Thursday, April 1, 2010

Going GREEN!

Look what I bought today....



My new bright green, gas guzzling machine.

My new way to go GREEN!

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APRIL FOOL's!

I am still snobbing on the 720!

4 comments:

  1. Just a note to say what a great blog. I love your writing style and can see the real person waiting for the bus, the last temptation of the burrito, chatting it up on the bus, and just an account of your day.

    I live in Rhode Island and have ridden RIPTA (our local public transit system)for the last three or so years for economic and health reasons. Generally, I am a private person and use the 20 minute ride into and out of Providence to read and listen to the radio and keep to myself.

    With our recent floods here things have really changed. Sitting on the bus stuck in gridlock for hours you get to know the riders who were just nodding acquaintances before. We truly started to bond, sharing stories of flooded basements (praise Gaia or whomever, mine did not get hit), tales of re-routed buses, and learning just who these people are.

    Plus, the RIPTA drivers were tremendous. I have always had great respect for them but they did a great job. And when we hit detours, the whole bus put their heads together to give advice on which way to go.

    My wife who has to drive to work (in a little beep-beep Fit) got stuck in traffic on the way home on the side streets. She would call every twenty minutes or so saying how many car lengths she had made. As what would be a normal ten minute ride stretched into 2+ hours at that point, I had my son drive me to the where the grid lock ended and I hoofed it about a mile and a half to where my wife was stuck.

    We then spent the next hour and a half driving that mile and a half.

    What was that like?

    People were rude, short tempered and out for themselves. Had there been some common sense and courtesy, the drive would have been long but much more tolerable.

    To my new found bus friends and bus driver friends, I give you a big thumbs up and I promise to not tune you out as much.

    To the drivers choking up the streets and cutting off everyone and their brother -- take the bus and learn that we are all in this together and not all on our own.

    Have a great day everyone.

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  2. Yaaaa! Get on that bus and live your best life! I love that!

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