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Webheads chat logs from July 15, 2001

Meet the people in the chat today

Vance Maggi Michael Ying Lan John Peter
UAE Germany Australia Taiwan Puerto Rico Japan

Vance was in Houston visiting his parents this Sunday, but got up at 7 a.m. to meet the Webheads as usual at noon GMT. John was also on vacation but still in Puerto Rico. He was waiting in Homestead and Tapped In, where Ying, Maggi, and Michael appeared shortly after. Vance's cat Muscat was still there from July 1st, but was so hungry it ate John's recorder.

We had an interesting discussion of China's recent success at securing the Olympic concession for 2008, and Ying Lan expressed relief that the mainland would therefore not attack Taiwan before then (but we reminded her that Russia attacked Afghanistan just before the Moscow Olympics of 1980). We also had a discussion of vocabulary in context, especially collocations, and Vance brought up the concordance tool at to look for what words commonly follow 'overly' and 'dear'. Ying Lan needed a template for an 'agency contract' and Maggi helped her to locate one on the Internet. Toward the end of our chat, Peter Williams dropped by from Japan, and we also had another visitor in Homestead whom we missed because we were all in Tapped In. But who was that visitor? Was it you?

Click here for logs from: Making contact with Yahoo| Homestead | Tapped In

Making contact with Yahoo

vance_stevens: Hey Peter, we're in Tapped in if you'd like to join us

hdep65: yup, may be over in a sec Vance, just purusing job opportunities at the mo.

vance_stevens: I'm leaving Yahoo now to try and run ICQ

vance_stevens: see you in a bit

hdep65: k

Click here for logs from: Making contact with Yahoo| Homestead | Tapped In

Homestead chat logs

Connecting to chat server...

Connected and signed in.

You have joined the chat room as Anonymous2658.

Members of room: Anonymous2658 John

You have changed your name to Vance in Houston.

Anonymous39 has joined the chat room.

Anonymous39 is now known as ying.

<ying> Hello

<Vance in Houston> Hi Ying Lan

<ying> Vance... you went home...

<Vance in Houston> John and I are in Tapped In

<ying> ohhh tapped in.

<Vance in Houston> Yeah, I'm at my parents' house in Houston

<Vance in Houston> How are you today?

ying has left the chat room.

<John> Hi, Ying. Sorry I didn't see you come in..

<Vance in Houston> I think she's heading for Tapped In

<John> Seems to be.

<John> You signed out of tapped in?

<Vance in Houston> problem with the applet when I tried to detach the window

<John> I won't try detaching then.

John has left the chat room.

Anonymous46 has joined the chat room.

Anonymous46 is now known as Michael C.

<Michael C> Hello Vance in Houston.

<Michael C> (we have a problem)

<Michael C> ...and where's everyone else?

<Michael C> Tapped In maybe?

Michael C has left the chat room.

Anonymous27 has joined the chat room.

<Anonymous27> Hi, Is there anybody here?

Anonymous27 has left the chat room.

Connection closed. Press reload to reconnect.

Click here for logs from: Making contact with Yahoo| Homestead | Tapped In

Tapped In chat logs

Connected to TAPPED IN on Sun Jul 15 05:00:16 2001 PDT.

JohnSte arrives from nowhere.

White Book of Tarkin Ru follows JohnSte to here.

VanceS says, "Hi John"

VanceS says, "I just bailed out of homestead. Coming back in Netscape so I can check my email"

JohnSte asks, "Hi, Vance. A bit early, right?"

JohnSte says, "OK."

VanceS says, "I'm nicely jet lagged to go to bed early, get up early"

JohnSte says, "I've been up for about 2 hours now. Had to do some work before class."

VanceS asks, "before this class?"

VanceS says, "Ying Lan is in homestead"

VanceS has disconnected.

Disconnected from TAPPED IN on Sun Jul 15 05:06:57 2001 PDT.

