This time of year, while being my favorite season (Fall), drives me crazy. Having the sun set before 5-5:30 PM in the evening sets my internal clock all kinds of out of whack. With the countdown to Thanksgiving here in the states at a little over a week and a half left, I’ve been searching through recipes by the dozens – looking for something unique to try this year. It’s a little thing my friends and I do each year, have a little Turkey Day cook off. This year – I intend to win. 🙂
I admit it. I am kind of a sci-fi geek. Maybe a little more that “a little.” I grew up watching Star Trek with my dad. My favorite movie is The Fifth Element. I read Lois McMaster Bujold. Sci-fi is love. Just saying. So when I saw this coat from Sweet Lies I thought – and this is where the little light bulb clicks on over my head – Jupiter Ascending. While it may not be the most brilliant of stories , the movie sure did have some serious eye appeal. (And no, I am not just talking about Channing Tatum.)
It’s almost that time. Halloween is near, and the time change too. And then it’s a mad dash to New Year’s with the holidays in between now and then, and their unique way bringing the crazy out in everyone. Whether they celebrate them or not. But first… you still have time for Geeks’n’Nerds and all the nostalgic, geek-ish, nerd fun. I raided my stash of goodies that the creators we so gracious to share (Thank you!) and made a nerd “clubhouse”, of sorts.
At this moment I am listening to my friend drunkenly sing along to whatever song catches her attention on YouTube. Sometimes I can tell what songs they are… and sometimes not. This is a common occurrence when she drinks. All through her musical adventures, I am either trying to muffle my laughter or giving up the fight and bust out laughing. What I am supposed to be doing is writing this post though.
… And I don’t want to wait
I just want to know
I just want to hear you tell me so
Give it to me straight
But tell it to me slow
Cause maybe someday
We’ll figure all this out
Try to put an end to all our doubt
Try to find a way to just feel better now and
Maybe someday we’ll live our lives out loud
We’ll be better off somehow
“The worst battle you have to fight is between what you know and what you feel.”
Life is a learning experience. That experience can be both a joyful one or a painful one, or anything in between the two, and often simultaneously. Sometimes you realize that the biggest obstacle you have in learning and growing or moving forward, is yourself. For personal reasons – I won’t go into them here – I’ve been in a battle with myself as of late.
When I saw the topic of Berry Singh’s Monday Meme this week, I saw it as an opportunity to focus on some of the positive in my life. The challenge is to share things that you’ve learned as a result of your time and experience in Second Life, whether the reasons are personal or professional, whatever those “lessons” have taught you.