4 bucks a gallon here in the midwest. It's rather brutal, living in the suburbs of a major metropolitan area makes driving 20 miles each way requisite for getting to most worthwhile destinations, including most shopping other than Super Target. At 4 bucks a gallon and 20mpg, suddenly a trip to the mall is 8 bucks... not to mention driving to class, so yeah it adds up rapidly. I can easily drive 80 miles a day, which is over $100 a week... that's about $50 out of my disposable income per week compared to when gas was $2 a gallon. That's $200 a month before I was definitely spending on clothing / other BS, so yeah definitely cutting down on the spending. As for the scooter / motor cycle thing, would love to if I didn't have to drive on 70MPH interstate daily with a bunch of soccer moms who can't set down their cellphone. Terrifying.
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6/7/08 at 6:41am