Introducing Vness > Welcome to Cupertino! | Day Drunk: Introducing Vness > Welcome to Cupertino!

October 12, 2013

Introducing Vness > Welcome to Cupertino!

ZY: A fresh voice joins the team at Day Drunk all the way from the west coast. Please welcome Vness!!

Hi everyone! My name is Vanessa or Vness or Nessa from Nebraska. And yes, I am from Nebraska, but Boston is probably the place I consider home. I am Zy's friend and fellow blogger. I like to travel, cook, sit in the sun, and basically enjoy as much time with as many friends as I can. I also got laid off in May and have been unemployed ever since. This is not a bad thing.

That's me in Portugal, shortly after layoffs.

I once had a blog about Portugal, but I am a terribly inconsistent blogger (as you will soon see). Luckily, Zy was kind enough to invite me to Day Drunk. One would think that being unemployed allows plenty of time for blogging. One would be wrong. Anyway, new events require a new conversation.

I moved to California! Specifically, I moved to the town of Cupertino, the home of Apple Inc. (my boyfriend Dpel's current slaver employer).

That's Dpel in Arkansas.

Anyway, Zy and I finally made it here after 7 days, 6 nights and 1 failed attempt on our lives (a story for another post perhaps). Our travels and travails will definitely make the blog sometime. Zy, of course, has a new home of her own, which she was kind enough to leave in order to escort me cross-country. Now she has returned to the east, leaving me to explore the west.

Cupertino is a city of about 55,000 people, situated in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

The mountains! So close to home.

Perhaps because of this mountainous environment, Cupertino is not a very walkable city. I could walk practically anywhere in Boston - friends' houses, the park, the godawful grocery store that never had anything I needed. I could walk to the grocery store here if I had three hours to spare for the visit. Which I suppose I do, being unemployed and all. But I digress.

The point is, everyone here drives everywhere. Luckily, they are all terrible drivers so I feel right at home. *evil laugh*

But who could possibly get road rage when it is SO sunny here?! All the time. On the downside, I need curtains immediately. On the plus side, everything looks incredibly beautiful all the time. We even have fresh rosemary and fruit trees growing in our yard. Each morning, our neighbor, Heidi, picks fresh fruits and leaves them on the porch for us.

Fruit from our trees! Looks delicious right?

How cool is that? It makes me want to garden and be one with the Earth and shit like that. Thus far, I have only succeeded in drinking beers on the lawn in the sun.

But it's such a nice lawn...

Smokin' meats in the meat smoker.
So I'll keep you posted as I continue to explore my new surroundings. I'm keeping my eyes open for new opportunities, lessons, classes, etc. Dpel and I just took a composting class. I'm also starting my third attempt to learn knitting and/or crocheting. I want to make cutesy baby outfits for my friend Tori. I'm going to be an auntie! I'm actually kind of disgusted by how happy that makes me. Ultimately, whatever hobby I pick up will have to be done while I sit on my lawn with a beer. Aaaahh, California!

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