2012.01.03 13:00 - Sharing New Years Resolutions

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Aphrodite Macbain. The comments are by Aphrodite Macbain.

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    Korel Laloix: Heya
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Korel GTSY
    Korel Laloix smiles
    Aphrodite Macbain: How are you now? All better?
    Korel Laloix: Feels like such a long day after the holidays.
    Korel Laloix: Feeling sort of low really.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Back to school/work?
    Aphrodite Macbain: mid-winter blahs?
    Korel Laloix: Already read through most of my textbooks and done some of the homework already.
    Korel Laloix: SO off to a good start.
    Korel Laloix: Yes, winter badness and I had a rather poopy New Year... frowns
    Aphrodite Macbain: Wow. Good for you.
    Aphrodite Macbain: What's new this year?
    Korel Laloix: I don't think I am that smart, I just work hard.
    Aphrodite Macbain: new-subject matter
    Korel Laloix: Nothing new this year so far.. smiles
    Korel Laloix: More of the same, but higher levels.
    Korel Laloix: Statistical modeling concepts.
    Korel Laloix: Bio stats.



    Aphrodite Macbain: I have never studied statistics.
    Aphrodite Macbain: It must help you think logically
    Korel Laloix: Not contagious disease.
    Korel Laloix: Helps you spot lies as well.
    Aphrodite Macbain: contagious disease?
    Korel Laloix: A flu you can get from someone.
    Korel Laloix: But there are hereditary and environmental diseases as well.
    Aphrodite Macbain: (which I have right now)
    Aphrodite Macbain: right
    Korel Laloix: So we looked at contagious disease last semester, this is more the other side of it.
    Aphrodite Macbain: auto-immune disease must be genetically obtained
    Korel Laloix: Sorry you are flued.
    Aphrodite Macbain: me too. thanks
    Aphrodite Macbain: I haven't been out in a day and a half
    Korel Laloix: Yes, genetic, but environmental factors can set it off.




    Aphrodite Macbain: like cold weather you mean?
    Korel Laloix: Yes, but more poor living choices.
    Aphrodite Macbain: no energy. Just want to sleep
    Korel Laloix: I had the flu a couple of weeks ago, ended up in hospital.
    Aphrodite Macbain: hope you're all better now
    Korel Laloix: It took a couple of weeks.
    Korel Laloix: But I am back to running and all.
    Korel Laloix: Hope you get well soon.
    Aphrodite Macbain: “living choices" as in diet?
    Aphrodite Macbain: grandmother's chicken soup and Christmas turkey?
    Aphrodite Macbain: hope you put on a few pounds
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hiya San
    Santoshima Resident: hiya Aph and Korel
    Korel Laloix: Yes, for me, it is diet, too much exertion.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Interesting animation San. Looks like you're typing with one hand
    Korel Laloix: I am back up to 76 lbs... so gained some back.
    Aphrodite Macbain: 76 lbs!!
    Korel Laloix: Sort of a new year’s resolution, I want to get back up to 85.
    Santoshima Resident: 76!
    Santoshima Resident: what height?
    Korel Laloix: I got down to 73 again.. frowns.
    Korel Laloix: 4'9
    Santoshima Resident: ah
    Aphrodite Macbain: You are way too light even tho you are short
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hiya Zon
    Santoshima Resident: hey Zon :)
    Zon Kwan: helloo
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'll tell you what Korel; I'll give you 50 lbs of my weight
    Korel Laloix: I know i know i know... my shrink has been yelling at me for months now.
    Korel Laloix: I wish...
    Korel Laloix: I actually got up to 95 about 18 months ago.
    Korel Laloix: Was painful to get there though.


    Aphrodite Macbain: I keep making the same ny resolution: eat well- but it's hard to maintain.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Aph, Korel, San and Zon :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Sophia!
    Korel Laloix: osiyo
    Zon Kwan: hye sophia
    Aphrodite Macbain: Happy new Year everyone
    Zon Kwan: hey
    Aphrodite Macbain: We’re talking about food and weight and ny resolutions
    SophiaSharon Larnia: thank you




