Not because they were particularly extensive or trying - all I did was go from Long Island to New York City, and from New York City to Boston. But in getting to and from these places I took practically every mode of transportation known to man, with the exception of plane, bicycle and rickshaw.
My morning started with a wagon - the only permitted way to transport things around Fire Island - and ended with a car, and in between I took a ferry, a van, a train, and a bus.
By the time I got back to Boston I was completely tuckered out.
But my long day of traveling is what prompted Rule #2 of my beginner's guide to life.
Always bring a book. You never know when you might have some time to kill. This might be harder for guys, since they don't have handy purses, and for girls with small bags, but for those us toting around tons of junk in our huge purses all day, an extra bit of intellectual weight won't make it that much heavier. Having a book is great for when you take the bus or subway, when you find yourself waiting at a cafe` for a friend for twenty minutes, or for when you decide at the last minute to get your lunch to-go and eat in the park on a sunny afternoon. Whatever the reason, it's always great to a have something that can distract you, keep you occupied, or just be plain enjoyable. And if it's a really good book (a crack book, maybe?) you'll find yourself stealing one- and two-page reads whenever you have the chance!
Try it, and see how many more books your start going though when you always have one with you!
What do you never leave the house without?
Happy Reading Everyone!