2008.11.09 19:00 - Sunday night brain freeze

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    stevenaia Michinaga was Guardian on call this evening filling on for Rowan Masala who was unable to make it tonight.  The comments are stevenaia's


    I arrived tonight to see Adelane Dawner, doug Sosa was here but didn;t rezz immediately.  Sylectra Darwin, Nostrum Forder and their new friend, Reuben Belgar  soon arrived.  Much of the conversations was more social and focused on the topic at hand tonight... and so the night went. 

     Adelane Dawner, in winged lion avatar was keeping doug Sosa'a feet warm tonight

    stevenaia Michinaga: Hi Ade
    Adelene Dawner: hi :)
    doug Sosa: hi.
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Doug
    doug Sosa: i feel a bit like an egg going to be hatched :)
    Adelene Dawner: Good! 'Bout time! ^.^
    doug Sosa: :)
    Adelene Dawner giggles.
    stevenaia Michinaga: well at least your feet will be warm
    Adelene Dawner: Syl! ^.^ How's things?
    stevenaia Michinaga: Greetings Sylectra
    doug Sosa: who?
    Sylectra Darwin: hihi!
    doug Sosa: ah!
    Reuben Belgar: hi hi
    Sylectra Darwin: Hey guys, this is my new friend Reuben
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Reuben
    stevenaia Michinaga: welcome
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
    Reuben Belgar: Hi Stevania, hi everyone
    doug Sosa: hello Reuben.
    Sylectra Darwin: Reuben, meet Steven, Doug and Adelene.
    Nostrum Forder: Evening all.
    Reuben Belgar: nice to meet you all
    Sylectra Darwin: Where's ThreeDee?
    stevenaia Michinaga: Has Sylectra told you your words will be recorded and posted on our Wiki?
    Adelene Dawner: Three is off in RL, working on some craft thing that's going to be a belated birthday gift for me. :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: we need your permission, if you could
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Nos, good to see you again
    Nostrum Forder: Hi, Steven
    Nostrum Forder: Evening, doug and Adelene
    doug Sosa: hi nos
    Sylectra Darwin: Reuben, here is the link to our wiki where we post the chat logs of our discussions: http://playasbeing.wik.is/
    stevenaia Michinaga: oh, today is your first day in SL
    Reuben Belgar: that is very interesting
    Reuben Belgar: It actually is not
    Sylectra Darwin: Is it okay to copy the chat log of your comments and use on our wiki?
    Reuben Belgar: I have lost my password for my previous account
    Reuben Belgar: so I created a new avator today
    Sylectra Darwin: aha
    Reuben Belgar: but have to admit that I had the first very fantastic experience in SL
    doug Sosa: Tell more! :)
    Sylectra Darwin: Yeah, I wish I had met Nos my fiest SL day too.
    stevenaia Michinaga: well everyone loves a birthday, so go with it
    Reuben Belgar: If I can be of any help, ofcourse, why not
    Reuben Belgar: thanks
    Reuben Belgar: i am just reading the page
    Nostrum Forder: We showed Reuben the Great Wall, and part of the SLRR line
    Sylectra Darwin: Reuben wandered into Nos' land in Blanda and Nos gave us a simboard ride and then a tour of Nos' space station.
    Sylectra Darwin: the simboard ride was the coolest.
    Sylectra Darwin: the simboard ride was the coolest.
    Adelene Dawner humms happily along with her music as she crafts.
    Sylectra Darwin: Of course we were just getting to the hot tub which has a number of interesting sit and swim poses.
    Adelene Dawner: simboard?
    stevenaia Michinaga: what is your craft of the moment Ade?
    Adelene Dawner: Collaging baseball sized pieces of art, often with quotes. The quote of the moment is "God exists only when we are unaware of him."
    Nostrum Forder grins
    stevenaia Michinaga: and this is a gift for your .... what?
    Nostrum Forder: "but the Lord was not in the earthquake"
    Adelene Dawner: ?
    Nostrum Forder: In the story of Elijah, there's a scene where Elijahexperiences an earthquake and a fire storm while waiting for a word from GOd.
    Adelene Dawner: Not sure where this card is going, Steve. Muse has been grumbling about doing a random art distribution - leaving 'em in public to be found - but I don't know if this one will be one of those, or get mailed to someone, or stay in my personal collection.
    Nostrum Forder: But God isn't in the storm, or the earthquake.
    stevenaia Michinaga: must have been some bus stop
    Adelene Dawner grins at Nos and chuckles at Steve.
    Adelene Dawner: (And notes that quote)
    Reuben Belgar: which God are we talking about
    Reuben Belgar: ?
    Sylectra Darwin: Reuben, whichever you like. :)
    Sylectra Darwin: We are multidisciplinary.
    Reuben Belgar: is this sl earthquake or the biblical rl one?
    Nostrum Forder: I've never seen an SL earthquake
    Sylectra Darwin: This group has seen christians, jews, atheists, agnostics, buddhists, and more.
    stevenaia Michinaga: actually, i view god talk very similar to politics, not sure this is the place
    Adelene Dawner: Not sure that's accurate. Multidisciplinary implies that we're disciplinary at all. ^.^
    Reuben Belgar: that is interesting
    Sylectra Darwin: One of the things I love about it is its diversity.
    Sylectra Darwin: haha, Ade!
    Reuben Belgar: :)
    Reuben Belgar: cool
    Sylectra Darwin: I have an idea for your piece Ade.
    Nostrum Forder: although I did blow up a volcano once.
    Sylectra Darwin: Today Nos and I took a walk.
    Adelene Dawner: yes, Syl?
    Sylectra Darwin: We saw a white fawn.
    Sylectra Darwin: We thought it was a dog.
    Nostrum Forder: it was wild. Melanistic?
    Nostrum Forder: I don't know the term
    Sylectra Darwin: But it was a fawn, with a black circle around its eye.
    Nostrum Forder: Not a true albino

