Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Things I learnt this Thanksgiving
* on Thanksgiving day, you can park your car right in front of an airport terminal for more than 20 minutes without anyone chasing you away.
* it is possible to have fun with your classmates whom you have never spoken with before when you meet them 4 years after leaving your undergrad college.
* you can bump into someone you really did not want to meet and can do nothing about it other than laugh.
* you can get stuck with carrying an umbrella around for the entire day just because it rained briefly for the few minutes you did not have the said umbrella.
* it is possible for girls to embark on a day of sightseeing and manage to squeeze in an hour of clothes-shopping on the way.
* taking a bus to see the view from Coit tower is a nice way to look smug as the bus whizzes past harried drivers of cars waiting for a parking space.
* the above said Coit tower has a view, no doubt. But no other country would have charged $3.75 a person to see that view.
* Ocean Beach in San Francisco must be a beautiful place in daylight. However during the night of a cold late November evening, it has the potential to freeze off the tip of your nose.
* Some un-informed decisions can force you to travel the entire breadth of San Francisco by bus - only to buy stale bagels at Safeway and return back to the starting point.
* Flights which arrive in San Jose can depart from San Francisco. It is possible to buy your tickets without realizing this.
* During winter, it is a good idea to stay in the sunlit spot of the lake while pedal-boating.
* It is possible to get lost while driving in a place where you have spent 2 years of your life.
* Playing mini golf in the winter season can have similar effects like visiting Ocean Beach. Only difference is that your fingers freeze off instead.
* It is possible for a low amount traffic to go at only 70mph (speed-limit 65mph) on US-101. Apparently cops handing out tickets like Santa Clauses with early christmas presents puts a dent on the speeding instincts of the driving public!
* Learning all of the above with friends is a WHOLE lot of fun!!
My thanksgiving holiday was just great :-D!