BobS: hey doc !!!!! BobS: ya here????
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changed username to Meeka Meeka: hello BobS: ok so how's come you are early BobS: I just went here to copy the chat address for a posting to another bbs site Meeka: lol, if its a problem i can go ;-P BobS: and saw dr d here BobS: thought it was earlier than 8:45 BobS: might as well staqy on now I guess Meeka: ok then i guess i will stay BobS: must be Rich got here early to get a good seat BobS: packed and ready to go? Dr. D.: Hi folks, sorry I was away. Meeka: almost, I have last minute stuff and bathroom items to pack yet Dr. D.: Getting packed, last 2 loads of wash in the dryer. Meeka: np, wb BobS: hi doc BobS: thought you were just learking BobS: lurking Dr. D.: I am waiting for Rin to get home :-S BobS: mujst be you are IN Toronto Dr. D.: No, I am still in Cleveland. Dr. D.: She was at some function after work today. BobS: doen with classes though? Dr. D.: Yes, as of 1st week in May. BobS: and you are spending most of your time where? Dr. D.: In Cleveland, but had to make an impromptu trip to Toronto last week. Dr. D.: This living apart thing is the total pits BobS: bummer, you need to spend some time with the bride BobS: can buy that BobS: any word?????? BobS: even a little one? Dr. D.: Last form (DS-230) was turned in over 2 weeks ago. Dr. D.: Now waiting (presumably) for the call for the interview in Montreal. BobS: good lord, again......... Dr. D.: There have been delays in getting paperwork...mostly on the Toronto end. Dr. D.: The period that Rin was between jobs was, shall we say, delicately difficult. BobS: oh, now the the US fools are happy??????? BobS: but it is the Canadian gov't that is not? Dr. D.: No, it wasn't any government, it was Rin who was not happy...I couldn't get her to do stuff she needed to do, because she was depressed about being out of a job. BobS: understandably I guess Dr. D.: but it put us 4-5 months back BobS: bummer Dr. D.: So in the meantime, she has to keep employed. Dr. D.: Her current temporary job runs out in mid-September. Dr. D.: She has applications in for other jobs. BobS: the gov't thing is not working out as planned, eh? Dr. D.: She got her current job right after she received her final severance paycheck and was going to have to go on unemployment. Dr. D.: This is a 6-month contract job.
moved to room Meeting Place Dr. D.: I will let Rin explain all the politics behind the scenes after her minister was bounced from cabinet in November. BobS: know how the unemployment thing goes..sucks
changed username to Guy Foster Meeka: sure does BobS: hi Guy Dr. D.: Some of it is not suitable for a public chatlog
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changed username to Pamela the Poor Guy Foster: hello Mr. Slopsema and a big hello to everyone else! Meeka: hey there Pam :-) BobS: howdy howdy Pamela the Poor: hi everyone - wow, everyone's early BobS: and how are thing with ya'll? Dr. D.: Hi Pam...why poor, did all the cheques bounce? Mine was paid in ca$h BobS: why poor??????? Meeka: we just jazzed we almost there Guy Foster: As long as we have family and health, we are all rich! Pamela the Poor: I left my money in Buffalo :: ) BobS: shpping he? BobS: shopping Pamela the Poor: oh yeah Dr. D.: Thank God Rin cannot go to the US yet... BobS: shuffle off to Buffelo Dr. D.: That is the only good thing I can say about the immigration wait right now, it will keep her from shopaholic stuff. Pamela the Poor: we just got back after a nummy dinner at Olive Garden BobS: hotel up to your expectations?????? Pamela the Poor: oh yes Guy Foster: Yeah, you Americans sure know how to put things on sale! Sandra and I go yearly to Plattsburgh and Burlington to buy things. Dr. D.: More importantly, to her dad's expectations :-S Pamela the Poor: well he hasn't complained to me yet : ) Pamela the Poor: and I'm sure I'd have heard about it Dr. D.: Give it time... Dr. D.: I presume net.access is okay? Pamela the Poor: it Dr. D.: Is it wired or wireless? Guy Foster: Probably problems with Java... :) Pamela the Poor: 's up and down - wireless, strength varies from low to very good Dr. D.: 'cause I always bring my network cable with me Guy Foster: I took out my quickcam and hopefully will be able to join you guys via webcam on Saturday. Pamela the Poor: that would be awesome Guy Pamela the Poor: I'm still disappointed you couldn't have joined us Dr. D.: thanks for reminding me about the webcam, Guy (grabs it and puts it into suitcase) Guy Foster: only thing is... I don't know where to meet up with you guys for the videoconferencing? Pamela the Poor: we remembered everything on the list
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changed username to Judy Meeka: good for you Pma Pamela the Poor: it should be posted soon, Guy Meeka: Pam***
