One thing I regret the most after coming here, is missing the regular dosage of blog world. My google reader is full with posts, which I would love to read. No Internet at home makes it extremely difficult for me to keep up with you guys. I hope the net would be set up sometime next week, and rambler should be back to my normal self sometime soon.
This week was my first one over here, I wanted it to zip through, just sleep on Sunday night and wake up on Friday, if you know what I mean. Not that I had things lined up for the weekend, but then just wanted everything to be setup soon.
This week, my 9000 plus days old eyes saw its first ice storm, no!, not snow, but ice. A few inches of ice deposited on the car, roads frozen up, cars slipping and sliding all over the TV. Scary, exciting, biting cold, weird and totally non anticipated. Wish I could put up some pictures.
Discovering surroundings has been one of the favorite pastimes for ages I guess, back from the cavemen age, men have been found wandering around, looking for things and places around. This week I was that caveman for most of days, looking around, finding places to eat, find places where I can buy things which I can eat, and rediscovering the old window shopping experience from my previous trip to this land of shops, malls, and huge groceries stores.
Is it me or is it really true?. The prices have almost doubled in less than three years. If I remember things properly, my weekly grocery bills have doubled and the deals have vanished almost totally. Even our café coffee prices seems to have seen 22% increase over the last 3 years.
One thing I find unique about Texans, they are almost as dirty as we Indians, my eyes caught them spitting on the sidewalks couple of times, even spotted a guy pissing out in the open golf field next to my apartment. The other thing which I found missing from people here, is the big broad smile, which I generally used to be greeted with in Arizona.
That reminds me, why is that you always end up comparing places, now every shop I go to, or any experience I have here, my mind automatically compares it with AZ, and finds AZ much superior, be it the well organized streets, or the courtesy of people, nightlife and how close it was to my place, or even prices and availabilities.
Getting back to cooking has been a sort of a new experience, every day I discover something about it. I have totally forgotten the quantities I used to cook, I either make too much, or too little. Hopefully next week, I should be much better.
On a totally different note :), As I type this, I saw this really cheesy Ad on tv for the valentines day, “Every Kiss begins with Kay”, aha so I guess I all I need for this valentine’s day is some Kay jewelry, gals around look out