2011.04.23 07:00 - New York, New York

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Bertram Jacobus. The comments are by Bertram Jacobus.

    iwandertoo ( susan ) Resident: waves
    Paradise Tennant: hiya susan :)
    Paradise Tennant: how are you :)
    iwandertoo Resident: well, thanks. you?
    Paradise Tennant: drinking coffee having a lazy morning
    iwandertoo Resident: :)
    iwandertoo Resident: coffee is brewing...
    Paradise Tennant: smiles .. love that smell :)
    iwandertoo Resident: yes
    iwandertoo Resident: and the kick when one begins to wake-up
    Paradise Tennant: yes like energy slowly flooding the system :)
    iwandertoo Resident: yes
    Paradise Tennant: what time is it where you are :)
    iwandertoo Resident: 7:20am
    iwandertoo Resident: you?
    Paradise Tennant: 10.20 am :)
    Paradise Tennant: I have walked the dog .. working on my 3 cup of coffee.. written some haikus on haikoo.org :) and watched the fog roll around and the rain hit the windows rainy day here
    iwandertoo Resident: rain hitting windows. the sound, the slow fall.
    iwandertoo Resident: haiku...does it come easily for you?
    Paradise Tennant: yes so nice when you are inside and cosy
    Paradise Tennant: hmm I think so ..
    Paradise Tennant: always been good with words and numbers .. programinng my dvd .. an eternal challenge
    iwandertoo Resident: haha
    iwandertoo Resident: i jumble both of those...my brain "mumbles" as someone once told me
    iwandertoo Resident: have you a collection of your poems?
    Paradise Tennant: hmm
    Paradise Tennant: yes some early ones :) I wrote as a child and I still like
    iwandertoo Resident: :)
    Bertram Jacobus: hi ladies ! ... :-)
    Paradise Tennant: but I have not spent that much time on poetry since then . sl I think brings out the creative in people
    iwandertoo Resident: from childhood...that is something
    Paradise Tennant: hiya bertram :)) how are you
    iwandertoo Resident: waves
    iwandertoo Resident: brb...coffee
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Bertram Jacobus: ty fine, only a little late (sry) - how are you ?
    Paradise Tennant: very well in a rainy saturday kind of way :)
    Bertram Jacobus: here we have a kind of early summer - 25° celsius and more, sunshine, since days ...
    iwandertoo Resident: back
    Bertram Jacobus: wb
    iwandertoo Resident: ty :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Bertram Jacobus: hey adams ! :-)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya adams :))
    iwandertoo Resident: waves
    Adams Rubble: Hello Susan, Paradise and Bertram
    Adams Rubble: I hope I didn´t interrupt a conversation
    Bertram Jacobus: not at all adams
    iwandertoo Resident: fog, haiku and appreciating coffee
    Bertram Jacobus: i thought the same when i arrived some minutes ago ... ;-)
    Adams Rubble: It is very rainy here in RL
    Bertram Jacobus: and very sunny in germany !
    Adams Rubble: I guess the sun had to go somewhere
    Bertram Jacobus: behind the clouds ? ;-)
    iwandertoo Resident: :)
    Adams Rubble: It might get put put here with all the water
    Adams Rubble: out
    Bertram Jacobus: water is ... so essential (!) ...
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Adams Rubble: yes, May flowers
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: we have hesitant daffodils peaking out here
    Adams Rubble: daffodills always seem to be smiling
    iwandertoo Resident: I WANDER'D lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the Milky Way, They stretch'd in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company: I gazed -- and gazed -- but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils. By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).
    Adams Rubble: :) appreciation
    Bertram Jacobus: here the daffodils are neary all withered
    Bertram Jacobus: nearly*
    Bertram Jacobus: oops
    Adams Rubble: oops too
    Bertram Jacobus: oops :o)
    Paradise Tennant: we are sittting quiet in the dark :))
    Bertram Jacobus: heyy wol ! :-)
    Bertram Jacobus: long time no see :-)
    Adams Rubble: Hello Wol :)
    Wol Euler: hello everyone!
    iwandertoo Resident: waves
    Paradise Tennant: smiles hiya wol gtsy : hugs !!!
