2010.02.28 13:00 - Going for the gold

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Maxine Walden. The comments are by Maxine Walden.

    This session involved some multi-tasking as it were: the score of the Olympic gold medal ice hockey game being reported as the game progressed.  But the atmosphere of several simultaneous worlds of experience also threaded its way through the session.


    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey maxine
    Maxine Walden: hi,Yaku
    Yakuzza Lethecus: how are you
    Maxine Walden: fine, how are you?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: fine, thx
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey bolo
    Bolonath Crystal: namaste :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: and hey liza :)
    Maxine Walden: hi, Bolo, and Liza
    Liza Deischer: hi everyone
    Maxine Walden: hi, Eos
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey eos
    Eos Amaterasu: Hi Gang
    Liza Deischer: hi eos
    Yakuzza Lethecus: :)
    Maxine Walden: the PaB gang...
    Eos Amaterasu: I'm at "the hub halifax", with the Canad-USA game projected on the wall - nerds and social activists and children here
    Maxine Walden: ah, who is winning?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: *tries to imagine pema in the ,,gangleader schema" *
    Eos Amaterasu: Canada 1 -0
    Eos Amaterasu: play as gangsta
    Bolonath Crystal: what game? icehockey?
    Maxine Walden: :)) Yaku
    Eos Amaterasu: Ice Hockey, yes
    Maxine Walden: also, Eos, :)) for Canada
    Bolonath Crystal: ah thx
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey bleu
    Liza Deischer: hi bleu
    Bleu Oleander: hi everybody
    Bolonath Crystal: namaste bleu
    Maxine Walden: Eos, you are in two worlds right now, PaB and the 'great game' of hockey
    Maxine Walden: hi, Bleu
    Eos Amaterasu: Yes, thought it would be a fun place to be
    Maxine Walden: please tell us as it goes, how it is to be in these two worlds, with the excitement of the gold medal game all around you
    Eos Amaterasu: :-)
    Eos Amaterasu: Btw, that was a great guardian session today: http://playasbeing.wik.is/Chat_Logs/2010/02/2010.02.28_08%3a00_-_Guardian_Session%3a_Everything_Totally_Without_Reservations
    Yakuzza Lethecus: no strange view´s over ur shoulder, eos ? :)
    Eos Amaterasu: Heh heh
    Maxine Walden: yes, i was, wasn't it Eos, a great guardian meeting.
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i was on lia´s and her boyfriends birthday party yesterday and SL was definetivly percieved as kinda strange :)
    Maxine Walden: oh, Yaku?
    Bleu Oleander: sorry I had to miss the meeting this am .... had a rl meeting :)
    Bolonath Crystal: well, isn't it? *g*
    Maxine Walden: I think the log will convey the gist very well, Bleu
    Bleu Oleander: thanks
    Maxine Walden: guess it is , Bol, strange depending on one's perspective; to someone totally unfamiliar with SL it would seem rather 'far out'
    Liza Deischer: thanks, I check it out later
    Bolonath Crystal: yes, i'm still keeping some of this unfamiliarity
    Liza Deischer: wrong window sorry
    Eos Amaterasu: Hard to explain SL to someone who hasn't experienced that you can have as real emotional involvement with cartoon avatar body as with supposedly real bodhy
    Liza Deischer: :-)
    Maxine Walden: :), Liza, so many things to keep track of
    Liza Deischer: yes, a few months in sl and it gets messy :-)
    Maxine Walden: Agree, Eos
    Maxine Walden: we may be having some griefers nearby

    Indeed somehow a box with a loud screaming voice was placed at the edge of the Pavilion, and I began to try to ban it during which time it disappeared to our considerable relief.

    Yakuzza Lethecus: thx
    Maxine Walden: glad it worked
    Bleu Oleander: very cool Maxine!
