2011.04.22 13:00 - spring grass and weeds

    The Guardian for this meeting was Bleu Oleander filling in for Yaku. The comments are by Bleu Oleander.


    Bleu Oleander: hi Riddle
    Riddle Sideways: hi Blu :)
    Riddle Sideways: yes, I came to see the grass
    Bleu Oleander: trying out Storm's new grass
    Bleu Oleander: i'm substituting for Yaku
    Bleu Oleander: who is traveling today
    Riddle Sideways: smoother then the other grass
    Riddle Sideways: so do we expect you to Yak
    Bleu Oleander: don't know if I can live up to his reputation :)
    Bleu Oleander: hi Eliza
    Riddle Sideways: Hi Eliza (again)
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Bleu Oleander: I told Yaku I would cover for him today
    Riddle Sideways: we come running to see new changes
    Bleu Oleander: so thought to try out the new grass
    Bleu Oleander: how are you both?
    Riddle Sideways: after this mornings session I only went to the one place
    Bleu Oleander: which one?
    Riddle Sideways: nice show
    Bleu Oleander: which show?
    Riddle Sideways: fast growning, odd smelling plant
    Riddle Sideways: pictures
    Riddle Sideways: that everybody wanted to come see/smell

    Bleu Oleander: haha!
    Riddle Sideways: this grass is like a putting green
    Bleu Oleander: was thinking the same
    Bleu Oleander: hehe
    Bleu Oleander: too funny
    Bleu Oleander: how is the retreat going?
    Eliza Madrigal: No idea... No internet
    Bleu Oleander: has anyone heard from them?
    Riddle Sideways: quite a water trap here
    Bleu Oleander: ah ok
    Eliza Madrigal: I would imagine that they'll have a powerful time...
    Eliza Madrigal: considering so few and no internet, in that setting
    Bleu Oleander: yes
    Riddle Sideways: so close to easter
    Eliza Madrigal: maybe Mick will give up cigars, heh
    Bleu Oleander: that would be powerful :)
    Eliza Madrigal: I've been invited to an "Enlightenment Day" ceremony tomorrow....
    Eliza Madrigal: or rather Sunday
    Bleu Oleander: what is that?
    Riddle Sideways: ?
    Eliza Madrigal: (keep thinking it is Saturday with the kids home)
    Eliza Madrigal: It is at a zen temple, so I imagine that it is a celebration of a particular event
    Eliza Madrigal: but not something I'm familiar with
    Riddle Sideways: Hi Hyperion
    Eliza Madrigal: When I asked the person "Oh, on Easter?" they said... "Oh, I guess so!"
    Hyperion Rayna: helllo
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Hyperion :)
    Bleu Oleander: hello Hyperion :)
    Hyperion Rayna: hi all,
    Bleu Oleander: have you been here before Hyperion?
    Hyperion Rayna: yes I know it is recorded
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Bleu Oleander: ok great
    Eliza Madrigal: It may be hard to remember since it looks a bit different :)
    Bleu Oleander: please join us if you like
    Hyperion Rayna: are these different trees than a few weeks ago
    Bleu Oleander: the grass is new
    Eliza Madrigal: I see that Enlightenment Day is a gesture/celebration of Shakyamuni achieving enlightenment, mystery solved
    Hyperion Rayna: I got a new monitor since last time, it looks beautiful - the landscape that is
    Bleu Oleander: amazing what a new monitor will do :)
    Eliza Madrigal: oh definitely
    Hyperion Rayna: yes graduated from CRT to LCD
    Bleu Oleander: oh nice!
    Riddle Sideways: congrats
    Hyperion Rayna: thanks long over due
    Eliza Madrigal: brb, suddenly starving
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Riddle Sideways: thinking the same... brb with food
    Bleu Oleander: hey Aggers
    Agatha Macbeth: Hello :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Keep off the grass
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Agatha :))
    Bleu Oleander: :))
    Agatha Macbeth: Hiya Liz :)) [hug]
    Eliza Madrigal: [hug] [hug]
    Eliza Madrigal: (back with cheerios)
    Agatha Macbeth: With milk?
    Eliza Madrigal: yes
    Eliza Madrigal: and drizzled honey
    Agatha Macbeth: Yaysville
    Bleu Oleander: fruit?
    Eliza Madrigal: not in this case... must go to the store today
    Agatha Macbeth: Wait a minute, what time is it there?
