2008.06.19 19:00 - From Pavilion to Assisi

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    Pia was the guardian for that evening. She sent me the following log, with her comments. The title is hers too. The first two photos are mine, the next five are by Pia, with the last photo taken by Solo.

    We were told by email that this session will be held at our new venue. But I still rezzed at the teahouse, where I met Solo first. Then others. Afterwards, we teleported to the new place together and started to settle down at The Pavilion.

    Solobill Laville: Hi Pia
    Pia Iger: Hi, Solo, come for PaB?
    Solobill Laville: Sure
    Pia Iger: you know the new place?
    Solobill Laville: Yep! Wanna go?
    Pia Iger: yes. where?
    Solobill Laville: There’s a TP over by the new sign, or we can just walk, or fly
    Solobill Laville: Let’s TP though
    Pia Iger: ok. let ’s meet those at teahouse.
    Pema Pera: Hi Steve, and Solo!
    Solobill Laville: Hey Pema!
    Pema Pera: Yes, click on the stone here
    Pema Pera: I hope everybody will get it!
    Solobill Laville: Let’s TP!!
    Solobill Laville: It is over her Pia
    Solobill Laville: This stone
    Solobill Laville: Or, prefer to walk?
    stevenaia Michinaga: saw you arrive as I was leaving
    Pema Pera: it was a fun meeting!
    stevenaia Michinaga: hi Pia
    Pema Pera: but I couldn’t stay long either
    Pema Pera: Hi Pia!
    Pema Pera: And hi again, Solo!
    Solobill Laville: :)
    Pia Iger: Hi, Pema, steve
    Pia Iger: cusion is really big.
    Solobill Laville: I hope you are not too busy these days, Pema
    Pema Pera: Now let’s hope everyone will figure out how to make it over here . . . .
    Pema Pera: oh, Solo, somehow I survive :)
    Pema Pera: it’s been fun

    Steve was very nice to check if there were people left behind, while the rest of us were greeting each others.

    stevenaia Michinaga: shall I go back and herd the cats?
    Pema Pera: in so many ways!
    Solobill Laville: I’m sure
    Pema Pera: maybe a good idea, Steve
    Pema Pera: just for five minutes or so
    stevenaia Michinaga: brb
    Pema Pera: thanks!
    Pia Iger: I don’t think I met Solo before.
    Pema Pera: fellow guardians!
    Solobill Laville: Pleased to meet you Pia!
    Pia Iger: maybe he changed the outfit.
    Solobill Laville: Well, that is true
    Pia Iger: I am still checking out the new place.

    Solo shared his little adventure in SL…

    Solobill Laville: I’m on mini-retreat
    Solobill Laville: Trying to be comfortable
    Solobill Laville: hehe
    Pia Iger: mini-retreat, here?
    Solobill Laville: Yep
    Solobill Laville: Throughout the day
    Solobill Laville: walking
    Solobill Laville: sitting
    Solobill Laville: talking with firends
    Pema Pera: one day?
    Solobill Laville: day 3
    Pema Pera: or more?
    Pema Pera: wow!
    Pema Pera: not so mini
    Pema Pera: how many in total?
    Solobill Laville: wel, in and out as RL allows
    Pema Pera: first time, or have you done this before?
    Solobill Laville: Just day 3, first time
    Pema Pera: can you tell me your experiences, so far?
    Solobill Laville: It is just another way to practice
    Pema Pera: must be different from just occasionally entering
    Solobill Laville: Enjoying the SL solitude
    Solobill Laville: Meeting some nice new people
    Pia Iger: most time around this area?
    Solobill Laville: sitting in the zendo, which i do enjoy
    Solobill Laville: yes
    Solobill Laville: the new forest
    Solobill Laville: Tara ling
    Solobill Laville: Quan Yin Terraces
    Solobill Laville: this place is amazing
    Solobill Laville: and corners to hide in
    Solobill Laville: ;)
    Pia Iger: haha
    Pema Pera: yes, collective effort of many wonderful people!
    Pema Pera: hard to hide here
    Solobill Laville: except for the green dot, of course
    Solobill Laville: lol
    Pema Pera: green dot
    Pema Pera: yes

