Wednesday, September 2, 2009


One of the most surprising things about having my car stolen is actually just how much I miss having a car.  I went more than four years here without having a car and never really felt like it was much of a burden, but now I feel very restrained, just a year after buying mine.  When I went to college I didn't take my car with me, and it was very rare that I missed it since everything I needed was within walking distance, but the area I'm in now just isn't as friendly to people without cars.  My old apartment wasn't so bad, as it was closer to Microsoft, and there were a ton of different bus lines available.  At my house, there's just one bus that only goes a couple places, slowly, and it only comes by once an hour and doesn't run on Sundays.

I'm sure that's part of it, but probably just as much as that is that I got quite used to having a car.  I'm less patient now.  Taking the Segway is still faster for a few things, such as commuting during rush hour, but it is not really a device built for pulse-pounding speed.

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