School vacation next week. In Austria that means you have to go skiing. I got fancy carving skis for Christmas so there’s no escape. Maybe it will be fun, who knows. I will not be blogging during that time. I’ve uploaded a bunch of old Bug comix and hopefully will remember to activate them before I leave. I will be back on the seventh or the eighth of February if all goes well.

6 responses to “Break

  1. Well, I hope it does turn out to be fun and not a trip to the hospi… I won’t say it.

    Me, I’m definitely a tyro when it comes to skiing, no fancy carving skis for me, but I still love it.

    Do they break up the winter sport vacation in Austria like they do here in Sweden – that is, different parts of the country take it at different times so that everyone doesn’t go skiing at once…?

  2. madmack

    Yes, holidays are splitted in east and western Bundesl

  3. You’re not in the theater (not yet, at least), so don’t break a leg.

  4. mig

    Yes, Francis, as madmack said, we go first, then the week after that the western part of the country get’s its turn. That way we get traffic jams going in both directions.

    I’ve decided to try positive thinking. I’m going to tell myself this is a ski vacation. Of course, that’s exactly what it is, so it shouldn’t be hard. I’m going to try to enjoy myself. I’m not a bad skier. It’s just, you know, your average Austrian starts learning to ski when they’re four. They take it seriously. Last year, I was riding a lift up the mountain and looked down and saw a little kid Gamma’s size (she’s five) zooming down the slope and thought, someday Gamma will be skiing like that. Then I looked closer and realized it *was* Gamma.

  5. mig

    She’s six. She was five last year.

  6. mig

    I can see it now. “I would like to propose a toast to my loyal friends without whose warm and loyal support I wouldn’t have made it through the day: my socks!”