Saturday, August 30, 2008

Easy, Gustav

Yesterday Kim, Kristen, Kevin, Kristina and me (Klemens - 5 K :)) met at easy street. It was a lot of fun. The girls bought new hats in the city and I was wearing my Abraham Lincoln hat.

Right now they are evacuating New Orleans because of the Hurricane Gustav. The storm already killed a few people further south.
Yesterday the storm had 70 mph. Overnight it gained speed up to 125 mph. I am glad that we were able to visit the city.

thats all...

Update: The storm got today almost got speed up to 150mph. The News say that the storm can reach the category 5, the strongest possible.
Already 1000ds of people are leaving New Orleans. They are good prepared and hope that history does not repeat itself. On the picture I took in NO you can still see the watermark by the entrance of the destroyed beer factory.

greetz Klemens

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Geneva, 7 August 2008. CERN has announced that the first attempt to circulate a beam in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be made on 10 September.
I will get home on the 9th, lets see if the world will go under?!
At least i can spend one day for sure in Austria. :)
Everything will be shown on TV Eurovison.
Cern Press Release
On the picture the room where everything will be operated.
If you want to read what i wrote about the LHC before click here (LHC LINK).

lg Klemens

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The dark knight

Yesterday Bibi, Marion, Chris and I watched the dark knight. It was an outstanding movie. I don't think it connects directly to the old movies, but you can look at it as a single work. The Joker (Heath Ledger) is a really evil bad tough guy. Once a beautiful lady gets blown up. Children started to cry in the cinema.
The movie is rated in for kids from 13 i think, for a reason!
My host dad watched it also with Andrew another day.
I give the movie 10 out of 10 **********
Watch it! But be prepared for lots of fights and really evil scenes.

greetz Klemens

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Road Trip

Our trip was a big success and the things we saw on the road were just amazing.
We started in moderate rain to head southeast. Once we were over the long Veranzano Bridge. We drove with maps to New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania I started to drive on 2 o'clock in the morning. I drove to and through Maryland till Virginia. We passed the Exit for the Virgina Tech school, were the horrible massacre was a years ago.
In the next state Tennessee we stopped at Knoxville for the 1987 Worlds Fair. There is the Sun's Sphere. ...maybe some of you remember the episode of Bart Simpson stealing a car heading for the fair.
It was actually "dead" like in the show, but it was still in nice shape. We took a free lift to the top and watched the landscape.
After visiting Knoxville we drove to our first mayor stop, were we camped in Cloudland Canyon - Georgia. It is right next to Chattanooga TN. The canyon was very bushy and green.We camped on a nice place in the middle of the woods. We had a campfire sanitary arrangements for just 12$ the night. In the morning we had two 2cm white scorpions with black stings in our tent. Bronwyn put a cap over them and cut of there tails, before I could say a word. I would have just thrown them in the woods again.
After this little adventure we got back on the road. On our way to New Orleans, we had lunch at a cool restaurant in Alabama. Later we stopped in Mississippi at a Emu farm. A nice old lady and her son told us a lot about the Emu holding. We bought gigantic green eggs, which look like dinosaur ones.
Shortly before Louisiana we wanted to see a Nasa Space Station, but they denied us to enter so we left.
We took a very long bridge into the city. (not the very long one who got blown up by the harrier from the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.)
It started to rain and dawn. At our final destination in the French Quarter, we stayed at a former slave house. It was very nicely decorated by an old artist lady.
Later we met Michael Deas a world famous artist, he is a friend of a friend. He drew the intro lady with the torch and the clouds in the background of all the Columbian' Movies. He was so warm and welcoming. He invited us into his house and we drank beer and went out together. We all got singed and dedicated copies of the lady.
The next day he showed us around the city all day and we took lots of pictures. He showed us the still ruined city parts the city and the "easy rider" and "Interview with a vampire" cemeteries. Thousands of houses do still have the red X on the house entrance. The people call them Katrina Tattoos. The military marked the walls so that people knew if there were dead or alive persons or animals inside.
Later we jumped over a fence from a destroyed beer factory. We walked in all rooms and on top of the roof. We had the best view of the city and took dangerous pictured of us sitting on beams with a drop of 50 meters.
At night we went to Burbon street were we all had a strong drink on the outside called Hurricane. It is older than the happening.
In the morning I took a flight back to NY that was were my part of the trip ends.
Bronwyn and Jason are still on the road heading west to Texas, Las Vegas, Denver and San Francisco.

so long Klemens

Thursday, August 14, 2008

NY to New Orleans Road Trip

Tonight is the time of our trip. We gonna ride on our 19 year old Mitsubishi 2200km.
We gonna make a stop after 14 h of driving through the night in Chattanuga TN.

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After camping there we head another 7 hours for New Orleans, where we gonna stay at a friends friends house over the weekend. On Monday morning I will take the plane back to NY JFK.
Bronwyn and Jason are going on to Texas Nevada/Las Vegas. In Denver they will drop of the car and take the bus to the west coast and fetch the plane in San Francisco.

so long folks
cya soon

Monday, August 11, 2008

Death Man House Italien Night

Jason shots laserbeam out of his eyeLast night we drove to a abandoned house from a guy who shot himself. The house is from a related member of Bronwyns host family. Bronwyn and her host dad spent a lot of time there cleaning and organizing stuff.
We sat together eating cheese tomatoes bread and wine. Erik played the guitar. By 11 we went home.

greetz Klemens

Friday, August 8, 2008

Bye Bye Party

Yesterday we all met together at Ulrike's house were we had a little party to say goodbye to Meike. She is going back to Germany. In the upcoming month Kristina, Ulrike and I are leaving. I am looking forward seeing all of u again.

...and yes i know the bottle between my leg looks kinda dumb.

lg Klemens

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Montauk Monster - A journey around the globe.

I know it is a little bit macabre. May the sole of that thing rest in peace!
have phun watching it.

German Restaurant

Hello und Serwas
Yesterday I was in the city to pick up my wallet from lost and found. I got everything back except the money. I am just glad that i got my driving license and my IDs.
Bronwyn and I first visited a Museum about Media called Paley (52 street 5-6 ave). I got free entrance tickets from my friend Amber from Bayville. In the museum they had several cinemas were u can walk in and out whenever u want. They also got an exhibition about "Family Guy"
Later we walked down 40 streets to a German restaurant were we met up with James, Joe and Kevin. Pictures are on facebook.

Something different. They found a dead monster in Montauk on Long Island. A lot of people and TV are speculating about what it could be. The cadaver was removed by 3 weird woman, who want to get in contact with scientists. I actually believe it is just a dead ugly animal. Also ORF is writting about it.

lg Klemens