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The Man, The Machine and the Open Road!!!

June 29, 2009

And finally, I have reached Sunnyvale today from Los Angeles and it was a great trip. Fortunately or unfortunately, there were no goofups from me this time. Can you believe it? πŸ˜€

My car today was a classic 2009 model Hyundai Sonata:


I started from LA, this morning around 11:30 AM and reached Sunnyvale around 5:30 PM. A drive of about 350 miles and it was brilliant.

It was with a heavy heart that I set forth from LA.
The expressway I-5 was as straight as a dart, and traffic was pretty much as shown in the below picture:
The speeds that I maintained were pretty consistently as shown in the below picture: (which means that I also went faster πŸ˜‰ )
And finally, since I was in San Francisco, I had to see the Golden Gate Bridge and so I pestered a few friends to tag along with me.

Well, what we saw was err……….this:
I thought that it would be bathed in lights, but actually it was the very opposite, I could not see much of this steel monster…….well, another day my friend…….

So here I am at 0:27 AM, Monday morning writing this post after driving about 450 miles in total today. Boy, am I exhausted!!! Even the bed bugs cannot disturb OG today!!

PS: Those who know me on “aarkut“, you can check out more pics when I put them up tomorrow. πŸ˜‰

45 Comments leave one →
  1. June 29, 2009 7:50 am

    me 1st..?
    OG: YAY!!!!! you first!!!!!!!!!

    • June 29, 2009 7:55 am

      this is contagious…
      OG: hahahahahahahah πŸ˜›

      • June 29, 2009 11:06 am

        LOL!! Oorja so cute! you caught the bug too? πŸ˜€
        OG: hehehehehehehehe

  2. June 29, 2009 7:54 am

    Road trips are nice if you have views..
    OG: yeah, it was me, the car and about 50 handpicked songs πŸ˜› wah wah!!!!!!

    the Golden Gate bridge looks great in pics.. maybe you went in the wrong time…
    OG: yeah, at night time πŸ˜› have to go there in day time πŸ˜›
    now enjoy the rest.. i mean the sleep wala rest.. and also the rest of the new place..
    OG: OG is shutting down in about 10 mins πŸ˜›

    • June 29, 2009 11:05 am

      OG is a blogaddict! πŸ˜›
      OG: ROFL πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› hmmm… that means that I need to think about life’s priorities once again πŸ˜‰

  3. monikamanchanda permalink
    June 29, 2009 9:42 am

    lovely pics road trips are always fun
    OG: thank you!!!!

  4. chewmysambhar permalink
    June 29, 2009 9:50 am

    I am third.Yayyy:P:P πŸ˜›
    OG: YAY, you are third πŸ˜› hahahahahaha
    Nics dude:) In aarkut? How can we chck..Put them up in Picasa or smething so that everyone can take a look:)
    OG: hmm, good idea, will try it out πŸ˜›
    Now, I do not know what else to say:D
    OG: πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  5. chewmysambhar permalink
    June 29, 2009 9:51 am

    Nics-Nice pics*
    OG: thank you madam!

  6. anishthomas permalink
    June 29, 2009 10:15 am

    congrats da…U r sitting in front of system after traveling 450 miles …U r insane man….kidding hehehe [:)] ……….
    OG: thanku thanku πŸ˜›

  7. June 29, 2009 11:05 am

    You crazy blog addict!! you are sitting in front of the comp!!?? πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
    OG: err…. sitting in front of laptop πŸ˜› hehehe

    NO goofups?
    nah! I DONT believe it ! πŸ˜›
    come on! tell us about a few goofups if only imaginary πŸ˜€
    just so my sadistic heart is satisfied πŸ˜†
    OG: hahahaha, do you want me to do a repost of this or what :mrgreen: your sadistic heart can never be satisfied evil warrior indyeah-ician πŸ˜›
    pics on Aarkut? πŸ˜›
    you are there ? πŸ™„
    ??I never saw you there πŸ˜›
    OG: I will find you now πŸ˜€

    Anyway on a serious note great that the trip went well πŸ™‚
    the last pic is the best ! πŸ™‚
    OG: i know…. it was a dissapointment πŸ˜›
    PS:-btw I did fulfill my promise..not my fault that you were travelling :mrgreen:
    OG: hmmpffff!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜†

    • June 29, 2009 1:26 pm

      add him from me… !! I even made a blog community in aarkut… but none of you joined… I invited all of you… smi, ajit, vimmuuu, ashwathy, meenu, swaram,
      OG: i just saw that community……. nope i did not get any mail from it……i have now joined πŸ˜›

      • June 29, 2009 3:16 pm

        Dhiren, I didnt get any mail from you. Anyway, will join it as soon as I get my laptop back ! ‘Aarkat’ is blocked here in office, you see !

      • June 29, 2009 5:56 pm

        hey… I didn’t get any mail either. what community??

      • June 29, 2009 6:46 pm

        And I deleted my profile.. now am tempted to open one again!

      • July 1, 2009 10:39 am

        Dhiren – I did not get any invite either – will go and check it out now πŸ™‚

  8. June 29, 2009 12:03 pm

    No goofups?? I cant believe! How can that happen? Ah lon long drives with music n nature n u.. n ur car.. ahh modern version of lone ranger πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    OG: why cant people believe that i had a normal trip πŸ˜›
    Seems like fun πŸ˜€

    And indy is right! U blog addict you πŸ˜€
    OG: ROFL
    P.S: I deleted my orky profile.. now i feel bad about it 😦 😦
    OG: hehehehe

  9. craftyshines permalink
    June 29, 2009 12:37 pm

    there were no goofups from me this time

    Don’t lie EOG! u’ve been lying a lot lately! has it got to do anything with the new project????
    OG: hahaha, why are people always eager to read about my misfortunes πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    i refuse to read further
    crafty has not looked at the photos of a blurry EOG, n highway, n speedometer n bridge n all….
    OG: hahaha, ok madam, next time i will make sure that i will compensate for it πŸ˜›

    no no i will not read further EOG…..

    *crafty trudges back home with weary feet*


    EOG? hope u enjoy the new place!!! best of luck! hugs!!!!!
    OG: thanks!!!! so much!!!! hugs as well!!!

  10. June 29, 2009 12:58 pm

    Cool dude.. πŸ™‚
    pics are nice and enjoyyy πŸ˜€
    OG: thanks machi πŸ˜›

  11. June 29, 2009 1:11 pm

    Wishing you good luck in Sunnyvale. πŸ™‚
    OG: thanks aliya!!!!

  12. June 29, 2009 1:14 pm

    I don’t believe it…. u reached ur destionation without any goof-ups!!!
    OG: hahaha
    Anyway welcome to the beginning of a nwe journey in Sunnyvale! hope it brings lots of material for new posts! πŸ˜€ Cheers!
    OG: i sure do hope so……….. cheers
    P.S.: u can catch that steel monster some other time… the main thing is, u reached ur destionation safe n sound (without GPS troubles too!). have a nice nap and come back refreshed!
    OG: I am back…. now have to go to office 😦

    • June 29, 2009 1:47 pm

      already??? … 😦 u have my sympathies…! no, really!
      on 2nd thot, avareyokke poyi sketch aakiyittu vaa! πŸ˜€
      OG: yeah, complete sketching annu from today πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  13. June 29, 2009 1:26 pm

    aha aha… !! lovely !!!
    OG: thanks bhai!

  14. Mystery permalink
    June 29, 2009 1:58 pm

    enjoy ur stay at at Sunnyvale and hope u have few goofups once in a while and people can read and enjoy about them πŸ™‚
    OG: thanks,….. and why are people so interested in my goofups πŸ˜›

  15. June 29, 2009 2:41 pm

    Wow nice. Hope you like your new city.
    OG: i do πŸ˜›

  16. June 29, 2009 3:18 pm

    So you reached Sunnyvale, huh? God alone bless the people there !!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    OG: ROFL πŸ˜›
    Btw, you must be having a couple of interesting friends there too, right? Looking forward to the forthcoming goofups!! πŸ˜‰
    OG: yeah yeah…. there are few katha patharams here as well πŸ˜›

  17. June 29, 2009 5:57 pm

    LoL! OG how many bags does a guy need? I thought us girls were BUT you… πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
    OG: I just had two bags if you see the photo πŸ˜›
    Glad you enjoyed your ride. Do don’t drive very fast do you? I mean 80pmh is crap. You should try getting int the back of the car wit me. πŸ˜‰
    OG: nope I dont drive fast πŸ˜› ROFL at second part…..well, I wont πŸ˜›
    No actually don’t! you’ll have a heart attack in your old age. πŸ˜›
    OG: πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  18. June 29, 2009 7:03 pm

    I was going to email you and as you how the relocation went – when I saw this post πŸ™‚

    So relocation was without any ‘incidents’ πŸ™‚ Your speedometer is quite tame πŸ™‚ My husband has been experimenting , while test driving a Merc last weekend and the speeds he touched – made me quite dizzy 😦
    OG: hahahahahahaha πŸ˜› I am a safe driver πŸ˜›
    lol at the pic of the Golden bridge πŸ™‚
    Will check out your pics in ‘aarkut’ πŸ™‚
    OG: yo πŸ˜›

  19. June 29, 2009 7:43 pm

    New city, new memories! Enjoy!
    OG: yo man πŸ˜›

  20. June 29, 2009 10:21 pm

    It is not that far na. LA ot SFO. Both nice places. Now new stories and new Ms. Z. πŸ˜†
    OG: yeah, not that far πŸ˜› ROFL at new Ms. Z…. lemme find one Ms. Z πŸ˜›
    I think all landmarks keep lights off to conserve energy.
    OG: actually that is good πŸ˜›

    • Solilo permalink
      June 30, 2009 4:11 am

      OG, All settled? I mean apartment and all. Did you find any place for uzhunnu vadas? πŸ˜€
      OG: yup, staying with frds πŸ˜› as usual πŸ˜› I went to indian restaurant today to have it
      BTW I have a post on Golden Gate Bridge too.
      OG: will check it out…Hey I have read this πŸ˜› earlier

  21. June 30, 2009 4:13 am

    ha I love to travel..well lets wait for your next post πŸ˜‰
    OG: loads of word here dude……. 😦

  22. June 30, 2009 4:58 am

    Road trips are always fun…All the best!!!
    OG: thanks bones!!!!!!!!!!
    P.S. Have you found a place where u can eat 12 dosas?
    OG: yeah I did………. lots of indians here πŸ˜›

  23. June 30, 2009 5:04 am

    nice pics dude…here’s wishing you moreof goof ups, crazy incidents here so that we can read some more of your funny posts :P…..and by the way what no. am I, you see I am weak in maths πŸ™‚
    OG: Thank and I will try πŸ˜› number even i cant figure out

  24. June 30, 2009 5:48 am

    Those eare nice pics!!!

    And u had the enthu to write post after the tiring trip???

    Cool!! Pat ur back πŸ™‚
    OG: Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

  25. June 30, 2009 7:39 am


    SRK is in SFO area shooting for My name is Khan. If you see him somewhere, please hug him for me. πŸ˜†
    OG: I will not even go near him πŸ˜›

    • June 30, 2009 1:08 pm

      Yh OG! Give SRK a BIG HUG from me too. πŸ˜† πŸ˜›
      OG: yeah right πŸ˜›

      • June 30, 2009 3:57 pm

        Yes, with OG giving all these hugs – people will have all the more ammunition to call SRK gay 😦 and poor OG will also get clubbed in with SRK.

        Maybe, OG, you could have a disclaimer on your forehead and the back of your T-shirt – in case the paps catch you hugging SRK, saying that you are hugging SRK on ‘behalf’ of girls πŸ™‚
        OG: hehehehehehehehe πŸ˜› I am anyways not going to see him

        • June 30, 2009 4:06 pm

          Hahahahahahaha! Great idea Smitha. πŸ˜‰
          OG: yeah πŸ˜›

    • June 30, 2009 9:34 pm

      !!!Yayy for OG!!
      dont go anywhere NEAR SRK OG! πŸ˜†
      OG: hahahaha πŸ˜› thanks for supporting πŸ˜‰

  26. June 30, 2009 10:32 am

    Just one question – did you take the photograph of your dashboard – while driving?????
    OG: yeah I did πŸ˜› one hand driving, other hand taking photo πŸ˜›

    • June 30, 2009 3:55 pm

      You are too much!!! Don’t you know that it’s dangerous!! Do you drive an automatic?
      OG: actually no, coz I anways drive with only one hand on america πŸ˜› yes automatic

      • June 30, 2009 4:01 pm

        Smitha they only drive Automatics in america.
        OG: nope, we also have manual as well πŸ˜› I know a few who drive em

        • June 30, 2009 4:02 pm

          No Badz – you get manuals as well. Some of my friends used to drive manuals – they call it stick shift – don’t they, OG?
          OG: yup, you are right smithus…….. πŸ˜›

        • June 30, 2009 4:08 pm

          Stick shift?? Never heard of it. All i can say, OG’s friends are lucky they are still alive. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›
          OG: hello!!! I am a good driver

  27. thethoughtfultrain permalink
    June 30, 2009 3:58 pm

    Sounds like a lovely road trip!! We used to do something like that when we were in India – Bangalore to Coorg.
    OG: bangalore chennai drive is awesome…. not tried coorg
    BTW, I have awarded you. Please visit my blog for more details!
    OG: Thanks!!!!!!

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