Week in review...
Was a busy week. Started Sunday night flying across the ocean to Birmingham England to participate in part of the UKOUG. I got to do a keynote Tuesday morning (felt very tired at 9:30am on stage) and a pair of technical sessions - one on Tuesday night and one Wednesday afternoon. As always - a good show.
On Tuesday night I was talking with one of the UKOUG organizers and she was describing the stress she goes through year after year to pull it off. I can only imagine everything they have to remember. It was funny - because she told me a story about a dream she had - which explained an email I got from her. All of the other keynote speakers have historically wanted to have a rehearsal - I never have (and never will). She sent me an email a couple of days before the conference:
Please note your keynote will take place in Hall 1.
You will need to be on-site by 8:45am to get to Hall 1 before 9am to be
in place before the open the doors for the delegates.
Will you require a rehearsal?
I made fun of the rehearsal comment in my reply:
rehearsal? That would just ruin the surprise for me regarding what I'll be saying :) No need.
So, it was nice of her to ask - but not necessary. Turns out the reason she asked - she had a dream where I was yelling at her for not scheduling my rehearsal. Now that, that is stress - when your dreams start telling you what emails you need to send :) Not that I would yell at anyone that like... I just got a kick out of hearing that.
On Wednesday night I flew over to Copenhagen Denmark for a two day seminar on Thursday and Friday. Those are just tiring (another one coming up this Monday and Tuesday in Rome). 8 hours of doing stuff. But I still think the attendees have the hardest job - they have to stay awake! (well, they try hard to anyway). But even though they are tiring and take a lot of work to deliver - they are one of the more fun parts of my job, something I really enjoy doing.
Friday night - one of the guys from Miracle in Denmark took me out for a nice dinner. Afterwards, we joined Mogens for a couple of beers and whiskeys at a local bar. Stayed out way way way too late (I got to sleep for an entire 2 1/2 hours before having to get up to catch my flight Saturday morning). Fortunately, got to sleep on the 2 1/2 flight from Copenhagen to Rome Italy, which is where I am now...