2009.01.29 19:00 - SL names and restorative exercise

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    The guardian for this meeting was Stevenaia and the comments are Stevenaia’s (Sylectra thanks Stevenaia for the last-minute stand-in).



    stevenaia arrives to find Pila Mulligan with Corvuscorva Nightfire and Adelene Dawner not far behind.


    An evening of light conversation ensues




    Pila Mulligan: hello Steve  

    stevenaia Michinaga: sylectra will be asking me for the log later  

    Pila Mulligan: :) my SL connection is acting funny, as usual  

    stevenaia Michinaga: I see she's not here tonight, unless she asked you  

    Pila Mulligan: nope  

    Pila Mulligan: how are you?  

    stevenaia Michinaga: had a rather chaotic day  

    Pila Mulligan: me too  

    stevenaia Michinaga: and an interesting meeting this evening that I almost missed by oversleeping from my nap  

    Pila Mulligan: :) Stim's?  

    stevenaia Michinaga: yikes I better retype that  

    stevenaia Michinaga: no RL meeting  

    Pila Mulligan: ah, rl  

    stevenaia Michinaga: yeah I can come to a meeting here asleep  

    Pila Mulligan: :)  

    stevenaia Michinaga: one of my distractions is serving on a Regional Planning Commission  

    Pila Mulligan: I can imagine that would be interesting  

    Pila Mulligan: hello Adelene  

    stevenaia Michinaga: well I am easily entertained, so that isn’t saying much  

    stevenaia Michinaga: hi Ade  

    Pila Mulligan: hi Corvi  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Hi, Pila, Steve.  

    Adelene Dawner: Hi Steve, Pila.  

    stevenaia Michinaga: hi Corvi  

    stevenaia Michinaga: we are waiting for the official guardian to arrive, I think she forgot  

    Pila Mulligan: :) Sylectra ?  

    stevenaia Michinaga: yes  

    Pila Mulligan: the pun of her full name just dawned in my alleged brain yesterday  

    stevenaia Michinaga: I will get her the log  

    Adelene Dawner ponders... and snerks. "Hadn't noticed that, Pila."  

    Pila Mulligan: :)  

    stevenaia Michinaga: ok, explain pun  

    Adelene Dawner: .. selection...  

    stevenaia Michinaga: kk  

    Pila Mulligan: Sylectra Darwin -- natural selection  

    stevenaia Michinaga: got it  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire laughs.  

    Pila Mulligan: kind of subtle for some, such as myself :)  

    stevenaia Michinaga: always tough when you come here to find an appropriate last name  

    Pila Mulligan: yes it is, and I did not spend much time at it  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire laughs as she looks at hers and Ade's...  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Dawner and Nightfire.  

    Pila Mulligan: :)  

    Adelene Dawner: heh  

    Pila Mulligan: did anyone attend Stim's session earlier -- I wish I had not had to miss it  



    There is a very big peanut recall in the States. stevenaia weighs the costs of an intestinal illness versus not eating his favorite indulgence.  



    stevenaia Michinaga: wondering if the peanut-butter in my Ben and Jerry's ice cream will cause illness  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: If you ain't died yet you're probably ok  

    Pila Mulligan: ooooh, bad thought  

    stevenaia Michinaga: thanks.....  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: welcome  

    stevenaia Michinaga: do the Kira Cafe sessions get logged somewhere?  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: nope  

    Pila Mulligan: what a bummer, ruining ice cream with tainted peanut butter  

    Pila Mulligan: eventually -- but the first one of Stim's was voice  

    stevenaia Michinaga: yeah, how very unfortunate  

    Pila Mulligan: so it probably will not  

    Pila Mulligan: I was wondering if this one was also voice, today  

    stevenaia Michinaga: I think if I cook it it'll be ok  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire laughs.  

    Pila Mulligan: yes, fried ice cream and pb  

    stevenaia Michinaga: for the record, it's "chubby hubby"  

    stevenaia Michinaga: *record  

    Pila Mulligan: a favorite decadence: heat some canned cake icing, put it on top of a bowl of bananas, ice cream and peanut butter  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire grins..the best one.  

    Pila Mulligan: helps make chubby tubby  

    stevenaia Michinaga: we can see that Pila  

    Pila Mulligan: you're as bad as the carpenter Steve  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: HIya, Adams!  

    Pila Mulligan: he put on the composite deck board and looked at the warranty and said, well it will last for YOUR lifetime any way  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: nice locket!  

    Pila Mulligan: hi Adams  

    stevenaia Michinaga: lol  

    AdamsRubble: Hello everyone :)  

    stevenaia Michinaga: hello adams, finally someone serious arrives...wink  

    AdamsRubble: whoops  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: thanks for lowering that.  

