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Monthly Archives: June 2009

I grew up with Michael Jackson as so many millions did. When all the dust settles, I hope his life won’t be remembered for the travesty of media circuses but for the things he did bring to the world. Don’t just watch for the concert clips… let it roll and see the things embedded…

This morning, from michaeljackson.com, “Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President, Sony Corporation, said: “Michael Jackson was a brilliant troubadour for his generation, a genius whose music reflected the passion and creativity of an era. His artistry and magnetism changed the music landscape forever. We have been profoundly affected by his originality, creativity and amazing body of work. The entire Sony family extends our deepest condolences to his family and to the millions of fans around the world who loved him.”

I’m Gonna Make A Change,
For Once In My Life
It’s Gonna Feel Real Good,
Gonna Make A Difference
Gonna Make It Right . . .

As I, Turn Up The Collar On My
Favourite Winter Coat
This Wind Is Blowin’ My Mind
I See The Kids In The Street,
With Not Enough To Eat
Who Am I, To Be Blind?
Pretending Not To See
Their Needs
A Summer’s Disregard,
A Broken Bottle Top
And A One Man’s Soul
They Follow Each Other On
The Wind Ya’ Know
‘Cause They Got Nowhere
To Go
That’s Why I Want You To
Know

I’m Starting With The Man In
The Mirror
I’m Asking Him To Change
His Ways
And No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself, And
Then Make A Change
(Take A Look At Yourself, And
Then Make A Change)
(Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na,
Na Nah)

I’ve Been A Victim Of A Selfish
Kind Of Love
It’s Time That I Realize
That There Are Some With No
Home, Not A Nickel To Loan
Could It Be Really Me,
Pretending That They’re Not
Alone?

A Willow Deeply Scarred,
Somebody’s Broken Heart
And A Washed-Out Dream
(Washed-Out Dream)
They Follow The Pattern Of
The Wind, Ya’ See
Cause They Got No Place
To Be
That’s Why I’m Starting With
Me
(Starting With Me!)

I’m Starting With The Man In
The Mirror
(Ooh!)
I’m Asking Him To Change
His Ways
(Ooh!)
And No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make A Change
(Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make A Change)

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Sometimes life makes you feel like you're barely hanging on...

Sometimes life makes you feel like you're barely hanging on...

and then you find…

a permanent dance partner... a friend for all times...

a permanent dance partner... a friend for all times...

and no matter what fans come and go…

happy mood - ultimate fan club_001

there is new energy…

and together we'll survive the firey storms of life

and together we'll survive the firey storms of life

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when falling down the rabbit hole.. be vewy vewy cawful… somebody is always hunting wabbits…

or snuggling them?

the biggest rabbits you might EVER find and mmmm are they ever snuggly!

the biggest rabbits you might EVER find and mmmm are they ever snuggly!

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a favorite from a passerby…

2nd life tab:

RL lessons that apply to SL…and vice versa!

1. common sense is the true sense
2. a sense of humor is only common sense
3. respect and trust are earned – never “acquired”
4. the right of way is always given – never taken
5. to be a teacher – you first need to know how to learn
6. you don’t pick your horse, your horse picks you
7. value friendship – you’ll miss it when it’s gone
8. lighten up! the game is life…life is the game…

1st life tab:
my RL is the same as my SL

– except that I appear to be a pretty good ballroom dancer – & there’s that small tattoo thing
– & I can fly
– & I really do hear little voices

Hmmmmm….some differences after all…

I was quite curious to learn there are classes in SL now to teach people about their profiles! I love that! I hate an empty profile! I have my best field trip finds from reading others’ profiles. Have you updated yours recently?

but look what I found! How can you possibly go wrong on a location named “Happy Mood!”

Skybox Garden All to Myself

Skybox Garde

It feels good to have made it to late night SL again… I’m ready to see what other hidden gems are found in those other 85,000 other sims.

Yesterday was a unique day for Bigd and I. We had time ALONE on SL! I know that sounds odd — but normally he and I are racing around doing this or that or the other thing for a business venture or event. Today the middle of the day meant we sat there looking at each other and said… hey… wanna go on a field trip?

Deep in the Tomb

Deep in the Tomb

The King Tut sim will be highlighted soon in the Virtual Pioneers History Educator group that Kimmer and Bigd are a part of — but I was excited to go and explore ahead of time. Half way through our tour we heard from 2 familiar faces — Parker and Aeryn. We invited them to come too. Aeryn had to leave to order pizza so it was really Parker who braved the chilly underground tombs with us for the longest.

SL is filled with so many incredible opportunities. Field trips to explore the amazing imaginations of others is definitely something to not let take a back burner. They inspire and remind us of the possibility of SL beyond shopping and dancing and events and decorating.

Thank you in advance for indulging in our field trip photographs!

Click to See More!  Field Trip Photos are the BEST!

Click to See More! Field Trip Photos are the BEST!

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I woke up Friday morning and was so happy. I was incredibly proud of the crazy group of friends that finds their way to Savoy. I brought a RL friend into SL and she was loved and showered with gifts and really… the ONLY person who did their best to scare her was Bigd! The green striped suit… eeeeeeK!

Blissie didn’t threaten to shoot her. No one accused her of being an alt. Her daughter was helping her drive — and also accused D of having ugly clothes.

Ranae complimented me for the “cool people” I know on SL.. and it made me smile big. I rattled off bits and pieces of who each of you are in RL and was proud to have each of you in my life. I have been teased endlessly for my love of “imaginary friends” on SL and I was so glad to show you all off and your incredible imaginations!

Cheers to good friends and the start of summer and many more adventures to come. Summer is here… the living has GOT to get easier. And… I’m gonna be back at the blog. I’ve missed it and missed reading yours too!

Another noob no longer so new...

Another noob no longer so new...

I didn’t have any pictures from the other night — but I did have a picture of another noob we welcomed back in December to Marco Island. We are lucky he decided to stay despite our craziness! And I’m glad Crighton has made the Savoy a great place to bring noobs 🙂 even if he DOESN’T offer a college credit option for jazz 101 🙂