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Sushi and parking
Hey alyska, as I loved your Rice Krispie sushi, I thought you would get a kick out of Twinkie sushi. EDIT: And don't forget your tasty rice candy sushi and chocolate sushi.

Speaking of sushi, angryjonny, redvector, jenniever, and windexcowboy have been talking about more all you can eat sushi in the city again. It's been ages since we've done that. I should re-open that friends filter. So, as I've done in the past, a poll.

In other kingfox news, as I've already bitched about parking in the_boke, here's what's really got my goat these days. I used to regularly park by the hospital a block or two away from where I live. Most residents of Hoboken don't use their cars daily, so they leave their cars around except when they need to move them for street cleaning (I have a good chunk of that link memorized, sadly). This means that they often avoid the hospital spots, as they wouldn't be able to leave their car there during the day without getting a ticket. So my usual 1337 ninja parking hunt tends to consist of where they cleaned the streets that day, where they'll be cleaning the next day, and the metered hospital spots. Most of the time, the parking I find is by the hospital. KG was bitching about how they changed the meters from a quarter for thirty minutes to a quarter for fifteen minutes. I noticed that they did the same for the hospital spots, but didn't notice the other big change - the hospital spots are now metered earlier in the morning and later into the night.

So it'll be harder for me to find parking after work, unless I park there, and then I'll be spending a few bucks in quarters every day. And if petemagyar jumps into the shower before me in the morning, I'm not getting a shower that day, as I'll have to move my car. I could spend the $150 a month for the right to park in the parking garage near me 24/7, but $150 a month builds up awfully fast. That's a few of the trips I'm hoping to make out the window, let alone car repairs or what have you. I could spend the same amount to take the train, but it would take me three hours a day to commute via train, assuming I catch every train exactly on time. And that means no more parties, no more visiting people, nothing that requires a car. Like shopping for our parties. Bleh. Fuck.

So, internet, decide for me!

You want to be on the sushi feasting filter?

Yes, I will join you in all you can eat sushi feasting.
9(27.3%)
Yes, but I'm not sure I can make it, but I'll read about it anyway, but I'm wishy-washy.
9(27.3%)
Yes, though I doubt I'll ever make it. I just like to read things even if they only tangentially involve me.
7(21.2%)
No.
3(9.1%)
5(15.2%)

How should I deal with parking?

Spend $150 a month to get a space in the parking garage.
17(51.5%)
Ditch the car, spend $150/month & 3hrs/day to take the train, and never do anything social or out of the way ever again.
0(0.0%)
Continue to spend 15 min/day finding parking, and now spend $2/day as they changed the meters you used. And not shower the days that petemagyar got into the shower first, as you'll need to move your car or get a ticket early in the AM now.
16(48.5%)

Feeling: distressed distressed
Listening to: Warrant, Cherry Pie

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Comments
idunn From: idunn Date: January 24th, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Heh, I'm actually going to dinner with someone at the Sushi Lounge this Friday. If I was a cartoon character, my eyes would be big sushi rolls this whole last week.

If you can afford it, I'd say a space in the parking garage would be worth it just to avoid the fights over parking and a little extra peace of mind. Don't ditch the car; you'll never have a social life again.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 24th, 2005 08:29 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Yeah, it'll save me around fifteen minutes a day, plus walking time for when I have to find a spot far from where I live. Plus, it means that I can use my car without fretting about finding a spot afterward. I'd be able to give petemagyar and jenniever rides home more often without worry, I'd be able to drive to Jersey City in order to get things without stressing, and my car would become much more usable.

But it's a lot of money. $1,800 a year. I've had the same car for a few years, and it's due to die. That's about how much I spent for the car half a decade or so ago. I'd love to be able to take trips to visit cessna182, graye, and the like. But spending $1,800 a year is one or two less trips a year.

Bleh.
redvector From: redvector Date: January 24th, 2005 08:38 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
the crappiest feeling in the world for me was "Oh, fuck, I've got to find a wednesday spot at 10 PM."

also, driving around looking for spots, seeing half or 3/4ths spots exist because people don't know how close to get to the car in front, etc., have made me scream until I've lost my voice.

I figure $150/month is worth the lack of heart racing rage.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 24th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
$150 a month for hours of my life back. $150 a month for peace of mind. $150 a month for making my car much more useful.

But it's also $150 a month that could go towards a newer car when this one breaks down (possibly any day now), $150 a month also means things like Mexico, the Caribbean, and so forth might not be able to happen again.
quillter From: quillter Date: January 28th, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Presumably you always find a place. Eventually. I suppose you have to decide whether the stress of worrying about parking is balanced by the stress relief of vacations and/or a newer car.

Could you consider the longer walks, the Universe forcing a little unplanned exercise on you ?
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