Driving in LA, with our nearly constant traffic and the price of gas heading toward $5 per gallon, is stressful. So in order to keep my blood pressure down, I try to entertain myself and avoid looking at my gas gauge as I drive. Instead, I do other things... like listen to music and read bumper stickers. Here are some recent ones that stuck in my head:
"People are no damned good"
"Aardvark.com for all your aardvark needs"
"What if the hokey pokey is what it's all about?"
H8MYEX (vanity plate)
But, for me, the only way I can avoid the stress of driving entirely is to head to the ocean. There, with the salty breeze, soft sand and rhythmic waves, I completely forget the price of gasoline... almost.