12.13.2008

zipcar!

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.

10 comments:

jen said...

That is seriously so cool! How fun!

Jillybean said...

That's the craziest thing I've ever heard--how cool! How did you find out about such a thing?

susette said...

I'm so glad you explained it. I was wondering how in the world that worked? I'm also very glad it's helping you feel like normal people.

Scott and Kristy said...

i am so glad you found the zip car
how nice to go to do things so it wont take you an hour to go any where.

Lisa said...

And how cool to get to drive around in a mini-cooper!! right there makes me want to sign up... Do you think they have some in cache valley?? hmmmm maybe not...(Question: Are they all the same or do you get to be surprised by a Lotus now and then?)

LyndiLou said...

OHHH Kali that is SOOO SOOO great!!! I'm sooo glad you have a better way to get around and buy groceries... because those are important! ;) Yahoo for you!

paige and jord said...

shut up thats AWESOME!

joyce said...

you are simply HILARIOUS! i'm so glad you randomly found my lame-o blog, but i must admit i am nervous about the stalking....yikes. seriously though, reading your blog is almost as good as talking to the same silly Kali;)

Cindy said...

Congratulations!!! What a great invention! Why didn't we think of that??? Mini Coopers are awesome too! Enjoy and keep us up-to-date on the latest adventures of your new zipcar!!

burrani said...

That is the best invention and most hilarious story ever! I'm glad you can rent a small car my size ha ha