November 20th, 2008

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I am Teh Wordy today

As of last night, the price of petrol is now back down to lower than it was when I returned from Burning Man in '06. I am not complaining, but I am a little confused. I am not an obsessive follower of oil prices, I know the price has been dropping, but at the same time the Kiwi dollar has dropped from .80 on the US dollar to .54. That's a substantial drop, in the same realm (haven't done the maths) as the size of the drop in petrol prices. Now, I thought that exchange rate drop would negate the drop in oil prices. Obviously it hasn't.

So can someone please explain to me in layman's terms why the price of petrol has gone from $2.20 a litre to $1.48 a litre in the last few months?

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See? Firefly, blue hair, stretching and being a girly swot - all in one post.

Oh, and Wellingtonista is doing the 'Best of Wellington' awards right now. In the 'dance venue' category they have San Francisco Bath House, Mighty Mighty, Havana, The Watusi, and Sandwiches. Sandwiches will probably win because they are the ones everyone's heard of. But seriously folks, Sammies is a crap venue compared to SFBH. No real air flow, concrete dancefloor full of pillars and drunks. What they have going for them is that they get lots of major acts - and that's about it. In terms of 'places I'd rather dance', SFBH wins hands down. Only reason I don't go there often is that the styles they cover aren't ones I'm interested in. But I'd still vote for them over Sammies because they put effort into improving it to make it nice for the patrons. Sammies don't spend any money on that because they can suck in the drunken cattle with the international acts, so they don't have to make it nice to be there. Needless to say, I don't go to Sammies. They can shove their international acts up their concrete pillars and chase it with some aircon, thanks. I will not support a club that puts no effort into making it a pleasant place to dance.

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