It’s nice to see more of Pinkie now she is on line again just lately, we had a such a lot of laughs and adventures together in the past and I really missed her and Head as they had real life commitments, which has kept them away from sl. I asked her if she would like to go to the AKK Ranch and get a demo horse so we could go riding and said said yes. I used Colin who always likes the chance of having a look round AKK at all the lady horses! Second life has been a bit odd lately, full of lag and Pinkie was having a tough time seeing things as they failed to rez for her, so we had a bit of a communication problem at first, still we managed to get her a horse and go exploring. I spied Spritely Pixel, one of the AKK Ranch owners, over the other side and went to say hello, he was sitting on a new horse that had flames for his mane and tail and giant wings, quite impressive, especially when flying I should imagine. Pinkie and I then set off to look round the sim.
Pinkie’s horse looks like he’s eating an extremely small lion in the last picture, I can only say that, one, I didn’t see any lions on the rout, and two, don’t think the horse would eat fresh meat anyway, so I expect it is my bad photography, lol. After our ride we headed over to Murray which was fairly deserted except for Forbid who was trying out a skull attachment, which he thought was good.
Drax dropped in for a few minutes to Murray and it was really nice to see him, I had a CNN meeting later, but he had other commitments and couldn’t go, however, Pinkie said she could make it. I contacted Head and he said he would try to make it as well, which was really good, as it was going to be about relationships in sl and I had posted a report on it as had Jim Sella. It must be very hard to arrange these meetings and to find subjects to keep everyone talking and interested and I looked forward to hearing the discussion. They had invited some people there who owned Second Life dating agencies and the whole discussion was about who used them and why, plus what did people think about sl relationships and whether they lasted. Head didn’t stay long and Pinkie also had to leave after a while, as I think the discussion did go round in circles a bit and to my shame I didn’t really have any input into it, so I probably didn’t help matters. I think though, that these agencies don’t play a big part in sl, as most people tend to meet others out and about and find they form a friendship and go on to build a more serious relationship, probably the best thing about sl is that the shyest person would eventually pluck up enough courage to talk to strangers, as it’s easy to meet other avs, unlike real life face to face situations where rejection is feared. I have some exciting news for my cnn reports as they are being included in a new ireport cnn webpage, mixed in with real life reports, its only at a beta stage so far, but means I will be able to put my stories straight on there as I write them. Oh the pressure!!! only kidding! Have to go out and get some more good stories now.