    Eliza Madrigal: but fearing the crowds :)
    Bleu Oleander: time for cheerios

    Eliza Madrigal: hehe
    Eliza Madrigal: 4:14PM
    Agatha Macbeth: Seems a little late for breakfast
    Bleu Oleander: hi Acidboija
    Agatha Macbeth waves
    Hyperion Rayna: your in my time zone Agatha
    Agatha Macbeth: (Oh)
    Hyperion Rayna: beautiful Cleveland
    Eliza Madrigal: <--is in your timezone Hyperion
    Eliza Madrigal thinks of those silly cat posters "I is in your timezone eatin cheerios'
    Agatha Macbeth: Hmm, only Cleveland I know is near Middlesbrough :p
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Agatha Macbeth will be right back.
    Hyperion Rayna: Ohio and its cold and rainy
    Bleu Oleander: heard it was really cold
    Eliza Madrigal: Does the city need the rain? We're way overdue in Miami
    Riddle Sideways: back.
    Bleu Oleander: wb
    Hyperion Rayna: for this time of year its cold 6C, dont have calculator to convert, we get plenty of rain here
    Eliza Madrigal: wb Riddle :) What did you prepare?
    Eliza Madrigal: ah
    Riddle Sideways: beautful day here,
    Agatha Macbeth: I iz back
    Riddle Sideways: all the leftover's in ref
    Agatha Macbeth: Hello Rid
    Eliza Madrigal: hehe
    Bleu Oleander: lovely here .... reaching 90 F today
    Riddle Sideways: just love microwaves
    Agatha Macbeth: Don't we all?
    Eliza Madrigal: yes here as well Bleu, so windy... gorgeous really, aside from the patches gasping for rain
    Hyperion Rayna: buds are coming out on the trees thats all I need to see to feel good
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Agatha Macbeth: Spring has sprung
    Bleu Oleander: desert is in bloom
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Cacti are prickly
    Riddle Sideways: about 65 here, but too many weeds growing outside
    Bleu Oleander: very
    Agatha Macbeth: I hate weeds
    Riddle Sideways: Hi Aggers
    Agatha Macbeth waves
    Riddle Sideways: weeds=lots of work
    Agatha Macbeth: and a bad back
    Bleu Oleander: anyone want to suggest a topic?
    Agatha Macbeth: Weeds?
    Bleu Oleander: could stay with that :)
    Eliza Madrigal thinks the grass is getting to our brains :)
    Hyperion Rayna: human weeds
    Agatha Macbeth: Maybe we said enough ;P
    Bleu Oleander: :P
    Agatha Macbeth: Ah, is this what Stormy's email was about?
    Bleu Oleander: yes
    Agatha Macbeth: Nice
    Bleu Oleander: more options for GOC's to decorate
    Agatha Macbeth: Yay
    Eliza Madrigal: I do find it difficult not to plant some seeds
    Riddle Sideways: Hi Wol
    Bleu Oleander: hey Wol
    Wol Euler: evening all
    Agatha Macbeth: From little acorns mighty oaks grow
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Wol :) Not traveling yet?
    Agatha Macbeth: Hello again :)
    Wol Euler: tomorrow afternoon
    Bleu Oleander: where to?
    Riddle Sideways: NY
    Wol Euler: new york for a week, saturday to sunday
    Bleu Oleander: oh how lovely
    Bleu Oleander: my favorite city
    Agatha Macbeth: OMG, where's Moon?
    Riddle Sideways: ah spring
    Bleu Oleander: hi Storm
    Wol Euler: I love NY, but I am also always very glad to leave it :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Or is it Alf?
    Riddle Sideways: hi Storm the grass bringer
    Storm Nordwind: Hi
    Wol Euler: hello storm
    Agatha Macbeth can't see Storm
    Bleu Oleander: nice grass :)
    Riddle Sideways: appears to be flowers too
    Riddle Sideways: they are not weeks
    Agatha Macbeth: Ah, there you are
    Storm Nordwind: Daisy grass
    Bleu Oleander: look a little weedy to me atm
    Eliza Madrigal: hehehe
    Agatha Macbeth: Disy, daisy...
    Agatha Macbeth: +a
    Eliza Madrigal: yes not so skillfully placed
    Hyperion Rayna: whoa, the fertilizer is outta control
    Agatha Macbeth: Flower power
    Eliza Madrigal: hm...
    Riddle Sideways: :)
    Bleu Oleander: haha
    Alfred Kelberry: wuff!
