Gas prices are changing our lifestyle

August 31, 2008

Prius displayThe kids are back in school, and that means Kay is back in driving mode. As I learned from first-hand experience, she does a lot more driving than I.

So as much as she loves her Odyssey and I my Prius, we have swapped cars in order to save money. Yes, the rising cost of gas is leading to lifestyle changes.

I still have trouble parking the minivan in the garage at work. But Kay seems to have adjusted quite easily, mocking the large trucks and SUVs in the pick-up lines at each school with the gusto of a seasoned Pious driver!

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

7 responses to Gas prices are changing our lifestyle

  1. Please don’t increase the smug levels in the Bay Area. 😀

  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yh1NHRP3NA
    (rated PG-13)
    speaking of changing lifestyles :/

  3. Reverse road mocking…that’s awesome!

  4. Tell me about it! I have resorted to riding a bicycle to work.
    But it is severely hot in Fresno, and I am so slow on the sidewalks.
    Time for a motorcycle? (‘Tis only 2 miles to work haha)

  5. Kryx, you can get a Segway for a mere five grand. 😛
    I have been noticing more scooters on the road. When Kay & I lived in Japan, we didn’t own a car, but each had a scooter. But Kay watched me nearly get flattened by a truck. Let’s be careful out there.

  6. Chris: One day you, too, will drive a Toyonda Pious.
    Jeff: I’m sorry your friend is feeling the pinch.
    Rich: It’s similar to the way that I was a high school nerd but now NERDS RULE!

  7. 😛 I’ll be careful. With regards to motor driven (and more) bikes, I think I’d go for beyond a scooter.
    I’m thinking.. hmm.. CBR 600cc? *GASP*
    haha.