Under normal conditions, I don’t drive much and usually only have to fill the gas tank every 10-14 days. I made it 20 days before getting gas yesterday, and the price per gallon was about 45 cents cheaper than that last purchase in late March. $1.779 a gallon is probably the cheapest price I’ve paid since 2003ish… and of course, is a reflection of the lack of demand for gas in the past month. Those of us “essential” people on the outside can at least appreciate the savings at the pump…
And no, there is no American currency that can pay 9/10 of a cent. But it’s that 9/10 that has been attached to the price of every gallon of gas sold in the US for over a century that has added up to put the caviar and escargot on the Lone Ranger themed plates of oil magnates in Texas.
Now, with all of that classical gas out of the way, let’s get on to our feature presentation… answering Melanie’s Share Your World questions for this week! As always, Share Your World can be heard in beautiful Dolby Surround Sound and is closed captioned for the hearing impaired….
What do you do to get rid of stress?
It’s always best to have a pillow handy to throw around when you are feeling stressed out. Unfortunately, I don’t keep pillows laying around The Nest, so I substitute a possum instead…
In the past people were buried with the items they would need in the afterlife, what would you want buried with you so you could use it in the afterlife?
They say you can’t take it with you, but it couldn’t hurt to have a generous tip handy to slip to St. Peter while he’s going over your permanent record…
What’s the opposite of a koala?
Those of you who followed my blog three or four years ago know exactly what the opposite of a koala is…
What’s the creepiest tech out there?
How does it know how I feel? HOW DOES IT KNOW THAT!?!?!?!?!?
What method are you using to find your smile right now?
The best method is to use the mirror and its reflective properties… though maybe not the bathroom mirror Mitzi uses to take her nude selfies unless you heavily wipe it down first.
isn’t that bitter irony? the gas is cheap and we are grounded? I don’t trust such rings since I got the magic ring from my cornflakes box what promised to make me invisible…
Supply and demand is a fickle beast. Never trust rings that come in cereal boxes. They were only made to try and choke little kids….
Agreed big brother and mood rings, can anyone say conspiracy? Lol
Gas here has gotten down to $1.51 a gallon, but since working from home, I still have 3/4 of a tank.
Who knew 60’s technology could be so evil? Our gas would probably be that cheap if us “downstaters” didn’t have to pay Chicago taxes on everything. But I think they’re shooting people who try to sneak into Missouri for the cheap gas these days (I think!)….
Those rings are just what I need, now I don’t have to use my time thinking how do I feel. Gas is also here cheaper, but not like you, you get with your money three times more gas than we.
I’ve always heard gas is crazy expensive in Europe. When it hit $4 a gallon about ten years ago, people wanted to riot…
Now gas is about 1.4 Euros for a little, hubby said it is about 6 dollars a gallon.
I haven’t put gas in my car in so long I can’t remember what I last paid but no doubt it’s LESS now than it was THEN. I remember when mood rings made a debut – I think it may have been the early 70s? They were ugly gray stones when you weren’t wearing them – then you would get some sort of color if you did wear it. They were cheap rings for the most part too but everyone I knew had one. Silly – you can tell what mood someone is in by looking at their face for pete’s sake. By the way – what is the origin of that term do you know? Who the heck is “Pete” ???????
I’ve actually never had a mood ring before to see it in action, and I’ve always wondered if its “magical mood perceiving properties” had any truth to them or not. I don’t know the origin of “for Pete’s sake,” but it probably didn’t come from someone named Peter! They’re already getting robbed to pay Paul, so I hear…
Infectious smile? BWAHAHAHHAHA!!! Thanks E.S. for Sharing Your World and all the wonderful twisty-ness your followers (we’re so not worthy) have come to expect. I ain’t goin’ ‘after’ if that guy with the red suit and the extreme skull malformation is there. I hate the heat HERE (although this year I realize the benefits of living somewhere HOT…apparently it’ll melt that horrid virus faster than a bucket of water on the witch in “The Wizard of Oz”. I hope it’s true. Now if we can only entice warmer temperatures up here….there was SNOW on the mountain this morning *sob* I don’t like the cold either. Can’t we all be MODERATE already ?? 😛
The problem with moderation is that sometimes it only works in the long run…. as in, this cold week is balancing out the wonderfully warm (and sometimes even HOT) week that came before it. I was oh so tempted to try out the AC when it hit 90 last Thursday…. but remembered it was still early April, and under no circumstances am I turning on the air that early EVER! I’ll keep the heat running through May though if I have to…
Glad I could be of some entertainment value. Keep those questions coming, and I’ll keep supplying the ridiculous answers…
$1.779? You seriously overpaid. Gas at Costco was $1.359 last week. One dollar and thirty five cents!! Pinch me, I think I’m dreaming. I was disappointed I didn’t have more of an empty tank.
You don’t have to pay Chicago taxes in Colorado, though. Illinois is such a scam with the entire state having to support one huge metropolitan area that doesn’t even like to recognize the fact that we “downstaters” even exist!
Despite there being a refinery in a northern suburb, gas is typically higher. To find it that cheap was a real shocker to me. I think they must have mis-priced it!
All of the refineries are on my side of the river, and yet, you have to cross to get the cheap gas because of the state taxes…
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I don’t think our gas is anywhere near that cheap here. The good ol’ state of Washington just keeps adding evermore taxes to the price. Not that it’s a big expense for me – I don’t drive much either. My youngest asked me the other day if I was tired of being “stuck” at home. The truth is, I love it! Although I will probably love lockdown a lot less starting next week. My oldest is getting laid off and will be home. I’ll be looking and feeling like that angry koala after two days of sharing my kitchen! Any time I try to cook or clean up the endless messes, there he is. 🤯
Maybe if you can channel that angry koala just right, you can scare him straight. Don’t mess with Mama Koala’s kitchen!
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Great answers. I see the price for gas around here and am amazed by how low it is. It contributes to the surreal feeling of our times.
I remember the shock and horror I had the first time I saw a “2” at the beginning of a gas price. And now seeing a “1” there just looks so weird…
Um, not sure that’s St Peter – think you’ve gone the “other way”…
I haven’t bought petrol for weeks as I’m not allowed to go anywhere during the lockdown, but according to the internet our average fuel price is £1.10/litre, which is 20p less than pre-virus. Right when I don’t need it and am not allowed to go buy any.
You should sneak out and fill up a few buckets….. glasses….. empty cartons.
Hi! Following Bryntins BLT journey. As for Saint Pete, he is a Saint, bless him. Bribing a saint takes a brave soul. Literally!
The sheer audacity of the act should get one sent to The Good Place. That is, if God has the sense of humor I hope he has…
You’re beating on a poor possum to release stress? Hasn’t Buster already been through enough, especially in your comics? Geez. Sounds like you need a Dammit doll to beat the crap out of. Of course, we have one here… and it may be backfiring, as my kids have taken to clobbering me with said doll… 😛