    Wol Euler: hello boxy
    Bleu Oleander: hey boxy
    Alfred Kelberry: hi :)
    Agatha Macbeth: I hear a box dog
    Alfred Kelberry: wee! green pagoda :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Hello Alf
    Riddle Sideways: wish it were thi easy to garden outside
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Riddle Sideways: a boxy dog in the flower beds
    Alfred Kelberry: neat
    Bleu Oleander: flowery
    Agatha Macbeth: Hope he doesn't bury that bone
    Storm Nordwind: Why is he lifting his leg Mom?
    Eliza Madrigal: =P~
    Alfred Kelberry: we need a few butterflies here :)
    Agatha Macbeth: To pee or not to pee...
    Hyperion Rayna: can you animate butterflies, that would be great
    Eliza Madrigal: those are beautiful...
    Wol Euler: ... to suffer the slings and arrows of an overfilled bladder ...
    Alfred Kelberry: i've seen them in the village somewhere
    Agatha Macbeth: Indeed
    Agatha Macbeth: No, that was Rover
    Alfred Kelberry: i only have the butterfly rain script :)
    Riddle Sideways: hmmmm who does the butterflies?
    Agatha Macbeth: God?


    Alfred Kelberry: ah!
    Eliza Madrigal: hahah
    Riddle Sideways: oh yeah
    Agatha Macbeth: Ah, nice
    Hyperion Rayna: wow
    Alfred Kelberry: ok, 5-6 would be fine :)

    Eliza Madrigal: this what you had in mind Hyperion?
    Hyperion Rayna: absolutely
    Hyperion Rayna: it working out my new monitor
    Bleu Oleander: spring comes to the pavilion :)
    Agatha Macbeth: All we need in the garden now is Eden...
    Storm Nordwind chuckles
    Eliza Madrigal: !
    Wol Euler: and a snake
    Agatha Macbeth: Yeah, that too
    Bleu Oleander: apple
    Alfred Kelberry: eden and her spring poetry :)
    Hyperion Rayna: this is really mezmerizing
    Bleu Oleander: getting dizzy
    Eliza Madrigal: :) wonder how the butterfles affect the quality of our pauses
    Agatha Macbeth: In an insective fashion
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: I'd shop there
    Agatha Macbeth: God there's thousands of 'em
    Bleu Oleander: ah better
    Riddle Sideways: apples
    Alfred Kelberry: nom
    Agatha Macbeth: Apples and pears
    Riddle Sideways: pom
    Hyperion Rayna: I still see them in my head, I see some strange dreams coming up
    Agatha Macbeth: I did say 'keep off the grass' :p
    Hyperion Rayna: hard to do
    Eliza Madrigal: takes many butterflies to dream up all this
    Agatha Macbeth: Don't eat cheese either
    Hyperion Rayna: what's wrong with cheese
    Agatha Macbeth: Gives thee nighty mares
    Storm Nordwind must go and get the bread out of the oven
    Riddle Sideways: too late
    Bleu Oleander: bye Storm
    Storm Nordwind waves
    Riddle Sideways: bye
    Agatha Macbeth: Or so they say
    Eliza Madrigal: :) Bye Storm
    Hyperion Rayna: good thats a reason to eat more, i love mares
    Wol Euler: bye storm, take care
    Agatha Macbeth: C ya storm
    Alfred Kelberry: baking your own bread is nice
    Agatha Macbeth: Eating it is even better
    Riddle Sideways: no bread today
    Eliza Madrigal: just the scent is enough
    Agatha Macbeth: onigokko
    Alfred Kelberry: wee!
    Riddle Sideways: hahaha
    Bleu Oleander: the obligatory friday ritual :)
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Hyperion Rayna: love how you run strait through concrete
    Agatha Macbeth: That's the cheese!
    Bleu Oleander: skins up your knees
    Agatha Macbeth: stop
    Eliza Madrigal: onigokko
    Eliza Madrigal: stop
    Eliza Madrigal sneezes
    Agatha Macbeth: Bless you
    Wol Euler: bless you
    Agatha Macbeth: snap
    Bleu Oleander: weeds?
    Wol Euler: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: thank you, yes think allergies...
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Ooh, bad time of year for those
    Bleu Oleander: can AV's sneeze?
    Riddle Sideways: stay off the grass
    Eliza Madrigal: onigokko
    Agatha Macbeth: Probably why my nose keeps running
    Wol Euler: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: and your avi too
    Agatha Macbeth: Yes!
