2011.06.26 08:00 - Guardian Session: Balance, More or Less

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    The guardian session this week was attended by 15 guardians: Adams, Aggers, Aphrodite, Bleu Bruce, Eos, Eliza, Lucinda, Maxine, Mila, Stevenia, Sunshine, Susan, Xirana, and Zen. It was a fantastic meeting, in which we shared feelings and strategies about 'how' we manage our many activities and groups, particularly in SL which is similar to RL, but in some ways wildly different in terms of attention distributions. I learned a lot, by having this conversation all in one place, and hearing everyone's approach, although was crossing back and forth between worlds a little more than usual. ;-) -Eliza 

    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Lizzie :))
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi! Sorry to bump you Agatha!
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Don't be, do it again :p
    Eliza Madrigal: hah
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Lovely dress
    Eliza Madrigal: you are lingering around the edge...
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Phwoar
    Eliza Madrigal: Thank you :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Hi Zen
    Eliza Madrigal: I just a fun landmark out....
    Eliza Madrigal: let me get one for you
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): A fun landmark eh?
    Zen (zen.arado): Hi Aggers
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Susan and Zen ::)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): And what's that all about?
    Zen (zen.arado): Hi Eliza and Susan :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Hello Sue
    Susan Sorensson (iwandertoo): waves
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): and Xira
    Eliza Madrigal: yes I think Zen had it figured out first... while some of us were there for hours
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Xirana :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Ans eos :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Eos :)
    Zen (zen.arado): Hi Xirana, Eos
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): It's the 8AM rush
    Eliza Madrigal: whoosh
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): Hi everyone:)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): How was your concert Liz?
    Eos Amaterasu: Hi Eliza, Aggers Xirana Zen, Susan
    Susan Sorensson (iwandertoo): waves
    Eos Amaterasu: Aphro
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh, lovely thanks :)) It was a full SL day yesterday
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Aph :)

        Missed Zen's question, and the answer is no... no painting. It seems we each had a different path ;-) 

    Zen (zen.arado): did you have to paint the sky red Eliza?
    Mila (milakel): hi :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): You managed to stay online then?
    Eliza Madrigal: but the pianist was wonderful
    Zen (zen.arado): Hi Mla :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi everyone
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Hello Mil
    Eliza Madrigal: yes, aside from the flashings in and out
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Aww :(
    Eos Amaterasu: lag adds that je ne sais quoi, Aggers
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Hello Adams :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Mila :) , Hi Aph :), Hi Adams :)
    Zen (zen.arado): or je ne sais pas
    Mila (milakel): *gets comfy on the cushion*
    Eos Amaterasu: Adams is knee deep in the big muddy
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Je ne sais pas pourquoi
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Bruce :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Brucie!
    Aphrodite Macbain: la vie est belle
    Eliza Madrigal: yes, so I'll give out LMs to those who may enjoy an adventure in SL
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): aggers!
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): La vie en rose
    Adams Rubble: Hello everyone :)
    Mila (milakel): aga la girlie? :)
    Eos Amaterasu: Hi Bruce!
    Mila (milakel): bruce :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Good grief Aph, I didn't recognise you
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): hi Adams, MIla, Eos, Zen... Bruce
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Maxine :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Hi max
    Aphrodite Macbain: my hair, yes.
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Ker-ute
    Eos Amaterasu: Hi Maxine
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): Max:)
    Eliza Madrigal: yes very different look Aph!
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Hi, Eos, Xir, Mila, Susan, Zen, Adams, Aph, Eliza....
    Eliza Madrigal zooms
    Maxine Walden: hi, Eliza, Eos, everyone
    Mila (milakel): :)
    Mila (milakel): aph is being inspected :)
    Eliza Madrigal: pretty :)
    Eliza Madrigal: hehe
    Aphrodite Macbain: been looking at long hair...
    Zen (zen.arado): Hi Adams, Bruce, Aph, Maxine
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Zen
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): The longer the better for me :p
    Adams Rubble: Hello to those who just came in :)

