After waiting patiently for ten months, I have finally arrived. That’s right, I have finally gotten a parking spot at the transportation center in my town, where I pick up the bus to go to work every day. And while I won’t have my own personalized spot, I will be able to park in a lot far closer than where I park now. In addition to the benefit of being closer, it will also be cheaper on a monthly basis for me. Instead of paying $3/day to park my car, it will be $20/month or approximately $1/workday.
On August 3rd, I started my new job at American Express at the HQ in NYC. Being that we are situated in East Brunswick, NJ at present, this means that I am now commuting into NYC on a daily basis. Overall, the commute is not that bad mainly because Suburban Transit has bus service to downtown Manhattan, saving a good 20-30 minutes off my commute since I don’t have to deal with Port Authority, and the Subway.
And in these short few weeks, my iPod has already paid for itself. It is a lifesaver for the commute as I just plug into my tunes and I am on my way. The biggest problem now is just finding the time to load up more songs!!
If you build it, he will come.
I have also been able to crank through the book Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella (This is the book that the movie Field of Dreams is based on. If you are a fan of Field of Dreams, then I would highly recommend reading the book. Like any other book-to-movie story, the movie had to remove a ton of details and several characters that were pretty important to the original story). I am currently working on What Should I Do With My Life? by Po Bronson. Not sure what books to take on next but I will figure that out in short order. Any suggestions?