Posts Tagged ‘Things that I hate’

One of the reasons I was dying for April to start was to follow the Crazy Arse Hair Hunt. On Easter Friday I suddenly realised that was the H day so I immediately stopped everything I was doing and headed to the Hunt Starting Point. The detailed notecard about this hunt was VERY challenging and specifically mentioned we should not count on “normal hairs”. Also, there would be no hint giving nor a blog on the hunt, just because the hunt items would be all in plain sight and no farer than 20 meters away from the landing point.

Well, some of them were, others not really. The fact that the item was a sphere did not helped much either but anyway I was able to do it in just one day, since there were only 40 stores joining in.

As often with most of the hunts on the first day, some of the items were not yet set up in the stores. Others were not simply set for sale. Because we had no other option than collecting each and every item, each time we got stuck I would send the owner and designer a polite reminder where I asked for their help at least in providing the next landmark so I could proceed – not only me, of course, since with time a small brotherhood of hunters had gathered and we were doing this together.

I had the most pleasant surprise when Rose Columbia from NeVerMind replied to my notecard in the nicest way and promptly offered me her item, thus sparing me the pain of going back to a place I had scanned inch by inch before. Not happy with that, a few moments later I received another IM from her allerting me to another item that was still not set for sale some couple of spots aways… and offering me a notecard with all the landmarks of the involved stores. Gosh, this was like a gift from heaven to me and the half a dozen fellow hunters that were gathering efforts to end this task and totally saved our lives! Each time we came to a place where we faced a problem with the item, I sent a new notecard to the owner/designer and we were able to move on to the next place.

One thing is certain – most of the designers got back to me in the most friendly way and hurried to correct it. Even though this is something we already count with on a first day of a hunt, there being no hint blogs, groups, etc, would make us simply stuck to a place until the owner/designer was kind enough to come along and help us.

The opposite also happened. From another owner of I got a reply that went something like:
[22:24] name deleted: Could we possibly have a better warning of how things are to be run in a more clear notecard for future references to that I don’t need to be spammed out the ass with IMs about a hunt item not being up? Roflmao..

She may have mistaken me with someone connected to the organisation of the hunt. I can easily imagine how annoying it should be to get a zillion notecards about the same matter. She wasn’t probably in one of her best days. Still, I don’t think that’s a suitable way to adress a customer. Next time, I will surely refrain myself from any action – lesson learned. But as far as I am concerned, that’s a shop I will not return to… and oh boy, I had brought home so many demos from there, lol !

Honestly? I think some designers should get themselves some store managers and stick to what they do best ;P

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I do not think Memorials have to be places frozen in time and space. That was why I put a Xmas tree in Philbin’s Memorial at Portucalis, and now I’ve planted there a Heart of Love.

This is a fund raising charity initiative to help Shir Dryke, owner and designer of Ornamental Life to collect the necessary amount to proceed with her heart transplant surgery. I am sure Maggie would be more than happy to help – and as we are about to have nearly the needed amount, let me urge you all to donate whatever you are able to.

I have dealt closely with lupus before (my kid’s father suffers from that since he was 18 years old) and know HOPE is often what helps them going on… so please, turn your account into a round figure (get rid of those 193 last numbers in it, LOL) and contribute !.

More detailed information in here – and THANK YOU!

UPDATE – On January 22, donations and charity sales have reached a total of 700K L$, thus taking us to our goal. However, the limited edition skin sales will go on for another two weeks. The product of these sales, according to Shir’s wish, will now revert to Relay for Life. To all of you who contributed, again my heartfelt thank you!

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Random Me

My most recent offline IM goes like this:

[3:27] Bonnie Solo: Hi, sorry my avatar has no clothes on but as i went to change the appearence my computer crashed and just froze……. it keeps doing this about 10mins into the game. Any ideas on what could be causing this??

Well… not only I have no idea on what may be the reason of this person’s problem, also I don’t have a clue on how she (he?) may have picked me up to ask such a question.

I suggested that she (he) would go to a Help Island and have some SL Mentor helping her (him). But if any of you is able to help, please do feel free to address this person in distress. Ah, don’t forget to mention that it was me who sent you… I’m sure this “close friend” of mine will appreciate any support anyone may provide her (him) ?

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I have been discussing this a bit lately. Mainly because I don’t watch the news on the tv and I don’t read blogs with which I don’t feel identified.

I work in communication-related environments for about 17 years, now. I’ve met journalists and I understand their minds. I also have followed the development of the news industry during all this time. Half a dozen years ago, i discovered the blogsphere and have a long training in reading. In fact, I start reading at the age of four, and never stopped until now.

Because I feel I understand a bit how does the mind of a writer works, along with several changes that I have introduced in my life last year, I also started choosing carefully what I read. What’s the point in having information that will not contribute to one’s happiness ? When you previously know that you will not like what you will be reading, why do you read it ? Don’t you choose the books/authors that you keep under your eyes ? Don’t you choose the music you listen to, the movies you are going to watch ? There…

Oh, I do know things happen, even if i don’t read about them, LOL. I know there is a financial crisis going on, conflicts rose again seriously in the Middle East, Russia and Ukraine have interrupted gaz delivery. I don’t need to watch or listen to the news, my co-workers all talk about those things.

But you know what ? I recognise I have the right to not knowing further details. I don’t want to know everything that is going on. And as far as blogs are concerned, I surely don’t want to know who’s sleeping with who, who’s fighting who, who’s just fell in love or who has befriended their worst enemy. I have my own plethora of all these stories, more than enough to fill about five kgs of book pages if I wanted to write it, hehehe

So yes… you may call me alienated. I am so. Does it bother me ? Not a bit – it’s just my way of keeping out of the way a bunch of things that don’t interest me nor have a positive input to my daily life. May also be interpreted as my own way to say “Fuck off, I really don’t care”

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You know those little people who insist on jumping to attract your attention? And those who are so small they need to stand on their tiptoes to be noticed ?

For me, that is one of the most regrettable human behaviours. I feel that, if someone doesn’t stand out due to something that he/she has actually done or thought… well, for me it is quite useless they try to “take a ride” on someone who had an idea or took the lead in something – I will keep looking at them and seeing only empty shells.

And it is such a pity, isn’t it ? We have all this treasure called brains inside our skulls – why don’t we just use it in original unique ways that may grant us our very own place in any world ?

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