2010.05.28 07:00 - Towel Day, & Zen's Dancing Bear

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Eliza, joined by Eden, Pema, Lucinda, Zen, Bleu, Qt, SophiaSharon, and at the end, Cosmicflower. From the log title one may suspect that this was no ordinary session. Indeed it takes on cosmic proportions and unravels story lines from every direction ...

    The curtain opens to Eden, wearing a beautiful pink kimono ...

    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Eden, Hi Pema :))
    Eden Haiku: Good morning Eliza ;-)
    Eden Haiku: Hi Pema;)
    Eliza Madrigal: Eden, what a sweet outfit you have on !
    Pema Pera: Hi Eden and Eliza!
    Eden Haiku: Thank you,
    Pema Pera: yes, indeed -- feels very much in place for me, Eden, given that I'm in Kyoto right now!
    Pema Pera: and you look quite royal too, Eliza, but different country :)
    Eden Haiku: Yes, I have this japanese hair from the beginning and I felt like wearing a kimono this morning!
    Eliza Madrigal: :)) thanks
    Pema Pera: so did I (summer kimono, yukata) this morning, and did (in RL :-)
    Eliza Madrigal: I don't know much about kimonos ... what makes one formal vs. daily, etc
    Eden Haiku: Oh nice Pema, you should wear one in SL too sometimes ;)
    Eliza Madrigal: Yes!
    Pema Pera: :-)
    Eliza Madrigal: Maybe Bleu can design us all PaB kimonos... hehe
    Eden Haiku: That would be nice ;)
    Eliza Madrigal: (might be taking it a bit too far) :)
    Pema Pera: I'm not at all an expert in kimonos. Your obi seems quite formal with the cushion in the back, but the pattern in itself doesn't strike me as too formal, rather more relaxed
    Pema Pera: Bleu can do anything, it seems :)

    "Garage of flying saucers" may be where we took a turn...


    Eden Haiku: A friend once gave me a very beautiful kimono she bought in Japan.
    Eden Haiku: I must have given it away when I went to live in India...
    Pema Pera: lucky you!
    Pema Pera: oh well, lucky friend of you!
    Pema Pera: and with all your world travels, Eden, when can I expect to see you in Kyoto?
    Eliza Madrigal: Did you give away many things then, Eden?
    Eliza Madrigal: (oh, sorry, two questioners at once) :)
    Eden Haiku: Yes, that is a project of mine, in fact Pema. We have a Quebec Studio for writers in Tokyo. I might apply in a few years.
    Eliza Madrigal: Nice!
    Pema Pera: well, we'd better synchronize then!
    Eden Haiku: Yes, Eliza, I sold my books, my furniture, my paintings everything....
    Eliza Madrigal: my goodness
    Pema Pera: wow!
    Pema Pera: was the trip a trick to clean up?
    Eliza Madrigal: Sounds wonderful actually... like Storm describes moving to Colorado
    Eden Haiku: Even had a garage sale in my loft. Funny, I found some objects at a dance studio a few years go: artifacts of Egypt and Greece...
    Pema Pera: your loft is a garage for flying saucers?
    Pema Pera: hi Lucinda!
    Eden Haiku: Yes, Pema, at least an attempt at starting all over...Restarting in a way, like a computer!
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Lucinda :))

    Some of us were hungry...

    Pema Pera: reset :)
    Pema Pera: (part of Japanese English, "resetto" means to completely make a fresh start)
    Eden Haiku: Rest, yes, Good morning Lucinda ;)
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Pema Eliza, Eden...
    Eden Haiku: *Reset
    Eliza Madrigal: 'resetto' what a funny word... sounds more Italian :)
    Eden Haiku: Sounds like risotto, yummy!
    Eliza Madrigal: Risotto..
    Eliza Madrigal: YES! :))
    Pema Pera: Japanese words can't end in a consonant -- same "feature" as Italian indeed!
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Bleu :)
    Pema Pera: hi Bleu!
    Bleu Oleander: hi everyone
    Eden Haiku: Good morning Bleu.
    Eliza Madrigal: risotto takes great patience
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Zen :)
    Pema Pera: hi Zen!
    Bleu Oleander: heard risotto ....
    Eden Haiku: Hi Zen!
    Pema Pera: Bleu, Eliza just put in an order for kimonos, I believe
    Lucinda Lavender: HI Zen, Bleu...
    Zen Arado: Hi all
    Eliza Madrigal: hahaha....
    Pema Pera: and possibly risotto too
    Bleu Oleander: PaB kimonos?
    Pema Pera: you got it!
    Bleu Oleander: fun!
    Pema Pera: so we got it?
    Pema Pera: :-)

