dyork: I've never seen Beethoven's 9th symphony live, but from the recordings I've heard, I'm sure it's spectatcular. Another large orchestral/choral piece that people should see is Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. That is awe inspiring music.
Last night we had a talk about firewalling and IP Chains. The talk was ok, but the real fun was after the meeting when we headed over to the Silver Peak brewery, sat at the bar talked the future of technology, politics, and the pervasive evil in the nature of man. You know regular stuff.
On attempting to ride my bike home later that night, I continually got my shoelaces tangled in the front gear. It's weird. I ride my bike everyday, and the only time my shoelaces get stuck is when I'm drunk.