2010.12.26 19:00 - Holiday Transitions

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Calvino Rabeni. The comments are by Calvino Rabeni.

    Calvino Rabeni: Good evening, Aphrodite
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Calvino
    Aphrodite Macbain: How have you been?
    Calvino Rabeni: OK, the holiday season is a little over-stimulating
    Calvino Rabeni: I like it but find it a bit tiring
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes. I'm glad it's over . I'm looking forward to getting home again
    Calvino Rabeni: the social events, parties, and so on make it a busy time of year
    Calvino Rabeni: are you away?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes I've been just outside Ottawa for about 16 days. My fathr died on the 10th and I've been living with my mother
    Aphrodite Macbain: Sad and stressful
    Aphrodite Macbain: Christmas plus funeral...
    Calvino Rabeni sighs yes having those together ... whew
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hard to keep cheerful
    Aphrodite Macbain: Despite turkey and trimmings
    Calvino Rabeni: I can imagine
    Aphrodite Macbain: I feel badly about leaving but I feel i need to get back to my bed and my kitchen
    Aphrodite Macbain: and my own spac
    Aphrodite Macbain: space
    Aphrodite Macbain: Are both your parents alive?
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes but they've been out of relationship my whole life (nearly)
    Calvino Rabeni: So they never come as a pair
    Aphrodite Macbain: I don't know if that is good or bad!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Do you have a good relationship with each of them separately?
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes, it's more positive than negative all things considered.
    Aphrodite Macbain: good
    Calvino Rabeni: When I hear others' stories, sometimes I feel envious, sometimes thankful for what I have

    Calvino Rabeni: Today I went to (I think it was) a Boxing Day party
    Calvino Rabeni: The food theme was Beets
    Aphrodite Macbain: as in beetroot?
    Calvino Rabeni: there was beet salad, beet soup, beet cake, and beet wine
    Aphrodite Macbain: beet wine?
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-(
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes those root vegetables reddish or purple
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes, cant imagine beet wine
    Calvino Rabeni: Have you had carrot cake?
    Calvino Rabeni: beet cake seems about the same
    Aphrodite Macbain: very nourishing!
    Aphrodite Macbain: what did you bring?
    Calvino Rabeni: Nothing, it wasn't requested and there was too much food as you can imagine
    Aphrodite Macbain: nice change from turkey and cranberry sauce
    Aphrodite Macbain: sounds vegetrarian
    Calvino Rabeni: The day before we saw the movie The Tourist which is a kind of caper romance  starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp
    Calvino Rabeni: Hitchcockian in style
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh right! god?
    Calvino Rabeni: Set in Venice, a bit of a travelogue
    Aphrodite Macbain: good
    Calvino Rabeni: Reminded me of an old Cary Grant movie
    Calvino Rabeni: or some classic movie
    Calvino Rabeni: Rather retro
    Aphrodite Macbain: hmmm Venice. I'll try and see it. perfect for holiday viewing
    Aphrodite Macbain: I like to two actors
    Calvino Rabeni: Not very violent either
    Calvino Rabeni: Some great chase scenes along the canal
    Calvino Rabeni: a little mild and stylish romance
    Calvino Rabeni: I'll be interested to hear the review of the film critic Anthony Lane
    Aphrodite Macbain: I have just finished the first 2 books by Steig Larsson and wonder whether I should see the flicks
    Aphrodite Macbain: suspectthey're violent
    Aphrodite Macbain: Definitely not a Cary Grant flick
    Calvino Rabeni: I don't know those, what are they?
    Calvino Rabeni: Girl With ?
    Calvino Rabeni: Fire and Tattoo?
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: He wote the Girl who Played with fire/cwith the dragon tatoo/
    Calvino Rabeni: Right, I saw that on Netflix
    Calvino Rabeni: Right not a family holiday film
    Aphrodite Macbain: stark and swedish?
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'm dying for anything right now- all I've been seeing is the news chanel- it's the only thng my mother can watch right now
    Calvino Rabeni: I don't know, I usually stay away from dark or violent films
    Calvino Rabeni: that's rough
    Calvino Rabeni: Remember the theme session on Space?
    Aphrodite Macbain: me too but the books are gripping
    Calvino Rabeni: Books are different
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes I remember the sessions
    Calvino Rabeni: I found a link for you apropos of that session (but didn't have it in time for the session)
    Calvino Rabeni: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqjiGsRUCZU&feature=related
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh! thanks what is it about?
    Calvino Rabeni: Space :)
    Calvino Rabeni: The subjective variety
    Aphrodite Macbain: inner or interpersonal?
    Calvino Rabeni: Mostly inter- but some inner
    Aphrodite Macbain: ah. Interesting. I'll save it. thanks

