2009.08.26 19:00 - Title goes here (later)

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

    Paul Namiboo: hI pARADISE

    Paradise Tennant: hiya paul


    Paradise Tennant: hiya steve

    Paradise Tennant: how are you two tonight

    Paul Namiboo: iF IT'S NOT IMPOLITE TO ask, what time is it where you are?

    Paradise Tennant: 10 pm

    Paradise Tennant: I am in toronto

    Paul Namiboo: 7p here

    Paradise Tennant: ahh kk

    Paul Namiboo: Palo Alto

    Paradise Tennant: nice !

    stevenaia Michinaga: it;s 10:00 here

    Paradise Tennant: :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: Hello, Ben

    stevenaia Michinaga: come join us

    Paul Namiboo: Yes, hi to all

    Benedizione Vita: hello everyone

    stevenaia Michinaga: have to been here before?

    Benedizione Vita: who is the guardian this evening?

    stevenaia Michinaga: I am

    Benedizione Vita: me, steve?

    stevenaia Michinaga: yes

    Benedizione Vita: yes, I have been here before

    stevenaia Michinaga: smiles

    Benedizione Vita: only a few times since these sessions became formalized

    Benedizione Vita: but I have been involved with kira for a few years

    Paradise Tennant: :)

    Paul Namiboo: :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: always seems cozier when there are fewer people

    Paul Namiboo: This meeting always gets me a little relaxed before dinner

    stevenaia Michinaga: :)

    Benedizione Vita: would you care to slide over, paul? I am having a little bit of difficulty hearing you haha :)

    Benedizione Vita: ah very nice, thank you--now I will be able to hear much better

    Benedizione Vita: my ears aren't very good sometimes

    Paul Namiboo: I'll try not to shout

    Paradise Tennant: ;)

    stevenaia Michinaga: laughs

    Paul Namiboo: I'm a newby -- how did I suddenly get in the water?

    stevenaia Michinaga: feel free, there are SL bathing suits but most clothes are drip dry here

    Benedizione Vita: he seems to be sitting on water--must be already an advanced practitioner

    Paul Namiboo: OK, I'll evaporate

    Benedizione Vita: ah, a witch as well, I see

    Paradise Tennant: is waiting for the walking on water part :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: glad you feel comfortable enough to sit on water

    stevenaia Michinaga: now that you are all cleaned out, is that any topic that comes to mind/

    Paul Namiboo: Now my HUD is locked, whatever that means?

    stevenaia Michinaga: I see that, any idea what it does?

    Paul Namiboo: I was given a gift of a feather yesterday and its on my wrist -- I'm clueless!

    Paradise Tennant: detach the flight feather and see what happens

    Paul Namiboo: How do I do that

    stevenaia Michinaga: if you want to drop it, (a common thing to do there) you can type "worn" in your inventory search window and anything you are wearing will be listed, then you can select it and detach it

    Benedizione Vita: I'm not sure why that happened

    Benedizione Vita: nothing funny about a stuck feather

    stevenaia Michinaga: your laughing?

    Benedizione Vita: indeed

    stevenaia Michinaga: laughing is always appropriate

    Paradise Tennant: :) the flight feather should not show up on your wrist

    stevenaia Michinaga: have you seen Doug today, Paul?

    Paradise Tennant: are you at the retreat paul ?

    stevenaia Michinaga: wonders of any reports from the Retreat since today was the day of silence

    stevenaia Michinaga: no Paul is not

    Paul Namiboo: Right clicking got it off

    stevenaia Michinaga: :)

    Paradise Tennant: :)

    Paradise Tennant: success is always measured in small steps . before you know it ..you will not be a newbie :)

    Paul Namiboo: I hope to get a report from Doug Sosa on the weekend

    Benedizione Vita: I am curious, is anyone consciously playing as being at the moment?

    stevenaia Michinaga: although silence did not extend to typing

    Paradise Tennant: ;)

    Paradise Tennant: we try

    stevenaia Michinaga: we can, but in a minute the bill will chime and we all can

    stevenaia Michinaga: bell

    Benedizione Vita: indeed


    Paradise Tennant: ;)

    Paul Namiboo: I'm no good, I checked my email

    Benedizione Vita: being also checks e-mail

    Benedizione Vita: in fact, seems to be quite fond of doing so these days

    stevenaia Michinaga: hmmm, I have a complex negotiation tomorrow and somehow I may have added another angle to the discussion, these 90 seconds serve many purposes

    Benedizione Vita: you play in business, steve?

