Monday, March 16, 2009

Here comes the sun, and I say it's all right...

Sorry for the belated post, it's been horribly chaotic and busy. Aside from getting my wallet stolen, I've been having a great time. I'm seeing the sun more and it's not raining as much. This past weekend has been one of the most fun, mostly because Saturday was absolutely gorgeous!
But I should back up to Thursday, one of the girls on my floor had a little birthday get together. It was really nice, she made biscuits and punch. She had this orange liqueur called Cointreau, which was interesting. It was quite strong with a orange aftertaste.

ooo, I got to meet some ppl from my building, a Italian girl named Paula? or maybe it's Pauvla? and a British girl named Kirsty. After we ate, we went to Charlie P's because it was rock night. Welistened to music, chilled and hung out till 3am.

Needless to say I was really tired for class Friday. I met up with Amanda for our Wine Technology class, which was at the Muthgasse. It's another campus north of the Turkenschanz one. The class was so cool, we got a quick intro to wine making regions, laws in the EU, and some techniques. After class, he let us try 3 white wines. Two of them were called
Müller-Thurgau, which were dry kinda Riesling like with a floral, sweet, and round taste to it (the round part I couldn't tell, but it was definitely floral and sweet). I liked these two the best, but the last one we tried was pretty good too. The last one I think is called Mustkeller, which was more cirtusy and robust.

After class, Amanda and I met up with Jessica at the InterSpar, which is the a grocery store very similar to Meijers. We bought stuff to make tacos and grabbed chips and salsa, it wasn't too shabby. Later, we decided we were going to the Erasmus party and went to meet up with some other ppl to try to find the place. We got horribly lost and ended up having to flag a taxi to take us to the place. I had a really great time at the party, I ran into Paola and a French girl from my building. We danced till 4 am! It was fantastic, they played all sorts of crazy stuff from techno to older songs from the 90's/80's to current music like Katy Perry. In the morning, I met up with Stephanie, Ewa, Amanda, and some other ppl to go to Leopoldsberg. It overlooks some of the vinyards and had a spectuclar view of Vienna. We also found swings and made a little stop :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


My clumsy streak just got worse. I was taking the bus back to my dorm and I was trying to get to the button to tell the driver to stop, but I didn't make it. I fell backwards and this very cute Greek guy caught me! I think he goes to my school? oooy, how embarrassing!

This weekend I went to the Belevedre, which is an art museum this weekend. It was very neat! They had a special showing of Alfons Mucha, who is a famous an Art Noveau artist and well known for his posters. They also had a contemporary gallery on ornamentation inspired by an essay by Adolf Loos. Some of the stuff was so funky, there was a bean bag display of 10 bean bags in all sorts of colors and patterns. I wish taken a picture, but the guard was there. I also really wanted to sit in them, but not sure if that was allowed.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I'ma Trippin' Stumblin' Fumblin' soo Clumsy

I'm tripping and fumbling, not because I'm in love but because I'm clumsy. omg...on Monday, Jessica and I took the tram to Schenttentor to get our semester passes for the buses, metro, etc. I wasn't holding on to anything I was just leaning on the bar. The tram made a sharp turn and BAM! I crashed into 4 people. I'm not execrating I literally flew into 4 people. It was so embarrassing, I wish I had a picture to so just how mortifying it was.

My streak of clumsyness hasn't dwindled as the week wore on. Earlier on the U6 I almost smashed into a woman as I was trying to sit down. I was like an inch from headbutting her. Thank god, I didn't. But on the upside, Jessica and I went to Cafe Central. It was really amazing. The place was decked out in gold and plush red seats. They had a buffet of cakes too along the back. We had tea and cake, I ordered the one above. It was absolutely delicious, not too sweet and nice and chocolately. This one is the one Jessica ordered. The description for this dessert was raspberries and grits, hahahaha.

Afterwards, we wandered around the 1st district. We stumbled into the Universitätskirche, which we saw on our guided tour on Friday. BOKU took us all around the 1st district, we saw lots of churches and the Hofburg again. We also got a little history and in depth peek into downtown Vienna. It was so fast that I have no idea how we stumbled on to that church again today.

Anyways back to Friday, the best part was BOKU took us to a Heuriger, which is a traditional Austrian tavern. I met so many people and had the most amazing white wine there. I met people from all over the place, Poland, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, France, Australia, and Greece. I also went to an international gathering on Saturday with Jessica, Ally (Cornell), Stephanie (Belgium), and Eva (Poland?). We were going to see Francesca, Jessica's old roommate, she was heading back home to Rome.

yup, that was my week. Oh, I did laundry today, which is a giant hassle because my clothes are still wet and I wasted like 2 euros trying to dry my clothes. My pants are still wet *sadness* I only have one pair of jeans left and my sweatpants. All right that's all folks.