Best use of commuting time?

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Sangiovese
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Best use of commuting time?

Postby Sangiovese » Sat May 08, 2010 8:59 pm

I'm going to be going to school at night while working full time in the day, so i'm trying to figure out how to capture some of the "lost" hours in my day.

I currently spend about 75 minutes driving each way to and from work. I'll be going to school near where I work (about a 15 minute drive) so once I start school I'll still have essentially the same commute: 75 minutes from home to work. 15 from work to school. 75 back home.

So... how can I make use of my 2.5 hours a day in the car?

I bought LEWS and plan to listen to that during my first semester... but that only fills a week.

I've considered recording my classes (assuming I can get permission from my profs) and replaying them in the car. Normally I think recording class probably wouldn't be worthwhile (after all, when would you listen to it?) but since I'm trapped in my tin can for two and a half hours a day, it might be better than nothing.

Any suggestions?

Moving isn't an option.

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Re: Best use of commuting time?

Postby herberthoover » Tue May 11, 2010 3:03 am

Listen to public radio (or public radio podcasts), it doesn't hurt to know what's going on outside the confines of law school and work.

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Re: Best use of commuting time?

Postby richardfitzwell » Tue May 11, 2010 3:11 am

Watching a DVD, texting or fapping rigourously?

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Re: Best use of commuting time?

Postby Sangiovese » Tue May 11, 2010 9:54 am

herberthoover wrote:Listen to public radio (or public radio podcasts), it doesn't hurt to know what's going on outside the confines of law school and work.


That's what I do now... KERA FTW! :)

I'm just thinking that I could be a little more productive. Of course, I may end up just needing to use the time in the car as my escape from work/school.

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Re: Best use of commuting time?

Postby TTH » Tue May 11, 2010 9:55 am

richardfitzwell wrote:Watching a DVD, texting or fapping rigourously?


This, or you could smoke a joint.

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Re: Best use of commuting time?

Postby MC Southstar » Tue May 11, 2010 9:55 am

herberthoover wrote:Listen to public radio (or public radio podcasts), it doesn't hurt to know what's going on outside the confines of law school and work.


This is what I do.

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Sangiovese
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Re: Best use of commuting time?

Postby Sangiovese » Tue May 11, 2010 9:55 am

richardfitzwell wrote:Watching a DVD, texting or fapping rigourously?


While all of those would be interesting uses of my time, I don't think the other drivers would appreciate it :mrgreen:

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Re: Best use of commuting time?

Postby jlnoa0915 » Tue May 11, 2010 10:11 am

I am going borrow prep cds for the bar exam and listen to it on the my commute most likely.

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Re: Best use of commuting time?

Postby luckycurl84 » Tue May 11, 2010 10:19 am

Sangiovese wrote:I'm going to be going to school at night while working full time in the day, so i'm trying to figure out how to capture some of the "lost" hours in my day.

I currently spend about 75 minutes driving each way to and from work. I'll be going to school near where I work (about a 15 minute drive) so once I start school I'll still have essentially the same commute: 75 minutes from home to work. 15 from work to school. 75 back home.

So... how can I make use of my 2.5 hours a day in the car?

I bought LEWS and plan to listen to that during my first semester... but that only fills a week.

I've considered recording my classes (assuming I can get permission from my profs) and replaying them in the car. Normally I think recording class probably wouldn't be worthwhile (after all, when would you listen to it?) but since I'm trapped in my tin can for two and a half hours a day, it might be better than nothing.

Any suggestions?

Moving isn't an option.

Me too - that is whenever UH decides to make up thier mind and just admit me already. :D
I'm probably going to listen to anything and everything audio I can get.

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Re: Best use of commuting time?

Postby herberthoover » Fri May 14, 2010 1:40 am

Sangiovese wrote:
herberthoover wrote:Listen to public radio (or public radio podcasts), it doesn't hurt to know what's going on outside the confines of law school and work.


That's what I do now... KERA FTW! :)

I'm just thinking that I could be a little more productive. Of course, I may end up just needing to use the time in the car as my escape from work/school.


It's your call, but you might get brain-fry from trying to be too productive. Long-time public radio listener myself, my favorite program is The World. After I crawl out of law school debt I hope to actually support one of these stations.

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Re: Best use of commuting time?

Postby traehekat » Fri May 14, 2010 12:45 pm

richardfitzwell wrote:Watching a DVD, texting or fapping rigourously?


At the same time.

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Re: Best use of commuting time?

Postby angioletto » Mon May 17, 2010 1:07 pm

I plan to borrow (non-school) books on CD from the library. I think I will want my commute time to clear my head/relax.




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