Zipcar is one of the best ideas ever. I heard about it a while ago (probably when they first came to Boston) but never signed up becuase I seem to remember that it was more expensive than it is now. They’ve expanded quite a bit, which has probably helped get their rates down.
Anyway, Simmons has partnered with Zipcar to offer current students, staff and faculty a discount on the annual membership. So I’ve been thinking more seriously about signing up, and I finally did today. With all the planning I’ve been doing for Jill’s wedding (May 20!!) and related events (showers, bachelorette, etc) I think it will come in handy to be able to drive myself wherever I need to go and back in a day, without having to rely on people getting me to and from the commuter rail or whatever. Cool!
Not to mention that I can now go to Target without having to take the bus . . . uhoh . . .