    Aphrodite Macbain: anyone else have any resolutions?
    Zon Kwan: my resolution is trying to remain as sane as possible
    Korel Laloix: I don't do resolutions, but I do set goals.
    Korel Laloix: I want to try and gain 3/4 lb a month.
    Aphrodite Macbain: how do you go about remaining sane Zon?
    Zon Kwan: i don't know yet
    Zon Kwan: it's an adventure
    SophiaSharon Larnia: (that’s quite a lot Korel :) )
    Aphrodite Macbain: I hope to lose about 2 lbs/month
    Korel Laloix: I am going to lift more this semester as my classes line up better.
    Aphrodite Macbain: what would you eat to make that happen Korel?
    Aphrodite Macbain: lots of protein and carbs?
    Korel Laloix: Not sure... going to try more proteiny vegetarian stuff this time.
    Korel Laloix: Not much else has worked.
    Aphrodite Macbain: nods
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I don't 'do' New Year resolutions as such, but do want to pay attention to my body and treat it better. Bring it more into awareness.



    Korel Laloix: Being lactose intolerant sort of knocks out some good options.
    Aphrodite Macbain: I am going to try and learn more about myself - not just my body but my mind and memory
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)



    Aphrodite Macbain: I'm also going to try and paint and draw more. I have discovered that it brings me a lot of pleasure
    Korel Laloix: Going to try and run less this year as well.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Run less?
    Zon Kwan: going to solve the riddle of life this year
    Korel Laloix: I run too much.
    Aphrodite Macbain: wow! let us know the answer, would you Zon?
    Korel Laloix: Been trying to cut down like my doc wants, but hard to do.
    Zon Kwan: hm..depends
    Aphrodite Macbain: depends?
    Zon Kwan: what the answer is..and how nice you all are




    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    Aphrodite Macbain: or how generous you feel?
    Zon Kwan: nods..that too
    SophiaSharon Larnia holds her breath for the answer
    SophiaSharon Larnia: maybe a long time eh lol
    Alfred Kelberry: neko girl! :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: don't hold your breath....
    Alfred Kelberry: good to see you :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Boxy
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Boxy :) nice to see you
    Alfred Kelberry: happy new year guys :)




    Korel Laloix: I think the answer is.....
    Aphrodite Macbain: listens to Korel..
    SophiaSharon Larnia: happy New Year <3
    Zon Kwan: HNY alfie
    Korel Laloix: The lack of chocolate is the root of all even... or something like that... smiles
    Korel Laloix: evil
    Zon Kwan: true
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ha :)
    Korel Laloix: I soooo can't type today.
    Aphrodite Macbain: deep and crisp and evil
    Santoshima Resident: cheers, Alf : hny!!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i cant either, all the time, I knew what you meant lol
    Alfred Kelberry: *grooms sharon's tail* :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia purrs
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: my cat is watching jealously
    SophiaSharon Larnia: aww lol


    Aphrodite Macbain: any ny resolutions boxy?
    Alfred Kelberry: a few :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: can you share them with us?
    Aphrodite Macbain: I find it helps to have a goal and a process for achieving it
    Santoshima Resident: { ... quietly slipping out ... will look for boxy's resolutions in the wiki }
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye! san!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye San, nice to see you :)
    Alfred Kelberry: i guess i could sum them up as paying more attention to being rather than existing
    Aphrodite Macbain: hmmm
    SophiaSharon Larnia: listens and nods
    Zon Kwan: hm
    Zon Kwan: what’s the difference?
    Aphrodite Macbain: a more active participation in life?
    Zon Kwan: being..existing
    Aphrodite Macbain: more deliberate?
    Zon Kwan: gtg, see ya
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Zon :) have fun
    Alfred Kelberry: just being me, aph
    Alfred Kelberry: what about you?
    Aphrodite Macbain: well then I look forward to that
    Alfred Kelberry: thank you :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: more making art
    Aphrodite Macbain: more learning who I am
    Aphrodite Macbain: more playing
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: and being


    SophiaSharon Larnia: What I'm hearing right now is "more". Is what I am or what we are not good enough?
    Alfred Kelberry: good point, Sharon :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Starting from what I have, I think what I have to good enough. My attitude on the other hand could use some waking up
    Alfred Kelberry: i find that uncovering self as you drop various preconceptions is rewarding and a pleasant experience for me
    SophiaSharon Larnia: are you typing Boxy? or chewing on a bone? ;0
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh nvm
    Alfred Kelberry: i suppose the more comes from wanting to explore it further
    Korel Laloix: Uncovering yourself can be very painful as well.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: nods
    Alfred Kelberry: yet i'm content with who i am at each step
    Korel Laloix: And it just never seems to end.
    Alfred Kelberry: it never does, i think :)
    Korel Laloix: There are lots of things about me that I don't like...one of the reasons I see a shrink.
    Korel Laloix: But overall, I like me.
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: so do we all
    Alfred Kelberry: i like kori girl :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: ((Kori))
    Alfred Kelberry: she's cute, witty and ballsy :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Korel, nice distinction :))

