2011.01.29 13:00 - Narcolepsy, appreciating life, birthdays and burning gloves, pistachios

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Aphrodite Macbain. The comments are by Aphrodite Macbain.

     

    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi!!  How are you doing Samuo?
    oO0Oo Resident: :) Hisashiburi Aphrodite!
    oO0Oo Resident: I am well
    oO0Oo Resident: ty
    oO0Oo Resident: I hope you too
    Aphrodite Macbain: My avatar keeps drifting away and I am not sure how to stop it!
    Aphrodite Macbain: I keep falling asleep!~!
    oO0Oo Resident: drifting?
    Aphrodite Macbain: floating
    oO0Oo Resident: ahh
    Aphrodite Macbain: like that (Aphro appears to fall asleep)
    oO0Oo Resident: np
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Wester
    Aphrodite Macbain: I like this little rock garden that Sharon made
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hello Wester
    Wester Kiranov: hi all
    oO0Oo Resident: Settings>status Aph ?
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes. that's where I first checked
    Hamlet Graves: hi All
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Hamlet
    Aphrodite Macbain: Welcome hamlet, welcome Lugh
    oO0Oo Resident: Aphrodite is experiencing technical difficulties
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hamlet, have you been here before?
    Hamlet Graves: yes. two or three times
    oO0Oo Resident: her avi keeps going into "away" mode
    Aphrodite Macbain: I am not asleep, I must assure you!
    Aphrodite Macbain: It does it as soon as I stop typing
    Hamlet Graves: looks kinda narcoleptic
    Wester Kiranov: yeah, I was thinking that too
    Aphrodite Macbain: How is everyone? Does anyone have a subject they would like to explore and discuss? Maybe we can talk about sleeping....

    Hamlet Graves: I haven't really anything in mind ...
    Aphrodite Macbain: a brain disorder, narcolepsy. Wonder what aphro has been doing to get this way
    Hamlet Graves: sleeping would be fine with me
    Aphrodite Macbain: He he.
    Aphrodite Macbain: It's true, there are days when all I want to do is sleep. Grey rainy days
    like today

