It’s been just a tad over five months since my last blog! Shame on me!! I think about it often but never follow through. Shame on me!! I could complain, my rl life has been so chaotic, the Covid pandemic has left me depressed, my Dude’s Cancer fight takes more of my time, etc. etc. etc. So many excuses have I that I could throw out here! Shame on me!! As you know, complaining has never done anyone any good and is totally 180 degrees past my positive, loving, happy go lucky attitude so instead I do nothing at all. Shame on me!!
Shame: used when you wish a situation was different, and you feel sad or disappointed. I am very disappointed in myself. I wish I blogged at least once a month. I wish I had the self confidence and oomph needed to attract more readers. I wish my life was less ‘drama’ driven as it seems to have been this last year, 2021. As my Grandmother would say “Stop wishing your life away.” Here’s where I inject a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022 … I’m hoping and wishing 2022 will a grand year for all (and me)!
As I do every year I resolve to blog more often. Big Grin. I try to Blog mostly about my fun adventures and the marvelous regions and people I see as an avatar; many post are thoughts and feelings my mind muses. But, I also keep secret my inworld drama which I seem to step right into without even trying at all. Shame on me!! No one wants to hear about ‘drama’ talk. There are always two sides to every drama and whose to truly know what is real and what is fantasy. Not I. It was drama that lead me to start this blog, true, but I have tried very hard to leave drama behind and share the light.
So I will close this post now with a better attitude and hopefully better blogs to write. I want to write without shame or pride or over-compensation in one direction or another. To write freely. Thank you for once again reading my blog my dear friends. Remember, Step in Sunshine, let the light shine on your face and feel the warmth and love.
July was a extremely hot month for my rl self, while my vr self saw ‘hawt’ things exploring the Metaverse. Sun attended meetings, some cool parties and concerts (Mr. Mikie String and Torben Asp) and published a great issue of her VISIONZ magazine. She visited the Wizard of Oz (Kitely, Talia Sunsong) and Alice in Wonderland (Franco, Cherry Manga)! She also worked diligently on her contribution to the HG Story, Scene five. There were two tour groups who visited her beloved AAcme City in the month of July (HG Nights and HG Safari). She also went to see her bff’s (Minethere Always) new huge 4×4 var region on Metropolis grid. AND she won first place in a Kayak contest at the Grand Opening of Brantley No. 3 (Kitely, Ruby O’Degee).
Overall Sun had some really fun high times the first part of this summer. Summer means sun and fun. Hope you’re haviing a wonderful Summer so far too!
Below is a slide show capturing some of her adventures. Enjoy and always ‘Step in “Sunshine” with a happy attitude viewing your worlds with awe!
Certain numbers were considered sacred, holy, or magical by the ancient Egyptians, particularly 2, 3, 4, 7, and their multiples and sums . Can you name the only number that has the same number of characters as its value in the English language? Here’s a hint: what month of the year hosts EARTH DAY?
The beginning of my favorite month! Why you ask? Well……
My parents were married on April Fool’s Day (1944) and me and Dude were married on April 4th (44 years yeah, wow) and then there is Easter which usually falls into the month of April but occasionally its been known to sneak in early at the end of March. Such as the dates below:
22nd March 1818 – 30th March 1902 – 31st March 2002 – 31st March 2013 31st March 2024 4-5-2015 Easter is coming…Happy Easter ♥ have a crackin’ Easter Everyone!
Moving on through my love of April, both my rl chidlren were born in the month of April (son born April 22nd , daughter born April 25th) and one of my most passionate causes EARTH DAY global observance April 22nd.
So you can understand why April is packed full of fun and celebrations for me.
Enjoy your own April ! and don’t forget April Showers bring May flowers!
Well for almost 90 days now AAcme and Sunbeam have done nothing but build build build; whenever I fiddle with Sun’s puppet strings she has to also chat chat chat with her virtual world wide community friends *yada yada yada* and then of course she had to pop in a couple musical events (Russell Eponym and CelticMaidenWarrior) and then she just Had to attend a couple tours with notable Hypergrid tour groups (Safari and Hypergrid Nights) in between building duties . Exploring is just too much fun to miss out on, I must admit!
