Why I Stay

Whenever I think of leaving SL or think of packing up my house and pool, karma intervenes. I believe it was back when I was thinking of moving off the mainland that LOLpande came around. The last few months I’ve been in my skybox more often than not. I do go down to visit the ducks, but mostly I’m away. I’ve been toying with the idea of packing up the house and simply moving the pool up to the sky. Everytime I think I might do that it seems too much effort. And I love my house. Even if I’m not in it as much as I was. So there it sits while I relax in the sky.

Last week I logged in to the usual bunch of IMs and messages. I noticed an unfamiliar name in the IMs and looked a bit more closely.

Sky: hey I found ur place by accident
Sky: it is great
Sky: like the pool

/me smiles. For me, this is one of the great pleasures of SL. Even better than someone enjoying what I enjoy is the fact that Sky took the time to IM me to tell me that. So I sent off a reply.

Ahuva Heliosense: /me grins. so glad you enjoyed the pool! thanks for letting me know. 🙂
Ahuva Heliosense: feel free to use it often.

And I went on about my way, smiling. The next time I logged in, there was an IM from Sky, thanking me. About a week later, I was hanging about the skybox, relaxing, IM’ing with some folks, but mostly enjoying my morning coffee, when Sky IM’d me from my pool. *grin* I tp’d down right away. There was Sky, floating about in the pool. Apparently he’d figured out how to unhide all the pose balls. I settled down poolside and we chatted for a bit. I did offer him a bathing suit but he was quite content to float about fully dressed. *grin* Interesting that. Many of my other guests have ALSO declined bathing suits, but they floated about au natural. 🙂

I realized that if I were going to run a swim club, it needed not only a name but some towels. I mentioned these issues to Oura and Faust. Oura found the towels and Faust named the spa: Villa sub Heliosense. *grin* I may have to change the name of my land group and set up different classes of permissions to accommodate the spa guests. Maybe add a shade umbrella or two. I’ll have to ask the ducks if they would mind visitors down on the sand.

Villa sub Heliosense: the home of sybaritic pleasures.

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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!

One thought on “Why I Stay”

  1. haha what fun, and admirably generous! I leave my land open and unlocked for the same reason; even the bed up in the hovering Dreamliner is open (and I know at least one fellow who brings women there, and tends to leave invisible male organs lying about for reasons I can’t imagine). And there are some people I don’t know who frequent my little “Free Money Giver” box (it gives out 10L a day to the first person who touches it and who it hasn’t given money to in the last week or so). I actually ran into one of them once, and she said my little park (whose parcel name is “Microparadise”) is her little paradise, too. I loved that. 🙂

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