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Webheads chat logs from July 22, 2001

Meet the people in the chat today

Maggi Michael Ying Lan John Juani Sue
Germany Australia Taiwan Puerto Rico Chile Japan

My second Sunday on annual vacation, I was away in Big Bend National Park, in a remote part of Texas near the Mexican border, in a comfortable lodge without phone or TV. However, John Steele did make it to class, and he was kind enough to send me his record for our logs. - Vance

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Connecting to chat server...
Connected and signed in.
You have joined the chat room as Anonymous6371.
Members of room: Anonymous6371
You have changed your name to John.
Anonymous61 has joined the chat room.
Anonymous61 is now known as ying.
<ying> hello
<John> Hi, Ying. Maggi and I are in Tapped In,
ying has left the chat room.
Anonymous3512 has joined the chat room.
<Anonymous3512> Hello.......
<John> Hi, 3512.
Anonymous3512 is now known as Juani.
<John> Hi, Juani. Ying, Maggi and I are all in Tapped In.
<John> Do you want to join us?
<John> Are you still here, Juani?
<Juani> yes..sorry
<Juani> I was delayed
<Juani> How are yoiu,John?
<Juani> how...
<John> I'm fine, Juani. Several of us are at Tapped in, Would you like to join us?
<Juani> yes,I'l go there
<John> OK.
Juani has left the chat room.

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Connected to TAPPED IN on Sun Jul 22 04:39:35 2001 PDT.

Started recording in Reception (#268)[TappedIn] at Sun Jul 22 04:56:472001 PDT.

BJB [HelpDesk] waves hi

JohnSte says, "Morning, BJ.

BJB says, "I have to logout, John. I'm at an institute for arts educators this week and we're about ready to start the day's activities"

JohnSte says, "OK. Have fun."

BJB [HelpDesk] waves bye. Nice talking with you!

JohnSte says, "Same here."

You hear a quiet popping sound; BJB [HelpDesk] has disconnected.

Sue has connected.

JohnSte says, "Morning, Sue."

You hear a quiet popping sound; SRI_11 [guest] has disconnected.

JohnSte . o O ( I wonder it that was Ying. )

Maggi has connected.

JohnSte says, "Morning, Maggi. I have forgotten how to get to the 22nd floor."

Maggi [guest] says, "I se"

Maggi [guest] says, "see"

JohnSte asks, "Were you hear earlier?"

Maggi [guest] says, "we seem to be the only ones here"

Maggi [guest] says, "no"

JohnSte says, "Yep. Vance asked me to keep the logs and mail them to me."

Maggi [guest] says, "I see"

JohnSte says, "There was an SRI_11 here earlier. I wonder if it was Ying Lan."

Maggi [guest] asks, "want to know the number one line to tl a guy h8is fly is open?"

JohnSte says, "Yep. What is it?"

Maggi [guest] says, "are we going to your office or Vance's"

JohnSte asks, "Is that what you tell him?"

Maggi [guest] says, "I thought you were just crazy. But now I can see your nuts."

ying has connected.

JohnSte says, "It really doesn't matter which one we go to."

JohnSte says, "OOOOhhhhhh (Ugh)."

Maggi [guest] says, "Hi Ying"

ying [guest] says, "hi"

ying [guest] asks, "where is Vance?"

JohnSte says, "Hi Ying. Maggi just told me a joke."

ying [guest] says, "He is in USA.... he can not get up"

Maggi [guest] asks, "sleeping?"

ying [guest] asks, "joke?"

ying [guest] says, "I guess... vance is sleeping."

JohnSte says, "Vance is somewhere in a state forest in Texas. He won't be here this morning."

ying [guest] exclaims, "Really!!"

JohnSte says, "That's why I said OOOOhhhhh (Ugh) when you came in."

JohnSte says, "Yes. He sent mi an e-mail the other day. Asked me to send him the chat logs when we finish."

ying [guest] asks, "Joke?"

JohnSte says, "Maggi, that was a terrible pun."

ying [guest] asks, "pun?"

Maggi [guest] says, "something that has more than one meaning"

JohnSte says, "A pun is a play on words, Ying. I'll have to ask Maggi to explain this one to you."

Maggi [guest] says, "not me"

JohnSte says, "I don't explain terms like that one to women, Maggi."

Maggi [guest] says, "chicken"

JohnSte says, "Better to be a live chicken than a dead duck."

Maggi [guest] says, "here they are called eggs"

ying [guest] says, "It sounds intertesting... but if you don't want to say it. Let's forget it."

