Thursday, August 21, 2008

Stole this survey from Case.. he's brillant!

1. Do you like blue cheese? Yes
2. Have you ever smoked heroin? not as far as I know
3. Do you own a gun? yes, several 1 hand gun, 6-8 rifles
4. What flavor do you add to your drink at sonic? Don't go to Sonic, Jason is always there.
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? No
6. What do you think of hot dogs? Costco one with Mustard and 'Kraut would be killer right now.
7. Favorite Christmas movie? Eh toss up.. Elf, It's a Wonderful Life, and Muppet Christmas Carol
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? hot tea but all we have is Coffee, so I drink that until I am able to walk upright and make the stinkin tea.
9. Can you do push-ups? Hardly.. What would possess anyone to do push ups?
10. Age? see #9-- Ditto Case
11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? Anniversary Ring, and Antique Amber earrings
12. Favorite hobby? Pfft-- SL and Quilting
13. Favorite Actor? Will Smith.. Duh with a body like that? who are ya joking... geez he's hot
14. Do you have A.D.D.? Dunno, can't think about it right now, looking at question, 26, email, and Itunes
15. What's one trait you hate about yourself? procrastination
16. Middle name? Catherine
17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment? I need more tea, This Joe Bonamassa album is killer, gawd I have to make dinner tonight.
18. Name 3 things you bought yesterday/today: Nothing, other than a business meeting, I didn't venture out of the house.
19. Name three drinks you regularly drink? tea, water, Beer/wine/whiskey
20. Current worries? I need to make more money or win the lottery, and figure out how to make the tables work on my web page.
21. Current hate right now? Really stupid people, that have a good side order of ignorance
22. Favorite place to be? Right now at this moment, would be the beach, Hawaii, body surfing (minus the sharks), nice picnic lunch, maybe a beer or 6
23. How did you bring in the New Year? I was on SL at a friends gig, they rang in the New Year. I got totally toasted on line with my best friend.
24. Where would you like to go? Ireland
25. Name three people who will complete this. hmmm Maybe Tycho, or Ajay
26. Do you own slippers? Yes unfortunately in the freakin Desert it gets as cold as the Artic in the winter
27. What shirt are you wearing? Jammie shirt
28. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? ack no! one wrong move, and ya go flying off the bed, shot gun style...
29. Can you whistle? duh
30. Favorite color? green
31. Would you be a pirate? If I can be Tycho's 1st mate.
32. What songs do you sing in the shower? what ever is playing on the Itunes list, usually blues, maybe even Angel from Montgomery
33. Favorite girl's name? Elizabeth
34. Favorite boy's name? Nicholas & Paul
35. What is in your pocket right now? iPhone
36. Last thing that made you laugh? Tycho's blog
37. Best bed sheets as a child? plain ugly white
38. Worst injury you've ever had? broke my foot crossing the street with a baby in arms, had the choice to I crush him or let the leg go... Leg went, foot broken in 3 spots... ouch.
39. Do you love where you live? It's a roof, and a home
40. How many TVs do you have in your house? 4, but only watch one of them
41. Who is your loudest friend? accck hmmmm RL, Cindy and Joce, SL all of them
42. How many dogs do you have? 2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 turtles, 1 snake
43. Does someone have a crush on you? who would have a crush on me, good God, no one I know
44. What is your favorite book(s)? Shakespeare's Sonnets, Tolkien (all of them), Dr Suess (all of them)
45. Where were you born? Glendale CA
46. What is your favorite candy? chocolate
47. Favorite Sports Team? Packers
48. What song(s) do you want played at your funeral? Funeral for a Friend (Elton John)
49. What were you doing at 12AM? Working.. finishing up some artwork
50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? oh crap, already?

Monday, June 16, 2008

The Great Donut Debacle

As I have mentioned before everyone in my family thinks they are funny.
Not just a little funny. But, the kind of fall on the ground gut laugh funny. (and face it sometimes they are).

I have boys, they eat everything in site. No food substance is safe. All food products are at risk and subject to ingestion, unless properly marked NOT FOR YOU, with appropriate name. (aka belongs to MOM don't eat!)

With this in mind.....
Donuts are a rare commodity in my house. I never buy them. If they want them then it's up to them to go and purchase them.
My daughter, (the kind of person that can eat ANYTHING and still weigh 103) bought 2 cream filled donuts, ate one, put the other in a bag with name etc. --"DON'T EAT MINE-" Figuring that it would be plain enough .
Oldest son came home, and like a bullet he was face to face with that donut. Warnings were issued. But as we all know children never listen.
This child's mind works differently. The torture of his sister is and always has been foremost in his mind, anyway he can, he will.
With camera in hand, glass of milk, he proceeded to document the ingestion of that cream filled donut. WITH play by play cards. Each one written out, placed in front of the donut, giving the full play by play on bite number and taste description. (ummmmmyummmmmmyyyyy) (Creammy) etc.. 8 pictures in all. Showing the demise of that poor donut.
Now most would of finished the donut. Not him. Leaves a small last bite. Prints out the images, attaches them to the bag. Puts the bag back into the fridge. Leaves it for her to find.

Roll forward to 1am, discovery of said donut. (or rather remains of said donut).
Imagine 104 lbs of fury, unleashed on 6' 180 lb drunk guy. Ice cubes, water, pitcher, nail polish, blush, lipstick. And yes some place there are pictures.....

