Sunday, September 04, 2005

277 Oasis

I am a lone weary traveler, in search of expensive treasure. I travel across a once rich, but now petroleum-depleted land, looking for the one thing that will sustain me on my journey. Up ahead, in the hazy distance, I see it. Could it be, or are my eyes deceiving me yet again? Gasoline! Yes! Precious gasoline. For only $2.77 per gallon. No, it can't be. This must be just another mirage. Like the time I was eight days journey in the Sahara Desert and thought I saw a sparkling refreshing oasis, filled with bikini-clad servant girls reciting Seinfeld dialogue and calling out my name. I get closer and closer, waiting for the mirage to disappear. And then I see other travelers. They, too, have found the oasis. Still, I keep waiting for it to fade from view at any moment. Finally, I am close enough to touch it. It is real. I rejoice! One of the other travelers speaks to me. She talks in my native tongue. She possesses many of the qualities prized by superficial man. But I cannot be distracted. I won't be. Lest the oasis dries up. Get thee behind me, woman! I replenish my fuel supply, then I am on my way. For I am a lone weary traveler, free as a bird. And I must be traveling on now, cos there's too many places I've got to see.

"In the midst of the music, I tell her I love her. And we both laugh cos we know it isn't true. Aw, but Mary there's a summer drawin' to an end tonight, and there's so much that I long to do to you..."

10 comments:

  1. As of last night, the cheapest price I saw here was $2.99 still. It depressed me to no end to fill up my Jetta for $42 when I paid $3.05 on Friday.

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  2. Bone nobody can tell a searching for gas story like you--or many others.
    Your words are too beautiful for merely mortal people like me. Must be that southern influence ;-)

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  3. Lass: Yeah, most everything here was $2.99 and up. I was shocked to find it so 'cheap' yesterday.

    Pia: You are very much too kind :-)

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  4. I'm so jealous that your gas is so cheap! Here, still 3.15 a gallon, and that's at the cheapest place! I'm so frustrated with it!! I like the quote at the bottom...is that a song?

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  5. yeah, glad to see the gas prices are somewhat stabilizing.

    I thought you said you were going to steal my new blog template. lol

    Rock on $2.79/gal!

    ~K

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  6. Brunette: Yes, that's a song. "Anything But Mine" by Kenny Chesney.

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  7. You're my favorite, Bone. I am never surprised to laugh my ass off at your posts. YOu could seriously make money off of your writtings. Not sure what you do for a living.. but if isn't story telling - you're wasting an amazing talent.

    Wait... stupid me.... you're not wasting a damned thing! WE READ IT!

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  8. He's not getting paid though Blonde, so that makes it a bit of a waste still ;-) I remember something about a talk show I didn't get to listen to...maybe his writing helps him with that ;-)

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  10. Getting paid for writing would be ideal. You don't own a publishing company or newspaper, do you Blonde? :-)

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