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Pamela the Poor: hi Juyd Pamela the Poor: oy Meeka: i almost never do that even when I make lists Pamela the Poor: Judy Meeka: hi mom Dr. D.: So have you all looked at the T-shirt logo link I sent to coladam? Pamela the Poor: there, that's better Daniel Bienvenu: hello GuyF, Bob, DrD, Judy, myself, Meeka, Pam Guy Foster: Yeah, I saw the logo, very realistic! :) BobS: didn't get it Dr. D.: Hi Daniel Pamela the Poor: Dale was supposed to post it on adamcon.org too Judy: What all did you buy,Pam? Guy Foster: Salut mon Dan, t'est rendu ou la, en Ontario? Daniel Bienvenu: je suis chez moi. mon avion est demain midi Pamela the Poor: two pairs of jeans, two pairs of capris, four bras and a bathing suit - oh, and some hand lotion at Bath and Body Works, and four books Pamela the Poor: Salut, DAniel Pamela the Poor: est-ce que vous est pret a partir? Judy: no wonder you are POOR Pamela the Poor: $310.35 Daniel Bienvenu: I'm almost ready to go to the convention BobS: ok so Buffalo has nothing lwft to buy Daniel Bienvenu: what is 310$ means? Guy Foster: Dan: Don't bring any liquids on board, and no shoelaces... Pamela the Poor: oh I left plenty for other people : ) Dr. D.: now, more than that in $CDN Daniel, Meeka: thats how much she spent Pamela the Poor: oui Judy: OH !!!! Dr. D.: Since the exchange rate is about 98 cents now Pamela the Poor: I spent your $400 US, Rich : ) BobS: GREAT, we get a deal for the cash we spend this weekend?????? Meeka: lol Dr. D.: At least you lost nothing on conversion Dr. D.: Only a little, Bob. BobS: bummer Dr. D.: Far cry from 72 cents back in ADAMcon 12 days... Pamela the Poor: oh yeah BobS: am not even taking any ca cash alon BobS: g Meeka: we gonna have a little, but mostly will use our card Pamela the Poor: gas up in the US if you can though, gas is $1.30 a litre around here (multiply that by 3.8 to get $/gallons) Dr. D.: It's about $5.25 per gallon US equivalent BobS: ya bout $4.70/us gallon Guy Foster: $1,30? I've seen it at over $1,50 here, you guys are semi-lucky.
moved to room Meeting Place Pamela the Poor: gas was $4.63 a gallon at the Sunoco in Buffalo Dr. D.: At least it was 2 weeks ago when it was $1.35 per liter Judy: I want to stop at the outlet on the way home
changed username to rich-c BobS: gonna gas up in Port Huron and maybe cross into Niagara get gas and then come back into Canada Pamela the Poor: it's cheaper here in St. Catharines than at home in Toronto Dr. D.: It was $4.229 at Angola Service Plaza last Saturday morning Meeka: fine with me mom :-) Pamela the Poor: HI Daed Dr. D.: Here it's $3.99 Pamela the Poor: oy again Dr. D.: Hello Richard Pamela the Poor: Hi, Dad - there, that's better rich-c: today it's $5.09 a US gsllon in Syt. Catharines BobS: going for about $4 here rich-c: hello everybody! BobS: some higher, some lower Judy: we are over $4 Pamela the Poor: where ya been, Papa? Daniel Bienvenu: Dale told mehe will publish the schedule later tonight. BobS: like $3.99 Guy Foster: I was reading and interesting website today... about a guy trying to sell his Hummer and he can't, no one wants to buy it... Sad story, but hey, everyone has to live with their choices in life. http://ihatemyhummer.com/?p=4 Meeka: it was 4.09 yesterday when I got it Pamela the Poor: I don't have the schedule ready yet (hangs head in shame) BobS: ouch.....here it is 4.03 and Sam;s is 4.01 Judy: Meeka, I finished my knitting today Meeka: its ok Pam Dr. D.: Okay at current exchange rate, $1.30 CDN per liter = $4.91 US per gallon Meeka: cool rich-c: it's OK Daniel, she will have it ready whenit counts Guy Foster: Where will the next Adamcon be held, is there some sort of idea or has that not been decided yet? Dr. D.: So that is down a lot from 1.5 weeks ago Judy: had some knitting time since you had Ryan Pamela the Poor: it's not been decided yet Guy Meeka: prob will be by end of the weekend guy Daniel Bienvenu: well, my presentation about sounds is not done yet... only 10 slides done and the subject is not cover yet. Dr. D.: Guy, if I knew for sure that Rin would be here, I would take ADAMcon 21 for sure. Meeka: ya, tell me about it.... Dr. D.: But I don't know for sure...so I can't take it. Meeka: Ryan/Michael got in trouble this afternoon Daniel Bienvenu: I hope to finish it tonight before sleeping
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changed username to DougS Pamela the Poor: Hi Doug Meeka: hi dear :-) Dr. D.: Hello Doug Guy Foster: Wow, that issue with Erin still hasn't been resolved... unbelievable. Dr. D.: The mill grinds slowly. Judy: what did they do? Pamela the Poor: and FYI all of you driving, there's construction through St. Catharines, it's down to 80 km/hr just before the Ontario St. exit so be advised rich-c: I though Daniel swanted it in Quebec City? Pamela the Poor: also, remember you want Ontario Street in St. Catharines, exit 47 - there are some earlier ones for Vineland etc - don't take those Guy Foster: Vancouver 2009! Meeka: they were playing in the basement room and when I went down to change laundry I found then digging at the back side of my exercise step with the darts from the dart board rich-c: hi Doug Judy: what were they digging? Meeka: caught them both red-handed rich-c: well by next year you'll have a new president and new dminisgtration - that should help Meeka: i have one of the foam steps for exercising Dr. D.: We are waiting on the call for an interview at the US Consulate in Montreal. Dr. D.: The paperwork to get that in the works was finally sent in 2 weeks ago. Meeka: they were stabbing the darts into it Judy: did they ruin it/ Dr. D.: I have proof of delivery... Meeka: no, they didnt Judy: not cool Meeka: they were not impressed with me for a while though Pamela the Poor: about as impressed as you were with them, right Meeka? Judy: you punished them, i