Friday, August 21, 2009

Stuff and Coney Island

Hello! As many of you know I have been suffering under the evil influences of a summer cold. My big plans of doing fun stuff with Becky every day were eliminated by bad tempered germs!
Im doing better now, finally – but school starts on Monday, so vacation is over. I did manage to have a first look at my university. It’s a big complex of buildings (A,B,C,D building) all offices are spread out all over the place, so I spend my first day running around in different buildings, getting a visitors pass (security is much higher there than in Austria), visiting the graduate studies office, the international office – always going from 33 degrees (outside) to what felt like 22 degrees (AC inside). I also finally managed to open up a bank account. And I have my student ID! Classes start on Monday, next week will be orientation week. Evening classes from Monday to Thursday.
So here are some impressions of the little trips I made in the last days.

This is the “Frying Pan” – a boat with a bar on it (NYC is SOOO FANCY!)

Time Square has a car free zone now, which makes it much more comfortable to walk there.

This is Pumpkin, Backys cat. It has a degree in “being cute and fluffy”

OK more stuff – Ive been in Coney Island yesterday (it’s a 1 hour subway ride from Queens) which offers a long wooden boardwalk with fast food and fun fairs, freak shows, a sand beach and the New York aquarium. Like good tourists we had ice cream, ate a hot dog, took the wonder wheel and made photos in a photo booth.





5 comments:

Ally said...

I AM SO ENVIOUS!!! Coney Island, baby! :) I would've done all the cliché things as well.

Have a good start on Monday.

Hugs and kisses!

Queen Mob said...

cheers darling!
Hug!

Sandra Brandstätter said...

wow, ich wär jetzt auch gern da wo du bist/warst. Am Meer mit großen Wellen und Sandstrand, in einem Land wos gute Bagels und Donuts gibt!
Ich bereite mich grad für das Erlanger Comic Seminar vor und werde, je näher der Termin rückt hypochondrischer, da ich ja deine Geschichte vom Seminar kenne. Die Tatsache, dass mein WG Kollege mit einer schweren Verkühlung (und wer weiss was das noch so alles ist)von einem längeren Urlaub zurückgekommen ist machts nicht grad besser. Vor meier Zimmertür hängt schon ein ganzer Buschen Knoblauch, Kreuze.. und andere Dinge die das Böse abhalten sollen.

Ich wünsch dir noch einen guten Schulstart und liebe Grüße aus Salzburg,
Sandra

Aaron said...

Hey my dear! Awesome pictures! I could really see you having fun after being invaded by 'evil germs from the old days and their mother' (remember 'Munchkin'? lol)!
I remember doing all this organizing stuff in Oxford. Wow, it seems like you managed to do a lot of stuff already :D
Good!! Keep enjoying yourself!
Happy first day of class!
Cheers, Aaron

Queen Mob said...

Sandra, ich wuensch dir viel Spass am Comicseminar. Einfach immer brav warm halten, dann hat die Verkuehlung weniger chance - zumindest ich bekomm immer eine wenn ich das nicht einhalt....

Aaron - danke! Ich hab schon wieder vergessen mit vieviel organisatorischem Aufwand so ein Auslandsstudium verbunden sind. So richtig geht das ja naechste Woche erst los mit dem Aufwand, aber da hab ich ja dann mein eigenes Zimmer....miss you
Ups hab grad alles in Deutsch beantwortet nachdem du so brav auf Englisch....naja, is noch morgen hier