Tuesday 27-07m a lil’ time in front of me and to recapitulate the events of my little life since Sunday and for a little tumblring
- Sunday 25-07-2010 : I kept my promise no church. Noted this new euphemism in the US English: I bought Saturday the Houston Chronicle at something like 8 am, Sunday I bought the Houston Chronicle around lunch time: the content was nearly identical except for one or two articles on the front page. comparing the two, i observed that the newspaper I bought Saturday indicated on its front page “Early Sunday edition” which is a very nice concept! Like “second hand” disappeared and was replaced by the more politically and “markettably” correct “pre-owned” maybe Saturday will disappear and will be replaced by “Early Sunday”. Spent a good part of the day installing various sofware related to my new toys. In the evening, a delicious family dinner with crab and catfish and lot of beer and wine.
Monday 26-07-2010 : Playing a little bit on the Net in the morning. In the afternoon, visit to the Butterfly Garden in the Natural Science Museum in Houston to see Lois the mega super stinking flower which flourish every n years, in fact it was already half dead and didn’t stink anymore. I saw there a documentary on dolphins and similar in IMAX 3D: it was a first for me and it is really impressive, I had the impression I could touch the fishes! Total, I was like a kid the whole afternoon.
Tuesday 27-07-2010 : My Garmin Nuvi 1370T works like a charm but what a pain the ass to download or buy something from the Garmin site: one has to register and Garmin is really curious and unforgiven … and then when finally you arrive to something looking like a download page, it’s slooooooow! Preparing my luggage for my departure to Acapulco tomorrow: my plane is shamefully early 8am meaning waking up at 5 am
Hi Tumblr friends, back in front of a screen! Happy to see you again!
Some fragments of my little life since an eternity
- Wednesday 21-07 : departure to Paris - CDG to take the plane to Houston. The train was travel was a perfect TGV travel without a hitch. The fun started at Paris CDG airport, not as expected, due to a strike of air controllers which affected mainly the national flights but due to an electrical shutdown, after 2 hours things were OK again. The good thing using Air France is that they are far less paranoid rhan American and British air companies. Flight without problems except that there was some congestion at the Houston airport due to a recent storm and thus delays before being authorised to land. Finally landed to discover that a luggage was missing! It was promised it will be delivered Thursday in the the afternoon. Houston: 35 +degrees and as humid as usual
- Thursday 22-07 : sleeping and adapting to the jetlag. To boost me, my favorite dish which is impossible to find in Europe, at least to my knowledge, a lacquered head of pig (from Dynasty on Bellaire bvd, a fabulous dish for less than 5 USD): dedicated study of the Houston Chronicle to reimmerse myself in the local life
- Friday 23-07 : shopping day to buy a GPS, a stupid idiot - may he get an anus cancer - having stolen my Tomtom days before my departure. My consolation: I was not too happy with the Tomtom so slooooow to get the satellite signal. I opt for a Garmin Nuvi 1370T which has preloaded maps of North America and Europe and which catches the satellite signals in a snap (conclusion if you have to buy a GPS prefer Garmin to Tomtom selfs if Tomtom is on some respects more user friendly). I gratify mysef with a Sony HX5V cam which has GPS capabilities - I’m in a geotagging mood these days. For lunch, again one of my favorite a Pho dac biet ( Pho n 17 on the menu) at Pho Danh in the Hong Kong mall on Bellaire bvd. In the evening at Kim Son, always on Bellaire bvd, I participate to some Buddhist Vietnamese charity event a little bit caught by surprise, I note a monk who takes abundance of pictures of a lady with an impressive breast and a cleavage as vertiginous as the Great Canyon. I like the mix of old fashioned Vietnamese style and American efficiency selfs if I have to support I don’t know how many national anthems
Saturday 24-07 : I have been to the grand opening of a resurrected CompUSA shop on Katy Freeway. Not as well furnished as the CompUSA shops I knew before but it’s like seeing an old friend one thought lost. After that, looking for a travel Agency to plan a possible stay in Mexico: found one but not too terrific. A look on the Galleria: I don’t like too much the shops there but the architecture is pleasant and it’s fresh inside. A glimpse in the Apple shop to test an iPad: it looks really beautiful but they are out of stocks except for the most expensive 3G models. To finish the Galleria’s exploration, I gulfed down an Angus Mc Do, not very dietetic but during my last stay in the US when it was launched I didn’t have the opportunity to test it and I felt some sort of remorse. Now, my phantasm is satisfied and the verdict is it’s good! In the late afternoon going down to downton at the angle of Elgin and Dowling to assist to some sort of commemoration of the killing by the police of Carl Hampton a promising young leader of the Black Panther Party (by the way, thanks to Redguard and Fuckyeahmarxismleninism - http://fuckyeahmarxismleninism.tumblr.com - which gave the info). For the younger generation, you have to know that the BPP was in its time one of the most creative revolutionary group on earth. There was an interesting little exposition on the covers of the BPP weekly and more importantly some members of the BPP came to tell their experience of the time. For me, it was very moving and touching how these people nearly 40-50 years after have still kept their convictions despite the fact the most known BPP leaders have changed their minds (As far as I know, Bobby Seale and Eldridge Cleaver belong now to born against Christians varieties and Huey Newton finished - and died - as a second rate drug dealer). I liked in particular the testimony of Emory which was the illustrator in chief of the BPP publications and who is a very recommendable artist. In the evening, a detour trough a Taco Habana for a Fajita bowl drowned with a margarita - well what they call margarita is to the real thing what a pizza from Pizza Hut is to a real pizza but nevertheless it’s good contrary to the pizza from Pizza Hut.
Sunday 25-07 : one sure thing, no church
Entering in a Net semi-hibernation as I’ll leave for vacation. bye Tumblr guys and gals
Impossible to get Yahoo Mail working decently today!
Sunday, God sleeps this day and … me I’m goin’ to sleep.
The non Tumblr life is waiting for me! bye Tumramigos
Too hot, too tired. I’ll be not long on Tumble. In advance, ciao Tumblramici
My eyes shutting down! Bye Tumblr friends
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