Driving in the Ocean

Every Saturday WTIT: The Blog brings you a meme called Saturday 9. It’s not to say that this is a bright idea, but it is what we do. A woman named Crazy Sam started this meme because our prior popular Saturday meme specialist Lola had unofficially retired. Her finally post was on February 16, 2008. It garnered no comments. R.I.P. So, Sam contacted all Lola’s participants and invited us to participate in her meme. We are not sure why she included us, but she did. And we are glad she did. All of Sam’s questions and writing are in bold.


1. The other day I purchased gas for $3.96, which was less than the $4.37 my local station charges per gallon. What is the current gas price in your area for regular? Monday I paid $4.15. Nothing like asking this kind of question to totally depress everyone. Maybe I should go back to bed.

2. Will your vacation plans be altered by the price of gas? I am spending a week in Maine with a couple of my neighbors, the French twins upstairs. I considered leaving one home to lighten the load, but now that just wouldn’t be fair.

3. Is there any movie this summer that you're looking forward to seeing? Even though the reviews aren’t great, I am still looking forward to see Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Search for His Walker.

4. Gas prices aside, what is your favorite vacation destination? So far, I think the Caribbean. And Sam, you didn’t think this one through. I generally don’t drive to Aruba from Connecticut. If you see my driving route on Map Quest, you'll notice I'll have to drive in the ocean.

5. Will you watch more film on DVD than in theaters this summer? We are back at depressing gas prices, are we not? I watch 99% of movies on DVD unless I am dating someone. So, after I join that dating site that I make fun of on Fridays I will get back to you.

6. Will you fly anywhere this summer? Not a chance, fares have tripled. But, I wasn’t planning to fly anywhere anyway. You can’t imagine the amount of friends I have all over the country that when I offer to see them say, “I’ll be away then.” I will respond, “I haven’t given you dates yet!” And then I get, “That doesn’t matter. We will be elsewhere.” I say I am an acquired taste. Maybe not one everyone aquires...

7. Guess: How high will a gallon of gas peak at? I’d guess at $5. Is this like a pool? Will we win anything if we are fucking correct? I thought not. I hate this meme.

8. Will gas prices effect who you vote for in this fall's election? No. But here is a hint. I will not vote for an old white guy who thinks 100-year wars are a good thing.

9. How much will the price of home heating oil effect you? Now I’ve got to be depressed thinking about the winter? Sam, this week could not have been a bigger disaster. What is next week about – famous serial killers that we remember? I'd bet $5 that the suicide rate among the people who played this fucking meme this weekend might spike.

We hope that when we come
that you will be here. Although,
If you pass after today's post, we
will totally understand.
We will return here on
WTIT: The Blog.
Same time. Same Blog. Goodnight, Sam.

33 comments:

Kwizgiver said...

Enjoy Maine. It's great here. You'd like it even more with twins, I'm sure.

annie said...

You're funny.
I'm beginning to look forward to your crazy Sat. posts.
Have fun with the twins!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Kwiz-
If I only remember their names!

Through Thick and Thin said...

I agree - very depressing.
Enjoy Maine anyhow -

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Annie-
Thank you. I'll pass on your greetings to all my neighborhood!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Debbie-
Thanks. It wil be special!

Mercedes said...

You are absolutely hilarious! I am a little more depressed now-lol! Ooohhh~Maine-lighthouses-fun...of course you already have the eye candy with ya. Thanks for visiting me...again!

Happy Saturday!
Mere

milet said...

depressing ? huh! but your answer made me smile and forget about oil price hike.

enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Mere-
I always enjoy the visit. If only the eye candy were real...

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Milet-
Kind of you to say. Enjoy your as well...

Shannon H. said...

And just how would you decide on which twin to leave home?

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Shannon-
In this ridiculous scenerio, I'd go with the one who weighed more...

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

oops I mean less. Ya know to save gas...

Dawn said...

The french twins :)
Parlez-Vous Français?

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Dawn-
Agréable de vous pour demander. Quand j'ai vraiment rencontré les jumeaux, je pourrais parler le français. Mais ils ont été si ivres qu'il n'a pas eu d'importance. Mais comme notre rapport a mûri je suis devenu très coulant. Vous ne pouvez pas dormir woth deux femme qui ne savent aucun anglais et communiquent pour toujours. Je devrais apprendre un espagnol pour les triplés mexicains, pourtant.

Anonymous said...

Como desafío usted trata mis pequeñas bellezas españolas este camino. ¿Triplice el placer, triplice la diversión ... no ha oído usted este? Si ellos sabían sobre los gemelos franceses malditos que usted ha estado escondiendo en la escalera yo no habría ido al problema de vender a todas nuestras mulas para conseguirlos a Nueva Inglaterra y de México. Espero que usted sea feliz ahora Sr. Weiser. ¡¡Americanos!!
Firmado,
Los Trillizos mejicanos Madre

The Mexican Triplets said...

¡Pero Madre, lo amamos! ¡No nos preocupamos por twin.s francés viviremos abajo en el sótano si tenemos para complacer. A la madre! Prometemos enviarle Smirnoff cada Navidad. ¡Queremos vivir en la Emisora de Radio de Cinta de WTIT! Esto es un sueño realizado. Y ningunas mulas....

Firmado,
Sus hijas buxomy

Mimi Lenox said...

Talk about an international audience. That entrecard must really be working for you.

P.S. If my Spanish serves me correctly, I think the triplets are having a problem with immigration. Something about mules?
I think you should go to Maine and never come back to avoid the scandal.

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Mims-
Can't chat. Packing for Maine.

Dawn said...

Okay... so you got me.. had to get my daughter to translate and she walked away shaking her head at the Mexican triplets :D

storyteller said...

I enjoyed your responses to Saturday 9 (especially #2 and 4) … and the comment you left on mine earlier this morning. Thanks for visiting even though I’m a day late (and more than a dollar short). Yup, my patio IS a great vacation destination! You can get an idea here. You may not know that I'm just a block and a half from the Pacific Ocean.
Hugs and blessings,

jennyr said...

thanks for the warm welcome in this meme...funny answers btw!

Diana_CT said...

Every time I go an visit friends in Springfield I try to time it so that I can full up my tank.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Have fun in Maine!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Dawn-
I'm sure that was a Kodack moment!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Storyteller-
Whay a great spot! No wonder it is in the tourist manuel!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Jennyr-
You are welcome. Thanks for the comment!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Diana-
Yep, that's where I work. The prices are not good, but they are better than CT!

Starrlight said...

Yeah that was pretty much a "Bend Over" kinda meme. Oh and 4:13 at a big box store cause I have one of their member cards. Otherwise gas around here is running 4:23- 27

Trish @ another piece of the puzzle said...

I know it's depressing, but don't you think it's better to get it all out instead of just holding it in until we explode one day at the gas station man?? Seriously, have a great week!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Trish-
Great points! Thanks, you as well...

ZJ said...

Haha, very funny. I enjoyed reading your answers and for a while I've forgotten the depressing price of oil!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Starr-
It's scary!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

ZJ-
You have great taste! ;)