2x area (I can finally fit a big tv and a sofa)
2x storage space
upscale neighborhood (international supermarket)
commute time cut in half
fiber optic internet
push-button bath with fill bath and reheat buttons
air con in the bathroom
3x the rent
upscale neighborhood (everything is expensive)
randomly and serendipitiously caught an episode of Big Bang Theory on CBS while in the US, and it left a unique enough impression that I started watching the rest of it now that I’m back home. Really liking it so far.
Also on the to-watch list is the entire series of Lost. Yes, I’m that far behind the times.
mini-recap of the rest of July: freedom trail, fireworks, a Hammond organ, tall ships, Cape Cod, sailing, driving, a horrible 16-hour flying marathon, jetlag, drinking, beaches, more fireworks, and a whole lot of youtube. (beta testing the new mobile website for touch-screen phones! m.youtube.com on iphone/android/pre! zomg)
also, for the obligatory impulse purchase de month, bought a Keyboard Cat t-shirt:
Ok so I’m a dumbass and forgot to read up on the weather, and assumed it was going to be all sunny and warm, and I only packed “summer clothes”. Well it’s frickin’ freezing.
It turns out that SF and the surrounding areas are really really chilly. Also apparently it has microclimates according to wikipedia, which is a fancy way of saying that some parts of the city are slightly less chilly than others. Ok.
San Bruno so far feels like the run-of-the-mill suburban strip mall experience that I mostly only saw on TV for the last few years.