What a year can do with your life!

As we roll through life, and cross paths with people we don't always realize the full impact that they will have on our lives.

We all have goals and aspirations that go unstated in the backs of our minds.

Then once in a while we get dropped in a position to realize those aspirations and dreams.

Such is my life as of late.

I have a group of friends that are amazing. They have changed my life. Where else can you find people that are as nuts as you are, and let you have your way with their club.
I started here in SL a year ago. Wanting nothing more then to have 1-2 friends, a small piece of land, job and be semi able to build.
WOW boy did I over acheive. I have more then 3 friends, a kick ass job as an Officer for Friendly Fire. DJ job. To top it off, I own half a sim with my partner/husband!! AND YES I CAN BUILD!
My friends~ I love you all!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Great Ball Disaster of 2008

I am always game to try something at least once, sometimes even more then that. Scripting seems to be one of the things that I continue to go back and attempt at least once every two weeks, with wild and varied results. I have learned to make pose balls and prim skirts, (from the wonderful directions given on Natalia Zelmanov's wonderful blog. ) these are simple and not very complex for most people (well except for me).

Don't get me wrong I like scripting (what I can do of it), but we just don't get along.
So this brings me to today's blog---- The Great Ball Incident of 2008.

I have been on a chair building kick. It started with the fact that I was trying to fix a chair, and then hosed said chair. (don't ask, refer to above paragraph). So in an effort to replace/repair said chair I went on a 6 hour quest to find the awesome sitting script contained in said chair. With script obtained I got down to repairing the old chair.

Yes I know I am rambling, but just keep reading!--

In the on going chair building process (and trying to use the least amount of prims), I decided that a chair built for two was right up our alley! Back to Bits and Bobs to acquire just the right pose ball combo. (I had seen one a while back while we were on a testing binge.)

With pose balls in hand, ran home, whipped up the new chair, played with the pieces to get it just right and then installed the poseballs. Now at this point most of the time you're finished as in - fini, beendet, rifinito, terminado, acabado! But not me--ohh no.

Upon standing back and surveying the finished product I noticed that the balls hung just a little to high over the chair.. NO PROBLEM!! I just need to adjust the Avi' vectors in the script...
I spend the next hour or so attempting to adjust the sitting height. which is comprised of sit, check, adjust, resit, check etc..... Now mind you that this is now 2am Pacific time, I'm a little tired and cranky...

So in a fit of pissieness I slam the "blue" pose ball with the vector adjustments of 12, 8, 5, I hop on, nothing is different! DANG IT-- time to call it a night.

Exhausted I toss aside the hammer, shower and crawl into bed.

The following day I show off my new chair to Tycho, and talk him into testing it with me! I jump on the chair and wait patiently for him... he disappears, now at this point, my mind is working, questioning the wisdom of those vectors (12, 8 5), I simply ask-- "Where did you go?"... his response was, well something along the lines of "Dunno" "Think I'm over the grotto" "Let me camera out and see where I am....." Just where did the vector point put him? Floating out over the garden area, suspended in midair. At this point I am in hysterical laughter, I can hardly stand up much less talk and forget walking or typing! After several minutes, Tycho was kind enough to fix my pose balls and put them in their proper spot.

This man deserves a medal, not only does he put up with me on a regular basis, but he finds humor in some of the really dumb things I do!

Needless to say, I have now promised to never do any more adjusting....

So building is what I will be sticking with.. The metaverse is safe...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Word of the day--Hosed!

Today's word of the day kids is "Hosed*"... as in "SL is hosed", "the kid hosed his engine" and the all important reference, "my job is hosed this week."

OK with this said, I waited for over a week to see one of my favorite DJ's, Hy Gynoid, at Club Echo Echo, this week. His theme for Monday was a tribute to the "Blues Brothers". Now I love a good costume party, and I was well prepared with my sexy ass tux. Of course, there was one person who felt my tux was a little overboard, I think he just didn't like the fact that I looked better than he did in his tux....
So as I was saying, I waited over a week to hear DJ Hy spin his music and I was set to go with --

dark glasses, a
great gestures, a

HOWEVER--- SL had other plans. Shortly after popping into Echo Echo, I crashed! Yes, SL is hosed. Relog, crash again, and again.... Thinking swiftly, I decide to reboot the modem and thus ensued the great search for where son and hubby have placed said modem.... mad dash, searching to find said modem, reboot, wait for computer to come back up, waiting, waiting. Log back on, get back to the show, and no sound... Yes, SL is hosed. RELOG AGAIN, and still no sound. Yes, SL is Hosed. I finish out the entire set that Hy had carefully planned in total silence.
Yes Virginia, SL is Hosed.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Terms Of Intoxication-- Or The Value Of A College Education

An observation/comment made by the college age son, on various terms for intoxication....
He has realized, (yes, it took 2 years of college to determine this... and this is why I pay for college) that if you add "ed" to any word it will give you a state or level of intoxication. ie Cronk(ed), Hammer(ed), Table(d) etc....
Why does this surprise me, hmm well it really doesn't considering that A. he is my son, B. he is in college, C. I know that there is a C., but do to brain fade I can't remember what it is... or maybe I was cronked last night!