    doug Sosa departs, Adeline Dawner seeks out other feet to warm

    Adelene Dawner: Albino, Nos. Melanistic would be black.
    Sylectra Darwin: right
    Sylectra Darwin: aww, we lost Doug.
    Adelene Dawner: :(
    Sylectra Darwin: In native American culture, the deer symbolizes gentleness.
    Nostrum Forder: Right.. but not a true albino. The eyes were black.
    Sylectra Darwin: Yesterday we saw a blue heron.
    Adelene Dawner: Actually that can depend on the light, Nos.
    Adelene Dawner: Anyway, was there more to the story about the fawn, Syl?
    Sylectra Darwin: No, we just saw a fawn.
    Adelene Dawner: :)
    Sylectra Darwin: But we did joke that it looked kinda like a llama.
    Sylectra Darwin: Or maybe a pony.
    Reuben Belgar: :)
    Sylectra Darwin: And if we crossed the two, it would be a plama.
    Sylectra Darwin: hehe
    Nostrum Forder: I grew up in this area. When I think of all the wildlife within an hour of my house, and I remember how devoid of life it was when I was growing up, I feel optimistic.
    Sylectra Darwin: I found that very amusing.
    Sylectra Darwin: That is a very good sign if you can remember it being different when you were a kid, Nos.
    Sylectra Darwin: That is a very good sign if you can remember it being different when you were a kid, Nos.
    Nostrum Forder: Herons are a recent returning species.
    Adelene Dawner: I need to find a pic of a black squirrel to put on a card for Three. We got lost while we were trying to find you guys at the meetup, remember? And he was getting all stressed, and then we found a black squirrel on one of the roads we were on trying to get un-lost. It was neat, and we wouldn't've seen it otherwise. ^.^
    Nostrum Forder: I've also seen brown pelicans. Those were totally gone when I was a kid.
    Nostrum Forder: and the wild turkeys are actually reaching pest status.

