2011.05.26 19:00 – The Soporific Effect of Committee Meetings

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Paradise Tennant. The comments are by Paradise, Sophia, stevenaia, druth, Jessica, Archmage.

    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Jessica
    SophiaSharon Larnia: this is a place where we hold sessions for a group called play as being
    SophiaSharon Larnia: great
    SophiaSharon Larnia: just so you know, we record our sessions and add them to the wiki -- http://wiki.playasbeing.org/
    SophiaSharon Larnia: so its ok to include your text?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: thanks :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: good evening Stevenaia
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Druth, nice to see you, long time no see :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: hi Jessica
    stevenaia Michinaga: our sessions are always open
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ok Jessica, we meet 1am 7 am 1pm and 7pm here, slt
    stevenaia Michinaga: hi Druth and Sophia
    Jessica Helendale: Thank you
    druth Vlodovic: hi
    stevenaia Michinaga: you filling in for Paradise? Sophia?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I came to the pavilion and it was empty
    stevenaia Michinaga: nods, if she has storms like we have she may have lost power, like we did earlier
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes, right, it isn’t like her :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I've fallen asleep and missed sessions or most of them, that way
    SophiaSharon Larnia: anyone have anything topical? :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: I already slept at the meeting I was at earlier :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: whoops :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: it must’ve been very boring
    druth Vlodovic: that's what meetings are for
    stevenaia Michinaga: eventually work up, sometimes numbers just lull me to sleep
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: it was a transportation committee discussing bridge funding :) after than I had to run the meeting so good I napped through the committee meeting
    stevenaia Michinaga: hehe
    SophiaSharon Larnia: just reading that, my ears filled with white noise. no offense to anyone J
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Paradise
    stevenaia Michinaga: lol, exactly
    druth Vlodovic: hi PT
    stevenaia Michinaga: hi Paradise
    Paradise Tennant: smiles hello so sorry I am late :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: now you know why I enjoy being here :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: no problem Paradise
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :) Steve
    SophiaSharon Larnia: brb for a few mins
    stevenaia Michinaga: ok
    stevenaia Michinaga: one of my community activities is being chairperson of the Regional Planning Commission (all work and no pay :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: somehow I find the time .
    Paradise Tennant: smiles :)) and thinks just nice sitting here with you three :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: back .... and what do you plan, Steve?
    stevenaia Michinaga: smiles..warmth abounds
     SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: They don’t plan, they review plans.
    stevenaia Michinaga: region growth directions and review plans for compliance
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    druth Vlodovic: touchy subject
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hehe
    stevenaia Michinaga: no, just making thing orderly so a highway doesn’t go through someone’s back yard
    stevenaia Michinaga: or a sewerage plant in downtown
    stevenaia Michinaga: etc
    stevenaia Michinaga: we make sure the smelly things are near each other (if they listen) as we are mostly advisory
    Paradise Tennant: smiles the us has such a different regulatory environment than Canada :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: we are a regional advisor, then the local towns can do whatever they want and complain when things don’t work out later, this is how Pennsylvania, other states have completely different systems
    SophiaSharon Larnia: sounds like there could be a nit of butting heads
    Paradise Tennant: yes in Canada - a planning application usually takes 2 years maybe a tad less and sometimes much longer
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bit of *
    stevenaia Michinaga: no butting heads, they just ignore us if they disagree and praise us when we agree :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hmm
