2009.01.09 13:00 - Angst, or looking at a beautiful flower makes one smile

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    The guardian for this session was Solo, comments are his.

    I waited at the playgoda for a few minutes until Gaya joined me. She asked about my new in-world video player.

    Solobill Laville: Hello, my friend :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: Hello :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: How you managed to finish installing the multi-media facility?
    Gaya Ethaniel: Have you*
    Solobill Laville: still in the R&D stages ;)
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Solobill Laville: but so far so good
    Gaya Ethaniel: oh good :)

    Since I was playing with video, I had my sound on, which I generally do not while in SL, and I was enjoying the sounds of nature.

    Solobill Laville listens to the birds of summer...
    Solobill Laville: many less birds outside this time of year for me
    Gaya Ethaniel: oh it's more or less constant for me here
    Gaya Ethaniel: [garden birds as such]
    Solobill Laville: that is nice too...here we can appreciate the quiet now or abundance in the summer
    Gaya Ethaniel nods
    Gaya Ethaniel: Never this lovely though as I live in a city
    Solobill Laville: ahh...even in the parks?
    Gaya Ethaniel: Mostly piegons in Central London even in parks. In suburbs, a bit more range but... not much.
    Gaya Ethaniel: Physics Garden attracts a variety... let me find a link for you
    Solobill Laville: thanks

    Tarmel joins us, quickly followed by Wol, who was still seeing the world rez around her. Two convos briefly follow, one about Physics Garden park in London, and one about Wol's cat outfit.

    Tarmel Udimo: hi solo and gaya
    Solobill Laville: Heya, Tarmel :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: Hello Tarmel :)
    Wol Euler: hello invisibl people!
    Solobill Laville: Hiya, Wol
    Tarmel Udimo: hi wol
    Solobill Laville feels visible...pokes his hand
    Tarmel Udimo: you're a cat today ;-0
    Gaya Ethaniel: I believe it's Victorian and lots of medicinal plants here...http://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/
    Solobill Laville: meow...
    Gaya Ethaniel: Hello Wol :)
    Wol Euler: yep :) a mechanical neko. One of my favourite outfits
    Gaya Ethaniel smiles
    Solobill Laville: "Founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries"
    Solobill Laville: Gotta love the British...:)
    Tarmel Udimo: did you design it yourself?
    Wol Euler: god no, I have nowhere near enough talent for this. Bought it from Le Petit Prince
    Gaya Ethaniel: There are many thing 'Worshipful' here
    Solobill Laville: Like Wols' oufit!
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Wol Euler: :)
    Tarmel Udimo: :-)
    Wol Euler: hey, a clean sweep!
    Tarmel Udimo: hehehe
    Wol Euler: Solo gets bonus karma points for that.
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Tarmel Udimo: solo and gaya you were talking about gardens?
    Gaya Ethaniel: Started with summer... then birds... parks :)
    Solobill Laville: then cats
    Gaya Ethaniel: [The sound of birds around here reminded Solo of summer]
    Solobill Laville: indeed, I usually don't have my audio on...looks around

    Wol dropped a reference that I missed...

    Wol Euler: never mind the ?
    Solobill Laville: Wol?
    Wol Euler: heheheheh, it's a 1976 joke reference to the Sex Pistols' first album
    Solobill Laville: ahhhh...got it now.....sorry
    Solobill Laville: another British term...
    Wol Euler reaches for her Zimmer frame. Guess you are all too young to remember 1976.
    Gaya Ethaniel: gad, I was young then :)
    Solobill Laville: I remember it, big year here :)
    Gaya Ethaniel giggles softly
    Tarmel Udimo: yes full of yearning and angst
    Wol Euler: yep yep. and beer and safety pins and tartan
    Solobill Laville: much like the Sex Pistols' album
    Wol Euler laughs!
    Solobill Laville: ;)

    I made a heartfelt guardian attempt to search for any PaB topics of the day.

