Monday, July 28, 2014

I've got some news...

We’re moving to Austria!
The land of The Sound of Music! (For one horrifying moment the only movie that came to mind was The Hills Have Eyes – definitely not the one I was looking for.)
And amazing beer!
And strudels!
And the Alps! (which is great for skiing… apparently?)
And the German language! (I have looked into learning this. I’m totally boned.)

We are specifically moving to Innsbruck, Austria which is the capitol of the state of Tyrol, nestled a stone’s throw from the Alps and home to approximately 120,000 persons. By train it is less than two hours from Munich. It is also very close to northern Italy, Switzerland, and Czech (lol you don’t want to know how I tried to spell that) Republic. Brent will be working at the University of Innsbruck as a researcher and lecturer. Meanwhile I will attempt to: learn Deutsch, drink all the beers, and become gainfully employed. Challenge accepted (; Did you know Douglas Adams’s inspiration for the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy came while he was drunk in a field in Innsbruck? Don’t believe me? (ask the dishes! Hahaha… ugh.) Fact check it, froods. I am certain I will also be struck by inebriated genius in a field in Innsbruck. But which field? Obviously I will have to give it a go in all of them. Just to make sure. Something something something about perseverance makes you drunk in a field. Or success is part perspiration and part beer. Or whatever. The end result will be the same, I’m sure.       

Needless to say I am quite excited.