Trying it on for Size

Saturday, June 21

Pretending to be someone I’m not, at a party I brag about how I’m going to join SL, hold virtual meetings, become the “leading edge” in my team. The non-technical crowd is impressed. By a techie, I’m no techie. But these people think this is a cool idea.

Sunday, June 22

My family was over for dinner so I announced this new part of my job description to them. If I thought my initial reaction was negative, it was nothing compared to the scorn and disbelief and derision my triumphant proclamation received. I was so excited about learning something new, something modern, something adventurous. They wanted to know why any company would support such a thing. Why would any person waste their time doing this? What was the matter with a regular chat room? Who needed this kind of thing? And you’d pay good money for this?? Ouch. Sometimes it hurts to look in the mirror. And I thought back to my company’s social networking site. This is what I said when M invited me to join that and look at how much fun and use I get from it now. I didn’t want to be that negative. And so my resolution was hardening more and more.

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There's not much to say about me. I discovered SecondLife by accident, wandered in, and decided I wanted to stay. This blog was a chronicle of my adventures and misadventures in SL. It also includes stray thoughts that occur to me as a result of my time in SL. Both I and my avatar are female. We both love water and the beach and gardening and parties and hanging out with friends. Updating this after quite some time. I haven't appeared in SL in many many months (probably over a year by now) but SL has remained in my thoughts. I do miss my SL, but at least I still have contact with some of my friends from there. In the meantime.... this blog has evolved to be about my RL adventures. :) Nowhere near as risque as my SL but I do keep busy. I still like all the things listed above. I didn't have any cats in SL (only ducks and a panda) so my cats feel that they should play starring roles in my posts. :) I didn't do much eating IN SL although certainly food and drink accompanied me in RL while I roamed inworld. Cooking and baking have become more fun and interesting once I redid my kitchen. That renovation took longer and cost more than if I'd done it virtually, but I'm thrilled to have a tangible new kitchen! I hope you like food and drink as well! Thanks for reading!

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