It’s true that I’ve not been posting as much as usual. I feel like I owe you an explanation, but this is just between you and me. It’s a secret and I’m begging you not to tell anybody! This is one of those “once in a lifetime” opportunities and I don’t want to blow it.
I was contacted by a man who represents a woman in a royal family (you’ll understand that I need to keep the names confidential). She has $184 million that she wants to invest in a venture as a silent partner. I know what you’re thinking, but it’s not one of those scams – I have to prove myself.
First I had to give my business profile, a justification for considering me. Then I had to do a proposal that included a guaranteed annual return of 10% to the investor. Now, I have no doubt that my venture will be able to satisfy that requirement but still, I had to make sure it was a brilliant proposal.
I’m waiting to hear if she’s chosen me as her business partner – the suspense is very stressful. I promise, when this happens, that I won’t forget you or the others who have supported me so long. In fact, there’s a box of chocolates with your name on it. I’ll send it just as soon as the lawyers tell me it’s OK to sign the contract.
Posted by honourmcmillan on May 18, 2013
Yazoo Rang↑ has created a group of mini-landscapes↑ for your exploratory pleasure. You begin with Alex Bader’s↑ tunnel of trees, emerge to find a meadow and a post-apocalytic town in the distance. There’s also a teleport to Death Valley (and who can resist that?).
I took my alt out there this morning – not because I was hiding. This time it was because “the poor dear” had to accept some inventory. I mentioned yesterday that I’ve been feeling guilty because this avatar hasn’t been updated in years, so I finally did something about that.
I realized – as I went through the process of getting new hair, eyes, skin, clothes, and an ao – that I don’t think of this individual as “me“. It would be more accurate to say this is a useful person I happen to know. Having said that, if I’m going to spend much time inworld as this account I’d prefer better scenery (so to speak).
The update process was less painful than I expected, although I think I got scammed on an ao – the jury is still out. In addition, I’m not entirely happy with the skin but it is a major improvement. In any case, I’ll share the new version. I’m no Strawberry Singh↑ when it comes to portraits, but trust me – he is much easier to look at now. :)
Posted by honourmcmillan on May 12, 2013
I like early mornings, particularly at this time of year. The air is soft and the world is relatively quiet – apart from the birds gossiping outside the window and the domestic beasts who think it’s all about them (as usual).
I can usually get things done at this time of day – or not, depending on how I feel and what my todo list looks like. Second Life is problematic though. Everybody I know seems to live in a different timezone, I’m barely sentient and they’ve been up for HOURS.
Don’t get me wrong – I love talking to people, it’s just that they have an enormous advantage. They’re awake. I’ve taken to using my alt to tackle my inworld projects just so I’m not distracted. This allows me to get some work done, but it also means I feel an enormous amount of guilt.
I don’t feel bad about hiding from my friends/contacts – I think most understand when people need to focus on a task. The problem is that I’m spending hours of quality time with an avatar who hasn’t been updated in years. The poor dear looks like a refugee from 2008. One of these days I’m going to have to do something about that. :)
Posted by honourmcmillan on May 11, 2013