Maggi [guest] says, "I can tellyou on icq"

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

JohnSte . o O ( Where is everyone else? )

JohnSte asks, "Now who's the chicken, Maggi?"

ying [guest] says, "How do you pronounce 'sock' and "shucks"..."

JohnSte says, "sock rhymes with box."

ying [guest] says, "Everytime, I say "It's Shucks!!" ,, it always sounds like "it's socks.""

Maggi [guest] says, "a litte closetosucks"

JohnSte asks, "It's hard to tell without hearing you, but are you pronouncing the sh? or the s?"

ying [guest] says, "which one is close to sucks."

JohnSte says, "shucks."

Maggi [guest] says, "the second maybe"

Maggi [guest] says, "it is the noise you make for people tobequiet"

Maggi [guest] says, "shhhhhh"

ying [guest] asks, "To be quiet?"

JohnSte says, "It's what a librarian says when you talk in the library. "Shhhh""

JohnSte asks, "Although maybe not in Taiwan?"

ying [guest] says, "How about uc and a"

JohnSte asks, "???"

ying [guest] says, "shuck and sock"

ying [guest] asks, "uck and ock... they are the same pronouncation?"

Maggi [guest] says, "no"

JohnSte says, "No. the o in ock sounds like the a in father. The u in uck sounds like the u in butter."

ying [guest] says, "Yesterday, a girl who was born in the states, she told me .. When I say " I'm sorry." "sorry" sounds weird."

JohnSte asks, "Maggi? Ying? Are you still here?"

JohnSte asks, "Why did it sound weird?"

ying [guest] asks, "How do you say "sorry"... it's "o" or "a"?"

ying [guest] says, "I said " I'm sorry //sori//""

Maggi [guest] says, "yes"

JohnSte says, "sounds ok to me."

ying [guest] asks, "But she said " //sari??"

ying [guest] says, "she said // sari//"

Maggi [guest] says, "dependswhere she lives"

JohnSte says, "It could be a regional variation."

ying [guest] asks, "Really?"

JohnSte says, "Different areas of the states pronounce things differently."

Maggi [guest] says, " a dialect in Chinese"

ying [guest] says, "She is from California.. she goes to UCBarkley."

Maggi [guest] says, "put the tone on shi different and it means something else"

Maggi [guest] says, "Berkley"

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

Maggi [guest] says, "oops...Berkeley"

Maggi [guest] says, "Davelives there"

ying [guest] says, "University of California ,, Berkeley.."

JohnSte asks, "Maybe she knows him?"

ying [guest] says, "Yes, he is."

Maggi [guest] says, "I sat in his class"

ying [guest] says, "But she never studis ESL."

JohnSte says, "My next door neighbor's daughter is about to start her Master's degree there."

ying [guest] says, "She is a native speaker."

ying [guest] says, "Next Septermber, she will be 3rd grade of University."

JohnSte says, "So, she will be a Junior (third year)."

ying [guest] asks, "BTW, I could not reach David by email.. have you contacted him recently?"

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

JohnSte says, "Not I."

JohnSte asks, "Maggi, Have you contacted him recently?"

ying [guest] asks, "EFI still works or nor?"

JohnSte says, "The home page is still there."

JohnSte says, "Maybe Dave is on vacation. It is summer there."

Maggi [guest] says, "no"

ying [guest] says, "I sent the email in May,, but it returned."

Maggi [guest] says, "I saw him once on icq"

ying [guest] says, "it had be returned by ISP."

ying [guest] asks, "icq? when?"

JohnSte says, "Hmmmm."

ying [guest] says, "been"

Maggi [guest] says, "I saw him on icq a while back"

Maggi [guest] says, "hmmmm"

JohnSte asks, "By the way. Why are we standing around in Reception?"

ying [guest] says, "it doesn't make different..."

ying [guest] asks, "difference?"

JohnSte says, "I was just wondering. I didn't even realize it until just now."

JohnSte says, "Juani is in Homestead."

Maggi [guest] asks, "still there?"

ying [guest] says, "michaelc is coming..."

Maggi [guest] says, "now mc is in icq"

JohnSte says, "Yep. I invited here over here, but she hasn't answered."

ying [guest] asks, "on icq or in icq?"

Maggi [guest] says, "he is online"

JohnSte says, "Where IS Michael? I see him on ICQ, but he hasn't shown up yet."

Maggi [guest] asks, "waddling around in the hallway?"

ying [guest] exclaims, "He is busy!!"

