oh my heck. we've discovered the greatest invention of all time. you heard me people. OF ALL TIME.
so, as you know...we do not have a car in this insanely crowded city. it would be impossible to park. and very, very, very expensive to keep one in a parking garage (you're looking at 400 a month, for a parking space!) we also happen to be in the poor stage of our newlywed lives, so car payments, insurance, and gas are not on top of our priority list.
as you also know...I HATE THE TRAIN! Especially grocery shopping and lugging everything on a grandma cart through escalators and stairs. Now that it's gotten frostbiting cold outside, its even a more treacherous experience to walk everywhere. I'm not going to lie, I avoided grocery shopping for an entire month because I didn't want to go out in that mess.
Enter the above mentioned greatest invention of all time and suddenly our lives got a whole lot easier! Introducing....THE ZIPCAR!!
All we have to do is get online, reserve a car, walk a block to the parking lot, tap our card to the windshield, it lets us in and we drive away. We just pay 9.25 an hour, and it INCLUDES gas, insurance, and parking. It's screamin' deal if you ask us. And now we get to live like normal people again.