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Prius = 45.6mpg!




Prius = 45.6mpg!

Originally uploaded by Declan!

I rented a Toyota Prius for a trip to Miami this past weekend. I generally have a heavy foot, and was still able to get 45.6mpg!

Despite the fantastic gas economy, I have a few problems with this car. Basically the ride is very loud, the seats are not very comfortable, and there really isn’t much trunk room. I can deal with the lack of space, but man is it a loud ride. You hear the buzzing of the tires on the road while driving. I thought my ears were ringing every time we got out of the car.

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Nike Plus + Ipod

Left my old Ipod at the hotel in DC a few weeks ago. Of course no one in the hotel could find it. Anywho, I took the opportunity to get an iPod Nano and the Nike Plus Kit. Its pretty neat. I started using it, and it will give you some incentive to make running fun.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Muirsheen Durkin (1968)

In the days I went a courting, I was never tired of sporting
To the alehouse and the playhouse and many’s the house besides,
So I told me brother Seamus I’d go off and go right famous
And before I’d return again I’d roam the whole world wide.

Chorus
So goodbye, Muirsheen Durkin, I’m sick and tired of working,
No more I’ll dig the praties, no longer I’ll be poor.
For as sure as me name is Carney
I’ll be off to California, where instead of digging praties
I’ll be digging lumps of gold.

I’ve courted girls in Blarney, in Kanturk, and in Killarney
In Passage, and in Queenstown–that is, the Cobh of Cork.
But goodbye to all this pleasure, for I’m going to take me leisure
And the next time that you hear from me
Will be a letter from New York.

Goodbye to all the boys at home, I’m sailing far across the foam
To try to make me fortune in far America,
For there’s silver there aplenty for the poor man and the gentry
And when I do come back again I never more will stray.

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almost missed flight to Redmond, OR

Rose and I got to airport at 8:48AM. Our flight was going to leave at 9:20AM, so we were 8 minutes late to get our bags checked. The attendant person said we had to get the next flight….WHICH was at 9:30PM!!!!

After a bit of horn-swaggling I got them to rush our bags and get us on the flight. Thankfully the airport was empty and we zipped right through security to the flight. They said our bags potentially may not get on the flight. As we were boarding the plane we saw our bags were just added to the cart. Check out the picture!