Friday, April 11, 2008


Well, I made it to the third waypoint today. I took it pretty easy today as I want to be ready for the Beat Beethovan run tomorrow. The write-up the UA group did for the waypoints have been interesting. Like I mentioned on a previous post, I never had any desire to climb Everest but I have always wanted to visit Tibet. I remember reading Paradise Lost way back (according to my son, it would've been printed on papyrus or stone tablets) and the area sounded like a great place to visit. I have also been trying to get ready to head back up to Barrow tomorrow evening. All in all, it has been a hectic day.

I was really tempted to go on a long walk this evening but from everything I've heard, a good nights sleep is what I really need. So I took the bus home and settled for the short walk up to the house. I have to admit that I really don't mind riding the bus. The walks to and from the bus stop is only 1/2 a mile, but it is enough to get me going in the morning plus I have to walk from the bus stop up to my office. A couplr of days ago, I was noticing that kids are still driving around as if gas was still cheap i.e. full throttle starts, spinning tires, etc. Way back when I was in high school, gas was around 32 cents per gallon and minimum wage was $1.65 per hour. So each gallon was about 12 minutes of work. Now, gas is about 30 minutes of work at minimum wage. Why are they willing to waste so much gas (hours of labor)? They must either be heavily subsidized by their parents or making a lot more than minimum wage. The bus is a viable option as the fare is about the same as the fuel cost for me to drive in. I hope they don't cancel the route as ridership was really low.

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