2012.01.22 13:00 - Venice, funny chickens, happiness boxes, kindergarten.

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

    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi wol
    Wol Euler: hello aph, nice to see you again
    Aphrodite Macbain: Meet my friend Gezinus. I met him in Venice!
    Wol Euler: hello gezinus, welcome to play as being
    Aphrodite Macbain: He lives in Holland.
    Gezinus Benelli: Hello wol
    Aphrodite Macbain: Gezinus, meet wol she lives in Germany
    Wol Euler grins.


    Aphrodite Macbain: Venice is a great sim wol, have you seen it?
    Gezinus Benelli: Guten abend freulein
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Zon.welcome
    Zon Kwan: guten abend alle
    Wol Euler: I'm not sure which one you mean, there are or were several recreations of bits of Venice here
    Wol Euler: hello zon
    Aphrodite Macbain realizes she has been on line since 8 AM
    Wol Euler: heheh
    Wol Euler: you must be getting hungry
    Zon Kwan: afk
    Aphrodite Macbain: Got stuck in Venice...
    Wol Euler: ah :) that happens
    Aphrodite Macbain: I have a big pot of yogurt beside me
    Aphrodite Macbain: I really hope we can have a meet up in Venice this fall....
    Wol Euler: that would be lovely, yes!
    Aphrodite Macbain: I wonder whether there is an avi in Italy
    Aphrodite Macbain: who organized the Assisi meeting?
    Wol Euler: qt
    Aphrodite Macbain: Of course- Milan
    Wol Euler: that was genesis, I believe she is still there too
    Aphrodite Macbain: where does she live?
    Wol Euler: not sure ... perhaps in Assisi itself
    Wol Euler: perhaps we should contact her ...
    Aphrodite Macbain: Annabella said it is easy to get from Malta to Venice- and cheap
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'd like to go to Malta and find places where my family lived 100 years ago
    Wol Euler smiles.
    Wol Euler: that sounds like a great plan for the autumn, aph
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh - let's do it!
    Wol Euler: done
    Wol Euler: i.e. agreed, let
    Aphrodite Macbain: I can try and organize it from a distance but it would be easier if someone local could do the finding of the albergo
    Wol Euler: let's get it organized
    Wol Euler: I may have a suggestion there
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes?
    Aphrodite Macbain: you know a place?
    Wol Euler: when I go with friends we stay in a restored 16 century palazzo only 6 minutes on foot from the San Marco
    Aphrodite Macbain: OMG
    Wol Euler: owned by an architect, they divided it up into several apartments
    Wol Euler: all with kitchens, some with painted ceilings and 4-poster beds etc
    Aphrodite Macbain: OMG x 2
    Aphrodite Macbain: How much?
    Wol Euler: ah, actually, it occurs to me that this is a bad idea. Almost all the apartments are for a couple plus N others
    Aphrodite Macbain: poop
    Aphrodite Macbain: N?
    Wol Euler: it's not cheap, but it is far less than a hotel in that area, and since the apts have kitchens you can save a lot by cooking for yourself rather than eating in restaurants
    Wol Euler: N = some unknown and largely irrelevant number
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-) just checking
    Wol Euler: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Gezinus- do you know any good places to stay in Venice?
    Aphrodite Macbain: good=cheap but perfect

    No answer
    Aphrodite Macbain: He may be exploring
    Wol Euler: he moved on a while ago actually
    Aphrodite Macbain: Well perhaps Qt can make suggestions
    Wol Euler nods.

    Retreat rethink

    Aphrodite Macbain: So, you missed the discussion on what to do with retreats this morning Wol
    Wol Euler: Venice is full of hotels, it's probably not a great problem to find one that is suitable
    Wol Euler: indeed, I was at work :(
    Aphrodite Macbain: working on a Sunday?
    Wol Euler: mmhmm
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-(
    Wol Euler: well, I have friday mornings off for my guardian session
    Aphrodite Macbain: there was a discussion about changing the whole purpose of retreats- even changing their name
    Aphrodite Macbain: from retreats to treats!
    Wol Euler: heheh
    Aphrodite Macbain: and how they could be structured
    Aphrodite Macbain: some feel meditation is essential, others aren't too sure
    Aphrodite Macbain: Most felt that it was important to be in a somewhat isolated place if it is important to meditate
    Wol Euler: /mn
    Wol Euler nods.
    Wol Euler: I suppose it does depend on what people think they are going for
    Aphrodite Macbain: I get a feeling that there is a move to re-think many aspects of PaB - its purpose etc. Pema feels our needs have changed. I'm not sure.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Korel
    Wol Euler: hello korel, bruce
    Aphrodite Macbain: waves
    Korel Laloix: heya
    Aphrodite Macbain looks for Bruce
    Bruce Mowbray: Hey there, Zon, Aph, Wol, and Kori.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Brucie

