sigh. sorry for the inconsistent updates here lately. i have a million excuses if anyone is interested, but i’m gonna assume that nobody really cares.
remember when i started my list of the 5 best and 5 worst things about relocating from philly, pa to lousville, ky, but only had time to post up the good stuff? well after receiving a complaint inquiry regarding where the hell the rest of it was, i figured id get off my butt and post up the bad. so! with no further achoo:
ONE:no more SEPTA. 😦 easily one of the most irritating things about this city. getting around is a bitch and a HALF, i swear to you. everything in this city is so spread out and far away from everything else.. getting from one side of the city to the other is pretty much a guaranteed 1 hour bus ride. what’s that you say? why don’t i just take the train? why, i’m glad you asked! THERE IS NO FREAKIN TRAIN!! this place is forever bragging about being the 16th largest city and all that jazz. ha! talk about never knowing what you got til its gone. i, for better or worse, have adopted a Big City view of driving and public transportation. driving is expensive, bad for the environment and a hassle that i’ve become unaccustomed to. and public transpo, when it’s good, is eco friendly, convenient, and there’s a certain joy that comes with knowing that you’ve always got a designated driver. the bus system here blows. it just blows. i wouldn’t mind it if it didn’t blow so bad, but it blows. the scheduling is erratic, the routes are ridiculous. and the stigma against the bus and bus riders here is really annoying. so overall… i really miss sucky SEPTA and all it’s sucky flaws. 😦