Assimilation Complete

I honestly didn’t think it would happen, but my conversion to becoming a West Sider has gone further than I expected. My body has adapted to the new climate and I no longer have the ability to cope with the “cold.” (I am now one of those people who think it is cold when the weather is 60 degrees!)

I often laughed at the native Californians who wore winter jackets while I walked around in a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. The worst offender was the young lady who actually had on a pair of winter gloves. It was a chilly day, by California standards, but she definitely seemed over-the-top.

As I am writing this, I am bundled up. I don’t think I would be able to survive in Boston, during the winter. A Nor’Easter would kill me. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to make it back to my hometown, but I am positive it will be during the summer months. (In retrospect, I regret not packing my winter jacket!)

I wonder what my next step in the Cali-evolution will be. Who knows, maybe I’ll become a surfer dude. (We’ll see what happens when the weather warms up!)

A bonus to living in Los Angeles is the fact that I am only a 2-hour drive from Big Bear Mountain, where I will always be able to see some snow. I’ve been told that you can actually surf in the morning, then drive to the mountain and ski in the afternoon; all in the same day! (It’s truly the best of both worlds!)

I can’t wait for the sun to shine in the sky, tomorrow! Today was a weird day in Southern California; it rained. Thankfully, the sun appeared in the late afternoon and everything was back to normal!


**I can’t believe how fast I adapted! (I guess I’m stuck here!)**


Published by Peter Teixeira

First and foremost, I enjoy writing stories. I recently completed my first novel, and I successfully co-wrote a short film script, which won the grand prize in the words made easy competition.

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