The Jet-lag this time made his "fucking" duty. After 28 hours awake I went to bed only to wake destroyed after just six hours of sleep.
Can not sleep more '.. here are 5 in the morning, but my inner clock tells me that it's 2 in the afternoon, obviously not the time to devote to sleep.
Fortunately the hotel has a fitness room already 'opened, a copy of USA-Today, a 250ml cup of black coffee, and half an hour away to "work out" as they say here.
Too bad that the pool only open at 10am, but actually seen the climate do not think I would have taken advantage.
Time of the first "smoking break" obviously out of the hotel because here you can not '(rightly) smoking in enclosed spaces. Indeed .. you can not 'smoke at a distance of 10 meters from an entrance door .. a bit manic thing, but basically that's okay.
Typically the first "butt" the smoke around 10 in the morning, but now the time and 'an abstract thing .. my body follows different cycles.
Time to get out and be with a man on 60In black accent would say Alabama or otherwise of some state of the southeast.
Chat on climate .. but that fucking cold ago by ste share the morning?!?! He says he will go 'better in a few hours, but tonight will be' even more 'cold .. the ocean breath he says .. and I think the suitcase full of shorts and tank tops .. Andrea bad choice, bad choice.
I greet him, and he does the same. What a strange feeling. A 8000km and more 'home, with a sense of failure' cause I miss my goal 'and my two angels, yet .. yet and' Just get off the plane, enter the airport and feel "good."
I keep wondering why 'after nine years in France I can not feel at ease as French ACQUIRED, as I just an hour of States to feel completely "at home"?
Of course language plays a lot .. I'm with 3 French colleagues, and 'funny to see them in this situation, fish out of water. The discussion and 'going to end right there at dinner last night .. now I understand how I felt for so many years (oh my God .. I speak French 1000 times better than they do not speak English ..). Behind me are like children who follow the teacher, every waiter, every question I see their eyes looking for me for some help .. no my dear now I have to live you too .. then maybe you will respect more 'efforts that I do every day.
Let's face it, love France from the bottom, and 'a beautiful country with unique cultural and social values in which I relate completely. I can not say the same for the States, culture and sociality 'that here I disagree with pretty much anything.
But language matters, and matters much. And every time I find myself in an English speaking country I realize, everything and 'more' easy-going for me. Never I have to repeat myself, that I must never repeat.
I just looked out the window, how 'the sky of California always seems so different from my home? Every time I look up I seem to see an episode of the Simpsons, with the pastel blue sky in which clouds figurines seem stuck. It is not 'just here, also in Nevada I had the same feeling.
Still a mash of cafes .. here the cafes .. Another negative point of France. I arrive in the United States, and expressed a wonder .. and 'good! It said one Italian caffeinomane can believe it. In France, 50 km from the border with Italy, cafes drinking a decent company is practically impossible!
Last night we had dinner at an Italian restaurant, the first near the hotel. Delicious dinner for $ 64 in four! Polenta and shells with shrimp and asparagus. Whenever I come here, and I go out to eat no am never disappointed. Even the Italian restaurants are always great, from pasta to pizza (because 'to eat a decent pizza in French Riviera have to look for it with the lantern?!?!?).
The stream of consciousness dickensoniana memory has to stop here, and 'time for a shower and to speak with "home".
Then the real day begins, breakfast with eggs and pancakes (I'm dreaming of yesterday) and run in the "new" office, hoping for positive surprises.
I miss you sweet heart, I really do.Tags: diary , episode , san francisco , united states , travel
I just wanted to write a few words to inform me of the long absence from the microphones of the Nissardo¨, which unfortunately will continue for another few weeks.
In fact, after The attack of chickenpox to the whole family, the sleepless nights of the small house, the evenings spent decide and plan the purchase of our new home, the Dell laptop that left us on foot and still has not been adjusted by Dell support technician, comes a further delay caused by my work.
The crisis is also felt in these parts unfortunately, resulting reorganization. In short Thursday morning we'll take a plane in the direction of San Francisco, CA. I'll be in the States for a week, and I hope to tornarne with a state Mood better than that with which childbirth.
If you are still subscribing to the podcast, do not despair and grant us some more time .. you will see that we will return (it is a promise, or a threat you do!).No tags right now
In the past I have already tackled The argument publishing guides on how to make a desktop based on KDE but VERY VERY similar to Mac OS X.
Sure they required to perform several tasks and take care of the various aspects individually.
Today I propose instead a complete package: Phoenix: Mac4Lin ver.1.0 Released! .
Unfortunately is only available for the GNOME desktop, like Ubuntu, for example, while not function on the KDE desktop, as Kubuntu.
The appearance more interesting is that this package not only takes care of changing the desktop and windows to catch the apple style, but also various external programs such as Firefox, Thunderbird and Rhythmbox.
The result is quite good:
Emails warned me this morning that Amazon has finally opened its online music store for the French market. Since there is an Italian site, I think all of you can certainly use the French (with some language problem maybe ...).
The prices are much better than those charged by iTunes and the pieces are bought in mp3 format, so no problem of compatibility with your device preferitti.
As an example, The last (and beautiful) album of Ben Harper in JUST 3 Euros!
Take a tour nell' corner of bargains .
And you do not think that you are also the "good" Italian music .. maybe will not be on display, but just do a search and ..
Let me know your impressions, while I'm going to dump me somethingTags: Music
What strange coincidences .. just a few days after the interview that made me his friend, Carlo , I was contacted by the staff of AreaNetworking Blog to talk about Italians abroad in the IT industry.
Even two interviews in a week .. will be the 15-minute celebrities that I promised Andy Warhol?
Here is the link, thank you again for the wonderful initiative to AreaNetworkingBlog: AreaNetworking Blog »Italians abroad in the IT industry: Andrea Di Muzio .Tags: interview