    Eliza Madrigal: Nice to see everyone, we look so balanced around the room this ewek
    Eliza Madrigal: *week
    Mila (milakel): eweek
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Ewok?
    Aphrodite Macbain: I was trying to get one that went down to my knees- unsuccessfully
    Zen (zen.arado): eek
    Eos Amaterasu: balance?
    Mila (milakel): :)
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): If you find any Aph, let me know pls :)
    Mila (milakel): eos, seats distribution
    Eliza Madrigal: that hairstyle is too heavy
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Heavy, man
    Eliza Madrigal: (long down to knees), heh
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Yay
    Eos Amaterasu: Pema would know
    Eliza Madrigal: hehe
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Ah, of course
    Mila (milakel): hehe
    Mila (milakel): true
    Mila (milakel): hippy boy
    Eos Amaterasu: probably San Francisco, Haight & Ashbury
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Happy hippy
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): :))
    Aphrodite Macbain: have to cover up my nakedness
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth) zooms in

    Eliza Madrigal: This week I brought up the topic of balance because it seems we could all learn from one another a bit... about how to manage all that we want to do....
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Shades of Rhi :p
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth) nods
    Aphrodite Macbain: I wont wear high heels
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): I will :)
    Eos Amaterasu: for balance?
    Mila (milakel): aga girl :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Indeed
    Eliza Madrigal: it seems like a simple thing, but I wonder if SL isn't different in some ways than RL and if we might compare notes

    Zen (zen.arado): it's worse than RL maybe
    Zen (zen.arado): easier to get scattered
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Some ways worse, some ways better IMHO
    Eliza Madrigal: what is getting scattered?
    Eos Amaterasu: how worse?
    Zen (zen.arado): joining too many groups
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Lag :(
    Aphrodite Macbain: my mind, with this conversation
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Zen (zen.arado): too many commitments to them
    Eos Amaterasu: every once in a while you can drop them for 9 seconds
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Yes Zen, understood

    Mila (milakel): zen, quite opposite
    Eliza Madrigal: :) Eos
    Eliza Madrigal: do you always feel that, or more at certain times/seasons?
    Zen (zen.arado): how Mila?
    Mila (milakel): if scattered it means lack of commitment :)
    Adams Rubble hasn't been able to make tp work in RL no matter how hard I try
    Aphrodite Macbain: or lack of mind
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): :D
    Eliza Madrigal: :)) Adams
    Eos Amaterasu: Adams was born too soon
    Maxine Walden: :)
    Mila (milakel): adams, oh yes, tp is a huge plus
    Mila (milakel): one day in rl hopefully
    Zen (zen.arado): fast transit in SL
    Aphrodite Macbain: "beam me up Scotty"

    Eliza Madrigal: I notice for myself that I enjoy SL a lot more when I'm commited to things but that there are times to step back for a few days
    Zen (zen.arado): or delete some groups?
    Eliza Madrigal: one can lose perspective, and/but that 'drop' is crucial
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Sun
    Eliza Madrigal: to come back fresh
    Mila (milakel): sun! :)
    Maxine Walden: It is easy to get swept away in SL perhaps
    Zen (zen.arado): Hi Sun :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Sun :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Hiya Sun
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): Hi Sun:)
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): hi All ;)
    Adams Rubble: Hello Sun :)
    Eliza Madrigal: swept away, yes Maxine
    Mila (milakel): so, what's on the agenda?
    Eos Amaterasu: we're on it!
    Eliza Madrigal: We're talking about balancing responsibilities/time/energy in SL, Mila
    Mila (milakel): ah :)     

    Zen (zen.arado): we don't get 3 people having a conversation with us the same time in RL
    Eliza Madrigal: and Sun, who may have much wisdom in this regard!
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): wisdom? me?
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): ;)
    Mila (milakel): sun miraculously manages to handle so many things
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Indeed
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): oh ;)
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): not really too well

    Eos Amaterasu: and managing fewer is also okay

    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): Zen...I also find this is a crazy thing that happens in SL, I usually tell I'm busy and can talk later with others....one at the time:)

    Mila (milakel): thank you, sun :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Hello Luci
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): hi Luci ;)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): The alarm clock went off then :p
    Mila (milakel): hehe
    Zen (zen.arado): yeh will have to be firmer I guess Xirana
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): :)
    Zen (zen.arado): Hi Luci
    Zen (zen.arado): Hi Bleu :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Hello ghostly Bleu :)
    Lucinda Lavender: whispering hi so as not to interrupt
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): hi all :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): A whiter shade of pale
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Bleu and Luci
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): hi Bleu and Luci:)

    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): My problem is - I want to do too many things ... and I believe they are all crucial for my survival ;)

    Zen (zen.arado): we found God last night
    Zen (zen.arado): and it was a woman
    Eos Amaterasu: he face at first just ghostly, turned a whiter shade of bleu
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): hi Bleu ;))
    Mila (milakel): no helmet this time! :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Where was s/he?
    Eos Amaterasu: it?
    Zen (zen.arado): at an art installation
    Mila (milakel): wonderfully white bleu
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): haha