    Aphrodite Macbain: Bruce has already started making a happiness art work for the Dome
    Wol Euler: ah :)
    Bruce Mowbray: I just finished making my HAPPINESS BOX!!!!
    Bruce Mowbray: But it violates the rules for the next Art of Being project, I'm afraid.
    Wol Euler: awwww :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I thought I'd do some homework and read a bit on the subject first.
    Bruce Mowbray: can only have ONE photo.
    Bruce Mowbray: My happiness box has five photos!
    Bruce Mowbray: plus a script.
    Bruce Mowbray: Wanna see it?
    Wol Euler: sure
    Korel Laloix: please
    Bruce Mowbray: Ooops
    Bruce Mowbray: wrong box.
    Bruce Mowbray: ooopss!!
    Bruce Mowbray: another wrong box.
    Bruce Mowbray: How come I could put it on my plot and it's right -- but can't put it here?
    Bruce Mowbray: Oh well.
    Wol Euler: are you placing the same object?
    Bruce Mowbray: Apparently not, Wol. . . but I don't understand what I'm doing wrong.
    Bruce Mowbray: but np.
    Bruce Mowbray: I'll figure it out later.
    Aphrodite Macbain: You should be able to rez your box here Bruce...
    Wol Euler: did you remember to take it from where you were last working on it?
    Wol Euler: perhaps the up-to-date original is not in your inventory
    Bruce Mowbray: It is at my plot right now, Wol.
    Bruce Mowbray: Should I delete it from there?
    Wol Euler: ah :) that explains perhaps why it can't be here :)
    Wol Euler: well, wait
    Aphrodite Macbain: Oh don’t delete it, just take it
    Aphrodite Macbain: and then rez it here
    Bruce Mowbray: Oh -- I thought PaB was a quantum universe...
    Wol Euler: if you have a functional copy in your inventory, then you should be able to rez it
    Bruce Mowbray: sry.
    Bruce Mowbray: just a sec.
    Bruce Mowbray: carry on.
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-) giggles
    Aphrodite Macbain: How are you Korel?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Studying like crazy?

    No answer…
    Aphrodite Macbain: Guess she's still studying!
    Wol Euler: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'm listening to cross country check up and they are talking about the capsizing of the Italian cruise ship
    Aphrodite Macbain: remind me not to take a cruise to Venice
    Wol Euler nods.

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    Bruce rezzes his happiness box
    Aphrodite Macbain: yayy
    Bruce Mowbray: THERE it is!!!!
    Wol Euler: yay
    Aphrodite Macbain: May I take a picture Bruce?
    Bruce Mowbray: Sure, Aph!

    Zon Kwan: is it you in the middle Bruce

    Korel Laloix: Just getting ready to study really.
    Korel Laloix: Just back from church and lunch with D.
    Aphrodite Macbain: D?
    Korel Laloix: Dolorus.

    Wol Euler: hello zen
    Korel Laloix: brb... relog
    Aphrodite Macbain: this is Bruce's Happiness Box zen
    Bruce Mowbray: ;-)))))
    Bruce Mowbray: I will move it off the cushions.
    Zen Arado: Hi all
    Zon Kwan: hi zen
    Bruce Mowbray: Hi, Zen.
    Aphrodite Macbain: no worries.
    Wol Euler: wb korel
    Aphrodite Macbain: there are still lots of cushions
    Korel Laloix: Thanks.
    Bruce Mowbray: wb Kori.
    Zen Arado: whose are the photos?
    Bruce Mowbray: RL phone. . . brb
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bruce is having a hard time removing the supertext. Anyone know how to do that?
    Wol Euler: sure, put in a "scrubber" script that sets the object text to a blank string
    Zen Arado: what supertext?
    Wol Euler: I might even have one handy, just a mo
    Aphrodite Macbain: It says BRUCE'S HAPPINESS BOX ABOVE
    Zen Arado: ah ok
    Aphrodite Macbain: That would help
    Zen Arado: or make it blank?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Storm will title them I guess
    Zen Arado: oh a happiness exhibit
    Zen Arado: forgot about that
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes- Bleu sent out an email yesterday
    Wol Euler: just gave it to him :)
    Zen Arado: read it but forgot
    Aphrodite Macbain: Great. He may still be on the phone
    Bruce Mowbray: [back]
    Wol Euler: :)
    Bruce Mowbray: :)
    Bruce Mowbray: What did I miss?
    Zen Arado: wb Bruce

    Wol Euler: the tapdancing elephants were pretty cool.

