How to make your commute to work suck less

Whether you are taking a plane, train or automobile, commuting can suck. I have first hand experience with the frustrations and road rage inducing activity that takes place out there and my first instinct was to hate being a part of it too… But I have come up with a few tactics that have made my commute to work more enjoyable (suck less).

  1. Spend less than $10 and buy yourself an AUX cord, a USB cord, etc. Whatever is going to allow you to play the music in your car that brings you to your happy place, it’s worth the investment. If that means playing your go to radio station (hello it’s 2017, but okay) then so be it. Personally, I have found splurging on Pandora Plus and paying $5 so that I don’t have to waste moments of my life listening to the same 4 commercials has been significantly stress reducing.
  2. Keep lollipops in your glove compartment. No, we’re not bribing the police officer when you get pulled over, ie. “License and registration please.” “Sure. Uh, Blow Pop?”, but having a sweet imperishable treat on hand at all times can simply make you feel better. It’s simply a proven fact that being trapped in a traffic jam is slightly less tragic with a watermelon flavored lolly on hand.
  3. Clean out the water bottles, Starbucks cups and aforementioned lollipop wrappers. Driving around in a trash can will simply feel like exactly that. At least once a week pick up the trash, it’s kinda like cleaning your bedroom. I realized that if it weren’t for sleeping I actually spend more time in my car than my room anyway.
  4. Buy an air freshener. I have an appreciation for pumpkin spice or evergreen forests, like the basic white girl that I am, but when I am on my way to work, rather than vacation, I like to mentally transport with the smells of sea breeze and ocean sands. Now if only I could have a piña colada…

What do you do to make your commute to work suck a little less?

Wrapped in Merino: “Weaving a world record attempt”

Bored? Online? Story of my life, but I’ve found something new to do that will pass the time a little quicker… And it’s setting a record. As an addict of fashion and a writer of all technology involved in fashion, I have a habit of bragging about new techy things I find cool and other things I hate.

Add Wrapped in Merino to the “cool” list and help set a world record today! They’re aiming to create the longest social scarf in the world! Watch this video for more details:

I’m proud to say I made my photo for the virtual scarf the other day, it’s so preppy and cute! My scarf was gray argyle! Totally fitting. Check out this link to add to the social scarf:

In my textiles class, we learned about Merino wool among many other types of natural materials that can be used in clothing. I find it interesting that these different corporations working with these materials are catching on the “social bandwagon” to encourage their success. I also appreciate the fact that here in America it’s summer and I don’t really want to think about wearing wool as I’m sweating my make up off.  I’d rather “design” myself with it. This is an interesting new way to spread the word about this warm material perfect for the winter months and since not all the people of the world are enduring this summer heat stroke right now, it may even inspire those of you effected by the cold to purchase wool garments.

What are some of your favorites?