April 21st, 2006


I called the looming gas shortage on Wednesday.

Remember when I mentioned that I've been spotting scattered signs that the U.S. might be heading for a gas shortage?

Remember my poll?

Remember I mentioned this on Wednesday?

Now is the time to mention:

Sometimes I really, really hate being right.

Granted, the cause cited in the Reuters article cites the "transition to a new anti-smog gasoline blend using corn-based ethanol as an additive" for the current crop of gas shortages. However, it seems to me that I've been seeing warning signs of a coming problem long before the past few days.

I'm not convinced that this going to settle down at all once the "distribution" issues for the new gas are worked out. I think we're going to see lines this summer that'll rival the Carter-era gas crunch (or at least what I can remember of it in my very, very dim and very, very young childhood memories).

And if our sociopath-in-chief decides to drop a bomb on Iran in the next month or two...well, we can all kiss cheap and possibly plentiful gas goodbye.

*hugs my Saturn and its 38 mpg*
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Music from the Cube: What Am I Listening to Today?

Drat. So much for leaving work on time today. *rrrrrrr*

Tight deadlines suck. A "prefect" Friday for my "perfect" work week.

It's been a Pixies sort of week, as in I've had Wave of Mutiliation on repeat play all. week. long.

Sometimes you just need Pixies. And Dropkick Murphys. And The Ramones.

I think you know what I'm getting at here.

So, to show my love, I will share my mood with the rest of you in the form of MP3 downloads.

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Pixie weeks and a WtF? Selling self-published fanfiction on Amazon? The hell?

Just got home from work and am about to crawl into bed with a miserable headache.

That Pixies kind of week? Means that I have to work a half-day tomorrow to catch up with myself.

Also, WtF?

Someone is actually attempting to tell self-published fanfic on Amazon?

Holy shit! It's on Barnes & Noble's website, too!

*runs screaming*

The stupid is strong with this one.

ETA: bastardsnow has pointed me to the announcement that the writer has pulled her book.

Not that the damage hasn't already been done.
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