    (Here I re-posted an exerpt of the earlier chat log) ...

    Pema Pera shamelessly asking on other's behalf (*^_^*)
    Eliza Madrigal: (sorry for the long post but it catches everyone up a bit) :)
    Bleu Oleander: ha!
    Pema Pera: or catches by surprise (@Bleu)
    Bleu Oleander: i'll work on it
    Pema Pera: wow, really???
    Bleu Oleander: sure


    --BELL--

    Pema Pera: we can then make this pond a hot spring!
    Bleu Oleander: love it
    Eden Haiku: Read in the paper this morning that there is a lot of suicides amongst Chinese workers at a factory in Shenzhen, where Apple
    Eden Haiku: sorry..
    Eden Haiku: Was trying to correct the typos and hit the sya button during the silence...
    Pema Pera: :)
    Eden Haiku: *say


    Pema Pera: sya sya is the sound of walking around in a kimono . . . .
    Eden Haiku: Perfect !
    Zen Arado: like sashay?
    Zen Arado: sashaying around in a kimono
    Eden Haiku: Sashaying around a topic;)

    Eliza Madrigal: Ah, do we have one? :) I've been watching the pool
    Eden Haiku: Dreaming about hot springs Eliza?
    Pema Pera wondering whether Bleu can add a sya sya sound to someone walking in a PaB kimono . . . :-) but doesn't dare to push his luck
    Bleu Oleander: that might be pushing it!
    Eden Haiku: ;)
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah, nice Eden. Perhaps.... seeing what might spring up
    Pema Pera: hi Qt!
    Zen Arado: Hi Qt
    Qt Core: Hi all!
    Pema Pera: sorry, Bleu :-)
    Eden Haiku: hello Qt!
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Bleu Oleander: likes a good challenge!
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Qt! :)
    Bleu Oleander: hi Qt

    Healing in the waters of laughter ... 


    Eliza Madrigal: Qt, unusual time to see you :)
    Qt Core: yes, i'm home (not anymore so) ill
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh, sorry to hear that
    Bleu Oleander: sorry to hear that!
    Pema Pera: oh, sorry to hear about that, Qt, hope you'll get better soon!
    Eliza Madrigal: but nice of you to join us... maybe you can be healed by the hot springs :)
    Qt Core: :-)
    Pema Pera: (shall we lower Qt in the water?)
    Pema Pera: ((gently))
    Eden Haiku: Hope you recover quickly Qt...
    Qt Core: or should i jump in and splash you all ?
    Eliza Madrigal: yes... I think I have a towel in my inventory qt can wear...
    Pema Pera: :-)
    Eden Haiku: A PaB baptism?
    Eliza Madrigal: hahahaha
    Zen Arado: full immersion?
    Pema Pera: a left over towel from towel day, ELiza?
    Zen Arado: 'shall we gather at the river.....
    Pema Pera: PaBabtism....
    Eliza Madrigal: Hah, yes. Oh My.. silly day...
    Bleu Oleander: ha!
    Eden Haiku: With Zen in the role of John the Baptist?
    Bleu Oleander: a new guardian initiation rite?
    Qt Core: :)
    Zen Arado: with wild beard
    Pema Pera: The Art of Baptism, Bleu?
    Bleu Oleander: yes, i'll do the photos
    Eden Haiku: can see you with a wild bear Zen :)
    Eliza Madrigal: I'll be the voice from heaven, in the skit
    Pema Pera: hehehe
    Eden Haiku: *beard
    Pema Pera: Zen with a wild bear is more interesting
    Eliza Madrigal: and with a wild bear too
    Zen Arado: looks around for bear
    Pema Pera: Zen and his dancing bear
    Zen Arado: bear behind ?
    Eden Haiku: And Qt would be Jesus, the voyager edition...
    Bleu Oleander: likes the idea of adding performance art to PaB
    Eliza Madrigal: hahahaha Eden
    Qt Core: !
    Eliza Madrigal: Voyager Jesus... travelling through time... does indeed make a good title and plot
    Zen Arado: there is one coming who is worthier than I
    Lucinda Lavender: LL is trying to imagine what part to play...I would like to hand out sort of beautiful fruit
    Pema Pera: Jesus, the Next Generation
    Eden Haiku: I would be Mary Magdalena ;)
    Pema Pera: clap clap clap