    Reuben Belgar leaves (crashed)  and then re-appears.

    stevenaia Michinaga: http://images.google.com/images?sa=N...ack%20Squirrel
    Nostrum Forder: Hmm
    Sylectra Darwin: hehe, so the black squirrel is significant.
    Nostrum Forder: It was after 3am for Reuben
    Sylectra Darwin: We lost Reuben.
    Adelene Dawner: Thanks, Steve ^.^
    Adelene Dawner: And yeah, Syl.
    Sylectra Darwin: My mom was all about finding significance in aimal sghtings.
    Adelene Dawner isn't going to sit on anybody else 'cause that's getting ridiculous. Zero for two, geez!
    stevenaia Michinaga: we can;t all dissappear
    Nostrum Forder: Actually, we can
    Nostrum Forder: f the sim crashes, for instance.
    Adelene Dawner chuckles. "Famous last words, Steve."
    stevenaia Michinaga: but you do have the coolist pillow amoungst us (Green spotted)
    stevenaia Michinaga: where did those come from?
    Adelene Dawner: so grab one from the pile, then. ^.^
    Adelene Dawner: See where it says 'click for pillow'? Just stand first.
    stevenaia Michinaga: I mean the pile of pillows
    Adelene Dawner: I made it. ^.^
    Reuben Belgar: my apologies
    Sylectra Darwin: ck, Ruben.
    Nostrum Forder: I'm sorry to run off...
    Reuben Belgar: computer crashed
    Sylectra Darwin: welcome back, I meant.
    Sylectra Darwin: No worries.
    Reuben Belgar: thanks
    stevenaia Michinaga: seems this place is slowly evolving
    Nostrum Forder: but a friend is online, someone I haven't talked to recently, and I need to see him while I have a chance.
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Geo
    Nostrum Forder: Hi, Geo.
    Reuben Belgar: Hi Geo
    stevenaia Michinaga: thanks for stopping by, Nos
    Geo Netizen: Hi everyone
    Nostrum Forder: I'll be back if I can before we're finished.
    Sylectra Darwin: See you later, Nossie.
    Sylectra Darwin: Hi Geo :)
    Sylectra Darwin: kk
    stevenaia Michinaga: how do you float Ade, or is it my perspective only

    Nostrum Forder departs and Dharma Voyager appears and joins us.  Geo Netizen also appears

