J-Lay

"Should've Been A Cowboy"

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Day Two Downtown

i hate being negative, but i must say that traffic sucked this morning. due to hearing about two accidents on 35 south around sandy lake i decided to take denton tap to 635 back to 35. after going a few miles on 35 traffic started to get slow and i heard about two more incedents around common wealth on 35. so i exited northwest hwy and took it all the way to the tollway. which i took back to 35. finally i exited downtown and made it to work only five mins late. my total commute was one hour.

on top of my commute i find out that my $4 dollar parking was really $6. at least this time i was next to my building instead of six blocks away. i'm glad to say that training went smooth and my day at work was good. another good note is that after work i did a little walking and found a parking lot one block away that cost $4, an parking lot two blocks away that cost $3.25, and two parkings lots four blocks away that cost $2.50! i was so happy to find $2.50 parking. i will park there on good weather days and in the $3.25 or $4 parking on bad weather days.

since i think i'm going to choose the 7am to 4pm schedule. i'm going to pretend i have to be at work at 7am tomorrow morning to see what traffice looks like at that time of morning. hopefully much better than it has been.

on a side note i must say that i'm so glad i traded my full size gmc sierra 1500....


....for a toyota corolla last june.

i miss the comfort of the sierra sometimes, but i hate to think what it would cost me to fuel my gas guzzling truck that got 16.5 mpg in the city. it had a 26 gallon tank, and most of the time i would put 23 gallons in it to fill it up. that's $63.25 at $2.75 a gallon. which i saw it jump to today. which would have taken me about 379 miles. 11 gallons of gas takes cost me $30.25 and takes me 341 miles. on average i drive 2000 miles a month. so by driving my corolla i save about $156 a month. that's $1876 a year! i don't see how people continue to buy huge trucks and sport utility vehicles?

viva la $2.50 parking and viva my corolla!

7 Comments:

At 8/31/2005 8:56 AM, Blogger Babs said...

dude, that parking thing sucks.
is there anyway your job will reimburse?

 
At 8/31/2005 11:24 AM, Blogger kerri said...

i agree. i'm a total hippy in that sense. i hate that we still have one, and can't wait for it to bite the dust so that we can get something more environmentally responsible and better for our bank accounts.

 
At 8/31/2005 12:05 PM, Blogger MOL Junior said...

move to east dallas.
ride a scooter to work.

 
At 8/31/2005 12:28 PM, Anonymous Faith said...

ooohhhh...I like the thought of riding a scooter to work! I'd do that!

 
At 8/31/2005 1:32 PM, Blogger The Monkey Attack Victim said...

I wish a Vespa would take me to Lewisville in an appropriate amount of time.

I just paid $28 dollars to fill my tank HALFWAY!!!!! And no, I don't drive an SUV or anything. Just a mid-sized sedan. Seriously considering trading down to like an Escort or something.

 
At 8/31/2005 10:04 PM, Blogger MOL Junior said...

hey j-lay did you know 50 cent wrote a song about you?

http://www.mp3.com/50cent/

 
At 9/01/2005 12:09 PM, Blogger Lori said...

Wave to me as you go by!!! I'm headed in the opposite direction!

 

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