skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (sw (solo))
the girl who leaps through space! ([personal profile] skywalker) wrote2009-08-25 07:08 pm

Metro car.

I really want to bring my mini-van to DC despite the fact that I would only use it to go to:

1. The grocery store.
2. The mall.
3. Northern Virginia?
4. Baltimore for the LSAT?
5. ... Long Island for Easter?

But. But.

Ode To Driving A Car.

Cars are convenient and easy and wonderful. You don't have to sit next to smelly hobos. You can tell the people in the back to shut the fuck up if they start raving like the crazy people on busses. You can eat in your car.

A car is always on time, and that time is "whenever I'm ready to leave." You never miss your car. When you're planning a trip, you say "It takes X amount of time to get there," not "it takes ten minutes to get from my place to the bus, then twenty minutes on the bus to the metro, then five minutes on the metro, then another ten minutes on a different metro, and then five minutes to walk to where I'm going -- and I'd better pad in at least ten minutes on each leg of the trip in case something goes wrong!" No! You just go "It takes X amount of time to drive there"!

A car doesn't run on a limited schedule on the weekend. A car doesn't stop running at three in the morning. A car doesn't drop you off two blocks from where you live, so you never have to trudge back with all your groceries, or freak out because it's the middle of the night and you're heading home alone.

And you can listen to NPR in the car.

Driving my car to DC would probably cost as much in gas as a plane ticket would. Insurance would probably be more expensive than paying delivery fees from the grocery store and taking public transit. Parking places costs money. I drive a big Honda Odyssey, and the streets in DC seem small to me... but still...

I wanna bring my car to school.

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