I booked a subcompact, the cheapest thing they had, for $12 a day. But here's the deal: I don't think rental car companies even have subcompacts. That's always what I book and I always end up "upgraded" to a way nicer car.
I'm a baller. Let's go to the stats:
Books Read: 1 (plus one essay)
Books Purchased: 3
Oilers Games Won: 1
Oilers Games Lost: 1
Time Saved by Not Getting Directions or Checking Flight Times: at least 3 hours
Time Lost by ... Getting Lost: 30 minutes
Elvis Costello Concerts Enjoyed: 1
Expected Utility of Moving to Toronto: 85-90% (0%=Indiana, 100%=Vancouver)
Computer Science Talks Attended: huh?
So, quantifiably doing all right. Let's see if I can keep it up. Tomorrow I fly home only to start 2 more journeys: a road trip to the heartland of Canada (really just an excuse to make Pterals listen to my iPod for 2 days), then my brother's wedding in L.A. (really just an excuse to bake 8 fruit tarts).