I have been SL-free for over 108 consecutive hours. In that same time I’ve looked at Plurk, even responded to maybe 3 Plurks, but basically have marked everything as read without really looking. Ditto Facebook. I did reach my blog as you can tell. /me grins. I’ve been in my personal email non-stop. But I needed a break. I love my friends. I love social networking. But I was truly overwhelmed. I figured it out:

egret7 email accounts
4 instant messaging accounts
cell phone w/ voice mail and text messaging
2 landlines with voice mail
3 virtual worlds that I tend to always have open (I actually have avatars in at least 3 other worlds but I never go to one and rarely go to the others)
Facebook, Plurk, Flickr, my blog
a zillion feeds on my RSS reader
3 bulletin boards at the office which I need to monitor for product support

I’ve been told that I need to Twitter for business. sigh. I sit at a computer all day long, all night long. If I am at the office – I never see light of day – no windows.

dolphinFor my vacation: I left my blackberry in my room. I walked to the dock at the end of the pier. I stretched out in the sun in only my thong. Relaxed. Tanned. Napped. Listened to the birds and the frogs and the stillness. Watched the pod of porpoises play just out of reach. Learned to ride a jetski and saw the wild ponies. Healed.

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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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