Thursday, March 30, 2017

Why some men don't dance?

Sometimes no matter what you try, there are those men who just don't dance. I suppose there are many reasons why men don 't dance. 
For example, we have "Grum" who only on rare occasions dances. It is kind of like the small percentage you get from a gacha machine. You will keep adding and you will get the common prize.

I don't think dancing is a man's thing to do. Let's face it those men on Dancing with the Stars are celebrities and it is television.Of course, they dance for a big sum of money.

Men are ever so conscious of who is watching if they are going to do the juicy wiggle around others, especially if men are looking. Ha, you thought us women do that? Nope men are guilty of that, they look and compare and if they look anything silly or not manly, they will not do it. I think they have a point here.

But then again, men look very silly and strange when they yell at the television just because the other team scored. I know they, the men, will argue over this and say that football or any sports interactions are a normal motion for a guy and dancing is not. Think back when men dancing were in style. That was way back, right? Yes, that was when they wore a suit and danced that swing with real ladies (they were dressed and not half naked). I kinda like those days and wished I would have been from that era, but then again that would make me extremely old right now.

Well, either way, stop by on a Thursday Night at the CLUB between 8-10 PM SLT and I will dance with you. Now you know you will dance :)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


For all of you who have spent numerous hours and days that turned into years in Second Life (SL) the installation of "The Story" by Sniper Siemens is a must see. Even if you are new to Second Life you will appreciate this. 

SL has come a very long way from the early primitive times that started in 1999 with Philip Rosedale creating the company Linden Lab.

Map of Second Life in 2002
Sniper has done a marvelous job with this installation that runs until June 2017.
Sniper Simon
I enjoyed the little train ride that begins in 1999 and takes you through the years of the evolution of Second Life. You can also walk the path and take your time looking at everything. It is worth it for sure. Let's face it SL was nothing way back in time as we know it now.

Avatars were primitars in those days and they could not do much other than fly and shoot things. I believe in the young days of SL people operating the primitars loved the shooting of things.

(I am glad we don't need to do this now anymore, although for those who love shooting there are many role playing groups in SL for that).

I am still smiling over the cute little train, thank you, Sniper :)

My first journey into Second Life started in 2011 although I had heard about it and looked at it at one point some years prior, but I never logged on until that September of 2011. 

The history of " The Story" is an important one to tell. So many hours and money that has been invested into this virtual world is an amazing thing. It is always changing and yet some things remain. Looking back to where it all started makes you absolutely appreciate where you are now. "The Story" is your story as well. It has something we all can relate with. We changed with it along the way. 

Some of us are afraid of change, but some change is good and necessary for growth. 

Some may be afraid of the new platform called Sansar. Don't be afraid. It will be just another virtual world to explore. I doubt that Second Life is going away, but I know it will change for us, with us. Because we are Second Life.

Be sure to watch Sniper's Video about " The Story", it is a great piece of art as is his installation of the history of Second Life.
I do hope the installation will not end and go on and on as things change. It really should.

The Retreat Greedy Fun

We hope you can come. This will be held in the courtyard at the Retreat. At the landing point, walk through the gate and follow the road...past the pink car and enter the courtyard. There you will see the Greedy Table. Feel free to play there anytime you like. Do not feed the chickens or the cat. I know they will beg for food. They are "greedy" in a way.

Every Tuesday...7:30 PM SLT

What is Greedy?
Greedy is a simple, but highly addictive fast-paced dice game for 2 to 8 players. The objective of the game is to get as many points as you can without getting too "greedy". There is no limit to the number of rolls you can make in a turn, but if you fail to roll something of point value on each roll, then you lose everything you have accumulated for that turn. 

Greedy goes by other names depending on where you learned it. You may know it as 10,000 (Ten-Thousand), Farkle, Stugots, or Zilch.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Poetic Dancing

We always take the opportunity to dance, because dancing is poetry on foot. When you think of poetry you think of romance and when you think of romance you think of Valentine's Day and so on and on. Well, for me it is simple: I think of Greg because every day is like Valentine's Day not because of flowers or candy, but because the sweet love and friendship you do offer makes it like that.

I often forget to thank you for that. 

Thank you for always being there for me and making me smile and laugh. I hope I do the same for you :)And I love how we always have the same answers at the same time, that must mean something...I gotta research that.

Oh, can you rescue me? LOL

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Second Life Science Fiction 2017 10th Anniversary!

If you like anything SciFi, you really want to go here and visit the convention. You never know who you might meet, like this lovely alien of my dreams.

The Sci-Fi Alliance
Its For Fun, Its For Life.
Second Life members and passionate fans of science fiction, with hundreds of participating groups, in a unique online explosion of imagination… all united to kick cancer’s ass.

You can read all about this on their website and it will have all the teleports so you can visit today and also donate to the Relay of Life to fight cancer.

Watch out for this cow, she may be not up to any good.
I knew I should have worn a hat this event.
Don't delay to check it all out because this fun ends April 2nd, 2017 and then you have to wait another whole year. Come on, I know you want to see it and who knows you might meet that alien of your dreams.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Gacha here, gacha there, gacha everywhere!!!

You may have heard of the term "gacha" but really don't know what it is? Or maybe you are afraid to click on one of the gacha machines because it is kind of a gamble to get an item you don't want?

I was there at one point and had no idea what all of this stuff meant. One time by accident I landed at the Arcade and had no clue what this was. The Arcade is a place where many vendors display their new gacha items in machines. It is not always open, so you have to check the event calendar on their website.