    Dakini , Neela, Bertrum and Gal walked in…

    Dakini Rhode: hello!
    Pema Pera: there might be a way . . .
    Pema Pera: hi Dakini!
    Solobill Laville: hmmm.
    Solobill Laville: that would be interesting
    Neela Blaisdale: Hello
    Solobill Laville: to “lose the dot”
    Pema Pera: it might not be easy . . . but within software basically anything is possible!
    Bertrum Quan: hi pema
    Pema Pera: Hi Bertrum!
    Pema Pera: Hi Neela, good to see you again!
    Pia Iger: Hi, Dakini, Neela,and Bertrum
    Neela Blaisdale: Hello eveeryone
    Solobill Laville: Hello all!
    Dakini Rhode: the markers where the river will go look like blue candy canes
    Bertrum Quan: hi pia
    Pema Pera: Bertrum, was it easy to find the new place?
    Neela Blaisdale: Thanks Steve i got a little lost not very good at following yet
    Bertrum Quan: yes.
    Pia Iger: Solo was talking about his mini-retreat here.
    stevenaia Michinaga: hi Gar
    Pema Pera: hi there Gar!
    Dakini Rhode: Pia, you look lovely!
    Gar Hallard: hey all
    stevenaia Michinaga: have a seat once you’ve rezzed
    Dakini Rhode: (your av)
    Pia Iger: Hi, Gar. And thanks, Dakini.
    Dakini Rhode: hi Gar!
    Pia Iger: I thought you mean Me.
    Dakini Rhode: always You look lovely
    Gar Hallard: thanks for inviting me
    Pia Iger: :)
    Pema Pera: Oh, you’re always welcome Gar!
    Pema Pera: You’ve been here before, right?
    Gar Hallard: yes
    Pema Pera: I thought so
    Pema Pera: no invitations needed here :)
    Gar Hallard: smiles

    Our group is growing… we have mixed feeling of leaving behind the beloved tea house.

    Pia Iger: Is it just me, or really more people come here recently?
    Pema Pera: every day 1 am 7 am 1 pm 7 pm
    Pema Pera: more people, we have doubled attendance in the last four weeks
    Gar Hallard: cool
    Pia Iger: wow.
    Dakini Rhode: now you have more space for the crowds….
    Pema Pera:
    is the blog, with the new coordinates in English and German :)
    Pema Pera: yes, thanks a lot, Dakini!
    Pema Pera: you’ve created yet another beautiful spot for us
    Pia Iger: I like the lanterns around
    Solobill Laville: Yes, thanks Dakini
    Dakini Rhode: i like how everyone is making it home
    Bertrum Quan: it is a special place…
    Dakini Rhode: people making suggestions,
    Dakini Rhode: a little sad to see everyone leaving the tea hut,
    Dakini Rhode: and happy to see how you’ve embraced this space
    Solobill Laville: It will find a new use I’m sure :)
    Pia Iger: me, too, miss the old place
    Bertrum Quan: both are embraced…
    Dakini Rhode: this place has several advantages…
    Dakini Rhode: and a different feel
    Pema Pera: I wish there was an English word for saudade in Portuguese, or natsukashii in Japanese; somehow nostalgic does not have the right connotations
    Dakini Rhode: more “open”
    Dakini Rhode: yes, Pema
    Pema Pera: for describing the feelings for the old tea house now
    Dakini Rhode: i don’t know those other words
    Dakini Rhode: but not homesick really
    Pema Pera: right

    Steve sat on a tiny cushion and…started a typo talk.

