Saturday, November 29, 2008

Oh Foo

My Second Life adventures have been curtailed. My hand drive keeps shutting down, and you can't do much on Second Life in 5 minute increments.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Meet the Girls

Here is Kya, my new black avatar on a tire swing and in a close up. Then my other alt Snowsilver and Vixen kissing Romeo.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

piano and aquarium

One of the most fun things to do on Second Life is to take snapshots.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Black is Beautiful Even on SL

I'm working on making a black avatar. So now I'm finding out how when you build your avatar using only free stuff, it's nearly impossible to find a decent African avatar for free. Sooooo, I'm going to have to spend about $800L on a skin/shape combo and another $200L on proper hair. I think I have $600L saved up. This is just my way of saying not all females have to be white super model Barbie avatars. I just wanted to mix things up a bit and reflect real life more.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Land of the Shallow

Last night I stupidly stayed up until 5 AM on Second Life and then had to get up at 8AM in real life. All because I got upset when I showed some jerk my real photo and he went from all cozy and interested in me to all 'I can't get away from you fast enough' on me. Welcome to the land of the shallow.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Gondola Ride

I had a wonderful time on Second Life last night. The night ended with a romantic gondola ride down a canal at midnight with lights and flowering trees all around. I won't be able to do Second Life again until the middle of next week and I'm missing it already.
I wish I knew how to link you all to the best places I've seen on SL. Surely there is a way to do it, but I don't see how to copy the URL.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Second Life Log In Issues

I thought I'd lost 3 of my ALTS because the region I visited last kept freezing up and booting me. I got back in using the directions on this page:

Thursday, October 16, 2008

About those Last Names

There are two SL last names I've seen in the game but not on the list so I got curious about it. They are Valentine and Archer. I am guessing they are retired because they got used up.
Ever wonder how many people have the same SL last name as you? Here is a site that tracks that as well as other things regarding last names on Second Life.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Rotten People

Last night I experienced a nasty bit of cyber bullying on Second Life that kind of put the kibosh on the whole thing for me. I kind of dread going onto there now. I hope I recover but at this point I just don't know. I suddenly got ejected from a group of people I thought were my friends without an rational explanation and just a few snarky IMs after I asked them if they had hit the wrong button by mistake.

Don't get me wrong. My experiences on SL were 99% good. Hopefully I'll recover from the few bad apples.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Linden dollars

Every day on 2nd Life is an adventure. Today I got trained to do security in one of the dance clubs and made $L160 in tips. Go me.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

More Photos

I've landed 2 new jobs on SL. So the money is rolling in. Here are some more photos of my misadventures.

My goal is to play the game without putting any of my own money into it, and so far so good.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Wandering around the SL landscape I happen upon the neatest stuff. I think it's the most fun as a couple.


Today I learned how to make chatroom gestures thanks to some tutorials on That is a lot of fun and gives my writing muscles some practice. Now if I could just make some .wav files they can have sound too. Someone reccommended Audacity so I'm going to look for that tomorrow.

Gypsy Wagon

Yes, boys and girls it's almost 4 AM and I just turned off 2nd life. I can't keep going like this. But the good news is I found the house I want to buy. Actually it's a gypsy wagon and I'm looking for some pagan friendly lands to put it on, and maybe put a treehouse next to it. I want a foresty place, but unfortunately some pagan friendly lands are filled with ugly skull castles and psychedelic floating balls. I just want a forest, some meadows and nothing with gaudy flashing lights. And now I'm going to bed to dream about my gypsy wagon.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tigress Rowwwwwwwwwrrrrrrrrr

I really love today's outfit. I think because it reminds me of one I made once.

Not Just a Game, An Obsession

I was asking a friend for some help with Paint Shop Pro 9 and just as an aside during the long download, he said he and his wife had been playing an online game called Second Life. So while I was waiting for the download, I thought I'd check out the game. I needed another online activity like I needed a hole in the head but you know how it goes.

I already play Pirates Online but I'm always annoyed that it's so G rated and heavily policed. You can't give people your email address so they can stay in touch or anything. Well, Second Life is just the opposite. You can be as puritanical or raunchy as you want. It's a huge interactive game with people creating landscapes, buildings, houses, clothing, carnival rides, and about everything and anything you can dream up. It's so fascinating I've been playing for 4 days sleep with barely time to eat or work. Well, I can't keep that up forever. I plan to reign in my enthusiasm any minute.

The scary thing is there is a free version, or a paid one. And in the paid one I can see people have spent a lot of money. Real money on an imaginary land. You can buy virtual land and then rent it to others for cash. Or for what the game calls Linden Dollars.

I can see this usurping my life if I'm not careful. But at the moment I can't seem to tear myself a way from it.