Friday, June 26, 2009

First impressions

What seems strange:

The fact that it seems strange is strange

The traffic and d-i-s-t-a-n-c-e. Everything is so very far apart.

The dogs are so friendly. Chuck is having a BLAST in that way, though he cannot really get off lead the same way.

Not speaking, nor thinking in Catalan.

Weird.

Stress and tension.

The expectation that we stay in and work through lunch.

The expectation that we put in 11 hour days.

Handling so many people's emotions.

Wearisome.

It is so green.

People understand English.

The grass is soft.

The air-conditioning is WAY too cold. Oh for a little warmth. I leave the windows closed in my car after it has been sitting in the sun for at least half of my very long drive. Trying to get some warmth back into my bones.

Food is freaking expensive.

Sleep is in short supply.

Oh, and I am off for the weekend to see the boat....back later. WOOT!!!!!

Have a great weekend!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hola,I wrote some words on Tuesday post,you missed it???Jose.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

How interesting for you to see the stark contrasts. I agree about air conditioning, I can live without it completely. I freeze my butt off at work. It's the end of June and I need to wear a jacket or sweater. Huh? Get enough of that the other ten months in the year. Those sound like long days. I'm so glad you were able to bring Chuck with you.

Beth said...

Food is SO cheap in the USA, compared to France that I thought it must be the same for Canada and Spain.
But it's not?

How strange. Wonder why...

J.G. said...

How differently we all live in the same world.

Spain is more "home" than you thought, sounds like.

oreneta said...

Jose! HOLA! I went and looked. The man is still in Spain, he'll get here in Aug....how are you all doing? We are here for the summer again. Life is good, and as you can see, we've got the boat up here as well.

Bodhi, honestly, the AC is the pits, I drive nearly half way home before I put my windows down in the car trying to get the chill out of my bones.

Beth, maybe it is my impression because I buy food all in one place, but no. I find the food here pricey.

JG, it is neat how much the same we are and how different too. It is true that Spain is starting to feel the more familiar....

She said...

LA is so spaced out too! I think living in a village type setting would be cool!

oreneta said...

My perception of a long way to go for something is TOTALLY altered. Love it.