Well anyway, back to how Sunbeam spent my online time today. Messing with her own Avatar! Yep we was totally vain today popping in and out of appearance. changing clothes a dozen times mixing and matching outfits, trying on a new pair of cool high heels (back to Roller Skates I’m sure sooner than later), combing my golden locks to a glowing shine and freshening up my makeup! Phew~ a gal needs to pamper herself from time to time and mostly I’m only running around construction or remodeling sites trying to multi=task a thousand projects. Phew~
All of a sudden I looked up at the clock and the day was half gone before I even knew it! I really must do this more often LOL of course I totally meant to clean up my inventory and rename those numbered textures that floods your texture tab every time you import one of your cherished creations. Such a bore! Maybe tomorrow we will start the ‘clean up’ chores. Maybe.
For the last couple weeks SunMagic’s handler has been a weak pink pixie fighting nasophryngitis! Nasty, nasty common cold… with a touch of the flu, strained watery eyes and total lack of energy. she’s been remiss of her duties in the realms of Virtual Worlds immersion. I certainly understand now why? the bear hibernates in Winter. It was agony to get up in the mornings, dress, eat, bathe; all the necessary daily activities that prove one’s existence. Hibernating is the ultimate lethargic, sleepy season no bear dares to disturb for a good reason. I presume so our limbs and spirits may rest and restore! What better time to accomplish this restoration state than during the blowing of icy winds while the world’s color is white. If only the common cold stayed away while playing in the colorful pixels of our chosen grids. Ahchoo!
We are so eXcited to finally start on a brand new AAcme City located on the 3rd Rock Grid (which is now Hypergated enabled) we can barely contain ourselves. Our last AAcme City, covering two regions on the InWorst grid, was home to over 40 residents and over 75 merchants and shops. I understand they still have us listed in their Index as AAcme City Steampunk although AAcme City was totally destroyed in April 2012 by an fierce Meteor storm created by an evil witch for reasons too ridiculous to mention. Our NEW AAcme City style is what we like to call ‘Industrial Fantasy’.
3rd Rock Grid was chosen because AAcme Fall and Sunbeam Magic had first cousins (Virtual Builder and Venus Moondance) still residing there who kept telling us to come there and begin anew. After traveling to many many other grids searching for our destiny we finally decided V & V were correct. 3rg (as most call this grid) had kept the awesome wonderful ‘Copper Zepplin’ (thank goodness the pilot was able to safely land on 3rg after leaving during the evacuation of AAcme City, IW. The air ship known as the ‘The Copper Zepplin’ created by AAcme Fall. is a popular tourist destination being toured by hundreds of Virtual World travelers yearly. Admission is Free.
AAcme City is well under way since breaking ground on December 8th 2014. A Grand Opening celebration is slated for April 2015. As with all cities, construction will never cease. To date the NEW AAcme City, AAcme City Southside and Dolphin Beach has roads laid out and buildings rising high and wide . The beach area has a broadwalk, shops, roller rink, pizza shop, coffee shop and plans for a bowling alley are being finalized. AAcme City and AAcme City Southside will be home to Hotels, Apartments, Shops, ‘AAcme Tunes’ Dance Club and many secret passageways and tunnels making AAcme City a fun place to explore and hang out. A new shop, located near the Town Centre called ‘Blogz R Us’ will feature Metaverse bloggers, Hypergrid Business and AAcme City Adventures for all to keep up to date on new and interesting developments written by various Metaverse bloggers such as Minethere Always, virtual christine, Daniel Voyager, Prim Perfect (Saffia Widdershin), Honor Mcmillan, Leighton Marjoram, Danko Whitfield, Oshi Shikigami. ChapTer Kronfeld and Oddje Otoole to name a few. There are spaces available for more bloggers whom wish to be a part of this One-Stop Blog Shop.
