Thursday, October 23, 2008

Awesome and Not so Much

Awesome - Have you seen the price of gas? Regular costs $2.74 at Fred Meyer today, plus I get an extra 15 cents off that with my Fred Meyer MasterCard.

Not So Much - So much knocking and pinging in the engine, I think I'm going to have to start paying for premium.

Awesome - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Not So Much - Book 1 in a trilogy. Book 2 due out...who knows when! Serious issues left unresolved.

Awesome - Cleaning the house when no kids are home.

No So Much - Finding "berries" from fake Cap'n Crunch cereal all over the house by stepping on them. Now I know why it's called Cap'n CRUNCH.

Awesome - The Smithereens

Not So Much - One of my Smithereens CD's has a $7.95 price tag on it. (When I was a kid, CD's only cost $7.95 and there was an actual key on the keyboard for "cents.") I'm pretty sure I bought it used though.

Awesome - Fall Festival fun at school this Friday. OK, who am I kidding. It's going to be over crowded and not fun with cheap prizes and expensive food that the kids will beg for. What's the Halloween equivalent of a "grinch?" That's me.

Not So Much - I forgot to order the $5 game bracelets by yesterday's deadline and now I'll have to pay $8 each at the Fall Festival. And wait in line.

Awesome - Bird seed in teacup bird feeder no longer under water.

Not So Much - No birds have come to my teacup bird feeder yet.

Awesome - This article on the Implausibility of the Death Star's Trash Compactor.

Not So Much - The time I wasted reading the article, twice, when I should have been vacuuming up fake Cap'n Crunch berries from the carpet.


megan said...

I am excited to read The Hunter's on hold at the library with a big wait list.

Erika and Ryan said...

Yay, gas was $2.97 yesterday at Sams Club. I was so happy to finally see it under $3.00! So do you feel like you're totally left hanging with The Hunger Games? Is it worth reading now or should I wait until another book in the trilogy comes out?

Tara said...

That's excellent! Love the Death Star article. Can't wait to send it to some of my engineer buddies.

Angela said...

Your bird feeder is adorable! I hope the premium gas helps your car. I tried to descibe the sound the engine made when I pushed on the gas but I couldn't mimic it with my mouth. The only thing I could compare it to was the sound a car might make if it blew bubbles out the back. He said it was an exhaust leak. Maybe that's your fix!?!

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Heather said...

Okay, I just read about the pinging in your you really think that's due to the gas you're using? If so, a light may have just gone on in my head...

Afton said...

Angela, my car is not farting. Heather, I saw a commercial a long time back (well, not THAT long) from Chevron, I think, that said something about engine knocking and pinging and that you should use a higher quality gasoline. I remember Terry also said he had problems with his engine when he used a low octane fuel and that the problem went away when he started buying higher octane again. I guess it's worth a try.

Debbie said...

That noise happened to me once and I bought a cheap additive and added it to one tank of gas (not premium). It fixed it for me. Sorry I don't remember what the additive was, but I bet Shucks Auto could tell you! It cleaned the lines or something...

Is your bird feeder no longer under water because you have had better weather? Or did you put a drain or something in it?