2010.01.29 13:00 - An avatar with nine tails

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Gaya Ethaniel, covering for Yakuzza who was participating in the Malta retreat.

    Gaya Ethaniel: Hello arabella and Qt :)
    arabella Ella: Hiya Gaya
    arabella Ella: Hiya from the Malta retreat group :)
    Gaya Ethaniel waves~
    Qt Core: hi all
    arabella Ella: Hiya Eden, Qt
    arabella Ella: Pema and Wol and Fefonz and all in Malta send their greetings to you
    arabella Ella: they are all at my home at the moment
    Qt Core: hi maltese retreaters
    Eden Haiku: Hello Ara! How are you? ;-)
    Bleu Oleander: hi all
    Gaya Ethaniel: :D
    arabella Ella: I am fine thanks!
    arabella Ella: very happy after the retreat
    Eden Haiku: waving to the Malta group!
    arabella Ella: Pema wants to take over Ara for a few minutes here he is now
    Gaya Ethaniel: I see :) Hope you all are enjoying the retreat.
    Gaya Ethaniel: Hello Calvino :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: Hello Pema in disguise :)
    arabella Ella: I (pema now) got just handed a laptop
    arabella Ella: no idea what I'm supposed to do . . .
    Eden Haiku: Hi Pema!
    Gaya Ethaniel: need to relog
    Bleu Oleander: hi Pema
    Qt Core: never seen one of those Pema ? ;-)
    Eden Haiku: ;-)
    arabella Ella: we're visiting Arabella at her home right now
    arabella Ella: just got a lovely meal
    Eden Haiku: Wonderful!
    arabella Ella: nine of us still here in Malta
    Bleu Oleander: how nice!
    arabella Ella: many leftovers!
    arabella Ella: wish we could share with you
    Eden Haiku: Was Arabella coocking Pema?
    Qt Core: wish we could :-)
    Eden Haiku: *cooling
    arabella Ella: Ara is back now with laptop
    arabella Ella: yes i cooked pasta for all tonite
    Eden Haiku: *cooking...
    arabella Ella: pasta with tomato and tuna sauce and pasta with pesto sauce
    arabella Ella: then tomato and helwa
    Eden Haiku: So you are all unwinding after the retreat?
    arabella Ella: and some canadian maple syrup which paradise brought over
    Qt Core: good, make the real thing knew all around the world ;-)
    arabella Ella: yes unwinding to some extent ... but feels like we are still on retreat to some extent since we are like a small community
    Eden Haiku: Is Paradise gone to Sicily yet?
    Qt Core: syrup ... on paste ?!
    arabella Ella: nooooooooo Qt
    Qt Core: ohh thanks god ;-)
    arabella Ella: maple syrup for dessert on the bacio and vanilla ice cream
    Eden Haiku: Hummm...
    arabella Ella: what do you expect Qt from a female from the mediterranean?
    Eden Haiku: Yummy...
    Widget Whiteberry: well that sounds good
    Widget Whiteberry: brb
    arabella Ella: and i must admit the wine is very good too
    Gaya Ethaniel: I'm sorry but I'm lagging too much to stay ... I have claimed the log so will read/post. Good night!
    arabella Ella: i'm glad to hear some sounds of approval now :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Nice to see you again Ara
    Bleu Oleander: hi Eliza
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Everyone!
    arabella Ella: hey Eliza
    Eden Haiku: Sorry for the lag Gaya, bye!
    arabella Ella: Eliza ... just cooked for nine avis :)
    Eden Haiku: Hi Eliza!
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh, What did you cook?
    arabella Ella: avis can be quite hungry too
    Eliza Madrigal laughs
    Eden Haiku: ;-)
    arabella Ella: cooked two types of pasta
    arabella Ella: then ice cream with maple syrup, helwa and marshmellows
    Eliza Madrigal: At first glance I thought you wrote 'pizza'!
    arabella Ella: nooooooooo
    Eliza Madrigal giggles
    arabella Ella: pizza was yesterday and a few days ago too
    Eliza Madrigal: :) What is helwa, please?