Connected to TAPPED IN on Sun Jul 15 05:07:33 2001 PDT.

ying [guest] arrives from nowhere.

ying [guest] says, "hello"

VanceS says, "Hi there. This is a much easier place to 'take notes'"

ying [guest] says, "I missed your words"

JohnSte says, "Hi, Ying Lan."

ying [guest] says, "hello.. john"

VanceS says, "You can read them in the logs. We just got started."

ying [guest] asks, "How are you Vance?"

VanceS says, "I haven't checked ICQ. I'm fine, but jet lagged"

Maggi [guest] arrives from nowhere.

ying [guest] asks, "When did you leave for Houston?"

JohnSte says, "Hi, Maggi."

VanceS says, "My sleeping schedule is much different than everyone else's here."

Maggi [guest] says, "Hi"

ying [guest] asks, "What time is it in Houston now?"

VanceS says, "I left on Thursday night and I've slept here two nights now"

Maggi [guest] exclaims, "Hi Ying!"

VanceS says, "It's 7 in the morning."

VanceS says, "Hi Maggi"

ying [guest] says, "Maggi. ..."

Maggi [guest] says, "Hi Vance"

JohnSte says, "It's 8 in the morning here - I've been up since 6."

ying [guest] says, "You are great!!... you know why... because I am that kind of person who can not weak up early."

ying [guest] says, "or who can not get up early."

JohnSte says, "I'll go to bed later, though."

Maggi [guest] asks, "When the neighbors have a loud party even Ying?"

ying [guest] says, "No... my neighbors never have a loud party..."

VanceS says, "I'm usually that way, except i have to be at work at 7 normally"

ying [guest] asks, "that way.. which way?"

VanceS says, "And many of the things I do on weekends in Abu Dhabi require me to be up early in the morning"

JohnSte says, "My dog doesn't let me sleep very late."

VanceS says, "I mean, I'm a person who loves to sleep late"

ying [guest] asks, "It doesn't matter with a dog?"

VanceS says, "but it seems I'm always up early. Sleeping late is such a treat nowadays"

JohnSte says, "She barks a lot."

Maggi [guest] says, "get a cat John :-)"

JohnSte says, "I have one of those, too."

Maggi [guest] -)

JohnSte says, "All she does is lie around all day. She's a bit overweight - sort of a female Garfield."

VanceS says, "I had one of these too but I may have forgot to pick it up"

VanceS says, "drop muscat"

Maggi [guest] asks, "the cat?"

JohnSte says, "If you didn't pick it up, it should still be here in the office."

VanceS says, "my cat is in the what's here window, but I don't know how to call it."

VanceS says, "It's still here"

VanceS says, "I can project it but that would be silly."

JohnSte says, "Remember, cats think they are the owners of the world. They don't come - you have to go to them."

VanceS says, "That's pets for you, what to do with them"

VanceS says, "That's right. This one is acting just like the real Muscat"

JohnSte says, "I had to feed Holly before leaving my office this morning."

ying [guest] asks, "How do you know "cats think they are the owners of the world."? Could you understand Cat's language?"

JohnSte says, "Watch how they act, Ying. They don't seem to care what you think or do."

JohnSte says, "They just keep doing what they want to."

ying [guest] says, "stop"

JohnSte asks, "???"

VanceS asks, "stop what?"

JohnSte says, "I've had cats most of my life (and dogs also)."

Maggi [guest] asks, "or is it your perception of what they thin?"

Maggi [guest] says, "think..."

JohnSte says, "I imagine it is just my perception of what they think."

Maggi [guest] says, "I wonder if they really think"

VanceS says, "When my cat sees me he thinks about getting scratched"

ying [guest] arrives from nowhere.

VanceS says, "He jumps on the bed and rolls on his back with his paws in the air"

Maggi [guest] asks, "reflex or thinking?"

VanceS says, "what's the difference? I think this one is a little more thought heavy than mere reflex"

VanceS says, "a conditioned response perhaps, but requires a level of cognition"

VanceS says, "He distinguishes between people. It's only me he does this with, or members of our family."