    --BELL--

    Bleu Oleander: saved by bell
    Qt Core: i think i have to ask these people to teach me something: http://www.mefeedia.com/video/31118888

    Eden Haiku: Spotting the beautiful Jesus in his nudity...thinking "one day, I will wash this guy's feet with my gorgeous red hair.."
    Pema Pera: nono, I'm just one of the bunch, like Peter, Paul and Pema
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Wonderful Poetic license Eden....
    Eliza Madrigal: So Lucinda are you then a tree?
    Eden Haiku: Video is a stronger version of Eliza"s healing waters Qt...
    Lucinda Lavender: perhaps...
    Lucinda Lavender: perhaps...
    Zen Arado: you all better repent
    Eliza Madrigal: "so kiss me and smile for me, tell me that you'll wait for me..."
    Eliza Madrigal: Isn't that Peter Paul and Pema?
    Eden Haiku: laughing out loud
    Zen Arado: the answer is blowin in the wind
    Pema Pera: :-)
    Bleu Oleander: :)

    On having no head...


    Zen Arado: I'm going to lose my head I think
    Eliza Madrigal: this collective dreaming thing might also be going too far... imagining others reading the log... haha
    Pema Pera wondering how many bible readers will be sent to this chat log by Google, and in for a surprise
    Eliza Madrigal: hahaha
    Qt Core: :-D
    Eden Haiku: Unfortunately that is the prize to pay for being a prophet my dear Zen :)
    Zen Arado: that evil dancer
    Eliza Madrigal guffaws
    Zen Arado: with her 7 veils
    Pema Pera: I still have the image of you and bear, Zen
    Lucinda Lavender: In my school...when children wait to move from one palce to another on a rope with a loop for their hand...we pretend about passing out different things...desserts, videos, anything we can imagine. So I was thinking about passing out fruit at the imagined event here.
    Eden Haiku: Salome...
    Eliza Madrigal: a dancing bear with 7 veils... hmmm
    Eliza Madrigal: Ohhh, very sweet Lucinda. There's a lot of time to play in, in that 'in between' time... 'waiting to' time
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Eliza Madrigal thinks of all the games she played with the kids in waiting rooms and such
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Eden Haiku: Zen's head on a silver tray...
    Zen Arado: what was that celebrating Lucinda?
    Lucinda Lavender: nothing special except creating some happy energy while we wiat I guess.
    Lucinda Lavender: wait...
    Lucinda Lavender: anticipation as well
    Pema Pera: what kind of fruit will you be passing out, Lucinda?
    Lucinda Lavender: strawberries?
    Bleu Oleander: PaB fruit
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Bleu Oleander: I'll work on that too
    Eliza Madrigal: hahah
    Pema Pera: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: We may need to build a workshop for Bleu
    Pema Pera: better be careful with the strawberries while wearing a kimono !!
    Bleu Oleander: ha!
    Lucinda Lavender: bibs...
    Pema Pera: (unless it is a bright red one)
    Bleu Oleander: oh no, PaB bibs too
    Eden Haiku: I will eat very ladylike!
    Pema Pera bows to lady Eden
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...now I remember ...the towels...
    Eliza Madrigal giggles
    Eden Haiku: bows back at Pema
    Eliza Madrigal: but I don't think strawberries will work well with the risotto
    Bleu Oleander: full circle
    Eden Haiku: Nah... truffle would be nice though.

