2008.08.13 13:00 – A little light refreshment

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    The host for this chat was Quilty Bookmite. The comments are his. 

    I arrived early and went to wash the dishes. Like yesterday, when I got back to my computer Avastu was sitting next to me.

    Quilty Bookmite: Ah. You've sneaked up on me while I was washing the dishes again Avastu.
    Avastu Maruti: hello my friend
    Quilty Bookmite: hello Avastu. How are you?
    Avastu Maruti: perfect, my friend - and you?
    Quilty Bookmite: Pretty good if not perfect. :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: Got to finish off a few things in RL. I'll be back in a short while.
    Quilty Bookmite: Sorry Avastu. I got frozen out and couldn;t log back in.
    Quilty Bookmite: Nobody else appeared?
    Avastu Maruti: no one else
    Quilty Bookmite: Quiet time then.
    Quilty Bookmite: Anything you want to discuss?
    Avastu Maruti: Nothing comes to mind
    Quilty Bookmite: For me neither. I'll just sit and drink my coffee for a while.
    At this point, although I didn't know it, I went into a strange nether world where all I could see was Avastu sitting next to me in the pavilion. It seems that SL was playing up. Eventually I disconnected and reconnected and was suddenly surrounded by people. Solobill was doing David Bowie impressions (Note from Solo: I got there just before Quilty got back, so I can only add the seven lines that follow).
    genesis Zhangsun: Hi
    Wol Euler: hello solo
    genesis Zhangsun: Hi Solo!
    Solobill Laville: Hi, all!
    Avastu Maruti: hello my friend
    Solobill Laville: :)
    Wol Euler thinks Solo looks remarkably like the 80's David Bowie in that outfit and hair.
    Solobill Laville: "Let's Dance...put on your red shoes and dance the blues..."
    Wol Euler: hello quilty
    Wol Euler grins
    genesis Zhangsun: Hey quilty
    genesis Zhangsun: :)
    Quilty Bookmite: Hello all. I've been having some odd technical problems.
    Quilty Bookmite: Have people been here for long?
    Solobill Laville: Heya Quilty (with my best David Bowie accent)
    Quilty Bookmite: Why the David Bowie accent? Because we all speak like that in England? :-)
    Solobill Laville: :), yes but he has the Bowie "ch/s" thing...
    Quilty Bookmite: I was supposed to be taking the chat but I seemed to be locked in an alternative universe where I could only see Avastu.
    Wol Euler: o.O
    Quilty Bookmite: So if anyone has the log can they post it for me?
    I don't think I missed very much.
    Wol Euler: well there are all sorts of problems at present, the blog says not to buy anything or rez non-copy items.
    Wol Euler: just took me half an hour to log on.
    Solobill Laville: Took me 4 attempts to log in
    Quilty Bookmite: Ah right. I must have been caught in a a techno-eddy.
    Solobill Laville: Hey, that could be the title of an early '80s Bowie album...Techno-eddy
    Rajah arrives
    Wol Euler: hello rajah
    Quilty Bookmite: Hi Rajah.
    Solobill Laville: Hi, Rajah
    genesis Zhangsun: Hey Raj
    Avastu Maruti: hello my friend
    Rajah Yalin: hi all
    Solobill Laville: It's not you Rajah, we've been pretty quiet since I arrived
    Solobill Laville: So...it's me
    Solobill Laville: :)
    Quilty Bookmite: It's been pretty quiet altogether.
    Quilty Bookmite: Just one of those days. :-)
    Solobill Laville: A deep collective sigh
    Quilty Bookmite: no rain though. :-)
    Rajah Yalin: yeah middle of the week, it's a tiring timwe
    Rajah Yalin: *time
    Wol Euler smiles. In German, "to be quiet" is an active verb, one that requires effort and positive action. "I silented."
    Quilty Bookmite: I think for some it does take effort. :-)
    Solobill Laville: Like listening, Wol?
    Wol Euler: :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: I used to be very good at it. As a child I was quite happy to go to my room and read a book.
    Solobill Laville: Is that a similar active verb?
