Yes, commuting via public transportation (and car, oftentimes) sucks. It is tedious and stressful and frustrating and often unpleasant smelling. Unfortunately, unless you work from home, there is very little you can do to eliminate the need for commuting and, like all things that are impossible to change without a teleportation machine, it is very annoying when you complain about it (see also: commercials, traffic, cell phone service, the weather more than the single allotted grumble per day).
So, what can you do instead of whine to whomever your with or stare off blankly into the distance (the distant, distant window across the car from you)? Well, there are actually a fair amount of semi-productive to productive things you can occupy your thoughts with.