the highways I mostly drive on--> 101, 129, 168 range from super busy to nearly empty.... this morning as I was climbing up the 101 toward the office... I thought of the magic of the hydrocarbon.... and it made me wonder... sheesh, we had no idea how much we had and we started innovating and inventing engines and machines and refining it for all manner of purpose and function.... and it gave us the ability to have things like cars, electric guitars, rocketships, mp3 players etc etc etc... I wonder, if we hadn't had the humble hydrocarbon.... what our world would look like today? Think of all the free time it created! (and a lot of headaches and problems too) but overall... you gotta be fan of the always industrious hydrocarbon, right? Where would we be with out it?