    Solobill Laville: Anyone have any current angst or yearnings to share??
    Solobill Laville: (or beer or safety pins?)
    Tarmel Udimo: now why am i picking up IM chat from another source?
    Solobill Laville: group?
    Wol Euler: a group that you belong to?
    Tarmel Udimo: yes how do I turn it off?
    Solobill Laville: ah, the great question...
    Wol Euler: the only way is to remove it from your chat in preferences.
    Solobill Laville: yup
    Wol Euler: that way it only appears in the group chat winow
    Tarmel Udimo: okay and will i still get group notices?
    Wol Euler: but it will remove all groups' chat, so it is a bit drastic. and yes, you still get notices.
    Tarmel Udimo: its the new citizens group I joined
    Tarmel Udimo: ty gaya ;-)
    Solobill Laville: ah, good group!
    Gaya Ethaniel: :) np
    Tarmel Udimo: oh well back to PaB
    Gaya Ethaniel: angst or yearning to share... mm...
    Solobill Laville: yes?
    Tarmel Udimo: yes gaya?
    Gaya Ethaniel: Thinking for one...
    Tarmel Udimo: I've cut my hair...
    Wol Euler cheers.
    Tarmel Udimo: sent a photo to my Mum and she didn't like it.....
    Solobill Laville: ah, must be great then!
    Wol Euler: awww
    Gaya Ethaniel: oh...
    Tarmel Udimo: :-(
    Wol Euler: well, as long as you didn't cut it all off...
    Solobill Laville: ...did you?
    Tarmel Udimo: not bald no... nevere quite that drastic...
    Wol Euler: o.O -- oh dear
    Tarmel Udimo: I rather like it so i guesss that's what counts
    Wol Euler: good :)
    Solobill Laville: Of course, Tarmel
    Gaya Ethaniel: :) as long as it pleases you
    Wol Euler laughs at herself for zooming on on Tarmel to have a close look at the new cut.
    Solobill Laville: hehe
    Tarmel Udimo: reminds one that Mum even though very funky at almost 80- still has old fashioned ideas about girls and hair....
    Solobill Laville: oh, how the borders do blur.....
    Wol Euler: don't they just...
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Solobill Laville: Yes, and she probably lives a great deal vicariously through you as well, Tarmel, perhaps
    Wol Euler: like us and our avs. Are you perhaps her avatar?
    Tarmel Udimo: hadn't thought of that actually introduced her to SL
    Wol Euler: oh wow. what did she think?
    Tarmel Udimo: she has an AV and everything
    Gaya Ethaniel: ah wow
    Solobill Laville: that is amazing...
    Wol Euler: heheheheh

    Tarmel brings up a typical sort of SL performance anxiety (not to mention the same for PaB (?)

    Tarmel Udimo: secretly loves it but the old fashioned side comes up and angsts about sitting correctly and knowing what to say...
    Wol Euler: well, many people have that at first, not just the old (points to self)
    Solobill Laville: that is not necessarily so old-fashioned...
    Solobill Laville: what Wol said
    Gaya Ethaniel nods
    Tarmel Udimo: yes me too for sure
    Tarmel Udimo: she's actually very with it my Mum - is a buddhist has been doing workshops for ages...
    Wol Euler: it takes some people many months to overcome the inner sumptuary laws forbidding them to spend money on their appearnce
    Solobill Laville: wow, that is great Tarmel
    Tarmel Udimo: how long did it take you WOL :-)
    Wol Euler: heheheh
    Tarmel Udimo: let me guess - a day :-)
    Wol Euler: well, I am the alt of someone who was in SL for six months before I was born. I started buying stuff before the original did, quite soon.
    Wol Euler: so you could say it took the typist six months or so to overcome that and start working on appearance
    Solobill Laville: I jumped right in, myself, for some reason...
    Tarmel Udimo: well that leaves time for me then...;)
    Solobill Laville: hmm...
    Wol Euler: mmhmm, no hurry :)
    Tarmel Udimo: go solo
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Wol Euler: solo is one of the better-dressed male avs in SL.

    (I then paid Wol the L$50 I promised her for saying that...) :P

    Tarmel Udimo: yes I agree
    Gaya Ethaniel agrees
    Solobill Laville blushes
    Tarmel Udimo: go solo
    Wol Euler makes rah-rah gestures.
    Solobill Laville: now a whole new set of attachments....
    Tarmel Udimo: and you gaya how long for you?
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: Well I was taken back initially by someone commenting on me sticking to one of the new look
    Tarmel Udimo: yes?
    Gaya Ethaniel: And decided not to change... so took a while
    Gaya Ethaniel: Many wondered why I wouldn't go shopping etc
    Tarmel Udimo: yes?
    Gaya Ethaniel: After talking Isen, I changed my mind :)
    Solobill Laville: What did Isen say?
    Gaya Ethaniel: mm... can't remember exact words but something like looking at a beautiful flower makes one smile...
    Wol Euler: ah :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Tarmel Udimo: ahhhhhhhh
    Gaya Ethaniel: I was afraid of being chatted up mostly in the beginning
    Solobill Laville has his title
    Wol Euler: !
    Tarmel Udimo: chatted up - gee lucky you... :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Tarmel Udimo: and were you?
    Gaya Ethaniel: mm... sometimes but not always

    We are joined by a new visitor, Marmotte.