    Wol Euler: don't let me interrupt
    Adams Rubble: We are being pretty quite this morning
    Bertram Jacobus: hehe. everybody who comes today later thinks that ... :-)
    Bertram Jacobus: morning ? ;-)
    Adams Rubble: hehe, sorry Bertram
    Wol Euler: it's morning somewhere ...
    Bertram Jacobus: hehe. np. jokin adams :-)
    Bertram Jacobus: and woly ... ;o)
    Adams Rubble: it is morning in PaB
    Bertram Jacobus: i see night, in sl
    Bertram Jacobus: "here and now" (!) :o)
    Adams Rubble: It gets very confusing :)
    Bertram Jacobus: hi sage :-)
    Sage Crescendo: hi there
    Adams Rubble: Hello Sage
    Wol Euler: hello sage, have you been here before?
    Sage Crescendo: a few times, yes
    Bertram Jacobus: hi bleu ! :-)
    Wol Euler: good, just checking :)
    Wol Euler: hello bleu
    iwandertoo Resident: waves
    Bleu Oleander: hi everyone :)
    Adams Rubble: Hello Bleu :)
    Bleu Oleander: Wol thought you were in NYC?
    Wol Euler: well may you ask:-/
    Wol Euler: missed my flight by five minutes
    Bleu Oleander: no way!
    Wol Euler: rebooked, travelling tomorrow
    Paradise Tennant: oooooo
    Adams Rubble: ohhh, you are missing a very rainy day Wol
    Wol Euler: wouldn't let me on, wuldn't hold the plane
    Wol Euler: which is fair enough
    Bleu Oleander: sorry to hear that
    Wol Euler: my own damned fault, didn't allow enough time
    Bleu Oleander: hope the rest of the trip goes better
    Wol Euler: so I had a good lunch in the city and now nursing a frappucino in the local starbux
    Wol Euler: ty
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    iwandertoo Resident: :)
    Wol Euler: shit happens.
    Bleu Oleander: yes
    iwandertoo Resident: make lemonade...
    Paradise Tennant: smiles like frappucino :) you were going for opera ? will they broadcast the performance can you listen :)
    Wol Euler: heheheheh
    iwandertoo Resident: best frap ever
    iwandertoo Resident: :)
    Bertram Jacobus: why do you go there wol ? working or private ?
    Wol Euler: no, the first opera is tuesday evening, I'm sure to make that
    Paradise Tennant: ahh then all is well:)
    Wol Euler: private, meeting my parents and ohter members of an opera tour gruop
    Bertram Jacobus: sounds ... special :-)
    Wol Euler: very :)
    Wol Euler: possibly the last time, that makes it special too
    Bleu Oleander: what operas are you seeing?
    Bertram Jacobus: oh. ya
    Wol Euler: my father is getting too fragile for air travel
    Wol Euler: rigoletto, traviata, orfeus & euridyce, walküre
    Paradise Tennant: yes .. funny how opera can be so intense .. bring tears so easily
    Wol Euler nods.
    Bleu Oleander: will you visit the museums?
    Wol Euler looks at Adams and smiles. Yes, at least one
    Wol Euler: probably many
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Wol Euler: but every evening is booked!
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Wol Euler: a really hardworking trip
    Paradise Tennant: nice though .. when there are no decisions just flow :))
    Bleu Oleander: we take our group to NYC every year .... pack a lot in when we go
    Wol Euler: oh yes, it's very comfortable. You just turn up at the right time and do what you're told
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Paradise Tennant: there is comfort in that :)
    Wol Euler: a week of "no decisions" is also a nice thing :)
    Bleu Oleander: bring your umbrella :)
    Wol Euler: got it packed :) and a coat
    Adams Rubble: It is very wet today
    Bleu Oleander: check out the tulips in central park
    Wol Euler smiles.
    Wol Euler: are you there now, bleu?
    Bleu Oleander: my favorite this time of year
    Bleu Oleander: no, I would like to be though
    Wol Euler smiles.
