Thursday, June 26, 2008

So what if I go slow!

So I've heard that your car gets it's best gas mileage at speeds between 55-60 mph. And that for every mile over that you lose a bunch. So this week I've been trying hard to go 60.Mind you I drive freeway to and from work pretty much everyday unless it's all backed up then I take the side roads. I'm not sure yet how I'm doing because I haven't used up all my gas.. No if the speed limit was 60 then I would be golden but around here, at least where I drive most of the time, the speed limit is 65 or 70.. I even go 60 in the 70. People just go around me and I just think to myself.. I haven't gotten gas in a week and I still have little less than 1/2 a tank.. How about you? I usually get about 27 miles to the gallon but one week a while ago I got about 30. So I'm interested to see what happens.
Also, I've decided to get a new water bottle.. Not that this is news that anyone really gives a crap about but I'm going to get one that is BPA free. I currently have a Nalgene N-Gen bottle which is a beautiful Red. I really do like it. But I'd like a new one. I thought that I left it in the hotel room a few weeks ago and I wasn't all that sad about it because I could buy a new one. The thing that sucks is that I like to look at them and see them in person and see what it really looks like so I'll have to go somewhere and buy it. And I guess I'm ok with that. Except that the places are not in close proximity to mi casa. Plus, I hate paying shipping for something that only costs 9 bucks. But I might get a new one for Owen- if they have any because he has and old one and since he's a little guy and a BPA free one would be better for him (I have no clue what the BPA does) but the less chemicals the better right.
On the garden front I'm excited because I planted 6 cucumber plants *these are a bush variety and I planted them in 5 gallon pails* but I wasn't sure that they would all grow but they have all sprouted. I was going to thin them out but I mean it's already growing so it would make me sad to pull them out and have them die. SO I'm just going to let them all grow! But I'm hoping that I can sell some of the stuff.. Because last year we had so many beans we were giving them away all the time because we just couldn't eat them all.. So I'm thinking that I might just have some kind of stand at the end of my driveway or something and I hope that people stop and buy the stuff I mean I'd even show them my garden! How cool would that be!
Well, I guess that's all I have for now..


ladylinoleum said...

I am obsessed with my fuel consumption right now. I also heard that you should only fill your tank halfway and put it on the slowest setting at the pump. I don't know if it works, but I'll try anything at this point.

SoMuchSugar said...

Oh that would be so cool to have a stand out there to sell your veggies & stuff!! I bet lots of people would stop. (I would!)

(You should sell some of your crafty-things too, like those hats, at the same time! :) )