Lalo Telling has passed away. I never knew Lalo Telling in Second Life or real life, but I read his blog, Telling: Like It Is, often. I’m proud to say that he read my blog also and helped me with his knowledge. I learned how serious his illness was only a few weeks ago. Rest in peace, dear Lalo.
I need to express the deep sorrow I feel for the families that have been forever traumatized by the massacre of children and teachers in Connecticut. God bless them all and God bless our country.
Since arriving in Florida, my human and I have been in a struggle. She wants to spend more time in real life and this leaves me less time to spend in my virtual life. Our struggle also leaves less time for my blogging.
Dealing With ‘The Season’
This time of year — the Season to be Jolly — is always a bit tense between me and my human. She wanted to spend Thanksgiving with family, and coming up she wants to spend Christmas with more family. In between, this past week she’s spent on the coast, leaving me with even less time.
Social Network Overrun
I mentioned this in the past, my social network revolves around my email. And this morning I was overrun by 75 new posts, on top of 150 already waiting for action. In desperation I delete most of the blog post notifications and all of my Facebook notifications. So, apologies to bloggers and Facebook friends who I normally respond, but please consider the holiday turmoil.
My Change of Life
No, I’m not talking about menopause. Geez! In the remote mountains of northern Idaho, Winter brought a snow cover that buried many real life activities for many months. That meant I could justify the large amount of time I spent in front of the computer. But here in Florida, my human is more engaged in the real world and this is the season where those engagements accelerate.
A Forced Slowdown
For the remainder of the year, I’m hoping to average three blog posts a week, two for this blog and one for iRez salon. I had to rewrite of my lastest Sex and the Virtual City post this morning, and I’ll need to wordsmith the post this evening. If possible I’ll publish it in the morning. I’m sorry I didn’t publish today as promised and this will probably be my final post for S&TVC this year.
Something Has to Give
I’m hopeful that once “the season” has passed I’ll be able to return to the second life I love to live. Nonetheless, each time my real life intervenes I find my hopes being pushed further away. I’m definitely in a conflict between my second life and real life. It’s not as bad as Dr. Strangelove yet, but it’s kinda headed that way.
There’s been too much traffic in my world lately, mostly coming from my human. Only two weeks ago she was sick so I’ve been hoping she’d take it easy, but no.
Thanksgiving came on fast and we took off. And all the goings-on are still going on even as I write this. Christmas is looming just ahead and in between, my human is going away for about 10 days, even though not very far away.
Longing for my Virtual Fantasy Life
I’m longing for the imperfect past. I’ve gotten out of the habit of visiting my second life, mostly because each visit is a tech nightmare (more below). I haven’t devoted enough time to friendships. I have a whole new world I’m entering but have only been able to prance along the edges.
I’ve gotten out of the habit of blogging. We’ve had some technical problems at iRez, but that hasn’t prevented me from writing. I’ve got so many articles I want to write for this blog. I want to revive my Homes & Gardens series. It’s time for another big adventure.
Second Life Tech Issues… Again
Second Life has become a technological swamp for me… again. I’ve been experiencing up and down performance for months, going from great performance to horrible performance. I’m running Firestorm on the desktop but get slightly better performance on my laptop running Phoenix. If I’m not crashing, I’m walking through a world of half rezzed objects, despite the fact that my broadband is three times (3x) the speed of my old location.
My human is feeling better this morning. Rather than feeling like she was run over by a steamroller, she feels more like she’s just flat as a pancake. heh. Improvements, no matter how indistinct, are welcome though.
I made it inworld last night. Spent maybe 20 minutes at KamaSutra, but most of the time I had to let my inventory rebuild on an empty sim. I needed to do a clear cache and character reset operation. In a sense my avie was sick too.
Maybe the worst has passed and I can start getting my second life back on track. I did order some sexy new clothes last night, but haven’t had a chance to try them on yet.