I've been in California the last two weeks, in LA, on the USC campus and in SF. It was an absolute pleasure to be in all of those locations.
1. The world's largest graph paper from the air.
2. Hablas espanol senor? You need to.
3. Fast and real fast food. Try out the delicious Cha Cha Chicken in Santa Monica. Take-away, too.
4. Observed the demo against Tropic Thunder, not far from the UCLA campus.
5. Watched Tropic Thunder.
6. Use of cell phones whilst driving laws revised. Thank goodness; it's just too frightening, otherwise!
7. So much technology in an LAPD car. Observed purely from the outside!
1. A curriculum which is wide and deep, ideally suited for the New World of Work.
2. So much anti-earthquake infrastructure the wi-fi doesn't work.
3. Come on, Trojans!
4. Apparently the most international campus in the US.
5. Students: switch your phones off in lectures!
6. Day 2 of classes, today.
7. Oh and come on Trojans!
1. Book early for Alcatraz. Currently 10 day wait.
2. Get up early for easy riding on the cable cars.
3. Wow to the Farmers's Markets.
4. The lady at my local Starbucks gets up at 230 am to be there at 4 am to open at 5am. "You do what you need to do" she said. That's a great attitude. For you and me, too.
5. Pleased that the Warming Hut (on the beach walk to Golden Gate) has been re-built after the fire.
6. Saw the new Woody Allen film. Great. Ignore the critics (as always).
7. Still not sure why Californian wine is so expensive. But it's superb anyway.
Thanks to everyone, especially the top quality teaching staff at USC.