Skip: hi sweetie.
Kiri: hey, hey.
Skip: how ya doing hon?
Kiri: I can do that if you want. Hello
greetings, I hear footsteps.
Russ: ahh, it's working good.
Russ: hi Kiri.
Kiri: hey, hey, hey kids what's
Russ: hanging tough, how you doing?
I'm doing good.
Kiri: uh huh. So okay, we're all here
tonight? So everybody say hi.
Kiri: ohhhh, you have a voice.
Laura: amazingly so.
Kiri: okay let me see, okay down to
business. Okay, Tia's predictions about Kosovo,
spot on as always. She's a smart cookie isn't she?
Skip: uh huh.
Kiri: okay now where were we? We have an
agenda tonight as I'm doing the ring mistress, let
me go and put my hot pants on and my waistcoat and
my whip and my big hat. What's big hats called?
Russ: top hat
Kiri: top hat and I'll do the ring
mistress thing. Tia used to wear that outfit so as
I've been given the job and the duty and all the
Russ: a little small for you isn't it?
Kiri: it looks better being small. What
Russ: oh I just turned the volume up so
it picks up better on the microphone.
Kiri: ahhh. Okay now then, before I
go off and do that and I'm joking, it's a Sirian
joke........okay first of all let's go over a few
interesting little points. As you know and you
might have sensed it Russ, you had a visitation
from our grandmother.
Skip: oh great.
Kiri: yeah she prowled around for a
little while on the astral, she's checked out a
few things and you might want to think about
appeasing the devas as they're still a little
upset and irked. Probably do something like maybe
put out some fruit for them where the holy spot
Kiri: maybe light a few candles for them.
Russ: like put
a very large crystal out there?
Kiri: uh huh, what else, what else, what
else, what else? Ummmmm....reasons that they are
upset, my grandmother couldn't put it down to any
one thing as their thought processes and she
hasn't worked with earth devas in quite a long
time so she said it was difficult to understand
what they were complaining about and what they
were upset about. I don't think it's so much the
changes.....the vibrations around the locale. Also she brought up a few interesting
points of the fact that the garden definitely
needs some work but I'll leave that to Treebeard
who talked to her more than I did on that side
through our communication system.
Kiri: and what is up with the domestic,
short-haired, felix catus?
Russ: she's just hanging around.
Kiri: oh, she seems very affectionate.
It's not the big one there. Okay.....
Russ: gossip dear?
Kiri: oh, gossip, gossip, gossip, I'm
still working on that for the web page.
Russ: all right, I'm still waiting for
Kiri: okay I'll email it to you.
Kiri: the thing about your earth
computers and I could really get on a thing here
is that the speed and the processors are just
so......we could plug in one of our computers, one
of our small even my portable one, my what you
Russ: no, just Leonedies' would be fine.
Kiri: no it Alex's.
Russ: oh it's Alex's?
Kiri: yes it's Alex's laptop. I mean that
runs at about 2,000 MHz and that's old.
Russ: that's fine, I can work with old
Skip: sure we can work with ancient
Russ: look at Korton.
(In charge of communications for Ashtar
Kiri: yes, Korton and his collection, we
could go off on that. Okay, as I'm supposed to be
the engineer, okay let's look at the upcoming
technologies that are about to be released. You've
been following Gateway 2000 I assume?
Russ: I've been following Windows 2000.
Kiri: well Gateway 2000 is a computer
Russ: well Gateway is.
Skip: yes it is.
Kiri: yeah Gateway.
2000 might be a new version of their computer line
coming out, I don't know.
Kiri: well there have always been Gateway
2000's I think.
Kiri: okay anyway, Gateway. They brought
out a whole new line of computers and they're
missing certain key elements such as........the
plug-ins or the slots are there for them but the
hardware that they're using is generic video
hardware. Now as was stated about a year and a
half ago, the meshing of the two technologies
together with the graphic technology, it is still
far superior than standard PC technology being the
technology used by the silicon graphic
workstations, and the Amigas (An early computer
brand) and all those line of graphic animation
computers is about to occur. My projected time is
probably September when they start to release it
or maybe early 2000. It's been rumored on your
planet and we somehow mysteriously got a hold of
one. A complete operating system and it is
impressive. The animation capability is very
tightness and working capability. For
example, you use megabytes of RAM for video....
Kiri: is they achieve on half the amount
what the standard PC uses. The standard has what
Russ: the standard's got usually 16.
Kiri: the standard PC has 16 megs of RAM?
Kiri: okay, these have standard four megs
of video RAM with the one we got a hold of.
