2019.10.08 07:00 - Anxiety Attack before Computers to Kol Nidre

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Riddle Sideways. The comments are by Riddle Sideways.

    Adams Rubble: Good morning Riddle :)
    Riddle Sideways: good morning, Adams ㋡


    Riddle Sideways: brb, need to check something
    Adams Rubble: OK
    Adams Rubble hums a bit
    Riddle Sideways: oh, goodie... things are happy again
    Riddle Sideways: meant back

    Riddle Sideways: Story = came into office and noted an old jury duty letter
    Adams Rubble: uh oh
    Riddle Sideways: looking at it, it says today's date !!!
    Adams Rubble: oh oh
    Riddle Sideways: ahhhh, and the time is in 1.5 hours !!!
    Adams Rubble: uh oh
    Riddle Sideways: with traffic that would be .75 hour drive !!!
    Riddle Sideways: best to shower and get dressed for that
       --BELL--
    Riddle Sideways: says there is a website to check
    Riddle Sideways: hmmmmm, web site not connecting
    Riddle Sideways: there is a phone number
    Riddle Sideways: give Adams the 'BRB'
    Riddle Sideways: push lots of buttons on phone to questions of phone machine


    Riddle Sideways: so, am excussed for the next 2 years
    Adams Rubble: yaaaay
    Adams Rubble: it is so much better than it used to be
    Riddle Sideways: sit down, breath easier, try to get racing heart to slow down
    Riddle Sideways: nice automated system

    Adams Rubble: last night I was wondering how we ever managed without computers
    Riddle Sideways: sometimes ask that same question
    Riddle Sideways: what answer do you come up with?
    Adams Rubble: somehow we did :)


    Adams Rubble: we used to have pile of newspapers to sort through for information
    Adams Rubble: to find out what was playing at the bijou
    Riddle Sideways: yes, remembering now
    Riddle Sideways: "ah, remember it well"
    Riddle Sideways: the movie listings
    Riddle Sideways: the TV listings
    Adams Rubble: time that the o' baseball game would start
    Riddle Sideways: the coupons to cut out for mom to use at the little grocery


    Adams Rubble: news on what the candidates were doing
    Adams Rubble: would have to limit complaints to dinnertime
    Riddle Sideways: did not read the paper at the table then
    Adams Rubble: no not read, complain about what they were doing
    Adams Rubble: scoundrels
    Riddle Sideways: "world going to h*ll in a handbasket"
    Riddle Sideways: there was that 10minute country music radio show just before the nightly News
    Riddle Sideways: that had to be listened to
    Riddle Sideways: the News that is
    Riddle Sideways: then the complaining
    Riddle Sideways: "Oh Gawwwwd, can you believe it?"
       --BELL--
    Adams Rubble: so young'uns..that is what life was like before computers
    Riddle Sideways: "tell us again, Grandpa"
    Riddle Sideways: "was there Really Life back then?"
    Adams Rubble: nah it would scare your grandma


    Riddle Sideways: and how did they predict the weather?
    Riddle Sideways: and get it printed into the paper
    Adams Rubble: that's easy--Farmer's Almanac
    Riddle Sideways: and be very correct
    Adams Rubble: could know the weather for the picnic six months from now
    Riddle Sideways: oh Yes! the annual Farmer's Almanac was printed more than a year out
    Adams Rubble: and you had a 50% chance of it being right
    Riddle Sideways: well, back in the ol' hometown 6 months of the year was easy, Snow
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: I was thinking of the July picnic
    Adams Rubble: I know---hot
    Riddle Sideways: the best day to cut hay


    Riddle Sideways: actually can now say, "Hey Alexa, ask The Farmer's Alamac about today"
    Riddle Sideways: it is fun
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: our Aklexa was exiled to the basement
    Riddle Sideways: "today is the best day to plant tomatoes and cut hair for best growth


    Riddle Sideways: Alexa here has the mic button pushed off until needed. It glows bright Red, complaining about no microphone
    Adams Rubble: did not know it had one
    Riddle Sideways: except when house guests were here. They saw it and yelled it's name
    Riddle Sideways: it flashed blue then back to red
    Riddle Sideways: very scary
    Adams Rubble: yes
    Adams Rubble: just pretending not to listen
    Riddle Sideways: think so too
    Riddle Sideways: tried it again yesterday and it pretended not to hear
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: Our Alexa will stay in the basement :)
    Riddle Sideways: unplugged?
    Adams Rubble: plugged in and ready to go
    Adams Rubble: don't tell any secrets in the basement
    Riddle Sideways: so, it is listening to mice and water dripping
    Adams Rubble: hopefully neither
    Riddle Sideways: good
    Adams Rubble: listens to the washer and dryer and dehumidifier


    Riddle Sideways: got an email from our thermostat the other day. High humidity detected. You should check your A/C  (we have no A/C)
    Adams Rubble: oh my
       --BELL--
    Riddle Sideways: was the homebrew day and beer was boiling for an hour


    Adams Rubble: I used to get emails from my SL cat that it was hungry
    Riddle Sideways: hahahaha
    Adams Rubble: it now rests in my inventory and the emails have stopped
    Riddle Sideways: it should patrol the museums
    Riddle Sideways: sometimes walking around SL, will find a cat. It will meow. The RL cats will jump out of sleep and look all over
    Adams Rubble: :)


    Riddle Sideways: latest habit is to each morning splash the cold water on face. get the eyes open, etc.
    Riddle Sideways: almost always think of a book or TV special about a long ago person in Alaska
    Riddle Sideways: so remote, and a little pan of ice water
    Adams Rubble: back when we drove teams of dogs pulling our sled across the frozen wilderness ( in our minds)
    Riddle Sideways: built a little cabin, had to carefully know when to plant crops


    Adams Rubble: back before computers
    Riddle Sideways: had no eletricity nor computer
    Riddle Sideways: no wifi, no internet
    Riddle Sideways: no smart phone fact checker of what else that actress has played in


    Adams Rubble: when Quinn the eskimo gets here......
    Riddle Sideways: ev'rybody's jumps for joy


    Adams Rubble: let's go...we can't...why not...we're waiting for Quinn

    Riddle Sideways: thanks, needed a different song (then "Crazy") in head
    Adams Rubble: ohh, have you been listening to the PBS special?


