The first week back to public school hasn't been kind to me; it's been harder than usual to get to sleep early and get up early, my allergies are working overtime (abetted, I'm sure, by our continual rollercoaster temperatures here in North Texas), and when I got up from a nap this afternoon (which should have been helpful), I found myself with almost no voice left, despite that not really being a problem when I was teaching all morning. Needless to say, this will be an early night tonight; even though I have a few unfinished posts from the past couple of days, they'll have to wait.
But I do have to toss out a little rantlet about gas prices, which have gone up quite a bit in the past week. The linked article says that some distributors or dealers may be "testing the market" to see how high of a cost it will bear, but the bottom line is that everything's still really volatile right now, and prices can turn on a dime.
I had to go a little bit out of my way, but I found regular for $1.58 in Plano tonight (while in Richardson, about a mile to the south, it was almost uniformly $1.69). Anybody found a better deal out there than that?
Back with more (and hopefully a voice) tomorrow.