    stevenaia Michinaga: I think I’m one with the floor
    Pema Pera: bittersweet
    Dakini Rhode: nothing sick about it
    Dakini Rhode: haha steve
    Neela Blaisdale: haha
    Dakini Rhode: bittersweet, yes
    Pema Pera: yes, we can make up a word!
    Dakini Rhode: like when children go to school
    stevenaia Michinaga: tell storm there’s a miss-spelling on the tea house transport sign
    Dakini Rhode: more than one
    Pia Iger: oh?
    stevenaia Michinaga: lol
    Dakini Rhode: i think Moon did the sign
    Dakini Rhode: it’s kind of charming
    stevenaia Michinaga: well I’m kind of an expert on bad typing
    Gar Hallard: stev? catching mis-spellings?
    stevenaia Michinaga: hard to belive I know
    Pia Iger: :)
    Gar Hallard: laughs
    Pema Pera: yes, Moon did the sign

    Adams came, now we have 9 people. Pema told us the story of Moon making the TP sign.

    Dakini Rhode: hi Adams!
    Pema Pera: you should have been here Dakini
    Adams Rubble: Hello everybody
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello adams
    Pema Pera: when he started, in the morning your time
    Solobill Laville: Hello Adams
    Pema Pera: hi Adams
    Neela Blaisdale: Hello Adasm
    Pia Iger: Hi, Adams
    Dakini Rhode: ah, can’t be everywhere at once :P
    Pema Pera: We were all teasing him
    Dakini Rhode: yet
    Pema Pera: inviting him to make the sign really striking
    Pema Pera: so one by one we made suggestions
    Pema Pera: neon
    Pema Pera: siren
    Dakini Rhode: i think the logo is really striking
    Dakini Rhode: nonononono!
    Pema Pera: and he did all of that
    Dakini Rhode: no neon siren steams!
    Pema Pera: and he said: Dakini will kill me!
    Dakini Rhode: lol
    Pema Pera: steam
    Dakini Rhode: he was right!
    Dakini Rhode: haha
    Dakini Rhode: well except i’m buddhist
    Pema Pera: Moon only needs half a word to be invited to do crazy things . . . . :)
    Pema Pera: slowly strangle then?
    Dakini Rhode: i wouldn’t kill himexactly
    Dakini Rhode: haha
    Pema Pera: almost
    Dakini Rhode does her best to look innocent
    Solobill Laville: You would drown him with compassion!
    Pia Iger: I feel we are already old freinds here.
    Dakini Rhode: yes Bill
    Neela Blaisdale: What a way to go!
    Dakini Rhode: haha
    Solobill Laville: until he couldn’t breathe, that is
    Dakini Rhode: nonono
    Dakini Rhode: lol

    Dakini pointed out some features of the spacious pavilion.

    Dakini Rhode: you have instant decorating options here
    Dakini Rhode: pema if you touch the table
    Dakini Rhode: or the screen
    Dakini Rhode: change the place
    Pema Pera: wow, wonderful!
    Pema Pera: gone gone
    Dakini Rhode: i feel this place is more playful already than the tea hut
    Pema Pera: even more!
    Dakini Rhode: i feel more is coming
    Dakini Rhode: steve wants fish in the table
    Pema Pera: beyond sirens and neon . . . .
    Solobill Laville: No one’s floating yet though…
    Solobill Laville: We can work on that
    Dakini Rhode: latte doesn’t do that?
    Neela Blaisdale: You have everything here!
    Solobill Laville: Well, yeah, I’m kinda floating I guess then
    Solobill Laville: hehe

    Name of a SL place came up.

