Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Sick, Tired, Want to Come Home Now

Where is Neemund right now? I’m in Orlando on a dirt-cheap, DisneyWorld vacation with TBQelite. I’m having a good time but running myself into the ground with too much to do and not enough time to do it and not enough sleep between it all. More to come…

More has now come...

We had a goal of a really fast, really cheap DisneyWorld vacation. I believe we succeeded even if I did spend more than I planned. Unfortunately I caught a nasty cold and was very deprived of sleep for the entire week. Thanks to a hurricane there was smaller park attendance which translates into shorter lines. In three days we did virtually everything there is to do at the 4 main parks. Sadly, there were some closed attractions that I was really looking forward to riding. Other cool rides we got to do repeatedly without long wait times. In total I ended up spending $360 for airfare, park tickets, and all other expenses incurred on a typical, week-long Florida vacation.

Friday, August 18, 2006

SoaP Review

I attended one of the first showings of “Snakes on a Plane” this past evening. I was pleasantly surprised in that it was actually a decent movie. It lived up to most of the internet hype, and still managed to have an almost believable plot. It was a very funny in its absurdness, yet gave the impression of attempting to be a serious movie. I am glad that I saw this movie and will most likely see it again once it is available on DVD.

Samuel L. Jackson will kill you if you don’t see this movie.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Skyrocketing Gas Prices?

People are afraid of gas prices rising thanks to the news that BP has neglected one of their main pipelines in Alaska. Here in Seattle, I’m told that half of our crude oil comes through that particular pipeline. Analysts on the local news stations were predicting an immediate return to $3 per gallon gas, with $4 looking to be a strong possibility.

Gas has dropped ten cents since that announcement. And if history is any indicator gas will slowly drop in price until around February, which is generally when gas is the cheapest in Seattle. As soon as gas drops below $1.50 per gallon people will stop hearing me complain about it being too expensive. I’ve only paid more than $3 for gas on two occasions although the average price of gas did reach $3.30 around here a few months ago. That does get quite expensive when I’m burning 20-25 gallons per week just going to and from school.