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icelava wrote the following post at 10-04-2005 19:00:
Notes taken during my trip to USA
- Look LEFT before crossing the road. Looking right first will very likely get you killed. Preferrably, look both ways. Or hold the hand of a native.
- I typically don't like to be described as "short" - that is only one dimension. I have been described as "small" or "petite" which more accurately considers our 3D world. But here, a new definition of "pocket-size Aaron" becomes the trend. Alone, the word "compact" takes on whole new personal meaning.
- With relation to the above, I finally understand as well what real supersizes are. James Shaw swore the burger I ordered for the first night's dinner was bigger than my head. I could have sworn myself the large packets of nachos or potato chips they sell in supermarkets weigh heavier than me. It becomes exceedingly easy to guess how some of people can be three or four times my width.
- Beer is the late-night milk here. Or at least with the larger group of ASPInsiders who wish not to remain sober to avoid any programming chores. They would probably drink beer for breakfast if made available. Howdy Australia!