    arabella Ella: but all the avis surrounding me seem to be satisfied
    Eliza Madrigal: That's wonderful :)
    arabella Ella: helwa is a sweet from the middle east with crushed sesame seed, sugar and almonds
    Eden Haiku: I can hear them clapping in the distance...
    arabella Ella: :)
    Qt Core: retreats in malta... food... not only for the soul ;-)
    arabella Ella: oh yes Qt ... food for the body and food for the soul ... also food for the heart
    Eliza Madrigal: Sounds delicious, Ara... thought of it all gives us such a tangible impression
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    arabella Ella: ok Wol will take over as Ara for a short while
    Eliza Madrigal wonders about Calvino scarecrow
    Eden Haiku: Hello Wol-as-Ara!
    arabella Ella: hello everyone, wol here!
    Bleu Oleander: hey Wol
    arabella Ella: call me WaR
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Wol! You look just like Ara! Malta must have made quite an impressions...
    arabella Ella: WaA rather....
    arabella Ella: heheheheheh
    Eden Haiku: WoA!
    arabella Ella: yes, actually it did. It's beautiful here, very stark
    Eliza Madrigal: Arol ... is the name of an owl in the Harry Potter books .... Hm, well that's Erol, close enough
    arabella Ella: yes...
    Eliza Madrigal: Stark?
    Eden Haiku: Lots of rocks and cliffs?
    Qt Core: was the wheater good ?
    arabella Ella: lacking in softness, shall we say?
    arabella Ella: very much so, eden.
    arabella Ella: crumbly yellow stone, very near the surface, not much soil
    Eliza Madrigal: hmm
    Eliza Madrigal: Might anyone have taken pictures?
    arabella Ella: cypress and cactus and a strange feathery kind of bamboo
    Eden Haiku: was very impressed to read in the log that the Hypogeum is older than the Sphinx.
    arabella Ella: and almond trees in bloom!
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    arabella Ella: it's great, I can recommend it here.
    Eden Haiku: Ah! that is a grace!
    Eliza Madrigal: Maybe every 3rd year or so we can go back :)
    arabella Ella: the sessions have been very interesting too, sometimes quite moving.
    Eliza Madrigal: (she says as though she's been there...heheh)
    Eden Haiku: Tell us about it Wol.
    Eliza Madrigal: Yes, please :)
    arabella Ella: well, my alt has been tweeting daily reports, and I will write a summary sometime soonish
    Eliza Madrigal: Marvelous :)
    arabella Ella: oh!
    Eden Haiku: @Eliza. Maybe you can go back somewhere before even go there?
    arabella Ella: we are planning a series of talks during PaB sessions
    arabella Ella: mostly at the 1pm's next week
    Calvino Rabeni: Can you tell us the tweet ID?
    Eliza Madrigal: Yes, I think we can Eden :)
    Eliza Madrigal: That was um, intereting Arawol...
    arabella Ella: starting with myself on sunday at 7am (Adams@ slot)
    Eden Haiku: A little dance of joy Ara-Wol?
    Eden Haiku: Who is 'myself' here?, confused ;-)
    arabella Ella: going on next week, ending on the weekend with ... don't know who
    arabella Ella: me is me of course
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah, great. Will look forward to those :) How many might attend the guardian session Sunday?
    Eden Haiku: ah, you, Fine!
    Widget Whiteberry: If you all use the same hashtag, we can have a tweetchat
    arabella Ella: and on the 27th there will be a marvellous 2.hour special session
    Eliza Madrigal: yes, as long as its you
    Eliza Madrigal: Feb 27th?
    arabella Ella: we'll talk for an hour, and after that in a second hour Q&A and comments from others
    arabella Ella: yes, feb 27 1pm
    Widget Whiteberry: oh I like that
    arabella Ella: Pema will send out a group mail
    Widget Whiteberry: has this ggroup conducted a tweetchat before?
    arabella Ella: Wol likes the tweetchat idea, Widget
    Widget Whiteberry: I'll find a link to something about that
    Widget Whiteberry: we would just need to agree on the tag
    Widget Whiteberry: http://tweetchat.com/room/secondlife
    arabella Ella: hello storm! wol sitting at ara's keyboard here
    Widget Whiteberry: how about #PAB
    Widget Whiteberry: Cal seems to me to be standing with arms spread
    Eliza Madrigal: He is scaring the crows...
