Share Your World - 2014 Week 6

Cee's Photography and the weekly list of questions for Share Your World started again this year. Here's to 52 weeks of sharing little extra tidbits about myself!For your convenience, at the end of every "Share Your World" post, I'll link my previous answers. Previous questions, with answers, from Cee's Photography can be found here....more

Curling

God bless curling.You see my Jim watches CNBC.It is his only channel of choice. So now, the Olympics are on, and guess what-no stock market! It’s a pleasure to see him enjoy the women’s curling especially.His mind is under so many things right now that hopefully this will provide a little respite for him.Me? I go in and watch it, and come back out to the kitchen.I have always been a ski jump person, and of course, ice skating and dancing.This is pretty good timing, as we are so shot that anything to get our mind off of things is awesome. ...more

Meddlers

In between the realities of my life, the day-to-day concerns about whether or not I’d have my job the next day. In between the endless pursuit of political clarity in my graduate program. In between the hurried and harried funeral, and subsequent introduction to my father’s side of the family. In between the stoic and cold separation from my spouse. In between my transition from one beloved group of friends to another in my Second Life…It seems I had actually caught someone’s attention....more

Virtual Paradise

I’m in my head again. Trying to avoid remembering again. It’s one thing to go back and remember your childhood, family life from 30 odd years ago; it’s something else entirely to look back at yourself after only a few years. To look back at pain so fresh the wounds are still weeping. I’d rather remember the good stuff, in both worlds....more

Glossary

In order to continue this story, let's review a few glossary terms that I made up to describe my final two years in Second Life.  Note that most of these ocurred 'outside' the game itself. In real life:Religion-holinghttp://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Religion-holing&defid=6254768 netPIMP...more

Catfish

My first year in Second Life was amazing. The first person I became friends with, Reya, took me under her wing and taught me how to use the design tools. We explored different sims together, told each other our secrets, and even rented land together next to her good friend Vollmar. Now Vollmar had created this fricking amazing sim next door, a huge warehouse filled with staging equipment. Yes, I said that correctly. Virtual staging equipment that is used for larger events inside the game....more

If you buy it, they will play (maybe for hours)!

I'm always looking for cool things to keep my daughter's brain occupied....more

The family that texts together, stays together?

If you couldn't tell from this blog, I love my Mom. (Hi, Mom!) I try to keep in touch with her - we do in-person visits, Facetime, regular phone calls and texts. I even sometimes play text games with her near her birthday or mother's day, where I will text pictures of my cat for a week until she tells me to stop it and send a picture of her grandson. (It's a fun game; you should try it with your parent of choice.)...more

Second Life - Part Four

Yes, I know. My story is a bit wooden. Pardon the pun. I’ve tried to take as much emotion out of it, and it looks like I may have succeeded.  I keep hearing the Universe “tell your story with love” – “let love be in your heart” –Uh huh, cause that’s what they were thinking of. Whoever it was, that decided I would be their fall girl. "We want you to die … with love."Anyhoo, back to the story....more

Second Life - Part Three

This writing thing is strange. For the past several years I’ve become extremely sensitive to my environment: smells, sounds, even the moods of those around me. I’ve been checked for Tinnitus – (for the ringing in my ears at night), Sinusitis (smokers in my apartment complex), I’ve even had my eyes checked for glaucoma, along with every STD under the planet – everything negative.  My blood pressure, and hypertension are at the best levels since before I was married....more