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Hey, Hey, Hey. Iím back. Commuter Hell (part doo…

Hey, Hey, Hey. Iím back.

Ok. Since it has taken so long…And now (DrrrrrrrróI guess that is a drum roll)

Commuter Hell (part doo)

So the rest of the weekend went fairly decent. No major problems. It still amazes me that the streets in Springfield are twice as wide as those here, and at stop lights the actually have those arrow lightsÖwhat a nifty idea.

Everything is fine until I begin my departure from the Patch.

6:50 Sunday Night

Fill up the car with gas that is onlyÖget thisÖ1.35/gallon. Turn on to 5th Street, make left on Stevenson Dr., go a couple of lights, and take the north exit to ChicagoÖYIPPEE!!!!

8:15

Hit the rest stop our side of Pontiac, IL for customary Ω way there Mountain Dew and Ding Dongs.

9:45

Chihouahannan, IL (I have no idea how to spell or pronounce it, but it is some thing like that). Spend $5 to top off the gas tank for the last of the cheap gas before the city.

10:00

Almost crash into the car in front of meÖhe/she slammed on the brakesÖthought probably someone hit a deer (I had seen an unusually high amount of them on this tripÖreally about 5 or soÖvery odd.)

10:15

Moved about 6 feet. Kind of concernedÖhope there is not a wreck and someone hurt (that, too, happened on Christmas eve a couple of years back).

10:30

About 50 yards further nowÖbeginning to see the dreaded yellow lightsÖconfusion.

10:50

Acutally hit the 2 mile point. Since I had no book in the car, my reading was limited to the odometer.

11:00

The wonderful voice of Harry Shearer and le Show comes on (highlight of the night thus far). Oh yeah, Ω mile furtherÖthe quickest gain so far.

11:00-12:10

I think you get the picture here. Apparently the new hip thing is to work on the highway on Sunday nights. 8 miles later I am out of the dread zone and see the exit for Kingery Road. This is only important because I know that is about 25 miles from the city, as a good friend’s family lives off that exit.

12:45

I think the top speed I hit was 45. Finally make it to LSD.

1:30

By the time I found parking, I finally arrive at home.

Whew!!!

So, whatís new?

Not much. Found this interesting article on-line today. It isis an op-ed piece about school vouchers.

An interesting segue here. The site quoted in the artlcle has this fun little thing called a Belief-O-Matic. Here are my results.

1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)

2. Liberal Quakers (93%)

3. Unitarian Universalism (87%)

4. Orthodox Quaker (76%)

5. Reform Judaism (71%)

6. Neo-Pagan (65%)

7. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (64%)

8. Mahayana Buddhism (60%)

9. New Age (60%)

10. Theravada Buddhism (60%)

11. Sikhism (60%)

12. Taoism (58%)

13. Bah·’Ì Faith (56%)

14. Seventh Day Adventist (53%)

15. Hinduism (51%)

16. Eastern Orthodox (50%)

17. Roman Catholic (50%)

18. Jainism (49%)

19. New Thought (48%)

20. Secular Humanism (48%)

21. Scientology (47%)

22. Islam (42%)

23. Orthodox Judaism (42%)

24. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (35%)

25. Nontheist (33%)

26. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (30%)

27. Jehovah’s Witness (10%)

Thanks Tripp for the site.

Well, that is all for now.

Veritas vos liberabit (The truth will set you free)

Peace

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