    Aphrodite Macbain: Hello Zen. GTSY
    Wester Kiranov: hi zen
    Hamlet Graves: hi zen
    Zen Arado: Hi all
    oO0Oo Resident: was it like that when you were sitting in the water feature Aph?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes. I had hoped it would wake me up but it didn't!
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Zen
    Barcalona Rhapsody: hi all
    Lugh Fehr: hellow people
    Aphrodite Macbain: Barcalona-hello
    Zen Arado: Hi Barca, Lugh
    Hamlet Graves: hi Barcalona
    Wester Kiranov: hi guys
    Hamlet Graves: hi Lugh
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Lugh, Barca
    Wester Kiranov: hi qt
    Aphrodite Macbain: For those who have just arrived, Aphro has narcolepsy but is still paying attention
    Zen Arado: Hi Qt
    Barcalona Rhapsody: hi Qt
    Hamlet Graves: hi Qt
    Zen Arado: that's dangerous for driving
    Aphrodite Macbain: Salve QT Come stai?
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'll try not to drive, just fly
    oO0Oo Resident: If any one knows how, Aph's avi goes into "away" mode when she stops typing.
    oO0Oo Resident: so for viewer experts out there?
    Qt Core: bene, grazie Aphro, tu ? tutto ok ?
    Aphrodite Macbain: si, spero
    Barcalona Rhapsody: i like the Koi fishes here
    Zen Arado: can't you set the Away time higher?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Oh, it's set at 2 seconds!
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Qt
    Aphrodite Macbain: Let me seeeee
    Aphrodite Macbain: OK did that.
    Wester Kiranov: if only rl narcolepsy was so easy to cure
    Zen Arado: I set mine as high as possible
    Zen Arado: for meditation
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hmmmm looks like it's working Zen
    Zen Arado: good
    Aphrodite Macbain: Thanks for your concern Samuo, Zen
    oO0Oo Resident: Nice call Zen :)
    Lugh Fehr: sunshine said hi to you all but she can't make it
    Aphrodite Macbain: Sunshine? what's that? who's that?
    oO0Oo Resident: Sunshine Vayander
    Lugh Fehr: yup
    Aphrodite Macbain: I don't think we've met
    oO0Oo Resident: She is living in South Africa, from Hungary originally
    Aphrodite Macbain: Cool
    Barcalona Rhapsody: hi Bruce
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hello Bruce
    Wester Kiranov: hi bruce
    oO0Oo Resident: Hey Bruce
    Zen Arado: Hi Bruce
    Aphrodite Macbain: great to see you
    Qt Core: hi Bruce
    Hamlet Graves: hi Bruce
    Bruce Mowbray: Hello, everyone.
    Barcalona Rhapsody: looks like we have some koi friends for blub
    Zen Arado: how's Kannoni goong?
    Lugh Fehr: hellow bruce
    Aphrodite Macbain: Well now that my narcolepsy is fixed, what else shall we discuss?
    Barcalona Rhapsody: but where is blub ?
    Barcalona Rhapsody: in the fountain ?
    Barcalona Rhapsody: as a koi blub ?
    Aphrodite Macbain: we all are very attached to blub.
    Barcalona Rhapsody: i see him
    Aphrodite Macbain: There he is!
    Bruce Mowbray: ;-)
    Lugh Fehr: hellow buldb
    Barcalona Rhapsody: dont he wanna play with the koi carps ?
    Bruce Mowbray: Blub waves a fin at everyone.
    Zen Arado: they might eat him
    Barcalona Rhapsody: oh
    Barcalona Rhapsody: yeah
    Zen Arado: he's only a little fish
    Barcalona Rhapsody: sure
    Barcalona Rhapsody: and Koi's can be big
    Lugh Fehr: i belive that men and fish can coexist in harmony..the only wise thing Bush said
    Barcalona Rhapsody: sure
    Zen Arado: we are driving them to extinction
    Barcalona Rhapsody: ah he (Blub) is flying above the koi's
    Bruce Mowbray: Quite a nice group today -- and there's a lot of new stuff in the fountain, too.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes, something Sharon made
    Bruce Mowbray: wow. amazing.
    Zen Arado: it's a rock pool now
    Aphrodite Macbain: A visual equivalent of the sound of water
    Aphrodite Macbain: Do you think that is a lantern?
    Wester Kiranov: It's lovely, but to me it's just a bit too much
    Lugh Fehr: im curious- do we got any aryuveda practioners in the house?
    Aphrodite Macbain: as in medicine?
    Lugh Fehr: yup herbs and stuff
    Aphrodite Macbain: do you Lugh?
    Lugh Fehr: nope i'm looking for an online course and was hoping i could find help to pick the right one their are loads seemingly the same
    Aphrodite Macbain: I like the practice of having warm oil poured over your forehead
    Aphrodite Macbain: sounds very relaxing
    Lugh Fehr: i alwasy wash in oils :P
    Aphrodite Macbain: slippery
    Lugh Fehr: yup like a slug
    Barcalona Rhapsody: lugh the slug
    Lugh Fehr: hehe
    Barcalona Rhapsody: heheh
    Lugh Fehr: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I visited a very sick friend these past few days and thought she was dying. The term appreciating the appearance of being took on whole new meaning for me.
    Aphrodite Macbain: I so appreciated her appearance of being alive
    Aphrodite Macbain: I really paid attention to her
    Aphrodite Macbain: how she looked, moved, spoke
    Bruce Mowbray: thank you for sharing that with us, Aph.
    Zen Arado: we should think we might die every day
    Aphrodite Macbain: like she was a miracle - a presence that was a gift to me
    Aphrodite Macbain: Thank you. This is the only place I feeI could say such things
    Lugh Fehr: nods
    Zen Arado: or realize what a gift a new day is when we wake up
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes zen
    Zen Arado: how precious they are
    Aphrodite Macbain: It would be so good if we could appreciate things more fully before they are gone
    Zen Arado: we would be more appreciative
    Zen Arado: yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: or before they change
    Lugh Fehr: its kinda hard to accept that you've got to leave everything behind one day
    Aphrodite Macbain: or realize they are just as valuable after they're change. She is ony 100 lbs and is 5'7 - she used to practice karate!
    Zen Arado: sure is
    Wester Kiranov: but everything is always changing. we just like the illusion that some things are at least sort of permanent
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes Wester
    Zen Arado: yes, it's why we suffer
    Lugh Fehr: yup wes that's true just an illusion
    Lugh Fehr: tank god
    Aphrodite Macbain: attachment to the way things are
    Wester Kiranov: that's another good illusion ;)
    Lugh Fehr: :D
    Aphrodite Macbain smiles at wester and lugh
    Qt Core: i already have to go :-( bye all
    Zen Arado: bye Qt
    Lugh Fehr: bye qt nice to see yah
    Wester Kiranov: bye qt
    Hamlet Graves: bye Qt
    Aphrodite Macbain: so soon? :-) ciao QT
    Qt Core: Ciao!
    Bruce Mowbray: Bye, Qt.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hope things are well with you
    Zen Arado: think I'll go too - want to go to Hikari for meditation - haven't been there for a long time
    Wester Kiranov: have a nice meditation then zen
    Zen Arado: bye all
    Sunshine Vayandar: hi all ;)
    Hamlet Graves: bye Zen
    Bruce Mowbray: I was going to go there today also.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Sunshine! I just noticed you are here. Welcome
    Sunshine Vayandar: ty ;)
    Bruce Mowbray: Hi, Sun!
    Sunshine Vayandar: hi Bruce ;)
    Aphrodite Macbain: How are things with you Bruce. Has Dutch arrived yet?
    Lugh Fehr: hey sunshine sorry back
    Sunshine Vayandar: wb Lugh
    Bruce Mowbray: I spent all day yesterday with a man celebrating his 96th birthday.
    Wester Kiranov: wow
    Aphrodite Macbain: Oh! How wonderful How did you celebrate?
    Bruce Mowbray: During our celebration, there was a fire in the house and we had to call the fire trucks. ..
    Bruce Mowbray: and we were ordered to evacuate or else we'd be arrested.
    Aphrodite Macbain: His house? How awful
    Wester Kiranov: too many birthday candles?
    Bruce Mowbray: Actually, just a pair of gloves in the pantry room were smoldering. . . making a lOT of smoke.
    Aphrodite Macbain: on the wood stove?
    Bruce Mowbray: but we didn't know that -- we just saw all the smoke...
    Bruce Mowbray: A guy had used the gloves to rearrange the fire-- and didn't realize that he'd caught them on fire...
    Bruce Mowbray: just put them back into the pantry and forgot about it. . .
    Aphrodite Macbain: Glad you were there when it happened
    Bruce Mowbray: until he went there to find birthday candles. . .
    Bruce Mowbray: Ha!
    Bruce Mowbray: How ironic.
    Bruce Mowbray: I took photos of the whole adventure and posted them online if anyone's interested,,,.
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'll check them out
    Lugh Fehr: yes me too
    Bruce Mowbray: OK. Here's the link:
    Bruce Mowbray: just a sec. . . gotta be sure i give you the right link.
    Aphrodite Macbain: OK
    Bruce Mowbray: http://hermitdog.com/bobpool_2011/Gallery.html

