2010.05.11 19:00 - Gathering in a Storm

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Eliza Madrigal. The comments are by Eliza Madrigal.

    Calvino Rabeni: Hello Eliza
    Eliza Madrigal: Not feeling monk-like this evening?
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Too cold for robes :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Sounds nice
    Calvino Rabeni: I remember ducking into a giant shopping center in thailand, just because of the air conditioning
    Eliza Madrigal: So you've gone from one extreme to the other in the last few weeks
    Calvino Rabeni: Once I was there long enough to acclimitize, but it took a long time
    Calvino Rabeni: I like, having a cool head :)
    Eliza Madrigal: hehe
    Eliza Madrigal: I've been enjoying the heat so far this season, however its mostly due to a persistent breeze
    Calvino Rabeni: There's a japanese saying I think - warm feet, cool head
    Eliza Madrigal: That's the preference then?
    Calvino Rabeni: One of those cultural sayings representing an ideal body state
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah :)
    Calvino Rabeni: You have good circulation, but don't get too bothered and worked up
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah... cool headedness in that sense
    Eliza Madrigal: synapses not quite firing this evening :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles hiya .. eliza .. cal :) good evening :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Paradise!
    Eliza Madrigal: What are you thinking about tonight Paradise?
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: i have lost two logs it seems
    Eliza Madrigal: Eek!
    Eliza Madrigal: They didn't arrive to your inbox?
    Paradise Tennant: hangs head
    Eliza Madrigal: haha
    Eliza Madrigal: No worries :) I just wonder if it means you should re-enter your email on your next session night
    Paradise Tennant: will do some more searches ..but I could swear when I claimed them my email address was correct in the message
    Paradise Tennant: how are you two tonight
    Eliza Madrigal: It might have been a glitch... never know :) I'll email Wol who is wonderful about retrieving those
    Eliza Madrigal: Quite well, thanks, if a bit sleepy :)
    Paradise Tennant: no worries I will follow up with her if I cannot find them :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Thanks :)
    Paradise Tennant: was reading the posts on the retreat .. sounded wonderful
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh, yes it was indeed
    Eliza Madrigal: Have you decided on whether to attend NS?
    Paradise Tennant: what date was NS again
    Eliza Madrigal: First week of August
    Eliza Madrigal: I'd like to go, but am not 100% yet
    Paradise Tennant: hmm going to be in montreal likely the last weekend in august ..could just keep driving :)
    Eliza Madrigal: :) Spend all of August driving around?
    Paradise Tennant: well a week and a bit maybe :)
    Eliza Madrigal: I was really surprised that it took a while to process this retreat... after returning I mean
    Paradise Tennant: only two days out east :) well if you drive steady
    Paradise Tennant: yes I think there is a delayed effect often
    Eliza Madrigal: I hadn't had that issue before, but it seems it was condensed and I had to sort for a while
    Eliza Madrigal: :) when I wrote the first report it was in a fog, but by the second I was reaching open skies
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: there was resonance :
    Paradise Tennant: ;)
    Eliza Madrigal: :)

    Eliza Madrigal: How is practice otherwise Paradise? Still attending your group?
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Storm! :)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya storm
    Storm Nordwind: Hello everyone :)
    Eliza Madrigal is still somehow startled to see Storm at evening sessions, though he's been in the US for quite a while now
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Storm Nordwind chuckles
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes eliza still attending weekly .. practice in groups seems to help :)
    Eliza Madrigal nods, think so too
    Paradise Tennant: it amplifies and adds structure .. direction :)
    Eliza Madrigal: I wonder, have you tended to be a 'group joiner' before? I ask because I really wasn't... seems to have come *with* the practice
    Eliza Madrigal: maybe an odd question... as soon as I said that, several groups I'd been a part of sprang to mind
    Eliza Madrigal: hahah
    Calvino Rabeni: RIght haha same here
    Paradise Tennant: usually if I have wanted to learn something I have found or connected to others who were more knowledgeable .. sort of like attaching yourself to the right brain trust :)
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Storm Nordwind: As lead or bass guitarist? ;)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Eliza Madrigal giggles
    Eliza Madrigal: sometimes tamborine
    Eliza Madrigal: hahahha
    Eliza Madrigal: or triangle :)
    Eliza Madrigal: brain trust, interesting phrase

    Eliza Madrigal: Storm, I liked reading the session from yesterday morning. I admire your new structure!
    Storm Nordwind: Oh! :)
    Storm Nordwind: It would help if I had the energy today to put it into practice ;)
    Eliza Madrigal: Well, you have the aspiration today
    Eliza Madrigal: or at least the aspiration to have the energy
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Storm Nordwind: Yes! And some of it takes little energy. The two hourly reminder is a lot of fun and very easy too

