2011.09.11 19:00 - Something Orange This Way Comes

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Calvino Rabeni. The comments are by Calvino Rabeni.

    Calvino Rabeni: Helloo over there Susan
    iwandertoo: hi Calvino
    Calvino Rabeni: How are you this evening
    iwandertoo: doing okay. you?
    Calvino Rabeni: quite good as myself.. though SL is playing up a bit for me tonight
    iwandertoo: understand
    milakel: hi :)
    iwandertoo: hi mila
    Calvino Rabeni: Hey what's new, Milakel
    milakel: 4 letters "s" in your name, susan :)
    milakel: um, paper bag session, cal :)
    Calvino Rabeni: what's that, exactly :) ?
    iwandertoo: ?
    milakel: well, people where paper bags on their heads
    milakel: susan, oh wait - 5 "s" in your name! :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Calvino Rabeni looks for a bit more enlightenment on that bag-wearing
    iwandertoo: significance?
    milakel: a rare event
    iwandertoo: how rare?
    milakel: um, you're probably the only person i know with 5 "s" :)
    iwandertoo: i see
    iwandertoo: defining characteristic
    iwandertoo: 5s
    iwandertoo: 5s
    milakel: i think it's neat
    iwandertoo: dorky coolio
    iwandertoo: moi
    iwandertoo: how are you, mila?
    milakel: i'm ok, i guess :)
    iwandertoo: you guess?
    milakel: guess what?
    iwandertoo: shrugs
    milakel: :)
    iwandertoo: not a good guesser

    Calvino Rabeni: I am a good guesser, it's just that I have a very low proportion of CORRECT ones.
    iwandertoo: uhm...wouldnt this mean then perhaps you're not?
    Calvino Rabeni: No, guessing is easy!
    iwandertoo: how so
    Calvino Rabeni: If I make 5000 guesses, I'm bound to get more correct ones than someone who makes 5 because they are concerned about whether the answers are correct or not
    iwandertoo: i don think so...
    iwandertoo: i dont see the corollary
    Calvino Rabeni: Sort of like the cottonwood tree ... makes many seeds, which then blow in the wind
    iwandertoo: 5000 guesses would take an extreme amount of thought
    iwandertoo: and time
    iwandertoo: but it might be fun
    Calvino Rabeni: Sure, but thought is a lot easier too when not worrying so much about correctness
    iwandertoo: correctness...no...figuring it out
    iwandertoo: its the process of figuring it out that i think is fun
    Calvino Rabeni: in every area of nature there are species that make really different choices in the balance between quality and quantity
    iwandertoo: i can only speak for myself...
    Calvino Rabeni: lots of different strategies for figuring things out, reaching some goal states
    iwandertoo: to my knowledge humans dont engage in random guesses...there is directional tendency to figure things out
    Calvino Rabeni: Good evening, Aphrodite
    iwandertoo: iwandertoo pokes Mila
    iwandertoo: turn a frown upside down
    Second Life: You have been added to the group.
    iwandertoo: hi aphrodite
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Susan, Cal, Mila
    Aphrodite Macbain: Still got that bag over your head I see Mila
    Aphrodite Macbain: Thanks for your help with the wiki!
    Calvino Rabeni: Did you try the bag experience too, Aphro?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Um no. Iseem to have missed out on it
    Aphrodite Macbain: I did wear one for Bleu's performance many months ago
    Calvino Rabeni: I'm at this point really uncertain how much you may have missed out on
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'm sure I missed out on something that happened yesterday morning at 7AM
    Calvino Rabeni: What might that be?
    Aphrodite Macbain: since many people arrived at the 8AM meeting wearing bags
    Calvino Rabeni: ah
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'm sure Mila can tell all
    Calvino Rabeni: Can you, Mila?
    Calvino Rabeni: Calvino Rabeni loves stories
    Aphrodite Macbain: Are you sitting comfortably?
    Calvino Rabeni: Mila?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Aphrodite Macbain can't remember ever being read to as a child
    Calvino Rabeni: Currently looks slumped over, maybe there's not enough oxygen in the bag
    Aphrodite Macbain: It says "away" on her name
    Aphrodite Macbain: She's out of it

