So the Life Ball counted for both May 21st and 22nd since I was there/at the after party about 16 hours.  I babysat a few hours later, fyi.  Never again.  

Also, I seem to have lost the memory card for my blackberry when I took it out to get the phone fixed. So all of my pictures from there are gone I guess.  Sad times.  Ooooh well.  Moving on.

May 24th:

Me,WORKING. Shocking, I know.  Believe it or not I actually did teach on a regular basis this last school year. To be honest, we were playing a game in this picture, but everyone looks really serious.  Still counts as working though.  

May 26th:

I was running last (as usual) and had to ride my bike to catch the train.  Taking my bike on the train=not as irritating as taking it on the public transportation once I got to Vienna.  Also, bike riders in Vienna are COMPLETELY INSANE.  I probably only rode for about a mile in the city, but it was terrifying. 

May 27th:

A rave at Stephansdom. Ok so not really, but that’s what it looks like, right?  This was one of the things the Stephansdom did for “Lange Nacht der Kirchen” (Long Night of the Churches).   Every few months Vienna has a Long Night of Something Interesting and then everything related with that stays open until 1 or 2 in the morning and has special programs.  For the churches there were plenty of concerts, some special talks and of course food.  And the crazy lights at Stephansdom.

May 28th:

My mom!  Eating some Wiener Schnitzel.  She came during a great week.  This was an outdoor food festival with fresh food from all over Austria.  Yum.

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So my blackberry is broken so a significant amount of pictures are missing.  Oh well, maybe they’ll make it up here someday…

April 10th:

Pretty sunset in Vienna with a nice view of the church in the background although you can’t really see that.

April 11th:

Helicopter landing on Stephansplatz….never quite figured out why.

April 13th:

Mmm bärlauch (bear’s garlic) soup.  Yum.

April 14th:

A tree blossoming across the street from my apartment…everything was blossoming everywhere!!

April 15th:

A wall of Milka wrappers in one of my classes. Yesss!

My lack of posting is partially due to laziness (okay, actually that’s a big part of it) and partially due to the fact that my computer is so freaking slow. My apologies.  I actually tried to do this yesterday and my computer was just not having it. 

Feb. 18th:

The Naschmarkt in Vienna.  If you need something specific in the way of food, the Naschmarkt is the place to get it.  Every imaginable fruit, vegetable, sauce, sweet, spice and more.  Usually there are a lot more people at this place, but the weather wasn’t great.  I may have to post another picture when the atmosphere looks a little more lively. 

Feb. 19th:

One of my favorite bars-Donau Bar.  There are usually images projected onto the wall, although they aren’t usually about English.  This says something like “English is the criminal/underground/organized crime language”.  Pretty odd, but thought provoking I suppose.

Feb. 20th:

All of this is made out of marzipan.  Austrians are pretty obsessed with it.  Shops like this selling marzipan animals, sausages, fruits, etc. are quite common, not to mention it’s found in many well known pastries and candies.  It’s not my favorite, but I definitely don’t hate it.  (I would never eat anything like the above though…I’m not even sure you should eat it!)

Feb. 21st:

There are very few, if any, direct trains to Horn from Vienna.  That means I have to wait awkward amounts of time in small towns.  This particular town is called Zellerndorf, population: 3,000.

Feb. 22nd:

After about a week, the sun finally returned to Horn.  Thankfully it has stuck around since.  I’m pretty sure this is part of the outdoor swimming pool, still partially frozen.

Feb. 23rd:

Orchids.  🙂

Feb. 24th:

Totally empty train.  Somewhat creepy.

Feb. 25th:

Spinatnockerln…small dumplings made out of spinach and covered in cheese.  Yum.

Feb. 26th:

Stephansdom, Vienna’s cathedral.  I love the history here. 

Feb. 27th:

Demmel Cafe has an observation room where you can watch as cakes and pastries are decorated. 

Feb. 28th:

These signs seem to be common around Horn.  It says something like “Nature in the garden. Healthy owners keep us healthy.”  From what I understand, you should put this in front of your yard if you keep it natural.  For example, letting the grass grow (not mowing the lawn) and having a fence open enough for animals to get in and out.  Not sure of all of the rules, but I think it’s really cool.  I wish America would adopt an attitude like this!  And yes, there are wild hedgehogs in Austria!

Mar. 1st:

An artsy attempt.  Today was not a very exciting day.