New Directions

My to-do list has expanded from nothing to full. Okay, I suppose “full” is relative. For ME, 3 items is full. There I was, relaxing after throwing my very first SL party, but starting to wonder what exactly I should do with my time. Even I need to leave the beach occasionally.

In one of those wonderful serendipitous coincidences, casual comments made in RL translated into SL and SL comments translated into RL. I am FINALLY acting on one of my original SL goals – I am learning to script. 🙂 Oh yeah, I’m really going to do it. I have hired myself a teacher even. I had my first class today AND I have my first homework assignment. It even has a BONUS section!!!! WOOT! Of course, notice that instead of actually DOING said assignment I have chosen to blog about it. Oops. I may have to reorder priorities here. So wish me luck, wish me perseverance and wish me patience. Because I already know that I HATE the blankety-blank curly braces. 🙂

I went wandering through blogs the other day, reading some I’d not seen before. Stumbled on a fashion blog, writing ahuva-meets-santa1about skins. I’ve been thinking about skins for awhile now. I have some drop-dead gorgeous friends in SL. I usually feel quite fine about myself, but when I’m standing next to THEM, well, I feel a bit drab. Very noobie-ish. So I’m not sure if that’s a “skin” issue or a problem under my skin issue, but I’ve been thinking about skins. So I have begun researching them. Shopping about, looking at them, trying to figure out what it all means to me and what I want. And if you don’t think that is a major undertaking well, you don’t know about SL skins and you don’t know me. 🙂

I am also quite excited because I have been given the opportunity in RL to expand my time in SL. I have incredibly santas-sleighsupportive management as I have mentioned in the past. They have agreed to allow me time during the work day to build my opensim/SL skills. Even more exciting, they agreed that should I find someone who actually wanted me, I could volunteer part of my time to that group to do opensim work. So I am beginning a search to see if there is any place for a budding scripter/builder-experienced boot wearer. Hey – I’ll learn whatever they want me to learn. I need to learn everything, so it doesn’t matter to me at this point where it starts. Which circles right back to learning to script. I don’t know that I actually expect such volunteer work to materialize, but the simple fact that I have backing to pursue this course of action is exhilarating. Botgirl posted only yesterday about how if you can break out of mental ruts by confronting your brain with new stimuli then surely being an avatar in SL is just such a potent trigger. I feel like exhibit A in her case.

So having completed my very first class in scripting, I needed to celebrate. I headed over to check out the candy canes Santa spilled at Shengri La. I met up with Shenlei, Hell and Lul there. They got to share in a “first” for kidnapping-santame. I never got to sit on Santa’s lap as a child. Yes, yes, I know – I had a deprived childhood. I STILL didn’t get to sit ON Santa’s lap, but at least I got to meet him. Hell sat guard as chaperone to make sure nothing untoward happened. (There is something odd about a Spawn of Hell acting as chaperone for Santa.) Then Santa invited us all for a ride around Shengri La (we spilled more candy canes as we took off). Lul and I were racing the reindeer – I hope they won’t be too tired come Christmas Eve. Then Hell took off, but he promised to bring Santa back so you all could sit and visit with Santa as well!

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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!

2 thoughts on “New Directions”

  1. Santa, Satan, same letters, co-incidence?? 😛

    One tantilizes you with possibility and builds up your hopes

    ..before snatching it away, smashing your confidence in your friends and family and before you know it your left with nothing but a massive disappointment.

    The other one is Satan…

  2. Scripting? You are brave! I have progressed to where I can make simple mods to existing scripts which is a major achievement for me and about as far down the scripting path as I will ever walk.

    I am always super impressed with people like our script wizard Dale.

    I bet you are script wizard Ahuva in no time!

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