    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, I really like the option to change that thing  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods.  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: sooooo  

    stevenaia Michinaga: Storm is a doll  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: anyone have any revelations about the 9 seconds tonight?  

    AdamsRubble: It took me 9 seconds to decide which hair I wanted tonight :)  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods to Steve's comment, and laughs at Adams  

    stevenaia Michinaga: I am very interested at the results of the summer retreat in August  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: in what way?  

    stevenaia Michinaga: intensity of focus for a week  

    stevenaia Michinaga:  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods.  

    stevenaia Michinaga: are you going Adams?  

    AdamsRubble: no I am having some technical problems  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: I think he meant to the retreat?  

    AdamsRubble: hehe  

    AdamsRubble: I am signed up to go  

    Adams Rubble can't control the confounded camera tonight  

    stevenaia Michinaga: as I was typing that I may have been asking both going away and going to retreat  

    Adams Rubble thanks Steve for covering :)  

    Pila Mulligan: Adams, I just noticed in your profile that your first SL name relates to the colonial Adams family -- are you aware of the coincidence of the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson?  

    AdamsRubble: yes I am  

    Pila Mulligan: isn't that interesting  

    AdamsRubble: But Abigail was gone before then so she didn’t notice  

    Pila Mulligan: ahh :)  

    AdamsRubble: yes it is quite a coincidence  

    Pila Mulligan: for the record  


    ... they had been friends on July 4, 1776, and during the early years, then they became political adversaries, then friends again in old age -- they died within hours of each other the 50th anniversary of the declaration of independence, on July 4, 1826  


    Pila Mulligan: doesn't that mean something ... :)  

    Pila Mulligan: like far out ...  

    Adams Rubble doesn’t know  

    AdamsRubble: Sometimes people set a goal to reach a certain age of time and then die immediately afterward  

    AdamsRubble: or time  

    Pila Mulligan: hmmm  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire had to talk her grandma out of "100 then I'm dead"  

    Pila Mulligan: maybe the just wanted to reach the 50th anniversary then  

    AdamsRubble: yes  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: she really thought for a while that was as old as she'd get.  

    Pila Mulligan: :)  

    AdamsRubble: yes :)  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire points to granny's birthday last November...and her going strong still  

    Adelene Dawner knew someone who *did* that.  

    AdamsRubble: very few of us will get that far :)  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods. yeah..but...if we do..then...we might live longer.  

    Pila Mulligan: saw a new article yesterday about a 124 year old lady --had a video, too, she seemed quite active  

    Adelene Dawner: When I worked at the nursing home, we got a lady in, she was 99, *swore* she wouldn't live to be 100... well, she did, but she was dead of pneumonia two weeks later - and she'd been perfectly healthy except for a little Alzheimer's before that.  

    Pila Mulligan: so the chosen goal may be the final object it seems  

    AdamsRubble: For some people  

    Adelene Dawner nods.  

    AdamsRubble: So maybe it would have been more of a coincidence if John Adams and Thomas Jefferson had died five days earlier together  

    Adams Rubble giggles  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire grins.  

    Pila Mulligan: yes, that is a sensible inference Adams  

    Adams Rubble takes Steve's pulse  

    AdamsRubble: It's OK  

    stevenaia Michinaga is working on yesterday's log post to the wiki... what did I miss?  

    Pila Mulligan: coincidental deaths and age goals  

    Adams Rubble not being all that serious. hehe  

    stevenaia Michinaga: interesting day to pick in advance  

    AdamsRubble: Well I must go. Nice to see everyone. Have a very good night :)  

    Pila Mulligan: bye Adams  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Sleep well, Adams</place>..  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: that is one nice dress.  

    stevenaia Michinaga: bye adams  

    AdamsRubble: Thanks. You too Corvi :) i.e sleep well.  

    AdamsRubble: :)  

    Pila Mulligan: what activities do you expect to be part of the PaB retreat?  

    stevenaia Michinaga: me? watching the results of the participants  

    stevenaia Michinaga: :)  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: the results of the participants?  

    stevenaia Michinaga: after the retreat as I am not going to be there  

    Pila Mulligan: you mentioned the idea of intensity of focus for a week, I agree it could be intense, but I wonder how it will be organized  

    stevenaia Michinaga: there was a preliminary itinerary sent around  

    stevenaia Michinaga: I was referring to that  

    Pila Mulligan: I didn’t see it  

    Pila Mulligan: does it have meditation sessions?  

