2012.12.09 19:00 - This Time of Year

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

    Catrinamonblue Resident: 's current display-name is "Catrinamonblue".
    Calvino Rabeni: Hi Catrina :)
    Catrinamonblue Resident: Hi :)
    Calvino Rabeni: How goes?
    Catrinamonblue Resident: Having a hard time trying to sleep so decided to come here for a bit.
    Calvino Rabeni: Well, I hope things are calm and relaxing here tonight :)
    Catrinamonblue Resident: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: It feels like the middle of the night to me too
    Calvino Rabeni: but it has all day
    Calvino Rabeni: one of those days when cars have the headlights on all day
    Catrinamonblue Resident: Gloomy weather gloomy mind
    Calvino Rabeni: maybe yes a bit true
    Catrinamonblue Resident: I'm finding dark thoughts are too close to the surface tonight
    Calvino Rabeni: I'm hoping to find a natural story to tell about it
    Calvino Rabeni: like, there are some chickens that live next door, and I don't think they get gloomy, but they do stay in the nest all day on days like this
    Calvino Rabeni: sleeping or resting I think
    Calvino Rabeni: while on bright days they get out and cackle a lot
    Santoshima Resident: 's current display-name is "s a n".
    Calvino Rabeni: so I'm trying to be more like the chickens
    Calvino Rabeni: if I don't tell myself I'm supposed to be cheerful
    Calvino Rabeni: even though its a rainy winter day
    Catrinamonblue Resident: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: oh
    Calvino Rabeni: this is a coincidence, but, I have a cat named "Catrina"
    Catrinamonblue Resident: wow love that :)
    Calvino Rabeni: so I can't help having that mental association when you're avatar name comes on the screeen :)
    Catrinamonblue Resident: I love cats have 3 here at home
    Calvino Rabeni: Also Catrina is a blue point
    Catrinamonblue Resident: Did you see Sam and Prin on my shoulders?
    Calvino Rabeni: looks more carefully
    Calvino Rabeni: cats have very distinct personalities
    Calvino Rabeni: the two I have are sisters but could hardly be more different
    Catrinamonblue Resident: yes they do even sibling cats have very differnt personalities
    Catrinamonblue Resident: lol
    Catrinamonblue Resident: 2 of mine are sisters and are completely differnt from each other
    Calvino Rabeni: one is innocent and looks at people out of the corner of her eyes and is a bit of a scaredy cat
    Calvino Rabeni: and has a squeaky voice

    Calvino Rabeni: the other stares directly, even at barking dogs, tries to stare them down, and has a loud insistent voice like a siamese
    Calvino Rabeni: and won't take no for an answer
    Catrinamonblue Resident: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: One is a lot bigger than the other, too
    Calvino Rabeni: heavy and muscular vs. thin and svelte
    Catrinamonblue Resident: yes my two girls are like that too :)
    Catrinamonblue Resident: Our male is older than the girls and only tolerates them
    Calvino Rabeni: I thought they were supposed to be careful, but they do things like knock over lamps
    Catrinamonblue Resident: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: But one surprised me with cleverness .. she buries her (you know) and the other one doesn't and she doesn't like that
    Catrinamonblue Resident: lol
    Calvino Rabeni: so she went into another room, and got some newspaper, and unfolded it and put it over the top of the business and spread it out
    Catrinamonblue Resident: really? wow!
    Calvino Rabeni: yes
    Calvino Rabeni: a neat freak
    Calvino Rabeni: and it was a big involved job I guess
    Calvino Rabeni: for a cat to do that series of things
    Catrinamonblue Resident: mine just go in front if the litter box isn't to their satisfaction
    Calvino Rabeni: a more immediate way to deal with it