    Storm Nordwind: However I'm currently more aware of the approaching tornado signatures on the weather radar at this minute! Plus waiting for the 5 inches snow forecast overnight!
    Eliza Madrigal: aaack!!!
    Paradise Tennant: wow
    Storm Nordwind shrugs "That's Colorado for you"
    Eliza Madrigal: Is Colorado often hit by tornados?
    Storm Nordwind: Yes. Especially the NE corner. It's on the side of Tornado Alley
    Eliza Madrigal: Hm, that's been completely off my radar.
    Paradise Tennant: do they track them and give residents time to .. scoot
    Storm Nordwind: Yes. I'm tracking them myself too on the radar. But there are sirens that will go off.
    Eliza Madrigal has relatives in Oklahoma and remembers visiting and them tracking the tornados as they come down each street!
    Paradise Tennant: they are not as measurable as a hurricane more sudden no ?
    Paradise Tennant: yowser
    Storm Nordwind: And right now - after sunset - it's really too late for them to sustain. So they are forming and dissolving about 35 miles away to the sounth
    Eliza Madrigal: indeed, quite frightening
    Paradise Tennant: would sleep in the bathtub
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah, that's a bit like what happens here. It is very rare to have a damaging tornado.. usually a funnel cloud over water
    Paradise Tennant: with the dog
    Eliza Madrigal smiles
    Storm Nordwind: In the basement is the thing!
    Paradise Tennant: doesn't have a basement
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Storm Nordwind doesn't have a dog ;)

    Eliza Madrigal thought of Paradise several times in SF... people are wonderful to their dogs there :)
    Eliza Madrigal: In fact it may be mandatory to have one
    Paradise Tennant: smiles a very very big smile
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Storm Nordwind chuckles
    Paradise Tennant: it should be !
    Storm Nordwind: I prefer skogkatts. They can see off most dogs :)
    Eliza Madrigal: In one restaurant, a guy had a huge dog... lounging under the table... don't often see that
    Eliza Madrigal: Um...
    Paradise Tennant: skogkatts?
    Eliza Madrigal: What?
    Storm Nordwind: Norwegian Forest Cats. I had 4 once. 25 pound cats :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Ahhh, surely a relative of my neighbor's cats
    Paradise Tennant: ahh they are a very old breed ..suppose to be non allergenic .. :) beautiful cats
    Storm Nordwind: very very beautiful
    Eliza Madrigal: you never get used to the size of them
    Paradise Tennant: you must have boughts lots of sardines :)
    Storm Nordwind: more like a lynx really
    Eliza Madrigal: hmmm
    Paradise Tennant: saw a family of lynx once up in whitehorse :) they are beautiful too
    Storm Nordwind nods
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh, how nice... while walking Paradise?
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: my cat must sense our talking of his group... at my ankles whining
    Paradise Tennant: coming out of a cournty cabin .. getting in the car ..they came quite close my brother has lived up there for many years and never seen on before .. we were lucky :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh, I see. A gift
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes a gift
    Paradise Tennant: now that is a cat and a half :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh! My Goodness. On second thought, I think the neighbor's cats are just fat
    Storm Nordwind: That was my favorite skogkatt, only 6 months old, held by a tall friend
    Paradise Tennant: beautiful storm really really beautiful
    Eliza Madrigal nods
    Storm Nordwind: That's the size when they're young. They have 3 more years growing before they reach full size! :)
    Eliza Madrigal: wait... 6 months old? so not fully grown?
    Storm Nordwind: coorect!
    Storm Nordwind: *correct
    Eliza Madrigal: !!
    Paradise Tennant: smiles you could ride them then :) lol
    Storm Nordwind: hehe!
    Eliza Madrigal: hahah
    Eliza Madrigal: to store by cat
    Storm Nordwind winces at the close lightning strike in RL
    Eliza Madrigal hopes you have a bed in the basement
    Paradise Tennant: thinks you should take your laptop down to the basement !
    Eliza Madrigal: "hunker down"
    Storm Nordwind: Great idea. I wonder if the wireless would work from down there. We're on the 5th floor here!
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah, so you'll be snuggling with many others
    Eliza Madrigal: heheh
    Storm Nordwind smiles
    Eliza Madrigal: Actually, that's one of the things I've liked least about being a grown up... having to be the responsible one with a 'plan'... far better to scramble and panic with others
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Storm Nordwind: hehe!
    Storm Nordwind: I'm told I'm very responsible... whenever anything goes wrong, apparently it's always me that's responsible ;)
    Eliza Madrigal: hahaha
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Eliza Madrigal: I'd better get to bed... have an early breakfast with a friend I've not caught up with in ages
    Eliza Madrigal: Thanks for the nice company, and stay safe, Storm!
    Storm Nordwind: Have a wonderful time with them in the morning Eliza!
    Paradise Tennant: nice to see you eliza :) sweet dreams
    Storm Nordwind: I'll do my best :)
    Eliza Madrigal: "gnight! Be well. Thanks (and will be checking for Storm tweets ;-)
    Calvino Rabeni: I miss Colorado weather :)
    Calvino Rabeni: It keeps you alert
    Calvino Rabeni: Sometimes in survival mode
    Storm Nordwind: It tries not to miss anyone actually Cal :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Gives one plenty to talk about, that's the best thing
    Calvino Rabeni: You need to know lots of rules
    Paradise Tennant: lol shakes her head prefers the cold damp canadian winters and glorious but short summers :) no tornados please
    Calvino Rabeni: Like, don't go hiking after Noon, if it is Summer
    Storm Nordwind: I will go too. Obviously my full attnetion isn't here :)
    Paradise Tennant: ok storn take care :) be safe
    Storm Nordwind: Please excuse me!
    Storm Nordwind: Thank you!
    Calvino Rabeni: My attention is somewhere else also - dinner request:
    Paradise Tennant: okeis nite nite cal ..thank you again :)
    Calvino Rabeni: RL trumps SL
    Paradise Tennant: it does !
    Calvino Rabeni: OK, take care, Paradise
    Paradise Tennant: big wave
    Calvino Rabeni: Until later :)
    Paradise Tennant: namaste :)

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