    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Best place for a god if you ask me

    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): yay looking great Bleu ;)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): ty!
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): did you all go to the art exhibition?
    Eos Amaterasu: no
    Adams Rubble: Hello Lucinda and Bleu
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Which one Bleu?
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): whiich one Bleu?
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): very cool
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): snap
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I have to go back. I never found the golden ball
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): at UWA
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): me too ;(
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): Eliza did :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): I'll take a look
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): thx
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): ty, me too:)
    Eliza Madrigal: brb, interrupted
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): amazing amount of work

    Irish Tea whispers: Ahh tea, irish whiskey and cream....oh ya...now this is good, Agatha Macbeth. You know they say that God invented whiskey so the Irish would not take over the world. Well this is a fine way to serve it.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Beautiful work
    Zen (zen.arado): yes and a great experience
    Chawan (Red) : Mmmm, delicious green cha made in the ceremonial Japanese tradition, Sunshine Vayandar, so refreshing !
    Aphrodite Macbain: I loved all the skeletons
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): I have a LM if anyone wants
    Eos Amaterasu wonders how Zen feels about Irish tea's comments
    Zen (zen.arado): and the flight
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Skeletons?
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): yes, please Bleu:)
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): me wonders too
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Yes pls Bleu
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): ;)
    Zen (zen.arado): agrees
    Zen (zen.arado): :)
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): oh ok Zenji ;)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): ty :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: anyone interested I can give them an LM
    Maxine Walden: please
    Adams Rubble slips away hoping everyone has a wonderful day
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye! Adams
    Zen (zen.arado): bye Adams
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Apocalyptic vision eh?
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): byebyee Adams - take care ;)
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): bye Adams:)
    Lucinda Lavender: bye Adams:)
    Aphrodite Macbain: sort of yes
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Oh, bye Adams
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): bye Adams
    Maxine Walden: thanks, bleu
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): yw!

    Zen (zen.arado): yeh there is a temptation to join too many groups do others think?
    Zen (zen.arado): it is so easy to do

    Eos Amaterasu hasn't joined a group in many months
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): I always try to limit mine to 15
    Aphrodite Macbain: I tend to stay with the same group; I've done my wandering
    Zen (zen.arado): and we are allowed so many now
    Aphrodite Macbain: This group keeps me busy enough!
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): If I need more I create another Av :p
    Zen (zen.arado): yeh mabe I should settle down
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): oh yes - much to do at PaB ;)

    Bleu (bleu.oleander): i'm constantly revising my groups
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): new fun things pop up all the time for me
    Aphrodite Macbain: You're a world traveller, Bleu
    Chawan (Red) : Don't you feel at one with nature now, Sunshine Vayandar, so peaceful and relaxed.
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): haha
    Zen (zen.arado): we could get by with just pab
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): I certainly can!
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes, that's what I've found
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): I don't like to limit myself that way
    Aphrodite Macbain: and the people are nicer!

    Bleu (bleu.oleander): like to stay open to new experiences
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): In fact I hardly ever go anywhere other than here and Fracture now
    Zen (zen.arado): pab and Kira
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): me too Bleu - that's the idea about SL
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): and Kira, yes

    Eos Amaterasu: maybe that's one of the keys, how open you feel, and how open your engagements let you feel
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): But count that with PaB
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): I think so Eos
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): but to see new things one doesn't have to join the groups
    Aphrodite Macbain: I rely on people like you Bleu to show me new places
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): no need to join everything
    Aphrodite Macbain: exactly sun
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): This is where alts come into their own I find
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): what would we do without Bleu ;)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): haha
    Zen (zen.arado): yes but like Eliza said there must be a balance
    Aphrodite Macbain: I get tired of all my SL emails
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Yay for Bleu

    Maxine Walden: For me I became aware that I could become swept away and get lost in space, as it were.
    Easy to do; had to keep some boundaries in order to maintain focus...but that is just one view

    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): YAY BLEU ㋡
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): How's Will robinson?
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): :))
    Zen (zen.arado): yeh more groups = more notices
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): True
    Aphrodite Macbain: I get too many from RL as it is
    Eos Amaterasu: it's too bad you can't turn off email for individual groups
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): The mail menopause
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): have to pick and choose
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes
    Zen (zen.arado): :)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): I think you can Eos
    Mila (milakel): eos, you can make a rule and send it straight to spam
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Hi Steve
    Aphrodite Macbain: and some people like-um-me send to the whole group what should only be sent to one paerson
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): hi steve
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): hi stevenaia
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): hi Stevie ;)
    Zen (zen.arado): Hi Steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello :)
    Lucinda Lavender: hi Steve
    Aphrodite Macbain: gtsy steve
    Mila (milakel): stev :)
    Maxine Walden: :), Aph