    Pema Pera: Thanks, Adams, for the Assisi lm!
    Solobill Laville: But it’s espresso
    Adams Rubble: yw
    Pema Pera: didn’t know there was one in SL
    Pema Pera: SL is such a big place . . . . .
    Adams Rubble: Yes it is well done
    Pema Pera: the church or also caves?
    Adams Rubble: I didnlt see the caves
    Pema Pera: Has anyone here visited Assisi in RL, by any chance?
    Pema Pera: Saint Francis’ hometown in Italy
    Adams Rubble: No I haven’t
    Gar Hallard: no
    Solobill Laville: no, not that part of italy
    Pema Pera: near Florence?
    Pema Pera: absolutely stunning place
    Solobill Laville: I’ve been to Florence
    Neela Blaisdale: I think near there
    Pema Pera: if you ever get the chance, yes, near, you should go
    Pema Pera: one of those places that have a presence
    Pema Pera: without words
    Pema Pera: you just feel it
    Solobill Laville: My favorite city in the world, Firenze!
    Pema Pera: two hours from Florence by train
    Pia Iger: what presence?
    Solobill Laville: No, i meant Florence
    Pema Pera: hard to say in a few words, Pia . . . .
    Pema Pera: Firenze = Florence :)
    Adams Rubble: Very complex painting cycles
    Solobill Laville: Oh, sorry, you said presence Pema
    Pema Pera: :)
    Solobill Laville: I think that is what Pia was talking about
    Adams Rubble: The architecture is unique
    Pema Pera: Ah, there is a whole sim, Adams? amazing, I just saw your lm
    Pema Pera: san francesco assisi(238,27,21)
    Adams Rubble: I crashed there so didn;t see everything
    Pia Iger: thanks. will check it out.
    Pema Pera: with presence I meant: the landscape itself seems to convey something . . . .

    Pema had to leave. Adams gave us Landmark of Assisi.

    Pema Pera: anyway, unfortunately I have to go now
    Pema Pera: early lunch again here in RL :)
    Neela Blaisdale: You mean a place in SL that’s like Assisi?
    Adams Rubble: recreation
    Pema Pera: wonderful to be here at our first official PaB meeting in the new place!
    Pema Pera: yes, Neela
    Pema Pera: Adams can give you a lm
    Neela Blaisdale: How do you find it/
    Neela Blaisdale: ThaNaks
    Solobill Laville: Bye Pema
    Dakini Rhode: ty Adams
    Adams Rubble: Someone told me about it at an art exhibition
    Pema Pera: see you all soon again!
    Adams Rubble: bye Pema
    Gar Hallard: bye pema
    Pia Iger: bye, Pema, enjoy the lunch
    Neela Blaisdale: Bye Pema
    Pema Pera: will do!
    Bertrum Quan: bye Pema
    Pema Pera: thanks for guarding us, Pia :-)
    Pema Pera: Pia is the guardian today, the first guardian of the new year, so to speak :)
    Pia Iger: np. will send you the log.
    Pema Pera: thanks!
    Pia Iger: I am proud.
    Pema Pera: :)
    Neela Blaisdale: Thanks Adam got it
    Pia Iger: thanks, Adams.
    Pia Iger: I have not been to many place in SL.
    Gar Hallard: thanks
    Bertrum Quan: thanks, Adams
    Dakini Rhode: we need to do some field trips!

    Solo acted right away.

    stevenaia Michinaga: thanks Adams
    Adams Rubble: did I miss anybody?
    Pia Iger: Solo poofed.
    Dakini Rhode: he’s back!
    Dakini Rhode: did you go to assisi. Bill?
    Solobill Laville: That was way too spontaneous!
    Solobill Laville: I thought you meant right now, Dakini!
    Dakini Rhode: lol
    Solobill Laville: hehe
    Dakini Rhode: haha
    Dakini Rhode: why not?

    And we all agreed! Except that Gar and Adams had to go early and could not make the trip.

