This post is sans elephants. Elephant Sans, however, would make for a wonderful font, if one of you readers or eager beavers already done with the EA application has such creative aspirations.
So, here’s another reason why you shouldn’t think about bringing a car to MIT!
Once upon a time, in a land far far away (from all you non-local blog readers), a young man fresh in college would drive 17 miles each way from his childhood home as an intern. Occasionally, this young man had a hard time staying awake while on the road, so he would stop at the Wellesley MA rest town around exit 16 to buy soft ice cream and mountain dew from the fridge at his dad’s house (yum, delicious). While this mountain dew drinking ice cream eating young man liked his internship, he secretly longed for the day when he would not have to spent 2.5 hours [every day] of his life driving to and from the internship that he liked.
As luck should have it, “the day” came on August 13th of 2010, and now that same (not as young) admissions blogger has a significantly reduced commute! Some days you can find him walking from his residence in East Campus to class which only takes him about 10 flights of stairs. Most days, you can catch him cruising through the dreams of his nights while sleeping in which only takes him about 2 hours (if there are no nightmares).
This August, I was looking out over the streets of Cambridge……
….and I’m out of time! I’m headed off for an hour or two, when I come back I’ll update this blogpost about keeping a car in the city and commuting to work this summer :)
I couldn’t resist.
Update number one: I am going to do my homework and resume this post in another few hours.