    stevenaia Michinaga: mostly, let me see if I can track it down...one moment  

    Pila Mulligan: ok, thanks  

    stevenaia Michinaga: but I just found this, Kira event transcripts  

    stevenaia Michinaga: http://www.kira.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=84&Itemid=114.  

    stevenaia Michinaga: perhaps today’s session there will be posted here  

    Pila Mulligan: :)  

    Pila Mulligan: unless it was voice :)  

    stevenaia Michinaga: true  

    stevenaia Michinaga: here is what Pema's thoughts were  

    Pila Mulligan: arcane question: have any of you ever tried running a usb printer from a parallel port, with an adapter? (not the more common vice versa)  

    stevenaia Michinaga:  


    "An example sketch for a daily schedule could be:  
    Up at 5 am, from 5:30 to 7:00 practice APAPB, sitting, with a short break if need be.  
    Then breakfast. From 8 to 9 walking outside, doing APAPB.  
    From 9 to 10:30 sitting APAPB. Coffee/tea break. 11 to 12:  
    Stim and/or I and/or someone else gives a brief talk, followed by open discussion.  
    12: Lunch. 1: break. 2 to 3: walking APAPB, followed by tea.  
    3:30 to 5: sitting APAPB. break. 6: dinner.  
    7-8: sitting APAPB. 8-9: talk. 9:30: lights out."  



    Corvuscorva Nightfire: I haven't Pila..  

    Adelene Dawner either.  

    Pila Mulligan: sit walk talk ... nice  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: and I have to admit, that I found that schedule a bit scary.  

    Pila Mulligan: thanks Corvi and Ade  

    Pila Mulligan: for a week, yes it could be intense :)  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods...for some of us.  

    Pila Mulligan: shoots, that would be intense for any one :)  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire sighs relief...I thought it was just me, the newbie who would be scared.  

    stevenaia Michinaga: are you going, Pila?  

    Pila Mulligan: nope, Pila is a home body  

    stevenaia Michinaga: thought you were considering hosting it on the island for a brief moment  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: that would let him BE a home body  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: and go at the same time!  

    Pila Mulligan: well, I said it half-joking to Pema a while ago, and he took it seriously and opposed it as an option  

    Pila Mulligan: yes, Corvi, exactly my thoughts  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods.  

    Pila Mulligan: but the travel is a burden -- 2000 miles of ocean to cover  

    Pila Mulligan: it may have been easier for Tarmel, though, actually  

    Pila Mulligan: from Australia

    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods..to get to  Hawaii

    Pila Mulligan: but not for you East Coasters, for sure  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: nope  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: or europeans.  

    Pila Mulligan: yep  

    Pila Mulligan: especially  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: mmhmm  

    Pila Mulligan: half a world from Europe  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: the problem is..everywhere is far from some of us.  

    Pila Mulligan: true  

    Pila Mulligan: except SL :)  

    stevenaia Michinaga: :)  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods...so many people I've grown fond of so far away.  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: it makes me think...no matter where I go, someone I love will be there.  

    Pila Mulligan: :)  

    Adelene Dawner: :)  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: It's time for me to go to bed...  

    stevenaia Michinaga: night corvi  

    Pila Mulligan: sweet dreams Corvi  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Night ya'll.  

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: sleep well when you sleep.  

    Pila Mulligan: thanks  

    Adelene Dawner: I should go code, or sleep. Probably sleep. I have an appointment tomorrow. :P  

    Pila Mulligan: don't you code in your sleep?  

    Adelene Dawner: well, yes, but it's hard to type from the bed.  

    Pila Mulligan: :)  

    Pila Mulligan: true  

    Adelene Dawner: 'night, guys.  

    Pila Mulligan: bye Ade  

    stevenaia Michinaga: night ade  



    Pila and stevenaia continue their discussion about his recent be interest in Tai Chi  



    Pila Mulligan: how often do you do the tai chi classes steve?  

    stevenaia Michinaga: I'm only on my 3rd class  

    Pila Mulligan: how is it going?  

    stevenaia Michinaga: just stopped yoga after 3 years for a change  

    stevenaia Michinaga: I like it, although the martial stuff still is at odds with me, like you said, you only used that aspect once in 30 years  

    Pila Mulligan: it is emphasized more by some teachers than others  

    Pila Mulligan: it is given more emphasis in Yang style, it seems  

    stevenaia Michinaga: just as a follow up to the purpose of the moves after she teaches them  

    Pila Mulligan: how much experience does your teacher have?  

    stevenaia Michinaga: I have to look but I was told she is the best in the area  

    Pila Mulligan: cool  

    Pila Mulligan: there is a nice similarity between good tai chi and good hula  

    stevenaia Michinaga: seeing of there is a resume on the site....  