    Lucinda asks "What would Jesus eat?"


    Bleu Oleander: risotto .... very healing
    Qt Core: risotto with white wine or even champagne and strawberry is a nice one
    Bleu Oleander: yes, i'll have some ty!
    Qt Core: quite delicate
    Eden Haiku: Yes, healing food for Qt...
    Lucinda Lavender: "what would Jesus eat?"
    Eliza Madrigal: :D
    Qt Core: :-)
    Bleu Oleander: was once sick in Italy and risotto cured me!
    Eden Haiku: That we all share in communion ;)
    Eden Haiku: You will eat this in memory of me says Qt-Jesus...

    Pema Pera: .

    oh, my fair lady

    lady Eden at the lake

    eating lady like


    --BELL--

    Eden Haiku: bowing deeply in front of Pema
    Bleu Oleander: (notices the old wiki link in the 15 minute bell note)
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah! Thank you Bleu
    Bleu Oleander: yw
    Eden Haiku: Would you tell us the story of the mysterious italian rissotto cure Bleu?
    Bleu Oleander: ha!
    Bleu Oleander: we took a group of 24 to Florence
    Bleu Oleander: I took everyone to my former favorite restaurant and got food poisoning
    Bleu Oleander: from the mussels
    Bleu Oleander: the owner of our hotel came in specially to cook me risotto
    Bleu Oleander: and it cured me
    Eden Haiku: Wow!
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Eden Haiku: Is it known to settle the stomach Qt?
    Qt Core: not really a mussels city Florence
    Pema Pera: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: wow, very sweet... so the risotto as cure, and kindness/care as cure
    Bleu Oleander: that's what the doctor told me Qt
    Qt Core: yes, especially if a little overcooked so that the starch comes out
    Eden Haiku: Or was it the owner's, healing tender care for Bleu?
    Bleu Oleander: yes, amazing kindness
    Eden Haiku: Nice story Bleu, thanks ;)
    Eden Haiku: Reset-resotto-risotto
    Bleu Oleander: (Doctor was very handsome .... that might have helped also)
    Eden Haiku: Ah, it does!
    Bleu Oleander: hehe
    Eliza Madrigal: We're going to have quite a good menu for the Jesus play after-party
    Eliza Madrigal: maybe the doctor would fly in to help ;-)
    Bleu Oleander: ha!
    Qt Core: and we even will write the menu on the back of the excomunication parchment ;-)
    Eden Haiku: No mussels on the menu...
    Pema Pera: .

    reset, resetto,

    but only the risotto

    really reset Bleu

    Bleu Oleander: bows to Pema!
    Eden Haiku: Do you think Vatican's spies are spying on us Qt?
    Pema Pera: Google always spies
    Eliza Madrigal: spoogle
    Eden Haiku: You are firing haikus this morning Pema, and very good ones\ Kyoto is rubbing on you ;)
    Zen Arado: the SL inquisition
    Pema Pera bows to Eden
    Eden Haiku: bows back
    Lucinda Lavender: ...noone expects it...or then again do we now?
    Pema Pera: .

    Across the oceans

    Sharing here in Second Life

    Kyoto on the fly

    Eden Haiku: Inyour daily life in Kyoto do you go through the bowing back and forth a lot Pema?
    Pema Pera: of course
    Pema Pera: second nature
    Pema Pera: (no joke)
    Pema Pera: actually more pleasant than endless shaking of hands
    Pema Pera: (I've acclimatized I guess)
    Bleu Oleander: less germs
    Pema Pera: less sweat
    Pema Pera: (the rainy season is upon us)
    Eden Haiku: I love this litlle dance of bowing, like endless courtesy. Very funny in "Lost in Translation"
    Qt Core: a few head bumps if too near....
    Pema Pera: :-)
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Eden Haiku: Does that happen Pema? Or the Japanese know the right distance?
    Pema Pera: sure they do
    Pema Pera: and sure do I -- that's easy and natural
    Bleu Oleander: sense of personal space
    Eden Haiku: No head bumps then...