    Adelene Dawner: I shouldn't be,,,
    Adelene Dawner checks. "I look ok to me..."
    stevenaia Michinaga: has anyone read solobill's blog on no time in the Wiki?
    \stevenaia Michinaga: interesting what focused meditation on a topic brings forth
    stevenaia Michinaga: http://playasbeing.wik.is/Guardians'_Contributions/Solobill/11_Presentations_on_no-time%3a_No_past%2c_present%2c_or_future
    Sylectra Darwin: I haven't had a moment to slow down and read but intend to soon! Very intriguing stuff?
    stevenaia Michinaga: Hi Dharma
    Dharma Voyager: rezzing
    Dharma Voyager: oh nice... you changed places again
    Geo Netizen: Hi Dhama
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, come stand on my lap :)
    Sylectra Darwin: Dharma!
    Sylectra Darwin: Hello dear.
    Dharma Voyager: hello everyone
    Sylectra Darwin: Steven brings interesting friends to teh table.
    Reuben Belgar: hi Dharma
    Adelene Dawner: I don't think we've met, Dharma. Hi. :)
    Dharma Voyager: I don't think so
    stevenaia Michinaga: we haven;t really settled on a subject tonight, must be sunday night brian freeze
    Dharma Voyager: smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: Dharma introduced me to Pema
    stevenaia Michinaga: I think you may be one of the people I have known the longest here
    Sylectra Darwin: Reuben, for your background information, Pema is the founder of this little group.
    Sylectra Darwin: Reuben, for your background information, Pema is the founder of this little group.
    Sylectra Darwin: or should I say GROWING group? hehe
    Dharma Voyager: yes we still neen to throw our b-day party
    Sylectra Darwin: you have the same b-day?
    Dharma Voyager: I waiting to have a b-day party/ house warming...
    stevenaia Michinaga: right, it;s about that tiem, isn;t it :), maybe we can rent out this pavillion
    Dharma Voyager: oh no
    Adelene Dawner: Who's birthday when, now?
    stevenaia Michinaga: no you wouldn;t wnat me pole dancing there again, would you?
    Dharma Voyager: didn't bother me last time
    Dharma Voyager: hahha
    Geo Netizen: :)
    Dharma Voyager: give the other people there something to giggle about
    Dharma Voyager: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, but the pictures live on
    Dharma Voyager: something I haven't had to consider
    Dharma Voyager: but you have a point
    Sylectra Darwin: steven in a g string; not a pretty visualization
    Dharma Voyager: laughs
    Dharma Voyager: is practicing refraining ;)
    Dharma Voyager: giggles
    stevenaia Michinaga: we all have out moments to shine
    stevenaia Michinaga: our
    Sylectra Darwin: Geo you told me once what your occupation is in RL but I forgot; you're in a science field aren't you?
    Geo Netizen: Part yes‚ computers
    Geo Netizen: Other part finance
    Sylectra Darwin: You got us very intrigued by a discussion of layers of consciousness...0th, 1st, 2nd, etc.
    stevenaia Michinaga: Hello WackyWood
    Adelene Dawner sighs. "Apparently I'm not as far past last night's near panic attack as I thought - I'm getting twitchy again. I think I'll go home. Geo, come see me after the meeting, please? LM's in my profile.
    Sylectra Darwin: Reuben is a neuroscientists.
    Sylectra Darwin: sorry, I meant singular.
    Reuben Belgar: thanks for exp
    Geo Netizen: -/me nods at Ade
    Sylectra Darwin: Night, Ade. Take care.
    Sylectra Darwin: Night, Ade. Take care.
    Reuben Belgar: I am a clinical neuroscientist
    Dharma Voyager: nice meeting you Ade
    Adelene Dawner: Thanks, Sly. See you around, all.
    Reuben Belgar: nice seeing you ade

    Adelene Dawner departs

    stevenaia Michinaga: we have more scientists and computer people here than I can shake as tick at
    Geo Netizen: :)
    Sylectra Darwin: It's so interesting when scientists talk about meditation.
    Reuben Belgar: :)
    Sylectra Darwin: I like the mix of thought patterns.
    Reuben Belgar: why is that ?
    Geo Netizen: It’s a natural extension I think
    Sylectra Darwin: Well, you get a lot of out of the box thinking here.
    Reuben Belgar: you think meditation should not have a scientific explanation ?
    Geo Netizen: Science is a captive of time ...
    stevenaia Michinaga: it has been studied "scientifically"
    Sylectra Darwin: Well, part of the effect of meditation is not scientifically explainable.
    Geo Netizen nods
    stevenaia Michinaga: ...until it is
    Sylectra Darwin: haha, Steven
    Reuben Belgar: exactly
    Reuben Belgar: lol
    Sylectra Darwin: We have a lot of jokers here.
    Geo Netizen: If ….
    Reuben Belgar: i would rather say time
    stevenaia Michinaga: time?

    Dharma Voyager mentions a book she recently purchased... 