Maggi [guest] says, "there is a difference...especially in cognitive function"

VanceS says, "in level of cognition perhaps"

VanceS says, "feed muscat"

JohnSte asks, "What are you going to feed it?"

Maggi [guest] says, "who cares..latest research shows males still have their rutting behavior"

VanceS feeds white book of tarkin ru to Muscat.

Muscat picks up White Book of Tarkin Ru and slinks away to a corner to chew...

VanceS says, "There, Muscat was just hungry"

JohnSte says, "Rather heavy eating, though. That was my recorder."

JohnSte asks, "Are you sure Muscat is a cat and not a goat?"

VanceS says, "oh, was that yours John? Oh, well, I suppose you can get another."

JohnSte says, "Yep - It'll probably return sometime."

VanceS says, "At least it's still here. I doubt if Musky will eat all of it."

Maggi [guest] asks, "what goes in must come out John?"

JohnSte says, "What I mean is - It's plastic and metal - rather hard on the chew"

JohnSte says, "Yes, Maggi, but not in very smellable condition."

Maggi [guest] says, "it is only virtual"

JohnSte says, "Ying is being very quiet this morning."

Maggi [guest] says, "hard to follow you guys no doubt"

JohnSte asks, "Vance, I see you have an exit to your workroom. Have you done much more construction work?"

VanceS says, "Probably still trying to make the connection between cognitive level of cats and male rutting behavior"

VanceS says, "Maybe I can get around to some construction on my holiday here"

VanceS says, "Before I left Abu Dhabi, I didn't have time to eat hardly"

ying [guest] asks, "Do you say... I am on my paid leave?"

JohnSte has lost his link.

VanceS says, "Yes, I am on my paid leave"

VanceS says, "I get 30 days a year"

VanceS says, "I think John lost his connection"

JohnSte has connected.

ying [guest] says, "You did not have time to eat hardly... You are weightless."

VanceS asks, "What about you, Ying Lan, do you get a paid leave?"

Maggi [guest] says, "lol"

ying [guest] says, "Yes, I have 22 days a year now."

VanceS says, "Actually I cooked a big pot of spaghetti and at from that each night my last week in Abu Dhabi"

ying [guest] says, "22 days are paid leave."

VanceS asks, "Is that 22 working days?"

VanceS asks, "in other words, 3 weeks or 4?"

ying [guest] says, "Yes.. That's 22 working days.."

ying [guest] says, "I have already takend 3 days off in this year."

ying [guest] says, "taken"

JohnSte says, "I call it paid vacation, myself."

VanceS asks, "You'll be on leave soon, right John?"

JohnSte says, "I'll be on leave starting August 13. I'm on vacation right now."

VanceS asks, "away in Pittsburg, right?"

JohnSte says, "Close - Indiana (about 60 miles east of Pittsburgh.)"

JohnSte says, "Michael is online."

VanceS says, "The core of four"

VanceS asks, "What about you Maggi, do you get a paid leave?"

VanceS pets Muscat

Meow Meow! <purrrrrr> . o O <feed me, VanceS!>

Maggi [guest] says, "you know I am freelance"

VanceS asks, "Do you give yourself a holiday now and then?"

JohnSte says, "Freelancers don"t get paid leaves."

Maggi [guest] says, "I have class at 7.30amevery daynext week"

ying [guest] asks, "what is "freelance"?"

ying [guest] asks, "You work for yourself? maggi?"

Maggi [guest] says, "it means you work for yourself"

Maggi [guest] says, "when I don't work I don't get paid"

JohnSte says, "So if you don't work, you don't get paid."

ying [guest] says, "Oh... but you get free."

VanceS asks, "Do you like your choice Maggi?"

ying [guest] says, "maggi.. let me ask you a question..."

ying [guest] says, "Nothing about freedom."

Maggi [guest] says, "go ahead Ying"

ying [guest] asks, "How do you teach your students to remember vocabulary?"

Maggi [guest] says, "in context"

ying [guest] asks, "Do you build "word family"?"

Maggi [guest] says, "that too"

ying [guest] asks, "How?"

ying [guest] says, "like but, butt, butter, butterfly..."