    Aphrodite Macbain: Can you tell us a story Cal?
    Paradise Tennant: hiya susan .. aph milakel cal :) good to see everyone :)
    iwandertoo: hi paradise
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Paradise
    Calvino Rabeni: Good evening Paradise
    Calvino Rabeni: Calvino Rabeni is fishing for a story
    Aphrodite Macbain: Strange things are happening to the avis. They lose their top half and then regain them...
    Aphrodite Macbain: Aphrodite Macbain throws in some bait
    Calvino Rabeni: :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles and listens :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Happened to paradise and Susan
    Paradise Tennant: hmm you do not see me normally ?
    Aphrodite Macbain: I do now.
    Paradise Tennant: I am cloud to myself tonite :)
    Calvino Rabeni: All seem norbal to me
    Calvino Rabeni: A story .. hmmm
    Paradise Tennant: what kind of story ? cal
    Aphrodite Macbain: He's going to tell us one Paradise
    Calvino Rabeni: Maybe an anecdote kind of story
    Aphrodite Macbain: maybe we can create one

    Calvino Rabeni: There was a man who liked to garden
    Calvino Rabeni: He grew things behind his house
    milakel: aph :)
    Calvino Rabeni: and other things in front
    Calvino Rabeni: so many things in fact that he ran out of room
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    milakel: oh, para is different :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: uh oh!
    Calvino Rabeni: so he started planting on the dirt strip beside the street
    Calvino Rabeni: he grew tomatoes and pumpkins
    Aphrodite Macbain: good for him
    Calvino Rabeni: by the end of the summer the pumpkin vines were huge!
    Paradise Tennant: like pumpkins
    Calvino Rabeni: and there were many large pumpkins
    Calvino Rabeni: Halloween was approaching
    Calvino Rabeni: he was getting ready to harvest
    Aphrodite Macbain: Aphrodite Macbain thinks about pumpkin pie
    Calvino Rabeni: one day he looked out the window and ...
    Calvino Rabeni: the pumpkin patch was bare!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Aphrodite Macbain holds her breath
    Calvino Rabeni: He went out to the street...
    Calvino Rabeni: and heard the voices of children
    Calvino Rabeni: coming around the corner
    Aphrodite Macbain: It's those kids again!
    Calvino Rabeni: they were having a parade!
    Calvino Rabeni: and each one of them had a costume
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yayyy
    Calvino Rabeni: and was marching along
    Calvino Rabeni: carrying a pumpkin, or wearing one
    Aphrodite Macbain: did someone have a drum?
    Calvino Rabeni: yes they thumped on the pumpkins
    Calvino Rabeni: which are hollow!
    Calvino Rabeni: He waited in front of the house
    Aphrodite Macbain: (ah - pumpkin pies! Many of them
    Calvino Rabeni: the pumpkin parade approached
    Calvino Rabeni: he called out to the children
    Calvino Rabeni: "GOOD AFTERNOON!
    Aphrodite Macbain: lol
    Calvino Rabeni: ... WATCHA GOT THERE???"
    Aphrodite Macbain: lol
    Calvino Rabeni: The children all suddenly scattered
    Aphrodite Macbain: with their drums?
    Calvino Rabeni: there was no place to hide so they ALL hid behind a telephone utility pole
    Calvino Rabeni: lined up to pretend to be invisible
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-o
    Calvino Rabeni: the man said again ..."HI! Watcha got there?"
    Calvino Rabeni: There was a pause
    Calvino Rabeni: and a small voice spoke up.
    Calvino Rabeni: "... not PUMPKINS!"
    Aphrodite Macbain: he he
    Calvino Rabeni: (The End)