    The subject moves on to hot beverages
    Rajah Yalin: what are you two drinking, quilt and bill
    Quilty Bookmite: Espresso
    Solobill Laville: SL- espresso, RL - iced mocha
    Quilty Bookmite: There is a machine behind me.
    Rajah Yalin: oh, strange looking cup
    Quilty Bookmite: In RL nothing. It's too late for me to drink espresso.
    Wol Euler: solo: mmm, yes but not really. like in English.
    Quilty Bookmite: It is a little small even for an espresso cup. :-)
    Solobill Laville: ok, thanks
    Solobill Laville: In many parts of America, listening means talking
    genesis Zhangsun: lol
    Solobill Laville: :) (sorry fellow yanks)
    Rajah Yalin: I'm making myself some wulong tea
    Quilty Bookmite: :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: Sounds good Rajah.
    Solobill Laville: What is wulong tea, Raj?
    Rajah Yalin: it's Chinese, in between green and black in processing
    Solobill Laville: I've had tea in Darjeeling
    Solobill Laville: one cup is enough for about a week
    Quilty Bookmite: Nice!
    Solobill Laville: Very strong
    Quilty Bookmite: I'm more a coffee person.
    Rajah Yalin: I like darjeeling black tea
    Rajah Yalin: not an everyday tea though you are right
    Solobill Laville: Yep, black with yak milk :)
    Rajah Yalin: it brews a pretty orange colour without milk
    Quilty Bookmite: I didn't know they had yaks in Darjeeling.
    Solobill Laville: No, about 40 miles north they do though ;)
    Quilty Bookmite: Ah. :-)
    Solobill Laville: I figured that was close enough to Darjeeling to count...
    Solobill Laville: For tea duscussion purposes
    Solobill Laville: *i
    Quilty Bookmite: So, nobody has any serious subjects?
    Wol Euler shakes her head cheerfully. Sorry.
    This seems to be a good thing. Nothing serious to discuss tonight. Just tea and coffee and general humour.
    Rajah Yalin: darjeeling is a good stop I made on way to nepal
    Quilty Bookmite: Or maybe tea is pretty serious. :-)
    Solobill Laville: I'm sure, to some, tea is deadly serious
    Rajah Yalin: tea is serious to me but my girlfriend says I am a "tea freak"
    Fael Illyar is Offline
    Quilty Bookmite: :-)
    Solobill Laville: I always knew there was something about you Rajah... ;)
    Rajah Yalin: I hear that one a lot :P
    Quilty Bookmite: Tea has its own Buddhist mythology so I guess it's fairly serious to me. :-)
    Wol Euler chuckles
    Solobill Laville: Please do share Quilty
    Quilty Bookmite: OK. :-)
    The following is a bit gorey but somehow I like it.
    Quilty Bookmite: Boddhdharma was a Buddhist monk who brought Buddhism from India to China. He sat facing a wall in meditation for 9 long years.
    Quilty Bookmite: At one point it was said that he got so disgusted with his inability to concentrate he tore off his own eyelids and threw them on the ground...
    Quilty Bookmite: They gre into tea bushes which monks used from them on in order to help keep themselves awake. :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: I suspect the story isn;t true. :-)
    Solobill Laville: I've never heard that before :)
    Wol Euler: well, for certain values of "true" perhaps
    Quilty Bookmite: It's an interesting story. I don;t think there is much of a lesson in it though. :-)
    Solobill Laville: No? I just tore off my eyebrows!!
    Quilty Bookmite: I certainly wouldn't advocate tearing off your eyelids. :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: Too late I guess.
    Quilty Bookmite: Still, eyebrows is less drastic. :-)
    Solobill Laville: Yes, my mistake, I can still do both I guess
    Quilty Bookmite: Please don't. Or at least don't blame me if you do. :-)
    Rajah Yalin: i cant see...