What is a gacha? 
A gacha can be really anything like clothes, decor or who knows what, but the best to explain this is do you remember those machines in the stores with the balls inside? You put in a quarter and you get a ball that has a little something? Yes? That is a gacha. You did not know which one you were gonna get, but you tried with one quarter.

Now there is an easier way to get the exact item you want. Here is how:
1. look for the name of the gacha, the creator
2. look on marketplace for the item
3. compare the prices
4. get it

The great thing about gachas is that you can resell them. There are tons of places where you can buy them and resell them including the marketplace. The rare items and collector items are big money makers.

I buy clothes in gacha machines. Like the outfit above. The shoes I got for 45L, can you believe this. I look for the color and prices after I seen the item at an event...and about 95% I get the items for a more cheaper price than the original gacha price. I do this more often with an item that I really really want. It is kinda like shopping around from place to place until you find it.

Some items I resell in my Gacha Store at the Retreat. ( Just walk through the gate past the pink car and you will see the store)

My favorite gacha items are the decor and furniture, it is like going to Home Goods and picking stuff out. So, go out there and search for gachas at one of the events or at gacha sales.

I do have to warn you, once you go gacha shopping you may get addicted to this. But remember just sell the items and get your money back.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Vampires of a narcissistic nature

Narcissists are emotional vampires and they have memories like elephants.  Those who share emotions, who show they have emotions, who are compassionate and empathetic, are considered weak to a narcissist, ergo; they are FOOD.  

A narcissist will suck you dry, and when you finally realize what’s been going on and stand up to the narcissist in your life, they will pull out every emotion you ever shared with them, twist and spin it and fling it back at you with deadly accuracy.  When they see their mirror has gained strength, thus providing the mirror the means of seeing the narcissist for what it truly is, they will move in for the emotional kill.

I hate to say this but they even exist in Second Life. Someone like me who has been through this before should know the signs.

Of course, they are so good that you get fooled and manipulated by them and when you try to make a run for it, they attack.

My first defense I learned was to remember that they will NEVER change. It is that simple they do NOT change. If you know a narcissist, and you have sublimated yourself to that individual’s monstrously sick manipulation, you are martyring yourself.  


If you don’t stop the madness now, you may find yourself dealing with a massive case of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Trust me on that one, too.   PTSD can result from recurring, consistent emotional abuse.  Couple that with the physical abuse that some experience when with a narcissist and you’ll wind up with a full-blown case of PTSD.

You will not break me!!!
I will hope and pray for those who are still under your spell. May they find an escape fast and soon.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day :)

I can't even thank all those who came and joined us at the Basement Club enough. DJ Riker performed a stunning set with music you may not hear everywhere. It was full of energy and trivia. I know everybody who came had a wonderful time.

We are so lucky to have him now on our team...don't miss him. Friday Nights 7-9 PM SLT. Trust me you will not regret it.

DJ Riker is no newcomer to Second Life or Djing, he has done this for 10 plus years in both worlds. His experience most definitely shows. He also has a great voice...the DJ radio voice you cannot turn down. I really feel I found a four-leaf clover. Thanks Dani for the suggestion :)

Thank you, Riker for doing a super great job. Thank you to everybody who came, there were so many of you I could not even count them all, but know that we love you :)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Green Greedy Night!!!

Green is the color is the color between blue and yellow on the spectrum of visible light. 

Our weekly Greedy game turned all green just in time for St. Patrick's Day.

The word green comes from the Middle English and Old English word grene, which, like the German word grĂ¼n, has the same root as the words grass and grow.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Basement Club News!!!!

I am always excited to share the news when it comes to the Basement Club!!! We have a new DJ who will be starting his first set on Friday, March 17, 2017:7-9 PM SLT.

You don't want to miss this. I have heard him and he is G O O D.
Teleport to the upper level.

Reminder it is also on St. Patrick's Day, so wear green. Looking so forward to you all :)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

In Dreams

The great thing about second life is that it is kinda like a dream but real in a weird way. Either way, I am glad we have this dream together.

"In Dreams"

A candy-colored clown they call the sandman
Tiptoes to my room every night
Just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper
"Go to sleep. Everything is all right."

I close my eyes, Then I drift away 
Into the magic night. I softly say
A silent prayer like dreamers do.
Then I fall asleep to dream My dreams of you.

In dreams, I walk with you. In dreams, I talk to you.
In dreams you're mine. All of the time we're together 
In dreams, In dreams.

But just before the dawn, I awake and find you gone.
I can't help it, I can't help it if I cry.
I remember that you said goodbye.

It's too bad that all these things.Can only happen in my dreams
Only in dreams In beautiful dreams.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Kiss me once and kiss me more

The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender.
Emil Ludwig

You never really know where that kiss will lead you to do next. Sometimes it is just goodnight, but many times it lingers on for more. I think that is the great thing about the kiss.

When you forget about everything that goes on around you while you kiss, then it is successful and then it is true passion and love.Albert Einstein said it best: Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Lake House

The Lake House is based on the 2009 movie of the same name. I just fell in love with the house and was able to create a similar scene at the Retreat.

This is located behind the Gallery and Basement Club, so when you enter the Retreat, follow the path all the way to the end. You will not regret this, it is a beautiful walk.

It is a relaxing place for you to sit there at the lake and enjoy the quiet evening with friends.

My favorite line from the movie is: 
Alex: How’s your sunset? Kate: It’s perfect. I only wish you were here to share it with me. Alex: Don’t worry, Kate. We’ll be together in time. Even if we’re far apart, I’ll find a way to get close to you… and take care of you.