    Zen (zen.arado): pab is like a lot of groups already
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Gutsy and nutsy
    Zen (zen.arado): feels like several groups I mean
    Eos Amaterasu: it's a community of groups... our little town

    Mila (milakel): i forgot what's gtsy again :/
    Aphrodite Macbain: good to see you
    Mila (milakel): ah!
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Good To See You
    Mila (milakel): right
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): hey Aggers, did you make your shirt?
    Mila (milakel): thanks :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Not yet, no time :(
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): But I will
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): easy to do
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Thx again
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): yw!
    Zen (zen.arado): group addiction
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Well if I can do it, anyone can
    Zen (zen.arado): hard to withdraw
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: If there is nothing more on the agenda, I will steal away. I have a lot on my RL plat today.
    Aphrodite Macbain: plate
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Steal well Aph
    Zen (zen.arado): just one more group..
    Zen (zen.arado): bye Aph
    Eos Amaterasu: by Aph
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): don't forget Storm's workshop at 11
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): take care Aph ;)
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): bye Aph:)
    Lucinda Lavender: bye Aph!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye! all.
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): bye Aph
    Eos Amaterasu: enjoy the rl plate
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): ;)
    Zen (zen.arado): free rezzer
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): ah yes
    Zen (zen.arado): must go
    Zen (zen.arado): :)
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): which I accidentaly read "freezer" - must be the winter ;p
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): What time is it again?
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): 11am
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Thx

    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): :)) Sun..I was seeing you with a sweater and thinking of the different weather for each one
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): hm?
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): you mean you were thinking of the winter
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Funny how one never thinks of Africa as being cold
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): even if in SL one can choose:)
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): yes even people here think it's still hot
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): yes Sun:)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth) smiles
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): run around in a Thsirt when it is freezing
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): I agree Agg...
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): I can just imagine how warm the top of Kilimanjaro isn't....
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): I thought of the Kilimanjaro too ;)

    Lucinda Lavender: Curious about Thsirt...what is that?
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Ha
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): and in the desert it gets very cold at night also
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Yes, no clouds to insulate
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): Luci ;)
    Eos Amaterasu: lysdexic garment
    Zen (zen.arado): no ocean
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): lol

    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): so the topic is - doing too much work in SL?
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): too many assignments?
    Zen (zen.arado): sounds like PP Sun :)
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): yes Zenji
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth) nods
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): I think Sl should be fun
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): ;)
    Zen (zen.arado): maybe we try to have too much fun
    Eos Amaterasu: as in RL, we make "real" commitments in SL
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): whatever one agrees to do - should not take the fun away
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): hehe yes
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): We seem to have an awful lot of guardians who we never see or hear from

    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Always seems to be the same faces
    Bleu (bleu.oleander) tries to keep changing my face

    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Oh don't! :((
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): hehe
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): I like it as it is
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): lol Bleu

    Bleu (bleu.oleander): keeps it interesting to reinvent yourself, if only virtually
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): :)
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): when I arrived at PaB I suddenly started to do so many things ...and started to realise I won't be able to do it all
    Bleu (bleu.oleander) feels like a 60's flower child today :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Yes Sun, there's the rub
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): ;-)
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): Kira workshop, Time sessions
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): :)
    Eos Amaterasu: it's okay to be finite
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): art projects
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): In fact, it's FINE to be finite.

    Lucinda Lavender: I am getting ready to travel in rl today ...by car. When I came back fro NYC I was thinking of quitting all groups ...:) not really sure why...
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): so many nice things
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): FINitE
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Oh, Luci -- I hope not.
    Zen (zen.arado): like that Bruce :)
    Maxine Walden: exhausted,Luci?

