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Friday, September 02, 2005

Thanks for Nothing...

Good news, the situation at the pumps isn’t quite as bad as I feared. Yeah, most stations have started giving a free tube of KY Jelly with every fill up. At lest that f@$king we’re taking won’t be quite as painful that way. Hey, anything that eases the pain is A-Okay in my book.

In a preemptive move, my daycare raised their cost of tuition by $10 a week. Yes, that’s per child. Citing the cost of gas made transporting our children to and from school economically unfeasible at their current rate and that was before the price hit (and passed in places) $3.00 per gallon.

In what may be the single most brilliant stroke of genius I have ever witnessed, the state of Oklahoma chose now to implore the people to vote in a gas tax for use in rebuilding our crumbling roads. Wait, isn’t that why we have a gazillion toll roads in this state? Hmm, I guess I was mistaken. That money must go into the pockets of politicians some other fund. I can understand the idea behind the proposal, but now is not the time.

We had planned to spend the majority of the holiday weekend on the lake. I know that is a novel idea, but we thought we would try something that no one else would ever think of. After doing a few quick calculations, I realized to my horror that the cost of filling my boat, Sea-Doo and Trail Blazer (to pull them with) at the low low price of $3.49 a gallon (apparently I can’t run the “cheap” gas in marine equipment) I am looking at about $210 and that is if I only have to fill up once. For that kind of money, I could almost buy one of those Soft-Pools and just hang out in the backyard all weekend.

I could go on and on about this subject, but…you are all going through the same thing, so I would just be preaching to the choir. Oh, well I thought it might help if I vented. It didn’t, but at least I have the KY to soothe the pain.


At 4:41 PM, Blogger Robin said...

Well, you know, as long as say, two or three people get rich, that's all that matters. *sarcasm*

Now a little joke you've probably seen before (actually it's supposedly a true story):

Doctor asks an elderly woman: "How's the food?"

Elderly woman: "Oh, it's good. Except for that Kentucky Jelly."

*I think it's time to lock the scientists up until they come up with a viable alternate energy source.

At 7:13 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

My wife and I have spent the better part of the last decade working on that viable alternate energy source. We have a patented process for converting Natural Gas to Diesel (GTL).

My wife (the scientest) develops the catalyst needed for the conversion and I handle the Instrumentation and control systems that make the plants run.

We have already produced thousands of barrels of Ultra-Clean fuel. There are buses in D.C., Denali National Park and right here in Tulsa that are running on our fuels.

We have also delved into the wonderful world of turning gassified coal into fuel (CTL).

So, fear not we are trying to save the world from the grip of evil oilmen, but it is going to take a little more time.


At 7:06 PM, Blogger Breazy said...

Goody be glad your gas stations are giving you the KY jelly , here in good ole East Tennessee we are still getting our f@$king dry . I try to grease my a$$ myself before filling up and of course I keep a full box of kleenex on the passenger seat to clean my face after filling . LOL! Man what a world we live in. All of that aside , it is good to hear that someone is trying to do things to better this country ! :)

At 4:37 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Lol! Thanks, I just hope we see the end result soon.

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