Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Of Massages and Gas Prices

I have this blog now, so I decided to post a little now and then about various topics. I want the posts to be pretty much about everyday life, with a few current events, politics and religion tossed in.

I've settled back into life in Seattle. I helped my buddy Tim build a rock garden at his house, done some yard work at my house, and have started working on a web page for/with my Uncle Butch. I love the time off, and am in no hurry to get back to work... but I realize I'll need a job within a couple months. Life is good! (for now : )

I got my first professional massage today- it was great, well worth the price (intro price of $49). I tweaked my shoulder a year ago (while training for the Seattle to Portland bike ride), and it hasn't been the same since, so I decided to see how massage therapy works for me. I think it's helped the shoulder, but the relaxation you get made it all worth-while. I bought a 6 month membership, so I'll get at least 6 more massages.

On the way home, I had to get gas and I paid $4.06. First time I've ever paid over FOUR DOLLARS! Uggg. But the good news is that the Governor of Montana thinks his state has 40,000,000,000 (thats 40 BILLION barrels of oil). I hope he's right!

Lots of oil in Montana??

Although I'm not totally sold on man-made global warming, I really believe the US needs to really diversify our power sources. It just makes sense to be more energy independent, and not alter the CO2 content of the atmosphere more that we already are. We need more solar, better ethanol (not from just corn), wind and yes, nuclear power!

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