3 Years Ago
Three years ago at this very moment I was in a night train being schlepped from everything I was comfortable with in the German speaking world in Berlin to a strange, new place where “people spoke funny” called Vienna. I’ll never forget the moment that Gisela, our program director and my college advisor, ran up to all of us at Westbahnhof and gave us hugs upon our arrival. She...
DHL - Just Say No
Today I traveled to the edge of the universe to pick up a package that the folks at DHL were too incompetent to deliver to my house at the time I told them I would be home. And also for screwing up our address. In case you want to know where the 76A bus goes, the answer is nowhere you want to go to. I thought the “Service Point” where I would have to get my package would be one of...
Met Alice for coffee at the Palmenhaus today. Somehow this was my first time. I have a feeling I’ll be going there more often. The cafe is located in a turn of the century greenhouse, constructed entirely of glass and steel, next to the Hofburg. Alice’s salad with pumpkin seeds looked phenomenal, and the added bonus of watching butterflies fly about the adjoining butterfly house...
Die Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lokführer hat für die Woche von 21. – 27. Februar...– The Enemies to the North: The Austrian Federal Railway distances itself from a German locomotive engineer strike. “The Union of German Locomotive Engineers has announced warning strikes from the 21st to the 27th of February, 2011. The Austrian Railway has no information regarding the extent...
Split Pea Soup 4 the Win
I made split pea soup tonight for dinner. Oh my god. So delicious. Then, because I am a huge dork, I read about the history of split pea soup and other pea soups from around the world on Wikipedia. To read what I read, check it out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea_soup What you will need: Ground Caraway (probably a 1/2 a teaspoon) (Kümmel gemahlen) Tomato Paste (3/4 teaspoon) Dried...
One Good Bacon →
Macalester College English Department Newsletter, February 2011: Finally, the link to my profile in the current English Department newsletter. Enjoy.
Happy V Day
A very Happy Valentine’s Day to all. Long, eventful day. Will post tomorrow.
Julia, Alice, & I met at Stadtpark this afternoon and sat outside in the sun before heading to Cafe Prückel, one of those great Vienna institutions (surprisingly, however, I had never been there before). I had a coffee and the best apple strudel I have ever had in my life. That is all.