26 September 2010

Mein Zeitzonenkater

After nearly 48 hours of travelling, I´ve arrived in Vienna where I´m spending the night before heading to Graz for orientation tomorrow. I had initially planned to blog from the sky, but was disappointed to find out that Jet Airlines does not offer to WiFi to its superbudgeteconomyclass. Instead I had to enjoy the many Bush-era reruns available on my Jet Airlines JetScreen™. Expecting the internet and not getting it, however, made me feel a little spoiled and it reminded me of this clip from Louis CK on Conan.

Today´s German word is der Zeitzonenkater, which is one way to say ¨jet lag,¨ but translates more literally to ¨time zone hangover.¨ To have einen Kater (literally a male cat) means that you´re hungover, as I hear was the case among victorious Brown students this morning.


  1. Sounds like you are in for an exciting eight months Scottie! No doubt you'll do some memorable hikes in the Alps! And that Louis CK piece is classic!

  2. Damn, I was about to post that clip after i read the first few sentences.

    I like the idea of time zone hangover because I like the idea of "blacking out" really being more like "traveling forward through time."

    L O S T