Happy Easter, Everyone!

March 23, 2008 at 4:18 pm | Posted in Holiday | 2 Comments
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My current condition can only be described as beautifully bloated – my Lent resolution already faltered two weeks ago, and since the 7th of March all I have been doing was eating and drinking. The Easter weekend is, not unexpectedly, driving things to yet another extreme – I feel like never eating anything again… (ask me again in two hours when dinner is inevitably going to be served though…)

P.S. This is insane! I had started this blog in autumn 2006… on January 8, 2008 it made it past the 100,000 hits bench-mark – yet at one point during this Easter holiday (i.e. not even 3 months later) it cracked the 200,000!

Time flies

March 14, 2008 at 12:48 pm | Posted in conference | 1 Comment
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I can’t believe the four days in Salzburg dedicated to the KIWI kick-off are already nearly over, will be coming home late today though. Speaking about LENT: no, I didn’t keep my own promises, and considering that there is another conference coming up on Monday, I don’t think it is very likely that I am goin to pick up my “Lent routine” again. And next weekend after that is Easter holiday already – dammit…

The Goodness of the West

March 10, 2008 at 11:14 am | Posted in Friends | Leave a comment
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I have just returned from a fan-tas-tic weekend in Vorarlberg – yes, the western most state of Austria where I spent three (relatively) lonely years of my life, teaching English to aspiring media designers, and that I eventually could not wait to leave. It was good to return, good to achieve some psychological closure (as my ex-colleague WM would say:-) – Vorarlberg may not be welcoming the legal alien, but it certainly is kind to the tourist:-)

I broke all the rules of Lent, had my first sugar high at 11am on Friday, had beer, prosecco, wine, sparkling wine méthode champenoise and more prosecco, ate pork and poultry and home-made Chinese delicacies, American fried bacon, banana nut bread, Altwiener Topfentorte, Schinkenfleckerlauflauf… wow. My friend S. also turned out to be the most fabulous hostess (not that I expected anything less), found my former colleagues in an excellent mood and condition (the banter quotient of course was as high as ever), drifted in and out of inspiring conversations with about a dozen of people and all in all really had a great weekend:-))))))) I even got serious work done on the train, for the conference I am attending next Monday.

But as of today, Lent is back on:-)

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