take it? Meeka: they had to go sliently sit on chairs and be quiet for 5 minutes Dr. D.: "The Emperor is not as forgiving as I" Judy: that it? Meeka: and josh not to be outdone tried to "police/tattle tale" untill he was told he would join them Pamela the Poor: you had all three, Meeka? You brave soul you Judy: why didn't you call, I would have come and got the little runt Meeka: they usually not that tough Dr. D.: gotta take a break, wash done in the dryer now Meeka: i was fine Pamela the Poor: like everyone else, ya gotta do laundry before you can pack : ) Judy: you might not want to do that again any time soon rich-c: Daniel, you got my message, all clear for pickup tomorrow? Meeka: after that i deceide that they needed to burn off energy so we went to the park and ran them ragged Meeka: affter that they were angels Daniel Bienvenu: happy birthday to me! happy birthday Daniel! happy birthday to me! :-) Judy: that is what they needed from the start Meeka: probably Guy Foster: Daniel: Trying to tell us something? Daniel Bienvenu: yes Rich, I've got your email, with your cellphone number Pamela the Poor: Oh Daniel, I forgot! Joyeux anniversaire! rich-c: right Daniel - joyeux fete atoi! Meeka: i didnt realize it right away though, they were playing so nice when they first got here Guy Foster: Dan: How old? Daniel Bienvenu: june 18 , 1975 - 2008 Pamela the Poor: I did remember earlier but I'd already signed off of g-mail Judy: Michael was looking for trouble this morning already, was throwing things to get our attention BobS: happy b-day Daniel rich-c: we will try to do it by sight alone, Daniel, but if that doesn't work, the phone is the backup Meeka: ya, see if I had known that I would have run the ragged to start with Pamela the Poor: would you like an ADAMcon printout sign Dad? : ) Daniel Bienvenu: it's a rare event to have a birthday the same day of a chat session, and almost at the same time everybody is going to a convention. Judy: Sher should have told you when she dropped them off Guy Foster: Daniel: Scared of flying or something? :) Daniel Bienvenu: my first travel by plane Pamela the Poor: really? Pamela the Poor: are you worried? rich-c: naw, he's got two good Canadian-made azircraft for his trip Judy: happy birthday, Daniel Meeka: yes, happy birthday Pamela the Poor: I hope you love it - I do Guy Foster: What type of plane will you be flying on Dan? rich-c: he gets to ride a DAHS-8 - they tdesgt-fly all of them right over my house rich-c: DASH-8, sorry! Daniel Bienvenu: well, I'm enthousiast. I will see the new airport managment here. Guy Foster: Ahhh, cool... I booked my flight with Air Canada and in a few weeks will be on board a Boieng 777, quite excited about that. The thing is HUGE! Pamela the Poor: where are you going Guy? rich-c: where are you off to, Guy? Guy Foster: Pam: Taking off to Sydney, Austalia with the family. rich-c: yeah, you need a 777 for a trip like that Pamela the Poor: with both kids? Guy Foster: Obviously. :) Pamela the Poor: oy Guy Foster: Wouldn't have it any other way!!! I'd miss them too much, and we are going for 6 weeks/. BobS: long flight with the kids mon Pamela the Poor: I envy you the trip to Australia, but not an incredibly long flight with two small children Guy Foster: Once you're on the plane and it takes off, there's no turning back! Pamela the Poor: Rich, are you back? rich-c: should hve gone with Singpaore Airlines and their A380, Guy - is it true gthey have a built-in park for the kids to play? Guy Foster: I'm more comfortable flying Air Canada! Dr. D.: back from folding and putting away last of the wash Pamela the Poor: just how long is the flight? Pamela the Poor: Rich, is Erin home yet? rich-c: given their safety record, Air Canada does make sense Judy: good for you Dr D Guy Foster: Mtl - Vancouver, it's about 5:30 hours and then... 15 hours from Vancouver to Sydney. Dr. D.: No, I have not heard a peep since 5 PM today. Pamela the Poor: hmm, okay rich-c: Pam, any idea when Ron ws to arive? Pamela the Poor: no I don't Dad Pamela the Poor: I checked at the desk when we got back - he hadn't checked in yet DougS: Dr. D. Did you ever get any luck finding the source for the centerslot ide software? rich-c: I have the feeling his plane was to be very late in the day
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changed username to Troy Pamela the Poor: Hi Troy Meeka: hi troy Troy: Hello everyone Pamela the Poor: we were just talking about your questions : ) rich-c: hello troy, how are you doing? Troy: Good timing I guess Dr. D.: Yikes Doug, I had forgotten about your request. Troy: Very good thanks Rich, how are you feeling? Meeka: we figured as much Meeka: you have had a bunch going on though Judy: hi, Troy Troy: Hi Judy rich-c: managed some quidet exploration around teh St. Catharines area, troy - will be ready for these folks to arrive Pamela the Poor: Troy, where are you located again? Dr. D.: I have got it around here somewhere, probably on the HD for my 486 system whose motherboard died...the HDs are SCSI and I pulled them and copied the data. Judy: did you find some good things for us, Rich? Troy: I'm in Guelph ON. I guess everyone is getting geared up for the Con eh? Dr. D.: I think those archive DVDs are in my office at CWRU. I'll look when I go in to work tomorrow morning. Pamela the Poor: oh yeah, we're