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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Greetings from beautiful Vienna!


This picture is from Vienna. The woman I'm dancing with was kind of in her own world at this outdoor concert I went to my first night here. Everybody was giggling at her, for good reason I guess....she was pretty amusing. But she didn't care. So after a few minutes of this I went and joined her, and let loose...that's right, the "Thriller" and the "Worm" to name a few of my "go-to" dance moves. :) Then others started joining, and after the song was over and we had exchanged bows, she stopped for a breather, and people started asking her for her autograph. Good times. I was glad my joining could help change her status from wierdo to "cool novelty." Tom (from Slovokia, studying in Vienna) took the picture. He came up to me and asked me a question about the concert earlier (in German), and after a couple of hours we had talked about everthing from communism (memories of it still very near for his family) to religion/spirituality to Beyonce (not sure how we got to her). And he gave me a carton of green tea (never drank the pre-mixed version...that stuff is good!). Neat to be able to make some early connections.

Having a blast. This is one of many things I could share from my LONG plane ride to my wanderings around to beautiful Vienna the last couple of days. But I'll save that for a rainy day.

4 comments:

Mom said...

Sweet!!!!! Now I know you made it! You look like you are having a great time. Enjoy!!! Keep taking pictures.
Love you, Mom

Dan said...

I'm so glad you are introducing "American" dancing to Austria...you're an amazing amassador.

Take care bro...I'll keep tabs on you.

Dan

Chelsea said...

you are wonderful! i have had so many fun adventures like that as well and im so excited for us to share them over crepes and coffee when you get back!

bob said...

I'm jealous but so excited for you. I look forward to hainging when you get home and hearing about the journey!