    Widget Whiteberry: do others see him like that?
    Qt Core: yes
    Storm Nordwind: Are we talking about twitter? I recall we have a @playasbeing account, unused but as a placeholder
    arabella Ella: we have started using #playasbeing as a tag too
    Storm Nordwind: good idea
    Widget Whiteberry: Storm, I responded to something by suggesting a tweetchat
    Storm Nordwind: Ah, thanks Widget
    Widget Whiteberry: #PAB being shorter, leaves more room for content
    Calvino Rabeni: Someone said I look like a scare crow?
    Widget Whiteberry: http://tweetchat.com/room/pab
    Eliza Madrigal smiles... Isn't that intentional?
    Widget Whiteberry: a very good* scarecrow ... diligent
    Calvino Rabeni: My avi appears to be sitting normally :)
    Widget Whiteberry: and look! no crows
    Eliza Madrigal: I'll take a picture...
    arabella Ella: looks floaty but otherwise correct to me
    Storm Nordwind: Calvino is showering his blessings on us
    Widget Whiteberry: my focus feature seems buggy right now, or I would cam in and out
    Calvino Rabeni: Odd - I've never seen this happen before :)
    arabella Ella: try clicking on the cushion, that sometimes fixes it
    Storm Nordwind: Welcome to Second Life Cal ;)
    Calvino Rabeni: Not intentional :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Yes, my avi has been acting strangely too... or so I'm told :)
    Widget Whiteberry: there you go!
    arabella Ella: bye playgoda, yakuzza is taking over
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Wol!
    Storm Nordwind waves
    Eden Haiku: hey! yakizza! Are you drinking hot tea?
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Ya! You look lovely :)
    arabella Ella: thx, i am exploring my female side >(
    Eliza Madrigal grins
    Eden Haiku: ;-)
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Zon Quar: hi all
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Zon... this is a most unusual session.... there are many playasbeings speaking through Ara ....
    Eden Haiku: Hi Zon!
    Widget Whiteberry: I just tweeted ... WidgetW Sitting round the pond with Storm, Eden, Eliza, Cal & more, dreaming dreams of Malta #PAB -1:30 PM Jan 29th, 2010
    Zon Quar: she is possessed...
    Eden Haiku: Now it is Yakuzza being < by Ara...
    Eden Haiku: Got your tweet Widget!
    Widget Whiteberry: ☆smiles☆
    Eliza Madrigal: Yakuzza, would love to hear your impressions...
    Zon Quar: what do the spirits have to say..
    Eden Haiku: Spirit of Yakuzza, we are listening...
    arabella Ella: hiya Ara is back here now
    Eden Haiku: Ara, the real Ara?
    arabella Ella: but Yaku must continue here he is
    Eden Haiku: Nice to see you again!
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    arabella Ella: yes the real Ara will pass laptop back to Yaku now
    Eden Haiku: ;-)
    Widget Whiteberry: oh fun!
    Zon Quar: ara must ask herself..who am i
    Zon Quar: and go deep on that question
    arabella Ella: it is facinating to meet the real people finally obviousy
    Widget Whiteberry muses on new definitions of multiple identities
    arabella Ella: and the english maltese keyboard layout is killing me
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah!
    Qt Core: ara avatar should get up and shout i feel used! ;-)
    arabella Ella: i think i will forget about the zy issue
    Eliza Madrigal: zy issue?
    arabella Ella: german kezboard lazout >(
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Learning yet another language Ya
    arabella Ella: hehe, i don=t want to memoriye this lazout
    Eden Haiku: Are the accents nice? Almost everybody must have an accent I would think?
    Storm Nordwind has only just mastered the differences betwen UK and US keyboards!
    arabella Ella: i will just tzpe as usuallz >(
    arabella Ella: lol
    Eliza Madrigal: haha
    Eden Haiku: very creative Yaku!
    Eliza Madrigal: Do you feel peaceful Yakuzza?
    Eliza Madrigal: (aside from the keyboard wrestling)
    arabella Ella: not right now, but it was verz peaceful before
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eden Haiku: If z means peaceful, he seemzzz to be...
    arabella Ella: right now i am reallz in technical issues >D
    Bleu Oleander: what was the highlight for you?