    Dharma Voyager: I just got a book written by a neuroscientist who had a stroke. I haven't read it yet, but from what I have been told of it, some of what she explains sounds alot like meditation
    Dharma Voyager: facinating in any case
    Reuben Belgar: as time passes, science find more explanations for "facts"
    Geo Netizen: Time is an extension of space …
    Dharma Voyager: it is called "a stroke of insight" for those interested
    Reuben Belgar: interesting
    Reuben Belgar: very nice name
    Dharma Voyager: I hope it is good... I plan to start it soon
    Sylectra Darwin: Great concept for a book.
    Sylectra Darwin: Speaking of books, is anyone participating in National Novel Writing Month?
    Sylectra Darwin: *crickets*
    Dharma Voyager: guess that was a no :)
    Dharma Voyager: heheh
    Sylectra Darwin: I wanted to but I have been stuck moving boxes and running around the state of NJ
    Geo Netizen laughs
    stevenaia Michinaga: not a pretty thought
    Sylectra Darwin: very unliterary, but things are moving in a great direction.
    stevenaia Michinaga: "I have been stuck moving boxes and running around the state of NJ" sounds like a winning title to me
    Reuben Belgar: what is this event about ?
    Sylectra Darwin: haha, Steven. Kinda boring, don't you think?
    stevenaia Michinaga: http://playasbeing.wik.is/Information/Play_As_Being_in_a_Nutshell
    Sylectra Darwin: The even is a voluntary Web-based event where people are challenged to write a 50000 word novel in the month of November.
    Sylectra Darwin: It's only the 9th; perhaps I could catch up.
    Reuben Belgar: sounds very interesting
    Geo Netizen: How far are you
    Sylectra Darwin: nilch.
    Sylectra Darwin: nilch.
    Sylectra Darwin: sadly.
    Geo Netizen: O...
    stevenaia Michinaga: well, she has a title now
    Sylectra Darwin: let's see, does anyone have decent math skills? How many words per day would it be?
    Geo Netizen: A little too long … needs to be shortened
    Geo Netizen: But then …. does the title count in the total?
    stevenaia Michinaga: you mean to finish by the end of the month
    Sylectra Darwin: yes, and I think so Geo
    Reuben Belgar: it is a huge work
    Reuben Belgar: i can hardly do 1 in ten of that
    Geo Netizen: 2272.727273 per day
    Reuben Belgar: that is a lot
    Sylectra Darwin: okay, now I have written articles and columns and it takes me about a day to crank out 1000 words if I have everything in front of me.
    Sylectra Darwin: So I woul dhave to speed itup
    Geo Netizen: 142.0455 per waking hour
    Sylectra Darwin: wow
    stevenaia Michinaga: is a moment with a 1000 words?
    Geo Netizen: only 2.367424 per minute !
    Sylectra Darwin: how many if you have to subtract out the nine second moment 4 times per hour?
    Geo Netizen chuckles
    Reuben Belgar: a psychotic friend of mine used to write 24/7 once
    Reuben Belgar: never reached that speed
    Reuben Belgar: and he was just describing his hallucinations
    Reuben Belgar: not much pressue for creativity
    Sylectra Darwin: wow.
    Sylectra Darwin: guys, I am falling asleep from exhaustion here; i am going to need to sign off before I drop into dreamland.
    Sylectra Darwin: It was nice seeing you all again!
    Geo Netizen: Bye Sylectra ... pleasant dreams
    Reuben Belgar: me too
    Dharma Voyager: nice seeing you too
    Dharma Voyager: nite
    Reuben Belgar: i need to gett offline
    Reuben Belgar: it is 4 AM
    Reuben Belgar: it was great to meet you all guys
    Reuben Belgar: thanks
    Reuben Belgar: good night
    Sylectra Darwin: Reuben, come back anytime!
    stevenaia Michinaga: nice meeting you Reuben
    Geo Netizen: Goodnight Reuben .... hope to see you again soon
    Reuben Belgar: thanks everybody
    Sylectra Darwin: night friends
    stevenaia Michinaga: night Slky
    stevenaia Michinaga: Syl
    Dharma Voyager: I should go too it is that time
    Dharma Voyager: thank you for the invite
    Dharma Voyager: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: night, see you soon
    Dharma Voyager: kk
    PaB Listener Master: Removing "Dharma Voyager" from list.
    Geo Netizen: I should go too …. as always, nice to see everyone
    Sylectra Darwin: smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, agreed, I;'ll colse down the log for tonight, Rowan sends her regrets
    Geo Netizen: Goodnight
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