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Out of gas ... literally.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

This blog has nothing to do with Mardi Gras -- but today is Fat Tuesday. We attended the St. Louis Mardi Gras parade over the weekend and it was a blast! 2nd largest parade in the U.S. It was cold but got a ton of walking in so I didn't feel bad about drinking the hurricanes!! LOL.


On the way to work this morning as hubby and I were crossing the bridge, the gas light went off in the truck. Now my hubby is the KING of procrastination. If he can do something at the last minute by the skin of his teeth while making skid marks, he does it.

I asked him if we should stop. He responded, "No. We can get some on the way home."

Once we cross the bridge into Missouri it is about 5 miles of 9 lanes of highway driving thru downtown St. Louis to our exit. NO GAS STATIONS.

So of course if you have read this far you know what I am going to say next .....

WE RAN OUT OF GAS!

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I looked at hubby and said, "Think we should wait until after work now?"

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I call my co-worker who said I will be there in 5 minutes.

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Hubby says I love you about 15 times in 20 seconds. I looked at him and said, "I realize you love me. Don't you think you should be concerned if I love you right now??" Which of course then we both busted out laughing and were crying by the time our help arrived!! What a way to start a week!!

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Don't wait until you are OUT OF GAS to refill your tank. (double meaning here)

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I am excited to refill my tank this week and double my exercise goal for the week. I CAN AND WILL DO THIS!!

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Have a GREAT Fat Tuesday!!

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  • WINGSOFCHANGE
    OMG, my DH MUST read this!!! This is definitely a 'guy thing'! This happened to us while driving back from the east coast of Florida, LATE at night. I suggested that we fill up BEFORE getting on the highway, naturally my DH said that we would be okay for a while. The low-fuel light came on, we had to get off to find a gas station, in the middle of NOWHERE!!! We were driving down this dark, isolated road, with warning signs that stated 'panther crossing'. I told him that if we run out of gas, we're not getting out of this car! We coasted into the ONLY gas station that was opened - practically on fumes! So from that day on, any time we get low on gas, all I have to do is SAY the name of the town where this happened - and he knows that he better fill up!! LOL!
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  • NIKEITNOW4ME
    OH, I LOVE it!!! Us women would be "oh, I am getting low on fuel, I better fill up! " LOL Silly men LOL I am glad you could share a laugh over it though!!! thats definitely awesome!
    3931 days ago
  • BIG_SCOTS_LASS
    That is such a typical bloke thing to do! Only a man would ignore the "you need gas" warning light. My ex-boyfriend did the exact same thing - I never let him live it down! lol I hope your husband learns a lesson from this (and you can remind him of this forever, just to make sure he does!)
    3932 days ago
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    MEN!!!
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  • GIRANIMAL
    LOL - great story. And thanks for a needed kick in the butt! I have felt out of gas for the past 5 days and have been trying to get back on track today. I did get up and work out this morning despite a headache - so that's a positive sign, huh? emoticon
    3933 days ago
  • ASUPERCOOLCHICK
    Mardi Gras Parade sounds like a ton of fun especially with some hurricanes... yum

    I love how there was no anger or hostility when ya'll ran out of gas. If it would have been me and hubs, you wouldnt have wanted to get within 5 feet of him, I would've been hi-tailing it in the other direction, lol. We are just the opposite though, Hubs would never let it get below 1/4 of a tank and me I drive on E regularly. So if it were to ever happen he would have no one else to blame but me... lol

    Its good to have someone who can make you smile and laugh no matter what the situation is. He's a keeper =]

    Great job on the double exercise goal this week!! You Rock!!

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    3933 days ago
  • YAMINOKODOMO
    lmao I like how hubby apologized 15 times in 20 seconds lol. I definitely will make sure my boyfriend never waits til the last minute lol.

    Hope you had tons of fun this past weekend!!
    3933 days ago
  • MTNHIKER1971
    oh mann, that really sucks! I haven't experienced the old run out of gas bit in years, and it was no fun.

    Sounds like you guys have some good spice in your relationship with that banter; awesome! Hopefully, he was good to ya on Valentine's Day. :o)

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  • no profile photo CD3248497
    ahhh I totally get it both way. And yeah when the gas light comes on for us it usually mean we got like 2 miles. lol And we checked! This is a great reminder to take care of yourself and fuel your body!
    3933 days ago
  • MELLORI
    Glad you weren't out in the middle of no where, no cell reception and 0 degrees! Us Maine-rs have the same basic rule, at 1/2 tank, start looking for a station, by a quarter tank, panic!

    Good thing you get along with each other and weren't pressed for time.

    I'm taking today off exercise. Refilling my tank in the other way. First time in over a month. Lately I've been dropping in bed at night so tired from 1700 calorie burns and under 1000 calorie intakes. Sooooo busy! That's why I'm resting in the dental chair today and going bowling for fun, shopping for necessisity and eating at Subway for some calories!!

    Thank you for the great blog!
    3933 days ago
  • OHANAMAMA
    I have ran out of gas... several times. :) Our gauge had stopped working emoticon
    now we drive by mileage. It's been a LONG time since we've ran out. :)
    I'm also trying to stay filled up as well. :)
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    What a great start to a perfect week!
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    3933 days ago
  • TASOGAREBAN
    Nic...sometimes I LOVE you. Ok, I always love you, LOL but this blog really cheered me up. Even though you went through some tough stuff this really cheered me up because of how the two of you treated the situation. No anger, just laughing at the mess. It brought a smile to my face.

    I don't own a car or drive but I do need to make sure I don't run out. Especially on days like today. ;)
    3933 days ago
  • BLUEANGELLK
    Right back at you Nic! I have never run out of gas, but I know several people who do this on a regular basis. One friend even keeps a little jug of gas in her trunk!!! I say, just fill up!!!

    I have been working hard on Filling my tank lately. I am trying to do more "me" things and not so much "everybody else" things. Sounds like you two had a great trip! Wish I could have been there. I've never experienced a hurricane. YUM.
    3933 days ago
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