Harrumph, I’ve been tagged. I’m not sure I approve of this glorified-chain-letter stuff, but who can resist a chance to blather on about themselves? So, here are five not-widely-known things.
I’m the holder of a Guinness World Record, along with the 6,451 other British Columbia music students and teachers who gathered on May 15, 2000, to constitute the world’s largest (very temporary) orchestra. We played O Canada, a modern piece whose name I forget, and Ten Minutes of Nine, an arrangement of the Ode to Joy theme. I was in the cello section; there were a mere couple of hundred of us, so we were completely swamped by the thousands of trumpets and trombones from all the marching bands. It was completely putrid, musically speaking.
I don’t suffer particularly from lability, but the opening ceremonies of the Olympic games always make me weep. Even thinking about them has that effect. Go figure.
At Sun, we have role called a “Distinguished Engineer”. I don’t really know very much about what that means, but as of last week, I’m one of them.
Now if this were presented as a Chain Letter I’d stop the chain, but it’s just “tagging”, and everybody knows I’m all about tags. Hmm... like too many online things, this has been a boys’ club, so let’s aim the pointy end of the angle bracket at some non-boys: Lauren, Dervala, Mary, Sass, and Eve.