In the USA

Been in California for almost a week now. Lots of little suprises. Have had a sinus infection so unsure if the tiredness is from that or from all the new stimuli

Biggest surprise this far is having to bring your own bags for everything. Not a surprise because its silly, it actually makes sense. But a surprise because I keep forgetting to bring bags.

A few days ago I bought a bag for a dime at Frys and the ink+receipt was more expensive and wasteful than the 10 cents I spent. Then at the door I was stopped until I could show a receipt for the bag. I had the items receipt.

Not a huge shock so far but I can tell my brain is trying to process a lot of new information. Things are much more complex here than I remember.