This morning on Headline News they mentioned a Web site that's actually kind of worthwhile for people who want to do something other than buy useless junk or keep up with how fat and sloppy Britney Spears has gotten -- the AAA's fuel cost calculator asks you for the starting and destination points of your trip and the year and model of your car and then spits out a number indicating how much you can expect to pay for gas.
F'rinstance, when I drive from the B-hizzy to Atlanta this weekend in my 2000 Jetta, the calculator says I'll probably end up blowing $27.70 on gas. Incidentally, for $11.30 more, I could buy a one-way plane ticket on Southwest from here to New Orleans. Hmmmm . . . I'm starting to rethink my weekend plans.