Even though we always take our gas regular at Manny, Jack and Moe’s Cut-Rate Fossil Fuels, we find that it’s taking $32 to fill up the Baristamobile — and that we’re doing it an awful lot these days. Maybe it’s because of the ridiculous little summer camp and rehearsal schedule we choreographed this spring, back when all the distances were entirely theoretical.
In our case, the depletion of the earth’s resources is occuring in the good name of theater: with children in theatrical day camps in Montclair and South Orange, as well as a production of Les Miz in Little Falls that requires four or five evening rehearsals a week. It all amounts to about 32 miles of driving a day.
Which gave us the idea for a contest. Calculate the number of miles you drive each day chauffering your rugrats around, and if you beat the Barista’s daily average of 32 miles, you’ll win a Barista mug or T-shirt! We want to know where you’re driving of course, and what kind of character-building activity you’re driving your offspring to. (Bonus points if you’re doing it for a pet and not a child.) Send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to mention the word “contest” in the subject line.