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Even CNN is publicizing a study that says that the globe has already reached peak oil production.

What will you do when you can't afford to drive?

Do you know where your towel is?

Date: 2007-10-25 01:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I knew it! All I need now is more education and then Greg and I can move to the counrty and build our off-the-grid cob house and grow our own veggies! :-)

Date: 2007-10-26 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Why do you need more education?

(I love that idea! I'm not sure if I could do it without my people, but I love it anyways.)

Date: 2007-10-27 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, one of your people is already in Powell River, and as you pointed out, Powell River is much like a towel. ;) Did I mention the amount of beautiful properties we've found up here for relatively cheap? (~waggles eyebrows suggestively, and starts sexy foreign accent of Chev's choice~) Chev, come away with me to the coast, where you and I will grow beautiful radishes together. ;)

Date: 2007-10-25 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I do indeed know where my towel is, and thank you for asking. :)

Date: 2007-10-26 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Powell River is kind of like a towel. *grins*

Date: 2007-10-25 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
~cranks the volume on all the electronics in his house, and puts his fingers in his ears


Date: 2007-10-26 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*sneaks in and checks your towel stash*

The sad reality.

Date: 2007-10-26 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, really it isn't too sad at all. The reality of this whole matter is - no matter how expensive gas gets, I will always require a car - and operate it - daily. Transit is not an option - at all, ever. In a typical day I either visit as many as three different jobsites spanning Metro Vancouver as well as into the Valley, or am arriving on site (in any of the above areas) at 7:30 am. I will not get up at five, wait and commute by transit with a 40lb tool bag and laptop, work an eight hour day (walking, climbing ladders etc.) then take another two hours (with the all the above gear) to bus home. My time is more precious than gas could ever become. Does this harm the environment? Yes. Do I enjoy that fact? No.

Now as I'm sure the argument would continue at this point to "Well, you don't have to use your car in the evenings/weekends." See above, re: precious time. Transit in Metro Vancouver is a joke; plain and simple. Why would I possibly take the better part of an an hour to travel to the grocery store (with a 15 min. walk on either end) when I can drive there and back in less than 20 minutes? Again, my time is precious and is better spent doing the things I enjoy rather than wasting it sitting in a smelly, stuffy, noisy bus crammed full of smelly, stuffy, noisy people. Again I ask the two questions: Should I do this anyways? Yes. Will I? No.

Until we have a system here that is efficient, affordable and reliable I will be a driver no matter what the costs.

Oh, and its not just the towel you need to worry about, its the salted peanuts too...that and your trusty Bable fish.

Re: The sad reality.

Date: 2007-10-26 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Mmm.. peanuts.

I drive too. More than I should.. I often get half way to my destination and then think, "I could have taken the skytrain easily!". We currently live in a culture that drives; it's a given. My question was more about what our culture would look like if gas got Too Expensive. Not just very expensive, I mean Too Expensive. I guess it won't happen overnight, and we'll all get a little time to adjust, but I think it's coming.


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