VanceS says, "I think Michael is around. He just passed through Homestead"

Maggi [guest] says, "collocations and phrases or chunks of language"

Maggi [guest] says, "he is coming here"

ying [guest] says, "ten tend tendency .. tenant.. tyrant.. contestant.."

VanceS says, "He said he was (left a message in the Homestead chat)"

ying [guest] asks, "collocation?"

VanceS says, "collocations are very interesting"

Maggi [guest] says, "words thgo together Ying"

Maggi [guest] says, "that go"

VanceS asks, "Do you ever use Collins collocation database on cdrom?"

ying [guest] asks, "Is it a kind of dictionary?"

Maggi [guest] asks, "me?"

ying [guest] says, "NO.. i don't."

VanceS says, "words that are commonly used together ... yes, Maggi, curious if you know of it."

Maggi [guest] says, "I know of it"

Michael [guest] arrives from nowhere.

JohnSte says, "Hi, Michael."

Maggi [guest] says, "remember I teach Business English to professionalbusiness people"

ying [guest] says, "hi michaEL."

VanceS says, "Hey there Michael"

Maggi [guest] says, "like Ying"

Michael [guest] says, "Evening/morning/good day all."

Maggi [guest] exclaims, "hi mc!"

ying [guest] says, "They are propfessional."

ying [guest] says, "I forgot to ask you..."

Michael [guest] asks, "How's Houstin Vance?"

Michael [guest] says, "er..Houston"

VanceS says, "Relaxing so far"

ying [guest] says, "Were you exciting about 2001 Olympic will take place in Beijing."

VanceS says, "not much to do. It's not my favorite place."

Maggi [guest] says, "2008 you mean"

ying [guest] says, "2008"

Michael [guest] says, "I see."

ying [guest] asks, "Where is your favorite place?"

VanceS says, "What do you think about it, Ying Lan? Too bad we don't have anyone from China here."

Maggi [guest] says, "they are all celebrating"

ying [guest] says, "We think... China government won't attack Taiwan untill 2008.. that's what I thought."

VanceS says, "That's an interesting perspective."

Maggi [guest] says, "hihi"

Michael [guest] exclaims, "Yes!"

ying [guest] says, "Because.. Olymic sporting is talking about peace"

ying [guest] says, "We have 8 peaceful years.. that's what I want."

Maggi [guest] says, "makes sense"

VanceS asks, "So will the Olympics cause China to 'lighten up' on human rights in order to meet standards of world opinion?"

VanceS asks, "Or will it cause them to crack down on human rights?"

ying [guest] says, "But the China govermant is so arrogant.."

VanceS asks, "Or is this human rights issue an American non-starter, like the embargo of Cuba for example?"

Michael [guest] says, "I was listening to someone on the radio (recently back from Beijing) and he said the Chinese people desperately wanted the Olympics."

ying [guest] says, "We don't know the leader of China will make their decsision."

Maggi [guest] says, "they really did"

Michael [guest] says, "So maybe it IS a victory for the people."

Michael [guest] .whatevers the politics.

ying [guest] says, "But they are crazy and craby."

Maggi [guest] says, "they seem to think so and maybe that is what matters most"

VanceS asks, "Is China really a threat to Taiwan?"

VanceS says, "Ying Lan thinks so ..."

ying [guest] asks, "If China would attacked Taiwan, the IOT could change their decision or not?"

Michael [guest] says, "I bet Taiwan 'perceives' China as a threat."

ying [guest] says, "China is really a threat to Taiwan.. definatley.."

VanceS says, "obviously. The American gov't perceives Cuba as a threat."

Maggi [guest] says, "it would be the end of the Olympics for them I think"

ying [guest] says, "ha.. ha.. The leader of China said.. they would blood wash Taiwan."

VanceS says, "Russia attacked Afghanistan right before an olympics"

Michael [guest] says, "I agree with Maggi...but that surely would not happen...attacking Taiwan."

Maggi [guest] asks, "o?"

