My Coworker, Hal

Hi, I am HAL 9000, a Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic Computer.

Yep, floating above his head, is that description from 2001, A Space Odyssey. 🙂 This outfit was soooooo perfect, right down to the pocket protector and the body gestures. I missed the shot where Hal pulled out his calculator and, you should be grateful, the shot where he was scratching himself in public. Sigh. Not only can’t we dress him up, we can’t take him out in public. 🙂 Anyway, I am proud to call Hal my friend and co-worker!

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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!

6 thoughts on “My Coworker, Hal”

  1. @Dale – why perplexed? are you trying to figure out who it is? 🙂

    @Bailey – LOL. trust me – I don’t think you really want to be seen out in public with him. I was fine until he, um, scratched. Maybe we could send him some clothes via mail order????

  2. Uh oh. maybe some clarification is needed here…. Hal is my friend – this is true. But he is also someone’s idea of a fun avatar. Hal was talking to another friend of mine last night and that person believed in the Hal persona. So let me state categorically: I would NEVER put up the kind of remarks I put up about Hal if I thought they were hurtful. Hal wanted exactly the effect he produced and the kind of teasing reaction I gave. So please – if any of you out there think I was being cruel to Hal – understand that I am relishing his personality and playing along with the concept. 🙂 You rock, Hal!!!

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