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    It's sunny and will be very warm today. Left the house at 5 to drive to Charlottesville for a meeting.

    TOTD: I've been paying about $4.35/gallon for 93 octane. Down here in Charlottesville, I just filled the tank with 93 octane for $3.73/gallon. What are you paying these days?
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    Finally, it should be in the high 60s with no severe winds or drenching rains. I have to replant some stuff because the exotic wetness rotted some seedlings.

    TOTD: I have no least idea. I never pump gas. Since we only have one vehicle, every male in my family knows that I will basically run out of gas before I'll pump any. The last time I filled up was about 2 or 3 years ago and Mr. Snaps had to hear about it for hours. :D
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    It's so weird that you're "girlie" about that, Ginger. I hope you never tie up traffic like the Porsche Cayenne I was stuck behind one day. She tied up one lane of a two lane road because she had run out of gas, as she girlishly admitted with a laugh. Obviously she was bargaining on getting home before she ran out. I still had my cheap little Saturn then, and I brightly said, "Oh, MY car has a light that comes on to tell me I'm getting low on gas." Just being helpful, you know.
    She said, "Oh, my God, you're such a bitch!" I said, "Better a bitch than an idiot."
    Don't Let This Happen To You, Ginger.
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    It's so weird that you're "girlie" about that, Ginger. I hope you never tie up traffic like the Porsche Cayenne I was stuck behind one day. She tied up one lane of a two lane road because she had run out of gas, as she girlishly admitted with a laugh. Obviously she was bargaining on getting home before she ran out. I still had my cheap little Saturn then, and I brightly said, "Oh, MY car has a light that comes on to tell me I'm getting low on gas." Just being helpful, you know.
    She said, "Oh, my God, you're such a bitch!" I said, "Better a bitch than an idiot."
    Don't Let This Happen To You, Ginger.
    My car has one of those lights also apparently. I seem to recall seeing it during the Gas-Pumping Unpleasantness a few years ago.

    I can take out stitches, bake a cake, use a chainsaw, sew Western-style dress shirts, and host fabulous parties, all of which I do often on behalf of Mr. Snaps (it's not like I have an interest in faculty parties). The least he can do is kill spiders and keep the gas topped up.

    A girl has to put her foot down (on the accelerator) sometimes or men will get the wrong idea. ;)
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    Our forecast calls for a high of 106 degrees today.
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    I just came back from an errand. Gas is $3.67.
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    I think I paid $3.60 or so for 87 octane a week and a half ago. I've heard it's gone done since then. I won't need more until next week.
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    Damn! 106 in Texas. There are some things about Texas that we miss. Heat just felt good, somehow.

    But it'll be 70 here.

    I don't buy much gas, even though I drive a pickup. Fill up about once a month, so I really don't pay much attention to how much it costs. Wife would know, though.

    I think Ginger's attitude in hilarious. I know someone just like (well, very similar to) her in Ft Worth.:)
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    Diesel is 3.69 a gallon. A good portion of the fuel that I use I make from crude oil, used motor oil and condensation from natural gas wells(pentane, hexane and butane).
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    Just filled up here for $4.09 a gallon for regular, which is the cheapest I could find in my area.
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