    Aphrodite Macbain: Aphrodite Macbain APPLAUDS!!!
    Calvino Rabeni: hehe
    Aphrodite Macbain: ********** TOP LIVE SINGER **********
    Aphrodite Macbain: ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE***********
    Aphrodite Macbain: Good story. Thanks Cal.
    Calvino Rabeni: YW
    Aphrodite Macbain: I can almost imagine you telling out loud
    Aphrodite Macbain: 2 more months till Halloween
    Aphrodite Macbain: anyone else got a story?
    iwandertoo: nods no
    milakel: heh, "top live singer" :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: not sure where that came from....
    milakel: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Nice to hear something that is not about 9/11
    milakel: 9/11? ah, that
    Aphrodite Macbain: Evry media source is trying to out do itself
    Aphrodite Macbain: in telling an original story about it
    milakel: i gave up on media sources long time ago :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: smart girl Mila
    milakel: sleep better after that

    Aphrodite Macbain: Mila- you have lost your smirk!
    milakel: *nods*
    Aphrodite Macbain: Stang e things are happening around our fountain.
    milakel: another paper bag emicon :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: strange
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh. K
    milakel: titled "blank" :)
    milakel: grass!
    milakel: nice
    milakel: *picks a few daisies and decorates the bag*
    Aphrodite Macbain: There you go again Paradise. Lost your top and then regained it. But you are not a skinless pygmy
    milakel: heh
    milakel: she's a cutie
    milakel: luci! :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Luci. Welcome to our strange world
    Paradise Tennant: hiya luci
    Lucinda Lavender: Heloo...
    Lucinda Lavender: Luci is shouting down a long tunnel...
    Lucinda Lavender: with echos
    milakel: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: what is strange about your world be-ers
    Paradise Tennant: going to relog be right back
    milakel: aph is rezzing some strange objects :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Paradise and Mila keep changing
    milakel: heh
    Aphrodite Macbain: aph is trying to put a bag on her head
    milakel: funny how one single stroke can have such an impact :)
    Lucinda Lavender: Maybe The name Aphrodite does not match up with bags on the head...
    Aphrodite Macbain: That's more like it Paradise!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Aphrodite Macbain breathes a sigh of relief
    milakel: dashing through the snow :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Good evening dash
    Dash Earthboy: hey y'all
    Lucinda Lavender: HI Dash
    Aphrodite Macbain: lively dress
    Aphrodite Macbain: and lovely
    Dash Earthboy: like your headdress Mila :)
    milakel: :)
    milakel: thanks
    Paradise Tennant: we were telling stories :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Your dress fell off when you sat down Paradise but you do have your hair
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    milakel: makes it easier to catch the emotion :)
    Dash Earthboy: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Dash
    milakel: stev! :)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya dash
    Dash Earthboy: hi Aph <3
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello
    Paradise Tennant: hiya stev
    Dash Earthboy: hey stev
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hiya Stevenaia
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: waves
    Calvino Rabeni: Steve hello
    stevenaia Michinaga: have paradise been rezzing for a while?
    Aphrodite Macbain: She keeps dropping her clothing
    Aphrodite Macbain: Nice smile Mila
    Dash Earthboy: so we're catching that inner glow?
    stevenaia Michinaga: I hate when that happens
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Always important to have nice underwear on. Never know when your clothes will fall off
    Calvino Rabeni: Calvino Rabeni looks out the window at the rising moon
    Lucinda Lavender: Same here Cal
    stevenaia Michinaga: my mother used to say that
    Paradise Tennant: hmm a full moon we could tell ghost stories
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes, it is a very big golden disc in a very dark blue sky
    Lucinda Lavender: the moon is just rising...and it gets dark out a little earlier
    Calvino Rabeni: The fullness will reverse at 2:27
    stevenaia Michinaga: raining here, no moonrise :(
    Dash Earthboy: feeling for ya stev
    Aphrodite Macbain: Ghost stories...
    Lucinda Lavender: this am cal?
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes
    stevenaia Michinaga: post pics on the log
    Aphrodite Macbain: so it is at its fullest

