The Jet-lag this time made his "fucking" duty. After 28 hours awake I went to bed to wake destroyed after just six hours of sleep.
Can not sleep more '.. here are the 5 in the morning, but my inner clock tells me that it's 2 in the afternoon, apparently 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 so on for half an hour to "work out" as they say here.
Too bad the pool open only to 10, but to be honest given 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 a 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 go out and find me with a gentleman 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 parties in 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 'from home, with a sense of lack' 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, while I just an hour of States to feel completely "at home"?
Certainly the 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, I love France from the bottom, and 'a wonderful country with unique cultural and social values in which I relate completely. I can not say the same for the States, of culture and sociality 'here who do not agree with practically nothing.
But the language matters, and matters much. And every time I find myself in an English speaking country I realize, everything is 'more' easy-going for me. Never I have to repeat myself, that I must never repeat.
I just looked out the window, what it 'that the sky of California always seems so different from that of my house? Every time I look up I seem to see an episode of the Simpsons, with the pastel blue sky in which the clouds seem stuck figurines. 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 by an Italian caffeinomane can believe it. In France, 50 km from the border with Italy, drink a decent café is an enterprise virtually 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. Every time I come here, and I go out to eat not 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 must 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" offices, hoping to find positive surprises.
I miss you sweet heart, I really do.Tags: diary , episode , san francisco , usa , trip
I just wanted to write a few words to inform me on the long absence from the microphones of the Nissardo¨, which unfortunately will continue for a few more weeks.
In fact, after the attack of chickenpox to the whole family, the sleepless nights of the small house, evenings spent to decide and plan the purchase of our new home, the Dell laptop that has left on foot and still has not been adjusted by Dell support technician, comes a further delay due to my work.
The crisis is also felt in these parts unfortunately, resulting reorganization. In short Thursday morning I'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 subscribed to the podcast, do not despair and grant us again sometime .. 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 required to perform various operations and take care of the various aspects individually.
Today I propose instead a complete package: Phoenix: Mac4Lin ver.1.0 Released! .
Unfortunately it 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 return apple style, but also various external programs such as Firefox, Thunderbird and Rhythmbox.
The result is quite good:
Warned me an email 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 use without problems 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 euro!
Take a tour nell' corner of bargains .
And 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 the 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 15 minutes of celebrities who promised me Andy Warhol?
Here is the link, thanks again to AreaNetworkingBlog for the good initiative: AreaNetworking Blog »Italians abroad in IT: Andrea Di Muzio .Tags: interviews