    http://hermitdog.com/bobpool_2011/P1280073.JPG
    Aphrodite Macbain: Happy birthday - one he wont forget
    Lugh Fehr: hehee must have been a great day watching the fire trucks come and all
    Bruce Mowbray: Ha! THAT's for sure.
    Bruce Mowbray: It was fun watching the firetruck squeeze through the narrow gate...
    Aphrodite Macbain: did they do anything? spray water?
    Bruce Mowbray: But I was thinking about how it must feel to be NINETY-SIX years old. . .
    Aphrodite Macbain: Something I worry about as I get older. Leaving something on the stove....
    Aphrodite Macbain: How is he? Is he fit?
    Bruce Mowbray: He can't walk anymore -- but he's still alert and talkative - great sense of humor:
    Bruce Mowbray: Here he is -- see for yourself:
    Bruce Mowbray: The fire truck appear about 2/3 through the picture gallery.
    Bruce Mowbray: It was fun watching them try to get through the fence:
    Aphrodite Macbain: Was that at a retirement home?
    Bruce Mowbray: Nope -- that's a private home -- Looks pretty elegant, huh?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Can't see you anywhere there- I guess yu were always behind the camera
    Bruce Mowbray: Yeppers, always behind the camera...
    Bruce Mowbray: They're going to try to turn it into a small assisted living facility. . . with three or four other folks besides my friend Bob.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Is it nearby to you?
    Bruce Mowbray: nope, Bob lines in Dayton -- about 64 miles away from me.
    Hamlet Graves: I must go ... ttfn all
    Bruce Mowbray: Bye, Hamlet.
    Wester Kiranov: bye hamlet
    Lugh Fehr: byebye hamlet
    Sunshine Vayandar: bye Hamlet
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye! Hamlet
    Lugh Fehr: hehee nice photos bruce
    Bruce Mowbray: ty.
    Wester Kiranov: I guess I'm leaving too. nice to see you all
    Bruce Mowbray: Bye, Wester.
    Lugh Fehr: bye west
    Sunshine Vayandar: byebyee Wester ;)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye! wester gtsy
    Lugh Fehr: imagine how different  the world was as he'd seen it as a boy
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes, what a change!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Nice that you were invited Bruce.
    Sunshine Vayandar: hmm reminds me Mandela is 92 now
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bless him. He has the energy of a 20-yer old
    Sunshine Vayandar: yes he is amazing
    Bruce Mowbray: still going strong.
    Bruce Mowbray: yeah, Mandela just was released from the hospital, I hear.
    Sunshine Vayandar: yes after 2 days he went home
    Lugh Fehr: strong person that you'd got to admire
    Aphrodite Macbain: What was wrong with him?
    Sunshine Vayandar: it's was an infection hmm
    Sunshine Vayandar: my viewer is strange hmm
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh dear sun!
    Aphrodite Macbain: what is it doing?
    Bruce Mowbray: Yes, Sun. . . every since you arrived you've been a cloud...
    Aphrodite Macbain: I thought that was my viewer's fault
    Sunshine Vayandar: no no it's my bush connection
    Lugh Fehr: havent you heard about the new cloud avs they sold for a bargian?
    Sunshine Vayandar: lol lugh
    Aphrodite Macbain: he he Lugh
    Aphrodite Macbain: hello nio
    Sunshine Vayandar: hi Nio ;)
    Sunshine Vayandar: hi Sam ;)
    Aphrodite Macbain: please have a seat!
    Sunshine Vayandar: brb I relog
    Lugh Fehr: hey nio.  brbr i get a drink im thirsty
    Aphrodite Macbain: what have you got in your quiver nio?
    nio Artful: hi...
    Aphrodite Macbain: please join us. don't be shy
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Luci
    Bruce Mowbray: Hey, Luci!
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi all...I was just testing if I could come here..
    Aphrodite Macbain: How's the choir?
    Lucinda Lavender: choir is going well...very hard music to learn..
    Bruce Mowbray: looks like you can, Luci.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Sunshine- I appreciate your appearance a lot!
    Sunshine Vayandar: can u see me?
    Bruce Mowbray: yes, I can see you now too.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes! tho you're still grey
    Sunshine Vayandar: yay
    Sunshine Vayandar: hi Luci
    Lucinda Lavender: I was just practicing with mp3
    Alfred Kelberry: ah, lovely koi pond :)
    Alfred Kelberry: helo, sweet pablings :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: how do you practice with an mp3?
    Bruce Mowbray: Hey, Boxy!
    Sunshine Vayandar: hi alf