    Pia Iger: haha.
    Dakini Rhode: lol
    Solobill Laville: It looked very nice
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Neela Blaisdale: Maybe we should all go
    Pia Iger: I agree,
    stevenaia Michinaga: Road Trip?
    Gar Hallard: well thanks for the invite all…must run though
    Solobill Laville: Then that’s it, I’ll go back
    Pia Iger: Adams can be tour guide.
    Solobill Laville: Byr Gar
    Pia Iger: bye Gar.
    Solobill Laville: *Bye
    Neela Blaisdale: Bye Gar
    Gar Hallard: smiles bye all
    Adams Rubble: Sorry I need to go too
    stevenaia Michinaga: stay Gar
    Pia Iger: haha.
    Solobill Laville: Bye Adams
    Pia Iger: bye Adams.
    Bertrum Quan: bye Adams
    Adams Rubble: bye everybody :)
    Neela Blaisdale: Good night Adams
    stevenaia Michinaga: night Adams
    Neela Blaisdale: Asissi anyone?
    Solobill Laville: To Assisi! Andiamo!
    Pia Iger: let’s go.
    stevenaia Michinaga: sure
    Dakini Rhode: ok!
    Neela Blaisdale: See you there

    We arrived at Assisi. It took a while for everyone to rezz.

    Pia Iger: no tour guide:(
    Pia Iger: let go ahead
    stevenaia Michinaga: hi Pia
    Pia Iger: Hi, I am here.
    Pia Iger: all are here?
    stevenaia Michinaga: I only see you
    Dakini Rhode: it’s dark here
    stevenaia Michinaga: lots to rezz
    Pia Iger: change to midday.
    Neela Blaisdale: Lost the lm for a minute
    Dakini Rhode: some of us teleported while sitting?
    Neela Blaisdale: Does anyone speak Italian?
    Solobill Laville: Parlo Poco L’Italiano
    Solobill Laville: A little
    Solobill Laville: that is
    Pia Iger: come in…

    Solo changed to a casual outfit, with a backpack! Now our group look 100% like tourists.

    Pia Iger: I like solo’s backpack.
    Solobill Laville: That is so strange that you guys sit when you stop
    Solobill Laville: Thanks, it is my travel pack!
    Pia Iger: Only Quan
    Neela Blaisdale: /It’s so cool to travel together
    Pia Iger: cool. hope you have water inside
    Solobill Laville: Nope,just cold beer
    Solobill Laville: ;)
    Pia Iger: :)

    And what Dakini and Solo were talking about?? I had no clue until later, cause on my screen, I walked 100% normal!

    Dakini Rhode: pia and bert
    Pia Iger: I want to take a group picture.
    Dakini Rhode: you look like prostrating
    Dakini Rhode: thru assisi
    Dakini Rhode: do you need to stop all animations?
    Solobill Laville: That is very moving you two
    Neela Blaisdale: Do you see the frescoes here?
    Solobill Laville: prostrating through Assisi, much merit
    Dakini Rhode: try going to tools on the menu
    Dakini Rhode: and selecting stop all animations
    Dakini Rhode: oops speaking to the wind
    Dakini Rhode: haha
    Solobill Laville: No we can hear you Dakini

    I did not hear them, just marched on.

    Pia Iger: wow, the fresco is magnificent
    Solobill Laville: I think I have a stop ani somewhere
    Dakini Rhode: i wasn’t able to rez anything here
    Dakini Rhode: but you can select it from the tools menu
    Dakini Rhode: amazing job building htis
    Solobill Laville: I gave Pia and bert one, just wear it
    Solobill Laville: and then detach it
    Solobill Laville: Then, no more prostrating!
    Pia Iger: let me look around. everyone stay in this room. Don’t get lost.
    Solobill Laville: Oh, mom…
    Pia Iger: Why do I need it, Solo? I look normal.
    Solobill Laville: hehe
    Solobill Laville: Wow
    Dakini Rhode: wow is right
    Dakini Rhode: kneeling at the altar looks right…

    Why they keep saying kneeling? See in the picture, I stand perfectly.

    Bert asked me for help.