    Maxine Walden: repose seems nice after that
    Yakuzza Lethecus: the problem with sl is somehow when i explain my use of sl to somebody who got a strange perception of it i usually cann´t show something really interesting at once
    Yakuzza Lethecus: for example with play as being it´s the same often the sessions aren´t very deep but sometimes and a good conversations grows and doesn´t pop up out of nowhere, so explaining and showing in order to explain my interest is kinda hard
    Maxine Walden: yes, hard to convey the possible evolution of a 'good conversation' to someone unfamiliar with Pab
    Maxine Walden: reminds me of how complex it may be to try to convey a subtle inner experience to someone 'outside'
    Eos Amaterasu: Canada 2 - 09
    Eos Amaterasu: 2 -0
    Eos Amaterasu: (sorry :-)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: :)
    Maxine Walden: (quietly saying yeah for Canada)
    Liza Deischer: :-)
    Bleu Oleander: hi Steve
    Maxine Walden: hi, Steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: afternoon
    Liza Deischer: hi steve
    Bolonath Crystal: namaste steve
    Maxine Walden: come join us as we do PaB and hear from Eos how the Canada-US gold medal hockey game is going
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey steven,zen
    stevenaia Michinaga: who's ahead?
    Maxine Walden: sort of multi-tasking here
    Maxine Walden: Canada 2-0
    stevenaia Michinaga: can you stream it in here?
    Zen Arado: Hi all
    Bolonath Crystal: namaste zen
    Liza Deischer: hi zen
    Zen Arado: namaste Bolonath
    Maxine Walden: Eos is at a pub or place where it is being projected
    Eos Amaterasu: hi zen
    Maxine Walden: hi, zen
    Bleu Oleander: hi zen
    stevenaia Michinaga: not quite what I meant :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: you all have the beta ?
    Liza Deischer: no
    Maxine Walden: no
    Bleu Oleander: not yet
    Zen Arado: nope - emerald
    Zen Arado: I heard it gives problems
    Liza Deischer: it does
    Liza Deischer: :-)
    Eos Amaterasu: I'm using the beta
    Liza Deischer: couldn't tp a friend with the beta version
    Bleu Oleander: what kind of problems?
    Zen Arado: don't know
    Bleu Oleander: are you using it with mac or pc?
    Eos Amaterasu: Mac
    Liza Deischer: it is a beta version, so it might have problems
    Bleu Oleander: it works OK for you Eos?
    Eos Amaterasu: Haven't tried everything, but so far okay
    Maxine Walden: Now I am feeling re this discussion of beta versions as unfamiliar as someone not used to SL; that 'in another world' feeling
    Maxine Walden: which is OK, just relating to the feeling of 'not being in the loop'
    stevenaia Michinaga: makes hockey sound comforting
    Maxine Walden: haha, yes, steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: and that's a streach for me
    Bleu Oleander: at least easier to understand!
    Eos Amaterasu doesn't usually watch hockey
    Maxine Walden: hockey or beta version, Steve?
    Zen Arado: beta is ust a name for an early version of new software?
    stevenaia Michinaga: both
    Liza Deischer: I never seem to be albe to see the puc
    Maxine Walden: thanks, Zen, thought as much...
    Liza Deischer: yes zen
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Wol
    Bleu Oleander: hi ara
    Eos Amaterasu: (must go.... bye all)
    Zen Arado: Hi Ara
    arabella Ella: bye Eos
    Liza Deischer: (maybe Canada is loosing :-))
    Maxine Walden: maybe, Liza:)
    Maxine Walden: For Wol and Ara, Eos was giving us the scores for the Canada-US hockey game in play right now
    Wol Euler grins.
    stevenaia Michinaga: ok, US is up one in the 2nd, quarter, but I think there are only 3 quarters
    arabella Ella: on nooooo not hockey!
    Liza Deischer: wb yaku
    stevenaia Michinaga: lol
    Wol Euler: I don't think you can call the "quarters" if there are only three...
    stevenaia Michinaga: bad timing on my part, pls excuse
    Liza Deischer: :-)
    Zen Arado: does not compute :)
    Maxine Walden: I can see the name of this chatlog: 90 sec pause for gold medal hockey
    stevenaia Michinaga: awww, they are called periods
    arabella Ella wonders why Canadians are so fanatical where ice hockey is concerned it is so ... barbarian!
