Today, my mom goes in for the first of what will likely be several procedures for an aneurysm at the base of her brain. But... she's in good spirits about it, or at least she says she is to our faces. She's been one of the driving forces in my life... even more so with… Continue reading 191. How to… make a proper entrance.
Y'all, the Universe did not want me to get this photo out... all of which looked like fire on my screen and the dumpster variety of fire when I opened them up in Photoshop to have a better look. There was at lease one thing in every single one of the photos I took that… Continue reading 190. Pro-Tip: If at first it doesn’t rez…
Okay, y'all. So, the last couple days, I've been in a mood. I attribute this to several factors, really: the looming date of the anniversary of gran's death and my upset that the pandemic allowed us zero room to be with her for obvious reasons, school, work, school associated with work which is not to… Continue reading 189. How to… enjoy the great outdoors (sort of).
Today marks one year since we said goodbye to my gran, but it doesn't feel like a year. The last couple days - hell, couple weeks, even - I've found myself getting so emotional over the most trivial things. Things that, simply put, just don't matter. I'll admit to being an emotional person, anyway, I… Continue reading 188. Pro-tip: Give yourself all the time you need.
So, a couple of years ago, back before I started taking photos, I hadn't really explored any of the World menus or developer menus in my viewer outside of occasionally playing with my RLV functionality and maybe turning the sun from midday to midnight if I was working on something. I know, guys. I know.… Continue reading 186. Pro-tip: (Wind)light up your life…
We're people, guys. I hate to tell you this if you weren't aware, but behind every single one of our avatars with their perfectly-in-place-always hair and their impeccable fashion sense and lavish virtual homes are people. And people get tired. They have things to do and bills to pay and weight to carry around, their… Continue reading 185. How to… hold on to what’s important.
Okay, so in this scenario, we're not talking about tripping over the sidewalk and falling on your face while your dog stares at you in abject horror. Nope. THAT would be what happened to me earlier. That kind of fall hurts. And, well, I suppose the other kinds of falls can hurt too, if you… Continue reading 184. How to… let yourself fall.
If you think about it, can you remember the first time you logged into Second Life? Can you remember what it was that compelled you to create your account in the first place and start your journey in this virtual world? For me, I think there were a few reasons. A couple of my friends… Continue reading 180. How to… confront the things that you’re afraid of.
It's inevitable. There you are, minding your own business and fawning over the latest release at Salt&Pepper or any number of brands in Second Life that make us question our definitions of wants vs. needs, and it happens: Hi there! Nice avatar! I'm new to this game and could use 278 of those Linden things,… Continue reading 172. How to… smile at your reflection in the mirror.
Human beings are, on the whole, a hilarious train wreck of a species. We are in constant competition with ourselves and with each other. Some of us feel like we must to everything. Some think they can. Some have lots of skills. Some have none at all. We're all a mess, really. Think about it… Continue reading 171. How to… forgive yourself.