    Hyperion Rayna: hahahahahahaha
    Eliza Madrigal: stop
    Agatha Macbeth: ?me tries to catch up with herself
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Hyperion Rayna: we need some Benny Hiill msuic
    Alfred Kelberry: i only have one allergy - cig smoke :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Thought that was it
    Eliza Madrigal: that music is pretty close
    Hyperion Rayna: yeah
    Agatha Macbeth: Good evening viewers
    Eliza Madrigal suddenly remembers great confusion as a child watching my grandfather watch that show
    Agatha Macbeth: Hehe
    Wol Euler: ?
    Alfred Kelberry: benny hill, sounds vaguely familiar
    Hyperion Rayna: that little guy always cracked me up
    Agatha Macbeth: that was Zen :p
    Wol Euler: I'm aware taht I am in a minority, but I didn't find it funny. It annoyed the hell out of me actually.
    Hyperion Rayna: english comedian big in the 70s
    Eliza Madrigal: I could not figure out what was funny about it
    Agatha Macbeth: Aww
    Eliza Madrigal: he would laugh and laugh
    Wol Euler: yeah
    Bleu Oleander: never saw it
    Wol Euler: didn'T miss much
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Hyperion Rayna: comedy has changed a great deal
    Agatha Macbeth: Chacun a son gout

    Wol Euler: English humour is founded on cruelty: on insult and derision
    Agatha Macbeth: You should hear the politicians
    Eliza Madrigal: not only the English... le ridicule'
    Agatha Macbeth: Ooh aah Cantona
    Eliza Madrigal: quick... find a topic.. ten minutes to go
    Eliza Madrigal: hehe
    Agatha Macbeth: How about noses?
    Alfred Kelberry: wuff!
    Wol Euler: musical cusions?
    Wol Euler: +h
    Agatha Macbeth: A nose by any other name
    Agatha Macbeth: would still run
    Riddle Sideways: you can pick your friends
    Bleu Oleander: who nose?
    Wol Euler: boom boom
    Agatha Macbeth: and your nose
    Wol Euler: keep your nose clean, old son.
    Alfred Kelberry: zen-san :)
    Wol Euler: hello zen
    Bleu Oleander: hi Zen
    Riddle Sideways: hi zen
    Alfred Kelberry: mmm
    Eliza Madrigal: Hello Zen :)
    Zen Arado: Hi all :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Hello Zen, just talking about you
    Zen Arado: ears were burning
    Agatha Macbeth: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: what about your nose?
    Zen Arado: (not flapping)
    Alfred Kelberry: why's everyone changing seats?
    Zen Arado: :)
    Agatha Macbeth: What about it?
    Bleu Oleander: it's friday
    Alfred Kelberry: ah
    Eliza Madrigal: what are you talking about Alfred?
    Agatha Macbeth: Yeah
    Agatha Macbeth misses watching Fael run round the fountain
    Zen Arado: I was at an interesting meeting
    Wol Euler: yeah
    Wol Euler: mmm?
    Eliza Madrigal: aw, yes...
    Agatha Macbeth: [sigh]
    Agatha Macbeth: Meeting Zen?
    Zen Arado: given by the authors of a new book called 'Infinite Reality'
    Agatha Macbeth: Erk
    Eliza Madrigal: oh, please say more
    Bleu Oleander: ready that too
    Agatha Macbeth: Yeah
    Zen Arado: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Infinite-Rea...sr=1-1-catcorr
    Wol Euler: oooh
    Eliza Madrigal: yes I remember our talking about it here once, would have liked to have seen that
    Bleu Oleander: where was that?
    Zen Arado: there is a short video
    Eliza Madrigal: or heard or attended or what-have-you / smelling wouldn't have helped
    Zen Arado: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=yPFDUeM9P2I
    Agatha Macbeth: Interesting...but largely hypothetical
    Zen Arado: isn't everything?
    Agatha Macbeth: I guess
    Riddle Sideways: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Agatha Macbeth: This is what we were on about in WoK last night :)
    Eliza Madrigal: I"m virtually sure its hypothetical
    Agatha Macbeth: It's virtually hypothetical
    Eliza Madrigal: :) oh, and yes I read the WoK... hm
    Agatha Macbeth: The WoKi
    Zen Arado: it's virtual all the way don
    Zen Arado: down
    Agatha Macbeth: Virtual Insanity
    Eliza Madrigal: waka waka
    Alfred Kelberry: so, what's the topic?
