2009.08.23 19:00 - A short conversation

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    The Guardian for this meeting was stevenaia Michinaga. The comments are by stevenaia Michinaga.

    doug Sosa and his associate, Paul Namiboo joined this evening for light conversation.

    doug Sosa: his
    stevenaia Michinaga: hi Paul
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Doug, were you at dinner?
    doug Sosa: oops, should be hi!
    doug Sosa: No, dinner in half an hour.
    doug Sosa: actually to help cook in haf an hour. family here, lots of hunger :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: nods, paul going to the retreat too?
    Paul Namiboo: Hi -- no, my wife has agreed to wait for dinner -- PaB is more important -- HI
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: lol, and how did you convince her of that
    Paul Namiboo: nOT INVITED -- i'M A NEWBY, BUT SOME DAY......ooops sorry to shout
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Vajra
    Paul Namiboo: convince her by being married ~55 years!

    Vajra Radikal joined us

    Vajra Radikal: stevo
    Vajra Radikal: doug
    doug Sosa: ah, Vajra,
    Paul Namiboo: Hi
    Vajra Radikal: hi there paul nice 2 meet u
    Paul Namiboo: ditto
    Vajra Radikal: is it me or this fountain just got smaller
    stevenaia Michinaga: I;m happily working on 30
    doug Sosa: paul was married -55 years!
    stevenaia Michinaga: was?
    Paul Namiboo: It gets easier with time
    Vajra Radikal: i have ben married for 18 now
    doug Sosa: not ethe mius sign :)
    Vajra Radikal: and 21 with my babe
    Paul Namiboo: We can't all be in California -- the statistics are wrong
    stevenaia Michinaga: if it gets crowded re can add more seats, but I figured many are at the retreat pre-diner
    Paul Namiboo: Where/how do you arrange them?
    doug Sosa: yes, they have been meeting for several meals in Berkeley. I feel like the lost kid going to camp.
    stevenaia Michinaga: hope they have better thaqn sleping bags there
    doug Sosa: It is just a gathering place for the drive over tomorrow. serendipity.
    stevenaia Michinaga: do you live in CA Paul?
    doug Sosa: Paul there was no invitation as such, all those participating were invited. you just arrived
    Paul Namiboo: near Doug
    doug Sosa: too late.
    Paul Namiboo: No big deal -- I'd be interested in getting to know people virtually and then comparing i n RL
    doug Sosa: Nobody knows where i live. Under an olive tree beside the ganges of sonoma county
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, I found that most intreging
    Paul Namiboo: What happens when someone just wanders into this group, not with a previous participant. Is that ok?
    stevenaia Michinaga: there was a meeting of some group members in October
    stevenaia Michinaga: they are welcomed, that;s why I am here
    Paul Namiboo: If I could ask, have you had any problems with that?
    doug Sosa: people do wonder in, often just fly away, but some seem to get it in seconds. Impressive.
    stevenaia Michinaga: and they usually find it interesting or get bored and leave
    Vajra Radikal: this is a very open group
    Paul Namiboo: That's good
    Vajra Radikal: always an interesting discussion
    stevenaia Michinaga: there is a welcome sim on sim to the south
    stevenaia Michinaga: *one
    Paul Namiboo: too naieve -- what
    Paul Namiboo: is a "sim on sim"
    stevenaia Michinaga: there is an orientation place just to the south of this land
    doug Sosa: slorientation or PaB?
    Paul Namiboo: I should go there -- Doug will yu tell me how some time?
    Paul Namiboo: I thnk I bored everyone to death -- maybe it's time for dinner.
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    doug Sosa: No idea. Steve?
    doug Sosa: No it is the quiet bell.
    stevenaia Michinaga: there is a "MAP" button on the bottom of your screen
    stevenaia Michinaga: it shows adjacent lands you are in the middle, the green dots are other people
    stevenaia Michinaga: I am waiting for my map to appear so I can explain
    Paul Namiboo: So much for me and SL -- I'm color blind. Should I try to teleport
    doug Sosa: meanwhile boredom is not possible here, becausse a quiet mind is very interesting!
    stevenaia Michinaga: you can click anywhere on the map and teleport there
    Paul Namiboo: to an" infohub"
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes
    stevenaia Michinaga: sometiems there are "SL mentors" thre to assit
    Paul Namiboo: I'll try that, and I hope you'll let me back some time. Enjoy the meting, and I hope the beds are soft!
    stevenaia Michinaga: there is a zoom bar on the lower left of the map to make it show a wider area
    stevenaia Michinaga: lower right rather
    doug Sosa: i didn't know that!
    stevenaia Michinaga: you can see many green dots at the info hubs below where we are
    doug Sosa: ops, went in search of inco, or dinner?
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: now he is an explorer
    doug Sosa: Paul is amazingly game.
    stevenaia Michinaga: game?
    doug Sosa: Are you coming to the reatreat?
    stevenaia Michinaga: no, to much happening here
    doug Sosa: indeed. fortunately, for travel and cost, i am quite close.
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, that is lucky, have the fires calmed down in the mountains?
    stevenaia Michinaga: that was why I went to princeton, it was convenently close
    doug Sosa: i think so, i am fairly sure Piet would be aware of that. Hope no smoke.
    doug Sosa: Ah, so paul did go exploring.
    stevenaia Michinaga: he message you?
    doug Sosa: I would have liked princeton, i visited the institute in 1885
    stevenaia Michinaga: I hope not
    stevenaia Michinaga: it didn;t exist back then
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    doug Sosa: no, i saw the offline message - ah, that must be beause i've got him as a contact.
    stevenaia Michinaga: 1885
    doug Sosa: ouch, 1985. did you exist then?
    stevenaia Michinaga: not I or the institute
    doug Sosa: about half the world wasn't born yet.
    doug Sosa: It is an illusion sort of that the world will change before we die.
    stevenaia Michinaga: what brought you there?
    doug Sosa: I went to see how sociability workerd there. I was intersted in conversations across disciplines.
    doug Sosa: Met with Geertz.
    stevenaia Michinaga: do not knw Geetz
    doug Sosa: I am going to have to go to make dinner.. he was a great anthropologist.
    doug Sosa: bye. for now.
    stevenaia Michinaga: nods, enjoy dinner
    doug Sosa: thanks!.
    stevenaia Michinaga: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifford_Geertz
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