“Tryin’ to get that feeling again”

Okay, I know Barry Manilow is really old timey but he did so many memorable songs, like Tryin’ to Get That Feeling Again (go ahead, give it a listen, it’ll strum your heartstrings). Anyway, I’m feeling the sentiment of that song, even though there’s no woman or man in my lyric, just my second life or Second Life.

BTW, I didn't know Manilow but I've always liked "I Write the Songs" because a different songwriter I knew joked with him: "No, I write the songs!" And I think that joke became a thing among songwriters of that era.

Yesterday, I spent several hours checking my file of Landmarks, mainly looking for places that have live entertainment, and after tediously deleting locations that were either gone or had become something other, I discovered that I’d deleted two-thirds of my entertainment landmarks.

The good news is, many of the old clubs and scenic areas are still there and I’m thrilled about that, but I only found one favorite entertainer still doing live shows. There are probably plenty of new entertainers, but I’m feeling that: You can’t go home again thing.

So, seeking out new venues and new entertainers is certain something to feel excited about. And getting back in the cockpit of my Street Dancer (I think I used to call her, Seabiscuit) and racing around the Blake Sea is still cool. And there’s flying. I was never very good at it; I always was more happy just being a passenger. But I’m still thinking about that SR-71 Blackbird. And hey, there’s always a chance of falling in love again, kinda-sorta. For sure: I want to attend the Junkyard Blues 14th Anniversary!

You can dock your boat a Honah Lee Field and shop for an air planes. Cool, yeah? The tiny girl is me.

In my last post, I was still thinking about keeping my SL premium account, but it expires in June and I’m not sure anymore. And then there’s Fallout 76 waiting with some new quests and adventures. Oh, yeah, and there’s that real life thing too. Like I just bought some old Hemingway books I want to reread, and I’ve also got to get past a new bout of writer’s block if I even intend to finish my trilogy. So…

...I've been/ Up, down, tryin' to get the feelin' again/ All around tryin' to get the feelin' again

About Yordie

I'm a blogger and photographer on WordPress. I'm active on Twitter. I'm a U.S. Air Force veteran. I'm a gamer in Fallout series, Skyrim, and other games, including an avatar in Second Life. I wrote the sci-fi novel, The Temporal Expeditions.
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3 Responses to “Tryin’ to get that feeling again”

  1. haha… dock your boat while you buy a jet! Must be nice! 😛

    I re-arrived a few months before you – last week of May 2020, and had the same LM experience. You *only* deleted 2/3 of your LMs? I feel like I deleted almost all of them! Sometimes the region was gone, but more often the land was still there, but just an empty patch of green. Also often what had been some public place was now security orbed so you had anywhere from a brief 1 to a “gracious” 10 seconds to get the hell out! 😛

    To be fair, even without a pandemic, RL changes too. Restaurants and shops close. Others open. I do hear you though, even when “the new” is good, it is a bit jarring to see places and people gone. It’s a reminder that we tend to think of things as permanent or at least ongoing when change is the norm. I do my best, SL or RL, to appreciate that everything is transitory and this SL dance party or that RL aerobics class might be the last time you’re in the company of someone you have so much quiet admiration and love for.

    I’ve never been to Fallout 76, but I would like to organize some “Field Trips” to places like Fallout 76, Fortnite, Cyberpunk 2077, etc, in May & June. Perhaps you’d like to lead a field trip??


    • Yordie says:

      Hi Van… Yeah, I’ve always felt that SL was transitory, but it encouraging to see so many of the places that grew-up from the early days of SL and are still going. If you do plan to make a gaming field trip, I’ll join you as long as I can play on Xbox. I’m not interested in Fortnite or other battle royal games, but I am interested in Cyberpunk 2077 (they seem to be cleaning up a lot of bugs). So, count me in. Hugs and love, girlfriend.


    • Yordie says:

      Assuming that the Friends of Van join the field trip, we’d need a way to communicate, prolly Discord (currently being acquired by Microsoft). I have Xbox one but Fallout 76 can be played from PC or Xbox, so no one would need to buy hardware. Games can be costly, but I suspect there will be some discounts on Cyberpunk after it’s disastrous debut. There are some other online multiplayer games, but in general, i really dislike battle royal games. Fallout 76 has a lot of stuff to do and I believe that Cyber 77 will also. So, May isn’t so good but June might work. We’d definitely need voice communications though; sending IMs from Xbox is awful. I don’t own Discord but I’ll start looking into it.


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