I wanted to follow up and post that, like green tea and rice, Kyle has introduced me to yet another useful awesome thing: Megabus!
I'm not really sure how these people stay in business, what with the ridiculous low prices, but it is a keen way to travel between big cities for cheap (that is, if you don't mind long bus rides).
The Tears dropped me off in Cleveland and I Megabused back to Pittsburgh from there. I'm definitely looking into using this to visit Chicago. D Flo: PREPARE!