    Calvino Rabeni: Good evening Paradise and Steve :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: happy boxers Day
    stevenaia Michinaga: or is it boxing day
    Calvino Rabeni: Thanks, I went to a party for it today with a food theme of Beets (meaning those root-vegetables)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya stevenaia cal ..aphrodite
    Aphrodite Macbain: I feel as if I have no more space left in me right now- sort of a pressure from outside me
    Paradise Tennant: hmmm
    Calvino Rabeni feels that sometimes
    Paradise Tennant: squished sort of
    stevenaia Michinaga: will the storm slow your exist?
    stevenaia Michinaga: exiit
    Aphrodite Macbain: funny guy - he covers all the space base Cal!
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'm waiting to see what they say tomorrrw
    Calvino Rabeni: Steve, Para, that was about a video on the theme Space
    Calvino Rabeni: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqjiGsRUCZU&feature=related
    Aphrodite Macbain: Steve
    Aphrodite Macbain: It`s about sums it up!
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hello Paradise, Steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Aphrodite
    Aphrodite Macbain: I`m hoping the storm keeps to the east coast
    stevenaia Michinaga: time to breath into your "away sapce"
    Aphrodite Macbain: and wont keep me here longer
    Aphrodite Macbain: ??me grins
    Aphrodite Macbain: what did you both do today??
    Aphrodite Macbain: wonder why my question marks turn into ??zs
    Aphrodite Macbain: Es
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Tess
    Paradise Tennant: smiles worked out .. trailed around an antique market with a friend .. had lunch out ..and did house projects :) all very productive
    Paradise Tennant: smiles hiya tess
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hiya Tess
    Tess Aristocrat: hello : )
    Aphrodite Macbain: sounds very pleasant Para
    Aphrodite Macbain: did you buy an antique??
    stevenaia Michinaga: I didn't travel as the 6-10" of snow was exptected so I didn;t see my mother-in-law
    stevenaia Michinaga: but I did go to a neighborhood holiday party
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh too bad
    Tess Aristocrat: ???
    Calvino Rabeni: Good evening Tess
    Aphrodite Macbain: or maybe not
    stevenaia Michinaga: lot's of neighbors
    Tess Aristocrat: evening ???
    Paradise Tennant: sounds like fun :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: nice
    Tess Aristocrat: are you talking about the weekend?
    Aphrodite Macbain: I like those kind of parties
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes Tess
    Aphrodite Macbain: I watched DVDs
    stevenaia Michinaga: I hear the Andy Griffith TV show song
    Aphrodite Macbain: now??
    stevenaia Michinaga: it's nice to walk to parties
    Aphrodite Macbain: aren`t they all dead
    Paradise Tennant: yes so do i
    Paradise Tennant: very weird
    stevenaia Michinaga: opie isn;t
    Tess Aristocrat: I cooked a lot of food and family all came by
    Tess Aristocrat: some brought side dishes so that was cool
    Aphrodite Macbain: what would we do without food
    Aphrodite Macbain: it`s the great connector
    stevenaia Michinaga: it's a very social event
    Tess Aristocrat: I gave my dogs some big bones wrapped in christmas paper and they grabbed them up and walked straight to the door..haha
    Paradise Tennant: smiles it is a wonderful opportunity to bond the whole food eating cooking thing
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes, isn't it
    Tess Aristocrat: so I unwrapped them and gave them to them and they all went out in different directions to hide them..
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes but can dogs eat Christmas paper??
    Tess Aristocrat: hehe
    stevenaia Michinaga: probably the begining of civilization started with a meal
    Aphrodite Macbain: good conversations over a wooly mamoth steak