    Bertrum Quan: pia, i’m having trouble walking here. is it the sim? or something else?
    stevenaia Michinaga: you should re-log
    Pia Iger: can anyone help Quan?
    Pia Iger: did you use what Solo gave to you?
    Pia Iger: stop all animation, wear it.
    Bertrum Quan: i’m not sure where to find it in the inventory
    Pia Iger: search by name
    Pia Iger: in objects.
    Pia Iger: did you find it?
    Bertrum Quan: no
    Bertrum Quan: i’m kind of a klutz in sl i guess
    Bertrum Quan accepted your inventory offer.
    Pia Iger: I just sent to you.
    Bertrum Quan: it’s attached to my arm now….
    Pia Iger: weird.
    Pia Iger: At least you can walk now.
    Bertrum Quan: yes, true. that is funny!
    Pia Iger: oh. it is gone.
    Bertrum Quan: it works!

    I was happy that I helped out Bertrum. Then he convinced me that I did have the same problem!

    Bertrum Quan: why are you knelling when you stop?
    Pia Iger: great. Let’s do sightseeing.
    Pia Iger: am I?
    Bertrum Quan: were… I don’t know about now– you are knelling–when you walk we’ll see
    Pia Iger: I look normal to me.
    Pia Iger: no?
    Bertrum Quan: every time you stop, you knell…
    Pia Iger: really? I can’t see it.
    Stop All Animations Lyr (WEAR TO STOP DANCING): 3 Animations Stopped
    Pia Iger: let me wear that thing too.
    Bertrum Quan: that’s better
    Pia Iger: To me it is same, Now I have the big ball on my hand. how did you take it off?
    Dakini Rhode: you may detach it, pia
    Dakini Rhode: right click on the ball and detach
    Dakini Rhode: yay!
    Pia Iger: do I look normal now?
    Dakini Rhode: yes..
    Bertrum Quan: yes


    Pia Iger: thx. Where are others?
    Dakini Rhode: we will look…
    Pia Iger: ok.
    Dakini Rhode: maybe this way
    Autopilot canceled
    Bertrum Quan: downstairs?
    Dakini Rhode: solobill is coming closer
    Pia Iger: My typist is tired now. Can we take a pic together, then I need to go?
    Dakini Rhode: ok pic time
    Solobill Laville: Shall we sit?
    Dakini Rhode: in front of the fresco?
    Neela Blaisdale: Thanks for the tp Slo
    Solobill Laville: yw
    Solobill Laville: in a pew?
    Pia Iger: Ok. have fun, everyone. I already shot pics.
    Solobill Laville: Oh, OK, thanks Pia

    Maybe good to have a pic of everyone sitting together. But…

    Pia Iger: agree. lets sit together
    Dakini Rhode: gnite Pia
    Dakini Rhode: oh ok
    Pia Iger: hard to control where to sit.
    Solobill Laville: THis looks like an album cover from the ’70s!!
    Dakini Rhode: i’m floating a little
    Solobill Laville: *powers*
    Neela Blaisdale: How are you sitting?
    Solobill Laville: You might have to try the 4th row Neela
    Dakini Rhode: i right clicked and said sit
    Dakini Rhode: but it put me where it wanted me
    Pia Iger: yah, no freedom here.
    Bertrum Quan: we’re each in our own row

    Solobill Laville: I got a shot
    Solobill Laville: cover of Nat. Geo. for sure

    This is the end of our first field trip!

    Pia Iger: anyway, good see you all.
    Dakini Rhode: i need 2 leave too
    Solobill Laville: Our first filed trip!
    Pia Iger: You can send pic to Pema.
    Solobill Laville: *field
    Pia Iger: Yahh!
    Dakini Rhode: nite all…
    Neela Blaisdale: Me too time for sleep
    Dakini Rhode: a wonderful field trip
    Solobill Laville: bye
    Pia Iger: happy trail!
    Bertrum Quan: thanks, everyone.
    Solobill Laville: ty Pia
    Neela Blaisdale: Good night Bye all thanks it was fun!

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