    Solobill Laville: hehe
    Rajah Yalin: typing with my eyes closed
    genesis Zhangsun: I wonder why wouldn't they just sleep?
    genesis Zhangsun: sleep is a natural part of life
    genesis Zhangsun: meditation can improve after sleep
    Wol Euler: hello solid
    Solobill Laville: Yes, just reinforcing the idea of Resolve and Effort most likely
    Quilty Bookmite: True genesis.
    A passer-bye materialises.
    Rajah Yalin: hi Solid
    Quilty Bookmite: Are you joining us Solid?
    Wol Euler: I guess not.
    Solobill Laville: Nice name "Solid", welcome!
    Solid Carnell: what can i do here?
    Quilty Bookmite: Hi Solid.
    genesis Zhangsun: Hey Solid
    Solid Carnell: hi
    Solobill Laville: Most anything, I'd guess
    Wol Euler: take a seat, join the group, learn with us; the usual :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: We are a group called Play As being. You are welcome to join us if you'd like.
    Quilty Bookmite: I'll just get the website up for the link...
    The threat of a website is enough to have our visitor running for the hills.
    Quilty Bookmite: Or maybe I won't bother. :-)
    Wol Euler nods
    Solobill Laville: Avastu, I did like your questions / thought experiments the other day
    Wol Euler: lost another one to mara.
    Solobill Laville: hehe
    Quilty Bookmite: Yep.
    Rajah Yalin: mara?
    Quilty Bookmite: A Buddhist character. :-)
    Solobill Laville: I think we need a PaB gun where we shoot Reality water balloons at the shoot-em-up newbie types
    Wol Euler: lol
    Solobill Laville: May get 'em interested
    Quilty Bookmite: He sent hoardes against Buddha to try and stop him reaching enlightenment.
    Quilty Bookmite: :-)
    Rajah Yalin: right, temptation
    Quilty Bookmite: Yes.
    Quilty Bookmite: a sort of Buddhist Satan.
    Rajah Yalin: sent the ladies ;p
    Quilty Bookmite: You've been reading. :-)
    Rajah Yalin: I knew who mara was I just had confusion what he meant at first but now i know
    Quilty Bookmite: Fair enough.
    Solobill Laville: OK, so, ladies = Satan, got it. Doh! Too late...
    Wol Euler snorts
    Solobill Laville: :)
    Rajah Yalin: that might be so solo
    Solobill Laville: no, no, no, just a joke...ahhhh, me
    Wol Euler removes her hand slowly from the holster of her gun.
    Solobill Laville: (thank goodness)
    Rajah Yalin looks the other way.
    Quilty Bookmite: I know when to say nothing. I'm a married man.
    Wol Euler: she's got you trained, has she? good.
    Avastu Maruti: pardon, my friends
    Wol Euler: bye avastu, have a good evening.
    Quilty Bookmite: Goodbye Avastu.
    Rajah Yalin: take care avastu
    genesis Zhangsun: bye avastu
    Solobill Laville: Wol, I bet if your av met my av in a dark alley, your av could kick my av's butt
    Quilty Bookmite: I couldn't possibly say Wol.
    Indeed I've been well trained.
    Rajah Yalin: I untrained myself 2 years ago
    Avastu Maruti is Offline
    Wol Euler: heheheeh. damned right.
    Wol Euler: not that I would, of course.
    Rajah Yalin: suck-up >.>
    Solobill Laville: (Gonna get me one of them PaB Being water balloon guns...)
    Wol Euler: maybe this session is a bit of comic relief from the last few...
    Solobill Laville: I think you are on to something there Wol
    Quilty Bookmite: I haven't read the logs, but I think a little light relief is welcome every now and then.
    Wol Euler searches her inventory for a red nose and custard pie.
    Quilty Bookmite: :-)
    Solobill Laville: seltzer water too?
    Wol Euler: lol
    Solobill Laville: That's always a good one
    Wol Euler: and big floppy shoes
    genesis Zhangsun: lol
    Quilty Bookmite: Before the circus really gets going I need to go to bed.
    Quilty Bookmite: Goodnight all.
    Solobill Laville: night Quilty
    Rajah Yalin: take care quilt
    Wol Euler: 'night quilty
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