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Monthly archives for July, 2007

A Study in Gas Mileage

A Study in Gas Mileage
I have an older car. In fact, in two more years, my car will officially be a classic. Maybe then I’ll get to stop have emissions inspections done. Hmmmm, not likely. Any way, I don’t get the best gas mileage. I average about 22 to 23 miles per gallon. The last little while I have done worse and even seen some tanks of gas com [...]

Condo for Sale

Condo for Sale
So I think my wife and I are professional house shoppers by now. I don’t know how many times we have walked through a house or driven past and picked up flyers. Seriously, most people go to movies, or biking, or some other normal hobby, we look at houses. We’ve watched the market slowly climb, stall and then skyrocket. All the whi [...]

Who You Callin High Maintenance?!

Who You Callin High Maintenance?!
There have been a few times that I have posted things to this blog that I think I have thought through very thoroughly and worded very carefully. Then I post the blog entry and realize that there were some things I failed to think through when people start calling me and IMing me to complain. For example, shortly before a good friend got di [...]

Brilliant Marketing Schemes that Owe ...

Brilliant Marketing Schemes that Owe the World $Billions. Nay, $Trillions
I pulled up to a stoplight on the way to work this morning and looked over to see how bad the gas companies are screwing us. “$2.99!?!?! Wooooo Hoooo!” I actually caught myself cheering out loud in the car there. Then I stopped. “$2.99? That’s not a good deal. I recall filling up my entire tank of gas for $8.00.̶ [...]

High Maintenance

High Maintenance
So I was talking with an acquaintance the other day and he accused (in a round-a-bout way) my wife of being high maintenance. I had to stop and rethink the conversation to make sure I had heard him correctly. It reminded me of the part where Harry explains to Sally that she is the worst kind. “High maintenance but you think you’ [...]