Friday, July 11, 2008

I Hate Oil

Anyone that reads this blog knows I don't worry too much about oil prices--that's not the part I hate. My hate is directed to the obsession people have about it. I have the 11:00 news on right now, and they reported that gas prices went down one cent per gallon overnight in the Seattle area.

Really? Is that news? I have a hard time believing that there's a large number of people who were breathlessly waiting to find out how much gas prices dropped over the course of a single night. Even when oil isn't news, it still makes the news. Enough is enough.

I vote that the news media should not be allowed to report the change in oil prices more than once per week. Perhaps Monday at high noon, because everyone hates Monday already, so reporting the gas prices shouldn't make the day any worse. =)

In other news..... I've been losing a boatload of money in the stock market lately, but I can't help but be thrilled at how low some of those stock prices have gone. Buy! Buy! Buy! I can't remember a time when I've felt that stocks as a whole have been trading at such desirable levels, and I'm sending my government rebate check to my IRA! Woo-who! Now I just need to decide.... which stock to buy? So many choices.... So little money to buy with. *sigh*

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