VanceS says, "the Moscow Olympics, I mean"

Michael [guest] asks, "When was that?"

Maggi [guest] says, "the Olympics were not being held there"

ying [guest] asks, "So... Did IOT react the War?"

JohnSte says, "Yes they were, Maggi. That was the year the US boycotted them."

Maggi [guest] says, "that was ages ago"

VanceS asks, "Carter was president ... where were the Olympics that year?"

Michael [guest] asks, "Maybe 20 years ago?"

ying [guest] asks, "ONly boycot?"

Maggi [guest] says, "not the same thing now"

VanceS says, "Yep, Brezhniv was the Russian president, and the USA just stayed away. The Olympics carried on. Most countries attended."

ying [guest] says, "If China would attack Taiwan.. no punishment only boycott."

ying [guest] exclaims, "OH my god!!"

Maggi [guest] says, "I doubt it"

Michael [guest] says, "Yeh - from MANY countries."

Michael [guest] says, "Most of the Western world I'd say."

Maggi [guest] says, "and then some"

VanceS says, "That's just a historical perspective anyway. I can't imagine China would do such a thing as attack Taiwan."

Maggi [guest] says, "too bad Moral isn't here to calm your fears Ying..."

Michael [guest] exclaims, "Yes ...we need Moral!"

JohnSte says, "Moscow Olympics were in 1980."

Michael [guest] says, "So my guess was about right - 21 years ago."

JohnSte says, "Close enough for government work."

JohnSte says, "Took me a while to find the page with the information."

Michael [guest] says, "smiles...."

ying [guest] says, "I am a ...."

JohnSte says, "The story of the boycott can be found at"

JohnSte asks, "What are you, Ying?"

The mean VanceS teases Muscat. What a bully!

ying [guest] asks, "What a bully.. it means amazing?"

JohnSte asks, "Vance, why are you teasing Muscat?"

ying [guest] says, "What are you, ying?.. I am female."

JohnSte says, "You said "I am a . . . ""

VanceS says, "Muscat likes to be teased"

Michael [guest] asks, "Who's Muscat?"

ying [guest] says, "I mean.. I forget the word... how do you describe an infant."

JohnSte says, "Muscat is Vance's pet cat."

ying [guest] says, "Vance's pet"

Michael [guest] says, "Oh."

JohnSte asks, "young? small?"

VanceS says, "You'll have to read the chat logs from July 1 Michael"

Michael [guest] exclaims, "OK!"

JohnSte asks, "baby?"

ying [guest] says, "no"

VanceS asks, "are you trying to describe your reaction to something, YL?"

ying [guest] asks, "innocent?"

ying [guest] says, "yes,."

VanceS says, "Your feelings ... yeah, babies are innocent"

ying [guest] says, "I mean I am idiot"

JohnSte asks, "Why do you think you are an idiot?"

ying [guest] says, "the word .. innital by n... ending by y"

ying [guest] asks, "n ai i v?"

VanceS says, "naive"

VanceS asks, "naive about what?"

JohnSte says, "innocent can also mean naive."

VanceS says, "Naive is not idiot. It just means you lack experience to know about something."

Maggi [guest] says, "yep"

ying [guest] says, "I am naive about China government will attack Taiwan or not."

Michael [guest] says, "Folks - I'm gonna leave you. Others want the Net connection and I'm tired. I'll see you all soon."

VanceS says, "naive would mean that you can't imagine it will happen so you don't prepare for it. I'm probably more naive about that than you are."

JohnSte says, "OK, see you Michael."

VanceS says, "ok Michael. Nice that you could stop in."

Maggi [guest] says, "slaaplekker mc"

Michael [guest] exclaims, "Ok - bye!"

ying [guest] says, "bye"

VanceS says, "I'm on John's side of the world now so we're just gtting up."

ying [guest] says, "I am on Michael's side..."

JohnSte says, "Right, I don't think Naive is the correct word in this situation."

Maggi [guest] says, "I'm in the middle"

ying [guest] asks, "oh... I am.....?"

