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Travel Channel: Where are you going today?

Robert Taylor – February 25, 2008 03:02PM Reply Quote
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El Jeffe – March 29, 2008 03:35AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I think we're taking a trip. Today we'll venture out over 40 miles from home. If anyone will be in the area, let me know!


What a journey.

rino – March 29, 2008 04:19AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
You stole that image from glocktalk.com !! Dude.

I worked from home two days this week. No commute! Saved 2 hours of my life, it's wonderful. Wish I could do it once a week.

I'll make up for it in a few weeks when we go to Caribbean.

El Jeffe – March 29, 2008 05:20AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Hey, rine-man, I asked for smileys. I'm resorting to appropriating what I need, now.
I work from home when I can. Saves gas money.
But, plans have changed. Going to glorious downtown Muncie now today. I have an Uncle with Alzheimer's. And all the aunts and uncles are taking them (his wife, too) food/dinner. My kids have not been up there either in a long time or ever. It'll be nice to get to see everyone. I do, fairly often, but it's always nice, imo. Great family.

What a journey.

tliet – March 29, 2008 06:56AM Reply Quote
Since the beginning of this year I've worked from home. I've travelled at most 500km by car since then although I did fly to India and will do in about 5 days again. I have to calculate it if I saved carbon by working from home.

ddt – March 29, 2008 07:15AM Reply Quote
work from home most of the time, and now live near public transport and can walk to stores -- really happy about that. recently i've only driven (and tried to carpool as much as possible) once or twice a week to san jose, which is about a 1hr highway drive, to go to the velodrome.

haven't turned on the heat in my place for a month or two. it's electric forced air, which is $$$. wear a lot of warm stuff and wool hats and drink hot tea.

don't compost, though, even though the city picks up bins every week if you don't have your own garden.

ddt

tliet – March 29, 2008 08:12AM Reply Quote
Heh, I'm dieting on my heating as well. Nowadays I'm comfortable with 17 degrees although in the evenings I treat myself to 18 degrees. My gf doesn't like it, so I turn up the heat whenever she's over, I wear shirts at her place because it's too hot for me now.

rino – March 29, 2008 08:20AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Our latest heating oil delivery, 227 gallons @ $3.62/gal.
Total of 677 gallons for this heating season.

johnny k – March 31, 2008 07:28AM Reply Quote
I stay at home most of the time ("work" seems too strong a word). Haven't had heating/air conditioning on in a month or two. Just leave the doors open or turn on a fan. Did take two 9-hour plane flights this weekend, ugh.

El Jeffe – March 31, 2008 07:40AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
sorry, I did not create this for carbon discussion but for TRAVEL discussion. I merely wanted to put a dig about the carbon emissions required for travel.

What a journey.

rino – March 31, 2008 08:28AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Listen El Jeffe, I didn't start the fire! I'm going to make it burn and burn...

stan adams – March 31, 2008 08:57AM Reply Quote
rino: (trying to tie carbon footprint with travel in a really round a bout way...)

I always wonder what sort of a place doesn't have access to gas for home heating? I don't mean this in a negative way -- in most of my travels through the "middle of the country" I see lots of old oil tanks and a far number or rural areas that are feed with propane. I gather that in the "old east" piped natural gas can be hard to come by, by what about propane? I have no idea how it compares "in actual dollar outlay" -- just curious.

Dr. Strangelove – March 31, 2008 09:49AM Reply Quote
I'll give the boss some satisfaction. I'm going to Hawaii for two weeks next December, a week on Maui and a week on Kauai. Been to Maui a couple times before; never been to Kauai. Looking forward to it and looking for suggestions for things to do on either island.

rino – March 31, 2008 10:27AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
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I always wonder what sort of a place doesn't have access to gas for home heating? I don't mean this in a negative way -- in most of my travels through the "middle of the country" I see lots of old oil tanks and a far number or rural areas that are feed with propane. I gather that in the "old east" piped natural gas can be hard to come by, by what about propane? I have no idea how it compares "in actual dollar outlay" -- just curious.

That wasn't my quote you quoted but the issue pertains ...

My neighborhood does have natural gas. But you see, I live on a dead end, exactly one house in from the street with the pipes, and, my dead end has exactly two, maybe three possible customers. There are paper streets running through the wood next to our houses so it's feasible there'll be more potential customers (let's hope not and save the green!!!) but, the natural gas folks wouldn't even consider running the pipe the some 100 feet or whatever the tiny lot size is to get me natural gas! And I was prepared to spend money to toke on that pipe.

So as a result we have a propane pig sitting on the side of our house. I want to cook with gas, and, the new room uses a gas heater rather than attempt to crack into and extend an 80 yr old heating system. Our old heating system boiler burns fuel oil. I can't see adding more propane capacity to change my primary fuel.
Believe me though I'm looking at fuel cell tech and everything in between.

Sorry El Jeffe.

Robert Taylor – March 31, 2008 02:49PM Reply Quote
Why do we need two threads for this?

El Jeffe – March 31, 2008 03:48PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
we don't. I had overlooked the other one.

What a journey.

rino – March 31, 2008 05:27PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
…and I'l just prattle on taking no notice.

tomierna (Admin) – April 01, 2008 06:38AM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
Merged.

stan adams – April 01, 2008 07:58AM Reply Quote
gracias

btw:

My eldest cousin's eldest daughter got married Saturday. She is a really lovely bright girl, and her hubby seems like a very decent sort of a guy. They both have good jobs and probably have sizable savings. They haven't struck me as being ostentation of compulsive spenders, but I have to revise my opinions based on their choice of honeymoon destination:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bora_Bora#Today
http://www.pacificmagazine.net/news/2008/03/31/tahiti-tourism-slide-continues

They are going to be their for like two weeks. Everything I've seen suggest that'll cost 'em far in excesse of $10K...

OUCH!!!
And WTF -- it is a honeymoon. Wouldn't anyplace be swell?

johnny k – April 01, 2008 02:22PM Reply Quote
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ddt
cool! there's plenty i miss about "the hub". if you're in cambridge, i can recommend a few bars and places to eat.

Sorry, but I'll hit you up next time. My old roommate recommended Country Kitchen, Union Bar & Grill, and Zaftig's. Each was better than the next, and all were great. I like the area a lot. Walked everywhere no prob, lost a few pounds in spite of the rich eats.



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Madaracs – April 03, 2008 05:05AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
-Just got back from Playa Del Carmen two weeks ago.

-Going to Cozumel in June. (For a wedding)

-Going to West Virginia in two weeks (For work)

-Going to K'auai in September.

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