    Korel Laloix: Thanks... I think.. smiles
    Aphrodite Macbain: definitely complimentary

    Aphrodite Macbain: I've been doing some hard work uncovering what drives me. It all seems to come from childhood
    Korel Laloix: The scary part is figuring out what to do when you figure out what drives you.
    Alfred Kelberry: aph, what connections did you find in your childhood?
    Korel Laloix smiles
    Aphrodite Macbain: I was the eldest child and therefore took on a lot or responsibility Aphrodite Macbain: sometimes just knowing helps
    SophiaSharon Larnia: A constant meditation or even a contemplative practice such as this at PaB opens up something vulnerable and sometimes damaged inside
    Alfred Kelberry: *hugs neko girl*
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes. sophia
    SophiaSharon Larnia: **hugs Boxy** ty
    Alfred Kelberry: aph, that's why you chair all the time :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: we have to be careful not to abuse that trust
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes- I think you're right Boxy
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ha! I was the first of 4, what is my excuse
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I also wanted to help out Bruce - as he is at the doctors right now
    SophiaSharon Larnia: You are very good at it Aph :D, not just complimenting so you'll keep doing it lol
    Korel Laloix: For what?
    Alfred Kelberry: ah, yes. hope he's fine and thank you, aph :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: he has so many things going wrong with him
    Aphrodite Macbain: it is frightening when our bodies begin to give out fall apart and slow down
    SophiaSharon Larnia: nods
    Alfred Kelberry: eh, yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: part of our challenge is to know when to fight it and when to accept it
    Aphrodite Macbain: medical system in US can be a challenge too i gather
    Alfred Kelberry: i propose the next pause for Bruce
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    Alfred Kelberry: a few kind thoughts his way
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-) yes! Let's all think comforting thoughts
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i need to go afk for a few minutes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: brb
    Aphrodite Macbain: waves
    Alfred Kelberry: aph, is the mind always youthful?
    Aphrodite Macbain: eh?
    Aphrodite Macbain: what?
    Aphrodite Macbain: ergh
    Aphrodite Macbain: ouff
    Aphrodite Macbain: I forget
    Alfred Kelberry: or at some point do you adapt to the age and accompanying restrictions
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes.

    Aphrodite Macbain: I make a lot of lists


    Aphrodite Macbain whispers: thinking of Bruce
    Aphrodite Macbain: Thank you

    (Bruce received the log from Aphrodite and posted it in the wiki - - and is SO grateful for the kind thoughts!)

    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I am studying Italian which helps keep my grey cells sparking
    Korel Laloix: That is a lovely language.
    Aphrodite Macbain: si, bellissima!
    Aphrodite Macbain: do you speak any?

    Korel Laloix: No, but I lived with an Italian girl for a while when I was down in Tampa.
    Alfred Kelberry: during the pause i thought what if all the people on earth stop and think of a single person for a minute
    Aphrodite Macbain: I like the idea that everyone was thinking of someone else and not themselves

    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    Aphrodite Macbain: It would have the power of prayer I think
    Alfred Kelberry: aph, please do come to Venice meetup (if it happens)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Venice??
    Aphrodite Macbain’s ears perk up
    Alfred Kelberry: yes, it's one of the proposed locations
    Aphrodite Macbain: Oh - I hadn't seen that.
    Alfred Kelberry: woly suggested :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I would dearly love to come to Venice.
    Alfred Kelberry: it's for a meetup, not a retreat
    Aphrodite Macbain: It is much cheaper when we share- otherwise single residences are pricey
    SophiaSharon Larnia: back and reading
    Korel Laloix: That sounds fun.. whenish?
    Aphrodite Macbain: wb sharon
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ty
    Aphrodite Macbain: spring? fall? summer? June?
    Alfred Kelberry: is it like having visitors coming to you when you think of someone?
    Aphrodite Macbain: It would be hot in the summer

    Alfred Kelberry: aph, unknown
    Aphrodite Macbain: boxy? I don't understand your question
    Aphrodite Macbain: wouldn't it be fun to meet in Venice and take a gondola ride together: and visit the islands of Murano and Torcello?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: it would :)