already at the hotel Meeka: hows the pool Troy: Very cool, if I didn't already have commitments this weekend I would have loved to come Pamela the Poor: haven't had a chance to use it yet - had a busy day! Dr. D.: I have to work until about 11 AM, then I can leave for Canada. rich-c: haven't even looked at that - but the hotel restaurant is decent Pamela the Poor: had a meeting first thing this morning with the catering manager, then off to the US Troy: Dr. D, thanks again for all of your help so far with my Adam questions. I appreciate it Judy: hope I can go in the pool rich-c: you should find the reception staff pretty good when you come in - they are quite nice Meeka: you still itchy Judy: yes Pamela the Poor: it's just over 4 feet deep at the deep end - more of a wading pool than anything Dr. D.: as long as it is deep enough to swim without hitting the bottom with your arms, that will be okay by me Pamela the Poor: everyone I have worked with so far has been excellent Meeka: well we can make do with that Dr. D.: bathing suit is packed Judy: would be good to exercise in Troy: Is there anyone coming to St. Catherines that has never been to Canada? Judy: no Dr. D.: I think all the US folk coming have been. Dr. D.: BTW George Koczwara says hi Dr. D.: I stopped over to see him for a couple hours last night. Daniel Bienvenu: Rich, Pam, did you scan around the hotel for any good spot for eat, and a depanneur? Pamela the Poor: oh! when did you talk to him Rich? BobS: too bad he is not cominbg Judy: say hi back Dr. D.: He had something to give me, but when I got there, it wasn't where he remembered it being :-S rich-c: yes, it is the 20th annual convention, and there have been cons in Toronto, Waterloo, Whitby, Ottawa Dr. D.: He just retired, had some schedule and maybe $$$ conflicts. BobS: Vancouver Island rich-c: and oh yes, Comox, can't forget that! Dr. D.: But he says he is as interested in coming as ever...but would like to see something on this side of the border again :-) Troy: That's great that you are still getting together. I suppose its a nice social event for you all. Pamela the Poor: there are a number of restaurants and fast food joints immediately around the hotel Daniel Pamela the Poor: as for a depanneur, I haven't found one yet but haven't looked that hard either Dr. D.: George looks good, maybe greyer than in Whitby but otherwise the same. Linda is about the same. Guy Foster: Depanneurs don't exist outside of Quebec Dan. rich-c: what did you want a depanneur for, Daniel? Dr. D.: They have lots of grandkids to keep them busy, I gather. Pamela the Poor: a variety store by any other name . . . Guy Foster: Convenience store perhaps? Pamela the Poor: I would have loved to have had George and Herman here for this one rich-c: like if he needs a beer store, there are lots around and the LCBO has some too Pamela the Poor: by the way Dad, we are changing rooms tomorrow Pamela the Poor: moving across the hall Dr. D.: Used up a room already Pam? Judy: yes, it would have been good to see them again rich-c: which reminds me, Pam, I didn't notice a Ber STore or LCBO on OntRIO sT. Dr. D.: Herman is still interested in ADAM, too, just a lot of life has overtaken him. Judy: why are you changing rooms Dr. D.: She and Russell fought over the TV remote :-) Meeka: for the challenge of it :-P Pamela the Poor: moving us to one with a fridge and microwave - Dr. D.: And there are too many holes in the drywall now Pamela the Poor: we never fight over the remote : ) Dr. D.: I have no remote: my TV has mechanical tuner, klunk-klunk-klunk BobS: ya right Troy: What hotel are you staying in? Pamela the Poor: tis true Judy: I seee Dr. D.: Honest Injun: 13" Zenith portable rich-c: we brought our own cooler - and toaster Pamela the Poor: Quality Inn Parkway Hotel and Conference Centre Dr. D.: It has even been to a couple of ADAMcons Pamela the Poor: but he must pay a penalty to regain custody of it : ) Dr. D.: Sounds entertaining Judy: sounds like a story there Pamela the Poor: <studys the ceiling with great interest> rich-c: Daniel, why do you need a depanneur? Judy: we will have to get the scoop out of you later Daniel Bienvenu: a depanneur can be usefull... something I learned with the last adamcon Meeka: mom, did you find those papers for the game rich-c: we don't call hem that but tghere are lots of Ontario equivalents near the hotel Pamela the Poor: have you found a variety store Dad? rich-c: it favces on big plaza and is adjacent to another Pamela the Poor: and if so, where? rich-c: no but we weredown to teh plaza with the Superstgore today Dr. D.: I presume "depanneur" is a "5-and-dime" or Woolworth's etc.? Pamela the Poor: we found the Zehrs Pamela the Poor: no, convenience store, Rich rich-c: and I have hardly examined our walking distance plazas in any detail Dr. D.: There are signs for a few Zehrs visible from the QEW in that region Pamela the Poor: variety, corner store . . . by any other name Guy Foster: well guys, have yourselves a great adamcon, too bad I couldn't make it this year, hopefully next year! I will be on for the Saturday chat... Pamela the Poor: Chat at eight, Guy Dr. D.: See you Saturday Guy Judy: found it , was right next to the Adam, right where it should be Pamela the Poor: if that changes I'll send an e-mail Guy Foster: good luck Dan with the flight and all.
