Tag: USA

New Orleans #1

By: | Post date: October 25, 2009 | Comments: 5 Comments
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My first impression of New Orleans: the airport signage is in English, Spanish, and French. A beautiful gesture; not sure whether its audience is the tuthree Quebecois who come over per year, or the Cajuns (pour raisons emblematiques). Second impression of New Orleans: I had the choice of a cab for $33, or the New […]

Houston

By: | Post date: October 24, 2009 | Comments: 4 Comments
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A month back, commenter matternal (Michalis Nikolaou, who noticed that we have the same surname) suggested that if I ever found myself in Houston, I should pay a visit to Niko Niko’s Greek Restaurant, 2520 Montrose, Houston Tx. For that its name was like mine. On the Super Shuttle equivalent out of Seattle heading to […]

Seattle

By: | Post date: October 24, 2009 | Comments: 3 Comments
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I don’t have much to say about Seattle, because my allotted time there was spent in profuse geek-out mode with Diana and Pierre, whom I thank profusely for their hospitality and good humour. When I grow up, I’d love to be them: in a house groaning with books, with papers on the boil and an […]

Redwood City #3

By: | Post date: October 22, 2009 | Comments: No Comments
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Urrrgl. Mlurt. Fnorghr. Zhlumpfkh. And this isn’t even me posting immediately after downing a glass of Grand Marnier. Not much to report from the vista: it’s still brobdignanian and empty. What I do have to report is that I finally succumbed and had a burger, a week after I promised myself one. An elite Sofitel […]

Frenchville, PA: a distinct dialect of North American French

By: | Post date: October 22, 2009 | Comments: 2 Comments
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This is not about Quebec or Acadia, but this is where my North American French stuff goes, so: in reading a book on Prince Edward Island French, King, Ruth. 2000. The Lexical Basis of Grammatical Borrowing: A Prince Edward Island French Case Study . Amsterdam: John Benjamins. —I’ve come across a mention of Frenchville, PA, […]

Redwood City #2

By: | Post date: October 21, 2009 | Comments: 3 Comments
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Just to give confirmation I’m still alive: I CANNOT WAIT to get to New Orleans. (Or more to the point, get out of NorCal suburbia.) The three-hour stop over in Houston at 6 AM, not so much. It never rains in Southern California (with some recent exceptions); it sure does in Northern California (though not […]

Redwood City #1

By: | Post date: October 19, 2009 | Comments: 2 Comments
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So, what have I learned in my first day in Redwood City, CA? Oracle HQ is full of buildings that look like hard drives. Or artists’ impressions thereof. Oracle HQ is full of lakes. No wonder lions drowned here, when it used to be a safari theme park. Duck shit is green. I have visual […]

Arrived in USA

By: | Post date: October 19, 2009 | Comments: 1 Comment
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I am in the US. I have celebrated my arrival as is my custom, by having a tub of Cherry Garcia ice cream. It was mehlicious. I hope that means I’m over ice cream. I forgot to pack my camera into my camera case. That severely sucks. Several-wise. I’m to dinner, and then I’ll upload […]

Itinerary Stateside

By: | Post date: October 15, 2009 | Comments: No Comments
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So, I’m taking off for the States on Sunday, and this is my itinerary: 18-22 Oct: Oracle HQ, attending IMS Workshop, and doing overtime with boss on the side 23 Oct: Because I announced I’d be in the States, and had a friend say “So, coming to Seattle?” — Seattle 24-27 Oct: Gutter in New […]

October in North America

By: | Post date: September 24, 2009 | Comments: 8 Comments
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I’ve booked my accommodation, so I might as well un-embargo the news. Work takes me in three weeks’ time to San Francisco (actually, the erstwhile theme park outside San Francisco that is Oracle HQ, for the IMS Quarterly Meeting), and then to Irvine CA and the TLG. In between, I will visit a place on […]

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