For anyone living outside of Toronto reading this Blog, the TTC stands for the Toronto Transit Commission. In other words the buses and trains of public transportation in the city. For a variety of reasons I have not had to spend much time on the TTC in my lifetime. I lived within walking distance of both my elementary school and my high school. When i was in college my mother lent me her car pretty much everyday. I think in 4+ years of college/university i probably only had to take the bus maybe about 15-20 times. Then after college my mother also lent me her car for almost another 2 years to get to and from my new job in Richmond hill which is about 30 minutes north of where i live by car but would have been around an hour and a half by bus. Then i got my bought my first car and i have been driving to work and every where else since.
That is until last week. As i am sure everyone is aware gas prices the world over have gone completely insane over about the last 6 months. And since my car is no hybrid and is actually quite the gas guzzler I have been spending a lot more money than i used to. In addition my workplace is in downtown Toronto and right on the subway line. I have been buying a monthly TTC metro pass to ride the subway for the last 6 months anyway. Basically, i would drive the to the subway, park my car and then hop on the train the rest of the way to work. However, my monthly metro pass also allows me to ride the bus to the subway station. I haven't done it because I was basically to lazy. However, last week i gave it a try. Its not actually that bad. In truth in only take me about an extra 10-15 minutes longer by bus than it did by car. But now i am not spending any money on gas. I didn't have the fill my tank this week and i probably wont have to next week either. So that is pretty good. My plan is to try and continue taking the bus until at least the end of September. The only time I will drive is on a day when i know i will have to work late. Taking the bus is fine during rush hour but the buses don't move so quickly when it is not rush hour.
And that's it....
I also want to comment that i say the Fantastic four rise of the silver surfer last night. I am a comic book fan so good or bad any comic movie that comes out i go see. This movie is better than the first still not perfect. I would give it 3/5 stars.
Next week... Eating Healthy