    Lucinda Lavender: I think NYC made me focus on RL and the focus brought me away from the computer in a way
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Please stay in PaB at least Luci
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray) ponders whether Blub is FIN-ite.
    Lucinda Lavender: OH I will!
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Doh!!! Brucie
    Lucinda Lavender: it was just a noticable urge...interesting to me
    Maxine Walden: out of sight, out of mind?
    Lucinda Lavender: came to appreciate the RL focus
    Eliza Madrigal: back at least for a moment :) sorry
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): I don't focus on RL, too boring
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): np Liz
    Lucinda Lavender: but PaB is really enriching I think
    Zen (zen.arado): maybe if we don't use them for a certain period w should delete
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth) nods @ Luci

    Eliza Madrigal: For me it has been interesting that SL helps me to engage with RL in creative ways I may not have tapped into otherwise..
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): My recent trip to NYC landed me with Legionnaire's disease -- and I've been trying to recover from it for a month -- so I guess you could say that it rearranged my focus of RL, somewhat, also, Luci.
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): agree Zen, clean house once and a while
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Interesting Liz
    Zen (zen.arado): yes true Eliza
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): yes, me too Eliza
    Eliza Madrigal: so I do think I practice skills here, even time balance skills and juggling, that 'work' across the board
    Zen (zen.arado): mutual enrichment RL and SL
    Lucinda Lavender: Wow Bruce...could I ask you more about that experience privately sometime?
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Sure!
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): rl and sl are not so different for me... here I just can go and do things I can't in RL., and meet RL people
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): (but don't get me wrong -- I LVE NY!
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): oh Luci ... hope you are feeling better
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): (LOVE)*
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): yes, better, thanks.
    Lucinda Lavender: I am feeling recharged!
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): Yes Xiri I look at SL like that too
    Eliza Madrigal nods @ Xirana
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Thought that was 'live NY' Bruce :p
    Zen (zen.arado): l♥ve
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): opps sorry that was Bruce

    Lucinda Lavender: I loved NYC and coming home ...

    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): it's a matter to choose the time I have to spend in what I'm interested
    Eliza Madrigal: SL is dynamic like NY
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Lurrrve
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): But, balance in all things is a good policy, I suppose.
    Eliza Madrigal: lots to do and see and people to meet and cultures all in one place
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Oh indeed
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): I agree wholeheartedly
    Eliza Madrigal: so maybe we take on a NY state of mind here, hehe
    Lucinda Lavender: I began to see that Sl was a place to go since I had less work around children in RL
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): So good they named it twice
    Eliza Madrigal giggles
    Eliza Madrigal: I want to be a part of it... SL, SL

    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): For example., I was "busy" for a good part of this meeting because I had to get ready for a RL Meeting. . . and in 15 minutes I must be off to that -- but I do have a feeling of being "torn" between FUN stuff in PaB and the silent "worship" of Quaker Meetings.
    Eliza Madrigal: =P~
    Zen (zen.arado): worry about SL addiction lately
    Bleu (bleu.oleander) is always in a NY state of mind :)

    Zen (zen.arado): rushing to get to a meeting in SL
    Zen (zen.arado): and ppl in RL don't get that ...
    Eliza Madrigal: Yes that seems the way Bruce, think some of us are always running back and forth... making dinner, etc
    Lucinda Lavender: I found so much to appreciate about NY
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): hmm to me it's just like any other meeting ...hmm
    Eliza Madrigal: I often refer to it that way
    Zen (zen.arado): yeh but not to ppl in RL
    Eliza Madrigal: especially since many meet for business on skype now
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): but they get addicted to other things, Zen, like TV, computer games, etc.
    Zen (zen.arado): they think I am mad
    Eliza Madrigal: not so unusual
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): yes I know Zenji
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): I think I'd prefer being addicted to PaB.
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): ;))
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): don't worry about "they"
    Lucinda Lavender: actually I felt immense assistence from PaB in preparation for my trip
    Eliza Madrigal: leveraging out the reality tv shows

    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): I understand this feeling Zen...one must be immersed in SL to understND THAT
    Eliza Madrigal nods
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): it's like being in a cult ;p
    Zen (zen.arado): he he
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): from the outside we look nuts
    Eliza Madrigal: So some of it may be about our being less compartmentalized...

    Eos Amaterasu: diff between things stealing your attention and engaging your attention
    Eliza Madrigal: hahah Sun
    Zen (zen.arado): and I met God last night :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Say more Eos?
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): hehe yes
    Eliza Madrigal: :) Zen
    Zen (zen.arado): the God of SL
    Eos Amaterasu: sometimes too many things can steal away your attention, so you can't be present _anywhere_
    Lucinda Lavender: curious how God Appears here Zen...
    Zen (zen.arado): exactly Eos
    Eos Amaterasu: it's time then for "the taming power of the small"
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): it also depends on if what you live in SL is a positive thing for your life
    Zen (zen.arado): 'don't sweat the small stuff' ?
    Eos Amaterasu: do stay with just a very few of the small stuff, that's okay
    Eos Amaterasu: but sometimes your attention can expand and be found delightedly in lots of things
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): I worry too much about small stuff and miss the big stuff :(
    Eliza Madrigal: mmm
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): ;-)
    Maxine Walden: I really agree, Eos
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): (It's all small stuff, aggers.)

