2009.10.21 19:00 - Geography

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


    Benedizione Vita: hi steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: hi, have you been to PaB before?
    stevenaia Michinaga: Bene?
    Benedizione Vita: yes, many times
    stevenaia Michinaga: well welcome to wednesday evening :)
    Benedizione Vita: thank you
    stevenaia Michinaga: our paths haven't crossed (that I remember)
    Benedizione Vita: a few times, I think, though not terribly often
    stevenaia Michinaga: it could be my memory too, there doesn't seem to be much of that lately
    Benedizione Vita: you might need to reboot
    stevenaia Michinaga: me?
    stevenaia Michinaga: why do you say that?
    Benedizione Vita: to reset your memory
    stevenaia Michinaga: grins, if only it was that easy
    Benedizione Vita: I wish
    Benedizione Vita: :)
    Benedizione Vita: though I think there is a role of sleep in memeory (if I remember correctly(
    stevenaia Michinaga: good point, that may be my problem, to beusy in Awake to be busy rebooting asleep
    stevenaia Michinaga: strange the way RL and sleep are forever in a struggle with each other
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Pila
    Pila Mulligan: hi Steve and Bene
    Benedizione Vita: yes, I would like if sleep won more often ;)
    Benedizione Vita: in fact, the struggle continues even as we speak
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes
    Benedizione Vita: hi pila
    stevenaia Michinaga: but to easy to resist
    stevenaia Michinaga: thanks for the dome, Pila, but I couldn't streach it
    Pila Mulligan: it was just an idea for a start
    Pila Mulligan: something translucent
    stevenaia Michinaga: I was playing with it with Sophia before the meeting
    Pila Mulligan: Storm could probably make somethign really nice for her
    stevenaia Michinaga: but I couln;t change the size
    Pila Mulligan: hmm
    Pila Mulligan: it would not stretch?
    stevenaia Michinaga: we are going to discuss ideas next time
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Paradise
    Pila Mulligan: hi Paradise
    Paradise Tennant: hiya steve ..pila ..bene :)
    Paradise Tennant: :) how is everyone tonight :)
    Pila Mulligan: I may need to leave a little early today ... rl work stuff
    stevenaia Michinaga: good, tired
    stevenaia Michinaga: thought you were retired
    Pila Mulligan: hi Arch, and how are you Paradise
    Pila Mulligan: yes, I keep trying to be
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Arch
    Benedizione Vita: hi paradise
    Benedizione Vita: hi arch
    Paradise Tennant: hmm tired too .. drinking a chai ..waiting for dinner to cook :) dog is whining ..he is not so good at waiting :)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya arch
    Pila Mulligan: my former clients seem to disregard the former part
    stevenaia Michinaga: cooking dinner for your dog?
    Paradise Tennant: ;) they like you !
    Pila Mulligan: :) i like them too, mostly
    Paradise Tennant: we share :) that and my house guest :)
    Pila Mulligan: what's for dinner Paradise?
    Benedizione Vita: are you a couchsurfing host, Paradise?
    Archmage Atlantis: I am nt good at waiting either
    Paradise Tennant: hmm beef stew with lots of veggies :)
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Benedizione Vita: host*
    Pila Mulligan: no wonder the dog is eager
    Paradise Tennant: no .. I have the daughter of a friend of mine who has come to canada on a 1 year visa staying with me
    Pila Mulligan: that's hospitable of you
    Paradise Tennant: well been lots of fun really :)
    Paradise Tennant: usually have a fair bit of company .. i am well located :) for it .:)
    stevenaia Michinaga: in town?
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    stevenaia Michinaga: I love downtown places to stay
    Paradise Tennant: handy to be able to walk to everything
    Archmage Atlantis: yes, the swamp does not attracht visitors
    Paradise Tennant: was there anything ... a topic ..that someone wanted to talk about
    Benedizione Vita: what part of canada?
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Archmage Atlantis: Nor the abrasive pesona
    Paradise Tennant: toronto
    stevenaia Michinaga: where are you from Bene?
    stevenaia Michinaga: oh topic, right.... nothing comes to mind
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Pila Mulligan: I was just reading about Advaita Vedanta, a form of Hinduism that will be the topic at next Wednesday's 7 am SLT PaB session
    Benedizione Vita: virginia, steve
    Benedizione Vita: and you?
    stevenaia Michinaga: PA
    Benedizione Vita: what part?
    Pila Mulligan: ah Virginia - a lovely place
    stevenaia Michinaga: Eastern
    Archmage Atlantis: Totoranto cb a topic
    stevenaia Michinaga: I know little about Hinduism
    Pila Mulligan: what part Bene?
    Benedizione Vita: have you spent much time here Pila?
    Benedizione Vita: I love it
    Pila Mulligan: I have
    Benedizione Vita: originally from central, now in southwestern
    Pila Mulligan: went to Hampden-Sydney College in the 60's
    Pila Mulligan: Danville?
    Benedizione Vita: blacksburg
    Pila Mulligan: oh, nice
    Benedizione Vita: I like it; I haven't been here very long
    Pila Mulligan: a Hokie?
