Wednesday, May 27, 2009

James and I tried to run around the Ringstrasse this morning, and of course we got lost. Here are some pictures.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I have arrived!

Soaring over the Alps this morning while you all were still sleeping I must say that I felt slightly superior…at least as far as today goes. I had a long flight, decent sleep, and some REALLY poor Austrian airplane food. I must admit: due to weight concerns, I had to check two bags after all. BUT, I fit the second into the first to transport into the city. A picture will come to accompany as proof. I am waiting to go into the city, and I have many nerves that still have yet to settle. It’s almost 3 PM on Tuesday afternoon when I’m writing this. I’m not sure when I will have internet access to post it. I am in desperate need of a shower and a long night’s sleep. Will try to post again soon.


P.S. The taxi driver that took us to the American Institute ripped us a new one with "dumb-American" insults! Feisty!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Off I go...

I am sitting here in the living room in anxious anticipation, waiting for my sneakers to finish in the dryer so I can commence the final filling of the suitcase. There's nothing left to do anymore to get ready. No more getting in shape. No more reading up on Viennese history. This is it. I finally leave. Many people know how much I hope to receive from this trip in terms of culture, inspiration, and direction as I leave academia. I have the whole red eye to ponder these things, but I'll save all those thoughts for myself. Instead, I will go ahead and brazenly claim victory that I WILL fit all of my stuff into this suitcase, despite my parents' incessant warnings that it won't work. I will make sure to take a picture of myself with the suitcase in Vienna just to cement the victory. (Now let's hope that I can actually fit everything in) I hope you all enjoy my writings throughout this trip. I will do my best to make them entertaining for you, but no promises!

Auf Wiedersehen!
(I had to look up how to spell that)