    Calvino Rabeni: Good evening Paradise :)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya cal hiya cat :))
    Catrinamonblue Resident: HI Paradise
    Calvino Rabeni: How's your night going?
    Paradise Tennant: well chores are done .. sheets are drying dog is bathed fed and just had his teeth brushed with the electric toothbrush and we are inside cosy and dry on wicked rainy night here :) we are well :)
    Paradise Tennant: don't mean to interrupt the flow of conversation :) listening :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Do you also have a cat?
    Paradise Tennant: no just a dog :) cannot have a cat .. am allergic :(
    Calvino Rabeni: sounds like you might if you could, though
    Paradise Tennant: yes like them very well
    Calvino Rabeni: I think I might be allergic
    Calvino Rabeni: not sure I want to know
    Paradise Tennant: and they work out to be good friend dogs and cats
    Calvino Rabeni: nods yes especially if they start young
    Calvino Rabeni: Anything interesting on the reading list lately?
    Paradise Tennant: http://www.google.ca/search?q=cats+and+dogs+sleeping+together
    Catrinamonblue Resident: sweet :)
    Paradise Tennant: http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/massey-lectures/2009/11/02/massey-lectures-2009-the-wayfinders-why-ancient-wisdom-matters-in-the-modern-world/
    Hana Furlough: 's current display-name is "Hana".
    Paradise Tennant: my brother bought me a copy of wayfinders ;) but have not gotten into it yet
    Hana Furlough: Hi Cal, Cat, and Para
    Calvino Rabeni: I'm enjoying "buddhism with attitude" :)
    Calvino Rabeni: anyway
    Calvino Rabeni: Sorry friends, something came up, I'm going to have to go
    Catrinamonblue Resident: Hi Hanna
    Paradise Tennant: hiya hana :)) what are the books on your beside table :)
    Paradise Tennant: ok nite nite cal
    Catrinamonblue Resident: Night Cal
    Calvino Rabeni: take care, hi hana, bye for now
    Hana Furlough: Good night Cal!
    Hana Furlough: Oh, I don't have any
    Hana Furlough: What are you two reading?

    Paradise Tennant: just finishted a mystery by maureen jennings a journey man to grief ..she writes a great mystery :)
    Catrinamonblue Resident: An Echo In The Bone by Diana Gabaldon
    Paradise Tennant: ahh that must be good >> i like her books :))
    Hana Furlough: ooh nice
    Catrinamonblue Resident: very good I love her books too
    Catrinamonblue Resident: found the hard cover at Chapters for 9.99 :)
    Paradise Tennant: I have a basket of books by my bed usually about 5 or 6 on the go .. with all different types so depending on what I feel like there is something there that appeals
    Paradise Tennant: love chapters they are dog friendly :))
    Catrinamonblue Resident: :)
    Paradise Tennant: they are like little oases where you can go have coffee and explore the world through print :)
    Hana Furlough: where is chapters?
    Catrinamonblue Resident: I used to work at chapters once upon a time :)
    Catrinamonblue Resident: it was great fun and loved seeing new books come in :)
    Paradise Tennant: that must have been fun I would spend all my money there
    Catrinamonblue Resident: lol I did spend a lot
    Paradise Tennant: was it when larry still ran it or after heather took over :)
    Paradise Tennant: like the feel of the stores better when larry was running it .. more chairs .. more relaxed
    Catrinamonblue Resident: a bit of both I was there from late 98 till mid 2000
    Catrinamonblue Resident: changes were happening when I left
    Paradise Tennant: with a book you can be at home anywhere :))
    Catrinamonblue Resident: :)
    Paradise Tennant: funny how that works .. spread out in a train .. sitting in a restaurant and once you open it there is an ease that just arrives .. you have company :))
    Catrinamonblue Resident: yes I think of books as old friends
    Paradise Tennant: http://www.maureenjennings.com/?page_id=23
    Catrinamonblue Resident: I love to visit them over and over
    Paradise Tennant: this is the one I just finished .. will get more of her work I think it was good
    Paradise Tennant: yes me too reread certain books over and over
    Catrinamonblue Resident: bookmarked :)
    Paradise Tennant: read kate morton's distant hours a while back thinking i may reread again
    Catrinamonblue Resident: Well I'm going to try going back to bed, I was having a hard time trying to get to sleep so came here to calm my mind a bit. Have a good night Paradise, Hanna
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite cat sweet dreams
    Paradise Tennant: I going to trundle off to bed too :))
    Paradise Tennant: take care hana ..enjoy your day :))

