Maybe It’s True

Okay, maybe you are all right. Maybe I AM addicted to SL. I don’t think so, but none of you are listening to me. And I’m getting blamed for everyone else’s behavior also. πŸ™‚ You know that my sister came inworld way back in the beginning. She hasn’t been around much, but we still talk about it all and occasionally she bops in to visit. My husband signed up about a week or so ago to check it out. πŸ™‚ We’ve met ONCE inworld – he’s running about doing his own thing, learning to build. I told him he’ll build and I’ll learn to script. But I think he’ll learn to build before I stop being lazy enough to be a productive team member. And now – my niece is inworld!!!! YAY!!! We had sooooooo much fun last night! She’s a natural. πŸ™‚ She was bopping about shopping before I could come join her. (I must say – I think it’s terribly rude to taunt me by IM’ing me while I’m at work to tell me all the fun things you are doing!!) I finally caught up with her in the evening. I showed her NCI, introduced her to my friends, gave her some inventory. Everyone we met said “Oh, did Ahuva bring you in?” And she, refusing to take responsibility for her OWN actions said “Yes”. Excuse me???? Did I type your name in to an account?? Did I force you to spend hours inworld??? I wasn’t even logged on!! HOW can this be MY fault??? And every single “friend” at NCI assured her that yes, Ahuva really is addicted to SL. Gee. I thought I was hiding it better than that. πŸ™‚ I guess I was wrong.

So how can everyone tell I’m addicted? Because I login every day? Um, so do THEY!!! Oh wait – I guess that means they’re addicted too, right? LOL. What they DON’T know are all the other clues that tell me I have to confess. I AM addicted. I have begun to dream as if all my life is viewed through a monitor. I am dreaming of SL characters mixed with RL characters. SL places are appearing in my dreams. I wake up in the morning thinking about what to wear and realize that I am reviewing my inventory, not my RL closet. I am trying to click and pan the camera and tp and all other SL actions whenever my hand is on the mouse – no matter what application I am in. My hand-memory is inworld all the time. πŸ™‚ I was at a RL gathering on Sunday. It was wonderful to see so many people I hadn’t seen in awhile. We’re all chatting and saying “What’s new?” I found myself getting ready to bring them up to date on our friends when I realized that the people of whom I was thinking were in SL and these RL people didn’t know them. LOL.

I will take responsibility for my own actions. I will face the truth. Yes – it’s true. I’m gonna have to face it I’m addicted to SL. For the rest of you – hey – you’re on your own!!! LOL

With apologies to Robert Palmer:

Your lights are on, but you’re not home
Your mind is not your own
Your heart sweats, your body shakes
Another click is what it takes

You don’t sleep, you don’t eat
There’s no doubt, you’re in deep
Your arm is sore, your back too
Graphics cards will get you through

Whoa, you like to think that you’re immune to the stuff, oh yeah
It’s closer to the truth to say you can’t get enough
You know you’re gonna have to face it, you’re addicted, in love

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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!

One thought on “Maybe It’s True”

  1. Nah, we can stop any time. Any time!

    But in the meantime, what’s the best way to explain to RL people that when you tried to right-click on them, it was a perfectly innocent error?


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