    Pila Mulligan: ok  

    Pila Mulligan: what is the site?  

    stevenaia Michinaga: looking  

    stevenaia Michinaga: http://www.theyogaloftofbethlehem.com/our_teachers   

    stevenaia Michinaga: Hilary near the bottom  

    stevenaia Michinaga: she does alot in nursing homes and confounds the doctor with the new abilities of her students there  

    Pila Mulligan: :)  

    Pila Mulligan: twenty years, that's plenty of experience  

    Pila Mulligan: and I've also seen the nursing home benefits -- it can really help  

    stevenaia Michinaga: you said you have been doing it for 30?  

    Pila Mulligan: even for those in wheel chairs  

    stevenaia Michinaga: it warps my mind to be able to put so many moves together at the same time everything going in a different direction  ......

    Pila Mulligan: crashed :)  

    stevenaia Michinaga: did you get my last comment?  

    Pila Mulligan: nope  

    stevenaia Michinaga: after wheelchairs  

    Pila Mulligan: did not :)  

    stevenaia Michinaga: it warps my mind to be able to put so many moves together at the same time everything going in a different direction  

    Pila Mulligan: :)  

    Pila Mulligan: I understand  

    Pila Mulligan: and all so elegant  

    stevenaia Michinaga: yes  

    Pila Mulligan: well, I am happy to hear you seem satisfied with the tai chi class  

    stevenaia Michinaga: I'm open to anything low impact that keeps me moving  

    Pila Mulligan: yep, it is a helpful exercise  

    Pila Mulligan: soft but stimulating  

    Pila Mulligan: a good hula dancer also moves within an envelope of breath energy  

    Pila Mulligan: and they have similar movements to tai chi, as well  

    Pila Mulligan: hand and feet movements that is  

    Pila Mulligan: some people say the hula dance came down form an old Hawaiian martial art named lua  

    Pila Mulligan: but it is likely they had separate origins, in my opinion  

    stevenaia Michinaga: woman beating men with moving hips, what a concept  

    Pila Mulligan: :)  

    Pila Mulligan: ancient daze  

    Pila Mulligan: well, I suppose tonight I will cook my own curry  

    stevenaia Michinaga: is that a metaphor?  

    Pila Mulligan: maybe, but an actuality was intended :)  

    stevenaia Michinaga: :)  

    Pila Mulligan: it's nice to have a kitchen at last  

    Pila Mulligan: again  

    stevenaia Michinaga: true, I love designing kitchens, since my wife is a good cook  

    Pila Mulligan: I realize how lucky I was to have stumbled through the design part with few real blunders  

    Pila Mulligan: the draftsman I used was no help, and I never even saw the plan stamping architect :)  

    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, it’s is a process  

    Pila Mulligan: so it was a one sided process, with luck  

    stevenaia Michinaga: yikes, why no contact  

    Pila Mulligan: a bad idea on my part, to save money  

    Pila Mulligan: owner builder all the way  

    stevenaia Michinaga: nods  

    Pila Mulligan: luckily I have some good friends with building skills  

    Pila Mulligan: they helped fix some of the near blunders  

    stevenaia Michinaga: always difficult to see at the beginning how much design services will save you  

    stevenaia Michinaga: but I'm biased  

    Pila Mulligan: yes, i agree (now)  

    Pila Mulligan: would that I had the experience to see it then  

    stevenaia Michinaga: :)  

    Pila Mulligan: but at least there is a functioning kitchen :)  

    stevenaia Michinaga: sounds like fun, sure beats sterno  

    Pila Mulligan: yep  

    Pila Mulligan: and the shipping container was kind of cramped even for that  

    stevenaia Michinaga: lol , did you remove it of keep it around as part of the house  

    Pila Mulligan: it is permitted as a storage unit  

    Pila Mulligan: but I may actually use it as a guest room  

    stevenaia Michinaga: well with trade lagging, there are plenty of them around for the taking  

    Pila Mulligan: this one is in pretty good shape, and we put a roof over it  

    stevenaia Michinaga: well I'm off to bed, see you soon  

    Pila Mulligan: ok, nice visiting with you Steve  

    stevenaia Michinaga: shall I keep this in the log?  

    Pila Mulligan: as you wish :)  

    stevenaia Michinaga: kk  

    Pila Mulligan: oh, maybe drop it  

    Pila Mulligan: too personal  

    stevenaia Michinaga: no, love the part about the kitchen  

    Pila Mulligan: OK :)  

    stevenaia Michinaga: hehe  

    Pila Mulligan: aloha  

    stevenaia Michinaga: bye


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