Erg. I'm was getting annoyed by the guy standing out at the front door (which happens to be right next to my apartment) and talking on his cell phone. I hope this doesn't become a regular occurrence. Kind of annoying.
Anyway, I drove out to Eagan for a job fair at their Civic Arena. Took me forever to find it, since I didn't notice when the highway I was supposed to follow split off again. I found it eventually, after I figured out where Pilot Knob Road was. Mapquest didn't really do a good job on this one, IMHO. It told me to go along highway 55. I guess there's no good way for their system to know that Hiawatha Ave sucks ass traffic-wise. I took I-35W down to the crosstown and then took 55 from there instead. However, since I barely ever drive down Hiawatha, I decided to take it back up so that I could see the progress on the light-rail line.
Well, taking the train down that road will definitely be faster than driving ;-) I'm not sure if they've got the stoplights set up properly yet, though. I'm always amazed at the extraordinarily long lights on that road, and today was no exception.
Hmm. Gas prices seem to be on their way back up—not that I have to care about it for a few weeks. I filled up yesterday for $1.999/gallon (pretty good for being in Minneapolis proper) at the Holiday station nearby, and it ended up being $22.77. Actually, the Holiday station prices seem to be somewhat better—might be due to the reformulated gas they sell. More likely, it's just my imagination.
Hmm. Either the tank in my car is pretty puny, or the gauge is off and I actually have a fair amount of fuel left when the indicator is nearly on ‘E’. Whatever.
Today, I saw unleaded gas at $2.199 at a SuperAmerica near Eagan. I laughed when I saw the Diesel price just below that was $1.689.Posted by mike at May 20, 2004 06:25 PM | Car , Work | TrackBack