1. Gas prices. 2. Car payment, insurance, oil changes, flat tires, repairs, tickets - don't have to worry about any of that. 3. It's a great feeling to zoom past all the cars that are stuck in traffic on my bike. When I take the bus home from work, it takes at least 45 minutes. When I bike home, it takes 20. 4. I don't have to pay for the gym because I get my exercise by walking and riding my bike. I think it's so hilarious when people drive to the gym just to hop on the treadmill. What the? 5. Doing my little part for a greener planet. 6. When I take public transit I can read. When I'm not reading, I can watch all the interesting people that get on and off and wonder about their lives and their stories. 7. I know my neighborhood very well because I walk it. When you drive, you get the big picture of a city. When you walk, you get all the little details. I love the little details. 8. The bus drivers know me. 9. We probably save at least $300/month. 10. Don't have to worry about parking.
I'm doing a reading this Saturday, if anyone in the area would like to come:
PEN New England and UMass, Boston present The Graduate Writers of Boston Reading Series
Join us at the Boston University Bookstore for a student reading featuring graduate student writers from Warren Wilson and guest host Daniel Tobin Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 660 Beacon Street (at the Kenmore Square T stop) 5th Floor, The Reading Room Saturday, May 10, 4:00 pm
This may be the closest I'll ever get to fulfilling my lifelong goal of being a model.
Yesterday I was a hair model at a Newbury Street salon. What does that mean? It means I got a free haircut, $20 highlights/lowlights and a nervous student operating on my hair. Also a stern teacher/stylist person frequently checking in to make sure the girl didn't mess up my hair.
The result? I'm likin' it. Especially the $20 part. But you don't have to take MY word for it...
P.S. Not so cool hairstyling done by yours truly. No matter how hard I try, I can never get my hair to look as hot as they do in the salon.