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Friday, 17 January 2003

Made it!

My first day in San Francisco! Woohoo! The weather is great! The sun is shining and it’s really warm outside (compared with the temperatures we’re used to at this time of year). So I won’t talk for long and go out with Michi to show him the Golden Gate Bridge and the Ocean. Wheee! It’s so great being here.

The flight was pretty uneventful except that I got the only seat in the whole plane where the video screen was broken. Actually the whole seat was kinda broken, the table had a heavy slant to the right and the right arm rest didn’t line up with the one next to it either. But fortunately the seat next to mine was empty (the whole plane was pretty empty fortunately) so I just switched seats. In Philadelphia we missed our connecting flight because we left Frankfurt an hour late because of strikes and in Philadelphia we were first held up at immigration, then at the baggage claim and then at the security thingy (we waited for over 30 minutes because they had to handle the people from three international flights at once). We got rebooked on the next flight to SF 2 hours later though, so that was not such a big problem. In SF our friends David and Brina already waited for us and everything went smoothly. Even our luggage arrived with us :)

On the weekend we’re thinking about going to the zoo watch the nutty penguins:

<< Brainwashed by six newcomers from Ohio, 46 penguins at the San Francisco Zoo have abandoned their burrows and embarked on a great migration —

except their pool is not exactly the coast of South America and there’s really nowhere for them to go.

“We’ve lost complete control,” said Jane Tollini, their mystified keeper. “It’s a free-for-all in here. After 18 years of doing this job, these birds are making mincemeat of me.”

They’ve all been swimming since Christmas Eve, whirling around the pool like tuxedos in a washing machine. No one knows why they started or when they’ll stop. All they know is that the zoo’s Penguin Island has turned into a very chaotic place.

“Round and round they go,” Tollini said. “They almost make me dizzy.” >>

Song for today: California - by Phantom Planet :)

[Archive Link]  Posted by Edda at 19:56 CET


[Comments Link]  1. Posted by Alfonzo on 18 January, 2003 00:39 CET

Wow, the West Coast… truly there’s no place like California…

Have a great time

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