    stevenaia Michinaga: say no more
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: maybe canadian´s are babarians :)
    Wol Euler: says the woman whose countrymen shoot anything larger than a mosquito
    Liza Deischer: or just the opposit
    arabella Ella: Wolllll .... pleeeese!
    stevenaia Michinaga: lol
    Zen Arado: thought it was quite a skilful game tho I know little about it
    stevenaia Michinaga: not sure those are bragging rights anyone would want
    arabella Ella: I would never justify killing but other countries have much worse 'habits' including some civilized countries
    Maxine Walden: I can see we are sort of in a playful 'contesting' mood today; sort of shooting a puck around among us
    Wol Euler: hello widget
    Widget Whiteberry: Hello - sorry to be late
    Widget Whiteberry: Has Eos left or crashed?
    stevenaia Michinaga: welcome Widget, come save us from ourselves
    Widget Whiteberry: lol
    Maxine Walden: left us, Widget
    Widget Whiteberry: but I'm toooo smallllll
    Yakuzza Lethecus: he just left, but his icehockey topic is still with us :)
    Maxine Walden: and the puck is being shot around among us, it seems
    Liza Deischer: talking about viruality and reality :-)
    Widget Whiteberry: and the puck is a metaphor for virtuality and 'reality'?
    stevenaia Michinaga: let's be the poor puck for a moment
    Liza Deischer: no, sorry
    Liza Deischer: ouch steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, there is no gold for the puck
    Zen Arado: scared to type 'puck' :)
    arabella Ella: ehrm ... what is a puck? I only know of Puck in Shakespeare?
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: play as being a puck :)
    Maxine Walden: :)
    Bleu Oleander: puck as being
    Maxine Walden: :)) Bleu
    Bolonath Crystal: i never knew shakespeare wrote about icehockey ;)
    stevenaia Michinaga: it;s a hard flat rubber cylinder that you hit with the hockey stick on the ice
    Liza Deischer: that thing you never can find in a ice-hokey game :-)
    arabella Ella: well he wrote about Puck
    Maxine Walden: Playing with Puck, we are
    arabella Ella: Midsummer Nights Dream
    stevenaia Michinaga: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puck_(sports)
    Zen Arado: was a playful character too ?
    arabella Ella: yes
    Maxine Walden: Puck the Magic Dragon?
    arabella Ella: thanks Steve new word for me
    Zen Arado: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: just don;t mis-spell it
    arabella Ella: obviously we don't have ice hockey here
    Maxine Walden: wonder what our experiences will be in the next 90 sec pause
    Zen Arado: it's a verb too
    Zen Arado: to pucker
    Zen Arado: lips usually
    arabella Ella: oh yes the italians with goldfish lips do it all the time on TV
    Zen Arado: I can't do it tho :(
    Zen Arado: but I get by :)
    Maxine Walden: :)
    Widget Whiteberry: Is there a 2 hr meeting today or did I miss that?
    Wol Euler: that was yesterday
    Widget Whiteberry: lol
    Wol Euler: sorry to say
    Widget Whiteberry: so now we are blowing off steam?
    arabella Ella: apologies for having missed it
    arabella Ella: how was it Wol and Yaku?
    Maxine Walden: yes, I am looking forward to reading the log of yesterday
    arabella Ella: hope it went well
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i was only there for an hour
    arabella Ella: ah
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i wasn´t really present since i was at lia´s and her boyfriends birthday party
    Maxine Walden: pause coming up soon
    Yakuzza Lethecus: so there were plenty of distractions
    Bleu Oleander: was that in rl Yaku?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yes
    Bleu Oleander: so you live near each other?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: 200km away
    Wol Euler: :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: but haven´t been in aachen before so i combined it with sightseening and couchsurfing
    arabella Ella: cool
    Maxine Walden: ah...:)
    Zen Arado: couchsurfing sounds cool :)
    Liza Deischer: hi QT
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey qt, they were great hosts
    arabella Ella: Ciao Qt
    stevenaia Michinaga: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CouchSurfing
    Zen Arado: interesting - never heard of it before
    Qt Core: oh, they!
    stevenaia Michinaga: me either, sound interesting
    Maxine Walden: nor I
    Liza Deischer: yes, it does
    Qt Core: i've heard about them but never partecipated, not really a traveller myself
    Qt Core: and i don't have a couch in my home ;-)
    Maxine Walden: :))
    arabella Ella: is it against payment Yaku?