    Bleu (bleu.oleander): hey not to change the subject ..... is anyone working on a performance piece for Art of Being?
    Zen (zen.arado): that's what the book was about I think
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Ok Brucie :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): ♥
    Eliza Madrigal: for me, I hear everyone saying it is paying attention to themselves... how they feel, ie scattered....
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Dis-persed
    Eliza Madrigal: give permission to take a break, or simplify, or to amplify... it isnt just "amount" of time
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Aph and I are working on a performance piece. . . but . . . that's all I know about it, so far.
    Zen (zen.arado): I'm scattered on that one too Bleu
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): nice Bruce
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Is Storm in it Bruce? :p
    Eliza Madrigal: :) Zen
    Eliza Madrigal giggles @ Ag
    Eliza Madrigal: Aph has been a good sport about that
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): I don't know -- I just found out about it this morning from Aph.
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): 'Don't move around in groups'
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): Happy to hear that Bruce ;)

    Eos Amaterasu: aph is looking for god-like people, bruce :-)

    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Bye, Luci.
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth) pictures Brucie with a beard
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Luci :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Bye Luci
    Eos Amaterasu: smoting right and left
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): :(
    stevenaia Michinaga: I must go as well, bye all, always nice to join you here
    Cup Of Green Tea whispers: Ah! Steaming Green Tea!
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): C ya Steve
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): bye steve
    Eos Amaterasu: bye stevenaia
    Maxine Walden: Have to go...see you all soon.
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): bye steve:)
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): byebyee Stevie
    Zen (zen.arado): me too
    Zen (zen.arado): bye all
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): bye Maxine
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): wb Luci
    Susan Sorensson (iwandertoo): waves
    Eos Amaterasu: ditto
    Maxine Walden is Offline
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Stevie, Zen, Susan, Eos, Maxine
    Eos Amaterasu: ~~, all!
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): bye Maxine ans Zen
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): Susan :)
    Eliza Madrigal: wow, swept in and swept out
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Flower power!
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): bye all :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Bleu, hehe :D
    Lucinda Lavender: wow Bleu ...beautiful...
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): bye Bleu
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): byebyee Bleu
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): I love that one.
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): yes me too
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): The multicoloured poofy one
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): wb, Luci.
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): I also go:)
    Xirana (xirana.oximoxi): bye to all
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): bye, Zen.
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Xirana :) bye for now
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Bye, Xir.
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth) waves
    Lucinda Lavender: thanks...everytime my husband goes on line I get bumped lately...
    Eliza Madrigal: busy day for me as well today
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Sun :)
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Bye, Sun! -- you too!
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Aww :(
    Eliza Madrigal: Thanks so much everyone
    Sun (sunshine.vayandar): hugs ;)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth) huggles
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Thanks YOU, Eliza.
    Eliza Madrigal: hahaha
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Thx Liz :)
    Eliza Madrigal: really need a fairy godmother
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: Bruce ...I hope to have a chance to talk soon...
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): With a wand
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Bruce, be well
    Eliza Madrigal: indeed, the wand would help
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Yes Brucie, take care
    Lucinda Lavender: ooops to much lag!
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Actually I'm not finding it too bad today
    Lucinda Lavender: what would you ask the godmother for help with I wonder...
    Eliza Madrigal: Agatha, you'd like that site I think...
    Eliza Madrigal: and Luci, let me give you the LM
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Hmm?
    Lucinda Lavender: LM for?
    Eliza Madrigal: Angry Gods
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Fairygodmother.com?
    Lucinda Lavender: Oh Right
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Oh, right
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): snap
    Lucinda Lavender: hee hee
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): Yes, I'll go and take a look now I think
    Eliza Madrigal: :) Enjoy!!
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): ty :)
    Aggers (agatha.macbeth): BFN
    Lucinda Lavender: I will go for now great day to all!
    Eliza Madrigal: Lovely day, Luci
    Eliza Madrigal: beautiful dress
    Lucinda Lavender: yes you too
    Lucinda Lavender: going to a birthday
    Eliza Madrigal: :) Nice

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