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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Memorial Weekend Observations

I headed out to Borrego Springs for some R&R this weekend. Once I got out there it was great, but getting out there was the kicker. I have one word about the traffic heading south out of the OC midday Saturday...friggin ridiculous! Okay that's two words, I lied. Here's a hot investment tip...go long gasoline & crude oil futures for the next few months. All those people on the road need to fill up the tanks on all those SUVs/cars. Demand should soaring right about now. Anyway traffic is just an absolute nightmare. It took 45 minutes to get from the Jeffrey Rd onramp on the 405 to the Ortega Highway exit down in San Juan Capistano Saturday midday. It was a total joke. There weren't even any accidents that I saw or heard about on the radio. Times like these make me seriously consider just getting out of Dodge and going somewhere else to live for a little while, but then I look at my options and I keep coming back to socal. One of these days though I will probably get so fed up with he rat race that I might just up and leave, but for now I will remain in the OC. Memo to ambitious local and state politicians: if you could find a way to build and widen the streets and freeways so that it could severely lessen the traffic strain the OC is under right now, you should have a bright future ahead for yourself. Just my two cents.


  • At 9:11 PM, Blogger Budgie Bird said…

    Allan -
    Yes, the traffic is hellish out there. Feel free to vent about it all you want, but I like it here and I am not moving!!

  • At 9:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Why don't you get a hybrid car? They are actually pretty nice looking and the Prius feels as spacious as any other sedan out there.

  • At 6:37 AM, Blogger Allan Bartlett said…

    No thanks anonymous. I love my Tacoma. I wasn't bitching about high gas prices. I was telling people to take advantage of them going up by buying the futures. The traffic is the issue.


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