    stevenaia Michinaga: are you at a french computer?
    Tess Aristocrat: oh no, I'd never let them do that, but they knew what was in the *present even before it was unwrapped ???
    Aphrodite Macbain: no
    Paradise Tennant: dogs smell 43 times better than humans
    Aphrodite Macbain: there`s probably sonmething I can do to fix this
    Calvino Rabeni: I agree, civilization probably started with cooking
    Paradise Tennant: some dogs like hunting dogs are even higher up the ratio
    Aphrodite Macbain: 43??
    Aphrodite Macbain: ???????????? argh
    Tess Aristocrat: i have four labs
    Tess Aristocrat: hahaha
    Aphrodite Macbain: love labs. black??
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: is this your computer or a family members
    Aphrodite Macbain: mine. the one I bought to go to Italy with. It just startted doing this
    Aphrodite Macbain: I`m cursed
    Aphrodite Macbain: Perhaps it`s because I`m tying in bed
    Tess Aristocrat: hmm..maybe you set it somehow with Europe
    Aphrodite Macbain: typing!
    Aphrodite Macbain: not consciously Tess
    Tess Aristocrat: mmm..I should be lying in bed not typing..heh
    Aphrodite Macbain: Thanks for fixing??moving my chat log Steve
    Tess Aristocrat: this is always my *unwind time
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, nice to be "low energy" once a day
    Aphrodite Macbain: It`s nice to sit and talk to friends at the end of the day
    Tess Aristocrat: nods : )
    Aphrodite Macbain: a summing up and a breathing out
    Aphrodite Macbain: escape from family
    Tess Aristocrat: nods..retracing the day..the weekend
    Paradise Tennant: yes a nice daily ritual
    Calvino Rabeni: :) yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: I like these Sunday chats- they round out the week and begin the new one
    Tess Aristocrat: nods..my door is shut and down the hall I hear the *Action movie booming..that's his unwind time..somehow.. :P
    Aphrodite Macbain: different strokes...
    stevenaia Michinaga: hmm, must be watching the same movie I'm unwinding to
    Tess Aristocrat: yea! :D
    Tess Aristocrat: loll..he's watching 'The Expendables'
    Calvino Rabeni smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: no The Rock
    Tess Aristocrat: the mangasm movie..lol
    Aphrodite Macbain: ????
    Tess Aristocrat: same thing..
    Calvino Rabeni: Sounds Hong Kong?
    stevenaia Michinaga: Sean Conry... not the same
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hong Kong TV
    stevenaia Michinaga: well almost the same :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Funny not to be able to ask questions
    Tess Aristocrat: someone got blue ray system for christmas so he's into it..haha
    Aphrodite Macbain: and be forced to make statemnts instead
    stevenaia Michinaga: you can;t make a "?" jsut cope this and paste it when you have a question :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: is it much better quality??
    Paradise Tennant: hands aphrodite her question marks :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: *copy
    Calvino Rabeni: Can you just say (question mark)
    Tess Aristocrat: it's pretty cool
    Paradise Tennant: or qm for short :_
    Tess Aristocrat: oh, that's your question mark?
    Tess Aristocrat: you could say; 'wonders if it's better'
    Aphrodite Macbain: do you mind qm
    Tess Aristocrat: not at all ???
    stevenaia Michinaga: no
    Calvino Rabeni: Replace question mark with ctrl-v ?
    Aphrodite Macbain: I cant copy the text in chat
    Tess Aristocrat: lol
    Calvino Rabeni: after you copied one from the chat log
    Calvino Rabeni: Oh?
    stevenaia Michinaga: now you must ask questions
    Aphrodite Macbain: what
    Aphrodite Macbain: ctl V
    Tess Aristocrat: somehow you've set your symbols up in your font
    stevenaia Michinaga: hmm I can copy/paste
    Paradise Tennant: pokes around her dest for a topic :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: hands Aphrodite a ?
    Tess Aristocrat: lol
    Aphrodite Macbain: slippery letter
    Paradise Tennant: how about " when I let go of what I am ..i become what i might be" .. Lao Tzu :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I will need to copy it rom a notecard
    Tess Aristocrat: quality?? ?

    Tess Aristocrat: if you open your local chat as a window you can do it
    Aphrodite Macbain: grins
    Aphrodite Macbain: it is open that what I`m using to talk with you
    Aphrodite Macbain: How do i open it as a window??
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh pooh
    stevenaia Michinaga: bottom---communicate.. select "Local Chat"
    Tess Aristocrat: goodnight dear ones..sleep well
    stevenaia Michinaga: night tess
    Aphrodite Macbain: I`m using SL2
    Calvino Rabeni: TC Tess
    Paradise Tennant: nite tess
    Aphrodite Macbain: night tess
    Aphrodite Macbain: I think I`ll slide under the covers too
    Calvino Rabeni: Good idea Aphro
    Aphrodite Macbain: and leave the questions till tomorrow
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite aph :) sweet dreams
    stevenaia Michinaga: Paradise, I wonder how much you can let go of what you are, to allow what you can be.... seems like that;s what you need to do jsut to take a step
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: Night pardise, nite Calvino,
    Paradise Tennant: letting go is the first step
    Calvino Rabeni: I'm tempted just to take it easy tonight too :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: nit steve
    Paradise Tennant: makes apce
    stevenaia Michinaga: night, sweet dreams
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes it is already the hour
    Paradise Tennant: nite cal :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Good night :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    stevenaia Michinaga: time flies when things are exploding around you
    Calvino Rabeni: Steve also, sweet dreams all
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: night Cal
    Paradise Tennant: well shall we close it down steve or are you still awake enought to chat :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: after my afternon wine nap, I am fine
    Paradise Tennant: lol wine induced slumber ?
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: afternoon nap
    Paradise Tennant: are wonderful
    Paradise Tennant: love napping actually love sleeping
    stevenaia Michinaga: usually take them at work, but weekend naps are special
    Paradise Tennant: almost bought a book today on the history of the bed
    stevenaia Michinaga: hmmm
    Paradise Tennant: hmm never get to take naps at work ..
    stevenaia Michinaga: you need a nice oriental or couch for that
    Paradise Tennant: just something really nice about the heavy feeling you get when you are about to fall asleep
    Paradise Tennant: hiya mitzi :) good to see you
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, try a pilow top matress
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Mitzi

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