JohnSte asks, "Does he waddle?"

Maggi [guest] says, "he snores"

JohnSte says, "I wouldn't know."

Maggi [guest] says, "I would"

JohnSte says, "My wife says I snore."

Maggi [guest] says, "believe her"

JohnSte says, "But I stayed awake listening all night and didn't hear myself even once."

Michael has connected.

JohnSte says, "Hi, Michael."

Maggi [guest] says, "lol"

Maggi [guest] says, "Hi Michael"

Michael [guest] exclaims, "Oh I'm here already. Hi Folks!"

ying [guest] says, "Hi Michael..."

JohnSte says, "Yeah, we're just hanging around reception."

Michael [guest] asks, "Oh that explains it. Why reception?"

JohnSte says, "We just haven't gotten around to moving to an office."

JohnSte says, "Juani is on her way."

Michael [guest] asks, "Fine! Where's ' the man' ?"

JohnSte says, "He's somewhere in a State Forest in Texas."

ying [guest] says, "Nothing... Just like you met a friend on street.. you were enjoying your conversation.. after saying hello, you were chatting on the corner of the street."

Michael [guest] says, "No excuse."

Michael [guest] says, "(for Vance I mean)"

ying [guest] says, "Vance is on his vacation."

JohnSte says, "Sorry, in Big Bend National Park."

Michael [guest] asks, "Yes but he has as laptop doesn't he???"

Juani has connected.

ying [guest] exclaims, "Give his a break.!!"

ying [guest] says, "him"

JohnSte says, "Hi, Juani. Welcome to Tapped In."

Maggi [guest] says, "Hi Juani"

Juani [guest] asks, "Hi,Maggi how are you?"

Maggi [guest] asks, "not"

Michael [guest] says, "And hello from me Juani."

Juani [guest] says, "Hi to everybody.I was absent from my city last two weekends."

JohnSte says, "I'll be absent from mine next weekend."

ying [guest] asks, "Where have you been to?"

Juani [guest] says, "me,ok..making my travel arrangements."

Juani [guest] says, "to santiago,the capital"

Michael [guest] asks, "for a holiday?"

Juani [guest] says, "Ill be flying to US next Sunday evening"

Michael [guest] exclaims, "Great!"

Juani [guest] says, "not holiday Michael,...Im on the TEP"

Michael [guest] asks, "What is TEP?"

Juani [guest] says, "I must be in Washington for five days ,,the Teacher Exchange programme"

Michael [guest] says, "Oh I see."

Juani [guest] says, "that the Fulbright has"

Michael [guest] says, "That seems a short exchange."

Michael [guest] says, "Only 5 days."

Juani [guest] says, "Rifle City,Co is my destination...for a year"

JohnSte asks, "It's probably just a meeting. Right, Juani?"

Juani [guest] says, "NO...five days for orientation"

Michael [guest] says, "Oh. I get it."

ying [guest] says, "Being a teacher or being a student there."

Juani [guest] says, "then a whole year to teach Spanish there"

Michael [guest] says, "How big is Rifle City? (sounds a bit dangerous!)"

JohnSte says, "It's probably a population of less than 1000."

JohnSte says, "(just guessing)."

Juani [guest] says, "it s small....yes,very small ,I think."

Michael [guest] says, "Wow. That's quite small."

Michael [guest] asks, "That should be really interesting. How big is the town where you live now?"

Juani [guest] says, "you can read the paper in from Glenwood Springs"

Juani [guest] says, "not so small but around 46.000 inh."

JohnSte says, "Population of Rifle City, CO is approximately 4,636."

Michael [guest] says, "Thanks John. Approximately."

Juani [guest] says, "my partner from Rifle High School should arrive in Santiago there time enough to ask for information"

JohnSte says, "According to their web page."

Juani [guest] says, "ah,,yes....thanks"

JohnSte says, "Juani, check out"

Juani [guest] says, " I don know if Ill be able to connect webheads when being there"

JohnSte says, "or"

JohnSte says, "You probably can (but at 6:00 am)"

Juani [guest] says, "oh..a but earlier than now"

Maggi [guest] exclaims, "yuk!"

JohnSte says, "That's Summer Time. In the winter it is 5:00."

Juani [guest] says, "I hope to have a PC at home if not I know there a cybercenter there"

Maggi [guest] exclaims, "more yuk!"

JohnSte says, "My Dad used to live in Denver, Colorado."

Juani [guest] says, " early.."

JohnSte says, "I'll be getting up earlier, too. But not as early as you will."