    Lucinda Lavender: hello boxling:)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Boxy! welcome
    Bruce Mowbray: Hi, Samuo.
    oO0Oo Resident: hey everybody
    Zon Kwan: hey all
    Aphrodite Macbain: wb samuo
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hello Zon
    Bruce Mowbray: Hey, Zon!
    Sunshine Vayandar: hi Zon
    Lugh Fehr: hellow zon ...back
    Lugh Fehr: hey samuo
    Alfred Kelberry: aph has a golden tunic
    Aphrodite Macbain: Why thank you Boxy - it's called "pistachio!"
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes, I love pistachio ice cream
    Alfred Kelberry: *wants ice cream now*
    Lugh Fehr: mmm psitacio ice cream
    Alfred Kelberry: pistachio is a yummy nut
    Lucinda Lavender: nice cape!
    Aphrodite Macbain: This has been a strange 51 minutes.
    Lugh Fehr: i have a head ach to kill a horse
    Alfred Kelberry: strange?
    Lugh Fehr: hey alph
    Alfred Kelberry: i missed all of the mystery
    Lucinda Lavender: be well all, must go for now:)
    Alfred Kelberry: luci :)
    Lugh Fehr: bye bye luc
    oO0Oo Resident: cya cinda :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Happy practising
    Lucinda Lavender: nice music:)
    Aphrodite Macbain: what nice music?
    Lucinda Lavender: I hear flutes etc
    Alfred Kelberry: ah, somebody is playing :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: It's you boxy that's making the muic. wish I could hear
    Alfred Kelberry: aph, anybody can play the flute. give it a try :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes, I did it the other day. I just need to find you