    Eliza Madrigal: are you all peas-full too?
    Eliza Madrigal giggles
    Eliza Madrigal: (sorry, I just love that story yesterday)
    Eden Haiku: We are seeing only Ara's avatar and therea re 9 of you together in RL, it is amazing.
    Storm Nordwind is very much in favor of "whorled peas"
    Eliza Madrigal: hahaha
    Bleu Oleander: :) good one!
    Eden Haiku: All togetehr for 'whorled peas' Storm!!!
    Eliza Madrigal clasps hands with zon and bleu...sways... You know, we do look a little like the picture with the earth and the little children all around...
    arabella Ella: hi Ara back again
    Qt Core: quite the green approach too, 88% respurce saved that way! :-)
    arabella Ella: did you notice how Yaku has become so much more talkative?
    Eden Haiku: Oh yes, holding Qt and Ara hands...
    Eliza Madrigal smiles... yes, it must be switching to coffee from tea
    Zon Quar: rnt we all litle children..
    arabella Ella: i pass over to bertram who wants to get online
    Eden Haiku: Very sustainable practice yes Qt!
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Bert
    arabella Ella: ok Bertram would like to log into this laptop as Bertram not as Ara
    arabella Ella: so Ara waves bye and Betram will prob be here soon
    arabella Ella: nite
    Eliza Madrigal: Nite Ara, thank you :)
    Storm Nordwind: Is anybody there... ? One knock for yes. Two knocks for no. "Knock knock" (What's that supposed to mean?!)
    Eden Haiku: Ah, where is he?
    Eliza Madrigal: hahaha
    Eden Haiku: Ah, he is logging...In=between worlds.
    Eden Haiku: Neither Rl nor SL"..
    Storm Nordwind: Perhaps ctrl-Q is such a natural reaction when leaving the keyboard :)
    Eliza Madrigal: There... from the mist...
    Eden Haiku: I see a rabbit...
    Zon Quar: ectoplasm..
    Eden Haiku: Tiny tiny rabbit...
    Eliza Madrigal: stowaway
    Bertram Jacobus: hello
    Eliza Madrigal: Hellooooo
    Qt Core: hello Bert
    Zon Quar: wandering earth bound souls..
    Eliza Madrigal: Nice to see you again Bertram...
    Eden Haiku: Hungry ghosts with their bellies full of pasta and ice cream amd maple syrup...
    Eden Haiku: I see his shoes now...
    Eliza Madrigal: how many
    Eden Haiku: is he the one-shoed man who morphed, would you think Eliza?
    Zon Quar: small mouths..
    Eliza Madrigal: hmm... at least one of the candidates, Eden
    Eden Haiku: Remember that story Bertram, I think you were there?
    Eliza Madrigal: Bertram, what can you tell us about the last few days? How have the practices and conversations been?
    Eliza Madrigal: (I wonder if the connection is strong enough for him... maybe Ara's av is lighter)
    Eden Haiku: Some collective story-telling Paradise started a few weeks (or days ago)...
    Eden Haiku: Oh, he seems to have vanished...
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah, no ya was there, and maxine, wol, ara, you, and I....
    Eliza Madrigal: I think the only person we haven't heard from is Lia?... at least through others?
    Widget Whiteberry: How many of us were gathered in Malta?
    Eliza Madrigal: Ten together I think
    Widget Whiteberry: nice!
    Widget Whiteberry: how many of us are there?
    Eliza Madrigal nods... quite! Hm... all guardians total *about* 66 right now
    Widget Whiteberry has clearly not* been paying attention
    Eliza Madrigal: to my recollection
    Bleu Oleander: what do the guardians do?
    Eliza Madrigal: It really is quite a special thing... to feel comfortable enough to retreat with people you've gotten to know online...
    Eden Haiku: We make sure there is always one of us to host here in the Pavilion at meetings time.
    Eliza Madrigal nods... and keep up the wiki page for session logs, scribes, etc...
    Eden Haiku: @Oleander so we can greet newcomers to PaB practices.
