I’m afraid that I am going to have to put my 365 photography project on hold. This past weekend, our internet went down at home, which is why I haven’t posted anything here. Yesterday was a holiday, so today is my first day back in front of a computer because I am at work. A technician is coming this afternoon to fix the router at home, and my plan was to get caught up with my 365 project this evening. Not a big deal.
But, I arrived at work this morning and received a text message saying that there has been a death in my family. Not only that…more text messages…our car broke down and is in the shop for repairs, my kid is sick so I have to leave work to go pick her up, my husband injured his hand at work and is on his way to the ER. It’s not even 9:30am yet.
I take a few deep breaths and run out for another coffee.
My great aunt, who was 92 passed away in her sleep. The funeral is on Thursday or Friday. I don’t think we will be able to make it. My parents are okay with that. My husband is okay, he just needs a few stitches. My babysitter can pick up my daughter from school until I can leave work, hopefully before lunch time.
I open my work email and I receive a message from my Supervisor saying that my name has come up in the random draw for my files to be audited by Quality Assurance…today. Fucking great.
And the hits just keep on coming.
I have 35 client files, the largest caseload on my team. Fuck it, I’ll hand the files over as they are and if I get my knuckles rapped for not keeping my files in perfect order, too bad, I have a life and I have other priorities right now.
Needless to say, I will not be in Second Life for a few days at least.
My mind is racing , and I have a lot of things and people to take care of. Taking some time out to update here was one thing I had to do for myself so I don’t go completely insane. Somehow, I have to find the energy to do what I need to do and hold it all together.
All I really feel like doing is sitting down and crying.
Playing around with Surface Blur in PhotoShop.
I put away all my winter stuff last weekend, and now I have zero motivation to do anything with my parcel besides just stand around on it. I have some new trees and shrubs and stuff, but I’m still too tired to really focus.
Hopefully, I can catch up on some sleep this weekend and I’ll be feeling normal again.
No time to log in tonight…actually, that’s not true. I have time but I’m choosing to be a couch potato and watch a movie instead tonight because I am EXHAUSTED.
But I would like to share with you a machinima by ColeMarie Soleil featuring the work of Bryn Oh and the music of Soleil, which is comprised of ColeMarie Soleil and Arai Tasuku.
Soleil released their first album last month on iTunes.
I haven’t been to one of ColeMarie’s inworld performances in awhile, but I will be keeping my eyes on the events listings for her shows in the future.
In my two years in Second Life, I’ve had the privilege of befriending some really talented and creative people. One of those people is Alexzel3D Chesnokov, who I met when I lived in the Costa Rica Sims Estate.
I met her when I was hovering above her parcel admiring the giant Topiary Ballerina sculpture she created. It’s beautiful and I love it, and it’s one the few things in my inventory that I feel really attached to.
Now that spring has arrived in Piper Point, I’m looking for a good spot to rez her on my parcel.
Alexzel creates many other fantastic products as well, which are available on the SL Marketplace. The Topiary Ballerina comes in three sizes and is 68 prims.
If you would like to come and see it inworld, send me and i.m and I’ll send you a tp to my parcel to come check it out :))
I was a little disappointed tonight because I was really interested in watching When Strangers Click which premiered tonight on HBO – a film about five stories of people who have met online. We got rid of our cable tv package recently because we don’t watch a whole lot of television and we can watch movies online.
Well, wouldn’t you know it, once we got rid of our 300 plus channels, I start seeing previews on basic cable for all these programs I want to watch that are only available on “specialty” channels.
At least I got to watch Paisley Beebe’s interview with the director of the documentary on Treet TV, and maybe it will become viewable online later this year.
In the meantime, I explored the Great Wall of China in SL, which according to the Destination Guide, was a featured location in the documentary.
I suppose I will just have to take everyone’s word that the documentary is a good one and finally casts Second Life in a better light than some previous documentaries that are out there. If you happen to have watched it, wanna let me know what you thought of it? Thanks!
Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day! xoxo
I took these photos yesterday morning with intentions of coming back in the evening to post them. For a lot of reasons, I didn’t make it back to my laptop all day. So I’ll be doing two posts for my 365 project today.
The Second Life Destination Guide describes Embryo as a location that defies explanation. I would agree with that, and I would also add that it is beautiful, mysterious and even somewhat isolating in the sparse watery landscape.
I noticed that there was another snowy wooded area behind the trees in the photos below. I didn’t get a chance to explore there yesterday, but I will be back later today to take some more photos.
Visit Embryo in Second Life
ETA: The SLurl will land you on top of the store. The area in the photos below is outside of the store area, but it’s visible enough that you can easily find it by camming around.