After a few years of commuting to work via public transportation, I finally gave in and let Michael convince me to buy a second car so I could start driving. It took me a while to be ok with this decision. At first I was so resistant to being another solo driver on the road when there are more environmentally-responsible options out there. But now I’ve cut my commute by more than two-thirds and my schedule is way more flexible. That’s got to be worth something.
My newfound time in the car has surprised me with time to let my mind run loose. I used to obsessively fill my commute with reading the news or checking email, but now I listen to classical music or NPR, and I look out the window, and I think. Here are some of the random questions I’ve had recently.
Where’s the new Sugar Shack? Like fluffy donuts with quirky flavors? If so, you should definitely try out Sugar Shack. It’s located at 804 N. Henry St., Alexandria. (source washingtonian.com)
What’s the difference between ISIS and ISIL? They’re the same people. It’s just that when you translate acronyms into English you can end up with two different spellings. ISIS/ISIL also calls themselves the Islamic State now as if the’ve got a country of their own, but international leaders refuse to acknowledge their claim by using that term. There’s also another name for ISIS among those fighting the group: Daesh. (source my Dad)
What’s the best convertible carseat? Oh boy, so many lists out there. I definitely didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I went searching for this answer. I looked at lists by parenting.com and babycenter.com, as well as Amazon’s top rated list, and I ended up going with the Britax Boulevard.
What did Obama say about the environment in his State of the Union? Obama declared that there’s no greater threat than climate change, and he challenged Congress to recognize that it poses immediate risks. (source usgbc.org)