It was fun. It always is when people show up. In this case, out of ten people, I “only” knew three. Which is a record of some sort, since Maribor is not my standard theater of operations. I guess Kibla did her job. Thank you, Marko!
A colleague of mine from the faculty gave me and Baya a ride to Maribor. Which was super-fine and dandy. She also promised to be at the lecture and even bring a friend (see –> elder sister).
Whenever I am in Maribor, I am amazed at its beauty. I know that this is usually not the thing you would hear from someone who is living in Ljubljana, but I think Maribor has more eye-candy than Ljubljana. The lack of photo-material from the trip is due to the fact that we only stayed for a couple of hours and then hitched the train back. Will do better in January. Why January? Read on!
The crowd was interested and very colorful. We had students (3), elders (2) and middle-aged (5) people. They asked sensible questions and (hopefully) got sensible answers. Always nice to see people are genuinly interested in something they never heared about before.
Something does bother me. The whole lecture is “too” long. Inadvertly, I cut stuff from it to keep it running at 2 hours. What I should do is cut the lecture in two parts, theory and practice and make it 6 hours (3h/part) long. I am just wondering when exactly would the people start setting themselves on fire and running out of the door?
Another funny thing happened. At the end of each event, they are drawing a name out of the hat of all the people that attended that event. And my lucky hand drawed the same colleague that gave me a ride to Maribor. Some conspiracy theory, huh?
We took the train back.
Pro e contra:
+ good audience
+ good performance
+ must come back
– the current material setup is clumsy
– is 2 hours too little?