Guy Foster left chat session Daniel Bienvenu: thanks Guy rich-c: good on you, Guy and you and the family have a safe trip down to Oz and back Meeka: cool, throw it in your suitcase pleaase Daniel Bienvenu: ... too late. Judy: will do Pamela the Poor: Judy what time are you leaving tomorrow? Meeka: midnight Pamela the Poor: ick Meeka: or there abouts Judy: when ever we get picked up Pamela the Poor: still, you should make good time Meeka: we planning on heading to pick them up between 10:00 and 10:30 BobS: PM rich-c: I notice traffic is moving somewhat mopre slowly on the higways now Pamela the Poor: coming in your van, right? Troy: I hope everyone enjoys themselves over the next few days. Travel safe everyone! rich-c: folks are remembering a lighter foot means a lighter gas bill BobS: walking Pamela the Poor: thanks Troy - sure you won't change your mind and join us? Judy: thanks Troy BobS: si, senor....here also, a lot of folks are dialing down to 60mph I have noticed Meeka: so we will pack them up, get our first round of cappachino's and hit the road Meeka: yes Pam Dr. D.: Truck traffic on I-90 has been greatly reduced the last few months. rich-c: remember At that hour not all the Tim Hortons will be open Dr. D.: So the 5-hour drive to Toronto is actually somewhat soothing now. Judy: gas stations are Troy: It's my mom's birthday and a late father's day celebration this weekend so I'll miss it. Maybe next year. Goodnight. BobS: can get a cappichino before hitting the canadian border Dr. D.: Nite Troy Pamela the Poor: goodnight!
Troy left chat session BobS: nite Troy rich-c: and you have to stop for gas then anyway rich-c: leaving Troy? goodnight, then Pamela the Poor: remember there's no rest stop on the 402 - the first one you'll hit will be just past Thamesford on the 401 Daniel Bienvenu: Dale may be online with us very late, so I will be quiet for a moment to continue my work, then check the chat again. rich-c: so Rich, you're coming to St. Catharines and Erin is coming dow on her own? Pamela the Poor: oh dear, and don't have the schedule ready for him yet Dr. D.: I don't have the Pittsburgh version of my talk ready yet either, so don't feel bad... Meeka: lol, you wouldnt be the first to finish the schedule as the con is starting pam Pamela the Poor: must work on that first thing in the a.m. Pamela the Poor: well I know Neil is going first : ) Dr. D.: I have a long 1-hour version, though, so I am covered for ADAMcon :-S rich-c: since you mention that, I notice Guy isn't with us - could he be on his way already? Pamela the Poor: now all you have to do is condense : ) Dr. D.: Yeah, but I was waiting for some input from my colleague at Wright State, and he has not given me any feedback. Pamela the Poor: I was wondering the same thing, Dad rich-c: he is driving, isn't he? Pamela the Poor: yes Dr. D.: It is easy to give a 15-minute talk...especially since I am starting from a 1-hour version...but he has more experience at national meetings than me, and I am in the running for a bigger prize than the paper has already won... rich-c: well, if he planned to arrive tomorrow, he may well have left today to overnight on the road Dr. D.: So I wanted to maximize my chances. Pamela the Poor: unless he's still driving, I would have expected him to be here though Dr. D.: BTW you who attended ADAMcon XIII will be sad to learn that the old LEGO robot lab facility has finally been gutted :-( They took everything away without telling me and it is just a bare room now. Dr. D.: I have no clue what happened to the LEGOs etc. Meeka: awwww, how sad Dr. D.: I was supposed to be notified...I found out by accident when I went up to the lab 2 weeks ago on a whim (my card access still worked). rich-c: ah, what a pity - but no teacher, no course, and no requirement, I assume? Pamela the Poor: it's a shame - that was a fun afternoon rich-c: but taking away the Legos is dirty pool Dr. D.: Well, after I became a Full-Time Lecturer in Fall 2004, and did the course my last time (#19), I had to teach Biology courses. My co-instructors did it one more time on their own, Fall 2005. Judy: that is too bad Judy: it was fun Dr. D.: They didn't even bother to videotape the Egg Hunt (which they held in the lab, didn't even bother to go to the Science Center). Dr. D.: They were basically too lazy to do any of the stuff that I did when I was involved. Dr. D.: Then one of them left CWRU...the one who at least did 10% of the work of the triumvirate (I did 85%). Dr. D.: So the 5% of course would not be bothered...and the course went extinct. Judy: and the students loose Dr. D.: Yes, IMHO. Dr. D.: It was 10 years of my life...but I had to get out from under it, I was doing all the work and getting no credit or advancement. Judy: or lose Judy: what a shame Dr. D.: Memories...sigh Dr. D.: Well, I have all the photos and videos. Dr. D.: Including the stuff from our session at ADAMcon XIII. Pamela the Poor: and we have tons of pictures from the convention lab Meeka: yup Dr. D.: But I cannot ever offer anything like that again at a Cleveland ADAMcon, all the infrastructure is gone. Meeka: and doug and dads monster vechicle too BobS: nothing stasy the same Rich; and the memories are as good as the original......and cannot be repeated or duplicated Dr. D.: I can't top it though :-) BobS: it was an awesome experience and a truly great memory of an ADAMCON Meeka: lol, each con has its own unique value, no need for topping the last one Pamela the Poor: so what are we going to do in Cleveland next time? Dr. D.: No idea Pam. Pamela the Poor: virtual dissection? rich-c: wel, maybe you won't get a chance to top it for a while Pamela the Poor: all the fun without the smell : ) Dr. D.: As I said earlier, I would take 21 if I knew Rin would be here by then. I don't want to do it all alone, and have something she couldn't attend. Meeka: thats understandable Pamela the Poor: (I can hear the chorus of "Ewwwww!" from here) : ) Dr. D.: She is better at organizing stuff like that than me anyway, or at least more comfortable than me. I can do it, but I don't really like it. rich-c: that makes sense