    Benedizione Vita: I know a lot of Hampden sydney folks, but I think the earliest would have been there in the 70s
    Benedizione Vita: in a manner of speaking, haha
    Pila Mulligan: after my time :)
    Archmage Atlantis: Ok, what if one doesn't speak the language
    Pila Mulligan: my father was from Norfolka and went to VMI
    Pila Mulligan: :) y'all might feel left out -- pardon
    Benedizione Vita: ah, well said Pila ;)
    Paradise Tennant: ;)
    Pila Mulligan: Virginia is one of my favorite places
    Pila Mulligan: so easy to run off on it
    Benedizione Vita: it really is a special place
    Benedizione Vita: mother of presidents
    Benedizione Vita: first permanent settlement
    Benedizione Vita: former capital of the colonies
    Pila Mulligan: and just really beautiful places too
    Benedizione Vita: yes, incredible places
    Archmage Atlantis: The original colonu
    Paradise Tennant: puts in on her list :)
    Pila Mulligan: if recommended: http://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/driving-skyline-drive.htm
    Pila Mulligan: is*
    Benedizione Vita: if you make it down this way Paradise, let me know; I like to host couchsurfers
    Paradise Tennant: :) cool will do ;)
    Archmage Atlantis: Here isI am struggling with Finnish, and you are talking like VA is a foreign place
    Paradise Tennant: are you learning Finnish rch
    Paradise Tennant: Arch
    stevenaia Michinaga: they do have interesting accents in VA
    Paradise Tennant: is the grass really blue :)
    Archmage Atlantis: It is like Basque and Gypsy, the first wave of Indo-European Language
    Paradise Tennant: finnish?
    Pila Mulligan: bluegrass is Kentucky, Paradise -- my home state
    Paradise Tennant: ahh sorry
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Archmage Atlantis: Blue green
    Pila Mulligan: and it is kinda blue
    Pila Mulligan must reluctantly move on to task that pays
    Pila Mulligan: bye for now -- nice to visit
    stevenaia Michinaga: bye Pila, thanks for stopping by
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite pila
    Archmage Atlantis: You chose your form of payment Pila
    Benedizione Vita: oops, missed him
    Benedizione Vita: thats what I get for multitasking...
    Benedizione Vita: we have bluegrass here too, paradise
    Paradise Tennant: ;)
    stevenaia Michinaga: I must leave soon as well, A long day today and longer day tomarrow
    Paradise Tennant: ok :)
    Benedizione Vita: this guy is from near here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2vJUadjdmo
    Archmage Atlantis: Wear my lovers tatoo well, Steve
    Benedizione Vita: it's a more modern group--but there is ralph stanley, one of the legends of "old timey" music, and floyd has a huge music culture (about 1 h from bburg)
    Archmage Atlantis: I will be in big trouble for that statement
    Benedizione Vita: goodnight, steve (making sure I don't miss you too haha)
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: would you like me to remove it?
    Archmage Atlantis: Never
    stevenaia Michinaga: I do require a large bribe, ofcourse
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Paradise Tennant: thanks bene .. great clip :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: sorry, overtired. sleep is begining to arrive
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: night all
    Paradise Tennant: okies good night steve .. sweet dreams :)
    Benedizione Vita: what a great exit
    Archmage Atlantis: And then there were three
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    Paradise Tennant: we had a great discussion on dreams last night .. shall we talk of dreams :)
    Benedizione Vita: i'm already sleepy enough, paradise ;)
    Archmage Atlantis: yes
    Paradise Tennant: ok :)
    Benedizione Vita: so please proceed
    Paradise Tennant: hmm
    Paradise Tennant: fox shared her research background on the mechanics of sleep paralysis
    Benedizione Vita: I will understand the dream conversation better if I am almost in the state ;)
    Paradise Tennant: was interesting ..
    Benedizione Vita: how so?
    Paradise Tennant: how .. sometimes a vivid dream illustrates a kind of understanding that is not bound to our every day .. reality
    Paradise Tennant: do you remember your dreams bene .. arch ?
    Archmage Atlantis: Did you attend Fox M's discussion, Bene?
    Benedizione Vita: I didn't arch
    Benedizione Vita: sometimes i remember
    Benedizione Vita: at times I have been good about documenting them, but not of late
    Archmage Atlantis: Life, it comes and goes, I document at times
    Archmage Atlantis: At times I have no idea
    Benedizione Vita: speaking of dreams, I am going to go have some :)
    Benedizione Vita: goodnight, a and p
    Paradise Tennant: ok .. nite nite .. bene ..may your dreams be as wonderful as virginia :)
    Archmage Atlantis: Paradise, I would like to discuss life, but you may leave if it is better for you
    Archmage Atlantis: Women are so fragile in their stength
    Archmage Atlantis: This morning a book was discussed on GMA
    Paradise Tennant: nope happy to listen
    Archmage Atlantis: A woman of my era
    Archmage Atlantis: Talking about how much power women have come to hold
    Archmage Atlantis: Yet still the children
    Archmage Atlantis: They are not taken care of
    Archmage Atlantis: Women have become as men were
    Paradise Tennant: waht is gma
    Archmage Atlantis: News and entertainment show, Good Morning America
    Paradise Tennant: ahh kk
    Archmage Atlantis: The children, they must be taken care of
    Archmage Atlantis: Not just at 1
    Archmage Atlantis: but 1 to 25 at least
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    Archmage Atlantis: I fear for us as a species
    Archmage Atlantis: As a people
    Archmage Atlantis: As Entities
    Archmage Atlantis: We have leaned much
    Archmage Atlantis: It has been difficult
    Archmage Atlantis: I would not have that be lost
    Archmage Atlantis: I am suprised
    Archmage Atlantis: You are still here
    Archmage Atlantis: Maybe not, as your av seems frozen
    Archmage Atlantis: I go then
    Paradise Tennant: sorry
    Paradise Tennant: I think I will go .. though too .. dinner is ready .. thank you for sharing Arch :)
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