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Subject:almost pedicabbing
Time:09:00 pm
Current Mood:tiredtired
Well, I biked and bussed all over Austin today because I think I mis-remembered the address for the City of Austin Ground Transportation office. Well, I finally found it, after biking all over downtown, going to the courts building, the police station, city hall, and offices in One Texas Tower. I killed some time and relaxed at Bookpeople, then hit the office, where a nice fellow told me how much of a breeze it is, showing me a "chauffeur's test" (things like "Where is the Paramount theater?" with 3 possible answers, and "City law says you can't have any traffic tickets within __ many years?" with 5 possible answers, plus some true/false questions, etc. Its' 25 total questions.) He said if I fail it, they give me another, then another if needed, then another; they have 4 different tests. They might not even inspect my bike. Wow. So, I'll get that all done in the morning, then come home and relax. I'll be working from about 8:00 PM until about 2:30 AM Wed-Sat (I can work until 3:00 AM, but I need to catch the bus home, and I don't want to miss it and have to bike 7 miles after work, so I'll leave a little early). I should make anywhere from $0 to $200 a night; it's highly variable. But, this week has some UT sports games ([puke]) and Halloween (that'll be a crazy night), so there's higher-than-normal business and tips expected, from what I understand.

I'm scared because I hate dealing with people (especially stupid and drunk people) and traffic. But, I've covered my bike in reflectors and I'll be towing a cab with "slow vehicle" signs and lights on it, so I should be easy to see. What's cool about this job is I can work as much or as little as I want. If I rake in $300 in my first hour (HA! But, that would ROCK! :-) ), I'll go home! :-) Or, I'll work the rest of the night to make up for a possible "$10 night". Whatever. My choice. Very cool.

Again, if anyone in Austin needs a job and likes to bicycle, let me know. They need people badly.
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goulo
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Time:2003-10-28 09:48 pm (UTC)
Bonŝancon - eble mi vidos vin dum halovino. Mi esperas ke mi aŭskultos keltmuzikon de Maggie Drennon vendredovesperon en trinkejo sur strato San Jacinto, kaj tiam promenas ĉirkaŭ sesa strato. Kompreneble, mi kostumiĝos!
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