    Solobill Laville: Hello, Marmotte
    Gaya Ethaniel: And we have teleport option in SL for when 'toxic' ones approach
    Marmotte Follet: bonjour à tous !
    Gaya Ethaniel: Hello Marmotte
    Tarmel Udimo: hummm where are these chatting up places... ;)
    Solobill Laville: bonjour :)
    Marmotte Follet: c'est bien tarn
    Tarmel Udimo: bonjour..
    Marmotte Follet: c'est bien tranquille pas ici !
    Wol Euler: bonjour marmotte, bienvenue à Play as Being
    Marmotte Follet: merci Wol !

    I am very thankful to have Wol's multi-lingual help...

    Solobill Laville 's French classes only lasted two years...
    Gaya Ethaniel: oh I remember an 'angst'
    Wol Euler: et bienevnue á second life aussi! Tu es née aujourd'hui!
    Wol Euler: born today :)
    Marmotte Follet: oui ^^
    Gaya Ethaniel: I need to go this informal party tomorrow and I don't really enjoy parties...
    Gaya Ethaniel: [RL ones]
    Marmotte Follet: je dois dire que je n'ai pas encore tout compris au concept...
    Wol Euler: je te donne un petit introduction dans IM pour ne ennuyer les autres.
    Tarmel Udimo: depends on the people the environment - not a work one hopefully?
    Tarmel Udimo: *work
    Gaya Ethaniel: Not not work but only a few are close friends there
    Gaya Ethaniel sighs... no choice... gotta go
    Tarmel Udimo: yes why is that?
    Gaya Ethaniel: Well it's nice to go to parties friends throw
    Gaya Ethaniel: I avoid as much as possible but have to attend sometimes
    Gaya Ethaniel: Inevitably there'd be strangers...
    Tarmel Udimo: yes?
    Gaya Ethaniel: I'd be ok once I get there. It's just a struggle to resist cancelling :P
    Wol Euler: yeah, I know that feeling.
    Tarmel Udimo: hummm we all do...
    Solobill Laville: Me too...but it is usually worth it and you end up glad you went, yes?
    Solobill's translator: Moi aussi ... mais il est souvent utile et vous vous retrouverez avec plaisir, vous êtes allés, oui?
    Gaya Ethaniel: Mostly yes so it's worth it :)
    Tarmel Udimo: yeah you nevere know you may get chatted up ;) (poor taste)
    Gaya Ethaniel: Yes nice to meet new people :)
    Tarmel Udimo: sorry I don't speak french marmotte
    Tarmel Udimo: is the party for a reason?
    Marmotte Follet: but I understand english , tarmel !
    Solobill Laville turns off his translator :)
    Tarmel Udimo: ohhh and i understand french a little...
    Tarmel Udimo: smiles
    Gaya Ethaniel: No... a dinner party
    Wol Euler: I was just telling Marmotte about the simbolic translator :)
    Solobill Laville: a very nice tool
    Gaya Ethaniel nods
    Gaya Ethaniel: I keep forgetting to go donate some L$ to the maker
    Tarmel Udimo: yes must tell a new freind that has joined about it, she understands english very well, but when speaking about things like being etc may prefere a translator..
    Tarmel Udimo: ahhh sit down dinner -
    Gaya Ethaniel: Well let's see :)
    Wol Euler: "what's the worst that can happen?" :-)
    Gaya Ethaniel: Don't know... :)
    Wol Euler: heheheheh, that was a bad question maybe.
    Gaya Ethaniel laughs

    Tarmel brings up the August 2009 retreat that is being planned.

    Tarmel Udimo: have any of you been to a Pab retreat before?
    Wol Euler is looking forward to August!
    Solobill Laville: Nope, there's only been one, and that was not totally a retreat
    Solobill Laville: really not at all, from what I could tell, but I could be wrong....
    Tarmel Udimo: more a talk fest:)
    Solobill Laville: :)
    Tarmel Udimo: yes i'm looking forward to meeting our RL av's
    Wol Euler: me too :) there may be some surprises...
    Solobill Laville: Mine looks exactly like this one ;)
    Wol Euler: o.O
    Solobill Laville: :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Wol Euler whispers "be still my beating heart"
    Tarmel Udimo: grins
    Gaya Ethaniel: Me too :P
    Solobill Laville: I'll wear a "Solobill" mask...
    Gaya Ethaniel smiles
    Gaya Ethaniel: I look just a bit older than this
    Solobill Laville: hehe
    Tarmel Udimo: I do to
    Wol Euler: I look, actually, almost identical to this current appearnce!
    Solobill Laville: o.O
    Wol Euler: just my tail isn't quite so wavy
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Tarmel Udimo: can't wait
    Solobill Laville: hehe
    Gaya Ethaniel: Mother refrain yourself :)
    Wol Euler: sorry ....
    Tarmel Udimo: hehehe

    "Name that typist"...