    Aphrodite Macbain: lol

    Aphrodite Macbain: Wol gave you a scrubber Bruce to get rid of the superscript
    Zon Kwan: gtg, cya
    Bruce Mowbray: No I got the supertext the way I wanted it.
    Aphrodite Macbain: I thought we weren't suppose to have supertexts

    Wol Euler: bye zon
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye! Zon

    Zen Arado: no scripts
    Bruce Mowbray: Doesn’t it say "Bruce's Happiness Box"?
    Aphrodite Macbain: I guess that doesn't mean superscripts
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes
    Bruce Mowbray: This does NOT conform to the rules for the Art of Being project...
    Aphrodite Macbain: Now I’ll shut t up
    Bruce Mowbray: no way!
    Wol Euler: :)
    Bruce Mowbray: Nooooo. DON"T shut up, Aphhhhh!!!!!
    Zen Arado: it does not conform to the legal guidelines
    Aphrodite Macbain tries to find the baby giggle
    Zen Arado: :)

    Aphrodite Macbain: I am using both SL2 viewer and Firestorm.
    Zen Arado: unless you stretch them a little
    Aphrodite Macbain: and I forget where things are and SL Viewer keeps changing things
    Bruce Mowbray: This is NOT my Art as Being project, folks.
    Wol Euler: it's probably a gesture in your inventory, aph
    Aphrodite Macbain: my poor old brain cant keep up
    Zen Arado: I forget what viewer I am in
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes. I was hoping thee was a gesture icon on my desktop
    Aphrodite Macbain: like there is in Firestorm
    Zen Arado: us oldies should stick to one viewer maybe
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    Wol Euler: this is why some people dislike the v2 viewer, aph :) they keep hiding useful things

    Giggles like a baby
    Aphrodite Macbain: took a while

    Hot keys

    Bruce Mowbray: I made all of my frequently used gestures into hot keys.
    Aphrodite Macbain: what's a hot key?
    Wol Euler nods.
    Bruce Mowbray: So, I just have to push F8 to laugh, for example.
    Zen Arado: I only use one
    Aphrodite Macbain: F2, Shift 3 etc?
    Aphrodite Macbain: k
    Bruce Mowbray: My gassho is F3
    Aphrodite Macbain: except I forget which keys are for what. It could be embarrassing
    Zen Arado: _/!\_
    Zen Arado: F5
    Bruce Mowbray: ;-)
    Bruce Mowbray: My wave is F12
    Aphrodite Macbain: _/!\_
    Wol Euler: I made gestures of mine and assign them key combinations. "wol nods" is /n
    Wol Euler nods.
    Bruce Mowbray: Here is F11 !

    Dying laughing

    Bruce Mowbray dies from laughing....
    Aphrodite Macbain: that's my F2. it used to be "bow"
    Zen Arado dies laughing
    Zen Arado dies laughing
    Zen Arado: mine is
    Aphrodite Macbain grins and pats Bruce on the back
    Zen Arado: lol
    Korel Laloix: That looks comfortable Bruce.
    Bruce Mowbray: Thanks, Aph!
    Aphrodite Macbain: yw
    Aphrodite Macbain: any time
    Bruce Mowbray: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I fear we might have talked through a pause...
    Aphrodite Macbain: or laughed
    Wol Euler: wouldn't be the first time
    Bruce Mowbray: Nope, not yet.
    Wol Euler: or the last
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    Bruce Mowbray: Three minutes. Zen is still throwing us kisses.
    Aphrodite Macbain: got carried away with our brilliant repartee
    Bruce Mowbray: :)
    Korel Laloix: repartee?
    Zen Arado: ∴ ∴∴ ∴ ∴ ☔ ∴∴∴∴ ∴ ∴ ∴∴ ∴ ∴ ☔ ∴∴∴∴ ∴
    Zen Arado: ░ ▒ PURPLE RAIN ░ ▒ ░ ▒ PURPLE RAIN ░ ▒
    Zen Arado: ∴ ∴∴ ∴ ∴ ☔ ∴∴∴∴ ∴ ∴ ∴∴ ∴ ∴ ☔ ∴∴∴∴ ∴
    Zen Arado: ░ ▒ PURPLE RAIN ░ ▒ ░ ▒ PURPLE RAIN ░ ▒
    Aphrodite Macbain: Zen, how do you feel about the retreat discussion this a.m.?
    Zen Arado: fine ty
    Aphrodite Macbain: purple rain?
    Zen Arado: trying gestures
    Zen Arado: Day-o, me say daaay-o~
    Aphrodite Macbain: giggles again
    Aphrodite Macbain: bad lag

