Monday, September 20, 2010

Auf Wieder-weekend

Today, I realized I leave for Austria in 5 days! That can fit onto one hand. It's crazy to think about how long ago I applied for this program, and it's suddenly getting... close.

Anyway, just got to Seattle after spending my last few days in Portland. It was a weirdly perfect Portland weekend, proving in my mind at least that things tend to work out much better when there aren't any plans. Over the weekend I managed to coincidentally get to Voodoo, Cafe Vita, Powell's, Safeway (my love), New Seasons, Prost, SE.... all my favorite places, without trying! I'm so glad I went back down and got to say a fond farewell to the lovely city and kind people.

Life feels like it's going in the right direction. I have been so, so nervous about going to Austria, fearing loneliness and insanity, among other things, but I finally feel ready. My life in Portland is over for right now, and I want something that's mine! Vienna is it, I guess.

Also, I really want a kitten. Call me a crazy cat lady, but I think I'd rather hang out with Pudding than with strangers.


  1. Good luck Katie! I know the feeling. I am going through a HUGE adjustment period here in Nürnberg right now. I feel like it is good to get away from Ptown for a bit so that I can appreciate it more when I return. Good luck with everything! You will have so much fun. If not right away, then eventually. I can't wait to see you again!If you would like to follow my frustrating adventures with my wretch of a nine year old you can read my blog:

    Good luck!

    ps. If you have any need of cat loving, you should come visit me. I am living with 2 of the most amusing cats I have ever met.

  2. Ah hi Denise! Yea, hopefully a "bigger" world perspective will make life in Portland a little easier? Or at least a little more interesting. And I would LOVE to visit your kitties. Do you work weekends? You're obviously welcome to visit us in Vienna tooo but Nuernberg sounds fantastic and I'd love to coooome:). Enjoy your travels this weekend!

    P.S. why won't it let me comment as Kahtie, the owner of this blog? Why must I use my gmail!? Ahhh computers...