Thursday, September 29, 2005

Old Midland

Click image to see a larger image at Streams
Wallace over at Streams has added another photograph to his collection of Midland history. This one is from 1926 and is a picture of downtown. This is the oldest picture in his collection so far, and I like it because it's not an aerial view, but more of a 2nd story panoramic view of Midland.

Wallace you keep those pictures coming. I think I speak for myself when I say that I stare at them for hours and I speak for many when I say that I wish there were many more!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2005


The word that has been on my mind for the whole past week is now GONE! I had not one, but TWO biology exams this week, and now that I've taken them and recieved my grade back (HA tied for highest in class on one) I can sit back and relax study history. SIGH.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Great, more expensive gas.

Oh great! We get to pay more at the pumps after Rita hits the coast. According to CNN, gas may hit $5 a gallon. Now that is insane. Better fuel up now while you can.

Hurricane's affect us all. But I should keep my complaining to a minimum because there are many people who are directly affected by Rita. Rising gas prices is just an indirect affect. May God be with all the people on the Gulf Coast.

Let's hope storm surges don't break the levees again.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

I find it quite funny...

...that the spell check on does not recognize the word "blog".

Katrina Response

Today at work we had a bake sale and were selling Sunday newspapers for $1 raising money for Hurricane Katrina. Our company is matching all the donations. So far our store has pulled in around $650 dollars, which doubled is $1300. I'm trying to find out what the other stores have pulled in, because we love competing with all the other stores in the district. And the competition in this case is good, because all the money is going to the Red Cross to help them in their relief efforts.

I haven't posted anything on this blog about Katrina yet, and it's because I didn't really listen to all the updates of Katrina. I knew the levees broke and 80% of the city was under up to 20 ft. of water and that just threw my mind. Everywhere I went I would think about what 20 feet of water would cover. Think and all the bridges on the Loop (if you live in Midland), completely submerged. Think of Wal-mart underwater. I'm sure you've thought of you're house covered at the rooftop.

But for the first week and a half all I was doing was looking at pictures. Looking at satellite images of close-ups on parts of the town, and it just shocked me. It's crazy. And we here think it's bad here when Wadley floods.

I wonder how many people will actually go back to New Orleans, and how many are going to stay in the city they were relocated to. In one of the MRT articles they talked to a family staying in Big Spring that said they weren't going back. I wonder how many of these families carry that same attitude.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Now that's a diet!

Wanna lose weight? Can't find a diet that works? Well what about trying the cookie diet? Dave Pickel, from Montgomery County, Penn, lost 120 pounds buy eating cookies everyday. Check it out here.

It's never too late to go start elementary school.

Meet 85 year old Kimani Ng'ang'a.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Gas prices remain relatively constant...

I am so glad gas prices did not top $3 this labor day. Everywhere I saw stayed at $2.999, and some even went a little cheaper (Murphy's USA did go down to $2.82 for a day but is now at $2.89). The prices do need to go down though, A LOT. I would be satisfied with $2 a gallon (remember when we all griped about that?). But if you want the cheapest gas locally, HEB is $2.82. Everyone else appears to be at $2.99. I really do wonder how locations that have only one gas station in town seem to have the cheapest gas. 7-11's have numerous gas stations, and buy more gas than HEB and Murphy's USA does. Why can't they sell it cheaper?

If you want the cheapest gas in Texas, go to Murphy's in Longview. $2.64 a gallon. But stay away from Clint's in Olney, where the most expensive gas in Texas is found - $3.29.

Prices courtesy of Texas Gas Prices and are as of Sept 5, 11 PM