Monthly Archives: September 2015


Third leg–Vienna

After taking a whole day to drive to Vienna, we collapsed into our rundown suite and chilled until nightfall. The next day we took the subway to the all year carnival at the city’s center and rode the giant ferris wheel, one of the starring symbols of Vienna (although I had never heard of it until that day.) For the remaining two days that we were there we visited churches and castles and even got the opportunity to meet for dinner with a few family friends and relatives. Here we have a spacious gallery of those three (technically four) short days. Continue reading


First leg–the flight

At five in the morning we left the house and endured a half hour drive to the airport. The first two hours of flight were fine. After a two hour break to switch planes and stretch our legs we boarded agin for four hours. Although still livable, the last hour and a half got me desperate to get off the flight. After landing we rushed to the new gate and boarded immediately. 3 hours passed. At home it was still noon but the sky was dark and sleepy due to the time zone shift. Although I attempted to follow my own advice in the going to Europe post and sleep, I just couldn’t do it. Earplugs and and an eyecover helped but there was still the matter of the uncomfortable position. For the first hour uncofolding the tray table and crossing my legs up on it allowed me to doze comfortably. After trying many more various and strange poses I finally ended up in an upright fetal position facing the chair. Finally sleep came. An hour after I woke up the plane landed and we left the airport and stepped into Frankfurt Germany. Continue reading


Heading to Europe!

Exciting news! I’m going to Europe! :D I have gone once before (3 years ago in May/June), focusing on lower Austria and Germany and a little bit of Italy, but this year we (my family) decided to visit someplace new. Unfortunately, we had a minor fluke with the overflow of animals we have taken in since our last trip until we found a house sitter to take care of them. With the trip back on, we will be flying for 6 and a half hours with two stops before the final leg (7 hours). In the interest of not carrying too much, we each only have one suitcase and backpack each for our three weeks there, but I’m not sure even a whole backpack of entertainment can keep one from screaming on a plane for 13  (roughly) hours. Continue reading


Happy Birthday to my best friend

Happy birthday Angel. I’m so glad I have known you since kindergarten. Who else could I have counted on for such best-friendedness in my times of need? At the risk of sounding mushy, I have prepared a poem to explain how much you mean to me. Just in case you’re wondering, I did not write the poem because I have no skills in the poetry area, but I wish I could come up with something like this for you on my own. I hope you have the best birthday you could possibly have and get everything you wish for. Continue reading


Marina preface

Like lightning, inspiration strikes, leaving only the charred and sizzling remains in its wake. In this case those remains would be my brain, so this preface may be a bit weird. Please do me a favor and read it through all the way and leave your opinions in the comments or reply section below. It would be a huge help and I apologize for any emotional trauma you may suffer afterwards. If by some bizarre miracle you enjoy it and wish to find out how the story continues (Hint: in our present time) just let me know.

By the way, I wrote this when I was 12 and found it by going through my old stories so the whole thing is weird.