Under pressure

I got an email today from a nosy friend requesting another post. Although I tried to explain here that sometimes there is not a lot happening which would be worth a post. But sure, let me tell you what’s going on in my life right now.

In the last couple of weeks I have made it through all the “Best Picture Nominations” for the Academy Awards. This alone shows you that I have been extremely busy. After seeing all of them, do I agree with the Academy? I am not sure; “12 years a slave” is by far not the most entertaining picture. But looking in back in 20 years it will still be a picture worth the award. And this is more than I can say about the others. What I enjoyed the most was “August: Osage County” and interestingly enough “Nebraska”. Who would have thought that I liked the black and white picture best? But the story behind is so realistic, just loved it! And Meryl Streep in Osage County is such a bitch, it’s worth your time!

Furthermore I read the book for the book club among others although I will not attend the club this time. I instead am going on vacation. Yes, you read correctly, I will be going on vacation again (finally!). I will go in April for a week and I will take another week in June. So there you go, something to look forward to for all of us. For me because I will be traveling and for you because there will be a lot of new content.

Since the weather is so fine in Vienna and the cat’s out of the house at the moment, I enjoyed two lovely lunches at the Naschmarkt this week.

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The food was just too good to take any pictures but my preferred place for lunch is the Orient Occident at the moment. Service is slow once the garden is open (which triples the seating but number of staff stays the same) which doesn’t matter since the food is amazing and the sun is shining!

More update coming soon and until then I don’t want to hear any complaints!
Yours, Pollybert

PS: Oh yes, and for the other one of my friends who doesn’t want to read about my running progress: I am still running, I try to every week but at least once every two weeks. We signed up for the Austrian Women’s Run on May 25th. I am not sure if at the moment I can even run the time I had at the New Year’s Run however there are still a couple of weeks to go. Also spring is here, so no more excuses and we are fully committed to running our personal best!

PPS: Remember “Under pressure” from Queen? Here a version with David Bowie! Freddie Mercury is still one of the best!!


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  2. Patricia Sylvia Bukovacz

    A comment from the nosy friend:
    You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
    Especially for Katzi ;-) : Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

    Go and watch “The Grand Budapest Hotel”.

  3. loved reading this… seeing the clips for nebraska during the oscars made me want to watch it – and august: osage county also looked quite fascinating, esp. the relationship between meryl and julia – based on ur recommendations, i will give them both a go! thanks gosh the wolf of wall street didn’t win… urgh! what did u think of it? the naschmarket… that brings back good (and delicious) memories!

    • WoWS, long but entertaining. But mostly just too long. And it reminded me a bit about the Tom Cruise – Nicole Kidman movie ‘Eyes wide shut’. Another aging director wanting to leave his mark for posterity.

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