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Moxie Quan

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    The other night I was invited out for a night with the girls. 

    I told my husband that I would be home by midnight, "I promise!" 

    Well, the hours passed and the margaritas went down way too easy. 
    Around 3 a.m., a bit worse for wear, I headed for home. 

    Just as I got in the door, the cuckoo clock in the hall started up and 
    cuckooed 3 times. 

    Quickly, realizing my husband would probably wake up, I "cuckooed" 
    another 9 times. 

    I was really proud of myself for coming up with such a quick-witted 
    solution, in order to escape a possible conflict with him. 
    (Even when totally smashed I knew 3 cuckoos plus 9 cuckoos totals 12 cuckoos = MIDNIGHT!) 

    The next morning my husband asked me what time I got in, and I told him "midnight".
    He didn't seem concerned at all. Whew! Got away with that one! 

    Then he said, "Babe, we need a new cuckoo clock." 

    When I asked him why, he said, "Well, last night our clock cuckooed three times, then it said, "Oh *****." cuckooed 4 more times, cleared its throat, cuckooed another 3 times, giggled, cuckooed twice more, then tripped over the coffee table and farted. 

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  2. I need to VENT!!!  Because I'M PISSED!! 

    I went to the WalMart super store to pick up a few things, because everywhere else is OUT of everything.

    I'm waiting in the checkout line and I dropped a $20 bill (yep that's me trying to hold everything, because I didn't want a cart). The lady in front of me picked it up. I thanked her and held my hand out, and she said, "The things found on earth are kept by the collector," then she walked away.  I was thought to myself, oh hell NO!! I looked at the person behind me standing in line, they couldn't believe it either. This can't be real life right now, right?!

    I took a deep breath and I turned back towards the lady - thief - or whatever you want to call her.  As I approached her, I said, "Do I look like I'm in the mood?!  Let's not play games. Go ahead and give me back my money, NOW."

    She had the nerve to ignore me completely and TRIED desperately to walk away from me. So, of course I left everything and followed her into the parking lot as I was calling the police (because somebody was about to go to jail. Not sure who at this point though, her or me).

    She was almost running at this point to get away from me, which was the first sign of real intelligence this lady had shown.  When she got to her car, she put her bags on the ground trying to quickly get her trunk open.

    I was boiling at this point! I decided that her “finders keepers" rule just presented the perfect opportunity for a great teachable moment.  So, I went into track star mode and ran full speed, and grabbed her grocery bags, and headed to my car yelling, "The things found on earth are kept by the collector!"

    I hopped in my car ignoring her every attempt to get my attention. I was out of line I'll admit, but she was too. I was HOT, but I had a sense of satisfaction at the same time.

    I got home and open the bags and what did I find?

    3 packs of rib eye steaks

    3 pounds of wild caught salmon

    2 pounds of potatoes

    Everything to make a bomb salad


    A bottle of Wine

    I couldn’t help but think to myself, WOW! Not bad for $20 dollars!

    In all seriousness though, this is just a joke to put a little humor out there with all the seriousness of the coronavirus and to see who would read the entire post.

    Hopefully I just put a smile on your face, best laugh I’ve had all day!

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  3. Wish I saw this sooner. But today is the last day of the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education - VWBPE 2021 Conference which is held here in SL for 14 yrs running.  There are conferences held by RL teachers, scientists, dive instructors and there was a session yesterday with some Lindens, plus a number of exhibits to visit.  Today I'll hosting at the gateway and one of the exhibits. 

    For more info visit: https://www.vwbpe.org/

    Watch live feed or sessions held Thursday and Friday here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2FdFXompIUI4zmZ_wP5p0Q

    Try to drop by. 


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  4. On 2/19/2021 at 2:27 PM, Alma Palmira said:

    Welcome back! Like the Hotel California... "You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave." I've taken many breaks over the years. It's all good. Nurture whatever brought you back and avoid the things that made you leave the first time! Most of all: Breath. Your virtual life should feed you not the other way around. 🙂

    Thank you.  Quite true.. though that was the 2nd time I left and only did so due to returning to work from the illness which made me take a break in the first place. Then 2018, illness hit again. Now I'm retired, loving home life with the grandkids and doing my thing.  I'm taking a few online courses and back at Builders Brewery taking refreshers as well....lol.  Sl has changed a lot in so many ways, but then it hasn't. Time to go out exploring again as a lot of my old LMs are non existant.  🙃

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  5. I love hanging out by the beach my favourite place But I also like to dress up and often change outfits 2-3x daily.. lol. My bestie always laughs at me for that. I'm also loving my locs which I also have RL though not as long.. yet. 



