It was 1 month ago since my last contract ended abruptly, and I finally went back to work on Monday. I had a "false start" 2 weeks ago and thought I would be starting with a different client, but then my boss' boss did some resource shuffling and … [Read more...] about I’m finally back to work! Blech!
It's been over 3 weeks since my last contract ended, and I'm gearing up to start a new one with a new client this week. Last week, I went in and got fingerprints and photographs done. All I need now is the security clearance to finalize and to get … [Read more...] about New Job, New Commute, Higher Costs, More Travel Time
guess who are the ones gladly accepting them when I offer? Yep, my coworkers. When I saw a $2 off coupon for Cosi a couple months ago in the Washington Post Express newspaper, I grabbed a couple of the papers at the end of the day (when they were … [Read more...] about Coworkers make fun of my coupons, but…
Since the new year, I've been riding the DC metrorail daily. Here in the DC region, they have an RFID commuter debit card called SmartTrip (also just like an EZ Pass for cars). In order to park at the metro (well, really to LEAVE the parking lot), … [Read more...] about I lost my SmartTrip card! But I was SmartMike…
Around the Sun writes about their company's new bus pass program and how it's created a new fat-busting game. So what does that have to do with me? Because people envy my commute. I work in Washington, D.C., which is about 25 miles from my … [Read more...] about People envy my 50 mile roundtrip commute
I've been riding the DC Metro (subway) since January and initially drove to the metro and paid $4.00 on parking or got dropped off by my wife (free). Riding the DC Metro costs me $3.70 each way for a grand total of $7.40 w/o parking and $11.40 … [Read more...] about Riding public transportation and trying not to sweat