussions, and contrary to the user policy stated previously, I know for fact that many removed topics (excluding mine) had no objectionable content.

Can a "consistant problem" be someone who has a differing opinion than anyone else? Yup.

Gas prices suck - now it's on topic.

Linda Aikins 12 years, 8 months ago

They certainly are, TOB.

Did someone get pulled today? I think we are missing a response to Even Money's comment about Whaddya wanna bet?

I thought someone answered "even money" which was clever. Now I don't see it. Am I in another time warp?

Was it the picture of her mother hugging the two girls and they were all smiling? I didn't like that one.

Gas prices are indeed high.

Staci Dark Simpson 12 years, 8 months ago

even money- I am not betting you. Sadly, I think you are probably right. Meanwhile we are walking and riding bikes when we can

What was with all the removals yesterday? Why ask for peoples opinions and get mad when they give it?

oh yeah, gas prices stink like poo poo!!!

David Ryan 12 years, 8 months ago

Since this topic came up again:

"For comments to be removed for reasons not related to profanity or threatening language, but simply because the LJWorld staff does not like it is a repugnant display of heavy-handed, self-serving censorship. "


That's why we don't do that.

Each user is the arbiter of their own virtues. Users who choose to comment in ways that violate the terms they agreed to when they voluntarily chose to make a user account on can reasonably expect to have that comment removed.

You can find on this site at this moment a number of perspectives and points of view all over the social and ideological map. And that's exactly what we at World Online want.

Think of it this way: in any social circumstance there are rules of behavior the going beyond of which results in opprobrium. Get too drunk and obnoxious, you get thrown out of a bar. Talk during a movie, you're asked to leave. Throw a punch during a cocktail party, you're tossed out on the lawn. Go to a restaurant requiring coat and tie in a t-shirt, you're asked to leave until you have a tie and coat.

Same thing here, on this comment feature that we at World Online provide for users for free.

We ask that you comport yourself reasonably and well, regardless of your point of view or perspective. That's not such an unreasonable or rare request.

Linda Aikins 12 years, 8 months ago

Me too.

And yes even_money, it was that one. Thanks for keeping me from completely feeling like I've lost my mind!

Ban high gas prices.

Lsn2me 12 years, 8 months ago

My VW Golf never gets concerned about gas prices. Please do not forget that gas is taxed nearly 20%. Only 55% of the cost is the crude oil price. Check out the Deptartment of Energy site. link...

Linda Aikins 12 years, 8 months ago

ding ding ding!

I finally get it too TOB! Life is good again!

Gas prices are too high. Blue cheese.

David Ryan 12 years, 8 months ago

Original Bob, we here at World Online thank you sincerely.

Jayhawk226 12 years, 8 months ago

I here, at my school, also sincerely thank the World Online for providing a newspaper that serves as a great tabletop to prevent my students from smearing glue all over my tables.

Um, lower gas prices.

Ceallach 12 years, 8 months ago

even money: I see you approve of the use of smileys, always a sign of a good sense of humor. Good being gauged by my own of course :) Women's Wear Daily, hmmm.

Most of the students deserve better than they get IMHO.

Ceallach 12 years, 8 months ago

even_money: I'll just bet it did set an interesting tone, you rascal! And of course it conserved resources, which is akin to conserving gasoline.

Ceallach 12 years, 8 months ago

Well, a thundering horde just hit my house so I gotta go -- if only I had a Capitol One card, uh you know, to charge cheap gas on.

Here's wishing y'all a good night. You too David.

Adam 12 years, 8 months ago

I've been running people off the road and soaking up their gas with a sponge after they crash- just like Mel Gibson in the Road Warrior!

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