    Alfred Kelberry: ah, you don't have sound
    Alfred Kelberry: or you do :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: normally I do...today I don't
    Aphrodite Macbain: nothing is normal today. I'll have to appreciate the change
    Aphrodite Macbain: and enjoy the birds instead
    Alfred Kelberry: what has changed for you, aph?
    Aphrodite Macbain: I can't hear music but I can hear everything else
    Alfred Kelberry: hmm
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh - and my avi kept falling asleep
    Aphrodite Macbain: but I fixed that
    Alfred Kelberry: maybe music is muted in the preferences
    Aphrodite Macbain: And my fingers have stopped working
    Aphrodite Macbain: no it isn't
    Alfred Kelberry: fingers :)
    Zon Kwan: flute
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'm tired of fixing things. :-(
    Alfred Kelberry: how do you like an addition to the pond?
    Aphrodite Macbain: an addition or the addition?
    Sunshine Vayandar: it's very nice I love it
    Bruce Mowbray: several additions, Boxy.
    Alfred Kelberry: *pats aph's back*
    Aphrodite Macbain smiles gratefully at boxy
    Alfred Kelberry: *beams a wave of calmness to aph* :)
    Aphrodite Macbain soaks it in
    Bruce Mowbray: Top of the hour and time for me to get back to work. . .
    Bruce Mowbray: thanks for this welcome break and friendly company.
    Sunshine Vayandar: byebyee Bruce - take care ;)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Me too. It was nice hanging out with you all
    oO0Oo Resident: Bruce :)
    Lugh Fehr: byrbyr bruce
    Lugh Fehr: :)
    Bruce Mowbray: Blub and I will take our leave. Bye everyone.
    Lugh Fehr: bye aph
    Lugh Fehr: bye bulb
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye!

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