    stevenaia Michinaga: mostly

    stevenaia Michinaga: work can be ones meditation

    Benedizione Vita: indeed

    stevenaia Michinaga: and work can be ones Play too

    Paul Namiboo: As I said yesterday, my best time for thinking/contemplating is when I'm swimming -- email has become a compulsion with me. I think we should start "emails anonymous"

    Paradise Tennant: :)

    Benedizione Vita: i already get too many anonymous e-mails trying to sell me pharmaceuticals haha ;)

    Paradise Tennant: swimming puts you in touch with your breath :)

    Benedizione Vita: but seriously, maybe an e-mail fast would be interesting for you paul?

    stevenaia Michinaga: coming here may be displacing one compulsion with another

    Benedizione Vita: you can put some rules on when you check it and follow through

    Benedizione Vita: builds discipline and removes the mind from the ether a little bit

    Paul Namiboo: At least you guys aren't urging me to DO things

    stevenaia Michinaga: that would be fruitless

    Paradise Tennant: no just be aware ..:)

    stevenaia Michinaga: so we urge you to do nothing, the same thing :)

    Paul Namiboo: Well, at least here if my gut gets tight it just means I'm hungry

    Paradise Tennant: hmmm

    Paul Namiboo: :)

    Paradise Tennant: blinks .. mostly .. being in the moment .. is easy .. because it is the easiest place to be

    Paul Namiboo: How many emails, roughly, do you each get a day?

    stevenaia Michinaga: maybe 5 relevant once

    Paradise Tennant: you are not worry about abstract problems that may or did once exist .. you are just dealing with what is at hand and usually that is pretty much ok .. most of the awful stuff in our lives are mind generated

    Paul Namiboo: I agree with that, and many of them have to do with relationships

    stevenaia Michinaga: people or thing relationships, Paul?

    Paradise Tennant: ;) people who send you emails

    Benedizione Vita: laughs

    Paradise Tennant: brb .. dog is whining for more pasta

    Paul Namiboo: people relationships -- I think in the world today friends are the most important things

    stevenaia Michinaga: aww, or women;s best friend relationships

    Paul Namiboo: and when they have problems, they become yours

    stevenaia Michinaga: I agree Paul, especially ones that last a very long time

    Paul Namiboo: So many people I know are now in financial trouble, including ones with young kids...

    stevenaia Michinaga: ben disappeared

    stevenaia Michinaga: nods

    Paul Namiboo: It's the harpy eagle again

    Paradise Tennant: hmm friends are you true wealth :)

    Paradise Tennant: *your

    Paul Namiboo: Couldn't agree more Paradise

    Paradise Tennant: sorry cannot type tonight

    stevenaia Michinaga: one of the few things where money is irrelevant

    stevenaia Michinaga: eeek lots of spellchecking tonight

    Paul Namiboo: When I was a kid I took a touch typing course, but millions of words later I still hunt and peck

    stevenaia Michinaga: and I never did, can you tell

    Paul Namiboo: No

    Paul Namiboo: SWell my girl friend thinks we should eat dinner. It's been fun as always

    stevenaia Michinaga: say hello, bring her next time :)

    Paradise Tennant: kk have a good night paul .. :)

    Paul Namiboo: She's slightly technophobic, but I'm trying

    Paul Namiboo: Good nite all, and THANKS

    stevenaia Michinaga: sometimes it;s what gives a relationship balance


    stevenaia Michinaga: bye Paul

    stevenaia Michinaga: :)

    Paradise Tennant: :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: sometimes 9 seconds is all I need

    Paradise Tennant: well what topic would you like to talk about steve :) lol

    stevenaia Michinaga: well I was thinking about friendship and what that means

    stevenaia Michinaga: *about

    Paradise Tennant: good topic

    stevenaia Michinaga: I have a few friends, bit they have been friends for decades even though I see them rarely

    Paradise Tennant: ties into patience .. generosity .. tolerance .. understanding .. connectedness ..karma .. totality .. covers the gamut

    Paradise Tennant: yes .. once you have profound connection it is just there

    Paradise Tennant: can pick up like it is a row of knitting even after years

    stevenaia Michinaga: but that does not matter, it is the lack of expectations that keep them friend I think

    Paradise Tennant: ;)

    Paradise Tennant: or maybe modest expectations :))

    stevenaia Michinaga: a conversations a year from now could just as easily be the next day

    stevenaia Michinaga: modest expectation?

    stevenaia Michinaga: now there's a line to define

    Paradise Tennant: hmm

    stevenaia Michinaga: one persons; modest expectation is another demand

    Paradise Tennant: whether or not ..you articulate them .. they are there

    stevenaia Michinaga: my 30th wedding is coming up, it lasted certainly with both articulated and un articulated expectations

