Aina Småvik

Geek - loves cats, programming and gadgets.

Rock climbing, Mountaineering,
Mountain biking, Telemark skiing, Hiking, Photography, Travelling.

One of my goals is to be on top of the highest top of every county in Norway. That makes a total of 19 mountains, hills and forest bumps. I have already been on top of 13 of them, and amongst them are already the lowest, the highest, the hardest, the closest and the furthest ones - and I have even been on top of one of them three times.

My next plans for travelling includes hiking to the foot of Mount Everest in Nepal, getting lost in and eating pancakes in Amsterdam, and hopefully I will also visit Poland, Japan and Tanzania again. Due to illness I have been home for far too long, so it is about time to get out there again!

I also spend an amount of my time with Mensa, where I am currently a member of the board. I have also done my share of developing their webpages, both the so called intranet for members, and the outside world the non-members has access to. If you suspect that your brain works a little faster than most of us and want to extend your network or just want to feel geeky, feel free to take an IQ test - and perhaps you will join me there on the brighter side, we have Cookies, Coke & Champagne.

I also have some quotes to draw a picture of what matters to me:

  • There's loads of intelligent life. It's just not screaming constantly in all directions on the handful of frequencies we search.
  • Who are you if you lose your favorite person? Can you lose your favorite person without losing yourself?
  • Great people talk about ideas. Average people talk about things. Small people talk about other people.
  • People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
  • Don't tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled.
  • We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
  • Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
  • Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.

La Dee Da.


All photos Aina Småvik