    Bleu Oleander: wonderful art galleries in Chelsea
    Sage Crescendo: take care all
    Adams Rubble: bye Sage
    Bleu Oleander: bye Sage
    Wol Euler: bye sage, happy easter
    iwandertoo Resident: waves
    Bertram Jacobus: bye sage ...
    Paradise Tennant: hmm yes and all the Gauguins in the met :)) - Michael's Pub - to hear Woody Allen play his saxsophone ?
    Paradise Tennant: bye bye sage
    Bleu Oleander: I think he's at the Carlyle now
    Paradise Tennant: ahh okies :)
    Bleu Oleander: monday nights
    Paradise Tennant: smiles tea at the russian tea room ?
    Bleu Oleander: if you get to the lower east side .... my fav restaurant is Momofuku
    Wol Euler grins broadly
    Wol Euler: oh, I've heardthat name
    Paradise Tennant: smiles writes that down :0
    Bleu Oleander: Lupa near SoHo
    Wol Euler: its funny, one thinks Manhattan is an island and so must be small, but it takes half an hour on fast roads to get from Ground Zero to Central Park
    Bleu Oleander: traffic
    Wol Euler: hehehehehe, no just distance
    Bertram Jacobus: isn´t there a subway ? faster ?
    Bleu Oleander: subway much faster
    Wol Euler: my parents are too old for the subway
    Wol Euler: (they feel)
    Bertram Jacobus: oh
    Bertram Jacobus: yes. i see.
    Paradise Tennant: likes just sitting in the lobbies of the big hotels the waldorf the plaza and watching the flow of people :) like there is an energy there the moment you hit the tarpet :)
    iwandertoo Resident: green lines to the 50s, walk a few blocks
    Bertram Jacobus: schade ;-9
    Bertram Jacobus: bah. ugly nine
    Wol Euler: yes, paradise, peoplewatching in NY is special :)
    Bertram Jacobus: i found london very special for people watching
    Paradise Tennant: yes :)) so wonderful too :))
    Bleu Oleander: the Met's roof exhibition is opening on the 26th
    Bleu Oleander: http://www.metmuseum.org/special/se_...?OccurrenceId={F97033D2-802B-4A64-AC9C-EDE499383A05}
    Wol Euler: cool!
    Wol Euler: bound to be an evening event though
    Bleu Oleander: wonderful view of the park from there
    Bleu Oleander: weather permitting you can go up there and have a cappuccino and take in the view
    Wol Euler: there's bound to be *one* nice afternoon :)
    Wol Euler: we're staying close to the Met, I think
    Bleu Oleander: nice to take your parents there
    Wol Euler nods.
    Wol Euler: almost certain to happen :=
    Wol Euler: :)
    Paradise Tennant: http://gonyc.about.com/cs/holidays/p/tribecafilm.htm
    Bertram Jacobus: i must leave. ma gf wants to go food shopping with me ... have a nice time all and ty for the company - and "namasté" ! *wave* ...
    Wol Euler: bye bert, frohes ostern
    Paradise Tennant: smiles namaste bertram :))
    iwandertoo Resident: waves
    Bleu Oleander: bye Bert
    Adams Rubble: bye Bertram :)
    Bertram Jacobus: tyvm all - and byee ...
    Bleu Oleander: will you see any PaBers while there?
    Paradise Tennant: http://gonyc.about.com/od/springinne...ry_blossom.htm
    Wol Euler: other than Adams, probably not
    Wol Euler: but I'm open to offers :)
    Paradise Tennant: http://gonyc.about.com/cs/holidays/a/easter.htm
    Paradise Tennant: you might get there in time for the parade :)))
    Wol Euler: that sounds great
    Wol Euler: :)
    Adams Rubble: bring your Easter bonnet :)
    Bleu Oleander: St. Patricks will be beautiful
    Wol Euler: heheheheheh
    Bleu Oleander: homesick now
    Bleu Oleander: hehe
    iwandertoo Resident: :(
    Wol Euler: awwww
    iwandertoo Resident: i miss it too, Bleu
    Bleu Oleander: are you from there Susan?
