2009.01.16 07:00 - The Puddleglums

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    Gaya replaced quen for this session and comments are hers. Adams was already sitting by the fountain when she arrived at the playgoda.

    Gaya Ethaniel: Hello Adams :)
     Adams Rubble: Hello Gaya :)
    Adams Rubble: How are you?
    Gaya Ethaniel: Well thank you. Yourself?
    Adams Rubble: I am well..busy :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: At work?
    Adams Rubble: We crossed over email messages this morning although an hour apart :)
    Adams Rubble: yes
    Gaya Ethaniel: :) yes I saw
    Adams Rubble: If you are fine with it, I will duck out in a bit...lots to do :)
    Adams Rubble: last day before the new semester begins
    Gaya Ethaniel: Sure no problem
    Gaya Ethaniel: Next week is it? Didn't know
    Adams Rubble: Thank you for your work on the exhibition :)
    Adams Rubble: Yes. On the first day of Obama
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: Not doing much... seriously. Pleasure
    Gaya Ethaniel: ah... that too
    Adams Rubble: 12 noon it switches over
    Gaya Ethaniel: ah...
    Gaya Ethaniel: Exciting huh?
    Adams Rubble: 11:59 January 20...last minute of Bush
    Adams Rubble: yes, very exciting
    Adams Rubble: People have been counting days for four years
    Gaya Ethaniel: Hope it turns out well
    Adams Rubble: yes, hope so
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Adams Rubble: It can’t be too much worse, can it?
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: Apparently there are two types of people
    Gaya Ethaniel: 1. It can't get any worse
    Gaya Ethaniel: 2. It can always get worse
    Adams Rubble: hehe
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Adams Rubble: The Puddleglums
    Gaya Ethaniel: ?
    Adams Rubble: Ah, it is from C.S.Lewis's series of children's books the first of which was "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe"
    Adams Rubble: There was a character in one of the books called Puddleglum
    Gaya Ethaniel: ah... I stopped reading after 2 chapters or so... got bored :P
    Adams Rubble: who turned every though to its worst end
    Gaya Ethaniel: Sounds funny
    Adams Rubble: Yes, there are a few very interesting characters in the books
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Adams Rubble spent many happy hours reading them aloud
    Gaya Ethaniel: When younger?
    Adams Rubble: yes, to youngsters
    Gaya Ethaniel: ah... :)
    Adams Rubble: eager ears
    Gaya Ethaniel: A lovely image :)
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: You have to get the day going no? Please feel free to go
    Adams Rubble: I am taking a little break; no need to rush off yet
    Gaya Ethaniel: ah ok :)

    I notice Adams’ new outfit. It seems politics are on Adams’ mind again. Whichever direction we take, we end up at the politics :)

    Gaya Ethaniel: Your outfit I noticed
    Adams Rubble: you noticed ?
    Adams Rubble: hehe
    Gaya Ethaniel: :) looks like those characters from TV series... prairie
    Gaya Ethaniel: The name doesn't come to me yet...
    Gaya Ethaniel: oh
    Adams Rubble: Would you like some hot chocolate?
    Gaya Ethaniel: Yes please :)
    Adams Rubble: It's virtual hot chocolate :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: I have to pay you? :P
    Adams Rubble: No. It's all part of the service
    Gaya Ethaniel: ok 1 L$
    Gaya Ethaniel: :P
    Gaya Ethaniel: You'd fit one of those western RP sim
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: Actually it is German
    Gaya Ethaniel: When did you have chocolate widelyl available in America?
    Gaya Ethaniel: ah...
    Adams Rubble: It is a money raiser for the Dresden Museum
    Gaya Ethaniel: oh? you are fund-raising?
    Adams Rubble: the virtual one :)
    Adams Rubble: no. I bought it to help them raise money
    Gaya Ethaniel: ah... are they in trouble?
    Adams Rubble: I don;t think so. It was just a fund raiser
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: I will go visit after. Keep meaning to go
    Adams Rubble: If you haven't been there, you should go. It is like having a membership :)
    Adams Rubble: can go as often as one likes
    Adams Rubble: There is a link in my profile
    Gaya Ethaniel: thanks :) well museums in UK are free [except temporary exhibitions] so very similar
    Adams Rubble: Ah. I did not know that
    Adams Rubble: More reason to get to London then :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: It's amazin'...
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Adams Rubble: The Washington DC museums are mostly free
    Adams Rubble: but most of the museums here are not
    Gaya Ethaniel: I see, shame
    Adams Rubble: yes
    Gaya Ethaniel: People here see it beneficial and happy to pay for it through tax
    Adams Rubble: People here don;t like taxes
    Gaya Ethaniel: No one does surely :)
    Adams Rubble: as the British found out in 1776. hehe
    Adams Rubble: People here are worried someone might get something they don't get
    Adams Rubble: The don't like to pay for education, culture, even roads and bridges
    Gaya Ethaniel: ah... the income tax revolt...
    Adams Rubble: Republicans like to fan the flames
    Adams Rubble: Government is bad
    Gaya Ethaniel: It can be... I'm sure
    Adams Rubble: They only like to pay for wars and defense
    Adams Rubble: Anything else is a waste of money
    Adams Rubble: Hopefully we've reached the bottom of that philosophy
    Adams Rubble: but the economy isn;'t helping
    Gaya Ethaniel nods...
    Adams Rubble: When the Bush administration first took office, one of the members of the new government said that they were going to put the country in such debt that the Democrats would never be able to spend another dime on social programs
    Adams Rubble: Funny thing is...
    Adams Rubble: The Dems are going to do it anyway :)
    Adams Rubble: and everyone is so numb from the debt they don;t seem to care
    Adams Rubble: except for the republicns who suddenly are worried about debt
    Gaya Ethaniel: It's like a house built on sands... with all these debt
    Adams Rubble hits herself on the side of the head "stop waxing political"
    Gaya Ethaniel: :) it's interesting
    Gaya Ethaniel: Who's going to pay for all these debts I wonder
    Gaya Ethaniel: [not just in US]
    Adams Rubble: yes. it's a mess
    Gaya Ethaniel: Would the younger generation be able to pay for all with the interests? Or magically written off?
    Adams Rubble: But not to worry...things can't get much worse :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: I am usually in 'it can always get worse than this' camp :P
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: Well, it is much worse in many parts of the world today
    Gaya Ethaniel nods...
    Gaya Ethaniel: ok I've done my time. Will go visit some places :)
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: Enjoy your day Adams
    Adams Rubble: It was nice visiting with you this morning
    Gaya Ethaniel: Peace and tranquillity before the invasion of students
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Adams Rubble: Yes you too

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