Hello Everybody. No big long introduction this month for my blog-type-thingy. David Letterman has been off the air for a little while now, so perhaps it is time we can all start to find a top-ten list amusing again.
TOP TEN SIGNS YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY TELLING THE DIFERENCE BETWEEN REAL LIFE AND SECOND LIFE…
NUMBER TEN !!!
Okay, okay, I lied… maybe just a tiny introduction… I MEAN, REALLY! Don’t you think this could be a super useful list for us Linden Land lovelies and lads. I have already told y’all that I am an unconscionable Profile Snoop, and I see all sorts of comments about where people want to draw the line. It seems important for SL’ers to proactively delineate the boundaries of RL and SL. Profile comments often seem to fall along a Spectrum ranging from “I’m-just-here-to-dance-and-hang-out-not-to-date-and-don’t-even-look-at-my-gorgeous-avatar-or even-say-I-am-cute-so-ice-yourself-perv” to “Heeyy-there-handsomes-party-is-goin-on-right-here-all-the-time!”
Of course I only hang out in the classy places (looks about furtively), so I would not know tooo much about all that y’know (coughs). What I find even more interesting, however, is the contrast where some profiles have a huge list outlining the precise differences between RL and SL existence, and others just seem to coalesce the two together. One of the sweetest little profiles I ever saw (I am so sad I don’t remember who it belongs to) simply said “there is no second life and no real life, there is just LIFE.” I tilt a tad toward this second camp. While there are profound differences between my RL and SL avatars, I have the same heart and am the same person in the pixelated and protoplasmic realms. Alright, enough of the commentary, back to the list.
TOP TEN SIGNS YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY TELLING THE DIFERENCE BETWEEN REAL LIFE AND SECOND LIFE… Drum Roll…..
NUMBER ELEVEN !!! (this is my favorite top-ten list because it actually has eleven bullet points, it is better since it goes to eleven, and all of the others only go to ten… this list is better, you see, because it goes to eleven). okay, stay with me… here is the list:
Drum rolls YET AGAIN…
NUMBER TEN !!! You surprise a Mama Bear in the woods and she charges at you. You simply wink and lol and say “your avatar is so real, did you get that at Zooby’s?”
NUMBER NINE !!! You are frequently fined for indecent exposure because you forget that real life does not have alpha layers.
NUMBER EIGHT !!! You reach to turn on your television at home and inexplicably find that you are sitting on top of it.
NUMBER SEVEN !!! When offered delicious desserts you decline by explaining that you are watching your prim count.
NUMBER SIX !!! You have a T-shirt that says “Being popular in Third Life is like sitting at the cool kids table in the isolation ward of the insane asylum”
NUMBER FIVE !!! It seems entirely normal to you to enter a name like MsAmazon2UBraveheart onto the prayer list at church (I have actually done that one).
NUMBER FOUR !!! You start to feel guilty about not spending enough time with your kids… specifically your SL kids (I have done that one too).
NUMBER THREE !!! You are cleaning your cat’s litter box, and get confused because you don’t find any little rainbows.
NUMBER TWO !!! You set the wake-up song for your alarm tone to be “Non, je ne regrette rien.” (I am so sorry, this got in here from the wrong list. That came from the top-ten-signs-that-you-like-the-movie-Inception-too-much list. But I thought it was funny so I have no regrets about including it here).
AND THE NUMBER ONE SIGN THAT YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY TELLING THE DIFERENCE BETWEEN REAL LIFE AND SECOND LIFE !!!
YOU DREAM IN WINDLIGHT!!!
Music, lights, etc yada, yada….
OH! OH! OH! I almost forgot, this list really DOES go to Eleven. There is actually one more sign that you are having difficulty telling the difference between real life and second life: Someone here has brought some immense happiness to your life! Amanda, Sophia Darlings… I am looking at you on this one. CONGRATULATIONS on finding each other. And know Mom is VERY happy for you both. (BIG SMILES AND HUGS).