Last week was a bit nuts: doctor, GREs, signing up for class, that thing with the thing that always leaves me crying* at 1 AM, looping "Bobby McGee" and swearing that grad school is going to happen because I freaking love science and want to do biology stuff forever and ever and ever, and also I was out of real food and living on sandwiches. And then I ran out of sandwiches!
*Metaphorically. No tear ducts were harmed in the production of this journal entry.
It is a crying shame that I am weak in the soul, but it's true: I am much more likely to get groceries when I can bring them home in a car. It makes groceries more expensive
, but my time is worth something and my joy in radio blasting, trash talking** suburban driving is worth something too. So today I blew $15 and change on a zipcar to bring home about $40 of groceries. When I was unpacking, I discovered I have totally become my dad, and I am banned from buying any more meat until I've used what's in my freezer, I don't care
if it's on sale. I should feel poorly about the wasted money, but I'm in love with the open road, so I don't. Driving is fun! Buying groceries is also fun, but that's another story.
**There are main thoroughfares I will not name which are death traps
. Perhaps greater DC metropolitan area is lubricated by the blood sacrifice of people trying to cross the street and catch their bus, with a supporting fender-bender feedstock from anyone trying to make a left-hand turn. It makes me feel better to squawk while driving.
I feel painfully spendthrift, yuppie, and hipster tooting around town on a car-sharing plan, but it's all going to be worth it in San Francisco: I'm crashing with trolleypup
and there are ten billion
Zipcars in his neighborhood. I'm sort of tempted to drive Lombard Street for kicks, but I think walking down would be more fun than killing myself on the curves. I am mad
excited about the possibilities, which include convertibles. They're more expensive, but how many times in your life can you drive the coast road with the top dropped?
This was supposed to be about cost/benefit analysis, and my very disordered week, but apparently my Sunday focus is very un
focused. Not surprising, since I started this on Friday.