Hey guys! Unfortunately this week I’m having a bit of writer’s
block. Well that’s not quite right. I have plenty of things to say... they’re just
not fun. Or silly. That being said here
is a quick look into my not-so-fun and not-so-silly (latest) first world crisis.
I have a car. Cars are expensive and bad for the environment
and I hate them but they’re pretty much necessary for the lifestyle I live.
When you work full time and go to school full time its nice to get some sleep
every once in a while. I’m sure most of you know that the bus makes that very
But I just found out that for one reason or another I need
about two hundred extra dollars a month to pay a new bill that I hadn’t been
paying before. Working more is not an option. If I do I will fail school.
So the only thing I can think of is letting one of my other
bills go. I don’t have a landline so my phone is necessary. I need food and I
don’t spend a lot on it anyway. Rent? There’s no debating that one. All that’s
really left is my car insurance and gas. Together they cost me a little over
three hundred dollars a month. That’s more than enough to pay this new bill…
but is it worth it?
So that got me thinking. My friend has a moped/motor scooter
thingy. She absolutely loves it and I know it has a few pluses that make it
ideal for the average college student.
They are wayyy cheaper than cars. Anywhere from $500-3000
(mostly) versus god knows what.
Repairs are cheaper and if you make a good
investment much less likely.
They’re better on gas (better for your wallet
and better for the environment).
Insurance is cheaper (are you starting to see a
The 50cc engine doesn’t require a motorcycle
license and that’s all I need to get to school, work, and back home.
They are small and agile. You can even ride them
on the sidewalk. FUNNN!
Of course with every positive there is a negative. Or in
this case many negatives.
In the winter it’s cold as popsicles.
Mopeds are small and don’t have a lot of storage
space. You can carry one passenger—and that’s only if they lay off the cake.
You can’t drive it on the highway or super long
distances (at least I wouldn’t want to).
In the summer it’s hot as melted popsicles.
You can’t listen to music. That is a dire
My brother/mother would absolutely freak out.
They may be just a tad hung up on the issue of safety. At least I know they
love me. <3
Either way I have to sell my car. I just feel like I’m stuck
between an annoyingly hard rock and an equally annoying hard place—like maybe a
concrete wall or a tractor-trailer or a mountain. Do any of you have motor
scooters/mopeds? Other forms of transportation? Any ideas at all? Comment
If i buy a moped can this be my life? haha
Tiffany's Monday Music Selection:
Young, Wild, and Free
Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa
and for those of you who might be offended by the lyrics here's the edited version.