JohnSte says, "I can't think of the word either."

Maggi [guest] says, "maybe you are just conerned Ying"

ying [guest] asks, "conerned?"

Maggi [guest] says, "you think about it and care what happens"

ying [guest] says, "I can not find the word in my dicitonary. "conerned""

VanceS says, "concerned"

VanceS says, "we can also say 'overly concerned'"

VanceS says, "And 'overly' is one of those words where it's interesting to figure out what it collocates with"

VanceS says, "I used to know a young lady who would tell me she felt 'overly dressed'"

ying [guest] asks, "In her night gown?"

Maggi [guest] asks, "then why d she do it?"

VanceS says, "Ying Lan guessed it"

Maggi [guest] asks, "and where did you see her?"

VanceS says, "anyway, you can use a concordance program to look up words like 'overly' and see what they 'collocate' with"

VanceS says, "Maggi is perhaps overly curious"

Maggi [guest] says, "you could assume that..."

ying [guest] asks, "maggi.. did you think that Vance met the girl at night club?"

VanceS says, "she was a dear friend"

Maggi [guest] exclaims, "not in a night gown Ying!"

ying [guest] asks, "dear friend?"

VanceS says, "long long ago, in the overly distant past"

VanceS says, "a good friend"

ying [guest] says, "let him pass, maggi."

Maggi [guest] says, "yep...:-)"

JohnSte says, "Maybe she meant evening gown, Maggi."

VanceS says, "sorry, I put dear in quotes"

VanceS says, "I said, dear is another word with interesting collocations"

VanceS says, "Do you remember that concordance site? I'm going to have a look ..."

VanceS says, "This is the address:"

VanceS asks, "should I project it?"

Maggi [guest] says, "no"

ying [guest] says, "send me the url by icq,, please."

VanceS says, "ok"

VanceS says, "sorry, have to launch ICQ"

ying [guest] asks, "maggi.. why did you reply "no."?"

Maggi [guest] says, "I have several bookmarked"

VanceS says, "it says my rate limit is exceeded. Not sure what that means."

VanceS says, "maybe if I close something ..."

Maggi [guest] says, "another reason I said no"

ying [guest] says, "give me the porject to replace icq."

VanceS says, "I agree. It's hard to know how projection will disturb another's computer."

ying [guest] says, "it is simple."

VanceS says, "I might be crashing myself in a minute."

VanceS says, "My laptop is underpowered."

VanceS says, "I just closed word"

VanceS says, "That might help"

VanceS says, "now closing Yahoo. Saw Peter Williams incidentally and invited him over."

ying [guest] asks, "oh?"

VanceS says, "Now I'm on ICQ"

ying [guest] asks, "Maggi.. do you have "Agency contract" in English on your hand?"

ying [guest] asks, "in your file?"

Maggi [guest] asks, "Not here...need help?"

ying [guest] says, "yes. .."

Maggi [guest] says, "tell me.."

ying [guest] asks, "Would you send me the one?"

Maggi [guest] asks, "a contract?"

ying [guest] says, "Agency Contract."

VanceS says, "ok, I've got a list of words that go with 'overly'"

Maggi [guest] says, "I have agreement contracts"

VanceS says, "overly critical, formal, optimistic ..."

Maggi [guest] asks, "Agency as in consultant?"

ying [guest] says, "One of my client wants to be an AGENCY OF AN importer of NorwAY here."

Maggi [guest] asks, "with exclusive rights?"

ying [guest] asks, "what is exclusive rights?"

Maggi [guest] says, "it jmeans they are the only ones who can import from them"

ying [guest] says, "yes"

Maggi [guest] says, "no one else can and usually for a specified length of time"

ying [guest] says, "Do you have an example/"

JohnSte says, "Well, it is about time for me to be going. My wife wants me to take her to church."

Maggi [guest] asks, "not on this computer...are there certain terms you have difficulty with?"

Maggi [guest] says, "nice to see you John"

Maggi [guest] exclaims, "enjoy your day!"

