Monday, May 01, 2006

My first weekend in US

I have started driving car in US...:) I know it's not a big thing.. but then.. my colleague is also a freak on cars just like me...:) so he gets a new rental car every week...;-) so now i have driven 2 cars, one chevrolet and another stratus. I am getting to know all the american models.. there sure is a lot of variety!!

When I was in germany.... though I must admit I never actually analysed or looked at them very closely... 'coz I never felt the need for a car...:) I did not notice too many models...
But then, here every car is a different model... and I like variety..:D

I had started driving to work from last thrusday.. but then on saturday I went on the freeway for the first time...
and all along the only thing i could think of was... when will my India become like this...:-/

We had been to the airport to drop off a colleague, as he was returning back to India. We came back from there... went to some place (I don't remember the name right now!) to have lunch... and as usual nothing vegetarian avialable.. finally ordered for something sutom without meat... without fish!

Later on we went for a movie... there is something called a dollar theater here.. you get to watch a movie for 1 dollar...:D watched "Aquamarine". It was a cute and funny movie.. watchable once...:)

Went to a half price book shop... now that is the place I would love to be in...:) bought some books... some authors which I have never heard of before...;-) but thought will give it a try...

And finally as usual went to an Indian stores to do some weekly Indian items shopping, ended up renting a Tamil moview DVD....:)

Came back home.... had dinner and watched the movie...:) the movie was nothing fantastic though!

Sunday: Cleaning and general loafing around . My sister had warned me NOT to clean the house... she said some people might not like it clean...!!! and here I share my appartment with other people... but then i just could not control... so I thouroughly cleaned my spacious bathroom... and the kitchen...:D kind of "re-arranged" the stuff in the living room... Anyway after this weekend I will be alone in this appartment for some 3 weeks... that time i will make it spic and span...:D

Sunday went to return back the dvd... and ended up renting a kannada movie this time...:) some old Anant Nag movie...:d rellay funny it is.. haven't watched it fully... we have been watching just 20 mins at a time... so we are just half way thru the movie right now...:)

Well that was my first weekend in US. Nothing fantastic about it.. but then after a looooooooong time i got some time for myself... This is the best part of being onsite.. you can just be alone when you want to...:D:D:D

10 comments:

Girl Interrupted said...

Cleaning is a staple activity for me too...does not matter weekday or weekend

shark said...

Join the gang...:D I am happy atleast somebody is like me..:)))

Hardu said...

See, that is what I meant by saying that I get my independence here. I get time for myself without any one putting any kind of pressure. I can do just as I please!

Sookie said...

woohooo...welcome to US...
I've become a cleanliness freak :-(

shark said...

hardu: yes i agree... but unfortunately i cannot enjoy this for too long...:(

sookie: Is it the country that makes everybody like that? I anyway was a cleaning freak even in India....

Prakash said...

No Shark, this country has made me lazy. I was better off in india. Now I think of cleaning once in a month :D

mysorean said...

Shark:
Even I like cleaning! But only that kind of cleaning that can be done without moving your limbs! LOL!

Btw, just curious, what's this having time for myself stuff? Please explain.

Hardu said...

adi: Having time for oneself stuff means being independent and not to have someone to answer to. I have been enjoying that too since the past 4 years. No one to question you, no one to ask you where you are going, when you will be back, don't do this and don't do that and all other kinds of interdependencies. Its wonderful like this. Can't imagine a life without all this independence.

shark said...

Bang on target hardu...:)

Unfortunately i cannot enjoy this for too long... i will be back home sometime...:(

But then I will enjoy every moment of it now...:D

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