    Agatha Macbeth: Weeds

    Bleu Oleander: topic?
    Agatha Macbeth: Or noses
    Zen Arado: lawn need cut hmmmm
    Eliza Madrigal: topiclessness and butterflies
    Agatha Macbeth: Oh, yours too?
    Riddle Sideways: bye all
    Zen Arado: has Strom a lawnmower?
    Agatha Macbeth: C ya rid
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Riddle :)
    Riddle Sideways: need to go look at weeds
    Bleu Oleander: bye Riddle
    Zen Arado: bye Riddle
    Agatha Macbeth: Bend well Rid
    Hyperion Rayna: your not bong smoke by any chance Riddle?
    Wol Euler: ah, missed him
    Agatha Macbeth: Play as Bong?
    Zen Arado: :)
    Alfred Kelberry: woly, don't forget to take pics on your trip
    Wol Euler nods.
    Alfred Kelberry: art of being event :)
    Eliza Madrigal: I think this grass is having the effect of the poppies in the Wizard of Oz
    Wol Euler smiles.
    Agatha Macbeth: Pavarotti won't be there, so no need for a wide angle lens...
    Wol Euler: boom boom
    Wol Euler: speaking of pavarotti, has anyone heard how the Assisi retreat went?
    Eliza Madrigal: still going I'd guess...
    Agatha Macbeth: Is it on now?
    Wol Euler: finishing up, I guess
    Agatha Macbeth: I lose akll track of time these days
    Zen Arado: not much mention of it
    Eliza Madrigal: I wondered if maybe such a concnbtrated time, 5 people so few distractions , would help Mick give up cigars :)

    Agatha Macbeth: Doubt it Zen
    Alfred Kelberry: wuff!
    Agatha Macbeth: Down!
    Zen Arado: bad pup!
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: wol will have an opera retreat...?
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Wol Euler grins
    Agatha Macbeth: Might be the best kind
    Agatha Macbeth: The Tao of wagner
    Wol Euler: heheheh
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Agatha Macbeth: onigokko


    Agatha Macbeth onigokkos persistently
    Eliza Madrigal: btw Zen, were you going to write something for the wiki?
    Eliza Madrigal: stop
    Agatha Macbeth: Stop Alf!
    Eliza Madrigal: hehe
    Zen Arado: what wiki?
    Wol Euler: heheheheh
    Eliza Madrigal: I donno... thought you would write about your retreat
    Agatha Macbeth: Wiki wiki wheels
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Zen Arado: pab wiki?
    Hyperion Rayna: The dog must have his own script, all of us were going clockwise were'nt we
    Eliza Madrigal: or some guy who looks like you said he would
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Alfred Kelberry: yes, tiny script
    Zen Arado: never got around to it
    Agatha Macbeth: It was probably Benny Hill's mate
    Eliza Madrigal: ah :) okay
    Hyperion Rayna: short enough
    Zen Arado: but I spent so much time talking about it in chat sessions
    Eliza Madrigal: heheh
    Eliza Madrigal: "the chat line stole my sentence"
    Agatha Macbeth: So we don't get to learn more about the highland yaks?
    Zen Arado: everyone tired of hearing about it by now
    Eliza Madrigal: I never spoke in complete sentences anyway... so this works for me
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Zen Arado: I would like to write more but never get around to it somehow
    Agatha Macbeth: Aww
    Hyperion Rayna: what do you write Zen
    Zen Arado: need more self discipline
    Wol Euler: perhaps conversation in SL uses up one's reserves of writing-energy?
    Zen Arado: very little Hyp
    Agatha Macbeth: Don't we all? [sigh]
    Eliza Madrigal: or less lack of self discipline
    Zen Arado: like that Wol
    Hyperion Rayna: hey I do that too, let's collaborate
    Zen Arado: great excuse :)
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Bleu Oleander: think it does Wol :)
    Eliza Madrigal: sometimes we've talked about eye starvation from being inworld a lot, maybe there is long-writing starvation too :)
    Zen Arado: I want to paint more, write more , read more. play guitar more....
    Zen Arado: and talk less....
    Bleu Oleander: me too, only I don't play guitar :)
    Agatha Macbeth: What happened to enoughness? :p
    Eliza Madrigal: hahah
    Eliza Madrigal: :)) Agatha
    Eliza Madrigal: well, balance... in balance everything flows around, right?
    Alfred Kelberry: eye starvation, eliza?
