Austria January/February 2000
Schnapps, Snow und Schabernack...


  • When in Austria, say this alot and peple will think you're a local!!!!
  • This picture more than any captures this trip to Austria for me!

    Austria in one Word: Schnapps!!!!!
    Weil's ja so gesund ist!
    (or: it's for health only)

    The funny thing I heard this from everybody: Franz, my dad, the bar tender in my Dad's house (don't ask) an old friend...

    Meine Leber bedankt sich!
  • Na, dass iss ja'n Ding.
  • "Na dass is ja 'n Ding!"

    The one and only original!!! Markus and I capture a trivial item from Stefan Raab's TV Total and make a mockery of the whole thing. Daumen und Grimasse is the theme of the rest of the trip. Riiiiight...

  • Top of the world, Daly City... eh, where the hell is this??? Somewhere on a mountain in Austria...

    Nope, you did NOT catch me happy...
  • Ok, maybe you did...
  • Sunhild, my dictionary and snowboard guide, who is not all *that* good - right, Humpelstilzchen??? <gd&r>

    Markus sez: Hey, what's going on with my cousin there?!?
    Rick sez: None of your freakin' business... <g>
  • Sunhild pretending to be excited - only minutes later a nice, beautiful, perfect 10 wipeout brings that all to an end. Sliding down the hill with no stopping for 300 meters, flailing about... Very amusing indeed, except for the little detail of a sprained ankle. Ah, wuss, wuss, wuss...

  • And the way it's supposed to be really procounced...
  • Fuer Leute die oefter mal die Treppe runterfallen...
  • Our own Blair Witch hunt - leaving to climb up a mountain for an hour in the pitch black dark with a Rucksack full of booze and Jause (snausages). Whose idea was this anyway?????


  • The aliens are among us...
  • If you can believe this - this is before any alcohol was consumed!!!!!!
  • Ya, dort drunt im Tal da sisst der kleine Ottily, joledehidi, joledehido......
  • One big happy - claustro-phuck....
  • Yes, we did it! We all slept in one bed!
    And now you need to CARRY me down the mountain!

    Crazy Austrians....
  • Ellen pretending to be happy after sleeping in a bed with 4 other people and hiking up a mountain for two hours.

  • Sled Meister... what goes up must come down. Unfortunately, nobody crashed...
  • What goes up must come down... sledding down the mountain from the cabin wasn't too bad.
  • I rolled only once I swear!!!!
  • If I only hadn't eaten that roast pig earlier, I wouldn't sink into the snow to my balls.
  • Call me: HELMUT!!!!
  • I don't know what to call YOU!
  • Happitized.
  • What the hell were you thinking when you put on that shirt???
  • Aber, wirklich jetzt...
  • Bier is gut!!!
  • Late at night (early in the morning really) nothing is good enough for Markus.
  • The happy American touriests... you could put this on a tour poster for the the Austrian Visitors Bureau.
  • Need I say anymore???? D.O.R.K!!!!
  • The ladies aren't cut off either...
  • Der Meisterspieler... einhaendig erledigt er die Hausmannschaft
  • The photographer had one too many too.
  • Kevin: This here are the speakers for our event...
    M$ Rep: Riiiiiiiight!!!!????
  • The happy little computer lab....
  • Tatarenhut!!! Killer meal like a reverse Fondue. You hang all sorts of raw meat on the hot 'Tartaren hat' and it cooks. In the hat's crease there's soup which receives the juice from the cooking meat. Very good and very animated because Markus can't keep his meat to himself...

    And let's not forget the Buergermeister in our festivities...
    'And the Finance Minister is springing a round'...

    Zum Wohle Herr Buerjermeischter!
  • Granma Sunhild...
  • Auch Meister Franz kann den Firlefanz nicht lassen
  • Who the hell is this - no wait, I don't think I want to know. Franz the mystery photographer on roaming assignment.

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