The thing is, I already have a bunch of those stupid bins in my apartment, and now a few on the balcony too. Once stuff goes in there, generally it goes to die.
Originally Posted by figrin bran
Right, I dunno why I was thinking $70 each way, it was half that last year. Not a bad price, but I spent less on gas for the whole 6-day trip.
With a 20% discount, I was able to get a round trip for $54.40. For some reason, when I tried to book for that Friday of the Con a few weeks later, they would no longer accept the code and so I didn't book beforehand and left it open as to whether I'd go on that day or not.
Yeah, he really oversold the concept of the trolley at me last year, and the reality was a far cry from things. While I dumped $60 on parking at the con, the ability to drop my swag off halfway through, and to get off my feet and listen to my own tunes, not to mention get where I'm going in 13 minutes instead of 45, really was worth it (I had been planning to take the trolley on Thursday, but Steve's complications meant I had to get in early and there was NO WAY I'd waste a half hour I could be sleeping on that trolley business).
As for the trolleys, Tycho's never mentioned how cramped they can get and how small the seats are. By comparison, our Metro subways and buses feel almost luxurious! (can't believe I just said that)
And the cost, LA has the pricing down all over San Diego as their transit pricing is by zone and it's complicated as hell. The newer SD trolley cars are actually decent, but you're right, the red line subway here is more comfortable, you're not as jammed into someone's face all the time.
I appreciate the thought, but it's not as simple as that, there's a lot of side-issues at play that merely culminated in the earthquake. Plus, the only pick-up here is to move out of this apartment, it's awful. :p
Originally Posted by TeeEye7
Yeah, that sounds like a real blast fighting crowds for the last seat, jammed up in some creepy stranger's face all invading your personal space... wait a minute, maybe you're the creepy stranger! ;)
Originally Posted by Tycho
35 minutes, plus the wait of up to 10 minutes for these things (I know they claim 5, but last year each one was over that). Or the 13 minutes it took me to get from your door to the Hilton parking lot next door to the con, and I don't have to stand and wait for any trolley.
As to convenience? I'm used to the system down here. I make sure I ride the special Red Line and it takes me 30 minutes flat and no transfers.
I'm confused as to how you see "positive changes" from me in this thread.
Glad to see you've made some positive changes in your life, JT. If you ponder them, those alone will help you pick your morale up. I sure as heck need something to boost mine right now - though I'm not down on Star Wars.
Thank you, I appreciate that a lot. And I would hope someone would take up the mantle of expounding on why stuff sucks if I left. ;) I'm definitely getting the Falcon at the end of the month, but then what? I dunno. So weird having long-timers like us feeling confused and frustrated by how collecting is, but maybe after 13 years it's important to take a hard look at these sorts of things.
Originally Posted by Droid
The people on the transit board are nuts, there's such a weird routing for the trolleys, and the buses are way confusing when you see it laid out, and the pricing is crazy, and then they make special lines that it turns out don't run extra and don't run as late as they need to.
Originally Posted by El Chuxter