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3’s About Me

Not long ago I got a notecard from a friend of mine. One of those “fill in the blanks and pass it on to friends” kinda things. I took a miniute to fill it out and this is what I came up with. 😀

3’s About Me

THREE NAMES I GO BY
1.  Fiddy
2.  Fido
3.  Fi (like fe, “FI”, fo fum)

THREE JOBS I HAVE HAD IN MY LIFE
1. Actor
2. Delivery Truck Driver
3. Tech Support

THREE PLACES I HAVE LIVED
1. Louisiana
2. New Mexico
3. Alabama

TV SHOWS THAT I WATCH
1. Attack of the Show
2. Who’s Line is it Anyway?
3. SportsCenter

PLACES I HAVE BEEN
1. Carlsbad Caverns
2. New Orleans before Katrina 🙂
3. New Orleans after Katrina 😦

PEOPLE THAT EMAIL ME REGULARLY
1. the signifigant other
2. work
3. some guy from Nigeria

THREE OF MY FAVORITE FOODS
1. Sushi
2. Red Beans & Rice
3. Deep Dish Chicago-Style Pizza

FRIENDS I THINK WILL RESPOND
1. Shelby
2. Kiki
3. Ellari

THINGS I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO
1. My next edition of “Superman”
2. Moving into my new house
3. Next football season

Laters!!

Fiddy

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New Year’s thoughts and resolutions

Hey everyone! Happy New Year and all that.

I really wasn’t lazy about this post this time. I really wanted to give it some thought before I posted something. It has been a tough thing to consider, because I really wanted to address something that I’ve noticed in my circle of SL friends.

I know of 3 people (including 2 very close friends) that over the past year have decided, for various reasons, to leave SL. And the reasons are not for lag or grid performance or anything else like that. They had made the decision because they either were hurt by an SL relationship or SL was affecting their RL relationships in a negative way.

Now until recently I hadn’t given much thought to my RL relationships. But upon further reflection, I have to admit that I came to SL to find something I wasn’t able to recognize in RL. And I realize that was a negative, and ultimately hurtful, reason to do SL. SL is, at its heart anyway, just a bunch of people interacting with each other. But it can isolate you from RL too.

So with that in mind, I’ve made some new year’s resolutions, with an eye to live bravely in RL AND SL:

1.      To nurture and care for the relationships in my life. I haven’t done a good job of this to be honest. I’ve lost touch with old friends that I wish I hadn’t. And I want to have some really good friendships and relationships with my SL friends too. If you reading this, you probably are already a good friend of mine. Or, I bet I’d like you to be. J

2.      To evaluate those relationships that I actively participate in with a more critical eye as to my participation in them, both positive and negative. I have a bad habit of looking elsewhere for blame. I’m where I’m at in life not just by circumstance, but also by choices I have made.

3.      To participate more actively in my spiritual practice. I’ve let this one slide quite a bit. I’m a bit lazy by nature I guess. 😛

4.      And finally, get back to my “playing” shape and weight. Whatever that might mean. Lazy here too. 😛

5.      Start my fiction writing again. Lazy, lazy, lazy. 😛

That’s it I guess. Best wishes for the New Year and keep in touch.

Yours,

Fiddy

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Happy Holidays!! :D

Hi all. I know its been a while since a post. I sense a New Years resolution maybe?

Anyway, I’ve decorated my loft for Christmas.

TRIM THE TREE!!

TRIM THE TREE!!

 

LIGHT THE LIGHTS!!

LIGHT THE LIGHTS!!

 

And I make this promise. Before the end of the year, a thoughtful, well written, blog post. 😀

Laters,

Fiddy

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NO SL ON 10/31!!

NO SL 10/31/08!!

NO SL 10/31/08!!

I’m not terribly political, but this is an issue that everyone that does ANYTHING in SL should care about.

Linden Labs has decided to raise the tier price for “Open Space Sims”. They intend to double it in fact, from $75 US to $125 US. If that weren’t bad enough for SL businessmen and landowners, they have also decided to no longer offer the 50% discount to non-profit and educational groups. They will have to pay the full price now, a jump from $37.50 US to $125.

So I urge everyone to boycott SL on 10/31/08 in protest against these oppressive prices. The Lindens will drive away the very people that have made SL so special. Please let your voice be heard on this issue.

You can read the official blog post here:

http://blog.secondlife.com/2008/10/27/openspace-pricing-and-policy-changes/#more-2721

Here’s where you can sign a virtual petition against the price hike:

http://jira.secondlife.com/browse/MISC-1776

 

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!! :D

Heyas peeps! A few changes you should know about. J

First off, AOL Journals has decided to close up shop. No surprise there, it was an awful clunky interface. I’ve cut and pasted my old blog entries from there to their own page here. Might be a little awkward to read at first, but I’ll try to straighten that out with time.

Second, I’ve gotten a new RL job. One that I think will allow me more freedom to do some of the things that I have wanted to do in SL for some time now. It will be tighter money wise for a little while, but I think I am better suited for this work.

So keep your pixels crossed. 😀

Laters,

Fiddie

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Back from Burning Life . . . with pics!!

While my RL kept me from spending a lot of time at Burning Life, I did manage to catch the Burning of the Man this year. Here’s what I saw. 🙂

Looking forward to next year already!! 😀

Laters,

Fiddy

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Hey, I got me a SL job!! :D

No more slumming for me!! It’s nuttin but fast cars and fast times with this fat bankroll. 😀

Weeeeeeeeell, maybe not. But it does pay and I like the people I work for. You can’t always say that can you?

I have accepted a job at The Learning Experience free university as a researcher. It’s really just putting together a little thesis paper every now and then, but I get paid as much as I work. And the rate seems pretty generous.

You should really check it out if you are looking to learn something. I understand they have classes related to all kinds of topics, both SL an RL. And art exhibits. It’s an ambitious project, so please patronize. J

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Moku%20Cove/128/128/25

Laters,

Fiddie

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