Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Voice Chat at Cafe LaPe'rouse @ Austin

The May 19 Voice Chat
Cafe LaPe'rouse @ Austin typically holds a voice chat from 1-2 pm SLT on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Star Bucks room, and the chat is usually hosted by Melinda Nyn or Lilian Howley, although other people may take over if the two are not available.  The topic of the voice chat is free ranging, and frequently meanders from one subject to another as people chime in with their thoughts.

It typically ends about an hour after the start, though very rarely the event can last for 4-5 hours, as it did one time when Melinda hosted one from 1-5 SLT! Participants may also vary as the chat progresses, with people dropping out only to be replaced by new arrivals.

Linda and I have been regulars to these voice chats. We both enjoy the informal nature of the talks, and the camaraderie that develops due to the intimate nature of the event and the regularity with which some people attend them. It also allows you to get to know the real person behind the avatars in a friendly and safe setting.

Linda and I at our regular spot in an earlier chat
I attended the voice chat held on May 19. The attendees during the event (in no particular order) were Melinda Nyn, Billy Avedon, Sage Avedon (SageWisdom), Shah Joffe, Aria (Michele Aria), Peter Jackson (Peterjackson72), Cara Olivieri, Avril Aura, Lord Glasswing, Sergej Lubitch, and Allora (tracey oppewall).

I enjoyed the voice chat quite a bit. Although I could not speak out loud due to circumstances, I nevertheless followed the proceedings using an ear bud, and chimed in sporadically on local text chat.

The topics during this chat veered wildly from one subject to another, but there was quite a lot of laughing and general amusement throughout the 2 hours that I managed to attend.

We started with talks about Bruce Jenner and his sex change operation, Cara's fashion blog, and public bathrooms and how men and women differed in their reactions to people of the opposite sex intruding (men didn't really give a damn whether women entered the men's room, whereas most agreed it was a fair bet a man going into the women's restroom would end up in jail).

The unusual topic of penises being like little men with hats was then proposed by one of the women in attendance (i'll be kind and not mention who suggested this), before the talk moved on to movies, turbans (Shah was wearing one, and Peter noted the origin of the head attire); men wearing lingerie for the upcoming  lingerie dance (I mused that I might wear the thong I wore at the last Angels and Demons dance since it really showed off my sexy butt lol); and wife beater tank tops and how they were named differently in other countries. The subject of the upcoming auction also came up, as did a serious discussion on confidence and how it makes one more attractive.

I had to leave for home by 3 SLT, but the event itself probably lasted a bit longer after I left, and I can only imagine what other hilarious topics could have been touched upon during that time *grins*

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