Experiment: 30 Days Without Ubers or Cabs

I live in Chicago where public transportation is readily available, although not always convenient. I added up how many Ubers I took in May and it came to a total of 45 rides at $463.30. Clearly I’m addicted. And this is going to be a hard one.

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Week 1 (June 6-12, 2016)

June 6: I didn’t have to go anywhere, THANK GOD.

June 7: First day at Sapient. It’s a 40 minute walk and a 20 minute bus ride. I decided to walk. THEN, once the Sapient folks learned about my experiment, they offered to walk and train it with me everywhere vs. taking an Uber that would be covered by the company (awwweeee shucks).

June 8: Walked to Sapient and bussed it back.

June 9: Bussed it to Sapient and back, that was it.

June 10: Holy craaaap. I got so lost trying to get to Five Star. I must have walked 50 minutes. Then, trying to get home, we got lost (Katie was kind enough to get drunk and lost with me) and we must have walked a good 45 minutes to get back to our hood.

June 11: After so much walking, I couldn’t leave the apartment.

June 12: Walked to meet Miranda and Joe for dinner (20 minutes each way).

Week 2 (June 13-19)

June 13- Still working at Sapient and it’s an 80 hour week so I’m taking the bus home at midnight every night.

June 14- This is going to get boring because I’m on a pitch which means back and forth from Leo Burnett everyday.

June 15- This is going to get boring because I’m on a pitch which means back and forth from Leo Burnett everyday.

June 16- This is going to get boring because I’m on a pitch which means back and forth from Leo Burnett everyday.

June 17- This is going to get boring because I’m on a pitch which means back and forth from Leo Burnett everyday.

June 18- It’s Miranda and Joe’s going away party. I took the Brown Line. My underwear elastic broke so I took them off on the way to the party and I had to go commando the entire evening. Two folks met me there from the pitch which was fun, too.

June 19- This is going to get boring because I’m on a pitch which means back and forth from Leo Burnett everyday.

 

Week 3 (June 20-26)

June 20- Went to work and then met Miranda and Joe for dinner at Sink Swim. I was so-so on the food.

June 21- This is going to get boring because I’m on a pitch which means back and forth from Leo Burnett everyday.

June 22-This is going to get boring because I’m on a pitch which means back and forth from Leo Burnett everyday.

June 23-This is going to get boring because I’m on a pitch which means back and forth from Leo Burnett everyday.

June 24- Went to work and then Steph and I went out and got hammered. It was awesome. And we ended up with a face full of chicken at the SoHo House.

June 25-This is going to get boring because I’m on a pitch which means back and forth from Leo Burnett everyday.

June 26-This is going to get boring because I’m on a pitch which means back and forth from Leo Burnett everyday.

Week 4 (June 27-July 4)

June 27- This is going to get boring because I’m on a pitch which means back and forth from Leo Burnett everyday.

June 28-Dinner with Miranda and Joe at Boeufhaus. I love that when the three of us go out, we just split everything. Best steak in the city by far.

June 29- Last day of the pitch.

June 30- YES! No work. Went to a Cards Against Humanity game at Hootenanny. So much fun and I came in third place.

July 1- Alison’s birthday dinner at Green Street Meats. I lasted a couple of hours and then had to bail. I’m so tired.

July 2- “Dream’s Do Come True” party at Miranda’s. Molly bathed in a tub of macaroni and people ate a cake with their faces. It was a blast. Then onto TexFest2 where Amanda made some great margaritas and I got to hang out with my Texas ad buddies.

July 3- BBQ party at the Herzer’s.  360 rooftop view of fireworks ain’t a bad way to spend an evening.

July 4-Went to eat at Lock Down with Miranda and watched the fireworks from home.