    Pema Pera: actually all the gestures, receiving a business card even, involve chakras
    Bleu Oleander: diff in diff cultures
    Pema Pera: not consciously, but you can see it once you pay attention
    Pema Pera: you receive a business card
    Eden Haiku: chakras? How so?
    Pema Pera: then hold it near your hard
    Pema Pera: heart
    Pema Pera: and raise it in the direction of your forehead
    Pema Pera: whle slightly bowing
    Bleu Oleander: nice
    Eden Haiku: Beautiful!
    Eliza Madrigal: That's really interesting... to think that personal space can be picked up on/internally, in a sense
    Eliza Madrigal: yes, beautiful
    Pema Pera: greeting with palms raised near forehead, then lower to throat
    Qt Core: like honoring a piece of the giving one ?
    Zen Arado: more humility there than handshaking
    Pema Pera: honoring the whole situation, yes
    Zen Arado: handshaking is kind of measuring someone up
    Eliza Madrigal: there have been times, walking into a room, where I've had to a minute to feel out where to sit... as though there was an arrangement or respectful 'place'....
    Eliza Madrigal: *take a minute
    Bleu Oleander: in sl also, a sense of personal space
    Qt Core: waiting the atmosphere to ... rez, Eliza ?


    --BELL--

    Pema Pera: very much so, yes @ Bleu
    Eliza Madrigal: yes, proportion is so important... like we're drawing little maps all the time
    Bleu Oleander: the more we identify with our AV's the more we respect our own and others personal space .... translates from RL
    Eliza Madrigal: and undrawing :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Hah, yes exactly qt re rezzing
    Pema Pera: rezzing one's soul
    Zen Arado: a kind of feng shui?
    Eden Haiku: Yes, I agree with you Bleu.
    Eliza Madrigal: mmmm, nods
    Zen Arado: for personal space?
    Eden Haiku: Feng shui, yes...
    Eliza Madrigal: but as felt, not as rule... in a sense...
    Bleu Oleander: yes
    Zen Arado: but the rule is felt first?
    Eliza Madrigal: ruler

    Spiraling around again... cleaning and clearing...


    Eden Haiku: Clearing spaces so the chi can circulate
    Eliza Madrigal: throwing out sofas... hehehe
    Bleu Oleander: ha!
    Pema Pera: are you going to India, Eliza?
    Eden Haiku: Uncluttering our minds
    Eliza Madrigal: I never say never Pema :)
    Pema Pera: then one sofa might not be enough -- ask Eden!
    Eden Haiku: Should have a retreat in the Himalayas one day...
    Pema Pera: !
    Zen Arado: uncluttering our minds...yes
    Eliza Madrigal: oooo, indeed, no carrying sofas up there
    Eden Haiku: Eat tsampas with dry fruits...


    Pema Pera: it's remarkable that we have not guardians between Saudi Arabia and Australia, anywhere in Asia -- wonder why???
    Pema Pera: *no
    Qt Core: fall uncoscious for lack of oxigen ;-)
    Eliza Madrigal: hmmm, Pema. True
    Pema Pera: while half of humanity lives there!
    Eden Haiku: Very few people from Asia in SL I would think...
    Eliza Madrigal: maybe if we wear our kimonos
    Pema Pera: hahaha
    Zen Arado: was just talking to a man who lives in India
    Bleu Oleander: hehe Eliza!
    Bleu Oleander: I've met a few from India
    Pema Pera whispers to Bleu: how about sari?
    Zen Arado: and I met a man from Sri Lanka last week
    Qt Core: wasn't here a couple times a guy from India ?
    Bleu Oleander: lots to work on today ..... keep me busy in sl :)
    Zen Arado: ah yes


