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I dropped by the post office last Thursday to pick up a few stamps.  I'm in line for 20 minutes, which for some would be a long time.  It was worth it as I was entertained by a man who's seen more than 7 decades of life.  He was sharing with the gentleman behind him about the times when cigarettes were 19 cents a pack and gas was 19 cents a gallon.  The story about his teen years was what perked up my ears. 

"I told my dad that I couldn't make it on the dollar a week for gas that he gave me"  the older gentleman explained to his audience.

"He said we can fix that.  I thought he meant I would get more money.  No.  He took the brakes out of my truck"  the storyteller laughed. 

"It's amazing how much gas you save when you don't use the brakes"

I loved that because I've been trying to hypermile.  I now know the time it takes for the lights to change on my routes.   I coast to the red light so I'm still moving by the time it turns green. 

Speaking of slow driving check out this guy's story. 

 

Man's Strange Tractor Travels To Sturgis

 

 

DAILY PAGE

 

Monday, April 30, 2012

 

EVENTS

 

May Day Tuesday

Horse racing starts Wed at Les Bois.

Firebird racing starts Friday

Boise Music week starts Friday.

Cirque Dreams: Pop Goes The Rock is at the Morrison Center Friday.  

$Money$

 

POWERBALL      $ 50 Million

MEGA-Millions – $102 million

Hot Lotto  $1.2 Million

Dow Jones Industrial Average

13,228.31  +23.69

 AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Treasure Valley Average Prices

 

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ENTERTAINMENT

 

 Tops at the Box office

1.       Think Like a Man

2.       The Pirates! Band of Misfits

3.       The Lucky One

4.       The Hunger Games

5.       The Five-Year Engagement

Opening this week

The Avengers

 i-Tunes music chart

1.              Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen

2.              Boyfriend Justin Bieber

3.              What Makes You Beautiful
One Direction

4.              Glad You Came The Wanted

5.              How Will I Know (Glee Cast Version)
Glee Cast

 

READER BOARD

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION

1.                      FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, by E. L. James

2.                      FIFTY SHADES DARKER, by E. L. James

3.                      FIFTY SHADES FREED, by E. L. James

 HARDCOVER NONFICTION -DRIFT, by Rachel Maddow  Hardcover Advice & Misc.  THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS: FOOD FROM MY FRONTIER, by Ree Drummond

ON TV  It's classical night on Dancing With the Stars. The remaining couples perform with musical guests violinist Joshua Bill and kid classical music singing sensation, Jackie Evancho More on the TV Tonight link.     

CONCERTS:  ; Rodney Carrington , May 10 7p; Taco Bell Arena;     Jerry Seinfeld-  May 17 7p -Morrison Center  Opera Idaho Presents Oklahoma! June 29 and July 1  Idaho Botanical Garden;

 Melissa Etheridge  June 14 7:30p at Eagle River Pavilion; Norah Jones 8/19/2012 Sunday 7:00p Idaho Botanical Garden,  Crosby, Stills and Nash 8/24/2012 Friday 7:00p Idaho Botanical Garden;  Bonnie Raitt with special guest Mavis Staples- Saturday, Sept. 1 - Idaho Botanical Garden

Bill Maher Aug 18 8p Morrison Center For The ...

 Environment

Treasure Valley Air Quality Condition

GOOD-AQI= 35

SUNRISE 6:38 SUNSET 8:47

Yesterday’s Hi 64 Today’s 60

 

 

 

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