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“‘You are NOT in Kansas Anymore’ EarthZebra!”

1 Dec

Can I call myself EarthZebra without it being weird? Probably not!

Moving to any new area takes some time to adjust, but moving to a different country is sure to involve some definite culture adjustments!

For example, everyone is so nice here (or are they)! I’m thinking they just might be more sneaky and not so much “in your face, tell it how it is”! Hiding their true thoughts in exchange for a pleasant smile.

One of the most wonderful things I loved about living in New York City was that people were real. They told you how they felt almost to a fault. You always knew where you stood by which finger gesture you were greeted with! No, monkey-footing around things, life was real, raw, and well, Nice! It was honest and true, and you always had a clear direction in interacting with other people. In fact, the only bad thing about living in Manhattan was the tourists (probably from here!). Ha!

In any event, I’m making the best of it here so far. A smart person told me recently to look at the bright side and make the best of it, so that is what I’m doing. After all, this is paradise, right? Everyone is so nice, right? There is so much to do, right? Life could be so much worse, right? I’m healthy, somewhat happy, and with little drama, right? How could I possibly be anything other than ecstatic and in a zen bliss each and every moment, right? If only someone would call me a C-sucker, or a M’Fer, or say KmyA! Where is a good insult when you need one most! Ha!

Here are some random photos of my day today!

Apparently mailing an envelope back to the USA requires it to be decorated like a Christmas tree! It was too funny, after 10 minutes of this girl licking every stamp for me (which never would have been offered in NYC and I accepted today from this kind girl), I finally had to take a photo of the event!

My daily look! Everyone stares at me here like an alian. Not sure why! Yes, yes, had to go wee wee and thought I’d snap a quick “washroom” photo. Not sure why they call it “the washroom”, as there is not a bath or shower anywhere in it! Notice the chiseled jaw line, and fine handsome frame on this young chap! :)!!

The cleanest urinal I’ve ever seen! No graffiti or bubble gum! Besides, every blog needs a good urinal picture so decided it would be this one!

Apparently buying cheese can be a 20 minute adventure! This gent decided to turn a simple question of where is the Havarti into a picture worthy moment today! Here he is giving directions to a different part of the store for I think charcoal..not sure where this entire conversation went as I checked out mentally long before we got to the 19’th minute! Is that my F’ing cheese in your hand already, just give it to me and let me be on my way! Too Funny!

Ok, that was it today, for the most part all good. We shall see what tomorrow brings and what if anything these fake nice people have to say or turn into a photo opportunity!

“A home is where you make it, but your heart is where you belong” ~ Earth Zebra

Pen misses his buddy the Stapler!

31 Oct

Today is the first day of a 2 week “vacation” for me.

Well, not exactly a vacation because I’m moving and will only have Blackberry (cell phone) internet reception so more like a forced hiatus from my modern day technology.

Rest assured I will be plenty busy over the next 2 weeks but in the form of, in a car driving from one end of the universe to the other. Normally my week days are full of all kinds of challenging obstacles which are delt with by land line phone, cell phone, fax, and email through a lightning slow computer in front of me. Saving mankind can be demanding and requires a super hero to have the most up to date technology available. Too bad the super hero store only had a computer from 2001 on the day I was there (Ughh, sorry, side gripe and off topic)!

Initially I was super excited about the possibility of being somewhat unreachable for 2 weeks but now on the eve of the first work day of my “vacation”, I already have a feeling of being a bit lost. All the files are packed, my favorite pen is now complaining and lonely because he doesn’t have his buddy the stapler to talk to when I’m out of the room! They say it takes a few days of being off to outrun the shadow cast from previous “stuff”. Stuff that was once thought to be the most important things in the world, when in reality were not so important after all.

The move is a major advancement in life forward and puts me on the fast track to the life I envision and dreamed about. “Be your future” a smart person once said, so I am. Oh wait, that was me who said that! :)!! So, I will give it a go for a few days with one eye on the road and the other on that shadow to see if it can be left behind.

My favorite pen will just have to get to know the paperclips next to him in the “important papers bag” for a little while. He’ll see his buddy the stapler back in action in a few weeks. The time away for me, I’m sure will reveal a wonderful new perspective on life, people, and direction for myself. I’m pretty excited about it..