Juani [guest] asks, "really?"

JohnSte says, "I'll be in Pennsylvania."

Michael [guest] asks, "What for John?"

ying [guest] says, "PHD"

JohnSte says, "Meeting with my Dissertation committee, finding out how I am doing, writing, that type of thing."

Michael [guest] says, "Sounds pretty serious."

Juani [guest] says, "and very interesting"

JohnSte says, "The only way I will finish."

JohnSte says, "If I stay here, I'll spend all my time playing with my grandchildren instead of studying."

Maggi [guest] says, "etting a PhD is probably serious"

Michael [guest] says, "LOL"

JohnSte says, "If I had know how hard it is, I probably would have thought about it a bit longer."

Maggi [guest] says, "mc laughs only because he hasn't any yet"

JohnSte says, "(Oh, and expensive)."

Michael [guest] says, "There's a nice pic of the Rifle area at"

Juani [guest] says, "ehhhhh I think you would have done it anyway"

Juani [guest] says, "yes,Ie visited all those websites..."

JohnSte says, "Probably, but I would have done things a bit differently."

Michael [guest] says, "Rifle looks beautiful."

Juani [guest] says, "a nice place to live and spend vacation"

Maggi [guest] says, "and why are you doing it? If I may ask...."

Juani [guest] says, "yes,it is"

JohnSte says, "I grew up in a town a lot like Rifle. Very quiet."

JohnSte says, "(That's another word for boring.)"

Maggi [guest] says, "John I mean"

JohnSte asks, "Why am I doing my PhD, or why am I going to Pennsylvania to finish?"

Michael [guest] asks, "John's boring???"

Juani [guest] says, "ah...yes somebody told me there no fun there.."

Maggi [guest] says, "the PhD"

JohnSte says, "More money."

ying [guest] says, "Because you wants to be a doctor.."

Maggi [guest] says, "I see"

ying [guest] says, "want"

JohnSte says, "I get a close to USD1,000 a month raise when I finish. :)"

JohnSte says, "I'm just joking, Ying."

Michael [guest] says, "That's a hefty raise."

ying [guest] says, "great!! extra money"

Juani [guest] says, "h..that sounds great"

Michael [guest] asks, "Or are you kidding John?"

JohnSte says, "About my reason, not about the raise."

Michael [guest] exclaims, "OK!"

JohnSte says, "The raise is hefty. I just didn't realize how much until I checked the salary scale the other day."

JohnSte says, "I'm doing it because I was tired of just teaching first year courses with occassional second year courses thrown in."

Maggi [guest] asks, "nd how much will the degree cost you?"

Juani [guest] asks, "and how long will it take?"

JohnSte says, "Personally? Not all that much. around USD30,000"

JohnSte says, "My school pays most of the cost - close to USD60,000"

Michael [guest] asks, "You think that's not much?"

Maggi [guest] says, "have to work 30 months then to break even"

JohnSte says, "I should finish by December - otherwise in May."

Juani [guest] says, "that is around $2.100.000 chilean pesos"

JohnSte says, "If I don't finish, I have to pay back everything the school has paid for my studies."

Juani [guest] says, "what any University would charge for a year of studies"

Maggi [guest] asks, "and will your teaching be that much improved?"

Juani [guest] says, "yes.hell probably gain a lot"

JohnSte says, "Only to the extent that I put the stuff into practice. But remember, I started several years ago (1994)."

Juani [guest] says, "yes,you have a lot of experience"

JohnSte says, "I've already improved considerably (according to the Personnel committee."

Juani [guest] says, "and knowlegde,too"

JohnSte says, "I'm taking about my PhD, Juani. I actually started teaching at the University over 22 years ago."

Maggi [guest] says, "I'll stick with what I do"

Michael [guest] asks, "So you've been at the same uni for that long?"

JohnSte says, "Yes, I have been, Michael. Before that I was with the Department of Education (intermediate and secondary schools)."

JohnSte says, "I've been teaching for close to 30 years total."

Michael [guest] says, "A veteran."

Juani [guest] says, "that alot of work and experience...."

JohnSte says, "It is a lot of work. And that is only teaching."

Michael [guest] says, "I guess I've been teaching about 17 years."

JohnSte says, "Just 17? You're a lot younger than me, too, probably."

Maggi [guest] says, "I've done teaching the longest"

Juani [guest] says, "good for you that want to get the PHD..I like people who try to improve and learn all the time"

Michael [guest] says, "I think so John. And i started late. I was a drifter."

