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Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Cold and Uninspired
It's cold out and I have nothing to write about.

Well, that's not exactly true. I do have a rant on the used-car salesman from my latest test drive on Monday night. But for some reason I don't have the energy. I think it's because I've told it to too many people already. I will say this: if I ever hear "I have a family to feed" come out of the mouth of another salesperson I will immediately walk out and not buy whatever it was I was thinking of buying. Same goes for "young lady," "we never do this," and "out on a limb." Although I did not get a car on Monday night, I felt like I won when I looked at that greasy guy for a silent 5 seconds and he could no longer meet my eye. Add to that fact that I knew more about the car than he did: "Aren't you going to tell me about the horizontally opposed engine, Sir Slimey?"

On an unrelated note: Can anyone explain to me why it's cheaper to fly to London, England than to Austin, TX? Doesn't it take more fuel to get across the Atlantic? I just don't get it.

I'm grumpy. Muh.

posted by LoRi~fLoWer
  • At 6:07 PM, Blogger Colin said…

    Actually, it may take more fuel to go to Austin, but I'm not 100% sure. Going across the Atlantic, you have the jetstream in your favor, so you're not fighting any kind of winds, but going south and west from PA, you're definitely fighting the prevailing winds. Of course, considering how much shorter a flight to Austin probably is, it may have nothing to do with fuel costs at all, and more to do with competition and demand. More people north of DC probably want to fly to England than to Texas.

  • At 8:03 AM, Blogger LoRi~fLoWer said…

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  • At 8:05 AM, Blogger LoRi~fLoWer said…

    Are you always so serious, sir? And so right?

  • At 9:18 AM, Blogger Colin said…

    I think I can say with certainty that I'm not always so serious (though, uh, I'm serious probably way too often). As for the rightness, well, I know at least one reader of your blog is a friend of mine and he can confirm that it is very rare for me to actually be right.

  • At 9:20 AM, Blogger LoRi~fLoWer said…

    He said, seriously.
    The said reader friend of yours seems to have fallen off the face of the earth.

  • At 12:21 PM, Blogger monkeybro said…

    What kind of car did you get?

  • At 1:00 PM, Blogger LoRi~fLoWer said…

    I didn't.

  • At 1:18 PM, Blogger monkeybro said…

    Doy...I think I read that somewhere.
    Maybe I can help with your flight to Austin...

  • At 1:21 PM, Blogger LoRi~fLoWer said…

    I was thinking of coming around Thanksgiving, I heard all the chumps migrate to Oregon around then.

  • At 2:35 PM, Blogger Colin said…

    Yeah... Kael has a tendency to magically disappear sometimes. He's always reappeared before, though, so I imagine it'll happen again.

  • At 8:22 PM, Blogger Ken said…

    jet streams!?

    it's cheaper because they already set the flight on a big plane going to london, whether you're on it or not. they'd just like to fill that seat, and a sharply discounted seat garners them more money than $0.

    whereas austin probably has fewer flights on a smaller plane and therefore is more likely to be full. so they can charge more and get away with it.

  • At 9:57 PM, Blogger Colin said…

    Jeez... first you're mad about the Bear Flag Republic, THEN you're pissed about the Jet Stream. Is there anything Ken's NOT pissed about?

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