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Iyoba Tarantal

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  1. My exboyfriend with whom I'm still good friends gets out of the hospital on Valentine's Day. He will have a new cardiac stent if all goes well. He's been in the hospital eight days and counting.
  2. Canned fish with broken matzoh, olives, and peppers. It's late night supper time. Peanut butter and date sandwich on matzoh if it's lunch. The Streit's company has my picture on their wall.
  3. Wherever I have lived, a neighbor always is building something. Neighbors tend to come and go, and if I see them building, I walk or fly over. Sometimes my neighbors have clubs. I have a kitty-corner neighbor with a church. My newest neighbor has a store. You have to catch the neighbor when they are building usually or DJing. I am a builder who hates zoning codes, so I rent light commercial land.
  4. Professional and polished graphics does not mean good graphics. Utility and novelty count for a lot more. For example, those mesh (or sculptie) dirt paths one walks on everywhere are lovely, proficient, professionally made, but they're also mass produced. They were wonderful the first time. By the tenth time, I think: "Can't you think of something else?" Even something, home made that's less than perfect that's different from what you see everywhere earns kudos. I have a zinnia texture I hand drew years ago. There are zinnias in my yard growing on a four prim spiral. Flowers don't get old, and I know no one else has envy (lime green...There is such a thing in real life too!) zinnias, or who has tried a four prim spiral for texture plants. Utility, works in a complementary direction. Every time my avie jumps over a wall, I cheer. I've done it a million times. She may not jump as well as an avie in some other game, but she can do it, and it's fun. It will always be fun. If I still want something I built six months after I built it, I probably did a good job with the graphics. They fill a need. For example, a house on stilts built with green painted wood and with sturdy, easy-to-climb stairs made all the land on my 2048 useable at ground level and provided living space for a young, Zooby baby, and me for over a year. I liked the color. I never got tired of the house, which provided indoor space for bathing a baby and taking care of his bathroom needs. The house' inspiration was a building used on academic sims. The original that was 64 prims. My house was 35. The original structure is also an excellent, though primitive (2006) piece of work. If you want to see what can be done with simple graphics in SL, visit Studio Moya or Derpyland (Possibly Derpy Land).
  5. Keep your ten bucks For years, I paid rent to you And then you do This that makes me say "what the... Luckily the Linden Labs concierge truck Let me come to my critters' rescue. And it's a first world problem...true... Still, I feel like a hat trick hockey puck. Yes, you ran out of luck... And I'm left bruised and knocked askew... A rat forced off a stinking ship Clinging to garbage in the sea... A VERY STUPID RAT. Still we had a relationship. Why didn't you at least warn me? I deserved that.
  6. Second Life Grid Status says everything is just fine. I can't get in either. I thought I'd be the first to post the bad news.
  7. I tried squatting once on a no return sandbox. I got my stuff back in twenty-four hours. It was just an experiment. I used to find "sandboxes" on private property, built stuff, rezzed stuff, cleaned it up and took it with me. After I got my 512 n 2008, I became very anti-squatter. Finding them on academic sims made me even angrier. If I find squatters, I alert the sim owner. I've even reported one idiot who left X-rated stuff on a G-rated academic sim to Linden Labs because the sim owner, was busy dealing with floods in real life. I wrote the sim owner and explained how to set autoreturn. My attitude is I pay. You should pay too.
  8. I have been making plants i n Second Life for ages. They are easy. They are fun. They are special because they are one of three good reasons I have for keeping land. The others are breedables and a Zooby baby. I'd rather spend time in the garden than in the house any day of the week. The first picture is of borage which dates from 2009/2010. I still like it because there aren't that many blue flowers. There are jicamas (they date from around 2013). You can't grow them in Georgia or further north. They are a tropical plant and will only produce their edible roots in a very warm climate. Last, we have one of my Ozimal rabbits, Cunegonde, among the chocolate nasturtiums (Created this year!). I love the detail that goes into plants. I have more plants than I can rezz these days, but still dream of making more.
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