Russ: oh, video RAM yeah, they usually
run around four right so they probably run around
Kiri: yeah it was about half and the
graphic capability is that we bumped up a standard
PC that we have to about 24 and it was just close.
So this new technology coming out is much more
efficient and much better. Also the software
programming is much tighter and there's
not the hesitations or hangups that you suffer
from with the standard 24 MB of the video RAM.
Russ: now with the computer changes going
on, we're understanding that the whole idea of
laptops might be outdated soon where you are just
using a cell phone as your computer, getting
smaller and smarter.
well they have palmtops as well.
Russ: right, actually introducing the
whole cell phone technology in conjunction with
Kiri: yeah you have them and they're
about.....you can hold them in the palm of your
hand and use a pen to type with.
Kiri: from I've been told, a point on the
screen. I haven't
actually seen one. I know Mark has and I think you
Kiri: yeah. Okay, do we any more
questions on either coercion, computers,
engineering and no Skip.......
(He likes to ask Kiri how the base's
ship's propulsion systems works)
Laura: oh man I got that thought right
into my head like a gunshot. I heard that one on
both of your ends dear.
Skip: I love to torment her though, I love to torment her.
Kiri: and spirituality. I've been getting
more in contact with the religious side of being a
Skip: okay one question darlin', you say
you have been talking to your grandma.
Skip: all right, has the gentleman that
supposed to be my guide come out of training yet?
(The guide in question was a soul between
lives Kiri and Karra's grandmother identified as
as coming to guide Skip in the future.)
Kiri: he's doing part time at the moment.
Kiri: so when you feel that nudge or that
thought or that suggestion that pops into your
mind, which I think you have from time to time
Skip: yeah I believe so.
Kiri: yeah that's him guiding......
he is still doing training at what would be the
word? He would be doing on-the-job training for a
few hours a week?
Skip: okay alright that's fine, that's
fine. I was just curious okay?
Kiri: yeah from what my grandmother
explained to me is that when you're in that state
and you're doing the learning necessary to be a
guide, part of it is that you spend a lot of times
on the spiritual plane talking with other people
that are guides, that are about to be guides, that
have been guides. They all get together and they
learn from each other and and then they look at
individual situations and then they go off and do
a little bit of work with the person that they're
intended to be a guide for. Normally that there's
another guide to help them, to guide them, so the
guide's being guided.
Laura: sort of a mentor?
Skip: on-the-job training......
Skip: on-the-job training.
Kiri: so that that they normally ease
into it gently. In this case it's a little
different due to the fact of that you don't have
any until now......
Kiri: and the guiding is part of the
process. Now there is another kind of guide which
is a guide from love and they're
normally things like spouses, parents, very close
friends and they don't need the on-the-job
training because they know the person intimately,
mentally, sometimes physically and they do a lot
of their own kind of guiding and pushing in the
correct direction or the direction that they
perceive is correct. Now the important thing to
remember is that guides do it from their point of
view and try to analyze what is best for you even
though it is their point of view.
Kiri: so that's something
very important to understand is that when they're
pushing you in that direction, they are guiding
you to what they think is the best goal, not what
is actually the best goal but what they perceive
is the best goal for you. So therefore mistakes do
happen, errors do happen and both parties learn.
Part of the process and that is the learning
process for both the guide and the individual
Kiri: next question?
Skip: thank you.
Kiri: no more questions?
Russ: I have one.
Russ: it seems like we just got through
with the Renaissance fair down here.....
Russ: celebrating one of Earth's
Renaissance periods. It seems to me as if we're
actually going through another Renaissance period
now with the age of the computers coming in and
the worldwide ability to speak to each other as
they experienced then, what do you think on that?
Kiri: I'm watching with interest and I'm
not going to make a commitment one way or another
at this time due to the fact that I really don't
know enough about the political and social,
economic set up. I'd have to spend time talking
with Tia to come up with a formulated answer. I'm
batting 100 at the moment since I've been
appointed ring mistress.
Kiri: it is a heavy mantle to wear. I
haven't been goofy, I haven't flirted, I haven't
hit on anybody.
Skip: you're doing great.
Kiri: hey Skip, you going to come up and
maybe we can have some mischief?
Skip: if you teach me how to astral
travel, I'll come on up.
Kiri: I'm not an astral traveler.
Skip: I know. (Laughs)
Laura: you're not that kind a girl
Skip: you're not that kind a girl
Kiri: hey I'm a wild girl but I am taken,
Skip: alright, okay darling.
Kiri: okay I'll be back.
Skip: okay love.