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Hypermiling Part One or, “How to Make Friends While Driving”

So, yesterday, I started “practicing” my hypermiling skills. I hit the Interstate at 63 miles per hour (the speed limit is 55 mph), staying in the right lane almost the whole 25 miles to work. I didn’t have to hit the brakes for almost 20 miles of the trip. No fast accellerations, no slamming the … Continue reading

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Hypermiling or “How to Save Gas by Changing Your Driving Habits”

I saw a news bit last week on hypermiling and got to thinking. Is it possible to save money/gas by using these techniques? A lot of people that are hypermiling are driving hybrid vehicles, but a lot are driving old fashioned gas guzzlers, too. Hypermilers are drivers that exceed EPA estimated fuel efficiency on their … Continue reading

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Memorial Day .. Pause at 3:pm on Monday

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was first observed on May 30, 1868 in order to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers. It was declared a national holiday by Congress in 1971 to be celebrated on the last Monday in May. I find it so strange that people will wish you a “Happy Memorial … Continue reading

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The Price of Gas is On My Mind and On My Charge Card

Someone recently e-mailed me a link to an interesting web site MSN Auto that will help you find cheap gas by zip codes. So, I plugged in my zip code and found cheap(er) gas about 15 minutes away that would take me about 30 minutes to get to. The three or four cents per gallon … Continue reading

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Armageddon, Yogi Berra, and the Price of Gas

Thanks to Yogi Berra for the quote. The reason it came to mind yesterday was because I needed to put gas in the truck and almost had a heart attack when I saw the price for unleaded ranging from $3.87 to $3.98 a gallon. It may not be Armageddon per se, but I do believe … Continue reading

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Breaking News! Dogs Survive Day of Yard Sales

Cosmo reporting. Word has it that “she” is taking us out to some yard sales tomorrow morning. I’m getting kind of tired of these early Saturday morning forays. Dude .. what’s with the early up-and-at-em? My attitude might change, if “she” starts buying some interesting things for me once and a while. Or, at least … Continue reading