[UbuntuWomen] hi all

Helen McCall wildnfree at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Aug 21 04:24:40 UTC 2009

Hello Vid,

Many thanks for your welcome, and your comments.

I did first learn to do tricks on ropes when my age was in single
digits. ;-)

This year is the 40th anniversary of my first joining an adult
acrobatics troupe, and in the intervening years I have done a lot of
very physically demanding activities, and so stayed very fit and agile.

I first learnt trapeze when I was 50, and had to do some very intense
stretching exercises to get my flexibility back again. One of the
exercises I did to stretch the tendons in the backs of my legs, was to
do 100 touch-my-toes very fast. This left me walking very strangely for
a couple of days afterwards! ;-)

Best wishes,

Helen McCall


On Fri, 2009-08-21 at 09:06 +0530, vid wrote:
> Hello and welcome Rachel and Helen,
> [......]
> > I used to be a research scientist working on machine vision, developing
> > mathematical and statistical methods for automated recognition from digital
> > video images. Then I ran away to join the circus!
> .....wow, that was some change in career ...impressive* !
> As you may already be aware, Ubuntu (as a community) is a lot more
> friendly with practically no bad language or flame wars. So you might
> want to stay here longer :)
> * because i always thought that kind of demanding physical flexibility
> is acquired at a very young age (read in single digits).
> -- 
> peace,
> || vid || http://www.svaksha.com ||

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