Monthly Archives: June 2011

194 of 365: Not a good day

I wasn’t feeling so good yesterday.  My day started off with an offline message in my email with bad news.  


How many second and third chances do you give a person?  I’m mad as hell, mostly at myself.


“Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me”


Can’t, and don’t want to talk about it.


The day didn’t get any better when I arrived at work.  Hurry up and wait, hurry up and wait.  Too much waiting and time on my hands leaves my mind to wander.  


Thursday is my last day of work then I’m off on vacation for a week.  I have no big plans other than to head up north to my parents, sit in a lounge chair on their back deck, stare at the lake, watch the sunsets, and pet cats.  Let’s hope my allergies don’t go all wonky this time.  


They have wifi…thinking about leaving my laptop at home.  I need a break, and some perspective.  


192 of 365: SL8B – "Invisible" by Kerupa Flow

An installation called “Invisible” caught my eye while I was hovering by on a pod tour of the SL8B sims.  

By the way, if you feel overwhelmed with touring all the sims, I have discovered that the tour pods make it so easy to roam around and discover cool builds.  You just hop in and float around and you can jump out when you see something that catches your eye.  That’s pretty much what I have been doing the last few nights because otherwise, I get lost and end up roaming around in circles.

But don’t ask me where the pod tours start.  I don’t know.  Empty pods just seem to randomly pass by me which is when I jump in them.  There must be a starting point somewhere and if anyone knows the location, please let me know.

“Invisible” by Kerupa Flow, illustrates the artists emotional reaction to the devastation of the Japan Tsunami and the destruction of the Nuclear Power plant in Fukushima.



Walking through the build, a sense of destruction overtakes you.  You can then teleport upstairs to a tranquil meditative area where you can pick up a free “Pray like Japanese” animation and take a moment of silence and prayer for Japan.  


Tomorrow, June 26th, is the last day for SL8B.  




189 of 365: SL8B – "Together" by Mikati Slade

Well thank goodness for Twitter because if it wasn’t for people Tweeting SLurl’s to builds at the Second Life 8th Birthday celebration sims, I might have wandered aimlessly for hours, lost and confused.  


There’s a lot to see and having a place to start is helpful to help get you oriented with the place.  


My first stop, thanks to some Twitter peeps, “Together” by Mikati Slade:



I love this extremely cute pop art build that I think perfectly captures the ‘magical’ theme of this years SL birthday celebrations.  The build is bright and colourful, and makes me happy!  And the music that Mikati has selected is pretty cool too.


From the notecard:


“People are often inhibited by numerous limits and handicaps, such as their appearance, gender, or age. In envisioning a better future, it makes sense to try to address this issue. In Second Life, people can push aside some of the obstacles that trouble them in real life and live, work, and develop relationships in a freer environment. It’s the vision of a better future materialized in Second Life today. This is the magic of Second Life.”


While I was viewing the build, I had the pleasure of meeting Mikati, whose avatar is just as bright, colourful and expressive as the build itself.



Judging from her creation at SL8B, I would not have expected her to be any other way :))