Monday, March 9, 2009

Awkward moments from the road

Hi from the road.

For those of you who are new to this blog, I'm Em and sometimes I have a hard time NOT talking about my real damn life in this Second Life blog, but in the grand scheme of things, maybe that's a good thing. I don't know.

I'm currently en route to Tennessee (from Arizona), and WOO HOO, these Marriott Residence Inns have great wireless Internet connection!

So I log on tonight after a long hot day of . . . well, packing my car and a truck and driving three blocks to a hotel (we're running a little behind, oops) . . . and what do I find but . . . 


Oh lawdy! Yes, I'm doin' it, so no, I shouldn't be beeeeechin' about it but, I don't know. My only comment is "sheesh."

That aside, I've learned a lot about myself during my short time on the road, mainly that I cannot poop in front of my cats (who have been sequestered in my hotel bathroom).

Performance anxiety.

Um, let's change the subject:


Hey, you got it wrong, Kermit. It is OH SO EASY being green!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm one of 8 million people running around in this gift from Nardcotix and no, I don't know if it was a subscribo gift or in-store gift or what. You can put your Sherlock Holmes hat on and figure it out if you so desire. I know you can! I have faith in you!

(Green is the new bitch slap.)

The necklace is by Alienbear for Nardcotix. The sunglasses are from Pacadi and sorry, I have no clue where that store is or how I got those glasses (can't find it in SL's STELLAR search engine). I'm assuming they were free because, as in real life, I rarely spend much money on sunglasses because I tend to break and lose them. 

Boobs courtesy of [the oBscene] skins and my sliders.

"Dear Obscene, Late last year I took a two-month break from SL during the holidays. After I returned and caught up on the blogs, I learned -- with much heartbreak -- that you gave out some cool hunt prizes and gifts while I was gone. Since I've spent a fortune in your stores AND referred my friends AND constantly given you awesome play here, um, could I please have a folder of the stuff I missed during the months of October through early January? Thanks!! Love, Emerald Wynn"

(yeah right, like that'd happen. sigh.)

Oh shoot, I promised you some awkward moments!!!


I'm traveling with my parents, which is awkward enough anyway. My mom needed to use my laptop to check her email. She turned it on and this blog was up on the browser. She said, "What is this? Why are you reading this . . . . is this a cartoon character? Who is Emerald? Are you reading cartoons online?"


Later my dad walked by just as I was snapping that close-up shot up there.

Of course he just saw some boobs on my screen.

"What the hell are you doing?" he asked.

"Playing a game!" I said as innocently as possible.

He watched over my shoulder as I walked around Eolande's looking for Flower No. 14 in the Most Random Hunt Ever. (I'm not making fun -- that's what it's called.)

"How do you win this game?" he said.

"By walking around and finding cool clothes for this chick on my screen" was my smooth answer.

"My God, that is a stupid game," he said and wandered off (thank God) to find ESPN on the hotel TV.

Laugh. Oops.

Speaking of hunts, thanks for the hint:


. . . but your grammar teacher would smack you up for that.

And I still can't find the damn flower in that store.

Here's a part of my blog that I like to call "Cool AV, Man!"



This dude's name was Chesto, and I probably should have asked him if I could stealth-take his pic. Oops.

Speaking of cool people, check out the video my friend Noelyci made to raise diabetes awareness in and out of SL:


And naw, I'm not an Insulin Pump pin-up girl. That was a purely unselfish plug right there.

Damn, I'm getting sleepy. Hope everyone is happy and safe.


Eliza Wrigglesworth said...

Have a safe trip! I've got a feeling the next few days are going to be long ones.

lol @ your cats : ))

V said...

about bathroom time with the cats- mine insist on it! haha, it was weird at first, but now I'm wondering where he is when he's not in the bathroom with me o_O He also waits in there while I'm taking a shower and then hops in the tub to play with the water droplets running down the shower curtain..

And.. RL grief on SL *faints* I feel ya.

Good luck through the rest of the trip!

-Eevie Lemon

Lizzie Lexington said...

LOL i love trying to explain SL to friends and family. Have a safe journey Em - with this comment you will have my email. Keep in touch!

V said...

Me: SL is great!!
Friend/Family member: So. what do you do in SL?
Me: "Well.. I uh... shop.. explore.. go on hunts for free things.... and um.. wait for letters to change on chairs for more stuff... and yeah..
Friend/Family member: "So.. you don't get points for anything.. you don't shoot anything.. so.. yeah.. sure.. that sounds.. umm.. boring..
Me: you know what.. you just don't understand. *runs away crying and hides*

Laleeta Xue said...

Ha ha! I recently regained the joy of owning a cat (my old one my parents brought back to live in France with me) and I bursted out laughing when I read your comments about yours.
Mine is a pervy cat, every time I take a shower he will be waiting for me behind the door...

Anyhoo travel safe Eme! Can't wait to see you online again soon :)

P.S: BTW you better be back in time for the Bunny Hop grid wide hunt! I am participating it it :D

Casandra Shilova said...

Oh Em, you are an original!! You make me giggle and I need that right now.

Love ya

Noelyci said...

So send me a pinup pic with the pump already. And use the sliders.

Tymmerie Thorne said...

/me rolls her eyes at Noelyci. LOL

Emerald, you know the test of a good and loyal cat don't you? If you run out of TP they will go find some for you. Sadly, not many cats would pass this test. A dog would, though. I'm just sayin'

And for Apple May - ooklay in the arkpay across from the toresay against a reetay. Not in the toresay. *wink*

Learning Teacher said...

I literally laughed out loud at your reply to your dad about how to win this game. LMAO


Aisuru Rieko said...

please drive safe and don't kill your folks or anything! >_< and you so can TCB with the cat watching, mine likes to sit on the counter next to me when i'm in the bathroom, he's got separation anxiety or something. he purrs at me and sniffs my hair and stuff. kinda creepy actually :P