    stevenaia Michinaga: looks for SL moon
    stevenaia Michinaga: why is there a paper bag shot in the head over there?
    milakel: huh?
    stevenaia Michinaga: points accusingly at Aph, behind you Mila
    stevenaia Michinaga: (owner)
    milakel: bruce left his ipod
    milakel: ah! :)
    milakel: art of aph :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: ofcourse!
    Paradise Tennant: I have a friend whose house is haunted :) .. once a year they get a visitation . the air gets cold .and start to smell of river mud .. and a young boy comes in dressed in 1920 garb walks through the back door dripping wet with his shoes over his shoulder calling mother
    Paradise Tennant: at first only my friend could see him
    Paradise Tennant: but one year her 3 year old daughter asked her where the boy ws going
    Paradise Tennant: now everyone in the family has seen him
    Lucinda Lavender: !!
    Lucinda Lavender: takes a deep breath
    milakel: paranormal activity? :)
    Paradise Tennant: she researched it .. they live in a century home in hamilton
    Paradise Tennant: use to be river in the back
    milakel: definitely an x-file :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Aphrodite Macbain wonders what river mud smells likee
    Paradise Tennant: according to the archives a 10 year old boy drowned in the river who use to live in their house
    Aphrodite Macbain: Aphrodite Macbain wonders why her hand is stuck at a weird angle
    Lucinda Lavender: I think a little stinky aphrodite
    Paradise Tennant: his sister was suppose to be watching him but she was with a suitor in the parlour
    Paradise Tennant: always feels like a sad room it seems
    Dash Earthboy: the river mud here where we walked the dogs an hour ago smells great!
    milakel: have you seen him, para?
    milakel: dash :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: You don't know Hamilton Dash!
    Paradise Tennant: rich earthy weedy
    Dash Earthboy: i guess you're right :)
    Paradise Tennant: in the 1920s maybe not so bad
    milakel: maybe frogs live there
    Aphrodite Macbain: 'Twas a dark and stormy night...
    Dash Earthboy: the tree frog in my bedroom in GA didn't smell bad at all either :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: and the frogs were croaking their lonely call
    milakel: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: and from the depths of the river, there rose a strange cry
    Lucinda Lavender: Moon rose steadily to cast a silver path across the water
    milakel: ayyyyhhhheeeeeeee
    Aphrodite Macbain: the river shivered and the silver path began to widen
    Dash Earthboy: ribbit
    Aphrodite Macbain: Something was pushing its way to the surface
    Lucinda Lavender: up popped...
    Paradise Tennant: no never have seen have to be there on the right day
    milakel: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Calvino Rabeni shivers
    Aphrodite Macbain: a pumpkin!
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Aphrodite Macbain rolls over laughing
    Lucinda Lavender: the unexpected!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Aphrodite Macbain giggles
    Paradise Tennant: but not quite a pumpkin ..
    Aphrodite Macbain: oop
    Dash Earthboy: a large squash?
    milakel: :)
    Paradise Tennant: round .. oranged but with ears
    Paradise Tennant: and .. gold eyes that squint hungrily
    Aphrodite Macbain: an orange-eared being with golden eyes
    Lucinda Lavender: Perhaps the one they call The Great Pumpkin!
    Paradise Tennant: and jagged jaws that look lit from within
    Aphrodite Macbain: but wait!
    Aphrodite Macbain: it kept rising
    Aphrodite Macbain: from the river, moving forward toward the shore
    milakel: and the water turned red
    Lucinda Lavender: Bats came out for a visitation
    Aphrodite Macbain: it had legs
    Aphrodite Macbain: 3 of them
    Dash Earthboy: really it was just my sister :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: lol
    milakel: spoiler alert!
    Aphrodite Macbain: but it WASN'T your sister Dash, it was something else