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  6. This is absolutely crazy. But if we all think back we have some sort of incident like this or something similar.  When I initially joined in 2007 I brought my best friend in here as well. She met this guy who seemed "normal" till he decided to do a background check on ALL of her friends that she introduced him to. I don't know how, but he got my real name, found out my home address, where I worked, my position etc.  This absolutely pissed me off because I take my privacy very seriously especially because of where I worked, which at the time was with for the government of Canada. Needless to say I expressed my absolute fury to my friend and she also was not impressed or pleased with him that she discontinued all contact with him.  All that to say, sometimes the good old "Block contact" is often the best option.   At the time (being the newbs that we were), we weren't sure how to proceed after that but we both blocked him and moved on. There are some people who take advantage and try to show themselves up as these impressive folks when in reality they're nothing but sniveling unimpressive individuals.  You have to ultimately protect yourself. Since you've blocked her then don't stress or worry about it.  Move on and enjoy your SL experience. 

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  7. 13 hours ago, AnaiasMalan said:

    I attended one a while back. It was super entertaining at the time lol. I'm on the search for new ones 😄

    Heyyy.. let me know if you find any. I'd love to check out a talk show as well. 

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  8. On 1/1/2021 at 9:43 PM, Alma Palmira said:

    I've been in SL for 15 years. Ouch! That really hurts. Finding friends in SL has its challenges. Here are my rules of engagement:

    • Join an interest group (not just a sales group or an invite from a generic bot greeter.) When the iPhone first came out Apple had an ad campaign that said, "there's an app for that!" In SL the saying should be, "there's a group for that!" Unpack a latent interest and search for them.
    • These groups will have mixer events. Attend a mixer. Lurk and listen.
    • When you have gathered your courage, say something! Riff on something someone else has said, ask a question, Dance!
    • Volunteer in said group. An active group always has need of volunteers to do stuff. Even if they don't, they will know you are interested in building the community which will open organic doors to interact.
    • Be friendly. remember that the only difference between you and a bot in SL is the real person (YOU) behind the keyboard (or mic). Let people see that person.

    SL is the perfect place to reinvent yourself. In RL I am an old, white, over weight, gray haired, introverted illustrator of books and stories. In SL I am a middle-aged male person of color, and a 23 yr old white female, and a grey-haired college instructor (my first avatar -- I used to teach.) Each one is me, but each one (for me at least) has a unique temperament that bubbles to the surface. Don't be afraid to discover your virtual you, and don't be surprised if they turn out to be a more extroverted, demure, life of the party, kind of you!

    I've been out of SL for 7 years and my original avie will be 14yrs old next month.  But this is an Awesome response!!!

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  9. On 1/1/2021 at 12:55 PM, EmmaTyler1 said:

    Hi , i am new to 2nd life and most of the time i wander alone as i dont have friends. I have tried many times to make friends but could not keep the conversation going as i am an introvert . I would really like to have some good friends who could teach me around and also have some fun together.


    Hi Emma, Not really an introvert here but I am shy when meeting for the 1st time. I have to get over that initial hurdle...after that you can't shut me up.. lol .Hit me up in world, I love to check out various events, sales etc when I'm not at a builders brewery class, landscaping my parcel or working on some project.

  10. 21 minutes ago, Jingle Blackwood said:

    I am also returning after some years...I think 2015 was the last time I checked in. I had been on since 2008 and I have no idea why I went away. Anyway, I am self-isolated because of COVID-19, so I am back looking to talk to actual people and recapture the fun I had back then. I am remembering and learning how to walk and fly and it is all coming back to me. Old dogs, as they say. Anyway, as a 65 year old (25 in SL), I am glad to meet you young old farts. 

    Welcome back.. Send me a message in world, we can connect. I actually joined SL in 2007 but my original avatar got corrupted and became a permanent pink cloud for years. Even LL couldn't fix her back then. I've since gotten her back with 0 inventory and the dreaded pink and white polkadot dress from the library. She's now the red headed step child.. literally.. LOL. We really should form a group for us returning old farts. LOL. I might just do that when I'm in world today.. LOL. 

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  11. 6 hours ago, Cristina Eisenhart said:

    Returning resident from 2008, been MIA since 2011. I was 42 back then so does that make me an “old fart?” Ha-ha! Just upgraded to mesh last week. Very pleased to meet you all!

    Welcome.. welcome. Yes,  you're most definitely eligible for the old farts gang.. lol 

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  12. Oh boy this is so me.. lol. I first started in 2007 and left in 2013 for work and illness. Came back fully last November after a 7 year absence and it was a lot to wrap my head around.. 51 in RL, 25 in SL.  Feel free to IM me as well. 

    I even have a newbie under my name on this post.. lol. Oh for shame.. 😂

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