Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Safely Stateside

It is 5.40 AM (4.40 central - I am learning guys!) and the Velkyal retinue, somehow "family" sounds strange when there are just the two of us, are safely across the Atlantic and now in Columbia, South Carolina. Uneventful flights thankfully, although the Chilean red wine for free was much appreciated, and then sitting around for couple of hours in immigration before getting my new status as a permanent resident of the USA, so different from the process in the Czech Republic of going to the Foreign Police and dealing with that particular bundle of joy - put it this way, I think Franz Kafka is the patron saint of Czech bureaucracy!

At the moment I am on one of my week long beer fasts, saying goodbye in Prague has seen a lot of beer consumed and so I decided to not drink from last Saturday until the very important celebration this Saturday, Mrs Velkyal and I's first wedding anniversary! Thus I have time to peruse the shops and see what beers I can find, and have already found the nearest place selling craft brew so a visit is most certainly in order. There is also something else happening on Saturday, but it slips my mind for the time being.

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations, and good luck with the new life! :)

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  2. ¡Bienvenidos a los Estados Unidos!

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  3. Glad to have you in America (and especially in the South). If you REALLY want to tell time like a native, use a colon instead of a period. 5:40 AM. Us dumb Americans will respect you even more.

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  4. I dunno. They use the colon when indicating time in Europe too. Is the period a Czech thing Al? :D

    What does piss me off about mainland Europe is the use of the comma as a decimal separator instead of the period. :)

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  5. We Irish use the colon.
    Maybe its a Scottish thing?
    either that or Al has not mastered the keyboard yet.

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  6. Oh and glad you landed safely. I am sure there will be reports on the beer you can get there soon.

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  7. I'm very happy to hear about your safe flight and entry. Enjoy your first anniversary!

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  8. glad you made it in safely, my friend. i'll be at svijansky rytir tonight, thinking of you over a cold kvasnicak...

    peace.

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  9. Good to hear you arrived safely. Whenever I will turn my nose up at a pint of staropramen ...I'll think Velkyal. Good luck.


    Steviee

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  10. I guess the time thing is just a personal quirk, although I must admit that I interchange quite often - keeping my spirit in line with Chaucer and his somewhat wayward approach to consistent spelling.

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  11. No. Us Scots use the colon too.

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