JohnSte says, "Thank you, Juani. I started late, too, Michael. I worked in other jobs before teaching. Ying, how are your plans for your trip to New York."

Maggi [guest] says, "youn do that Juani without getting it on paper"

Michael [guest] asks, "So how long have you been teaching Maggi?"

Maggi [guest] says, "you can"

Juani [guest] says, "Ive also taught almost all my life"

Juani [guest] says, "and I love it"

Maggi [guest] says, "almost 13 years"

Michael [guest] asks, "Huh?"

JohnSte says, "A person who doesn't like teaching won't stay in the profession that long."

JohnSte asks, "Ying, How are your plans for New York coming along?"

ying [guest] asks, "Teaching... is it interesting or boring?"

Maggi [guest] says, "I love it but I am not cut out to be an academic"

JohnSte says, "It is very interesting, Ying."

Juani [guest] says, "ah,, must like your work and love what you do...."

ying [guest] says, "To join a language club there.."

JohnSte says, "There should be many language clubs."

ying [guest] says, "Ant I plan to go to the course " Better accent""

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

Maggi [guest] asks, "practice pronunciation?"

ying [guest] says, "Maybe at 'Hunter University'"

ying [guest] says, "Yes.."

JohnSte says, "You'll get a lot of practice in NYC."

ying [guest] says, "To correct my pronunciation."

Maggi [guest] exclaims, "sure will!"

Maggi [guest] says, "it is getting hot again here...yuk"

Juani [guest] asks, "Is Vance in the States right now?"

Michael [guest] asks, "What do you call hot maggi?"

JohnSte says, "The heat index was over 102F here yesterday (that's close to 40C)"

Maggi [guest] says, "ver 30"

Maggi [guest] says, "over"

Juani [guest] says, "that too much"

Michael [guest] says, "OK. Over 30 is hot."

Maggi [guest] says, "40 yes"

Michael [guest] says, "It was a lovely winter's day here. Blue skies and around 15."

JohnSte says, "That sounds nice and comfortable."

Maggi [guest] says, "it was 15 last night"

Michael [guest] says, "Yes - but a bit chilly at night."

Juani [guest] says, "Im used to cold weather ,too Most of the year we have around 9 or 12"

Maggi [guest] says, "good for sleeping"

Juani [guest] says, "it very cold right now,the heater is near me"

Michael [guest] says, "It is. But before I do that I have some work to do so I have to go."

Maggi [guest] says, "15 is mild"

Michael [guest] says, "So have a good week everyone. Good luck on your travels John and Juani."

Maggi [guest] says, "me too"

Maggi [guest] says, "slaaplekker mc"

Juani [guest] says, "thanks a lot,,the same for you"

ying [guest] says, "Have a GOOD trip.. john and juani"

JohnSte says, "Thanks, Michael. I won't be here next week. so I'll see you in about 2 weeks."

Michael [guest] says, "Bye everyone."

JohnSte says, "Bte."

You hear a quiet popping sound; SRI_20 [guest] has disconnected.

Maggi [guest] exclaims, "ok...everyone take care!"

Juani [guest] says, "I won`t be here ,either.."

Juani [guest] says, "thanks for the good wishes....."

JohnSte says, "I have to pick up my daughter at the airport next Sunday."

Maggi [guest] says, "bye guys...:-)"

Juani [guest] says, "I hope to join you when being in the States,if I can"

JohnSte says, "bBye, Maggi."

Juani [guest] says, "my regards to Vance"

JohnSte says, "I hope so, too, Juani."

You hear a quiet popping sound; SRI_66 [guest] has disconnected.

JohnSte asks, "Was that Maggi?"

Juani [guest] says, "bye..thanks a lot..and have a nice time"

JohnSte says, "You too, Juani."

Juani [guest] says, "bye JohSte...."

JohnSte asks, "Juani, are you leaving?"

ying [guest] says, "I want to go now.. see you next week."

JohnSte says, "OK. I'll see you in two weeks, Ying."

You hear a quiet popping sound; SRI_36 [guest] has disconnected.

ying [guest] says, "see you"

JohnSte says, "Well, Juani. It seems to be just you and me here now."

You hear a quiet popping sound; SRI_114 [guest] has disconnected.

JohnSte asks, "Who left? Juani or Ying?"

JohnSte says, "Bye everybody."

You hear a quiet popping sound; JohnSte has disconnected.

Disconnected from TAPPED IN on Sun Jul 22 06:38:32 2001 PDT.

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