When I logged into Second Life on December 26, 2009, I was promised a place where I could go to parties, dress up in cute clothing, and do pretty much anything that I could do in Real Life. Now, a little over 10 years later, it’s time to reflect on my experiences. Maybe I will do a 2 parter – one to catch you up on what I have been doing in the days after my rez day, and then another for reflection.
Let’s start off with the Decade Challenge!
Top: Tee*fy Adalyn Top – Spring – Maitreya
Pants: [Cynful] A Girl’s Thing Jeggings – Maitreya Lara
Skin: [Glam Affair] Arina Applier [ Catwa ] 006
Choker: Chop Zuey – Celestia Choker – TxChnge
Hair: Magika – Hair – Aria
Shoes: N-core SONIA “Fatpack” for Maitreya High Feet
So the first pic was one that I took of myself when I was filling out a dating profile – you know, the ones where you set up a vendor and drag/drop your picture into them? I remember I had to take that photo multiple times before my hair fell into a decent position. The 2020 photo I took the other day at Backdrop Cove.
When I first hit 1,000 days in SL, I did a 3 part blog post on it. Today it has been 3,668 days. 1,000 days feels like a lifetime ago
I hit 2,000 days on June 18, 2015, 3000 days on March 14, 2018, and I will hit 4,000 days on December 8, 2020. Crazy, right?
This is a snapshot of how I looked from 2010 – 2018 (I am sure you have seen plenty of photos from 2019…if not look here.)
It’s interesting to look at this because I chose some of my more “glamorous” looks instead of casual. You can tell that I love my makeup – I have always favored a dark smoky eye. I’m also happy to see that I am wearing so many updos and short hairs – I never feel like I have enough of them in my inventory lol.
Fun fact about the first two photos – they were both taken in 2011. But the first photo was similar to the one that I took here when I wanted one last photo before I decided to wear a mesh head. And then the second photo was taken during the time I went to modeling academy.
Earlier in December
Did I talk about the Winter Camping trip with Drivers of SL? That trip lasted for a while…from the 20th and then throughout the week. I want to say we went back on the 26th (or at least that was my last HUD that I had). It was pretty fun ^^
My Rez Day/Week
Because my rez day is on December 26 (right after Christmas), and for the past few years we have been doing the White Winter Ball on the first Saturday of the new year, it’s been tricky to have a proper celebration. I thought I was going to have one, but it turned out to be a Q&A talk about what I’ve done in the past 10 years. I think 2010 me would had been disappointed with my lack of rez day celebrations lol.
I did get presents from several friends – thank you Morgan, Sea, Nesca, Neddings, and Vixen! I hope I got everyone…see this is why you are supposed to do blog posts sooner
Vixen and I got together for a shopping trip, and in our tradition, had fun dancing while trying stuff on.
Vixen gifted me the Legacy body, which I was excited about. I had entered their contest (didn’t win), and I had heard that the Legacy body was a game changer. The only difficult time I had was getting used to the HUD. I normally do not keep media on autoplay because it’s annoying, and I don’t want to give just anyone access to my IP address (remember RedZone, guys?). But you need that enabled to use the HUD.
I brought Vixen to LL’s shopping event, and we were demo’ing hair from vanity Hair because they had hair 50% off. I didn’t end up getting anything from there. She may have had, though. I had fun with the body for several days until I needed my Maitreya again. I am wearing Legacy clothing, BoM skin (yes BoM works like MAGIC lmao), and Maitreya shoes via the deformer.
I had told her that Carrie’s Lingerie (where we first met ) had closed. Our friendship outlasted the venue where we met ^^
White Winter Ball
Photos can be found here
This was the first year that we had two times. i will definitely do this for next year, and work harder to get the word out. I had a lot of people say they wonder why more did not attend. I am thinking that sometimes people are not back from their holiday trips. And this year the first Saturday fell on the 4th, which was pretty early. The previous years it fell on the 6th and the 7th…about a week into the new year. I loved both of the DJs, and I hope to keep the same energy going this year.
I think my favorite photo were the ones in between the two events.
Trying to get ourselves situated on the couch was rough. In the middle of this Jena accidentally landed face down on Jonelle’s lap. Dorian, I told you this was a PG event!
Sadly, I was not able to capture that moment. But you see how big Jena’s glass of bubbly is, right?
I’m starting to loosen up, Jena is just gone, and Jonelle still manages to keep her composure. Or is she just sleeping with her eyes open?
Jena decided she was hungry, so she got herself a burger. Not sure where she found that since we didn’t serve food this year…maybe she got Uber Eats 3000 m in the sky? I wanted to see how my cats were able to lap up liquid with their tongues. Jonelle is snickering at us…I SAW THAT!
I told them that Catalysis told me to take a nap so I would be ready for the next session, so after this we all went our separate ways. I can’t remember what happened after that…next thing I know, Catalysis (who was DJing the second session) was tapping me on the shoulder, asking me whether I was okay. I would had gotten a photo of that as well, but I was still sleepy. Good thing I didn’t take a picture…probably would had taken a picture of the floor or something.
Old Friends Come to Visit
Every year around my rez day, one of my old friends, Jacob, comes to SL. No, he doesn’t come because of my rez day, but because it’s the end of the year. I asked him how come he didn’t come in December like he usually does. He said he had, but he lagged so badly that he logged out right away.
So we met at Junkyard Blues and danced for a while until he logged out (probably crashed). He couldn’t even see all of me, so I had to take a picture of myself and show him what I looked like. He’s thinking about coming back to SL more often, so his first step is to get a better computer. It reminded me of my first year in SL – seeing all kinds of crazy crap because I didn’t have enough …everything to be able to process SL.
This is getting long, so stay tuned for part 2!