Totally Addicted to ‘Burbs…

May 25, 2010 at 8:04 am | Posted in Around Boston | 4 Comments
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Last week Andrew and I made a momentous decision: we are staying put*. We will continue to inhabit the apartment we affectionately call Chez Gerrowski for another year. We are not, I repeat, not moving.  

I just can't quit my commute...

Why? Well, it seems we are both a) too lazy and overwhelmed with other things to change our situation and b) addicted to our quiet little suburban life. We are hooked. Seriously. I know it’s not good for me. I know the commute is unhealthy and horrible and may lead to a (probably comical) breakdown (or ten). I know it sucks hours of my life away – hours I can never get back. And yet, we can’t seem to change. When we’re in the ‘burbs we’re just so… relaxed, so tranquil and chill… it’s our escape from reality.   

‘Burbs, I wish I could quit you.  


*Okay, admittedly that sounds much more dramatic when I say it aloud.



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  1. The commute isn’t completely unhealthy. There is that whole cardio benefit from the walking portion of your commute (which always provides a reason to laugh!).

    • Alas – my new commuting options involve far less cardio/walking… But the delightful new bonus of eavesdropping on other commuters’ conversations.
      Example: last week a gentleman on the orange line announced that he was “’bout to get arrested for public urination,” so that’s always fun.

  2. Oh, and when you don’t feel up to showering and you look outside and it is raining, you don’t have to worry because the orange line provides you with a shower while you are sitting in a seat! Its great!

    • Good point, Snarky Love!
      I also feel refreshed when the trains SPEED past me without stopping. It’s like being spritzed with perfume… if perfume was like dirty subway train residue.

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