Saturday, February 09, 2008

It's Fucking Snowing!

The bad news is, there's no stupid USB port on this stupid ancient computer. The good news is...I'm on it for free so I should just get over myself. But I wish you all could see the view I'm viewing from the window next to me. All nestled into a mountain side I'm sitting here in a toasty warm hostel in Brasov, Romania where all the young'uns are thankfully passed out, unknowing how truly awful their hangovers are going to be when they must wake up in a couple hours. So it's quiet. I have my tea, and I'm watching the snow fall gently onto these gajillion year old houses...and into the back patio silently filling up the empty midget pool. Don't worry...I know how shitty my descriptive skills are. I'm taking pictures.

The hostel as organized transport for us to go see Bran AND Peles castles today. Normally we'd be all "thanks but no thanks", but it's Sunday and all the museums are closed Mondays so we have to try and pack it in. Poor Kansas is going to have to try to pry one of the cameras loose from my over-excited death grips. He's doing well, by the way. No severe blow ups or even bad spats. He's out right now trying to track down some normal coffee. I think he will fail. In either event...I can't wipe the smile off of my face. This place is incredible in the winter...and it's going to be hard to leave. So I'm not going to for at least the next week.

Maybe if I pay for internet at some point tomorrow, I can upload some pictures. Until then, you'll just have to sit at your desks, staring at your monitors in anticipation. I'm going to go stare out the window til it's time to leave. Jealous? You should be.

15 keep(s) me blogging:

Gorilla Bananas said...

Did you bring a toboggan? Maybe you should ask Kansas to bite your neck to get you in the right mood for the castles.

Sam, Problemchildbride said...

Je suis vert.

(I hope I didn't just say I have a social disease)

Jen said...

So I went to the birthday party and forgot your picture. Crap. Oh, and I met the incarnation of psychotic there. Oh, and I started blogging again. Eat some Romanian snow for me.

froelica said...

I bet your snow is better than my snow...

Sarah said...

I KNOW your snow is better than mine. I ain't got none.
Dinner when you get back?

The Future said...

I am so glad you got snow while you were there. That should provide you with the most picturesque views possible. Can't wait for you to find a fully functioning USB port.

I wonder how long it will take for Kansas to find real coffee? Possibly weeks.

BananaToo said...

I can't wait to see your pictures! Jealous as hell and living vicariously through your travels...

theWaif said...

How's the coat working out? Keeping you snuggly warm, I trust. All I ask in return is for you to make me a SnowDracula. It's not often one has the opportunity to make a SnowDracula in his homeland. Make the most of it while you can. And I'll need photographic evidence of course. Please and thank you. And happy trails.

Rachel said...

I cant beleive you're enjoying the snow...did you drink too much absinthe or something?


Oh, wait! How stupid of me, youre an OREGONIAN on VACATION. You dont know any better. Right...

Well, carry on, then, my dear girl. Carry on! Make snow angels! Fall down a few times! Then come back and post some pictures of your frozen self.

nic said...

You west coast people are seriously weird. Come to Michigan. You won't have to travel all the way to Romania to "enjoy" the snow. As a matter of fact, I'd bet you be all, "thanks but no thanks" about traveling anywhere in the northern hemisphere after staying here for a couple winters. It's a toasty warm 3 degrees here today. The wind chill is -15. But we have no school, so it's no problem.

I'm glad to hear you're having a good time! Try not to get snow in the cuffs of your mittens when you're playing on the toboggan and/or making snow angels. :)

Orhan Kahn said...

Don't worry.. I know how shitty my descriptive skills are. I'm taking pictures.

Quite the opposite. Sounds like you're having a ripper of a time. Also sounds like you're older than my grandmother with the humble fun you're having.

Be good, stay fresh :)

yinyang said...

Eh, snow is overrated. The mountainside thing is pretty awesome, though.

Kara said...

jeez people. it's a very simple equation. please see below:

snow + carpathian mountains = exciting.

see? now you all understand.

off to sighisoara today. i don't know how to say it either.

Jahooni said...

Can you still find a four leaf clover in the snow? Com on' I really was wanting one. Start chanting or something...

Quick.

Mary Witzl said...

Yep -- I'm jealous. I've got two surly teens and a couple days worth of laundry, plus cat sick on the stairs. I'd probably even be jealous if you'd gone some place like Bakersfield or Trenton.