    Pema Pera: all those anecdotal Asians :)
    Zen Arado: anecdotal Zen :)
    Eliza Madrigal smiles
    Zen Arado: anecdotality arises with age :)
    Qt Core: and for their love for technology there should be a lot of south korean around
    Qt Core: but maybe the language barrier is higher for asians instead of european and such
    Eliza Madrigal: interesting
    Pema Pera: .

    today's topic was:

    aged anecdotality --

    believe it or not.
    Zen Arado: English is widely spoken in India though?
    Zen Arado: totally anecdotally
    Eden Haiku: Also, Asians (Indians at least) are so much social that SL seems a bit disincarnated (spelling?) for them,
    Qt Core: yes
    Eden Haiku: They are always with family and friends and neighbours...
    Qt Core: (yes to zen i mean)
    Zen Arado: ah yes Eden
    Pema Pera: discorporate, unbind your mind
    Eliza Madrigal: sometimes when able to easily find a community of the comfortable language, people tend to gather
    Zen Arado: we are more isolated in the West
    Eliza Madrigal: unbinded minds ... undrawn maps...
    Eden Haiku: Tried to have a freind from Delhi log into SL when I was staying at his place.
    Qt Core: yes, eliza, i see that a lot with fellow italians here in sl
    Zen Arado: maybe we still long for the old ways of community life....
    Bleu Oleander: need to get to work .... been fun today .... have a great day everyone .... cu later :)
    Qt Core: remind me of indian reserves in the usa
    Eden Haiku: But he lost interest very quickly at the first problems...
    Zen Arado: bye Bleu
    Bleu Oleander: bye all
    Qt Core: bye Blue
    Pema Pera: bye bye Bleu!
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye BLeu :))
    Eden Haiku: Bye Bleu :-)


    Eden Haiku: Are any of your Japanese friends in SL Pema?
    Zen Arado: I better go too - I have been in SL all afternoon I just realised
    Pema Pera: bye Zen!
    Pema Pera: oh yes, Eden, lots of them
    Zen Arado: thanks for fun discussuin
    Zen Arado: bye
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Zen :)) thank
    Eliza Madrigal: s
    Qt Core: bye zen
    Pema Pera: but mostly staying with other Japanese
    Eden Haiku: Bye Zen, take care of your head!
    Pema Pera: for a while they had their own bar in Tokyo
    Pema Pera: BarTube !
    Pema Pera: I gave a talk there once on Kira
    Eden Haiku: ;-)
    Pema Pera: and we have "kira Japan activities"
    Eden Haiku: Oh yes, you even have a Japanese event in Kira...I remember now...
    Pema Pera: http://www.kira.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=90&Itemid=120


    --BELL--

    Eliza Madrigal: Hm... Pema is *just* hair
    Pema Pera: Hi Sharon !!
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Sharon :)
    Qt Core: hi Sharon
    Pema Pera: nice hat, Sharon!
    Eden Haiku: Hi Sharon:) Welcome back Eliza, crashed?
    Eliza Madrigal was booted... now re rezzing
    SophiaSharon Larnia: thanks :))
    Pema Pera: and nice overall outfit :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: *smiles*
    Pema Pera: Sharon is really booted . . . .
    SophiaSharon Larnia: laughs
    Eliza Madrigal: indeed... heh
    Eden Haiku: Thanks for the nice conversation, I will bow to you all now...
    Pema Pera: bye Eden
    Eliza Madrigal: Namaste', Eden
    Pema Pera: perfect bow!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Eden!
    Eliza Madrigal: Thanks for a lovely morning
    Qt Core: bye Eden
    SophiaSharon Larnia: namaste
    Eden Haiku: Hope you feel beter soon Qt!
    Eden Haiku: *better

    :) Sharon arrives in time for a briefing on Towel Day ...


