[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. Read More [Mis]Adventures in Public Transportation

Commuting = Rage Blackouts

I am a pretty easy-going person (the laughter you hear across the nation would be how loud my friends and family members are guffawing about that claim right now), but contrary to popular belief, it’s true. Even commuting has been a relatively stress-free situation for me on the whole, and I have been doing it for over 10 years. Lately, though, it is growing increasingly difficult not to rear-end people or scream at bad drivers all up and down the highway. Read More Commuting = Rage Blackouts

Millie’s Guide to Dealing With Summer

So, we’re mid-heatwave here in Eastern Canada, and my sympathies to Winnipeg! (Apparently it was almost 50 with humidity yesterday, which is just ludicrous, and makes me glad I didn’t take that summer job there years ago.) Couple that with the fact that I am reliant on public transit (which is not air conditioned here, and so is basically rolling greenhouses filled with sweaty people), and I’ve got a lot of bits and tricks to deal with summer heat. I’ve tried all of these, and they work for me to varying degrees, but, of course, your mileage may vary. Read More Millie’s Guide to Dealing With Summer