Wednesday, June 11, 2008

California so far

Just some random thoughts to share. Then I have to get to work on unpacking (yay!)

-I'm not in such a hurry like every one else (must work on being impatient)

-I forgot about snails! (they're everywhere at night)

-I'm having allergies that I haven't experienced in a while

-Even though it's California where Wal-Marts are usually harder to come by, there is not just a Wal-Mart but a supercenter only 0.8 miles away! I'm so happy about that because I can save tons of money, and even driving there won't break the bank. In Idaho I had to drive 1/2 hour to get to the closest Wal-Mart supercenter, but here its just around the corner!

-Gotta remember to watch out for cameras at traffic light intersections

-No matter which one you go to, Trader Joe's is always crowded and has the tiniest parking lots (but I still love it!)

-The weather is gorgeous and I don't think I'll miss the snow

-I've seen the ghetto bird, have you? It's a rare sight here in the valley, but downtown you can usually see it almost every night.

-My condo is on the 2nd floor and quite a walk in from the street. There is only street parking here, so it usually takes me 2-3 trips to bring the groceries up. Here is what I have to do:
Get groceries in hand, lock the car, walk up the path, walk upstairs, unlock the door, put groceries in, lock the door, walk down stairs and down pathway to car, repeat 2-3 times.

-My cats love it here. They sit at the sliding door and watch the birds and squirrels go by. They've never seen huge trees or heard birds like this, so they're really intrigued. It's fun to watch their reactions.

-Everyone's car is sparkling clean except for mine, even if they haven't washed theirs in a month. The streets are extremely clean here compared to Idaho.

-I have to pay CRV again.

-I'll probably cry when we go to register our cars. I think mine cost all of $52/year in Idaho.

-I forgot about those accordian things on the gas pumps

-Sushi restaurants are everywhere (yum!)

-A LOT of people are in "the industry". For example, our friends live in Van Nuys and guess who they go to church with, Brooke White from American Idol. So weird. And in our church here we met a guy who's in a band that just signed with a label and they're recording an album this fall. Weird! Another guy we met at church is a computer animator for Dreamworks. And that's just a very small sampling of how many people are in "the industry".

Okay, back to work!


Anonymous said...

It sounds like a lot of things to get used to. I hope you enjoy So. Cal. Debbie (Seipert) Thorsen lives down there. I wonder if you guys are close to eachother. Can't wait to see pics. of your place. Keep up updated.

Justin & Kamie said...

Hey Adrienne!

Glad to see you jumped on the blog train.

Have fun in So Cal. I moved back to Utah a year ago after spending almost 2 years in Riverside. Some days I really wish I could hop in my car and go to the ocean...ahhh...