    Agatha Macbeth: Anti-clockwise
    Eliza Madrigal: so there's enough but if we close it off then it doesn't feel like it :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Hm, well I'd been in SL about 6 months when I noticed that when I'd go to stores and such in RL, I was sort of drinking people in more, looking in their eyes
    Agatha Macbeth: Didn't they run away?
    Wol Euler nods to Eliza
    Wol Euler: SL taught me to talk to strangers
    Eliza Madrigal: it was for a few reasons... one, because I had gotten more comfortable connecting...
    Eliza Madrigal: YES
    Wol Euler nods.
    Eliza Madrigal: and NO agatha! hehe , not all of the anyway
    Eliza Madrigal: *them
    Agatha Macbeth: Mommy, that woman is staring at me
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: children are the exact same way I notice
    Alfred Kelberry: ma'am please come with us
    Zen Arado: yeh they were talking about how SL changes us
    Eliza Madrigal: they will look and look at someone
    Wol Euler: mmhmm
    Eliza Madrigal: :) But it isn't that I do that
    Agatha Macbeth: Backformation?
    Wol Euler: yep
    Wol Euler: that's the word
    Agatha Macbeth: Mmm
    Alfred Kelberry: i never had this eye starvation effect...
    Eliza Madrigal: it may be an odd phrasing
    Eliza Madrigal: for me it kind of fits
    Eliza Madrigal: like a capacity opened
    Agatha Macbeth: First noses, now eyes...
    Alfred Kelberry: i thought you meant being tired of sl
    Agatha Macbeth: This is becoming bilogy class
    Eliza Madrigal: ah, no...
    Eliza Madrigal: though maybe it potentially could get out of balance at times
    Eliza Madrigal: think it is good to notice
    Wol Euler nods.
    Zen Arado: why does SL make you look at FL people more Eliza?
    Alfred Kelberry: it does

    Alfred Kelberry: in this sense, i think it's good to have subtle changes of the setting
    Wol Euler: I think because it gets you accustomed to doing that
    Alfred Kelberry: *looks at the grass*
    Zen Arado: I don't look into ppl's eyes in SL
    Zen Arado: does anyone?
    Alfred Kelberry: i do when i take portraits :)
    Eliza Madrigal: when someone is writing I feel like I'm seeing them
    Agatha Macbeth: I look at my own a lot
    Bleu Oleander: it's a missing component of commincation in al
    Agatha Macbeth: Dunno why
    Bleu Oleander: sl
    Alfred Kelberry: aga :)
    Eliza Madrigal: it seems like heart eyes communication many times
    Eliza Madrigal: but hm, av eyes maybe rarely
    Agatha Macbeth: Atom heart mother
    Zen Arado: we don't look into others' eyes constantly in FL either
    Eliza Madrigal: I was mortifyingly shy at one point.. would always look away
    Zen Arado: maybe I am a shifty character
    Hyperion Rayna: there's a tremendous amount of information transmitted through facial expression and tonality that is missing in text
    Bleu Oleander: probably do more than you realize Zen
    Eliza Madrigal: No, that's a myth
    Eliza Madrigal: hehe Zen
    Zen Arado: what is?
    Eliza Madrigal: re dishonesty
    Zen Arado: looks away
    Wol Euler smiles.
    Agatha Macbeth: :)
    Zen Arado: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: true Hyperion, but some are more open writing...
    Eliza Madrigal wonders what would have happened to Emily if she had SL
    Eliza Madrigal: ;-)
    Zen Arado: Emily?
    Agatha Macbeth: Brontë?
    Wol Euler: dickinson
    Eliza Madrigal: Dickenson
    Hyperion Rayna: I'm constant being misunderstood in emails due to the lack of missing cues from gesture and tone
    Zen Arado: ah
    Wol Euler smiles.
    Eliza Madrigal: with Wol's spelling, hah
    Wol Euler: hehehe
    Hyperion Rayna: gets me in trouble
    Agatha Macbeth: Angie's sister?
    Wol Euler: grandmother perhaps
    Agatha Macbeth: Oh
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: emails can be dangerous, you're so right
    Bleu Oleander: sl text also
    Agatha Macbeth watches Boxy's bum get wet
    Wol Euler nods.
    Hyperion Rayna: you think people know yhou well enough to fill in the gaps b ut it doesn't seem to work that way
    Zen Arado: yeh you don't catch the tone sometimes
    Eliza Madrigal: I've had fewer issues in SL text... but hm...
