Wow! That is fast!

My usual is to write posts on the big screen using the main pc but I decided to try out the reinstalled version of WordPress for my Android tablet. On the pc its sloow loading WordPress but the tablet is very snappy! The downsides to the tablet is the touchscreen keyboard and the fact that I am looking down far more than I should! An interesting experiment and since I’m in the system I figured I’d write about it!

I commute….

I commute on public transportation, therefore I am well rested — Commuter Bag

I commute by public transportation, in my case the Valley Mover Bus which is our local system that does long distance transit. I take the bus daily which saves wear on the car, gas, lowers my insurance bill and reduces the risk of ending up in a accident especially on bad winter roads and heavy rush hour traffic. The photo on the item is a local back road of the Mat-Su Valley of Alaska taken at sunset in the late summer!
Some of my other reasons for taking the bus are the social aspects. People love to just chat about various things. If there happens to be something news worthy most people have some sort of mobile device and the news of the day becomes the topic. A few weeks back there was a winter time fire about a mile from my house and the topic was where to go to get the latest information on the roads in the area. Many times the weather or traffic reports are handy and are relayed to the bus driver who can then warn later buses about delays. Sometimes it has even helped the driver take an alternate route and stay nearly on time despite the traffic. Another benefit is napping. Taking a nap before or after work just helps you stay low stress and feel refreshed for your day or evening ahead!
So I commute by public transportation, therefore I am well rested!
I commute on public transportation, therefore I am Commuter Bag
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10 Reasons to Ride the Bus

I LOVE my Mustang! I really love driving it but I do NOT like the long commute to the city with the traffic, bad drivers, winter driving conditions that are scary and all the stress that goes with it. Here are my top 10 reasons to ride a bus.

  1. When inspiration strikes you have the freedom to act on it or at least write down the idea
  2. Taking a nap. Get some extra sleep!
  3. Social interaction with other riders. This can be highly entertaining and informative some days depending on the variety of topics discussed.
  4. Save some money. The cost of gas, maintenance and the stress on your body is worth the pittance it costs to buy a pass and relax.
  5. Reduce stress….nap, chat, text, talk on the phone, or even play a game or do something productive on a phone, tablet, e-reader or laptop!
  6. You are also less likely to be in an accident and stressed at the end of your trip. Let the bus driver do the driving and worry about the other people on the road!
  7. The more people on the bus the fewer cars there are on the road. If everyone drives in solo there are way more cars on the road than need to be. Ride a bus with 38 other people and that is 39 cars that are NOT on the road stuck in traffic, polluting the air!
  8. Enjoy the ride. There are many things to see just looking out the window. For Alaskans it is the spring ritual of moose counting or watching the trees go from winter to summer to fall and back to winter colors.
  9. Count the number of times someone passes the bus or how many times the cars around you are cut off by other drivers

10. Safely rubberneck past accidents! Accidents generally start conversations on the bus too theorizing what the driver did wrong.

Overall there are plenty of great reasons to sit back, relax, de-stress and save money riding on public transportation.

On a side note the inspiration for this post came while riding the bus and as I was walking down the street on the way to work!