Day 3: What are your top five pet peeves?

Note: This becomes an increasingly cranky post, so no hurt feelings if you just want to skip it altogether. I get it.

  1. When people are clueless about how to behave on the bus. Outside in a park? Go ahead and be noisy! In a crowded bus? Keep it quietly to yourself. Feel free to talk with your friend, but please keep the decibel level such that I can tune you out if I’m half a bus-length away. Also, please don’t bring excessively smelly or messy foods on the bus or sit with your legs so far apart that you take up three spaces all to yourself. Really? Continue reading
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[Mis]Adventures in Public Transportation

This summer, Mr. Dormouse and I decided that we needed to cut our expenses as much as we could so that we would be able to adjust our budget and pay off our student loans faster. For a couple of weeks, we fiddled with our budget spreadsheet, and I suggested that we get rid of one of our two cars. It made sense at the time, since we were working (and commuting) together, and that way we would cut down even more on gas, maintenance, and car insurance. “It will be an easy adjustment!” I said, smiling brightly. It was…and it wasn’t…

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