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changed username to Dale Dale: Hi all. Meeka: hello Dr. D.: Hi Dale. Dale: Good to see that the chat server is up. Pamela the Poor: Hi Dale BobS: hi Dale rich-c: I'd love to see Daneil try but three Canadian šons in a row? Judy: hi, Dale BobS: you question it????? rich-c: hello Dale rich-c: yes and teh inernet connection at the hotel is up too Dale: A crazy last day at work, followed by Jeffrey's soccer pictures, followed by "Walking with Dinosaurs the Live Experience" Pamela the Poor: where was the last, Dale? Dr. D.: "Walking With Remote-Controlled Latex-Covered Dinosaur Robots" Dale: Where was the last? I had to give my staff instructions until July 2. Pamela the Poor: was that at the Science Center? Dale: The dinosaurs are at the ACC. It is a show. Pamela the Poor: ah - cool Dr. D.: We had soomething like that at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History within the last decade, a touring show, very impressive. Pamela the Poor: long haul for you from Whitby
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greetings!!!! Pamela the Poor: there's Guy! Dr. D.: So Guy is *NOT* en route. Meeka: hello Pamela the Poor: hi, where are you? rich-c: hello Guy, where are you? Dale: Yeah, the animated dinosaurs where at the Toronto Zoo about 2 years ago. This is a little different. Guy B.: Sorry I running late today. Got new tires for my car this afternoon and it took nearly 3 hours to get them mounted Pamela the Poor: holy cow Dr. D.: I am hoping for no car troubles :-) Guy B.: But, I feel better that I got them. Judy: hi, Guy Pamela the Poor: we do too : ) rich-c: so when do you leave for the šon? Dr. D.: Baby got a new pair of shoes Dale: You get to see a T-rex try to eat an Anklyosaur, and some Utahraptors feast on another poor herbovore. Guy B.: Just a quick cleaning tomorrow morning before I take off Pamela the Poor: any idea what your ETA is Guy? Daniel Bienvenu: hello Dale, I'm working on the slides for the sounds presentation. I try to find a way to make it easy to follow for everybody, not only the programmers Guy B.: I'm estimating between 8-10 hours. I'm planning to leave at 6:30 AM Chicago time Dale: That would always be welcome Daniel. Dr. D.: I am presuming there is a video projector again Dale: I am bringing my video projector. rich-c: what is your ETA for St. Catharines then, Guy? Guy B.: Bringing 24 music CD's with me Dr. D.: I have my PowerBook video adapter for SVGA etc. Dale: Almost an AdamCon tradition. Guy B.: Just gave it Rich Dr. D.: Someday I will have a real blackboard and chalk :-) Dale: If all goes smoothly tomorrow we will leave between 4pm and 6pm. rich-c: yes, I was typing and didn't see Pamela the Poor: sorry Rich : ) - you didn't ask! Dr. D.: hehe Dale: Jill figures it'll take 6 hours to drive there, but I insist that mapquest says it is just around the corner.... Dr. D.: Ordinarily it is a pain to make a PowerPoint presentation from scratch. rich-c: so you should arrive about 6.30 allowing for unanticipaed delays that always happen Dr. D.: But this year I am reusing one I already made for a Biology Department Seminar, so it is no problem. Pamela the Poor: six hours??? Pamela the Poor: it's just over an hour from our place to the hotel (Weston Road) so add Toronto traffic to that Guy B.: Got my presentation just about done Dale: I think Jill is planning to go to Elrya, OH rich-c: well, he has to come through Toronto, where every hour is rush hour Pamela the Poor: and the amount of time it takes to cover Whitby to Weston Road Dr. D.: Elyria, what is there? (besides where we had ADAMcon VIII) Pamela the Poor: Elyria? Dale: Well, that was where I proposed to Jillian, I guess. rich-c: it's a pseudonym for Cleveland - sort of like Weston vis a vis Toronto Dr. D.: Elyria is an hour west of Cleveland :-) just like Mentor (ADAMcon IV) was an hour east of Cleveland Dale: So what is the name of the hotel again? Dr. D.: At least XIII hotel was actually in the Cleveland city limits :-) Pamela the Poor: Quality Inn Parkway Hotel and Conference Centre Dr. D.: I have bookmarked some MapQuest directions to it. Pamela the Poor: Exit 47 off the QEW then south on Ontario Street about three blocks on the right hand side Dr. D.: Seems pretty straightforward, exit 47 on the QEW and go south. Pamela the Poor: right next to the Boston Pizza and Timmy's rich-c: exit 47, Ontario St. from teh QEW - right in the consruction as soon as you cross the bridge - be in the right lane Dale: There. Mapquest estimates 1:58, so less than two hours from my house. Pamela the Poor: assuming no traffic : ) Judy: what is in Elrya, OH? Pamela the Poor: if you use it, the 407 is a viable alternative Dale Dale: The location of AdamCon 8, and where I proposed to Jillian. rich-c: I've been travelling