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  1. 15 hours ago, Ivanova Shostakovich said:

       I love it when I'm shopping, planning baked, stuffed potatoes for dinner. I look over the Russets and find a perfect one, then spend ten minutes looking for three more that are just as nice.

    Now that's a derail. Just, "Bam!", right outa nowhere. Perfect. :-)

    I have that same problem with the potatoes except I'm normally only shopping for two.

  2. Not to pile on, but "nowadays"?

    When I first started here I almost always wore dresses or skirts; I wanted to look as girly as possible (also I loved that skirts in SL were wonderfully short). As time went on I began to enjoy dressing much more casually. My first DIY outfit consisted of denim shorts and a t-shirt with a denim jacket (that almost matched the shorts), sneakers and ankle socks. The sneakers were hot pink, more or less matching the t-shirt and the bikini I wore underneath. I was terribly proud of myself.

    My favorite casual outfit is jeans and sneakers with a sweater (pullover cable-stitch preferred, with turtleneck)*. As has been mentioned already, trying to find that 'look' can be a little challenging. So many sweaters that are cropped way high, or are cardigans open to the navel. Just finding a regular old sweater can take some time. I wore that look on my system avatar all the time; now that I've finally caved in and gone mesh I can start looking again. Funnily enough, this is my first outfit in the mesh avi. I went with sandals to save time; I'll look for sneakers soon enough.




    *A look I've always liked on women

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  3. 40 minutes ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

    integral x/(x^2 + 4 x + 6) dx = 1/2 (log(x^2 + 4 x + 6) - 2 sqrt(2) tan^(-1)((x + 2)/sqrt(2))) + constant

    Please don't do that! Same to you, Jameson. Gotta draw the line somewhere and I say calculus is across the line.

    Line. Lines. I can work with those. Geometry Yes, Calculus No!

    ps: My father once got a passing grade in one of his calculus classes by accident. He copied one of the problems for the final wrong, and wound up getting trapped trying to fight his way through it (while filling a couple sheets of paper). When time was called he'd taken so much time on that one problem that he hadn't finished the final, but he turned in what he had. The instructor noticed the incorrect copy, but read through my dad's 'solution' anyway. He said, "It's the wrong problem, but you did prove that the distance between a line and a point on that line is zero. If you know enough calculus to do this you pass the test."

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  4. On ‎5‎/‎23‎/‎2018 at 8:40 AM, sirhc DeSantis said:

    It has been a fascinating threadette ( less than 100 has to be an ette. Possibly an orina).

    Backgound. When I was a Kitten our neighbours expressed surprise that we were not 'Pakis' as my Mum made a curry of a Tuesday. No big thing except where I was born 'Paki Bashing' was a thing after football. Made me think.

    Later Mum ran me through the 'rivers of blood' speech. Asked what I thought. Answered. Not bad for a Boots the Chemist counter girl.

    Similar changes of heart happened to my dad - nuff said now happily in Thailand as it was the place of his dreams during NS*.

    So as a Brit I look upon this from  a US expressed point of view as - juvenile.

    Now back in the day as a Rude Boy I ran and kicked against the NF but - scars stay, muscles go. Attitude does not change.

    *NS National Service Yes I am that old.

    Thanks. Liked that. I had to Google the "rivers of blood" speech. Ugly (not that the Civil Rights Movement here didn't spawn worse ugliness).

    I like your mom, too. :-)

  5. That's a good one, but there are more. Try FABGlitter: https://secondlife.com/destination/fabglitter-women-s-club ; a lady who posts across the street and who is extremely witty owns all or part of it, I believe. I think if you're new to SL finding groups or clubs that cater to your "demographic" is good, but in truth all of Second Life is LBGT friendly. Sure, there are occasional knotheads, but for the most part, people just treat you as people. Mingle. :-)

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  6. I think almost all of Florida got extensive rain, but right now Alberto's heading straight for the Panhandle. If it stays on track it'll go right up the middle of Alabama tomorrow. Ceka may not want to go horseback riding Tuesday night.  The path goes up through Illinois and Indiana and even Maddy might see some Alberto induced rain by Thursday.


    Stay dry, folks! Except Maddy—she'll find some way to enjoy/experience the weather. She does that. Chick's a little batty that way. ;-)


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  7. On ‎3‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 12:59 PM, Nimue Galatea said:

    Where do all the really lonely ones congregate? Those affected by racism in SL, the disabled, the depressed, the ultra shy? Where are you guys? I'm dying to be your friend.

    The social climate in SL (and most other places I've played in) is standoffish, as well. I'm particularly sensitive to it and it makes it harder to make friends. I believe it has to do with the social climate of the world at large.