JohnSte says, "See you all next week."

ying [guest] says, "I need to read some example.. but I don't have that kind of contract on my hands."

ying [guest] says, "have a good day. john."

JohnSte says, "Thanks Maggi, Ying. See you."

JohnSte has disconnected.

ying [guest] asks, "Can you email me some agency contract?"

ying [guest] says, "contracts"

Maggi [guest] says, "I'd have to look if I have one...mostly I use my client's contracts and those are confidential"

ying [guest] asks, "confidential?"

Maggi [guest] says, "means that no one else should read it"

ying [guest] says, "oh... give me one which is not confidential..."

Maggi [guest] says, "in confidence...almost scret"

Maggi [guest] says, "secret"

ying [guest] says, "or you can remove the name of company or something secret."

ying [guest] says, "or... just give me the simple one."

Maggi [guest] says, "not sure I have one....but I bet you can find examples online"

ying [guest] asks, "where?"

ying [guest] asks, "just type "agency contract " to search it?"

Maggi [guest] says, "go to google and type in Agency contract"

Maggi [guest] says, "yes"

ying [guest] says, "ok.. I will do it tomorrow."

VanceS says, "sounds helpful"

Maggi [guest] says, "there are sites that explain how to write one"

ying [guest] asks, "how do you know? Have you done it?"

Maggi [guest] says, "yes"

Maggi [guest] says, "for letters, reports, etc."

Maggi [guest] says, "I can send you some liks for business writing"

Maggi [guest] says, "links"

ying [guest] says, "thanks..."

ying [guest] says, "I lost your email address."

ying [guest] says, "Please send me one.. I could add you in my contact list."

Maggi [guest] says, ""

ying [guest] says, "send me email."

Maggi [guest] asks, " it on your icq?"

ying [guest] says, "no."

Maggi [guest] asks, "can you give it to me here then?"

ying [guest] says, "my email address"

ying [guest] asks, "what is it?"

Maggi [guest] says, "ok...I will send a test msg"

Maggi [guest] says, "sent"

ying [guest] says, "no.. give me business writing example about agency contract."

VanceS says, "I'm talking to my mom here. She just got up."

ying [guest] says, "so it is time to say bye to you."

Maggi [guest] says, "if you get that then I will send the links..."

ying [guest] says, "say hello to your mom. Vance."

ying [guest] says, "ok... maggi."

VanceS says, "ok, while you were talking I also looked up dear in the concordance program"

VanceS says, "If you are interested in vocabulary in context, you can make use of this tool"

Maggi [guest] says, " too...later then and have a nice evening Ying."

Maggi [guest] says, "nice day Vance"

VanceS says, "you too, see you guys"

Maggi [guest] says, "bye"

peter [guest] finds its way in.

peter [guest] asks, "how's life people?"

VanceS says, "Hi Peter"

VanceS says, "let's see who's still here"

Maggi [guest] says, "bye Peter"

peter [guest] says, "lol that was quick Maggi"

peter [guest] asks, "was it something I said?"

Maggi [guest] says, "not on flat rate now"

peter [guest] says, "OK M"

VanceS says, "Our class is normally from noon to two GMT"

Maggi [guest] says, "have to watch the time.."

peter [guest] says, "save those pfenigs"

VanceS says, "It was nice of you to come by Maggi. We appreciate it, esp on a flat rate"

Maggi [guest] says, "cents soon"

peter [guest] asks, "ahhhh the euro cometh?"

VanceS says, "I'm paying an AOL surcharge myself right now but I doubt it's all that much"

Maggi [guest] says, "yep"

peter [guest] asks, "how comes you are in Houston Vance?"

