Yes, you’re seeing right! I had been a Blood Elf in World of Warcraft and this outfit I bought recently sure does reminds me of that very fact! Took a while to get this outfit together and there are several other combinations I want to try as a result! Never know about me anymore…….
Last night was the first time I taken to the seas in Second Life, and believe me it felt good to get out a sailboat and take to the waters again. It had been quite sometime since I sailed because of the fight against cancer put a stop to all of my activities I enjoy doing. Hosting, dancing, sailing and so on. Even being on administrative leave from relaying felt good to be back again relaying for a cause I so support even today as a survivor.
This past year saw however a new challenge and position that I was given because of what I gone thru and supported and enjoyed doing. I had been a Race Director for quite some time and as a member of the Fisher Island Yacht Club I had finally found a home to enjoy. This year how ever saw some changes and even then the Rear Admiral Patrick Leavitt had thought about approaching me to fill in a vacancy, and that is being Co Commodore along with Joy Acker of the club. Needless to say that was sorta in my sights and yet I was hesitate but readily agreed to take on the position to which now I enjoy.
I took on my new challenges in getting settled in right at the time of the Triple Crown races, and believe me my hands were full! Even prior to that I over saw the planning of the annual St. Patricks Day events and had a lot of help for that in getting that set up and done, that in and of itself I enjoyed as well.
Sailing around last night, getting used to one of my favorite boats a Truedeau One, easy to learn to sail, easy to handle. I rezzed it out and took a bit of fussing with the HUD to figure out once again how to sail and once I got under way, the rest came easy. Just to be able to get out and enjoy something I would like to do in the real world some day, sailing in SL is alive and well, and I hope to have many more enjoyable moments to be able to say I have returned to my world again.
Even tho’ my battle against cancer is won, still there are other issues that have been brought on even more so recently. It seems that after all those years in the past of traveling cross country, and the toll a body takes from all of what goes on sometimes the things we take for granted rears its ugly head and strikes out. Even when I was on the road my health was very top notch save for the sniffles and flus and other little maldies we encounter, but not on the scale as I found out a few short years later when my body decided to tell me something.
We know, and I said this before that even back when I was first diagnoised with cancer, that sometimes it takes a while for conditions to get to a point that it can strike out over time, or at once. Now with a number of appointments made to see what else is coming apart means for me to step up to the plate again and strike another home run against what ever has befallen me. I know for a fact I will win again, I know that what ever has gone wrong even in it’s mildest forms I am gonna come out on top again and again my way!
I said it before, nothing, NOTHING will stop me until my mission is done and then I can relax again in victory over what ever it is.
It seems like yesterday recieving news of someone I known thru someone else or a group, and to find out they passed away I often wondered about the impact such a person makes in the lives of their family and friends, even virtually. Even this past year, for me to lose two really wonderful friends was hard, devastating, asking that age old question why? There has been instances where those in the real world who known of their loved ones activities in Second Life has made an impact on others around them, good or bad. And yet, going to a memorial service serves as a wake up call that we can be taken away quickly no matter what, and it hurts deeply I’m sure.
For me, I have as I said lost close friends recently over the last three years or so, but the thing is I remember all of the good things they have contributed for the good of mankind, even in a virtual setting. The endless conversations, jokes, laughter and tears, all of the human emotions we share both in the real world and virtually.
Memorial services that I have gone to and the moderators makes sure that we know that we are celebrating a life, we are remembering a life that had many good things connected to them. We share those memories together at a service, in letting even those who are unsure about this virtual world we live in, can participate with the loved ones who make arrangements to make sure they are included.
Meaning, tracking down the deceased love ones, letting them know who we are, that we are their loved ones friends, inviting them to attend a service and if need be, download the client or use the previous owners computer to join in. so that way they can see first hand, just like we do relaying what a bunch of prims, pixels and computer commands can do.
To me, it brings closure to the loss of a friend, it lets the family in the real world know, how much of an impact it made for us to know our friends the way we do. It also allows us to share the beautiful venues we have for these services, to share with the family in reality just how much thought goes into doing a service, and many times we are told it is so much gratitude from them that made the services well worth the efforts in going as far as letting them be right there with us.
This is a trend thats picked up a lot over the years since I been in SL, and as far as I know it will continue to grow for the forseeable future going forward.
Yes, even in World of Warcraft there are libraries you can go to in order to advance your professions! I go to do some role playing like I am looking for a particular book or to discuss current events with other people. This library is located in the Scryers block of Shattrah, a neutral capital city in Terrokar Forest in Outlands. There is also one in the alliance capital of Stormwind City in Elwyn Forest as well.Both are fully equipped and up to date with friendly helpful librarians to assist in located what ever you are looking for and there are even other resources available as well. Open seven days a week around the clock, I sure make use of them either for training or for my reading pleasure! Yeah I know, even for a smart aleck like me I still go just to see what I can dig up, besides trouble…
FINALLY! Just to be able to sit down for once and grab a moment to just sit and relax abit after a hard week at the office, it can really grind on you and after a while you just gotta step back and say whoa! Especially when you go through the trouble I went through to finally get my new parcel setup the way I need it to be for now.
The previous house I had up to begin with was far too small so I replaced it with my present house which gives me the room I needed and is very spacious inside, always did like wide open areas and believe me it feels and looks good even. You can see the interior is as I said is wide open and gives me more room than I know what to do with lol!
And then the front entrance on the ground level when people come visiting. And then the third image shows my build platform which is gonna get used a lot over the winter for learning how to build and scripting who knows what LOL!!!
I already made some items that I am using as a guide for the real thing when it comes time to build and hopefully it’ll all come together, juust hafta get it a try and see. anyway, having a new place now with room to work and relax in gonna make for a long winter to sit back and enjoy it, decorating for the upcoming holidays I’m sure is gonna be fun as well, speaking of which anybody seen my witch from last year???
During the last two relay seasons, a young lady who we all know and love, made her presence known in the relay community. Never in my entire life have I gotten to know and love such a wonderful relayer as Cuddly Waffle. Cuddly as you can see just know how to push the right buttons and limits as to how far she’ll go in creating chaos and mayhem on her terms, this is just one sample LOL! Along with several others she seems to be the master mind of creating all of the most fun filled joyful happiness she can dish out and do it well, you just can’t help but to let it consume you into raging fits of laughter and her joy is very real.
During the relay season 2014, she became some what of a celebrity when she volunteered to do transcriptions for those in our community who are hard of hearing or deaf, even to the point of langauge translations for those in non english speaking communities such as Spanish, French, and so on.
A very active member of Team Strange Journeys she is a very hard worker when it comes to doing events, supporting other team events and over sees the Castle Building Contests as well. Cuddly is involved in many different ways with relay and she lets you know she is there for us. I have never seen her in any other mood because she can’t because she projects being so positive and funny you can’t help but get caught up with her.
I told her on a number of occassions that I wished I could reach thru my monitor and hold her and love her as I do, even virtually. She ranks right up there with my other “kids” Heath and Rory and I treat them all equally as a parent should, showing no favoritism to anyone.
For me to know Cuddly as she is and I know her background RL wise even, is to love and cherish someone we all know so well and love is in and of itself, truely an honor and privilage to work along side of her in relaying for a cure, paint stains and all!