Well, I finished up Week 2 of my IndyGo bus experience - shelling out only $15 a week for ten $1.50 rides. Not too bad! I do end up having to pay a little in gas as well - I drive 5 miles to the stop and back.
This past week was rainy - so it was rather unpleasant to ride the bus. Walking in the rain makes my pant legs wet and waiting at the bus stop for 20 minutes and then sitting with your umbrella up against your leg on the crowded bus for another 20 minutes definitely leaves one feeling damp.
And with the rain came a crowd of people. Two days in a row the bus was so full on the way home that people were standing and the driver had to stop letting people on. It was crazy! And I couldn't getting any reading in while standing up. :(
I also finished a book - Run by Ann Patchett - it was a very good book!
I was even able to start another book on Friday - Love in the Time of Cholera. So far I am finding a hard time getting into the book - I hate it when it is like that - when I am not captured from the very beginning.
So far, that is my favorite thing about riding the bus - I get to read for 30 minutes instead of stare at the rush hour traffic ahead of me.
And apparently riding the bus is good for weight-loss (not that I was trying to lose any) - but in two weeks I have lost almost 10 pounds! I walk two blocks from the stop to work and 4 to the stop after work - those 8 blocks a day must add up!
Oh, and exciting tidbit of the week's bus riding experience - someone tried to give me his phone number. Haha!