Sunday, December 09, 2012

New balance

341/365 - Hi, originally uploaded by Wayne-K.

Another non-Vienna post this evening. No nike free run for my knee. It swells up after the first jog but not directly. So I'm at a lost, what to do with not one but the TWO pairs of nike free run shoes sitting in the shoe cupboard.
New balance suits my knees just fine. I'm not saying nike isn't good. It's just not what my knees like. ( They're fussy old knees you know which needs a bit of loving) My next big buy would be brooks. Oh but it is so expensive and my fear is buying one....jogging....only to have my right knee swell.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Burnt Out

Burnt Out, originally uploaded by bikesnotscott.

A lovely picture I wish I was one of the matches with the vibrant red tip in the picture. Deadlines are meant to scare you into actually doing work....I don't care what the real definition is. You see that sorry-looking match ...yes that could well be 1 year from now should we choose to focus on wrong goals.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

As the year comes to an end...

Near Arcotel Hotel, originally uploaded by andreaban2009.
Time flies for some people. For gallops at a super fast pace when I'm not paying attention. And as in the year before I am trying to squeeze in more work in these last few days than humanly possible. So let's have some facts ( and fiction) in bullet form for some light-reading today.
  • My Vienna posts shall continue but perhaps intermittently in between daily posts.
  • Burt's bee does a MEAN peppermint shower gel you simply MUST consider buying to sooth the body at the end of a hard day working. ( I kid you not)
  • I have decided to like the pure leather version of the La pliage Longchamp which only means I'm now possibly going to join the ranks of "those who live beyond their means" yuck!
  • The jogging frenzy has fizzled slightly but I don't forsee it dying off completely. Thanks to jogging i am look forward to some nice dresses in the new year.
  • Solaris has gone and done what is possibly a very mean move. The lovely carpark rate of RM1 per entry has been hiked up. Parts of the carpark has been designated "PREMIER" parking. My honeydew during a quick dash to solaris costs an extra RM5 thanks to the parking rates.
  • I played disastrously in the mini-concert last Sunday. Still cringe when I think of the bars and bars of wrong notes I played that afternoon. Age does not make your skin thicker...old people are still able to feel acute pangs of embarassment. 
  • AJ and I have not had regular scrabble matches for a few months now. We're both out of practice. Yes I'm speaking on AJ's behalf.
  • My moo cow addiction is dying off slowly. ( do I hear a sigh of relief out there?)
More soon. It's nearly 11pm and I need to lie down 

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Cobblestone road

Cobblestone road, originally uploaded by andreaban2009.

I found this street while walking about trying to find Mozart's apartment. What I ended up doing was to walk in a huge big loop and returning to find the place incredibly near where I started. I wouldn't want to be wearing heels and walking down this road. I wonder how the folks at Trinity College Dublin walk to lectures. We didn't have cobblestone in Galway. But we did have gale-force- wind to keep us away from attending morning lectures.

Bubbled water in a glass

Bubbled water in a glass, originally uploaded by andreaban2009.
I tried googling re" glasses with etchings on them"....but found nothing much apart from musical etchings. If you order water ( at least in the restaurants I ate in) you get served with glasses like this with little numbers at the side. Am I correct in guessing it's also used to serve beer? Picture taken in a rather nice restaurant where I had the traditional Viennese dish served with coins of potatoes. It was nice and warm indoors...:)

Monday, December 03, 2012

BIke for rent!

BIke for rent!, originally uploaded by andreaban2009.
This is seen just behind St Stephen's Cathedral. Don't you think the colors are absolutely vibrant? Bikes for rent. That's what they are. I think Vienna is pretty accessible by bicycle. Except for the cold knuckles and frozen fingers you may want to consider it as a decent mode of transport. Pssst.....I read on the net, the first hour is free!!!!2nd hour: 1 euro per started hour
3rd hour: 2 euros per started hour
4th - 120th hour: 4 euros for each started hour. Flat fee for exceeding the hours or loss of the bike: 600 euros

Citybike Info Hotline: Tel. 0810 500 500

Sunday, December 02, 2012

L Heiner

L Heiner, originally uploaded by andreaban2009.
Heiner is apparently ( I've only just googled it and most articles are in German) famous for pastries. This was taken super early in the morning. The shop was still closed. ( YOu can see how dark it is indoors) I was attracted to the marzipans. Aren't they lovely? As a rule, I don't fancy marzipans...they're sweet and leave a sugary taste on my teeth.

Music :)

Music :), originally uploaded by ETU!.

We have a mini-concert this afternoon ...I'll be playing Vivaldi's Winter and I hope not to hit more than two wrong notes. As the teacher says...I must feel the music and enjoy playing.

Saturday, December 01, 2012


Popcorner, originally uploaded by andreaban2009.
It's true! You really should invest in good advertising. And as advertising goes, striking colors count for a lot. This is how I came to be in the possession of just such a picture. It's a small shop off one of the lanes in Vienna. When I walked pass, it was empty but I have since googled the shop and pictures of the inside features loads of colourful popcorn and many more people in the shop. I really should have bought a packet to taste!!! Please click here to visit a website which features more pictures of the inside and what they sell!

Naglergasse 3
1010 Wien