My startup moved to a nice office in SOMA right at the end of December, so I've been doing the MUNI commute again. It sure beats driving down 280, but it's been pissing me off lately. Yesterday the MUNI train got stuck in the tunnel for 45 minutes while waiting for a broken down train ahead to get moved. And coming home I missed the bus by about 5 seconds.
However, I discovered today that we had a couple parking spaces left at work. I'm one of the early employees (I've been there since August and already I'm an old-timer), so my seniority gets me one of the spots. I didn't think I'd want it before so I turned it down, but I'm over the MUNI thing. Tomorrow I'm driving. No more waiting for the bus in the rain, and I'll be able to stop at TJs or Rainbow on the way home and do my shopping. If nothing else, I'll spend less time on the commute, and I'll be able to work late when I want w/o worry about having to wait forever for the bus if it's late.
I may have to figure out how to listen to podcasts while driving now, since I've gotten into using my MUNI time for that. My car doesn't have an easy way of playing my iPod on the stereo. Or I could go back to NPR.