    stevenaia Michinaga: sounds like PaB, opinions shared, people listen (or not) change is optional
    stevenaia Michinaga: (a better way of putting it)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :) hopefully more space in pab to express an opinion or disagreement
    Paradise Tennant: actually how groups make decisions has always been interesting to me.
    stevenaia Michinaga: barely remember organizational structures class from college
    stevenaia Michinaga: but in rl, I use the canoe metaphor....
    stevenaia Michinaga: it only takes one well placed opinion to rock the boat
    SophiaSharon Larnia: good night all, have to go :) this time brb will be too long lol
    Paradise Tennant: smiles nite nite sophia sweet dreams :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: happy dreams sophia
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ~waves~
    SophiaSharon Larnia: you too :)
    druth Vlodovic: 'night sophia
    druth Vlodovic: people often forget that organizations, for all that they seem like they are people, don't actually make decisions
    druth Vlodovic: just the people in them do
    stevenaia Michinaga: hi Arch
    druth Vlodovic: hi arch
    Paradise Tennant: hello arch :)
    Archmage Atlantis: Bing bam boom, made it in the last couple of minutes
    Archmage Atlantis: Oh right
    Archmage Atlantis: Hi all
    stevenaia Michinaga: it's been quiet tonight
    druth Vlodovic: :) with a bit of effort, you can be early for the next meet, instead of late for this one
    Archmage Atlantis: Sometimes I forget to b3e polite
    Archmage Atlantis: End of the world, Armedeggon, et al......you know
    Paradise Tennant: thought that was last week :)
    druth Vlodovic: oh, right, I think it is ending again this weekend
    druth Vlodovic: a busy summer
    Archmage Atlantis: Didn't it get moved up?.....last week was (after it passed) labeled the "spiritual Armaggedon
    stevenaia Michinaga: I think the "real thing" this time is in October
    Archmage Atlantis: I keep forgetting to be raptured, or the other thing
    Paradise Tennant: hmmmm who says it is ending this week ?
    Archmage Atlantis: Chester is expecting more I suppose
    druth Vlodovic: the guy who wanted us to miss the May 24 weekend
    Paradise Tennant: same guy as last week ?
    Archmage Atlantis: Crackpots
    stevenaia Michinaga: can’t imagine the point of even a crackpot
    druth Vlodovic: I'm holding out for 2012, the Aztecs had nifty ways of ending the world as we know it
    stevenaia Michinaga: saying that
    Archmage Atlantis: Would anyone believe him....after all, no one believes me an Koya
    Paradise Tennant: hmm
    stevenaia Michinaga: thought it was the Mayan's Druth
    druth Vlodovic: the Mayans got eaten by the Aztecs, or something
    Archmage Atlantis: 2012 is the decipher of the Mayans calendar
    stevenaia Michinaga: but boy could they count
    druth Vlodovic: if you eat someone's heart you get to keep their prophecies
    Archmage Atlantis: They all used human sacrifice to appease the "gods"
    Paradise Tennant: yes that a sort of lacrosse game where if you won you got to sacrifice yourself :)
    Archmage Atlantis: Guessing that is why the "ancestors" went with less violent dieties
    Archmage Atlantis: More virgins for the men, less for the "gods"
    druth Vlodovic: the nifty thing is that heroes became leaders and then got the knife, a good system in some ways
    Archmage Atlantis: A true hero is>>>>?.....what is a true hero Druth?
    druth Vlodovic: "wars not make one great!"
    Archmage Atlantis: true, nor does power in this world
    Paradise Tennant: http://www.greatdreams.com/end-world.htm
    Archmage Atlantis: I know factually there is nothing beyond birth and death.......yet to be is to dream beyond what is
    Paradise Tennant: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012
    Archmage Atlantis: Allywisus T. Bone
    druth Vlodovic: so did anything happen Aug 17th '87?
    Paradise Tennant: now wait a minute how do you know factually there is nothing beyond birth and death?
    Archmage Atlantis: Spoilers
    Archmage Atlantis: It is past time for this meeting to end.......Blessings and Namaste yawl
    druth Vlodovic: I'll wait until I die to find out, looking ahead seems too stressful
    druth Vlodovic: 'night arch
    druth Vlodovic: 'night you two
    druth Vlodovic: have fun
    stevenaia Michinaga: nigth Druth
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite druth
    Paradise Tennant: smiles just two little indians
    stevenaia Michinaga: hehe
    Paradise Tennant: smiles thank you stev , druth , sophia , arch .. for the company and the conversation :)

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