    Aphrodite Macbain: something much worse!
    milakel: hehe
    Dash Earthboy: couldn't be :)
    milakel: 2 sisters?
    Dash Earthboy: wicca sisters?
    milakel: el chupacabra?
    Aphrodite Macbain: wicked sisters
    milakel: eh, i knew it!
    Aphrodite Macbain: poor cindarella
    Dash Earthboy: something tells me we're not in Kansas anymore
    Aphrodite Macbain: conmderella
    Aphrodite Macbain: cinderella
    milakel: are their hands in blood?
    Aphrodite Macbain: didn't know how to click her heels
    Dash Earthboy: cinderfella?
    milakel: heh
    Aphrodite Macbain: molto bella
    milakel: ciderella
    Dash Earthboy: yummy
    Dash Earthboy: *he said in his best Jim Carrie voice :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: cider-soaked pumpkin
    milakel: nom
    Aphrodite Macbain: and two mice to pull it to the castle
    milakel: hmm
    Aphrodite Macbain: and three footment for her 3 feet
    milakel: now that doesn't sounds plausible
    Aphrodite Macbain: lol
    Calvino Rabeni: Yeah, I completely believed it up to that point :)
    milakel: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: (seriously lol)
    Aphrodite Macbain: trying to bkep the consistency
    Aphrodite Macbain: keep
    Aphrodite Macbain: You can't just say three feet and then forget about it
    Lucinda Lavender: hmmmpumkin sister...smiled as it rose out of the water having remembered a funny joke:)
    Aphrodite Macbain: do tell Luci
    milakel: the 3rd foot could be mistaken for something else
    Aphrodite Macbain: !
    Lucinda Lavender: hoping someone else remembers it:)
    milakel: i think it was a furry tail
    milakel: *thinks of woly*
    Aphrodite Macbain: a wet furry tail
    Dash Earthboy: i think it was about the neurotic dylexic atheist...what happened last night
    Aphrodite Macbain: huh?
    milakel: :/
    Dash Earthboy: dyslexic :)
    milakel: a joke?
    Dash Earthboy: yep\
    Lucinda Lavender: brb:)
    milakel: i don't know this one
    Aphrodite Macbain: Aphrodite Macbain tries to imagine the lunch line
    Dash Earthboy: well, he stayed up all night worrying about whether there was a DOG
    Aphrodite Macbain: ah. right
    milakel: heh
    Aphrodite Macbain: That's right- it was an orange dog that came out of the water that was missing a leg!
    Calvino Rabeni: ah yes, the old one about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac :)
    milakel: haha
    Dash Earthboy: yah Cal, that one too :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    Aphrodite Macbain: a shaggy dog story
    Dash Earthboy: must be the full moon :)
    Calvino Rabeni: indeed
    Aphrodite Macbain: *HOWL!!!*
    milakel: mull foon
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Calvino Rabeni: by the way, does anyone know the average number of legs that an adult human being has?
    milakel: milakel eeps
    Aphrodite Macbain: Aphrodite Macbain considers this carefully and warily
    Dash Earthboy: at what age human beings adults?
    Calvino Rabeni: I mean, for average adult humans
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh as opposed to juvelines?
    Calvino Rabeni: choose that parameter conveniently, to suit your source information
    Dash Earthboy: it might make a difference :)
    Calvino Rabeni: like, say, 35 years
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    Aphrodite Macbain: *juveniles
    Dash Earthboy: guesses 2
    Calvino Rabeni: Perhaps the google or wolfram alpha of the future will be able to give the graph of "average number of legs" versus "age"
    Calvino Rabeni: Nope, it's less than two
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    Aphrodite Macbain: but more than one?
    Calvino Rabeni: I certainly hope so
    Aphrodite Macbain: lol
    Dash Earthboy: one of those "average family" figures?
    Calvino Rabeni: yeah
    Dash Earthboy: 1.735?
    Aphrodite Macbain: 1.2 children
    milakel: 1.5 babies :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: snap
    Aphrodite Macbain: snip

    Aphrodite Macbain: Time to get out of this mad place
    milakel: indeed
    Aphrodite Macbain: Thanks for the stories
    milakel: crazy people in here
    Calvino Rabeni: Two dogs were howling at the full moon, and I heard the lonesome call of a V of geese in a nighttime migration
    Calvino Rabeni: and with that ... I must fly :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Good evening everyone
    Aphrodite Macbain: Nice. Fly well. and hihg
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye!
    Calvino Rabeni: thanks
    Dash Earthboy: happy flying Cal

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