    Bleu Oleander: oh I see, thanks
    Eden Haiku: Welcome ;-)
    Eliza Madrigal: :) I'd better run... thanks everyone
    Bleu Oleander: bye Eliza
    Eden Haiku: Bye Eliza.
    Qt Core: bye eliza
    Zon Quar: bye eliza
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye for now :)
    Bleu Oleander: me too, bye for now
    Widget Whiteberry: Bye, Bleu
    Eden Haiku: Bye Bleu, alwas nice to see you!
    Zon Quar: and i, bye all
    Eden Haiku: Zon, good evening!
    Widget Whiteberry: Storm - how are we going to settle on a name for cat?
    Storm Nordwind: We can wait till the Matesers have had their say (when they return) and then we can vote on it (or somesuch) I guess
    Storm Nordwind: *Maltesers
    Widget Whiteberry: well, a mascot could be a serious part of being here
    Widget Whiteberry: will she roam this far?
    Widget Whiteberry: nice to have her in my lap while sitting round the pond
    Storm Nordwind: A cat - with warmth on tap and all the food she needs - roam?? ;)
    Eden Haiku: ;-)
    Widget Whiteberry: or perhaps she could lecture us
    Eden Haiku: HI Ara! Welcome back?
    Calvino Rabeni: GTG friends - RL appt across town by bicycle, wiki wiki :)
    Widget Whiteberry: wiki wiki!
    arabella Ella: Hiya
    Storm Nordwind: She might deign to sit on our laps. Or she might not. The royalty of cats is fickle and artibtrary. :)
    Calvino Rabeni: bye all
    Widget Whiteberry: the eternal appeal of cats
    Storm Nordwind: Who *IS* arabella Ella?
    arabella Ella: good question Storm
    arabella Ella: many and one
    Eden Haiku: Hiya seems to be the real one!
    arabella Ella: a synthesis of nine avis
    arabella Ella: :)
    Eden Haiku: Wow, a collective soul!
    Widget Whiteberry: a group mind
    Widget Whiteberry: braided together
    arabella Ella: yes nine in one ... one in nine
    arabella Ella: maybe
    Eden Haiku: Musketeers of consciousness!
    Widget Whiteberry: lol
    arabella Ella: knights of malta
    Widget Whiteberry: ohhh
    Eden Haiku: How was it for you Ara to welcome people in your island?
    Widget Whiteberry: well played
    arabella Ella: maybe i could persuade the others to go clubbing tonight including pema
    arabella Ella: well it was a pleasure and honour to welcome all the others here
    Eden Haiku: Yes, you should! Good way of dropping!
    Storm Nordwind: Wear your One Ring to rule the nine!
    Widget Whiteberry: ^^
    Storm Nordwind: Ash nazg durbatulûk...
    arabella Ella: i just told pema it would be a good idea to go clubbing tonight
    Widget Whiteberry: one laptop to rule them all
    Storm Nordwind chuckles
    Widget Whiteberry: in rl?
    Qt Core: :-)
    arabella Ella: yes of course in RL
    arabella Ella: he thought i meant golf clubs
    Widget Whiteberry: wonderful!
    Storm Nordwind: haha!
    Eden Haiku: Good way to end a retreat, yes! Hope they will agree Ara.
    Storm Nordwind: He lives a sheltered life in Manhattan
    Eden Haiku: Golf clubs, Pema!
    arabella Ella: well we had a lovely final day today
    arabella Ella: in our little skybox in the middle of everywhere and nowhere
    arabella Ella: ah duty calls ... must go see all are ok
    arabella Ella: lovely seeing you here ... nite everyone
    arabella Ella: will keep you posted
    Eden Haiku: waves goodbye to Ara and her nine alts...
    arabella Ella: the nine alts all wave back ... he he
    Eden Haiku: yes please, let us know
    Qt Core: bye ara and co.
    Eden Haiku: I see you all!
    Widget Whiteberry: time for me to move along
    Eden Haiku: Goodbye Widgett!
    Qt Core: yes, time to go for me too
    Storm Nordwind: Bye Qt!
    Eden Haiku: Good evening Qt,
    Qt Core: ty, have fun
    Eden Haiku: ;-)
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