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  1. Dillon Levenque

    What are you listening right know.

    I love this song. Nothing even close to technically exquisite about it, but there is so much history. Bo Diddley wrote it. These guys covered it on their debut album (and many big names have covered it as well). Buddy Holly pretty much gleeped it whole for "Not Fade Away". And so on. The first room I finished in my SL cottage is the front porch, so I can sit out there. You know. Just in case.
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    Just Ignore and let this one die

    The 'blonde' comment reminded me of a moment back in time. The place Naz was DJ'ing always had costume contests, at least on the Saturdays. One night the costume theme was, for want of a better word, "Strumpet". We were supposed to look as immoral and trashy as possible. Sky's the limit in SL, eh? I can't recall my outfit but at the last minute I decided to add a flaming red hairdo, completely against type: I was/am always basic blonde in SL. I suppose I might have done it as a joke because Naz was always a ginger. So I get to the gig and both Naz and her then partner (who is a ginger both SL and RL) were blondes! There was a lot of laughter.
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    SL = Video Game

    Not really, no. It's simply using your imagination to explore the sandpit with your trusty truck. To me, that sounds a lot like my experience in SL.
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    Where are all my friends? Come on in and lets get comfy by the fire!

    Those spaces are there, Sukubia. A couple from what was probably my best road trip ever. Utah, up north of Salt Lake. The flatness is because it was the bottom of Lake Bonneville thousands of years ago. Idaho, somewhere around the southwest corner on the way to Nevada. California, along the Modoc Plateau. It was a bit hazy that day (unusual up there; it's normally stunningly clear with skies you can't believe) but you can still see Mt. Shasta pretty well in the background. It's fifty miles away.
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    Where are all my friends? Come on in and lets get comfy by the fire!

    Well, maybe not. Depends on the timing. You already know because you're on the road by now I'm sure, but it could get toasty. "SW Utah" I'm guessing was St. George or around there, suggesting Interstate 15. From there it's on across SW Nevada (desert) through Las Vegas, and on into California and the Mojave Desert. It stays desert all the way to the coast. Hot, hot, hot. When you finally do get to San Diego it should be pretty nice; NWS says it's supposed to top out at 83 today (although it's already 79 at nine o'clock). Actually San Diego's desert, too, but they pipe in water and fake it. Have fun visiting the kids. Downtown San Diego is apparently a lot of fun to visit (I've only bombed through on the freeway a couple of times on the way to Tijuana).
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    Feature Wish | Name rant

    I've never seen it scholarly verified but I believe you're correct. The Russian revolutionaries almost certainly borrowed the concept from the earlier French Revolution, which stressed 'citizen' (citoyen/citoyenne) as a form of address and rank for everyone. Egalitarian, you see. Did away with all that crud with titles. It's used in 'La Marseillaise': Paul Henreid is saying "Aux armes, citoyens!" (To arms, citizens!) with a fist-pump in one of my favorite scenes from one of the greatest movies ever made. Vive la France!
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    Where are all my friends? Come on in and lets get comfy by the fire!

    Thanks. I just sent you a quick note in PM about this, too. And you're right about maintaining shape with height on the avatar: very difficult. I thought you looked a lot taller than me the one time I saw you at Sunday Breakfast, but you weren't all that tall. I'm 1.85m, about my RL height. Now I'll be taller.
  8. Cool. Thanks a lot!. :-)
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    Where are all my friends? Come on in and lets get comfy by the fire!

    I got kinda burned out on big houses—always seemed like I had way more space than I could use—but I like the style of this one. I bet it looks better without the big front deck/porch and the column business: cleaner. Have fun with it. :-) Ooops! I see I biffed the comment: this bit was supposed to be in the quote up there.
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    Where are all my friends? Come on in and lets get comfy by the fire!

    First, congratulations on being a contributor to what must be the most comment-filled, humorous, and enjoyable Monday for "Where are all my friends" in a very long time. A whole page of fun. Don't know why I missed it But that's not really why I called. Now that you've dropped "I'm the personification of chaos" in here, you really should work out a new 'title' to celebrate that. I know, I know, mine still has boring old "Advanced Member", but you should be creative, Gottverdammt! And don't worry that Maddy will want to steal it; she's much too happy with Nefarious. ;-)
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    What are you listening right know.

    Thought of this for some reason. While I was digging it out of youtube and playing it was thinking about how we used to all sing along when this came on the radio; a carful of teens all belting it out. I got a little sentimental, then maybe even more so while listening. Then I looked at the notes, and saw where someone had written just two words: Heart tunes
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    Happy Birthday?

    I loved this! And while Rafaella is definitely swoon-inducing, you gotta admit Adriano's pretty cute his own self. (When I said his name I rolled the 'R' nicely and stressed the hell out of that third syllable: Ah-dr/ree-AHNNN-o!). ps: How did I miss all this? I posted in this thread! I must not have checked back in all weekend.
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    Happy Birthday?

    If you enjoy learning the evolution of words and phrases, as I do immensely, Google can be a whole lot of fun. :-)
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    Just Ignore and let this one die

    Well, I'm glad I remembered your involvement correctly. Hey, good news on the shutters, too!