everyone-wants-to-bid1Yep. I was sold yesterday. Auctioned off to benefit Cancer Research UK. As you probably guessed, I was stressing about the event. ๐Ÿ™‚ How unlike me, no? Just when I think I am finally getting used to SL, that I am maybe NOT such a newbie anymore, an event like this comes around.

I’d never been to an auction before. I understood the concept, but never saw one or participated. I think I was expecting something semi-orderly. *grin* I am soooo naive. I am not saying that the C2P folk were not organized. No, no, no. NOT what I mean at ALL. I mean that people are crazy. ๐Ÿ™‚ There were dozens upon dozens of people all gathered at the C2P. And EVERYONE was chatting in local chat at the same time!!!!! alann-does-his-part Do you have any idea how FAST that text scrolls when EVERYONE has something to say? Then add all the people who are IM’ing you as well. Don’t forget that I was already stressing – having that “narrowing focus, pain-in-chest, rapid breathing, hard to concentrate” kind of stress. I was totally confused through most of the first auction. ๐Ÿ™‚ I finally started closing IMs and ignoring everyone except one or two people who were answering MY questions. *grin* I never even read the chat til hours after the event was done.

First, I have to thank my friends. Blanche DuBois may have had to rely on the kindness of strangers, but I am never without the support and generosity of my friends. So many of you came there to bid on me, keep me company, make me laugh. I am so touched and flattered by your kindness. I had friends who couldn’t be there themselves who sent surrogates to bid on me. You are all wonderful. You are the reason why SL is not so “second” and why I love my life there. Friends make my world. When I went up on that auction pillow, I did indeed feel like a deer in the headlights. As I focused in on the chat around me and listened to you all, I knew that everything was alright. *Hugs* to you all.

ahuva-as-uncomfortable-as-she-looksThanks to Shenlei for providing me with an outfit for the occasion. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, I did indeed skip my jeans for one night. I even, oh can you believe???, didn’t wear boots. *grin*

Thank you to everyone who bid on me, helping to up the price and raise more for Cancer Research UK. That, after all, is why we were all there.

The full line of my pictures are up on Flickr, as always. I thought about posting part of the chat here, but decided there is a limit to how much I am willing to humiliate myself for your amusement. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m not even talking about all the rude things they were saying about me as they auctioned me off (Prad – you and I HAVE to talk – wherever did you hear THAT rumor???) or about the dire fates for which they claimed they were purchasing me (only “belly dancing for newbies” is fit to print on my blog). Even more embarrassing than that is my total lack of comment through the majority of my auction. *grin* I believe I managed 3 comments in all, mostly along the line of /me blushes and /me blushes more. The only thing I could think to do when I heard the final result was to faint. *grin* Both at the amount and the winner. More than that – hey, next time YOU show up at the auction if you want to know what happened.

Pre-Auction Jitters

OMG. WHAT have I done? I can’t believe I’ve really agreed to let myself be auctioned off. I’ve gone from fearing that no one will bid on me to imagining the worst. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Anyone out there know the play “Oklahoma“? Remember when they are auctioning off the picnic baskets??? OMG. What if Jud wants to buy me??? Where is Curly????? OMG OMG OMG.

And what do I WEAR???? Do I dress in my usual jeans and boots? Do I dress up? I’ll tell you right now – my son is not finding this humorous so do not even suggest slave silks as a joke. I am ransacking my inventory trying to find the appropriate attire.

I’ve made a list of my “talents”. ๐Ÿ™‚ So if you buy me, here’s what you can get. Someone who can

I think there are probably other things I can do, within REASON, thank you very much! ๐Ÿ™‚ , but that should be enough for a start.

Of course, that assumes that I can figure out what to wear and actually make it to the auction today at 1pm SLT. ๐Ÿ™‚ Remember – it’s a good cause – raising money for Cancer Research UK. So even if you don’t want me, you may want someone else up on the block. Or you can just contribute for the cause! See you soon!


I’m up for sale

auction1Sigh. Yeah, it’s true. I’m being auctioned off. I really don’t have a good feeling about this, I have to tell you. But, my friends come through for me when I need them and so, well, I simply will have to come through for them. I am stealing the next few paragraphs directly from Landsend’s post. Yes, I know that is morally reprehensible, but I am sooooo tired I simply can’t think straight enough to write my own.

On February 8th, at 1pm SLT, Crown & Pearl is auctioning off โ€œdatesโ€ to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. It will be a large event so weโ€™ll shift down to the new club – C2P – at Angel Square for it.
Itโ€™s quite simple really: People get bid on and all proceeds go to the charity, and what you get if you โ€œwinโ€ the person is a โ€œdateโ€. The date doesnโ€™t necessitate anything dodgy (well unless you both really want it to!). Itโ€™s just buying an hour with the personโ€™s charming company, for the sake of a damn good charity.

So there you have it. Now’s your chance to buy Ahuva Heliosense for an hour. Anyone need a script? ๐Ÿ™‚ I also can plant flowers. I’m sure I have other talents. Let me go read my blog and see what it is that I think I can do. *grin* But please – someone – come bid. Because it will be so embarrassing if I have to buy myself. I have a sailboat – want to go sailing? I like to dance – want to go to a club? I have a plane (thank you again, Dark!!!) – want to go flying? I”m sure I’d be a very fun date for an hour. Please???