Tuesday, March 4, 2008


It was late morning and the sun was playing hide and seek with a thin layer of clouds moving in from the southwest. We were headed back to Counciltucky from Omagawd after a quick trip to Costco (they did not have everything we were looking for and we found out they were discontinuing one of the items that made us decide to buy a membership).

So, heading east on I-80 in the fast lane, doing just a little over the posted speed limit, cars and trucks are passing me a flatulent contestant after a chili eating contest passes gas. And that is what I thought of as they buzzed by, gasoline.

The price at Costco was $2.98 a gallon, cheap by some standards from what I have heard on the news though more expensive than our local Sam's Club price and even at the neighborhood Kum and Go (that's right, if you Kum, you Go, quite a name for a mini-market). The news heads have also been saying that us 'mericans are changing their driving habits because of the rising price of gas.

Well, you sure could have fooled me this morning, everyone seemed to be in a big hurry to empty their tanks as fast as they were motoring. Maybe they just heard about a good deal on gas and were just in a hurry to get there before the price went up.

The end of an era:

For those of you that have not heard the news, Brett Favre is retiring after 17 years in the NFL. In a voice mail left with Chris Mortensen Favre said "I know I can still play, but it's like I told my wife, I'm just tired mentally. I'm just tired."

So long Brett, thanks and enjoy.


CamiKaos said...

sigh. gas guzzling... the 'merican way.

mielikki said...

gas prices are painful. I am so not surprised at how many people were lined up, though.

As far as Favre, I am glad he is quitting while he is ahead. He is an outstanding quarterback, and he will be missed. But I like it when they go out (somewhat) healthy.

sybil law said...

I think the same thing. I see soooo many cars on the road, and in particular SUVs, and there's one person in each one! It's curious.
Bye, Brett!