Commuter Chronicles #10: Signs You Should Hail a Taxi

SIGNS YOU SHOULD HAIL A TAXI BACK TO YOUR HOTEL ROOM INSTEAD OF TAKING THE BUS

As discovered while waiting for local route 8 at the Old Town Transit Center in San Diego.

 

  1. The bus driver has been sitting idle inside the bus with the doors closed for about 5 minutes.
  2. When the driver does open the doors and you try to board, he flips out and chastises you because he still has 5 minutes left of his smoke break and he needs to de-board to do this.
  3. The bus should have actually left the bus station about 3 minutes ago.
  4. It’s starting to get dark and the tourist to native ratio at the station is rapidly dwindling.
  5. You have two teens with you, that you’ve been entrusted to watch on vacation.
  6. The guy standing next to you in line with unidentifiable stains on his clothes keeps hanging up his phone that won’t stop ringing and-
  7. This same guy is telling the passenger next to him about how some guys keep calling him because they want to kill him.
My sincerest apologies to the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (SDMTS) who otherwise have done a wonderful job transporting me around San Diego County over the years.

A Whole Lotta (Blog) Love

I’m going on two weeks now of getting award notifications and doing nothing with them.  Part of it is that I’ve been really busy at work and trying to spend time doing other non-blog related things while at the same time trying to keep my own blog going.   Continue reading

Weekend Plans: Yard Work Edition

Get organized. Go to sleep.

Got to get up early

to beat the summer heat.

Up at sunrise, with coffee in hand –

Have to sort out those green leafy plants.

Sometimes it can be hard

To decide the difference between

Which plants are plants,

And which ones are weeds.

Next a small trim to the tree that hovers right over

The fence to my neighbor’s backyard

And dish-shaped channel provider.

Once it’s all done, I can reward myself with a swim.

Don’t want to wait until later,

as a monsoon might roll in.

After all that,

I can then truly say

I have the whole afternoon free

to enjoy Saturday.

Note:  I recently joined the 20 Lines or Less blogging community.  On occasion I’ll re-post my 20 Lines material over here.  Not familiar with 20 Lines or Less? Well, click on over!

Commuter Chronicles #9: MetroBench

This installment of Commuter Chronicles is a little different in that it isn’t about an actual experience I’ve had using public transit.  Rather, I wanted to share an interesting article I came across while reading my twitter feed over the weekend.

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Hazy Days of Summer

Watch the clip here and maybe you will understand my ramblings below which pretty much describe the past week.  If you feel squemish reading about sinus problems…then you may not want to read the post.

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Commuter Chronicles #8: License Plate Scrabble

    

Arizona and California both allow drivers, for a fee, to customize their license plate numbers.  As a result, I can’t go more than 30 seconds without seeing a personalized license plate number on the road.

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A Lovely and Versatile Blog

Just when I thought the celebrating would wind down on this blog (after all, I stretched out my bloggiversary to a week long event) I’ve just received 3 more blogger awards in the past week.

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One Year Anniversary Part III

Thank you to everyone who has stopped by my blog this past week.  To wrap up my week-long celebration of making it to the one-year mark with this blog, I’d like to now share some words from fellow bloggers Kaitlyn and Drew about why they blog.  Feel free to share why you blog by leaving a comment below. Continue reading