Time to don my Construction helmet and get back to work. Feel free to stop by( http://3rdrockgrid.com/) monitor our progress, pick out a shop or home (as always rents are FREE) plan a party for you or your friends at the Dolphin Beach Roller Rink or just stroll around and see if you can find the secret doors. Most of all, just have fun. Our New Year’s resolution and just eXactly what we intend to do ourselves in the year 2015: Have Fun!!!
Slipping Again! (shame on me, its been a month and a day since my last post)
Slipped right into another of my most favorite month > October. Let me tick off the whys 1) Fall colors 2) Falling leaves 3) True L0ve’s Birthday (Happy Birthday Dude/Oct 19th) 4) Halloween .. who could ask for anything more? And let me mention how the heat of the Sun diminishes and Harvest Moons brighten the night skies, another plus! It’s not too hot nor too cold! It’s sweater weather! It’s bicycling mornings! It’s the color of orange in all shades! It’s pumpkin pie time! It’s sugar high time! Now who doesn’t love October too? Bathe in sunbeams! Keep a warm smile on your face! Enjoy October!
Its barely sunrise and the coolness of the air finally after months of intense heat day and night and mornings is a relief. September is the most wonderful month to me. Why? you ask? Most likely because its my birthday Month, yay Virgos! Many people feel September is their last chance to head out to the beach for one last summer fling or scan the Internet for some last-minute summer loving. September is the end of summer, scantily clad bodies, cool tan hues on the skin and vacations completed for another year. A sad time indeed.
September also holds the day observed as ‘International Day of Peace’ (unofficially known World Peace Day) falling annually on 21 September. This day encourages the absence of war and violence, a temporary cease fire in combat zones, and allows for humanitarian aid access. Many nations, political groups, military groups, and peoples first observed this day of peace in 1982. In 2013, for the first time, the Day was dedicated by the by the United Nations to “Peace Education”, in hopes of prevention of war in our Children’s futures. A noble gesture indeed.
Bells begin ringing, school bells that is, ringing across the world signaling it’s time to get back into the spirit of the education. Then there is the ‘Peace Bell’ , a gift from UN Association of Japan, made from coins donated by children from all continents as a reminder of the human cost of war. On the side of the Peace Bell an inscription reads “Long live absolute world peace”. The Peace Bell is located at the United Nations Headquarters located in New York City. A beautiful sentiment indeed.
September starts off with now fun time Labor Day, originating as a peaceful way to protest for better working conditions and for eight-hour workdays. September also kicks off the football season for many. September is the proud recipient of the Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month. And the end of September is designated for the start of fall, a favorite season filled with colorful leaves and gorgeous weather. If all that doesn’t make you fall in love with the month of September I don’t know what would. So now you know why September is my most special month of them all. Enjoy your September!
Wow! I’m ashamed of myself for letting my little blog sit idle for a year and a couple months. Shame on Me!!! The first few months I was just in a funk! Then I went tumbling on a concrete floor and broke some bones. OUCH! Then I started playing a time consuming internet web based game called City Of Steam:Arkadia… I’ve always been a be fan of anything remotely Steampunk. My characters reached the highest level offered on four of the five servers (3 usa and 1 european) … AND I reached the highest level rank in my company guild. Phew! and there my friends is where my days have vanquished into gloomy mist and colorful pixels.
Although, every once in a while I would get a desire to pop into a Virtual World and when I did I had a fine time, especially when I was so honored in Second Life, as my Surfing Mermaid Kohana Schimmer, when asked to Judge at a SLSA Surfing Competition the day I popped in. What luck! What a great thrill seeing everyone and watching the surfers up close and personal. I’d also pop in on my four sims located on Metropolis. Here I have placed a few of my favorite things like unicorns and beautiful flower gardens but alas I never stayed long. My gloom caught up with me.
I don’t know what possessed me to do a post again, and also update my City of Steam page… but here I am typing away like I know what I’m saying.
I still believe the internet and metaverse hold a powerful magic and I still enjoy my time at the keyboard but I think … but still don’t know why gloom is ever present. Perhaps my post today will make the sun shine brighter while chasing away the gloom so mine eyes might see a glorious dawn.