So my story begins with my search for premium last wed night, the 24th. I had searched most of the usual fill ups around town and began heading farther south. While driving, I saw station after station with bags over their pump handles and no pricing on their marquee’s. Then I saw it, hope. A lone shell station with a full list of prices brilliantly illuminated for all to see. Upon pulling in, along with another driver, I discovered they to were out of gas…handles bagged…and had merely lazily and disconcertingly left their signage up. I began to drive off when I heard shouting from the other driver whose hopes had been mislead. I looked back to see an angry fist shaking in fury out the window of the galant and a barrage of curses and racial slurs being directed at the station’s attendant.
I continued south, pulling into a QT that seemed to have some regular. I went ahead and put in a gallon or two of 87 in order to prolong my quest to quench my car’s thirst for 93. I saw a BP tanker a few lights ahead of me. I followed him into his next stop a few miles ahead. I asked the clerk if he could find out if he was going to be dropping any premium tonight. It was my last lucky night. I filled all the way up and topped off. This would be the last time in the near foreseeable future that I would be able to find any premium fuel.
The gas availability is only the latest struggle that we are now faced with in regards to our dependency on fossil fuels. I’m not sure what’s going to happen next. The media’s coverage of the issue only seems to add fuel to the fire. The result, driver’s rushing out and hoarding all the fuel they can get their hands on.
Prices are still on the rise and lines are only getting longer. We need a solution quickly and I can only hope that refineries in Houston will be able to get up and running to quell this pandemic.
Now this on is pretty funny. I’m still a little lost as to the direction these are going…at least how they are going to help microsoft’s pull with computer buyers. But regardless I do find them very funny and it definitely changes my view on Bill Gates a little. It makes him seem a bit more average and on par with the rest of us which is pretty cool. Enjoy the long cut (above).
Will this be the end for all humanity…all the things we love like drifting, hot dogs with cheese in the middle, kroger’s wednesday senior citizen dicount days…?
CERN is flipping the switch on the first of it’s tests of it’s 4 billion dollar atom smasher in the search for what scientist are calling the “God particle.” This would be the smallest building block of matter in all the universe. Also the possibility of “dark matter” which could be the source of gravity, maybe soon we’ll all have our land speeders soon.
The down side to all of this is the small possibility of a tiny black hole. Some have speculated this to be a possibility while others in the scientific community believe it to be highly improbable. Scientists this week have begun getting death threats from activists that fear a negative outcome from the LHC’s experiments.
This is my first post on here. Joey and Jason told me to do it so I said ok. I’m not sure I have anything to post about right now, but in the future I’ll try to keep it motorsports related but that probably won’t happen.
FYI: I’m the current art director for wrecked magazine. I was responsible for graphics and layouts for issues #4, 5 and 6 so far. Hopefully everyone is enjoying them. If not, I’m sorry, I can only do my best.
A little work related background info: I’m primarily a video guy. I went to school for broadcast so that’s where most of my training leans towards. Part of that was graphic design for broadcast aswell. I really like doing graphic design and when Joey offered me the opportunity to start doing the layouts for Wrecked, I couldn’t pass it up. I still love to shoot video and I try and make it out to certain FD events when my services are needed, and the travel that comes along with that ain’t a bad thing either.