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After 48 seasons, today was the last day for
basketball at Cole Field House at the University of
Maryland. Beginning next fall, the Terps will play at
the new Comcast Center. Fortunately, it will not go the
way of the wrecking ball.
Speaking of new names...I wonder when our own F.U.
Center will become the Wacko Center.
New Jersey DOES have its good points: New Jersey
is easy to pick on. Lord knows I do it enough. But
the place does have some redeeming qualities.
Like gasoline. NJ is one of only 2 states where the gas
stations are full-service only (Oregon is the other
state). I'm not sure why it is this way in NJ, although
I have heard it is because the gas station attendants
are unionized. (Though on the news this past week,
they were talking about gas stations going self-serve.)
In addition, NJ has some of the lowest gasoline taxes
in the US. Friday, I got a full tank of regular unleaded
full-service in NJ for $1.01 a gallon. The gas station
near my house in Philadelphia is charging $1.07 a gallon
for self-serve unleaded.
And now, let us talk about one of my favorite subjects:
alcohol. I need to give a shoutout to Roger Wilco. Roger
Wilco consists of two locations, both on NJ Route 73,
just across the Tacony Bridge from Philadelphia (there is
one on each side of the highway). We went to the
location in Pennsauken, on the eastbound side of the
highway. First off, the selection is simply awesome. Lots
of beers from all over the world, including microbrews.
Also, an extensive selection of liquors and wines.
And the prices...well, here's an example:
6 pack of Michelob Amber Bock in Philadelphia--$8.99
At Roger Wilco--$5.29
12 pack of Bud Light bottles in Philadelphia--$11.99
At Roger Wilco--$8.99
40 ounce of Bud Light in Philadelphia--$2.89
At Roger Wilco--$2.09
The liquor prices are also lower. It is definitely worth
the $2 toll if you are buying stuff for a party. Plus,
they're open on Sunday.
I myself purchased some Young's Oatmeal Stout from
London. It was pretty good, except for the fact that it
was 3 months beyond the recommended date.
Oh, and lastly, the original purpose of going to NJ--
White Castle. The two in the city of Philadelphia closed
sometime in 1999. The closest one to us now is in
Pennsauken, NJ. mmmm...*drools*
Fun in driving: Cloverleaf interchanges seem to be
going the way of the dinosaur. However, they can still
prove extremely useful sometimes.
Friday, I was driving over to the temp agency to pick up
my paycheck. I was driving south on Route 1 and took
the eastbound Street Road exit. As I was on the exit
ramp, I realized I went the wrong way. No problem. I just
took the Route 1 north exit, followed by the Street Road
west exit. If that exit hadn't been a cloverleaf
interchange, it would have been a pain in the ass to
turn around. Plus, I'm easily amused.
Holy s**t! There's a Quizno's at 30th Street Station here
in Philadelphia! Oh my god...they make Subway taste
crappy! Man, I haven't had Quizno's in almost 3 years.
The government encouraging people to marry...hmmm, I'll
have to strongly protest that by not marrying Rhoda.
You know what? I want a fur coat. I don't know why,
but that would just be pimpin'.
There is a pay-per-view event on this coming Friday
night. Depeche Mode--One Night in Paris. It's a film of
their Paris concert late last year. They must be high if
they think people are going to pay for it. And like
morons, Rho and I will probably spring for it.
Wow...Alanis Morissette seems to get hotter with each
Alright, well, that's enough for this edition, but here are
some more words to ponder:
originally posted on the Cellar 3/3/2002 at 15:42 EST
posted by sycamore at sycamoreland 3/15/2002 at 22:46 EST