What do you do on the drive to work?

  1. 2 So I drive 200 miles to work one way. For me that's 3.5 hours that I feel I should be productive with.

    My solution: learning Spanish with CD's that I put in my car.

    However there's only so much Spanish I can try and learn at one point before I need a break.

    Anyone have any suggestions?

    For those that drive a distance, what do you do during your drive?
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  3. Visit  whitecat5000 profile page

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    Joined Oct '09; Posts: 44; Likes: 77.

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  4. Visit  Dixielee profile page
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    I hope you don't make that drive twice per day! I had a job 5 hours from home once and worked 6 on 8 days off. My husband gave me a subscription for XM radio at that time. I have had it ever since! I love the variety. I can listen to music, comedy, news, books, talk, baseball games, etc. It has been the one thing that has kept me going on car trips.
  5. Visit  MAGGRN profile page
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    I feel very lucky. I only have a 10 minute drive in the morning and about 20-25 minutes on the way home, depending on traffic. I usually listen to my voice mails via my bluetooth and try to organize in my head what tasks to accomplish first when I get home. I give you a lot of credit, don't know if I could be in the car that long.
  6. Visit  whitecat5000 profile page
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    Quote from Dixielee
    I hope you don't make that drive twice per day! I had a job 5 hours from home once and worked 6 on 8 days off. My husband gave me a subscription for XM radio at that time. I have had it ever since! I love the variety. I can listen to music, comedy, news, books, talk, baseball games, etc. It has been the one thing that has kept me going on car trips.
    Oh gosh no.

    I go up, do my three, stay in a hotel, and come down.

    I would die driving 7 hours a day!
  7. Visit  ImThatGuy profile page
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    OMG!?!?!?!?!? How long do you stay at work to make it worth your while? Four days?!


    Whoever admits to picking their nose and rolling up boogers on that kind of drive is the most honest person here, lol.





    Edit:::: Well, apparently the last reply beat this reply by seconds!
  8. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    I drive and pay attention to the road. Are we supposed to be doing something different?
  9. Visit  PediNurse3 profile page
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    My drive is fairly short now. When I drove 45 min to an hour, I would listen to books that I downloaded from iTunes.
  10. Visit  ashleyisawesome profile page
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    my drive to school is 45 mins-1h one way 5 days a week.. i pretty much just listen to music and sing loudly. haha
  11. Visit  Altra profile page
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    I drive and pay attention to the road. Are we supposed to be doing something different?
    Thank you!

    The trauma nurse in me prays that you do not attempt to multitask beyond listening to the audio of your choice.
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  12. Visit  aikz profile page
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    I listen to Elvis Duran and the Morning Show on Z100 NY Love it!
  13. Visit  whitecat5000 profile page
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    Originally Posted by OCNRN63
    I drive and pay attention to the road. Are we supposed to be doing something different?
    Quote from Altra
    Thank you!

    The trauma nurse in me prays that you do not attempt to multitask beyond listening to the audio of your choice.
    Eh, I don't find it too challenging. And I am safe.

    I found myself in my first hailstorm ever last week and I turned off my CD so that I could pay attention and focus.

    Do I get brownie points for that?
  14. Visit  No Stars In My Eyes profile page
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    Quote from Altra
    Thank you!

    The trauma nurse in me prays that you do not attempt to multitask beyond listening to the audio of your choice.

    oh, yeah, depilatory on the eyebrows, pedicure, crossword puzzles, frosting a cake, artwork on the etch-a-sketch, decoupaging. I get alot done during DriveTime!
  15. Visit  Dalzac profile page
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    I used to sing to all the golden oldies(60's and 70's) or listen to audio books


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