Red Right on Returning

Although the conference is over and was a success (not just my opinion – I am getting unsolicited feedback saying the same thing), there are still some things I’d like to share. One of the managers had mentioned that a regatta would be a fun thing to organize for the conference. The schedule was very tight, it was not immediately apparent where we could add a regatta, but I went ahead and setup all the fundamentals anyway. *grin* I LOVE doing the fun, social things. Maybe you’ve noticed that? I recruited a good friend and coworker who knew how to sail. I knew he was “one of us” immersive types when within 2 hours of being inworld he was changing his clothes and making his hair purple. Keith explained to me about real regattas and then we took off sailing in our world to see how best to adapt real to virtual.

We created a course around the world. I made the inevitable t-shirt. Created a gold doubloon necklace to be retrieved half-way around the course. Created maps and textures showing how to use the inworld map to navigate. We had rules and everything. *grin* Unfortunately, but not unexpectedly, we never got to run the regatta. There was too much else happening. But now I have a regatta in my back pocket for the NEXT event. *grin* I just need to make the winner’s trophy and the start/finish line and a count-down clock for all to see.

I sailed the course several time for practice and to prepare the help textures. I realized that the water was beautiful but something was missing. A buoy!!!! *grin* No sooner thought than built. I’m getting better at this building stuff, I really am. I thought of it, found an inspirational picture, built the prims, the textures and assembled the buoy in less than an hour. So I had plenty of time for a sail.

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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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