Monday, November 2, 2009

Critical Mass

So for a long time (being the time since I moved to sf) I didn't understand what Critical Mass is/was/could be.

I understand that people ride their bikes as a means of transportation. Good for you. There are also people who walk and ride transit.

But why does critical mass feel the need to inconvenient those who are contributing to the greater good of the rest of san francisco?

Example #1 - walking down 2nd street to watch my bus. Not in any hurry. In fact, at this point you can think of me as someone who walks to work. The white man appears on the other side of the street and I can't cross. I try. And try. And the second that I put my foot in the street I need to retract it within second to avoid being run over by a bike.

Now I understand that they are trying to prove a point, or that @ a point in their history they were attempting, but seeing them act a fool made me loose all respect to them.

Red lights aren't only for cars, they are for anyone using the traffic lane. And to add to it, if they want more respect shouldn't they act more respectful?

Example#2 - finally on the bus, ridding down market to get to the cable car. Not rare when I stay at work late...

I get on the bus after weaving through cyclist only to have the attack all lanes of market. Again, I think I understand their quest, but why punish those who are ridding the bus. Maybe some of us don't know how to ride a bike. Or don't have a place to store one. Or for whatever reason they just don't ride a bike. Are we muni riders supposed to suffer and not be able to get home because of the bus people?

I wish someone could explain to me the point behind riding around san francisco and causing hell for everyone. I see that they are trying to make a point but maybe if they were more vocal about their cause or nicer to people they might get more respect.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Driving to work

Dear followers,

I have been bad and driving to work. I don't know why but it really makes a difference. I save about 15 minutes when I drive to work but it also costs me $10 each time + gas! Now that I am street parking I think I need to rely less on the car and more on the bus. I also with the 12 came a lot more frequently, but I can't argue because it usually comes on time. Unless something goes wrong.

Last night, it only took me 15 minutes to get home instead of the usual 25 because no one was waiting for the bus to stop so it was like being on an express bus. and i loved it! i wish my commute was like that all the time

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Loving that my bus is going to plow through a huge flooded street! Wohhoooo
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New adventure

Muni + huge rainstorm sucks.

My bag is soaking wet and it is now sitting on my lap. Not cool. And my jeans are soaked up to about knee high. Thank god I wore boots today. And I think there is water on my seat so my ass is getting soaked too!

This lady got on the bus and went to shake her umbrella and she shook it in another girls face - not even realizing she was there!

Plus the bus smells of wet dog and other smells that you'll thank me later for not describing.

I thought about driving to work today but figured it would be too much work looking for parking around 7 when I get home.

Haha! This lady just grabbed the handrail on the bus with a tissue. Makes me wish I had a camera phone.

and another day has placed her bag on a seat - did she not see the muni fight last week?
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Monday, October 5, 2009

I dislike Monday

I don't know what it is or why but I don't care for Mondays. I really don't.

I don't know if it is the Monday morning bus ride or the fact I have to get out my warm bed but I don't care for Monday morning.

I am sitting on the bus this morning listening to a girl talk about her roommate drama with her mom - I am assuming.

I used to remember those days when Nicole and I would disagree on things, nothing serious of course but enough to ruffle my feathers.

But since I've moved into my own place I don't have those Monday morning bus ride conversations. Now I get to hang out with Nicole without any disagreements. Its nice.
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Please shower before ridding muni

It is a common courtesy to shower before ridding public transportation. I can't stand when I have showered, put on nice perfume and gotten all dressed up, only to have some smell person get their nasty smell all over me. Ick.

And I think people who have their toddler take up a seat on a full bus should put their child in their lap!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The cops

So my bus got stopped by the cops this am. Apparently the bus driver did not have the right away.

The cop was a prick and didn't want to back up for the bus since another vehicle was blocking the right lane.

Ok I don't know a thing about city law, muni rights and how the cops operate (I try to avoid them at all costs) but I would think that a bus full of people on their way to work to pay city taxes has more of a right away then a cop driving a large suv with only 1 person in it.

Now I don't want you to think that I am anti-gas guzzler, because I really don't care, but I think the cop wanting to have the right away over a group of people is just selfish.

Now I am on the bus and have secured a seat. I am sitting between two guys. One is ina suit the other in an itchy wool sweater that keeps rubbing against me.

Oh and to make things worse, they are both sitting with their elbows out so I keep getting elbowed on either side. The polite thing to do is to tuck your arms in but apparently suit and itchy sweater didn't get the memo.
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