Maggi [guest] says, "so long then"

peter [guest] says, "c ya"

ying [guest] says, "hello peter."

peter [guest] says, "hello ying"

VanceS says, "My parents are here. My mom is sitting here reading the newspaper."

peter [guest] says, "how's life"

VanceS says, "Peter you should send us a pic or a url with a pic for our chat logs page."

peter [guest] exclaims, "right... didn't know you were from Houston!!!"

ying [guest] asks, "peter.. have we met before?"

peter [guest] says, "hmmmmm... have got a not entirely unpleasant one soemwhere"

VanceS says, "Let me give you the url .. I'll email it to you, the url of the chat logs from Jul 1st"

peter [guest] says, "ying, I guess so"

VanceS asks, "Have you been to Houston?"

peter [guest] says, "I sometimes pop by"

ying [guest] says, "I don't remember I know you."

peter [guest] says, "Houston.... only know it by reputation"

peter [guest] asks, "dbya country isn't it?"

VanceS says, "Peter introduced us to the video chat a couple of weeks ago"

peter [guest] asks, "tried the video chat?"

peter [guest] says, "I had a go"

peter [guest] says, "works well"

VanceS says, "That's right, Peter, a great embarrassment to the small minority of texas liberals"

peter [guest] asks, "Haven't they been hunted to extiniction yet?"

VanceS says, "gettin' close"

VanceS says, "a few of us lying low amongst the bible thumpers"

VanceS says, "That means religious people, YL"

peter [guest] says, "lol, NOT my kinda twon"

VanceS says, "Texas has a lot of conservative fundamentalist living here"

VanceS says, "Houston is at least a bit cosmopolitan, but it's a strange place none the less, and people like George Bush grow like needles on a cactus here."

peter [guest] says, "I just get flash backs to episodes of Dallas"

VanceS says, "as I say, a strange place, not my first choice for a vacation spot, but one has one's obligations"

peter [guest] says, "picture of me here"

peter [guest] says, "old site"

peter [guest] says, "not nice pic either"

VanceS says, "It'll do. I can include it on our logs pages, like ..."

VanceS says, " "

VanceS says, "I'll put your pic at the top of that page"

peter [guest] says, "OK"

peter [guest] says, "but I think your hit count will go down"

VanceS says, "there's always the risk of fewer return visits"

VanceS asks, "So you're looking for jobs are you?"

peter [guest] says, "yup ... kind of...."

peter [guest] says, "getting itchy feet"

VanceS asks, "itchy for where?"

peter [guest] says, "and would like to focus more on computer/online work"

peter [guest] says, "itchy for online"

peter [guest] says, "itchy for virtual"

ying [guest] says, "I need to go now."

VanceS says, "bottomless pit of cyberspace"

ying [guest] says, "see you next week."

VanceS says, "Ying Lan, nice to see you again."

peter [guest] says, "OK ying have a good evening or morning or afternoon"

ying [guest] says, "I have to go to bed now."

VanceS says, "She's in Taiwan, near you"

peter [guest] asks, "right.... should be evening then?"

ying [guest] asks, "peter , where are you from?"

peter [guest] says, "am in Tokyo ying"

ying [guest] asks, "you are an Amerciam?"

peter [guest] says, "no"

peter [guest] says, "am British"

ying [guest] asks, "Oh... british... your wife is Japanese?"

peter [guest] says, "yes that's right"

ying [guest] says, "I remember you.."

peter [guest] says, "ahhh haaaa"

VanceS asks, "He showed up pictures of Leo, right?"

peter [guest] says, "yup that's right"

ying [guest] says, "Thanks for dropping in."

peter [guest] says, "np, nice to meet you again"

peter [guest] says, "well Vance, guess I'll be away sufing as well....."

VanceS says, "I've got to rejoin my family. People are starting to get up."

VanceS says, "Thanks everyone for stopping by"

peter [guest] says, "OK enjoy the family and will see you some time"

VanceS says, "you and yours (same)"

ying [guest] says, "see you."

peter [guest] says, "c ya"

VanceS says, "sleep well Ying Lan"

ying [guest] says, "thanks."

VanceS says, "and till next time Maggi"

ying [guest] says, "enjoy your trip.. vance."

peter [guest] says, "yup goodnight Ying"

VanceS [in Houston] has disconnected.

Disconnected from TAPPED IN on Sun Jul 15 07:14:39 2001 PDT.

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