Do You Remember Not Pumping Your Own Gas?

Jan 11, 2018 Author Guy

Here is one for the “you learn something new every day file.” When I first starting seeing all the posts on social media about Oregon passing a law to allow self service gas stations, I thought it was a big joke. I can barely remember the good old days of full service gas stations. It seems like I have been pumping my own gas for decades. I laughed at the comments from people on Facebook such as, “I don’t even know how to pump gas and I’m 62!” I had no idea some states still have full service gas stations, so I decided to dig a little deeper into the subject.

Oregon has just passed a law effective 1-1-18 allowing counties with 40,000 or fewer residents to have self service gas stations. Back in 1951, they had passed the law allowing only full service gas stations because of the fire hazards associated with dispensing fuel. They did not trust people to pump their own gas and thought it should remain in the hands of professionals.

It turns out, it’s not only Oregon. In 1949, a law was passed in New Jersey for the same reason. So there have been two states in the country that have only full service gas stations. I had no idea!

In New Jersey, motorists can be fined just for touching the pump! The only down side to this, I am hearing, is that it is often a long wait at the pump, especially if you pay cash and need to wait for change.

So, this is what I learned today!

Four Wheeling

Mar 23, 2012 Author Guy

I just bought a fucking four wheeler. I couldn’t resist the lure after last weekends fun out at the mud pits. They are all on sale right now with really low financing and I can more than afford it so I went ahead and did it. Since I own a truck, transporting it will be easy. I can drive it up the ramps and right into the back of the truck. Next weekend I wont have to borrow anyone else’s ATV because now I have my own. I think I will take this little girl I have been seeing with me.

She is country all the way, so I know that she will love it. To be honest, I am surprised that she wasn’t there, because the friends who introduced us were there. I guess she had to work or something. I can’t really remember what they said because I was having so much fun. This is a dream I have had for a long time anyway, so I am really happy that I could make it come true. I am going to buy a tent and some camping supplies now, so that I can have my own little camp.

Lunch

Mar 11, 2012 Author Guy

I had the most awesome lunch today. Actually it was more like brunch, but I don’t care. I found this little mom and pop restaurant down the road and stopped in. I have been fucking tired of fast food and I pass this place everyday, so I decided to give it a go. They have the best country style food that I have had in a long time. Everything is set up buffet style and is completely homemade. Hell, the owner doesn’t even take credit or debit cards it is so country. Fortunately for me I had some cash on hand, so I didn’t have to run to the bank next door.

I got to have some bacon that was still on the buffet as well as the catfish and other choice items. I still cannot believe that I have passed this little place without stopping for so long. I know that I will be a regular from now on. Micky D’s can stuff it. Home style beats the hell out of that shit any day. If you really want to good meal at reasonable prices, I suggest you stop by BJ’s Country Kitchen. You will really be happy you did, I know I am.

Tony Stewart

Mar 5, 2012 Author Guy

I cannot believe how many fucking races Tony Stewart has won already. He is on fire. As all of you know I am a die hard racing fan and Nascar is the best. My favorite driver is Earnhardt Jr, and he is doing really well this year. He is third in the points standings, even though he hasn’t won a race yet this year. Stewart however is coming up from the back and taking races like a champ. I really want Dale to win a few this year though and I hope he is able to.

Last year he came close so many time but either blew a tire in the last lap or ran out of gas. I was not happy with his pit crew last year, but they certainly seem to be doing better this year. I haven’t heard that he changed any of them out, but if he didn’t he must have gotten up their asses over that shit last year. I know I would have.  I am hoping to be able to make it to at least one race this year, but I don’t know which one it will be. I thought about going to the Homestead race so I can see the last race of the year, but traveling to Florida in November might be difficult. We shall see.

So funny

Feb 28, 2012 Author Guy

I went to the sports bar last night for a couple of beers and to just get out of the house. Apparently there is a clown convention in town or something because there were about fifteen of them in the bar. There is nothing funnier then a bunch of drunk clowns having fun and cutting up. They had the whole bar rolling with laughter. The drunker they got the fucking funnier they got. Everyone in the bar started buying them drinks just to keep them going and it was a riot. A couple of them knew some acrobatics and got on the dance floor and did an impromptu show.

We were all taking pictures of them and with them to show to family and friends later. I had to because no one would ever believe it if I just told them about it. I stayed later than I intended to, but it was definitely worth it. I am tired today and slightly hung over, but I had an absolute blast last night.  I don’t think I will ever forget last night either. It was one of those stories that I will tell forever. At least I have pictures to prove it as well.