Saturday, May 15, 2004
And in other news...I spent yesterday driving to Urbana, meeting with folks, and driving back, in pretty much non-stop rain. I got all giddy every time I passed over an obvious moraine, and waved at cows and calves, and sang entire CDs of Duran Duran and White Stripes, and was amused by John Williams on WGN (His home repair tip: If you can't fix it with paint, sell the house and rent instead). Saw a series of signs along a cornfield that evoked the old Burma-Shave signs, something like Do you have corn/In your car/Gasohol/Will drive you far! Never mind that gasohol production is so costly that the net energy gain is only something like 30%. Ah, farm subsidies.