Monday, September 28, 2009

India: Day 1

Greetings from India. I'm visiting my grandmothers here, as well as relaxing. I'll do this first post as bullets, as sort of a warm up. Some will be relevant and some may seem off topic, but I just flew almost 10,000 miles so cut me some damn slack.
  • Flying first class is the way to do. I don't think I can go back to coach. I need shrimp and crab appetizers. I need ice cream sundaes. And I definitely need a seat that is both wide enough, provides ample leg room and stretches nearly flat.
  • Elite access is also clutch. Walking up and getting right on the plane is far superior than waiting in lines. Lines are for bums at a soup kitchen. I'm over that nonsense.
  • The Texans sure blew another game, didn't they?
  • Traffic is insane here. Lanes are merely suggestions, I think. Often, on a 4 lane road, there will be a truck, 4 cars, a scooter or 2, bikes, and pedestrians. Everybody honks. It's like Mexico City, only worse, since they drive on the left side of the road.
  • My grandmother's house remains the same size, but I remember it being bigger when I was younger. Funny how time does that to your memory.
  • Having a driver and servants may make me seem like a snob, but it's both common place and great. I don't even have to open coke cans for myself. I didn't have to unpack my suitcase, everything I needed was laid out for me. I gotta tell you, it's really a highlight of the trip.
I'll have more soon, after some of this jet lag wears off. In the meantime, wish my Dad a happy birthday, as he turned 60 Sunday. What can you say to a person who has always been there for you? Happy birthday, I suppose.


wyester said...

On the Texans - the touchdown they fumbled away on the goal line was only to tie - so they didn't really blow the game. they blew a chance to get back into the game, but i would've bet on the jags driving down for a FG to win even if they had scored to tie it.

Vik Vij said...

You're correct, William (weren't you Gizmo not too long ago, sir?). they could have only tied the game, and the Jags would have gotten a game winning FG.

Stupid Kubiak.