    Zen Arado: or project a false one
    Eliza Madrigal: maybe I haven't and just don't know
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Zen Arado: we emote more in SL
    Wol Euler: brb
    Eliza Madrigal: more response time in between beats?
    Zen Arado: maybe we should learn to do that in emails too
    Alfred Kelberry: http://t.xalan.org/bleu-eyes.jpg


    Bleu Oleander: :) boxy
    Eliza Madrigal: wow, what a beautiful picture!
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Alfred Kelberry: merci
    Agatha Macbeth: Here's looking at you bleu eyes
    Hyperion Rayna: natural writers have a huge advantage of conveying emotion through text
    Agatha Macbeth: Must be where i go wrong
    Eliza Madrigal: hm, yes perhaps...
    Zen Arado: yes
    Zen Arado: it's a gift maybe
    Eliza Madrigal: I write a lot, but the issue with SL is the speed is naturally fast but I can't go back and trim it way down :)
    Hyperion Rayna: when do we get the resolution to show wrinkles, its tooo perfect
    Eliza Madrigal: you write so well, Agatha, noticed your Chronicles writing today in fact :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Just don't show mine
    Agatha Macbeth: Oh, ty :)
    Zen Arado: maybe we are too self critical when writing outside chat
    Agatha Macbeth: I thought it kinda rushed actually
    Zen Arado: we get too stiff
    Agatha Macbeth: Stiff?
    Zen Arado: stiff and formal
    Agatha Macbeth: Ah
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Zen Arado: stilted
    Eliza Madrigal: stilted and shifty...
    Eliza Madrigal: we're quite a bunch
    Zen Arado: or use big words to impress people
    Agatha Macbeth: Got any grapes?
    Eliza Madrigal: yes, like antidisestablishmentarianism ;-) @ Ag
    Zen Arado: impressed
    Agatha Macbeth: Easy for you to say :ppp
    Zen Arado: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: my son's favorite word, so when I saw it in a chat log I called for him :)
    Hyperion Rayna: and can't even pronounce that
    Agatha Macbeth: To spell it?
    Hyperion Rayna: I, rather
    Zen Arado: American writers are more readable I think
    Zen Arado: usually
    Agatha Macbeth: Depends what you're reading
    Zen Arado: I asked the authors of thet book if they had used big words
    Eliza Madrigal: you did Zen?
    Zen Arado: and they said no...it was quite readable
    Bleu Oleander: very easy to read
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Zen Arado: and it looks like it
    Wol Euler: :)
    Zen Arado: some aim for 'academic credibility' and it becomes full of social science argon
    Zen Arado: or othe jargon and high sounding phrases
    Eliza Madrigal: yes academic writing is particular
    Hyperion Rayna: you mean in novels?
    Eliza Madrigal: and yet, I love seldom used words
    Eliza Madrigal: maybe because I speak only one language
    Zen Arado: not really Hyp
    Agatha Macbeth: Verisimilitude
    Zen Arado: in books like 'Infinite Reality'
    Agatha Macbeth: Perspicacity
    Hyperion Rayna: gotta go online and look that up, brb
    Agatha Macbeth: Koyannisqatsi
    Eliza Madrigal: :)) Agatha
    Eliza Madrigal: hehe Hyperion
    Wol Euler: Fledermäusennistkästchen

    Eliza Madrigal: ok, that one might be a bit much... oh, that one too for sure
    Agatha Macbeth: Geschwindigskeitsbeschränkung
    Wol Euler: Verallgemeinerungen
    Wol Euler: German is good for really long words
    Agatha Macbeth: Llanfair....oh, skip that one
    Wol Euler: :)
    Zen Arado: yeh but they string words together
    Agatha Macbeth: Agglutination
    Zen Arado: arw they?
    Agatha Macbeth: You should see the length of some Finnish words
    Eliza Madrigal: I'm afraid of Icelandic, ever since the volcano ;-)
    Hyperion Rayna: just looked at it, my nephew is already in his infiinite reality, hasn't been out of his online game for weeks
    Agatha Macbeth: Just watch out for the Vikings
    Agatha Macbeth: Which one Hyp?
    Hyperion Rayna: Runescape
    Agatha Macbeth: Ah
    Zen Arado: addicted?
    Eliza Madrigal: you may have to go in and connect with him there... bet there will be hired to do so in coming ages
    Zen Arado: some spend 20 hours a week in VR
    Agatha Macbeth: Watch out for that level 49 Paladin
    Wol Euler: :)
    Hyperion Rayna: big time addicted
    Zen Arado: gosh...how long do I spend?
