Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thanks, Waze

I usually love Waze. However, adding 41 minutes to my already too-long commute just for BP gasoline seems idiotic.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Rental Cars are America's Trains

I recently found myself in Lancaster California without a car. I tried renting a bicycle - but the only one they had was a souped up mountain bike that cost $65 a day. Public transportation to the LA airport (a 1.5 hour drive without traffic) would take 5 hours by train/bus, or 12 hours if I left after 7:00 pm.

So I jogged over a highway to the corner of Drivers Way and Motor Lane to rent a car. I am not making this up, those are the actual street names as you can see below.

As I'm lamenting the fact that my only reasonable travel option is to drive myself in a car – I notice the familiar architecture of rental agency building. Yes. The rental car building was a historic train station.

And now there isn't even a remnant left of its former utility among the highways and parking lots.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

When delayed, go to Death Valley

Since I wasn't planning on taking a real vacation, I didn't bring a camera. Luckily this guy brought one - if you look really carefully in his viewfinder you'll see me running shirtless across a dune.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Poetry for Jet Blue

So I went out to help Aryeh move from LA (really to eat his delicious leftover food) and a snowstorm in Boston has delayed my flight - past when he moves out. Anyway, we decided to tweet @jetblue. (Thanks Andrew for the help rhyming)