One Year Ago Today

It was one year ago today that I first heard of Second Life. One year ago that my coworkers “dared” me to go into SL and figure it all out. And tossed in the kicker: “Oh yeah – and blog about it as well.”

I’ve started this post so many times. Try for pithy? A summarization? My usual emotional self? I am truly at a loss for words. There is too much to say. I’ve said it before. I feel it intensely. So all I can think to post is this:

Continuing the tradition of the past year, I threw myself under that famous work bus yet again and volunteered to write something for our demo next week. I’ve never written a web page. I’ve not looked at any of that. Yes – I had help. My one coworker/friend sat with me to design the page (really simple, but meets the need). HellSpawned helped me turn it into HTML. Jonah helped teach me more html. I needed a graph engine to generate a vertical column chart. Another coworker/friend helped me find a nice simple graph engine out there, that I could use for receiving our data. Next we change that static data to dynamic feed. So I’ve learned yet another new skill today. These two pages are baby steps. But now I know that I can do this, too.

Nickelback: “You know it’s never too late to shoot for the stars, regardless of who you are”
(If Today Was Your Last Day)

I’m shooting for the stars. Thanks for listening.
One Year of Learning

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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!

3 thoughts on “One Year Ago Today”

  1. @Dale – LOL. I am confusing everyone. I HEARD about SL a year ago today. *grin* It took me another week to get up enough courage to actually create an avatar. My rez day is June 26th. But my blogging began on June 19th. 🙂

  2. I’m easily confused! Happy… hm… Weblog Anniversary! 🙂

    [more dancing bananas here]

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