mandag, november 12, 2007

Before and After

Before: Wake up at 5:30am. Leave house just before 6. Catch train, connect to another train, connect to bus, walk 10 minutes to work, for a total of almost 90 minutes transport time. Wait in front of workplace around 20 minutes until someone arrives who can open up the office. Consider reading during wait, but decide it's too cold to take my hands out of my pockets. Spend day feeling slightly tired from earlier than is comfortable wake-up time.

After: Wake up at 6:15am. Leave house at 6:45. Spend 10 minutes scraping snow and ice off the windows, then drive to work, for a total of 50 minutes ice scraping and transport time. Arrive 10 minutes before class. Spend wait in warm car and read. Feel really energetic all day from relatively late wake-up time.

How long will it take before I'm back to driving instead of biking? Or driving instead of walking? It's somehow just like being a Californian again.

3 kommentarer:

Devil Mood sagde ...

I want to sing: What a difference a car makes... ;)
But yes! I would kill myself if I had to commute 90 minutes! The longest I had to go took me about 40 minutes and it drove me insane - mainly because if I had a car it would take me 15 tops!

But sometimes it's the inverse - you get there faster with public transportation (but it's rare!).

Well, considering how cold it must get there, I'd have gotten a car a long time ago. I'm weak like that.

Devil Mood sagde ...

I'm sorry about my english today. all the good grammar went on strike.

kimananda sagde ...

The sad thing is that what finally made me break down and drive to work wasn't the time, or even the early was the cold! When the course started, I would spend that 20 minutes writing in my journal or reading, but then the slow approach of winter began...and I got tired of just waiting for 20 minutes staring into space! And what's wrong with your English? It looks o.k. to me!