Monday, September 4, 2006 3:20:22 PM
The opera nights at the underwater have started again after a summer break, so I have been down there a couple of times to listen to some fine music.
For the first time in my life, I am on a company board - as one of the employee-elected representatives on the board of Opera. It's an interesting experience. I can't, of course, say much about what happens (there are meetings, people discuss and decide, stuff gets done. It's not that different from a lot of my work, except in the details). On the other hand it means you can look up and find out how many shares I have in Opera. As of today, that is zero - not enough money to buy any, so it makes for dull reading. I have actually enver owned shares.
I went to Cambridge, England. Having lived just off Cambridge street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it came as a bit of a surprise to me that I had never been to the more famous Cambridge. I didn't go punting, didn't play cricket (the weather was against us, and by the time we had been working hard for days we decided to just take the afternoon free instead of more organised fun), and I didn't get into the Scott Polar Research Insitute museum (for some reason they had closed it especially on the day I tried.
I have gone a whole summer without visiting Roskilde . This is the first time in years that I have done that - it is one of my favourite things to do in Scandinavia. I did go to Denmark, but instead I saw a friend rowing (good job - they won their events) in the rain. But I haven't been sailing anywhere at all this year, and I would like to. The nearest I got was taking a ferry from Finland to Estonia and back... Maybe I will get around to skiing or ice-skating in winter.
I have been playing my guitar. I replaced the strings at last. I bought the new ones a hile ago in Ireland as a precaution. Turned out to be wise, but there was a fair gap from there to actually putting them on it. So I am back trying to learn somethng, trying to practice. (I apologise in advance to everyone who has to listen to it, except friends who used to practice on me ).
And I have been working. Lots of cool new stuff you'll get to hear about in due course, I suppose.