June 9th, 2007

My wonderful Meg kitty.

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Since stonesundial has been hanging out with us a lot, relsqui and I have been going out to eat a fair amount. As it happens, one of our favorite restaurants is right across from a Borders.

I've had the addiction pretty well beaten out of me by a few years of abject poverty, but the call of books begging to be acquired over the ton I already own is strong and an inherited trait from my father. It's silenced somewhat when I reflect on books I own and haven't yet read. Still, I am occasionally weak. One of these times came a week or so ago. I picked up a copy of Starship Troopers -- a favorite book of level_head -- and began reading it. I finished it not more than an hour ago and I understand immediately why he likes it so much.

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That wasn't more than two months ago -- not a bad pace at all considering how work at my now-previous employer was going. I think I'll pick up something a bit denser and see if I can't push myself a bit.
My wonderful Meg kitty.

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Improve your fuel efficiency. The guy did the right thing -- the Insight has one of the lowest drag coefficients of any production car. IIRC, it's a difference of .2 better than the Prius which is pretty significant. It's still a hybrid which means it could be even better. For one thing, driving the speed limit isn't a guarantee of fuel efficiency. Every car's power curve is different. The ideal for my MR2, for example, is around 80-90 mph. My Aerostar's happier at around 60 mph.

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