    Eliza Madrigal: *will be people (or some such) hired...
    Wol Euler: some of us are in SL every day too (coughs)
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Of course!
    Eliza Madrigal: sheer amount of time doesn't define it I think
    Zen Arado: SL cold turkey coming up
    Wol Euler: agreed, eliza
    Hyperion Rayna: a lot of kids are, I wonder how its changing their brains and if this change will be an evolutionar one transmitted through genes
    Agatha Macbeth gets out the cranberry sauce
    Eliza Madrigal: giving us up Zen?
    Zen Arado: apparently humans have always had versions of virtal reality
    Eliza Madrigal: you can't quit us :::weeps::::
    Zen Arado: but you have to back me up
    Zen Arado: I need to be strong
    Eliza Madrigal: :) OK
    Zen Arado: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: sigh.... what were earlier forms of virtual reality Zen? daydreams?
    Zen Arado: well I'll stay then :)
    Wol Euler: yaay
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Hyperion Rayna: maastur..
    Zen Arado: drugs
    Zen Arado: alcohol
    Wol Euler: religious trances
    Zen Arado: yep
    Eliza Madrigal: shared circles in themselves I guess too, hm
    Zen Arado: religions are a kind of VR
    Wol Euler: heheheheh
    Bleu Oleander: one could argue that it's all virtual reality
    Alfred Kelberry: i'll make a stub if you don't mind. in case someone's interested...
    Wol Euler: stub?
    Alfred Kelberry: FRIDAY, APRIL 22 AT 2:30 Second Life Time http://www.slurl.com/secondlife/Minerva/62/231/28 Paper to be given at the conference on GENDER AND STATES OF EMERGENCY and streamed live to Minerva, The Ohio State Department of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies' research and study space in Second Life. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Enloe following her talk.
    Wol Euler: strange topic ...
    Bleu Oleander: very
    Zen Arado: rape?
    Wol Euler: there!
    Hyperion Rayna: how do they give the talk, through text or voice
    Alfred Kelberry: i think we have a griefer here :)
    Wol Euler: is rape about gender?
    Eliza Madrigal: reat outfit bully Agatha
    Eliza Madrigal: *great
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Alfred Kelberry: no idea, hyper
    Zen Arado: she's training Alf
    Eliza Madrigal cracking up
    Agatha Macbeth: aflac
    Zen Arado: good boy
    Alfred Kelberry: just got a note in chat
    Hyperion Rayna: fetch
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Eliza Madrigal: ::::claps::::
    Alfred Kelberry: i think of yaku when see this dance :)
    Zen Arado: Så er det jul igen, så er det jul igen, så er det jul Igen ad bæææææd
    Bleu Oleander: yes, Yaku is here in spirit
    Zen Arado: juletræer, julehjerter, julefilm, jul i købmandsgården, jul i karateklubben, jul i københavnerkroen
    Zen Arado: juleafslutninger, julefrokoster, julemad.
    Agatha Macbeth: And on that note.....
    Alfred Kelberry: zen :)
    Eliza Madrigal: wow Zen
    Zen Arado: flæskestegsjule, rødkål og rødbedejul, risengrød og ris á lamen jul, siden jul i forberedt jul. SÅ ER DET JUL IGEN!!
    Agatha Macbeth: I bid thee farewell
    Eliza Madrigal: Nite Agatha :))
    Agatha Macbeth: in Swedish
    Bleu Oleander: bye Agaths
    Wol Euler: bye aggers, take care
    Zen Arado: nite Aga
    Hyperion Rayna: is that real or translated with software
    Alfred Kelberry: danish
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah, have to go. Safe and pleasant travels Wol, and thanks Bleu, and Bye Zen and Boxy and Hyperion :)
    Bleu Oleander: me too
    Zen Arado: bye Eliza :)
    Bleu Oleander: bye everyone
    Alfred Kelberry: see well, eliza :)
    Bleu Oleander: have a great NYC experience Wol
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Bleu Oleander: jealous
    Alfred Kelberry: i'll go see what's the talk is about
    Zen Arado: bye all
    Hyperion Rayna: by thanks for the recipe
    Bleu Oleander: bye Zen
    Hyperion Rayna: guess the party is over, thanks for the conversation Woll
    Wol Euler: yep
    Wol Euler: bye hyper, take care!

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