lickety-split…yet another couple of months flew by. in all honesty…meh, who am i kidding, i don’t have any excuses this time around. laziness came knocking on my door. 😉
i have however provided you folks with two entries within a week, y’know to regain some momentum. 😀
frankly, i have no clue how or even where to start and outline my past months. let’s just take it from there, where the previous post ended, the makeshift accommodation business;
as i kept talking and dreaming about an apartment in canada i could call my home, i already laid my eyes on one. i managed to set up a few meetings with my now-landlords and by the blink of an eye i awoke in my canadian aparment. it is quite the experience for me as i do have my own kitchen, bathroom, living room, bed room and what not. even my very own mailbox, which took me a few weeks to get used to check on mail…haha. long story short, it has gotten homey.
just two weeks before i moved in, brittany and i embarked on another trip to vancouver over new year’s, which turned out to be un-frickin-real! 😀
strolling down the streets of van-city makes roaming the urban madness that much more enjoyable. like real canucks we got ourselves some ice skates and slid around at robson square. the centerpiece however – most certainly – were the fireworks down at the harbor were droves of people gathered around to kiss the 2011 good-bye and welcome 2012 with open arms and hearts, and so did brittany and i; gazing at the skyline adorned by the harbor, both colorfully lit up by pyrotechnicians…pretty darn sweet! 😀
prior to that, we stuffed our tummies at the keg, steak and chop house…culinary highlight guaranteed! our delectable menu for the both of us had deliciousness in store: medium prime rib, alaskan king crab, medium sirloin steak and delightful wine.
tryna accommodate all events here with this very article i carry on and just go off how prime skiing has been. again, we could get some nice turns in and had a blast ripping canada’s finest…skiing at ease, off the hook! 😀
as if one trip to vancouver wasn’t swell enough already, brittany and myself hit the road early in the morning on january 31 again for what was to be the ultimate highlight i’d been granted to witness…an nhl game live. not just any game day, naaah…east versus west, american versus canadian, the vancouver canucks against the chicago blackhawks. my chest pounding, next thing i know is standing up for the canadian anthem at rogers arena watching the crowd go berserk. fyi, nhl on tv might be the soothing remedy for a ‘fed-up-with-soccer-baloney lad’ like myself, on site it totally blows everything out of proportion. watching the sedin-twins and the rest of the gang blanking the blackhawks was uuunbelievably breathtaking. as i unwrapped brittany’s christmas gift those two words jumped on me…vancouver canucks. thank you, that totally rocked my socks off! 🙂
everyday reminiscing about our first nhl-stoke, i still don’t fully realize the fact that i may rightfully claim it; claim that i was there…straight up awesome!
albeit the past months have shaped up remarkably, i also live a normal life…meh, i don’t fancy that generic expression “normal”; i hit up the gym spinning and stuff, go to work, you name it. truth be told, work doesn’t feel like work here; that being such a demonized term, i simply love my job, i am grateful for every single day at work!
lastly, i frequently talk to my parents at home who keep me posted on what goes down back home in good ol’ austria. 🙂 they also updated me on the deal with kostelic and some of the austrian ski team; what on earth is it with this monkey-business!? who are we to talk down and “degrade” kostelic!? give that guy a break, he’s a darn good skier and even if he did make douchebaggery comments, so what, we all come with flaws…sorry but i think this whole nonsense is a lil over top and pathetic. kostelic go! and the rest of the athletes, go! 😉
oh and i’ve been told that austria lies under heavy blanket of snow…woot woot! 😀
other than that, i sometimes really do miss my folks at home. and yes i am insanely craving mom’s food, fresh bakeries and a good brewski; despite all that, canada does spoil me in return, best steaks, burgers and fries! 🙂