    Korel Laloix: Would love to get there.
    Korel Laloix: Have to get back to RL now.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Korel :))
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye! Korel
    Korel Laloix: ciao all
    Aphrodite Macbain: ciao bella!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ciao bellisimo
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: or something like that lololol
    SophiaSharon Larnia: blushes
    Aphrodite Macbain: bellissima for a girl
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ah, see?
    Aphrodite Macbain: bellissimo for a boy
    SophiaSharon Larnia: laughs in rl
    SophiaSharon Larnia: my bad
    Aphrodite Macbain: grins
    SophiaSharon Larnia likes ciao bella better
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :D
    Aphrodite Macbain starts to fantasize of us all sitting contemplating on cushions in Venice
    SophiaSharon Larnia: and then doing onigokko
    SophiaSharon Larnia: haha
    Aphrodite Macbain: lol!!
    Aphrodite Macbain: hee hee
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I wish I had met you all
    Aphrodite Macbain: we can all go to St Mark's square and dance with the pigeons
    SophiaSharon Larnia: so very much, more than I have said here
    SophiaSharon Larnia: it is expensive
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-) aww Sophia.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: and the idea gives me a mini anxiety attack
    Aphrodite Macbain: really? the cost?
    Aphrodite Macbain: what idea?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: no, meeting the rl peeps
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh. It will be fine
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I went on a mini retreat in Princeton it seems like forever ago now
    SophiaSharon Larnia: before the longer retreats had commenced
    Aphrodite Macbain: we are all very much like our avis (except I'm 30 lbs lighter and 30 years younger in SL)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yay :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hahah
    SophiaSharon Larnia: im not so young myself
    SophiaSharon Larnia: just act like it on tv
    Aphrodite Macbain: Have you been working during the holidays?
    Alfred Kelberry: i felt cheerful and dropped all expectations :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I was off new years
    SophiaSharon Larnia: put my own foot down on myself for that one, visitors came from a state away
    Aphrodite Macbain: good. dropping expectations is the key Boxy
    Alfred Kelberry: it helps a lot when you stop assuming and expecting
    Aphrodite Macbain: let's drop them for the next break
    Aphrodite Macbain: at Vashon i was delightfully surprised
    Alfred Kelberry: it was a real joy to meet each person in Berlin
    SophiaSharon Larnia: well, what if you found out I was a chain-smoking ho-ho eater?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: kidding :D
    Aphrodite Macbain: everybody was MORE than i expected


    SophiaSharon Larnia: its such a dichotomy, truly. In my mind SL has very little to do with RL, except for PaB.
    Alfred Kelberry: *grooms sharon's tail* :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: It was great hanging out with u2
    Alfred Kelberry: aph :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia stretches and purrs rumble from the middle of her chest.
    Aphrodite Macbain: I've got to go to the bank now and buy some food
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Aph :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: have fun
    Alfred Kelberry: bank well :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'm banking on it

    SophiaSharon Larnia: where have you been boxy? I’ve been here lately and missed you
    Alfred Kelberry: i hope you're able to come the next meetup, sharon
    SophiaSharon Larnia: if it is over seas I probably will not
    SophiaSharon Larnia: in the states, I may
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ill have to see
    Alfred Kelberry: aww, i missed you too :) been off on holidays
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I'm not nearly as glum as I appear here
    Alfred Kelberry: i thought that you were gone :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: no
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ill never go away
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hahah
    Alfred Kelberry: never seen you as glum :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I spin so much when thoughts go 'round and 'round in my head, that I'll always come back to get some grounding, Boxy
    SophiaSharon Larnia: its how I am wired
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh good
    Alfred Kelberry: you're a joyful, fun kitty with sexy outfits :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: you should see the mausoleum I just built, before you say that lol
    Alfred Kelberry: haha
    SophiaSharon Larnia: aww thank you :D
    Alfred Kelberry: can you rez it here?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh no
    SophiaSharon Larnia: its not linked all the way, I don’t even know what is linked and what is not
    Alfred Kelberry: ah
    SophiaSharon Larnia: its meant to be temporary, like everything i make :D
    Alfred Kelberry: well, do show when you're finished :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: grins
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye for now Boxy, have fun :))
    SophiaSharon Larnia: have to log off
    Alfred Kelberry: so nice to see you, neko girl :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: you too
    Alfred Kelberry: you be good :)
    Alfred Kelberry: wuff!

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