Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Breathe, breathe in the air (but don't breath on me)
Random thought: No one has bothered to offer an explanation as to why gas prices have gone up 4 cents every 3 days. Is it safe to conclude there is no reason other than oil company greed? No excuses have been offered. Why are we being so complacent about this bilking. I do have one theory, though...
Both sides of the war on terror need funding.
Either that, or it takes money for our government to buy the equipment to spy on American citizen, put more elephants in office, and take measures to squelch intelligent dissent plus wage an unnecessary war. I don't have anything really pressing other than that to complain about, but here's something really stupid:
Dumbest 'invention' of 1941, courtesy of Popular Mechanics:
Gas prices are worth complaining about, so feel free to continue ranting as desired.
You are really obsessed with houses with icicles on them. Where's your spring Christmas spirit? Huh?
Our weekend was a whirlwind. The 50th anniversary dinner party was wonderful, and Courtney's media presentation made everyone cry. It was a lot of work for all of us, but it was worth it.
Courtney had her sinus surgery on Monday morning, and she is doing well. She's got a drippy, bloody nose, but her pain is not bad. She will be fully recovered in about a week.
Can you picture someone cutting asbestos ceiling tiles wearing one of those nose-covers? Sure, you can keep your mouth closed and only breathe through your nose, yeah right.
I only have summer Christmas spirit. In the spring it's homeowner laziness, in the fall it's advanced preparedness, but in summer... it's a memory of winter chill in our (as-if) sweltering summer. :) Today I saw a box of cereal at the store offering The Polar Express on DVD, and that surprised me.
I like little, white lights in trees and bushes though.
I've seen those year round in some places and they look pretty nice. I guess it depends on how it's done. Icicles... NOT!
While in Japan, we saw quite a few people on the trains and just out walking that wore those masks that fit over the nose & mouth. I guess they were avoiding germs and viruses.
Of course, those Asians are afraid of bird flu! :)
That seems to me like a brilliantly profound statement.
In Germany (and most of Europe) the lion's share of the gas prices are taxes. I think it works out roughly to: we pay for one liter what you pay stateside for a gallon. I really can't feel too sorry for anyone back home.
It will be a wonderful day when we are no longer oil dependent. I wish that day would come sooner rather than later.
How about engines that run on urine? That is an unlimited natural resource. Guys could just pee right into the tank. Gals would need to use a funnel.
When the bird flu reaches America, I will consider wearing a mask too.
Mushroom: Where _is_ Lula? I missed that mystery. I think the LBOS thing is all good clean fun ;-)