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Nov. 18th, 2008

10:47 pm - MFF trip, day 1

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Oh! I've been in a Best Western in Edmond, Oklahoma for about 4 hours now but didn't think to make a post till now.

So I got up at 7:30 am, loaded the car, bought ice and the new WALL-E DVD (came out today!)*, and got on the freeway. Had lunch at a Subway in Centerville, got gas at a Chevron in Fairfield**. Dallas had some construction, and HORRIBLE congestion (on the other side)! I think I better go around the city via 635 on the way back.

The cruise control works great, but with one downside: By removing my natural tendency to speed, it takes me longer to get places. The sun set as I reached Oklahoma City. Despite that, I found my way to the Best Western without trouble. I checked in, went out to dinner at Steak & Shake, and came back here to browse the Inter-Net.

Tomorrow: Des Moines!



*The WALL-E packaging is interesting. It's environmentally friendly, being made entirely of cardboard, no plastic. You pull out the slideout piece, unfold a flap that lists the scene titles and bonus features, and the disc is sitting inside in a disc-sized hole in the cardboard, with another little flap of cardboard holding it in place. And there's nothing holding it at the hole in the center; no infuriating little plastic claws or friction ring that refuse to let you have the disc unless you pull hard on it and bend the damn thing almost in half! Nope, you just lift it right out. BEST DVD PACKAGING EVER!

**Gas back home in Houston is currently $1.89/gallon. In Fairfield, it was $1.99/gallon. Waaaah, expeeensiiiiiive! :}

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From:orv
Date:November 19th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
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Still over $2/gallon here.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:November 19th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
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I don't know what gas prices are doing there, but I've been amazed at how they've been dropping here - it seems like every second or third day, I'd look at the gas prices (there's quite a fair number of gas stations congregated about a 10 minute drive away) and they'd drop another cent! I'd point it out every time I see it - another one!

In September I think it was (I posted it in an LJ reply somewhere), the gas station on the corner was at the highest price I've ever seen it, $1.39.9. The price hasn't been raised once since. This morning it was lowered to 89.9, that's 40 cents in about 2 months! At this rate, they'll be paying *us* by Easter!
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:November 19th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
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Is the DVD environmentally friendly as well? Is it made out of leaves and tree bark?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 20th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
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It's made out of an old shoe and a little seedling.
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From:oniomancer
Date:November 20th, 2008 06:09 am (UTC)
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I'm embarrassed to admit i only recently figured out those ring things are designed to release when you press in the center.
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