Unpredictability - Good for your health

Our modern life is based on organising an environment free from the unexpected. The house needs to be as stable and reliable as possible. The job as safe as possible. Nothing should break down. Nothing but what we predict, should occur.
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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Saturday in Connecticut

The guys where I am working suggested I drive to the town of Essex in the Middlesex county (with names like this you can see why this is called New England).  They assured me that I would see several types of Eagle.  It's also one of the few American towns invaded by a foreign power - Britain as a matter of fact.  The drive took me about an hour and the general impression was one of whiteness and coldness.  I stayed mostly in the nicely heated car and simply drove around taking in the scenery.  I guess it was too cold for the eagles since I didn't see any.

This pic gives you an idea - it's a lake frozen over.

On a Saturday in England, at least where I live, driving on a Saturday is hectic with the volume of traffic.  Doesn't seem to matter when you drive here in Connecticut, the roads are always fairly light on traffic.  Driving, in other words, is a real pleasure - as long as you do not mind driving on the wrong side of the road.

Getting back to the hotel I watched a bit of television, which is a novelty to me since I don't own one at home.  American TV is what it is, and doesn't do much for me to be honest so I decided to drive to the nearest Barnes and Noble book store - 9 miles away.  I love these book stores.

They are massive.  Once you have found your books you can sit down in the Starbucks located in the store itself, and have a coffee and read.  A great way to spend a bit of the late afternoon.

Some people have asked me about American food.  I can say that anyone who loves food, as I certainly do, will just love the good old US of A.  Food is everywhere.  I fail to see how anyone can go hungry here.  And it's cheap as well.  My hotel is next to a Dunkin store - they specialise in donuts, but having tried their coffee I've since become addicted.  Also I love the Fritos mild cheddar cheese sauce you can get here.  It's so addictive I find myself dipping a finger in during the night for a quick fix.  Here is a pic of my favorite US foods discovered so far.

The Hershey's chocolate beats any Swiss chocolate I've tasted.  The Slim Jim Beef 'n Cheese is a great calorie topper.  The Pringles are not specifically American I guess, but taste superb with the Fritos sauce. 

Right, time for Fritos cheddar fix.  


  1. Good to see you on a health kick, with all that grub!

  2. Hehe. Tonight I'm having a chinese curry with fried dumplings. Yum.