    Santoshima Resident: 's current display-name is "s a n".
    Santoshima Resident: hello
    stevenaia Michinaga: hi there
    stevenaia Michinaga: nice hair
    Santoshima Resident: oh, ty
    stevenaia Michinaga: (blonds do have more un)
    stevenaia Michinaga: fun
    stevenaia Michinaga: I just got here, Hana is sleeping
    Santoshima Resident: i like "un"
    Santoshima Resident: really
    stevenaia Michinaga: nods, might have more of that too
    Santoshima Resident: did you nudge her?e
    stevenaia Michinaga: no, just got here
    Santoshima Resident: me too
    stevenaia Michinaga: how was your day?
    Santoshima Resident: good, thanks ~ walking and errands
    Santoshima Resident: watched crows
    stevenaia Michinaga: I've been socializing for past two days
    Santoshima Resident: oh, how's that going?
    stevenaia Michinaga: socializing?
    Santoshima Resident: um, yes
    Santoshima Resident: hello hana!
    Hana Furlough: sorry, i was called away
    stevenaia Michinaga: happy and sad
    stevenaia Michinaga: n.p.
    Hana Furlough: hello san and steve!
    stevenaia Michinaga: wb
    Santoshima Resident: wb
    Hana Furlough: i'm afraid i have to run again
    Hana Furlough: apologies for bad manners
    stevenaia Michinaga: bye hana
    Santoshima Resident: np, bye hana
    Hana Furlough: i wish you both a pleasant evening!
    Santoshima Resident: you too ~
    stevenaia Michinaga: but time spent with friends even in sadness is better than not with friend
    Santoshima Resident: yes, true
    stevenaia Michinaga: (funeral)
    Santoshima Resident: oh, i see ~ sorry for you loss
    Santoshima Resident: r
    stevenaia Michinaga: thx
    stevenaia Michinaga: she was only 54, very sad, seems so young
    Santoshima Resident: yes
    stevenaia Michinaga: was with her love for over 30 years
    stevenaia Michinaga: they jsut married 2 years ago
    Santoshima Resident: oh, they had a life together
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, and them some, he is 89
    stevenaia Michinaga: two unique souls

    Santoshima Resident: good that you can know them
    stevenaia Michinaga: then went to a tai chi class party
    Santoshima Resident: winter celebration?
    stevenaia Michinaga: nods, a yearly event
    Santoshima Resident: good time of year to gather and mark the seasons
    stevenaia Michinaga: do you have a yoga student party
    Santoshima Resident: hmm... i never have done that
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Santoshima Resident: one teacher used to do
    stevenaia Michinaga: I never heard of a tai chi class party either until this one
    Santoshima Resident: i'm not really a big party goer
    Santoshima Resident: and tend to avoid people whenever possible
    stevenaia Michinaga: hosted by a student, actually
    Santoshima Resident: save for the pab fountain
    Santoshima Resident: yes, that one was, too, jhosted by a student
    Santoshima Resident: nice way to do it
    Santoshima Resident: was that tonight?
    stevenaia Michinaga: earlier this evening
    stevenaia Michinaga: I had a hannukka party on saturday
    Santoshima Resident: nice
    Santoshima Resident: a lot
    stevenaia Michinaga: nods, cooked for hours before hand
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Santoshima Resident: :)
    Santoshima Resident: festivals of light
    Santoshima Resident: this time of year
    stevenaia Michinaga: nods
    Santoshima Resident: may i give you a video link? not sure it will work ...
    stevenaia Michinaga: I'll try it
    Santoshima Resident: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151279562307432&set=vb.759907431&type= 2&theater
    Santoshima Resident: me too
    stevenaia Michinaga: interesting
    stevenaia Michinaga: thanks
    Santoshima Resident: was watching before coming here ~ yw
    stevenaia Michinaga: love of music is a powerful thing
    Santoshima Resident: it is

    stevenaia Michinaga: bedtime for me
    stevenaia Michinaga: night San
    Santoshima Resident: ok, bye stevenaia ~ sweet dreams
    stevenaia Michinaga: thanks
    stevenaia Michinaga: you too

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