Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Back to Blogging

Hello all! I'm back after a two month hiatus, during which I wondered (amongst other things) how and when to resume my bloggerly ways. And then, eureka - I found it! LudaKrishna and Vikram MC - the sweetest thing to hit the stage since mango chutney! I'm glad its attracted some bloggers (including the notorious HFP).

I've moved to the US and have been trying to adjust to the move ever since. In some ways, its great to be here - after all, I am living in the city they call the Paris of the USA. It really is a gorgeous city - quaint, colorful houses, undulating streets which make for sudden spectacular views of the bay...and it has the best second-hand bookshop I've ever been to. By the time I leave here, I'll have an enviable book collection...

The people here are easy on the eye too. Most of them look like they've stepped out of some glossy magazine. Seriously, if you walk down Fillmore (one of the swankier neighborhoods in town), you'll start to wonder how on earth anyone came up with the notion that Americans have weight problems. At practically any time of the day, you'll come across at least three people jogging up or down a street. It doesn't sound like much, but think about it - its pretty weird.

What I love about this city is that the streets sparkle. Not all the streets - just the sidewalks downtown. They're mixed with these little glittery chips that reflect the light and so they look all sparkly and twinkly. What a simple way to beautify concrete.

What do I not like about being here? Well...I'll spare you for today and talk about that some other time. For now, I'll walk down a glittering path to the glittering bay.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! As always your take on things is refreshing, candid and funny...
Finally there's something fun to read on the net again..
D Dracula

The Diplomat's Daughter said...

Hey D,
Thanks for your encouragement! I'm a little rusty (with writing) these days, but I'm glad there's someone out there cheering me on!

Hillary For President said...

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Hillary For President said...

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The Diplomat's Daughter said...

Hillary,
No, I think I'll stick to English for now. But thanks for the compliments! You are already such an inspiration to me, that I feel I needn't ask you for further advice...but thanks for offering!

Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? said...

Hey, everyone knows that the streets are paved with gold in North America. That's why everybody from all over wants to come here and scrape the glitter off the pavement and coat themselves with it to become real golden girls and boys. Now, I'll bet you are piggybacking on your diplomatic daddy. That's a real glitter job! But don't forget, everything that glitters is not gold!