Sunday, August 26, 2007

Second Life

I never got into video games. Yeah, I played Pacman. And I've heard about alot of the different games. I'm not a computer- or techno-phobe. I just never really got into that stuff. And I realize that other folks have other interests. But I don't quite get the appeal of "Second Life."

I never played it, but I can understand why people would be interested in the Sims. Who wouldn't want to be a god-like figure? But Second Life? As a game, okay, you create an alter ego. And you do some stuff -- go to parties, play games with other residents. And that's neat when you have people scattered all over the country and world. What I don't get is when as part of the game you start to do stuff that you should be doing in your first/real life! Like working, going to school.

I have a hard enough time trying to maintain my website, posting a blog every couple of months, and scanning through various group listserves. But I also work. Have a home and family. I'm already overbooked in my real life! I don't see how I could even dream of living a constructive second life. Oh, that might be the key... give up sleeping.

So if one of the goals of Second Life is to have a successful alter ego, wouldn't that require you to be creative, constructive and all of the other talents that define successful? So why waste all that talent on an alter ego? Why not apply it to your real ego?

I guess that's what I don't understand. So long as people approach Second Life as a game, it's one thing. But when it somehow becomes their primary life instead of the real world, then something is wrong.

Saturday, March 17, 2007


Well, I'm a bit depressed. The little girls... they're not so little anymore... Anyway, the kids I used to babysit have all gotten married and are now having babies. Two of them have private blogs that I just learned about and I spent most of yesterday morning catching up. On the one hand, I'm super excited for them. On the other, well, they're younger than me... how come I don't feel like I'm old enough to have kids yet? (Mind you, I'm closer to 40 than 30!) I'm sure this is driving my mom crazy, but she's been great about not nagging or hinting.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Good Morning!

Maybe if I get into a routine... but should I post something first thing in the morning? Or in the evenings?

Yesterday was kinda blah. I wasn't feeling well -- not sure if that's from all of the GS cookies I've been eating or the dinner from the night before. Ah, 13 Mar... normally, a pretty good day of the year for me, but not this year. So yesterday I was still a bit depressed/recovering from the 13th.

And spring is in the air! I think I'll put the plants out on the balcony so they can get some fresh air.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

keeping track

Okay, I have my own personal website (which I've had since about 1995 thank you very much!) so why do I now have a separate Facebook, Myspace and Blogger pages??? I just don't get it!

cliche, I know

My, how time flies! Has it really been over a year since my last post? Well, I'm trying! I have managed to totally revamp the MAC website. I think it looks way better now than before. And, I've managed to restart the club newsletter. Now, I'm working on updating one of my work sites. I've already redone the "look" and now I'm working on updating content (yuck), but I'm getting there. But I also have to start thinking about two other websites and start working on those as well in the next couple of weeks. And I've promised to redo a friend's site. I actually started working on that using the yahoo editor, but I don't like the results. I need to figure something out using CSS.

Do you want to see the websites I'm working on? Check out the links at right...