Well, I have been in Arlington for 3 weeks as of tomorrow. I start work on Monday. This fact leaves me both excited and kinda scared. I don’t do well superiors, for some reason I am constantly nervous around them no matter how nice and friendly they are to me. I am hoping this changes as I am a big boy now with a college education and a big boy job.
DCS, the company I am working for, recently sent me a large, very large, package of forms I need to fill out before I start on Monday. They are the typical insurance, direct deposit, etc. forms. One in particular makes me happy though, metro-checks. I basically get to commute to work for free since I am using the public transportation offered here. This is nice on two fronts. 1) I don’t have to worry about constantly having cash on me to recharge my metro-card, and 2) I don’t have to spend money to get to work. These combined make it seem foolish to drive to work every morning and pay gas/parking every day. Especially since I spend a grand total of 2 minutes outside walking, one from the apt to the station, one from the station to the work-place. If it were longer than ten or fifteen minutes, I would probably drive. Not because I am lazy, but because I wouldn’t want to deal with the elements.
Side note, the place where I catch the metro in the morning and get off at night happens to be the Pentagon City Mall. This mall contains a GameStop. This means I can just pick up the new games/games I want to get literally on the way home from work. No dealing with traffic or having to drive for me! I can just walk off the metro into the mall( all underground ) and walk about 50 feet to GameSpot in the mall. Talk about tuff.