    Paradise Tennant: wow steve .. congratulations

    Paradise Tennant: that is lovely !

    stevenaia Michinaga: to celebrate and test my commitment she broke her ankle a month ago, I;ll let you know if I passed the expectation test in a month

    Paradise Tennant: ouch

    stevenaia Michinaga: hehe

    Paradise Tennant: that must have hurt

    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, she slipped while gardening

    Paradise Tennant: and then it can just make you crazy if you have to forever be hopping to the loo :)

    Paradise Tennant: sorry to hear that

    stevenaia Michinaga: she rolls on an office chair

    Paradise Tennant: lol smart girl!

    stevenaia Michinaga: I just am making the food now

    stevenaia Michinaga: and shopping

    stevenaia Michinaga: and all the other things she is (was ) so good at

    Paradise Tennant: ahh a chance to explore your culinary imagination .. i made a stew last week with grapes !

    stevenaia Michinaga: sounds like stuffed cabbage-like

    Paradise Tennant: after watching julia and julie! was inspired to invent

    stevenaia Michinaga: raisins turn back into grapes

    Paradise Tennant: :)

    Paradise Tennant: well ..lovely thing about ankles is that they mend and you will appreciate all her hard work even more :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: they say that book will be #1 on the NYT book list, something it did not do when published

    Paradise Tennant: hmm

    stevenaia Michinaga: oh I do, I hope she does not appreciate me to the point of wanting me to keep doing it

    Paradise Tennant: :))

    stevenaia Michinaga: do you live alone?

    stevenaia Michinaga: strangle enough I can easily have the kind of separate space needed sometimes w/o a problem at home

    stevenaia Michinaga: strange


    stevenaia Michinaga: "strangle" must have been some sort of freudian thing

    Paradise Tennant: :)) I share my home with friends :)) so am seldom home alone . for alone time .. I walk the dog .. long long walks :))

    stevenaia Michinaga: we have a pack of dog walkers in our neighborhood

    Paradise Tennant: living with others well always take a bit of effort .. discipline some times and is always easier if you get enough sleep

    Paradise Tennant: :))

    Paradise Tennant: yes amazing how connected the doggie community is

    Paradise Tennant: went to a funeral for a dog in the spring .. they had a video montage of his life set to music .. everyone cried

    Paradise Tennant: kleenex bosses abounded

    Paradise Tennant: :) he had a lovely doggie life

    stevenaia Michinaga: wow

    Paradise Tennant: it had some funny bits .. surf's up california dreaming .. set to puppyish gamboling in the waves...:))

    stevenaia Michinaga: I am a cat person, my parents had a dog

    Paradise Tennant: cats are good ..

    Paradise Tennant: :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: but cats are very difficult to walk

    Paradise Tennant: hmm yes

    Paradise Tennant: well they make little harnesses ..you can get a really long leash and sit on a bench and let them frolic for a bit .. see that a fair bit

    stevenaia Michinaga: we once took our cat , who was outside, for a walk, actually we took a walk and the cat followed us.. by always being ahead of us

    Paradise Tennant: ;)

    Paradise Tennant: cool

    stevenaia Michinaga: so the cat led us, very bizarre

    Paradise Tennant: ;))

    Paradise Tennant: animals are very smart ..but smarter than we understand

    Paradise Tennant: on many levels

    stevenaia Michinaga: we were talking about that a bit one night, how we think we are smarter, yes we cannot really communicated with them directly

    Paradise Tennant: yes

    Paradise Tennant: you linked up some great stories on dolphins

    stevenaia Michinaga: be it dogs and cats or whales and dolphins

    stevenaia Michinaga: yes

    Paradise Tennant: read them .. really neat .. how they scout out .. a new obstacle .. check it out go back and report it to the group and then discuss

    stevenaia Michinaga: perhaps we should have a retreat with the critters

    Paradise Tennant: :)) a great idea

    stevenaia Michinaga: and not leave till we get it

    stevenaia Michinaga: or they get it

    Paradise Tennant: :))

    Paradise Tennant: we are the slow ones

    Paradise Tennant: :))

    Paradise Tennant: and they are patient

    stevenaia Michinaga: can you imagine our reactions if dauphins built "boats" to scoot around out of water on land

    Paradise Tennant: hmm and little water breathing suits :)) .. and had tab pull cans of pickled sardines


    stevenaia Michinaga: time for me to go

    Paradise Tennant: yes me too

    stevenaia Michinaga: thank you for joining me

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