the QEW since it was just two lanes each way, and I found it confusing Pamela the Poor: it drops you onto the QEW just this side of Burlington - avoids Toronto altogether Judy: OK Dale: I will use the 407. I have a transponder and everything. Pamela the Poor: and Hamilton Pamela the Poor: oh, go for it Pamela the Poor: we left Toronto at 2:27 pm yesterday, pulled in here at about 3:35 Dale: Mapquest suggests that we stay on the 407 only until the 400. Dale: Interesting. Pamela the Poor: tell Mapquest to go jump Dale: Then take the 427 down to the QEW. rich-c: 407 doesn't become useful till you cross the 400 rich-c: nope, you want teh 403 (but then you'll knosw that) Pamela the Poor: au contraire, it's very useful Dale: Jillian wants to know what the mascott for AdamCon 20 is. rich-c: wonder who did up the Mapquest database? Pamela the Poor: mascot? Dr. D.: I have a small plushy Barney the Dinosaur in the car, one that belonged to the girls :-) Pamela the Poor: where's the dinosaur? Dale: From my house, the 407 is straight west, so that's how I get to work. Dr. D.: I use him to razz bad drivers, the girls think it is hilarious. Dr. D.: He rides hanging onto my rearview mirror. Daniel Bienvenu: I'm still working on my presentation. In fact, I will probably finish it after a good sleep. good night! Dr. D.: Elanor gave back the big 12 dinosaur, you will have to ask Dale. Dale: See you tomorrow Daniel. Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit! and see you tomorow! Pamela the Poor: a demain, Daniel - goodnight! rich-c: OK Daniel, I'll be waiting for you at the airport tomorrow Judy: night Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: I hope my luggage will travel as fast as me. Meeka: night Pamela the Poor: we hope so too Daniel : ) rich-c: fear not, it will - just don't you miss your change of planes Dale: Jillian is working on a craft for her persentation I guess. Dale: She wants to know if there is a colour for AC20. Pamela the Poor: Dark forest green Pamela the Poor: or failing that, green of any shade Dr. D.: we need the RGB values Pam :-) Pamela the Poor: fake it : ) Meeka: 934 or 935 i would guess :-P Dr. D.: My guess is, think the ADAMcon 6 T-shirt color. Dr. D.: BTW I am bringing my T-shirt collection, but there are now not enough days in the convention (or half-days) to wear them all in one convention the way I used to. Dale: Jillian says "But what if the pantone colours don't match!" :-D rich-c: by the way, has anyone heard fromean? Pamela the Poor: um - pantone colours? Dr. D.: And I still cannot find my ADAMcon 14 T-shirt...Christina says she might have it by accident. Judy: Bob has quite a bunch along also rich-c: sorry - heard from Jean Pamela the Poor: not for a couple of days Dad Meeka: i only packed about 6 of doug's Pamela the Poor: why? Dr. D.: Pantone is a printing color standard Pam. Judy: don't know how he will wear alll of them Pamela the Poor: ok - fruit of the loom forest green - does that help? Pamela the Poor: one after each session, Judy : ) Dr. D.: Tell us the equivalent Crayola crayon :-) Meeka: i told ya, 934 or 935 are the dmc dark forest green colors Dale: Absolutely, Pam. Pamela the Poor: I don't have a box of crayons handy Dr. D.: Or DMC color would work too :-) Judy: crayons, ooh, don't like red crayons Meeka: its scarry, but i do so much crafting i have a ton of the number memorized and use them to associate with colors Meeka: no, no crayons for mom Dale: We'll remember. Dr. D.: crayons mean kids writing on walls right? Judy: not in the dryer Pamela the Poor: I don't have my colour chart handy Judy: with my white clothes Pamela the Poor: Meeka, can you match the AC 6 T to the colour chart? I suspect Dr. D is right BobS: crayons + dryer = YUCKY Meeka: i dont ahve a 6 shirt Dr. D.: probably means new dryer Pamela the Poor: crayons and dryer = disaster BobS: dryer IS brand new BobS: gott clean it Meeka: we only have from 9 - 16 i believe Judy: yes, it was Dr. D.: Go to Home Depot and buy xylene. Dr. D.: Get blue nitrile gloves (NOT LATEX) Dr. D.: Lots of ventilation and disposable rags/paper towels Dr. D.: xylene will dissolve the wax, but it is very irritating to skin and respiratory tract Dr. D.: Use as little as possible. Dr. D.: Latex gloves will dissolve. Dr. D.: Nitrile will dissolve too, but not as quickly. Dr. D.: Use multiple layers of glovesss rich-c: in fact, with xylene ake the dyer outside to be safe - the stuff is flammable too Dr. D.: YES you must let it dry out totally before energizing dryer with heat rich-c: otherwise you get a real bang out of it Dr. D.: You don't want to try to clean it in an enclosed basement, the fumes will kill you Judy: came out of the dryer with oxy clean, very easy, but clothes was something else Dr. D.: And it is VERY irritating to skin Dr. D.: Clothes may be a total loss unless you immerse them in organic solvents. Dr. D.: Paraffin wax is very hard to get out of cloth. rich-c: and isn't xylene carcinogenicv? Dr. D.: Yes it is eventually, like all organic solvents (benzene, toluene, paint thinner, lacquer thinner) rich-c: basically they are coal tar chemicals Dr. D.: They are great degreasers, but very irritating to stuff that is alive. Judy: Meeka had the right stuff for the job Meeka: yup, i the miricle worker Judy: my new blouse and knit top came clean with much scrubbing Dr. D.: Well, if you managed to get it out of the dryer, that is the important thing. Meeka: saved her new blouse Pamela