    Maxine Walden: wondering what the PaB related themes are in this session...maybe being open to everything?
    Zen Arado: making your homw open?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: no it isn´t and i just used the term since i slept on the couch there, sure i knew the couchsurfing concept before
    Zen Arado: hears anguished cries
    Qt Core: me too zen
    stevenaia Michinaga: I do as well
    Maxine Walden: yes, that seems to be a griefer, had it put at the edge of our space earlier this session
    Qt Core: vanishing away
    Maxine Walden: yes, grateful for that
    Zen Arado: risky opening your hoe to ppl you don't know too well
    Zen Arado: home
    Maxine Walden: opening your home, maybe opening one's space to the unfamiliar...
    stevenaia Michinaga: we sort of do that here... with our inner home
    Maxine Walden: yes, Steve, that was what I was thinking as well
    Wol Euler nods.
    Qt Core: candidly admit i'm not sure i'm open enough to partecipate
    arabella Ella: some people do home exchanges too with people they never met
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hehe , your family did home exchange already in the 70th ara ?
    arabella Ella: yes Yaku when I was a child
    arabella Ella: we exchanged homes, cars, etc ... it was fun
    Maxine Walden: I feel like asking Qt about his feeling closed today but I have to go in a moment and did not want to begin a conversation I could not continue
    Maxine Walden: need to go, nice to see everyone
    arabella Ella: bye Maxine
    stevenaia Michinaga: bye maxine
    Yakuzza Lethecus: bye
    Qt Core: we may start it another time ;-)
    Widget Whiteberry: bye all
    Qt Core: bye
    Bleu Oleander: me too, bye all
    Bolonath Crystal: bye everyone, om shanti :)
    Zen Arado: me also bye
    Wol Euler: bye widget, bye blue, bye bolo
    arabella Ella: my parents wanted to take us five kids on vacation to London and they could not afford accommodation so we went for an exchange instead with a family we had never met ... and we have been very good friends with them ever since then
    Qt Core: nice
    Yakuzza Lethecus: how did you organize that ?
    Qt Core: without internet...
    Yakuzza Lethecus: :)
    arabella Ella: my dad somehow found them in a medical journal i think that put in such adverts
    Liza Deischer: :-)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yes, and even with internet there are still trust issues :)
    Qt Core: so it weas based on "complicity" between colleagues
    arabella Ella: well my dad is not a medic ... but i guess in life one sometimes takes calculated risks
    arabella Ella: in those days one could only communicate with letters through the post
    Qt Core: yeah, just don't leave around the combination of the safe ;-)
    Wol Euler: :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: you flew or by ship ?
    Liza Deischer: cu guys
    arabella Ella: with five kids Qt ... you dont have anything to put in a safe
    Yakuzza Lethecus: bye
    arabella Ella: we flew
    Qt Core: bye liza
    Wol Euler: bye liza, take care
    arabella Ella: bye Liza
    arabella Ella: they had a lovely home in Hampstead
    arabella Ella: North London
    arabella Ella: but people who take in lodgers or students take risks too
    arabella Ella: many people do that here
    Yakuzza Lethecus: and leave their wlan´s open
    arabella Ella: some do
    arabella Ella: the level of trust differs
    arabella Ella: from family to family
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i am also facinated by the concept of couchsurfing but only at ppl i know before
    Qt Core: in some cases, especially for exchange students it may become a for of business, right ?
    Qt Core: for=form
    Yakuzza Lethecus: so it´s nice when ppl like paradise offer an ,,open house" or what ever
    arabella Ella: yes many people do it as a business here to get extra income
    arabella Ella: fraid i must go
    arabella Ella: nite all
    Yakuzza Lethecus: night ara
    Qt Core: 'night ara
    Wol Euler: bye ara, take care
    Yakuzza Lethecus: good night you both
    Wol Euler: bye yaku, sleep well
    Qt Core: 'night yaku
    Wol Euler: I should go too, goodnight qt
    Qt Core: 'night wol
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