    Pema Pera: so glad to hear that you are likely to come to Nova Scotia, Sharon!!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes thanks :))
    Eliza Madrigal: :::throws confetti::::
    SophiaSharon Larnia: giggles
    Eliza Madrigal: :::blows horns::: hahah... think its wonderful too
    SophiaSharon Larnia: now if only i could find my passport
    Eliza Madrigal: (and also hopes to make it)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :D
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh!?
    Pema Pera: http://www.rushpassport.com/
    Qt Core: look here if you like to see why i feel so weird everytime english speakers throw confetti around: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confetti :-)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I have one, I just 'kept it safe' somewhere in my house
    Eliza Madrigal: hahaha 'safe' ah yes, I know that one
    Pema Pera: safe for yourself :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes, Qt, rather injurous, throwing candy ^^
    Qt Core: or from
    Qt Core: and they are quite hard too!
    Pema Pera: :-)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: *boink*
    Eliza Madrigal: never thought of that :)
    Pema Pera: Did anyone yet shower confetti on Berlusconi?
    Eliza Madrigal: pinatas gone wild
    Qt Core: not hard enough ;-)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: heh
    Pema Pera: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia:I figure if I can trust the universe and quit my job, I can trust the universe and go to Nova Scotia
    SophiaSharon Larnia: grins
    Pema Pera: yeah, clap clap clap ! ! !
    Eliza Madrigal smiles
    Eliza Madrigal is learning from Sharon
    Pema Pera: they must have a restaurant at the end of the Universe in Nova Scotia -- let's ask Eos
    SophiaSharon Larnia: doesnt make it any less scary though
    Eliza Madrigal: ! indeed, both
    SophiaSharon Larnia: but can set aside, for some moments
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hehe Pema, I'm sure very good ones
    SophiaSharon Larnia: heavenly

    Pema Pera still inspired by Towel Day
    SophiaSharon Larnia: eh?
    Pema Pera: ah, Eliza will explain
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ok
    Pema Pera: via dd
    SophiaSharon Larnia: dawwwling
    Pema Pera: (it's all on twitter too)
    Qt Core: can't remember the date, when it was ?
    Pema Pera: a few days ago
    Qt Core: brb
    Eliza Madrigal: http://towelday.org/

    Pema Pera: Towel Day is celebrated every 25 May as a tribute by fans of the late author Douglas Adams.[1] On this day, fans carry a towel with them to demonstrate their love for the books and the author, as referenced in Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The commemoration was first held in 2001, two weeks after Adams' death on May 11, 2001.[2]

    --BELL--

    Eliza Madrigal: My daughter is somewhat of a Hitchhiker's fantatic... looked over my shoulder at one of Storm's tweets and he gained a fan :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hehe
    SophiaSharon Larnia: want to read it again, i read it a long time ago
    SophiaSharon Larnia: sorry bell

    Pema Pera: A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; . . . . etc etc


    Pema Pera: More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have "lost".


    SophiaSharon Larnia: thinks of a wubbie, a blanket a child holds onto LOL
    Eliza Madrigal: hehehe.. so a towel is like a sign
    Pema Pera: yes!
    Qt Core: the sixth part of the trilogy got just published in italian, the sequel written by Eowin Colfer

    Pema Pera: What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes impressive
    Pema Pera: (I presume it holds for women too)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: brb
    Eliza Madrigal: I would hope so... though I do hope no one writes a guide specifically for hitchhiker women... heh
    Pema Pera: only galactic hitchhikers!
    Eliza Madrigal: I was 'shushed' very publicly at a D. Adams booksigning once
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ive have night just glad I still had my purse, let alone all that
    Qt Core: i think that the guide is already targeted even for races with less than or more than two sexes
    Eliza Madrigal: well, not me but those I was with. It was quite embarrassing... BUT, the rest of the day was hysterical... people shushed us everywhere we went
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hmm
    Pema Pera: Trillian is a woman, an astrophysicist, in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    Eliza Madrigal does indeed have a towel in inventory, as she mentioned... giggles
    Eliza Madrigal: specifically for Moon's hot springs actually
    Pema Pera: :-)
    Qt Core: omg, i don't have to rectify this in next hours!

    A Friday MICA event...


