I just took 2, last minute flights on NWA / Delta and thought I’d sign up into their miles program – but no! They say, "Credit will not be given for flights taken prior to enrollment into the WorldPerks program."
What? That’s really lame!
Check out the pictures someone sent me (click into this story).
They don’t have much of an infrastructure set up like here in the US with storm sewers but if we had this much rain, we’d have problems, too!
I just flew in from Chennai with 23 hours in the air and man, are my arms tired (yeah, that was corny but I still like that one). I’m still waiting for my luggage.
Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone! Thanks too all of those who serve or have served in the military!
Ok, they just do it different here.
I went to see the new Chronicles of Narnia movie, which was good from what I saw and heard of it. So I go to the earliest show today, 11 am. When the movie starts, there are about 20 people in the theater – in assigned seats and all talking. The movie’s way too loud of course – I think they’re a bit too quiet in the U.S. but this was loud. Some people trickle in as the movie is going. Then, after an hour into the movie, about 60 people file in, all talking and some are even yelling and stuff – very rowdy. Then there’s the intermission. After it gets going again (they had to start and stop it since it wasn’t playing right), you try to remember what was going on since there’s no real place in the movie for an intermission – it wasn’t made that way. People are talking still and also cheering, sometimes for the wrong thing. It’s like being in high school, basically. Weird.
Then I try to get internet at this resort. I ask at least 5 times, all with the answer that the one guy who knows how to get someone a username and password is out or something. Finally, I get on after watching someone who has never used a Mac before get it set up.
What else? The phone keeps rining. We do the normal, "Hello?" "Hello?" "Hello?" thing, they mumble something I can’t understand, I ask them to repeat it and instead of saying it a different way or slower, I get the same thing and then another "Hello?". I say I can’t understand and then it’s just quiet. They don’t say anything and wait for me to hang up.
I think I’m about ready to head back home. It’s been good but some normalcy would be great.
Well, things are going well here. It’s very hot – no wait… it’s VERY HOT. Check out the weather in Chennai.
I’ve got a few more days and then I jump over the pond and head back. Before then, we’re going to Mayajaal with the team tomorrow. That should be fun as long as we can stay cool. There’s a pool, so we’ll be able to cool off there and do things like go bowling, too. Should be fun.
My typical day is getting up about 7:30, checking email, showering / get ready and then walk over to Sparky’s for a egg sandwich and coffee (I brought over some Starbucks coffee beans, so I’m enjoying that). Not only does the coffee wake me up but there’s a really busy intersection that I have to walk across and that tends to wake me up quite a bit. My driver then picks me up and I go to the office. When I get there, I order a watermelon juice (yummy), check email again, check in with the team and then download the Rush Limbaugh podcast. I get to work in the morning while listening to Rush. He’s on even now as I write this. I’ll either go out to lunch with Raghu or else order some lunch in. Throughout the day, I’ll meet with my team here, help them and work on our new project. At about 6 or 6:30pm, I head back. The sun is down by 6pm, so it starts to cool off then. At night, I’ll either eat at Sparky’s again, order something in or just take a nap – like the first few days.
I’ve taken a few pictures, so click the read more link and see those on the next page. They’re just some pictures driving around and stuff. Nothing too thrilling.
See you all soon!