Saturday, April 24, 2010

Destination: Austria


I apologize for the long radio silence. For the past weeks I've been moving across the country and then going through intense training for my new job.

Yesterday, I received my assignment and, to my utter astonishment, I have been assigned to a position in Austria.

That I will now get to realize my long-held dream of living and working in Europe for an extended period of time has produced a surreal feeling, like I've somehow hit the lottery.

The hills are alive with the sound of Jourdan!


  1. Wow Jourdan! Super-Duper-Congrats!
    This must sound to you like an offer to go on a vacation where you get paid! :OD

    I can't fathom leaving the country and moving permanently out - not on account of being glued here, but because leaving all familiar things and people behind seems like such a jarring thing to do. Even leaving the state where the most time was spent sounds like it would bring on culture shock. Can't imagine a permanent move to Austria! :O&
    Gorgeous country to endure culture shock though, huh? :OD My mother adored Austria.

  2. Great to hear from you Jourdan (you must have heard me talking about you last night). Glad you and the family made it safely to the other side of the continent. Many congrats on your assignment, what wonderful news!

    Now keep your fingers crossed for game six...

  3. Jourdan, I'm very happy for you! Austria! Wow!

  4. Jourdan, that sounds awesome! And before you leave the area you should give me a call!


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  6. Damn, Jourdan...your boat did come in!! Austria!

    You are in Nirvana to an old skier like of the Gods....home of the "Hahnenkammrennen" and the "Streif."

    Link Here

    A true test of your bladder control...
    at 90 miles per hour:


  7. The hills are alive with the sound of Jourdan!

    LOL!! That's wonderful news, I'm so happy for you both!

    I watched Master & Commander while you were driving was definitely one I'd watch again.

    Austria, wow, that's the next best thing to France, eh?

  8. Jourdan, that is completely f**king awesome. There are no other words.

    You'll be talkin' LOLkraut before you know it!

  9. Congratulations, Jourdan - I hope it is all you want it to be.

  10. I was wondering why Jourdan was so excited about getting sent to Australia when he'd wanted to be in Europe. And it took three read-throughs before I figured it out. *grimaces and smacks forehead*

    Congratulations, Jourdan! I wish you and your family a painless transition, seamless adjustment (especially for the kids) and no end to the honeymoon!