    Thanks for reading.

    Nimue, I can only assume your SL account has been mostly dormant—you joined eight years ago. Your post sounds like it's from someone who has just barely bumped the edges of SL, so my response is geared to that.

    First things first: your RL gender, appearance, health, wealth, etc. mean nothing in SL. Obviously they mean plenty to you, but you needn't share any of that unless you want to. This is our virtual world here; we can be virtually whoever and whatever we want.

    As for friends....I think actively seeking friends is a hopeless and self-defeating thing. I didn't seek friends, and the handful of people I consider my closest friends didn't either. Instead, we just spent our time exploring and learning how things work. One of my friends (not around much these days—RL keeps her busy) told me she spent almost a year wandering the world before she started really talking to people. After a while you find places you like and you visit them often. You might notice that you'll see some of the same people there frequently. It is quite likely one or more will say "Hello" to you, or you could even throw caution to the winds and speak to them first. If you're not careful the next thing you know you'll be having a conversation.

    I 'met' some of my friends on the Forum, including the wanderer I mentioned earlier. We just got to liking each other from reading each other's words. I've made other friendships on the Forum, too. The woman I was just talking about and I are both close friends with another well-known Forumite (this one's really a hottie, if you get my drift ;-). The three of us spent a great deal of time together in SL.

    You can take from that what you will. I hope it helps. Either way, I hope your Second Life improves.

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  8. On ‎5‎/‎16‎/‎2018 at 8:00 PM, LittleMe Jewell said:

    I'm taking off on vacation tomorrow.  We are heading to Monterey, CA this time, which is an area that I've never been too.  I'll be out of SL until sometime next Tue evening - I'm planning on managing the withdrawal with lots of wine and art shopping. 

    When I read this earlier I didn't notice that Lil was heading for Monterey. I can actually see the western portion of the Monterey Peninsula from here, off in the distance. Unfortunately the weather is the absolute pits right now. We have fog, as is so often the case this time of year. Comes in off the ocean. Today it's in the form of overcast with a solid layer starting a few hundred feet above the water. Gray and gloomy and probably some drizzle close to the shore. High temp for the day expected to be around sixty degrees.

    It's still an interesting and beautiful area with lots to see, but I hope she brought a few sweaters with her. Today would be a good day to drive over to San Juan Bautista, an easy thirty mile drive. It'll be about seventy there, and there are lots of little shops and eateries plus of course the Mission (bonus points if she's a Hitchcock fan—it's the one featured in "Vertigo".


    Mission San Juan.jpg

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  9. It's good to be home.

    Not to recycle the theme but I've been away from my headphones for a bit, and I have to hear 'em tp play 'em.

    As it happens...


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  10. 19 hours ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

    ...looks at Orwar's signature and starts wondering.


    As usual for me, I paid no attention to any of the bells and whistles here; I just  came for the conversation. I had no idea we had signatures in this version. Turns out my old signature is still there. I just had to flip the switch to allow viewing of signatures.


    I guess this belonged in TIL, but whatever.

  11. 20 hours ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

    Okay, if we're gonna talk about wisdom, there's this...

    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

    Explore. Dream. Discover.

    - Mark Twain

    Never one to discount the words of white haired old men, I have purchased a sailboat like this (I haven't actually seen her yet), for the heady sum of $60 (including trailer!)...


    I intend to learn to sail her across the big pond so that I might someday discover for myself whether the strange people of Michigan really do eat popcorn with forks. As is my style ( unnecessarily frugal - the boat needs work / unnecessarily handy - I'll be the shipwright ), I won't sailing her until I can keep her from sinking.

    Happy Monday, Kids!!!

    For a craft like that priced at $60, I'd suspect the phrase "Needs Work" might qualify as the Mother of all Understatements. I think pictures are in order, so we can share your progress. You're probably gonna need a new outfit, too. Something like the old "Seamstress of Gor" only with power tools and caulking and such instead of needles and thread.


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  12. On ‎5‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 3:42 PM, Teyla Firethorn said:

    So you meet someone in SL and you seem to click, one thing leads to another and you would like to progress further and possibly into RL.

    You find out that they sell RL nude photos online, would you encourage them to continue their exploits or would you ask them to stop?

    Would love everyone's opinion.

    Edit* If you were the ones taking the pics would you also stop if your partner asked you to?

    This phrase has a lot of vagueness. You find out how? There are only two methods that have even a sliver of validity: the offer's in her profile OR she tells you about it in an IM. Even then, who's to say the pictures are really her?

    If the idea of pics bothers you, then what LittleMe said: walk away.

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