Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Two Months in Northern California...

I have now been in Northern California for two months. This much is obvious: it's a different world. I hail from back East and have noticed a ton of differences. Some are small. Some are obvious. Some are peripheral. Some are subjective. Here's a sample of my take:

Smoothies are available every one hundred feet.
There are no diners.
Dark clouds don’t mean rain.
Milk tastes fresher.
Strangers acknowledge each other on the street.
Temperature changes are frequent and profound.
Coffee tastes like dirt.
Traffic sucks at nearly all times of day.
People walk slower. A lot slower.
Baseball games starting at 10 a.m. is strange.
The market closing at 1 p.m. is too.
People talk about the weather all the time.

More to come...


At 12:57 PM, Blogger CM said...

There is a diner! Have you been to Peninsula Creamery (I think that's what it's called)? They have really good shakes, and burgers, although I think you said you're not eating those.


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