lynxreign: (Spock)
As many of you know, I've been keeping track of the mileage I've been getting in the Prius. I've kept track of miles, mpg, cost per gallon and per tank and the number of gallons per fillup. I'm currently at 146 fill-ups over 61,000 miles. This has let me make some interesting calculations.

Calculations and graphs behind cut )
lynxreign: (Eating Tiger)
Or however it is spelled.

[ profile] emilytheslayer and I went to a Shabu Shabu restaurant last night for our 2 year anniversary. I'd never had that kind of Japanese food before and that is a tragedy. This may be my new favorite meal. You get a broth or two and plates of raw meat and plates of vegetables. They turn on a hot plate built into the table and bring the broths to a furious boil. You then skewer the very thinly sliced meats and submerge them for from 3 to 20 seconds depending on the meat and how you like it cooked. You can do the same with the vegetables or just put them in the broth to add flavor. Once you take it out, you take it off the skewer, pick it up with chopsticks and either eat it or dip it in soy sauce that you can flavor with a variety of things like garlic or hot sauce.

We had the chicken and the prime rib and vegetables with a beef stock and a miso stock. All combinations were good. The stock came in a nifty split bowl. The only food I ate after only waving it above the bowl was some spinach. We must go back. Plus, there are a bunch of Pho restaurants nearby. I think I may want to simply eat my way through Chinatown.

Also, [ profile] head58, thanks for the parking suggestion. The garage seemed completely denuded of zombies. We figured it is 'cause we parked on the 3rd floor and all the zombies were in high places. The worst part of the garage is that the spaces seem designed to keep you from parking.


Feb. 9th, 2009 10:34 am
lynxreign: (Saucer)
I love the ballet of small traffic circles.

Home Again

Nov. 30th, 2008 09:51 pm
lynxreign: (Constellation)
We're home again, safe and mostly sound.
The following whinging is not intended to imply that we did not have a lovely Thanksgiving. The trip was absolutely worth it and we look forward to doing it again.

However, the trip home was hell. )


Sep. 19th, 2008 02:34 pm
lynxreign: (Constellation)
An AP news article
The fuel economy of new cars and trucks is up in 2008, but the government says an increase in sales of smaller vehicles because of high gas prices may push fuel-efficiency numbers even higher.

The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that the average fuel economy of cars and trucks was 20.8 miles per gallon in 2008, up 0.2 mpg compared with 2007 model year vehicles.

The estimates were based on sales projections made before gas prices rose, so the EPA expects final fuel-efficiency numbers to be higher.

Honda lead the way with a projected 23.6 mpg, followed by Toyota with 23.4 mpg. Hyundai was third with 22.6 mpg.

Among domestic automakers, General Motors was at 19.6 mpg, Ford had an estimated 19 mpg and Chrysler came in at 18.9 mpg.

That's pathetic!

0.2 mpg

And American manufacturers still haven't broken 20 mpg? You have to be kidding! Honda, Toyota and Hyundai aren't showing great numbers, but they are at least in the low to mid 20s.

I would have thought they'd have hit the low 30s by now. They've been at these low numbers for nigh-on 30 years!


Aug. 20th, 2008 09:41 am
lynxreign: (Default)
I saw a pretty nasty accident on my way in to work this morning. It was on 95S right by the Rt. 3 exit.

I think they'd already removed at least 1 vehicle, there were 3 still waiting to be removed in the leftmost lane. I think they'd already removed one because the hood of the lead car was smashed. The lead car was an SUV and it was standing on its front bumper at around a 45 degree angle. Its rear wheels were resting on a car. That car had its hood smashed and another car had hit it from behind. The good thing was that the driver and passenger compartments on all three vehicles were intact. The roof of the second car was supporting the SUV without collapsing at all.

Even so, that seemed a pretty messed up accident.
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For June (the month, not the person):

The Bug of the Month is: Earwigs


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