the Poor: care to take on the wood stain on my t-shirt, Meeka? : ) Dale: I used wet towels to clean out the crayons last time it came up (but older ones). Judy: \the other shirt is much better treated it again and soaked it in oxyclean again is almost all out Dr. D.: I would try paint thinner or lacquer thinner. Judy: just a little yellow left Meeka: cool Judy: bleach didn't touch it Pamela the Poor: it's latex stain - dunno if paint thinner will work on it Pamela the Poor: but it's a thought to try Pamela the Poor: now if I could just get the drops off the ceiling . . . Judy: no, nothing will take that out, Pam Guy B.: Dale, has the schedule been made yet? Pamela the Poor: No Guy, I have not finished the schedule yet Pamela the Poor: I expect to tomorrow Guy B.: Just was curious about that Pamela the Poor: do you have a preference? Guy B.: No preference at all Dale: Well, Pam, you must finish the schedule by Monday at the very latest ;-) Dale: After that, it won't matter. :-) Pamela the Poor: LOL Dr. D.: haha rich-c: anyway, spontaneous, impromptu events are so much fun Pamela the Poor: I know Neil is going first, does that help? Dale: But it is useful to have a schedule before Friday. rich-c: Pam, do you know what Ron plans to do? Pamela the Poor: no, just that he needs an hour I believe rich-c: well, that in itself is helpful Judy: we are always running late so allow some extra time Pamela the Poor: I will probably work on it while waiting for arrivals tomorrow Pamela the Poor: I suspect I will spend a lot of time in the lobby tomorrow BobS: tis to the popint that we can have free time but we fill it up anyway rich-c: just allow double the time each one says he needs Pamela the Poor: schedule for one, plan for two : ) Pamela the Poor: or is that plan for two, schedule for one? rich-c: just don't make anything Reaaly Important too early in the morning Pamela the Poor: what do you consider really important? : ) BobS: everything Dr. D.: ha Meeka: play time rich-c: I'll plead the Fifth on that one Dr. D.: crispy bacon Meeka: capachino Pamela the Poor: there's a Tim Hortons down the street and a Timothy's on site rich-c: there's a Timothy's in the lobby, on the way to your rooms Pamela the Poor: should take care of the cappucino requirement : ) rich-c: Tim Hortons offers it cold with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles, I believe Pamela the Poor: among other things : ) Meeka: sounds yummy Pamela the Poor: oh yeah rich-c: can't be sue even though we had lunch in TH today Pamela the Poor: we had lunch at TGI Fridays BobS: wel kids, gonna go to bed sol that I can work hard and sleep tomorrow night and come to ADAM CON !!!!!!! rich-c: do they have that chain in Canada? Pamela the Poor: good idea Bob Dr. D.: nite Bob Pamela the Poor: no : ( Dr. D.: I am still waiting up for Rin :-( rich-c: take care and drie real carefully, Bob Dale: Please set aside an hour on Sunday for ANN meeting. Pamela the Poor: drive safely Bob, we'll see you at breakfast on Friday morning BobS: so good night and see you Driday for breakfast !!!!!!! Pamela the Poor: already done Dale
BobS left chat session Meeka: night dad Guy B.: See you Friday Bob Pamela the Poor: goodnight Judy Judy: night all see you real soon!!!! Dr. D.: Good night Judy Guy B.: Night Judy Meeka: see you bright and late in the evening :-P
Judy left chat session rich-c: night Bob (also I suspect Judy, Doug and Meeka) Pamela the Poor: safe trip to you all, Slopsemas! Meeka: ya, prob time for us to go to rich-c: 'bot time I packed it in too, I think Guy B.: Bye Meeka and Doug Pamela the Poor: nite Meeka, Doug Dr. D.: nite to those departing :-) Guy B.: I'm going to get goimg myself in a few minutes
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DougS left chat session rich-c: right - so goodnight Guy, Rich, Dale and Pam Guy B.: I will have my cellphone with me Dr. D.: I can't think of anything. Guy B.: Night Rich Dr. D.: Good night, Richard. Pamela the Poor: goodnight Daddy, will see you in the morning rich-c: night all - colour me gone Dale: Goodnight Richard. Pamela the Poor: Guy, I have my cell phone with me and your number is on it
rich-c left chat session Guy B.: Got yours too Pamela the Poor: (note to self, charge cell) Pamela the Poor: I'll keep it with me at all times in case anyone needs me Pamela the Poor: Guy, drive safe and take it easy Guy B.: I will Pam. Guy B.: Got some updated directions from Jeanene's house. Dropping Annie off there tomorrow morning Pamela the Poor: big thanks to Jeanene too Pamela the Poor: okay folks, i'm outta here. Still checking the e-mail twice a day and will keep my cell phone with me Guy B.: Will do. Annie's looking forward to spend time with some other dogs she plays with Guy B.: Ok Pam. See you tomorrow Dr. D.: Good night, Pam. Guy B.: See you all tomorrow Pamela the Poor: I'm sure : ) good night, Guy Dr. D.: Guess I will sign off too. Guy B.: Poof Pamela the Poor: Rich, same goes for you - drive safe Dr. D.: See everyone late tomorrow night. Guy B.: You too Dr. D
Guy B. left chat session Pamela the Poor: we'll look for you then Dr. D.: Thanks...I still need to talk to Rin to finalize the arrangements for tomorrow. Dr. D.: She evidently has not come home yet. Dale: See you tomorrow Dr D. Dr. D.: Nite Dale. Pamela the Poor: remember we have her suitcase Dr. D.: Yes. Pamela the Poor: okay. see you tomorrow : ) Dr. D.: Bye Dr. D.: <poof>
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