?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Weekend in a Flurry

This weekend was spend in good company with a lot of good experiences and a bit of stress.

Friday it was time for a 40-year birthday celebration. The afternoon started with a trip to the Segway track in Aarhus. Staff gave us a brief introduction to handling the Segway (it's very intuitive - use your balance to get around and try not to hit anything), and then let us loose on a track that included maneuvering challenges, dirt tracks, hills, and bridges.

It was a hoot! Also, I now have +1 to geekiness :-)

Saturday morning it was off to Copenhagen, where I visited a childhood friend. Life is good to him right now, and both he and his girlfriend looked very happy. And really, that's what you hope for your friends, isn't it?

The night was spent at the Opera watching Richard Strauss' The Woman Without a Shadow. It was a spectacle, and I'll devote a separate post to describing it. We got to Mrs. D's parents late, but they were gracious hosts next morning and took care of the kids while we slept in. Grandparents FTW :-)

Sunday we drove home and were finally able to relax a bit. Case in point: I've started reading Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker, and I'm liking it very, very much.

I hope you had a great weekend too!

Comments

( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
kara_gnome
Mar. 12th, 2012 02:05 pm (UTC)
Wow the opera house, that is really something :)

The Segway challenge sounds like a hoot, for sure, you geek ;D I got a kick out of that. How did you do? Did people crash into each other, too?
jakobdrud
Mar. 12th, 2012 02:28 pm (UTC)
Heh, I had a lot of fun with the Segway. I did make one spectacular crash going uphill, and my backside is still a little sore (I wore elbow protection, but hadn't strapped on a pillow).
Fortunately, Segways have a top speed of 7.5 miles per hour, so damage was light :-)
bogwitch64
Mar. 12th, 2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
Well, your weekend was better than mine, but mine was ok. :)
jakobdrud
Mar. 12th, 2012 07:13 pm (UTC)
I saw you had your grandson over. I'm sure that put some icing on the cake ;-). I wish you have a better than ok next weekend.
jennygordon
Mar. 15th, 2012 08:25 am (UTC)
I've recently read 'Ship Breaker'. It's a great book; hope you continue enjoying it. There's a sequel/related novel due out soon.
jakobdrud
Mar. 19th, 2012 10:17 am (UTC)
I'm almost through it by now, and I'm enjoying it very much. Nailer is so much a character of his world that I'm never really questioning his choices -- weird as they may be by my own standards. This is a book to recommend to others, that's for sure.
jennygordon
Mar. 19th, 2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
"Nailer is so much a character of his world that I'm never really questioning his choices -- weird as they may be by my own standards." What a useful and insightful way of putting it - thanks, that's just given me a mini-epiphany for my WIP.
jakobdrud
Mar. 20th, 2012 12:23 pm (UTC)
Now I'm getting curious what you're up to :-)
( 8 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

Author Pic
jakobdrud
jakobdrud

Latest Month

August 2015
S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow