…it’s a Friday. A real one.

This was the first work week in a long time – something like seven years – that I’ve had to drive into my office every day instead of telecommuting.

My God, driving is a pain in the ass. You never expect it to be as tiring as it is.

Fortunately, it’s Friday, so I’m back to my normal routine after today. I remember this feeling now. Fridays still mean something.


…today is a passenger day.

Today’s one of the days I physically go to my office. It’s at least an hour drive one way, often longer. And I fucking hate driving.

Driving is one of the worst things I have to do on any kind of regular basis. It manages to be both boring and dangerous, sedentary and exhausting.

Fortunately, I often carpool with a coworker, and today’s a day I get to ride instead of drive. It’s like pretending I won an Uber gift card every couple of weeks, only without the corporate evil and sexual harassment.


…we just got a Level 2 EV charger installed.

We bought a Bolt last year. It’s awesome. Good time to buy a used one, too, since there’s a free battery upgrade forthcoming.

Love the car. We’ve been fine for a year with the stock Level 1 charger that it came with, but I won’t lie. It can be tedious. At that rate it takes more than a day to recover from any drive more than 30 miles away. Fortunately I telecommute 4 days a week, but there’s still that nagging feeling.

So having the faster charger gives some real peace of mind. Looking forward to plugging in at night and knowing for sure we’ll have a full battery by morning.

The takeaway from this, by the way, should be that even with the worst possible charger at home for a year, I had a totally doable and positive experience with an electric car. So if you’re on the fence, hop off onto this side of it. Buy an EV already. I’ll evangelize the shit out of this, I don’t care how obnoxious I sound.