    Solobill Laville: I shared this with Pema last summer...
    Solobill Laville: but I think we should a have a opening night game show
    Solobill Laville: to guess av / RL
    Solobill Laville: could be fun ;)
    Wol Euler: oh that would be good. But rigorously done. No names, no clues, no introductions.
    Tarmel Udimo: yes
    Solobill Laville: Right
    Gaya Ethaniel: But some already knows...
    Solobill Laville: and those who *know* can't play...or at least not with the ones they know
    Wol Euler: right.
    Wol Euler: sounds like great fun.
    Tarmel Udimo: well we all know what pema looks like :)
    Solobill Laville: yes, long red hair
    Wol Euler: right, know that hair anywhere
    Wol Euler: snap
    Gaya Ethaniel: I will just watch then, not many to guess :P
    Solobill Laville throws a snowball at Wol
    Marmotte Follet: Well, it's late.... I have to go.... thanks for your hopitality !
    Gaya Ethaniel: Good night Marmotte
    Wol Euler: bye marmotte, enjoy your second life.
    Marmotte Follet: good night too
    Solobill Laville: Goodbye, Marmotte, did Wol ask you if it is ok to quote you on our wiki?
    Tarmel Udimo: bye come back another time
    Marmotte Follet: i'll try !
    Solobill Laville: hmmm...looks like you have some serious editing to do now, Wol
    Wol Euler: yes, I asked and she agreed
    Solobill Laville: ah, great!
    Solobill Laville: ;)
    Wol Euler: do I? why? you are the goc.
    Solobill Laville: "I" do not speak francaise...
    Solobill Laville: hehe
    Solobill Laville: just kidding, thank you for talking with her :)
    Wol Euler: sure :)
    Solobill Laville: it would've really taken me off-line with the translator...I've done that a few times

    We get into some admin stuff...

    Tarmel Udimo: I'm still a little confused about the new process
    Wol Euler: there isn't one yet, sorry to say. continue posting manually.
    Solobill Laville: Or do you mean in greeting people on IM?
    Tarmel Udimo: posting.... but isn't one person meant to compile several?
    Wol Euler: oh no, that is something different.
    Solobill Laville: only the one you host, if I get your meaning, ah that is the scribe project
    Solobill Laville: yes, that is different...
    Tarmel Udimo: yes the scribe?

    As we wind down a newbie stops by.

    ****: Hello to every one!
    Solobill Laville looks at Wol and thinks "what did we get ourselves into?"

    ...as in the scribe project...a half-joke...as it is a bit of work. :)

    Wol Euler: the individual sessions are still individually logged by the GoCs
    Solobill Laville: Hello, ****!
    Tarmel Udimo: okay
    Tarmel Udimo: hello ****
    Wol Euler: hello ****, welcome
    Wol Euler: two days old, pretty fresh still :)
    Tarmel Udimo: and do we post it in the usual way?
    Gaya Ethaniel: Hello ****
    Solobill Laville: ahhhh...I remember...join us ****!
    Wol Euler: yep, tarmel, the autoposting does't work.
    ****: have a nice day ! Hoaw this place is perfect!
    Gaya Ethaniel: It's almost 2 pm though for those want to go to Kira
    Wol Euler: oh, thanks for the reminder.
    Wol Euler: I do.
    Wol Euler: shall we all meet there?
    Solobill Laville: ty, ****, we use it to discuss things :)
    Tarmel Udimo: yes I am...
    ****: it is fine place!
    Wol Euler: ****, you join us at a bad moment, the session just ended :)
    ****: nature etc.
    Solobill Laville: Thank you, I'll give you some information if you are interested
    **** accepted your inventory offer.
    ****: for me? thanks!
    Solobill Laville strikes the gavel
    Wol Euler: catch you all there!
    Wol Euler: bye for now
    Tarmel Udimo: see you there
    Solobill Laville: I think I am out...
    Gaya Ethaniel: Me too good night/evening
    Wol Euler: ah, bye solo. enjoy the weekend
    Wol Euler: and bye gaya, take care
    Solobill Laville: ty, you as well!
    Tarmel Udimo: bye solo and gaya
    Solobill Laville: Bye, Tarmel
    Solobill Laville: Goodbye ****
    ****: good bye
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