    Zen Arado: Zen retreats are totally silent
    Wol Euler: pause coming up
    Wol Euler: apropos silent
    Zen Arado: seems best to me
    Zen Arado: but others are different
    Aphrodite Macbain: Tx Wol
    Aphrodite Macbain: Nice to see you Stevenaia!
    stevenaia Michinaga: love bruce's H-box :)
    Wol Euler: hello stevie
    Bruce Mowbray: Day-o, me say daaay-o~
    Aphrodite Macbain: glad to see your all here Stevie
    Zen Arado: Hi Steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: happy to see you all
    Aphrodite Macbain: good hip work Bruce
    Wol Euler: hello luci
    Bruce Mowbray: Day-o, me say daaay-o~
    Aphrodite Macbain: Cinda!
    stevenaia Michinaga: smiles
    Zen Arado: Chocolate Disco ♪
    Lucinda Lavender: very slow here...and now I cannot stay:)
    Lucinda Lavender: dang
    Wol Euler: awwwww
    Bruce Mowbray: Hey, stevenaia.
    Aphrodite Macbain: dang indeed
    Aphrodite Macbain: Zen!
    Aphrodite Macbain: can I have a copy of that? (Chocolate disco dance) please?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bunch of performers here
    Lucinda Lavender: :)))

    Korel Laloix: I'M GONNA BE A MONKEY!!!
    Aphrodite Macbain: yayyyy
    Aphrodite Macbain: gofor it
    Aphrodite Macbain wonders why everyone is standing
    Lucinda Lavender: good day for dancing:)
    stevenaia Michinaga: hard not to dance
    Aphrodite Macbain: lololololol
    Lucinda Lavender: heard a song called Paradise last night...made me think of you know who...
    Aphrodite Macbain: this is my funny chicken dance
    Korel Laloix: Thought is was funky chicken?
    Korel Laloix: Or is this different?
    Lucinda Lavender: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6ZWlDks0nQ
    Bruce Mowbray: [`·.] APPLAUSE!! [.·´]
    Lucinda Lavender: no chickens in it but anthemic sort of thing
    Lucinda Lavender: bye for now...
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: Thanks and Bye! Lucinda

    Aphrodite Macbain: ouch!
    Wol Euler grins.

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    Aphrodite Macbain: sometimes I feel I'm in kindergarten
    Wol Euler: only sometimes?
    Zen Arado: best way to be
    Zen Arado: :)
    Wol Euler: I feel that often, e.g. when watching politicians on the news
    Bruce Mowbray: Everything I needed to know in life I learned in kindergarten.
    Aphrodite Macbain: btw Bertram will be leading a meditation session in 5 minutes
    Wol Euler nods.

    Zen Arado: yes have received summons

    Aphrodite Macbain: me too

    Zen Arado: :)

    Bruce Mowbray: Thanks, Aph.
    Aphrodite Macbain grins

    Wol Euler: hello qt
    Wol Euler: just in time :)
    Bruce Mowbray: Hey, Qt.
    Qt Core: Hi all
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Qt!

    Zen Arado: better go
    Zen Arado: byee
    Wol Euler: see you there :)
    Qt Core: bye Zen
    Bruce Mowbray: See you there (snap)
    Aphrodite Macbain: some of us might be disappearing in 4 minutes to go to Bert’s meditation session Qt.

    Aphrodite Macbain: Qt - do you know any reasonably priced but nice places to stay in Venice- we're thinking of a meet up there in the Fall
    Wol Euler: (need not be right now, perhaps put together a list and email it to the group :)
    Qt Core: no, never been there overnight and never been there in last 25 years
    Aphrodite Macbain: !!
    Wol Euler: how sad!and you live right next door too

    Aphrodite Macbain: Just thought I'd ask while Qt was here

    Bruce Mowbray: I'm off to Bert's.
    Wol Euler: yes, me too

    Bruce Mowbray: May all walk in beauty and happiness today.
    Qt Core: :-)
    stevenaia Michinaga: bye
    Korel Laloix: ciao
    Wol Euler: goodnight to all non-meditaters :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye! Everyone. Have a fine rest of Sunday
    Korel Laloix: And I am back to my books.
    Korel Laloix: DoNaDaGoHvI
    Qt Core: bye Korel
    Korel Laloix smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: bye, Korel
    Qt Core: rl already calls, bye stevenaia
    stevenaia Michinaga: good seeing you Qt

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