Monday, June 30, 2008

opinions were like kittens; i was givin' them away.



I'm sick of hearing about high gas prices. Or I was, until I realized that during the month of June we spent $650 on gasoline (as in automobile fuel). Six-hundred fifty dollars in one month (for two people with fuel-efficient vehicles)? I'm complaining.*

*Those I've already complained to have informed me that I'm not really allowed to complain because: 1) Clint gets reimbursed for his mileage at work, and 2) that includes our road trip to California. But sorry, I'm still complaining.

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  1. good thing i have never complained about high gas prices, otherwise this post would make me feel a little guilty.

    what in the world does the title have to do with the post?

    complain away my darling, as long as you laugh at the high gas prices.

    think how much money you would save if you had a... nevermind.

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  2. If I had a what? A baby? ;)

    And the title has everything to do with the post... it's from a Modest Mouse song called Out of Gas. So there. And don't worry, I'm laughing.

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  3. Dude, you think your gas prices are high - ours are over $8 a gallon!

    But yeah, it sucks! I think in a way it's a little bit of a good thing, according to my husband who works in transport the average speed of vehicles on the road has decreased because of the rising fuel prices!

    If it forces the government to invest more in greener fuels, or alternative modes of transport and better public transport then I am all for it.

    I ride a motorbike and take public transport whenever possible. I just hope I can get a bike that runs on vegetable oil or something soon!

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  4. Ugh, that's just painful. I was going to drive to Utah to visit my sister last week but ended up flying because the price of gas actually made it MORE expensive to drive than to fly. I think that may be a first in my lifetime.

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  5. complain away... but don't forget to take action as well. I'm not in anyway suggesting you should have biked to California.

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  6. Oh man! And to think, you could get at least three nice jeans for that much. Kenny tells me I could never handle paying the bills because I hate spending money on the boring things.

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  7. I know Sarah told me about it!! I hope things go well with them too. How have you guys been? how is the business doing? and when are the babies going to come?

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  8. You have a right to complain when the amount of money you spend on gas exceeds the amount of money you spend on food! (I'm assuming you didn't spend more than $650 on food...)

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  9. Oh I totally give you credit for complaining. My favorite is having a Tahoe (which is another fuel efficient car) :).

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  10. I would be complaining too. Steven just filled his truck up with gas and it was $100. I am really pushing for him to sell it, but anybody that would buy a truck at a time like this is STUPID. My gas tank is almost on empty and I cant fill it for a few more days. Looks like I am stuck at home to be tortured by whining kids.

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  11. yeah, paying for gas is the weakest. i think i've figured out that i make 2 or 3 dollars less every hour just because of paying for the gas to get me to work. weak.


    and i cannot believe you gave me that striped fabric! i feel a little bad because it's such a great find. (but not bad enough to give it back. i'm definitely keeping it.) thank you so much! love it. now i have to come up with something really special to do with it...or i could just hoard it with all of the rest of my favorite fabrics.

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