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19 October 2005 @ 12:59 am
heavy things  
Angel, my dog, died while I was away.

I'm probably moving to Oregon.

Maybe I'll be able to talk about it tomorrow.
feel: crushedcrushed
Little Red: go west little red - besydmylittleredgirl on October 19th, 2005 05:30 am (UTC)
...... I'd forgotten about the full-service gas.

Sheryl? I changed my mind! *won't move to a state where I cannot pump my own gas, DAMMIT*

... that's a silly reason to not move, isn't it? *shakes fist at silly law* But damn! Oregon is no longer PERFECT!
NEXT TIME I'M IN CHURCH, PLEASE NO PHOTOSdaygloparker on October 19th, 2005 05:33 am (UTC)
........you're complaining about the fact that when it's cold and raining and disgusting, you wouldn't have to get out of your car??! *IS SO CONFUSED*
Little Red: b5 - corps is mother - thatfangirlmylittleredgirl on October 19th, 2005 05:37 am (UTC)
I can't stand full service gas. Just... I love pumping gas! Even when it is cold and yucky! And I never know whether or not to tip people, and they always strike up creepy conversations with me, and I just don't want them touching my car, omg! *flails*

I know, I know, I have issues. And they do *have* full-service gas in other states... my mother will gladly pay extra cents to not have to pump her own gas. But, err... okay, I'm sure I'd get used to it quickly, but it just seems wrong.
NEXT TIME I'M IN CHURCH, PLEASE NO PHOTOSdaygloparker on October 19th, 2005 05:40 am (UTC)
For what it's worth, and I know this is definitely the case here in Jersey so I can only assume it's like that there in Oregon, but it's illegal to tip.

I guess having grown up here my whole life and not knowing how to work a gas pump, I don't really understand why someone would feel compelled to pump gas when there is an attendant there whose job it is to do it for you!
Pooh: SG1 - eh? (by lowdownbeat)mspooh on October 19th, 2005 05:52 am (UTC)
Dude, seriously. I'd squeeze those extra few miles out of the tank just to get back into Jersey before filling up again. I didn't learn how to pump my own gas until after I graduated college and will gladly suffer being mocked for it as long as I can sit in my car when it's below freezing outside. Plus, sometimes they clean your windows for you, too. Hee.
A.j.: gobsmackedaj on October 19th, 2005 05:55 am (UTC)



This is like a basic life skill! !?!?!?
Pooh: Kiefer - facepalm (by moofoot)mspooh on October 19th, 2005 06:29 am (UTC)
I never drove my four years in Evanston. It wasn't until I roadtripped back to Jersey for Christmas break my senior year did I force my friend to show me how to do it. YES, there was mocking. And then I never actually used that skill on my own until two years AFTER that -- it was a pump you had to actually squeeze and hold, which confused the hell out of me because I kept searching for the popper thingamabob. I was so flustered, I only added just enough to get me back over the state line. Yes, you're allowed to laugh. *las*

At least I learned that basic skill, though! Just last month, I had to show a friend how to do it, and SHE'S TWENTY-EIGHT.
Karen T: seriously?!poohmusings on October 19th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)
My cousins grew up in Jersey, then moved to New York where they're now carless. I'm still not entirely sure if they know how to pump their own gas. And they're my age. *boggles*
pellucid: Daniel scuse mepellucid on October 19th, 2005 01:44 pm (UTC)
My issue about full service gas in Oregon is that there is no choice! I should be able to CHOOSE whether or not I pump my own gas, dammit! Of course, my best friend from Oregon always looks at me like I've grown an extra head when I start talking about this, so I guess it's just something people there get brainwashed about used to.

Hmm, one strike against Oregon. But still many things in favor. *snuggles Powells*
w0lfstar: sg1 sam_jack missing you by samjack_girlw0lfstar on October 19th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC)
omg, noooooo! you are not allowed to not come here because you can't pump your own gas!

*attempts to hypnotize you* you will like that other people pump your gas for you. it will, in fact, be something that you find really, really nice because you don't have to get out of the car yourself while it is raining. you will come to oregon. when I snap my fingers you will wake up with a new love of the idea that other people will pump gas for you. *snaps fingers*

omg, you NEED to come here! we need to have our amazing life with a townhouse and jobs and such and if you really, really need to pump your own gas you can drive up into washington and do it yourself