Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Nedelja #4 / Week #4 - Headbutting the Signs

Time to blog again. I'm late... with a reason. I had a bike accident and avoided staring at the screen this weekend in case I had a concussion. More details to follow :)

Vreme je da se opet bloguje. Kasnim... s razlogom. Imala sam nezgodu s biciklom i izbegavala da gledam u ekran ovog vikenda za slucaj da sam imala potres mozga. Detalji slede :)


I can't believe a third of my internship has passed! Time flies superfast. I'm enjoying my time in Facebook and California to its fullest, working hard during the week, having loads of fun during the weekend. With every day going by I'm more and more certain that my decision of going to the industry and not do PhD/research is the right one. I have doubts about staying at east coast, though. It's still more likely, but I can bear with SF/Palo Alto. We'll see, there is plenty of time :)

First paycheck! California taxes are ridiculous so April is going to be a good month :) Poor student life is over... temporarily. Another reason not to go into academia :P

The highlight of the week - weekend! To continue tradition of exciting stuff every weekend, we went biking. It was supposed to be a 40 mile route, from the train to Golden Gate, over Golden Gate, to Muir Beach, and back. We got lost after Golden Gate and road was often uphill so it was too tiring to go all the way to Muir, but even the beach we reached was cool enough. Golden Gate Park is awesome and totally worth renting a car to go there and hike. We saw just a beginning of it, so I assume it's even more amazing once you are further from the city. View from the Golden Gate is spectacular. I want to go again when there is not much fog. To end the day, we visited Ghirardelli square. See details below :)

I've told this story trillion times already, so if I have it written, I can just refer people to the blog :) The dramatic part of the weekend was my accident on the way back from the beach. We were going downhill (i.e. pretty fast) through a tunnel. Once you exit the tunnel, there is a gentle left turn. When I saw it, I started gently breaking so I can turn without flying off the road. I am not quite sure what happened (I might have hit something on the road, or my wheels slipped, no idea), but at one point of the curve, I flew off the bike and hit the fluorescent sign with my head. Luckily, those things are designed to be safe to hit so it bent all the way down and I flew through it. The impact left a nice dent on my helmet, but it seems there is no permanent damage on my body. My neck and back are a bit sore, but no concussion or any other serious injuries. I ended up with a bit of a swelling on my lower leg, and a few scratches on my forearm and hips, but other than that, I'm fine. Sad part is I have to miss surfing lessons Facebook organized this weekend, to make sure my neck is ok, but oh well. Quote of the week award goes to my brother: "I'm not afraid, it's certain you don't have a concussion. I mean, if you have no brain, how can you have a concussion?".

Time to go to bed... 8 more Facebook entries to go...

Ne mogu da verujem da mi je vec prosla trecina prakse! Vreme leti superbrzo. Maksimalno uzivam u vremenu u Facebook-u i Kaliforniji, razbijam se od posla preko nedelje i provodim preko vikenda. Sa svakim danom sam sve sigurnija da je odluka da idem u industriju, a ne radim PhD/istrazivanje dobra. Imam dileme oko ostajanja na istocnojo obali. I dalje je verovatnije, ali mogu da se nosim s SF-om/Palo Altom. Videcemo, ima jos dosta vremena :)

Prva plata! Kalifornijske takse su ocajne, pa ce april da bude dobar mesec :) Siromasni studenski zivot je gotov... privremeno. Jos jedan razlog da se ne ide u akademski zivot :P

Najbolji deo nedelje - vikend! Da bi nastavili tradiciju uzbudljivih stvari svakog vikenda, isli smo okolo biciklma. Trebalo je da vozimo ~65km, od voza do Golden Gate-a, preko Golden Gate-a do Muir plaze i nazad. Izgubili smo se posle Golden Gate-a i put je cesto isao uzbrdo pa je bilo prenaporno da se ide skroz do Muir-a, ali je i plaza do koje smo stigli bila dovoljno kul. Golden Gate Park je prelep i vredan iznajmljivanja auta da se ode tamo na pesacenje. Mi smo videli samo pocetak, tako da pretpostavljam da je jos bolje kad se ode jos malo dalje od grada. Pogled s Golden Gate-a je spektakularan. Hocu da odem opet kada nema puno magle. Za kraj dana, otisli smo na Ghirardelli square. Detalji ispod :)

Ovu pricu sam ispricala trilion puta do sada, pa ako je imam zapisanu, mogu samo da posaljem ljude na blog :) Dramaticni deo vikenda je bila moja nezgoda na povratku s plaze. Isli smo nizbrdo (drugim recima, prilicno brzo) kroz tunel. Na izlasku iz tunela je blago skretanje u levo. Kad sam ga videla, pocela sam polako da kocim, da mogu da skrenem bez da sletim s puta. Nisam sigurna sta se tacno desilo (mozda sam udarila u nesto na putu, ili su mi tockovi proklizali, nemam pojma), ali sam u jednom delu krivine sletela s bicikle i udarila u fluorescentni znak glavom. Na svu srecu, te stvari su dizajnirane da budu bezbedne da se udare tako da se znak skroz savio i ja sam proletela kroz njega. Udar je ostavio fino udubljenje na kacigi, ali se cini da nema trajnih ostecenja na mom telu. Vrat i ledja me malo bole, ali nemam potres mozga ili druge ozbiljne povrede. Imala sam mali otok na potkolenici i nekoliko ogrebotina na podlakticama i kukovima, ali sam osim toga dobro. Tuzno je sto moram da propustim casove surfovanja koje Facebook organizuje ovog vikenda, da budem sigurna da mi je vrat u redu, ali ajde. Nagrada za citat nedelje ide mom bratu: "Ne plasim se ja, sigurno nemas potres mozga. Mislim, kad nemas mozak, kako mozes da ga potreses?".

Vreme je za spavanje... Jos 8 Facebook blogovanja...

The promised details / Obecani detalji

1 comment:

MARA,,,, :D said...

Da, vidi stvarno, sladoled je, izgledalo je kao neki kolac. :D