August 16th, 2008

Lessons from Improv

If your jeans have a hole in the crotch, and you get shot on stage, try to fall so that your crotch is pointed away from the audience. You want them to feel angry/sad at your death, not start laughing when they see your underpants.

In addition to being rude and insulting, I'm a Skald?

Your result for The Viking Age Persona Test...


You scored 19% leadership, 39% spirituality, 9% violence and 37% intelligence!


Skalds are the Norse equivalent to bards, or possibly minstrels. They are the ones responsible for over half of what we now know about Scandinavian culture, royalty and mythology today, for they passed down their lore by word of mouth and song from generation to generation until Snorri Sturlusson of Iceland wrote down the Eddas in the 13th century.

Skalds were gifted poets with quick tongues who flattered kings with their art, and occasionally the kings themselves would be known as skalds (or else!). Skalds were highly respected for their wit and intelligence, and in some folklore, they were said to know of events happening in far off lands as they were happening.

Take The Viking Age Persona Test at HelloQuizzy


I saw this can of soda after I'd been through security at Mumbai's airport. Apologies for the unfocussed picture - the can was behind a display case, and my tiny point and shoot would focus on the glass on the case, instead of the cans inside.

I came so close to buying it - I would have had to go through security again in Frankfurt and would have to leave it behind, so I didn't.

Apologies to those who are waiting for travel updates.
I got back to San Francisco on the 12th. And I've been insanely jet lagged, being unable to sleep more than 4 hours or so. I'll get to it soon...