So Hans is stepping in to defend his employees! Good on you! I sympathize with Hans in the first panel though. In my last apartment, my office window was facing the yard of a, let’s say middle to lower income family housing complex. When there was snow around, some little brats sometimes shot snowballs against my window, which can come quite as a shock, when you’re concentrating on work and suddenly hear a tremendous SMACK right behind you! Almost had a heart attack the first couple of times…
When I posted the previous snowball-fight strip last Friday, I thought that we are probably too late in the year for a subject like that, since probably the worst, if not all of the snow was likely behind us this winter. Hahaha! I know, right? Well, good luck to all you people on the East Coast and everybody else who is buried in snow right now! Hope that some of you can seize the opportunity for epic snowball-fights or snow man constructions!
Although the worst of this year’s winter seems to be behind us, we just had snow here again yesterday. Also the ski world cup is in full swing (which is held in Austria this year, by the way). So winter is not over yet! Personally, I like the end of winter better, because even if it’s cold and snowy, it’s not as dark as in December.
By the time you read this, Mike and I have already been skiing a week, hopefully with lots of snow! Right now, as I’m typing this in advance, the weather forecast doesn’t look too bad, not a lot of sun, but at least enough snow. But we ski in almost any type of weather anyway. It’s an outdoor sport, after all! Except when it’s raining, that’s the only type of weather that makes us pack our stuff and leave the mountain.
Looking for your glasses without your glasses on is ironic and annoying at the same time. The only thing worse is looking for your glasses with your glasses on, because it means you’re not blind, but stupid. For the record: I’ve done both before!
Half of Austria is buried in buried in snow right now. And Mike and I are a bit bummed that we didn’t book our regular annual skiing trip in January as we usually do. Well, I’m sure there’ll be some snow left by the time we hit the slopes. Perfect timing is hard to achieve anyway, because if we would have gone last week, we might have been snowed in like many others. I think there are still some towns that are cut off from the outside.
The way things look around here, I could build the biggest snowman in town if I scratched an ounce of ice from my freezer! I’d have to be quick though with current temperatures.
For those of you who think about ordering in our online shops: All orders that will arrive by the end of this week will be shipped as priority mail free of extra charges! We can’t guarantee you delivery before Christmas, but your chances should be highly improved by that.
We begin this year with another repost from the olden days of our former website. It’s actually one of our own favorites, and it totally fits to the current weather in many parts of Europe and the States!
I hope you all had a good transition into the new year and wish you all nothing but the best in 2011!
And by the way, another quick reminder: In a couple of hours, Mike will be live on radio on on Flight Time Radio! (10:05 Eastern) Check it out!
Well, I hope none of you are personally inconvenienced by the weather, like Chuck. Here in Europe there’s chaos on pretty much all the major airports. My heart goes out to all those poor souls who are stranded in London, Paris, Frankfurt or anywhere else! I was stranded for a week too this year, but that was in Bangkok, with cheap hotels and food and 35 centigrade. Which is like vacation, compared to being stuck on a cold airport where you just wanted to transfer (I read somewhere that in London they turned off the lights and heating overnight on some waiting passangers, is that true?)
And today I read that they’ve also got a huge backlog of hundreds of tons of mail in Frankfurt, so that they now issued an emargo and won’t accept any new mail deliveries. I hope that none of our online shop orders are affected by this! But I don’t think shipments within Europe go via airmail anyway.
Well, at least we’re looking forward to white Christmas!
Oh yes, the sweet feeling of complacency, when you really thought of everything and are prepared for every curve ball (or snow ball) life might throw at you!