The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

18 May 2004

We just want to pump you up

Two bucks a gallon, reports Debra Galant:

At least they pump it for you here in New Jersey. But at these prices, I'd kind of like to see it delivered in a crystal decanter.

I paid $1.899 this past weekend over at Ollie Octane's; saints be praised that each of those gallons is propelling me just over twenty-five miles.

Posted at 6:33 AM to Family Joules

$1.89! Wooo-ooh! I'm coming on down to Ollies. Wait, how far is it to Dustbury?

Posted by: Debbie at 7:23 AM on 18 May 2004

Every time I look at gas prices lately I feel downright European.



Posted by: Myria at 7:47 AM on 18 May 2004

It's 1438 miles from the Holiday Inn at Exit 8A to my driveway. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 8:23 AM on 18 May 2004

Wow. Just think what gas prices would be if we didn't go to war in Iraq. [/sarcasm]

Posted by: Terkish Payne at 5:42 PM on 18 May 2004

Well, if it really had been All About The Oil, we should have invaded Venezuela. A lot closer, and the food's better.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:20 PM on 18 May 2004

*shudder* I keep on thinking that I picked the worst time to buy a car. Not that I had much choice in the matter.

Posted by: sya at 6:31 PM on 18 May 2004

How spoiled we are.

By the way, gas prices were almost this high in May 2001. How do I know? I drove from Florida to Kentucky. So was it All About The Oillll in May 2001?

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 6:44 PM on 18 May 2004

My first World Tour was in the summer of '01; I burned up 152.2 gallons of the stuff in just under three weeks, according to my log. I suspect this year's won't be much different.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:58 PM on 18 May 2004

Here in Big Sky Country, we're paying $1.94 per gallon.

And both The Better Living Wife and I are fine with it. Not ecstatic, but fine with it. We are truly sick to death of idiots who complain about it and blame "greedy corporations" or such.

Even at this price, it's still a bargain.

Posted by: David at 8:00 PM on 18 May 2004

Good thing we're in Oklahoma, Chucky.. Everyone knows we all live in Teepees, carry guns, and ride horses to work.

Terkish Payne, sad part is, one of those is pretty much true..

Posted by: Terkish Payne at 11:49 PM on 18 May 2004