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July 23, 2004

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I've lived in Seattle since before I was 16. I'm over 30 now and I still don't even /know/ how to drive. The bus system is that good.

Congratulations on the milestone. (and the drivers license)

Cars are overrated. Well, except for taxis.

Does your girlfriend drive, Moe? If not, at least from my experience, you might must want to give in now and buy one of those small chauffeur hats...

Congrats!

Congrats, Moe!.

If not, at least from my experience, you might must want to give in now and buy one of those small chauffeur hats...

I second Edward's suggestion.

I grew up in NYC, never got a license, lived in Seattle, never got a licence, currently live in Boulder (which also has an excellent bus system), still don't have a license (should get one sometime, though).

Of course, on the downside, I can't presently walk, only hop/hobble, and am now having trouble with that, with gout spreading to the second foot. :-(

If not, at least from my experience, you might must want to give in now and buy one of those small chauffeur hats...

And you could always play "Rudolfo and the Contessa".

"Does your girlfriend drive, Moe?"

Yes. Oh, yes. That was the issue, you see. Something about how annoying a six hour drive to western PA can be when only one person has a driver's license, especially when the other person wants to put his nose in a book and not talk to the driver...

But I'm much better now.

Moe

PS: As for chauffeur hats and contessas, gee, thanks for reminding me that my girlfriend's spending the next week at a engineering conference. :)

moe, as always you pleasantly surprise me. a walker and mass trans rider? a boy after my own heart.....next thing i know you'll be talking about your nifty birkenstock sandals :)

especially when the other person wants to put his nose in a book and not talk to the driver...

Ah, but there's a solution to that one, Moe. Have you considered reading aloud? That's what my wife and I always do on long drives. We've read a lot of great books together that way.

"moe, as always you pleasantly surprise me. a walker and mass trans rider?"

Every little bit helps. Besides, we need the gas for the tanks. :)

Moe

PS: As to reading aloud in the car... I probably should have tried that, but it all work out in the end. I'll say this for multihour car rides every couple of months: we don't have an issue with lack of communication.

I didn't move to NYC until I was 25 so I had a license by then, which I've continued to renew; but I never had a car until a month ago, after we'd resettled on the Bronx/Yonkers border (in the upper floor of a house with a driveway) and my job moved to New Rochelle (with parking paid for by my boss, who owns the building). I still love not needing a car when I go into The City, but it's pretty neat to finally have one as well.

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