    Riddle Sideways: ha, Waiting for Quinn Goddot

    Riddle Sideways: need to get back for the last 2 episodes
    Riddle Sideways: but Yes, that is where the song Crazy came from
    Riddle Sideways: Patsy Cline
    Adams Rubble: I've had Dolly Parton's "I will always love you" in my head for a week
    Adams Rubble: mixed in with various Johnny Cash ditties


    Riddle Sideways: You ain't seen nothing like the mighty Quinn
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Riddle Sideways: good friends named their second child Quinn. Quinn has grown and now works in the local hardware-lumber store.
       --BELL--


    Adams Rubble: can we switch to Yom Kippur?
    Riddle Sideways: yes, today we are switching to Yom Kippur
    Adams Rubble: what will happen tonight besides the beautiful Kol Nidre prayer
    Riddle Sideways: was just typing "Hear Kol Nidre"
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: it is a beautiful piece of music
    Riddle Sideways: will repeat lines about the book of Life is written and soon being closed
    Riddle Sideways: the Gates of redeemsion are closing


    Adams Rubble: little one is watching
    Riddle Sideways: /waves
         Adams dancing
    Riddle Sideways: onigoto
    Riddle Sideways: onigokko
    Riddle Sideways: stop
    Riddle Sideways: hmmm, can't dance as fast and easy as you
    Riddle Sideways: seems even gestures have left the toolbar
    Riddle Sideways: seem to remember having gestures
    Riddle Sideways: not good ones, but had them
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Riddle Sideways: if ya don't use em, ya lose em


    Riddle Sideways: and there is no closing song tonight
    Riddle Sideways: the service is not really ended tonight
    Adams Rubble: oh
    Riddle Sideways: some of you may go home now, but services continue
    Riddle Sideways: nobody stays
    Riddle Sideways: no bedtime snacks tonight
    Riddle Sideways: no coffee tomorrow morn
    Adams Rubble: is it a fasting day?
    Riddle Sideways: yes
    Riddle Sideways: break fast (breakfast) is put off until sundown
    Adams Rubble: hmmm
    Riddle Sideways: funny word


    Riddle Sideways: and all the normal year tunes are different
       --BELL--
    Riddle Sideways: many of the same lyrics to different tunes
    Adams Rubble: oh
    Riddle Sideways: in the older prayer books the shofar (ram's horn) was only sounded at the very end
    Adams Rubble: very solemn day
    Riddle Sideways: this new book has it blowing each time the shofar is mentioned throughout both services
    Riddle Sideways: very solemn night and day
    Adams Rubble: what does the shofar symbolize?
    Riddle Sideways: originally it was a call to the people
    Riddle Sideways: a call to worship
    Riddle Sideways: on Rosh hashannah and Yom Kippur it in an alarm clock buzzer
    Riddle Sideways: to wake you up
    Riddle Sideways: wake all of us up
    Riddle Sideways: to wake the devine listener
    Riddle Sideways: to play the note atuned to soul
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Riddle Sideways: needs to be an animal horn. some rule/law says it can't be made of artificial materials
    Riddle Sideways: this entire evenings service section is named "Kol Nidre". and the opening beautiful song and prayer is also named Kol Nidre
    Riddle Sideways: so confusion abounds
    Adams Rubble: I did not know thT
    Adams Rubble: that
    Riddle Sideways: also the personal confusing part is being locked into the meaning "it is the song of a people not free to worship"
    Riddle Sideways: however, it does go on to mean much more
        all your vows, oaths, pledges, promises to G-d are annuled from last year
    Adams Rubble nods
    Riddle Sideways: also, in the trivia department. the Kol Nidre prayer (that the music was written for) is written in Aramaic(sp?) not hebrew
       --BELL--


    Riddle Sideways: tomorrow in the afternoon, there is a service ("Yizkor") that 'remembers' all the departed generations. not just the this month or the annual ones.
    Riddle Sideways: there is a little printed book with names. Such a shock to read all those names to remember
    Riddle Sideways: past members of this family

    Riddle Sideways: in every synagogue there is a sign on a wall with a bunch of names on the wall below that says "You Shall Remember"
    Adams Rubble: that is interesting
    Riddle Sideways: a person is not really dead and gone until there is no memories of them to continue


    Riddle Sideways: Yom Kippur, the entire night and day are so filled with symbolism, ritual, song, prayer
    Riddle Sideways: not enough time today to mention most of them


    Riddle Sideways: thank you for being here now
    Riddle Sideways: glad there were computers today
    Riddle Sideways: ㋡
    Riddle Sideways: bye little one, too
    Adams Rubble: she is saying bye
    Riddle Sideways: may you have a sweet year
    Adams Rubble: thank you--you too
    Adams Rubble: bye for now

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