    Paradise Tennant: you know some times the anticipation of going is the best part ... just sitting knowing you are about to go .. always find the plane ride out where you have your travel books all spread out wonderful too .. travel heals and stretches you I think :)
    iwandertoo Resident: yes and would like to go back for a couple of years.
    Wol Euler nods.
    Bleu Oleander: loved living in the city
    Paradise Tennant: how long did you live in ny bleu ?
    Bleu Oleander: I was born in Manhattan, but only later on lived there for 5 years
    iwandertoo Resident: i grew-up on Long Island and Queens. My mother lived (had an apartment) in the city
    iwandertoo Resident: spent most evenings in the city for dinner
    Wol Euler smiles.
    Adams Rubble: some real NYers here :)
    Bleu Oleander: we went in to the city every weekend
    Bleu Oleander: haha
    iwandertoo Resident: (would like to be a "real" NYer again...for a bit)
    Bleu Oleander: me too
    Adams Rubble: our home places are special
    Wol Euler: what makes them "home"?
    Bleu Oleander: we should get a PaB apartment
    iwandertoo Resident: :)
    Wol Euler: yes!
    iwandertoo Resident: YES
    Paradise Tennant: great idea !
    iwandertoo Resident: haha
    Wol Euler: and in Venice (italy)
    Adams Rubble: home is were the hheart is (hehe)
    Bleu Oleander: that too Wol
    Paradise Tennant: love venice :)
    iwandertoo Resident: oohh...same, Paradise
    Paradise Tennant: being lost in those little windy streets :)
    iwandertoo Resident: would like to live there for a few months
    Wol Euler: yep
    Wol Euler: it's quite lovely
    Bleu Oleander: definitely
    iwandertoo Resident: running your fingers over the grey stones...how many years, how many lives
    Wol Euler smiles.
    Wol Euler: I might be going back there late summer, for a week
    Wol Euler: as it seems we'll have nothing to do in the office then
    iwandertoo Resident: what do you do, Wol?
    Wol Euler: I'm an architect
    Wol Euler: we are finishing up a swimming pool/sauna/health complex, to open this summer
    iwandertoo Resident: amazing profession
    Wol Euler: hopefully open this summer! the conpany that's doing the water systems just went bankrupt :-/
    iwandertoo Resident: eek
    Adams Rubble: uh oh
    Wol Euler: might be a little mesy
    Bleu Oleander: that sounds like a key component
    iwandertoo Resident: a friend of mine was in Dubai in January...she said it was surreal
    Wol Euler: yep
    Wol Euler: wb
    iwandertoo Resident: wb
    Adams Rubble: I must go and work on a project. Nice seeing you all and looking forward to seeing you in that other world Wol :)
    Paradise Tennant: thank you :)
    Adams Rubble: wb Paradise
    Bleu Oleander: bye Adams
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at adams :) enjoy both :)
    Adams Rubble: take care everyone and have a good flight Wol :)
    Wol Euler: bye adams, andk thank you
    iwandertoo Resident: waves
    Wol Euler: see you soon!
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Wol Euler: I should get home and have a nap :) it was a stressful afternoon, even if it did go better than I feared
    Wol Euler: Lufthansa charged 100€ for the rebooking, but that was all
    Paradise Tennant: smiles :) take care .. have a wonderful trip :))
    iwandertoo Resident: best to you, Wol
    Wol Euler: ty
    Bleu Oleander: enjoy NYC and your visit with your parents :)
    Paradise Tennant: nods you are lucky :)
    iwandertoo Resident: have a fantastic time
    Wol Euler: happy easter, everyone
    Wol Euler: thank you!
    Bleu Oleander: you too!
    Paradise Tennant: happy easter !
    Bleu Oleander: bye everyone :)
    Wol Euler: bye for now
    iwandertoo Resident: waves
    Bleu Oleander: take care
    iwandertoo Resident: tc Bleu
    Paradise Tennant: well think I will go too and face the day
    iwandertoo Resident: :)
    Paradise Tennant: namaste susan :) be well :))
    iwandertoo Resident: tc

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