Day 2 and i’m doing pretty good in US of A. Petaluma is where i stay and it’s more or less a residential area. Very quite, beautiful and a killer of a climate that begs to be loved. 30mn of drive to where i’ll be working, 15mn to Wal-Mart and 10mn to the nearest Costco outlet. Period! that’s all you all need to know. Now let me tell you the best things that has happened after coming here.
Since i have a strong attraction to anything with an engine and 4-wheels as opposed to anything with a tight rear and 2-legs, i couldn’t help, but notice all the cars on the road. Most of them are Chevys, Toyotas and Hondas. But it’s not that i’m talking about. I’m talking about the modified Ford Mustang that is parked in front of my apartment, the Chevrolet Corvette C6 across the road, the BMW M3-s, M5-s and Z4 and the Audi R8. Yes, there are a few Pontiacs, Subarus and Buicks but who cares!.
The drive from the airport was even interesting. I happened to meet this cab driver Ronald. He’s Mexican and he knew Tamil! Yes i did get the shock of my life. He knew India pretty well. When i said i was from Alappey. He was like, ‘Oh! it’s the place with the houseboats etc. right!’. It seems like his next door neighbors are Tamilians and he has a big liking for Masala Dosas.
Being in the tropics, you tend to have fairly normal days – 6A.M. the Sun is out & 6P.M. the Sun is gone. So with the summer season just starting here i’m still getting used to the fact that days are going to be longer. Twilight sets in by 8P.M. and i think it’s 6P.M. It’s fairly cold with morning temperatures hovering around 12 degrees and afternoon it hardly crossed 20 degrees. (Read all temperatures in Celsius).
Finally even after my 21hr flight, i didn’t get the in-famous jet-lag. Bad thing i’d never know how it feels like!
(pssst… i’ve located the nearest strip club in my area. don’t tell my wifey about it!)