    Pema Pera: talking about the galaxy, I'll take a break from SL for an hour or so, until the MICA talk coming up at 10 am -- even though it will be 2 am for me; it's a rare talk I don't want to miss
    Qt Core: att a , before have
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Pema :))
    Eliza Madrigal: What is the talk about Pema?
    Pema Pera: http://www.mica-vw.org/wiki/index.php/Upcoming_Professional_Events
    Eliza Madrigal: Thanks!
    Pema Pera: Jean-Claude Bradley will talk, he is a chemist actually, living very close to Sharon :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i live near there, drexel university
    Pema Pera: working at Drexel
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    Pema Pera: yes :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: used to work down the street
    Pema Pera: he is one of the most SL savvy scientists, have never met him yet in SL or in RL
    SophiaSharon Larnia: (still feels weird to say used to)
    Pema Pera: so decided to stay up to hear and meet him
    Eliza Madrigal: yes I imagine Sharon
    Eliza Madrigal: Nice, Pema
    Pema Pera: yes, Sharon
    Eliza Madrigal: I may peek in... always intend to go to MICA events but they're often on Saturdays
    Pema Pera: yes, by all means y'all come join us!

    Pema Pera: It's called "professional" to encourage the speaker not to be overly popular
    Qt Core: i usually have to cook during those events ;-)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    Pema Pera: but hey, a chemist talking to astronomers, that can't be too chemistry specific :-)

    Eliza Madrigal: yes I try to keep myself from being overly popular too
    Qt Core: have to try with the laptop in the kitchen sometimes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: heeh Eliza
    Pema Pera: hehehe @ Eliza
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes Qt, then youd never leave SL LOL
    Eliza Madrigal: yes qt!
    Pema Pera: you're not doing a good job in PaB then, Eliza!
    Eliza Madrigal cannot wait for apple to design an internet friendly refrigerator
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I have my computer on wheels and push it on my back porch
    SophiaSharon Larnia: well, the table has wheels
    Eliza Madrigal smiles @ Pema, thanks
    Qt Core: things like this are the only reason i'll buy something ipad-like in the future
    SophiaSharon Larnia: nods @ QT, me too
    SophiaSharon Larnia: are the graphics good on ipad??
    Pema Pera: bfn, everybody -- thanks for a fun session
    SophiaSharon Larnia: -ish?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: waves @ Pema
    Qt Core: bye pema
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Pema :) Thank you and for the haikus :))))
    Eliza Madrigal: (what a wild session... wait til you read it Sharon) hha
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yay ok :))
    Eliza Madrigal: We had qt playing jesus, being baptized by zen
    SophiaSharon Larnia: what?!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i missed it!
    Qt Core: i got only half of it and i have my head spinning...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hahahaha
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Eliza Madrigal: Well I better post it for all to enjoy
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Cosmicflower

    --BELL--

    SophiaSharon Larnia: Hi Cosmicflower!
    Cosmicflower Ushimawa: ah Hi, noticing logged in here ;)
    Cosmicflower Ushimawa: how are You?
    Eliza Madrigal: :) nice a place to log in, as any in the universe
    SophiaSharon Larnia: good Cosmic flower :) you ??
    Qt Core: hi cosmic
    Eliza Madrigal has to go for a while, but thanks guys... great morning :)
    Cosmicflower Ushimawa: eating sweets ;)
    Cosmicflower Ushimawa: njam njam
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hahaha
    Eliza Madrigal: bye for now
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Eliza
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I was about to go myself :))
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I didnt come here until after 8 myself, just stopped to say hi :))
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye for now :))
    Cosmicflower Ushimawa: Bye Sophia
    Qt Core: time to go for me to, maybe if i start cooking now i will be free for the chemist ;-)
    Cosmicflower Ushimawa: okey ;) have a good lunch time ;)
    Cosmicflower Ushimawa: eat well
    Cosmicflower Ushimawa: I will go too ;)
    Qt Core: ty Bye Cosmic
    Cosmicflower Ushimawa: bye

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