Monthly Archive:: May 2014

Day 5

Today is Formula D practice day. But I cant make it, its 100 miles away and nobody is going on friday there. Anothed guy from hostel got a car and took me to DMV office to get a drivers license, but oh yeah I cant get it because I have no social security number. Wtf. Ok so now everythiing is set back another 2 weeks which means I could have a normal life with a car and job no sooner than in a month, if my funds allow to buy a car and get an apartment.
Went to Bank of America, got an account and debit card. The cheapest option which is 5$ monthly fee. It will also serve as proof of addesss.
40min ride back to hotel, the bus is freezing again. Oh god how I hate the air conditioning!!
Checked out of the place and went on a 3 hour bus trip to Miami. Went through east and central Fort Lauderdale – omg it is beautiful there! Really, makes Miami beach look like a ghetto!
At FLL some Jeraey guy hopped on the bus, young and a bit foolish, that was my first impression, trying to run away from his home to stay out of problems. His target was his cousin in some restaurant but ended up staying in same hostel as me, cause he did not know where he would go at all..
The new hostel is actually new, opened 2 weeks before, and receptionist is a girl named Simona coming from Lithuania! Had a nice chat. In my room there was a hyperactive guy from Australia, a blonde girl from Sweden and some weird guy from Jerusalem. Oh and during the night some local black guy joined. He says he works with club promotion but I think he’s just a weed dealer, he talks too much.
Bought 12pack beer and watched the Heat game, Miami beat Pacers by large! And fans in the arena, wow!
After the game we sat outside, drank some beers and vodka coctails and went to a club the black guy told us he’d get us a table and vip entry. When we wanted to go he just disappeared. So we went to the club Cameo, stood at the entry for half an hour. We were the only whites there. They let in only ppl with friends in staff so we jest went away. Oh and entry was 80$ :D went to some pub, played pool, got myself a Jack and went back to sleep. Near the hostel I asked some french guys a lighter, one of them insisted that I say “please”.

Day 4

Woke up and while having breakfast I met a french guy at the lobby who was going to get his Social security number. He let me drive with him, talked about a lot of stuff, he also just moved here and will move his family to florida in couple months. SSN application went fine and they said my SSN was never issued before though I had applied for it back in January. That is good, at least I wont have to deal with identity theft issues. But my green card is still mising in the post. I found a car for cheap that i want badly but it is far away and i need to get drivers licence and bank acc. and a lot of paperwork to register it on me. It is weird that I need to get Car insurance BEFORE I can buy a car – how fucked up is that? The french guy told me i dont need a car to get a drivers licence as he never did a test drive anyway. But I need a bank account to prove I have an address. I am sorry but who made up these messy laws? If I remember correctly I have already mentioned in various applications four different addresses in US that I have never been before, why would a bank account prove a correct location lol? The french guy went to Boynton to his work (where the car i want to buy actally is) but I go back to my hotel cause the checkout is in 15 minutes. It is raining ouside, im totally wet, I get on the bus and here we go again – the AC – it is freezing as hell.
Spent the rest of the day on craigslist, sent couple job applications, and browsed for info on how to get a drivers license. Its not so easy. On the evening booked a hostel in south beach, cheaper and closer to action :)

Day 3

Wake up at 8am, did some work related stuff and decided to go swimming. Went to the beach but to my surprise the water is still quite cold. Ok ocean, some other time. Got back to hostel and jumped in the pool which was ok. Took a walk around the neighbourhood, inspected some property sales and rentals as id like to joun the real estate business, i notice that owning an apartment is crazy just because of high monthly maintenance fees. Ok back to hostel and do some work and apply for some jobs, I will need some huge cash to start living here lol. Lets see if i can handle a couple months here :) couple hours later i get first call from potential employer. Waiting if they invite me to interview. Spent the rest of my day looking for a car to buy. But then found out it is ridiculously confusing and expensive to register for the first-timer! Im tired of this shit. Jet lag kicking in, very sleepy by 8pm already. Got a beer, talked to a fellow from Italy and girl from Switzerland. Then decided to fight my sleepiness and went to pool. Then discovered that i cant get drivers licence or anything without ssn, but need my green card to get an ssn. So i check the usps tracking and it says “was not delivered. Will be returned if enough information is available”. Here we go america! And then i discovered that everybody had gone to sleep and i left my keys in my room which now was locked. Awesome. Good thing the guy at the office was still around and 30 minutes later i got into my room. Fuck this shit, terrible day.

Day 2

In my hostel i share with a guy from Italy who has work visa and is having lifeguard classes but leaving 2 days later. And a guy from Brazil who is living here without papers. I woke up at 6am because of the AC, the room was freezing.

I take a quick walk to the beach and time for some quick shopping for small necessary stuff. Time flies. Found some bigger grocery stores to prove that some better food can be found yay!! Still soon enough I get weak and taste my first fast food at Subway’s. Got back to do some work and decide to go to get my SSN but time goes quick and its 5pm. I get on the bus to take a 1.5hour ride to Sunrise to meet a friend at tuning garage Kab Customs. Do I need to tell how bus rides are terribly boring? All blocks are the same, same shops, same type of buildings, no landscape views or anything unusual. 20min walk from bus to the garage and I’m back in automotive world. We drive to a car shop for parts and I am surprised that they are much bigger than in my country, you can buy everything! On our way back we drive through Wendy’s. Yes I am weak again and order a burger combo. Dammit! Back in the car garage time goes fast and I get back on a night bus back to hotel. My attempts to do some work stuff is useless, day was looong.

Bo goes to Hollywood. Day 1

Day 1
Flights are short, connection in Copenhagen, total trip to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) is about 16 hours.

Did you know there is Hollywood at FLL? :)
Arrived at the airport. Passport control as usual, no less than 30 minutes. Soon after the officer found out my green card was in california – i was sent to immigration office to check my file. Of course there were a lot of people already dealing with their issues – somebody “lost” their card, somebody forgot it, somebody just got dumped by wife thus losing the green card.

After a while  (about an hour) I was let through and answered a couple of questions. Yay, I escape the airport!

Then thankfully I was picked up by a fellow friend from my country and got to my hostel. A little walk to local 24hour shop and back to sleep.