1. [09.17.2010 2:48PM] In which I try to start a good day, fail, get lost and already miss the Austrian bakeries

    I woke up this morning and I said “today is going to be a good day!” and I meant it! It rained, I nearly missed my bus, some other things happen that I can’t remember and then just now I spent an hour and a half walking around an unfamiliar part of the city because I wasn’t paying attention, got on the wrong bus and just kinda phased out for like 20 minutes (the time it usually takes to get to my stop) and… Well… I couldn’t tell which mountain was the Schlossberg really because from where I was, one of the background mountains looked like it could possibly be the Schlossberg… I couldn’t find the Mur, the big river that bisects Graz… I couldn’t find anything, and I was in a slightly sketchy side of town so asking hte scary looking Austrians was out of the question…

    Suffice it to say, I’m glad to be back home… Off my feet… My left foot is still screwed up… Not too badly, but its annoying enough and lasted long enough that once my GKK (Austrian insurance) gets finished processing, if it’s still bothering me I’m gonna go… But austrian doctors… They gave us a list of doctors that speak english… But I’m still unsure…

    Oh, and I’ve realized already something I’ll miss once I’m back in Kentucky… THERE ARE BAKERIES EVERYWHERE HERE… I just walk in, look for something cheap but good looking and buy it… Always fresh, always delicious… I’m going to miss the convenience of them being on almost every block (sometimes a few in a row!).

    Also… I’m getting too used to the “less is more” mentality of austria towards sugar… When I get back to the states, all my sweets are going to taste so funny because of it… Did I mention how awesome it is to have bakeries everywhere?! Cheap, delicious fresh pastries and breads…….. I MISS IT ALREADY!

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