Day 84 – Live Laugh Love…and stickers!

I went out today to shop around the Live Laugh Love Family Fair. It’s a charity event raising money for Autism Speaks, something near and dear to my heart as two of my best friends have autistic children.

Live Laugh Love Family Fair

As you would expect from a family fair, there’s much to buy for kid avatars, things to put in a family home, and poses made specifically for families. It’s all unbelievably adorable.

I don’t really do the immersive family thing in SL. I consider Ulaa my “sister” and have even taken on two more “sisters” in the past month [Hi Rylan and Willis!], and of course I have my husband, but that’s about as far as it has gone for me. Last year when I started thinking about family stuff, I didn’t have the time or energy to do anything. Now…well, I’d be lying if I said that going to that fair and knowing some of the families I know on plurk doesn’t make me think about it. But I don’t feel like I have the ability to cultivate that kind of bond with anyone at the moment. I’d hate to just get bored with a kid av, you know? Or be like, hey, I know I’m supposed to be your mom and stuff, but can you like…not be in my house? How crappy would THAT be?! LOL!!

Anyway, the fair is for a good cause, so I suggest going out there even if you’re not particularly family oriented because there are things like wall decals and other little cute items for sale. πŸ™‚

Day 84 - Live Laugh Love...and stickers!

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Got my hands up, they’re playin’ my song!

So much going on lately. πŸ™‚ Good things, though. I am just so happy all the time recently! I have my moments of bitchy, but what female doesn’t? LOL But in general…I’m just really happy. It’s not uncommon for when people ask me how I’m doing for me to just reply “I’m awesome!” Because…I am. πŸ™‚ I just really hope it continues. As my close friends know, fall is a very hard time for me and I tend to be really really down and out of sorts in November especially. Maybe this year I can break the cycle. I’ll explain more when November comes along. πŸ™‚

Party news!! If you didn’t hear about the SL Blogger Meet-Up this Sunday – well, go to that link and find out about it! πŸ™‚ I’ll be DJing the party [I was SO excited to be asked again!] and it will take place at ArminasX Saiman‘s store, Electric Pixels, at the secretly located Particle Lounge. [Um, I guess it’s not a secret since we’re giving out SLurls…but pretend, ok?!] The theme is Outer Space, and I sooooo badly need a costume!! I’m demanding that Tyson and I have matching outfits, or at least ones that mesh well, so I think we’re going to have to have a shopping trip tonight or tomorrow. Tymmerie made some space helmets so if nothing else, we have that! πŸ™‚

He thinks I'm hot. No, REALLY!!

I asked him if I was hot. He said yes. That’s all I needed to know.

Oh, so, I didn’t end up going out of town like I’d planned this past week. With the rain and yucky weather that’s been going on, it was just in our best interest not to go until possibly next month. That gives me extra time to continue dieting & exercising so my well-meaning aunts don’t ask about my ankles again. My RL best friend of 14 years recently renewed her gym membership and as part of her package, she got guest privileges for 6 months. So until March [or until I decide I’m tired of waiting on her and get my own membership], I’m at the gym at least 3 times a week. It has been a struggle. Like many of you, my life is fairly sedentary. Walking leisurely around the grocery store or a little faster than a snail’s pace on our treadmill 1-2 times a week was not doing it for me. Getting on that elliptical machine for 30 minutes the first time was so hard. I couldn’t make it through the cool down!! Cool down, hell. I barely made it UP the steps to the machines at all. And it is SO embarrassing to say that because I used to be so active. I used to run, I used to dance, I did kickboxing and lifted weights. I’ve never been THIN, but I was FIT, and there is a difference. I wish I could blame SL for the lack of activity, but that’s not it at all. It’s me. I’ve been down, and I’ve been lazy. But just this past week. Just these 4 workouts at the gym and one at home that I’ve done [holy shit, since Saturday I’ve worked out 5 times!], it’s done an INCREDIBLE difference on me. With every extra step I take, with every extra minute I keep in motion, I feel much much more like myself and so much less like the depressed little fat girl that I’ve become over the past 5 years. And the best part is that I take that into my SLife and hopefully the joy I feel right now, I can rub off onto others, because I am so blessed to have the friends I have in Second Life, and I want them to be nothing but happy.

Ok, too much writing. LOL I’m sorry for the blurb there. πŸ™‚

It’s time for a shower and to settle in for the evening!

Horns For A Hundred Thousand

I’m not really big on ads on blogs. I understand that some people don’t use a free blog site to host their blogs and maybe the ad revenue helps some, but personally, I never click on any of the ads and I will never sell ad space in here.

But I was approached this morning by one of my readers who is helping with a charity event, and I was asked if I could please place an ad in my blog for the event. I was once part of the UT system too, although not in Austin, and the charities are good ones, so I agreed. You can see it on the side there of my blog, but I wanted to post bigger posters and copy and paste the notecard with all the event info. I’ll be dropping by during that weekend to check out the festivities and donate some money, and I hope you all take some time to do it too! πŸ™‚

Horns For A Hundred Thousand

Horns For A Hundred Thousand

Come help the University of Texas Longhorns Raise L$100,000 for two worthy charities – free entry & free rides.

Friday April 24th to Sunday April 26th.

Activities include: go karts, bumper cards, raffle, and silent auction.

Live Performance Schedule (SLT):
Friday April 24th
6pm – 7pm Dann Numbers
8pm – 9pm Harper Messmer

Saturday April 25th
3pm – 4pm Vienna James
8pm – 9pm PheobeAnn Theas

Sunday April 26th
12pm – 1pm Phemie Alcott
4pm – 5pm Gregg Huet
8pm – 9pm Dale Katscher

About Project Jason: to create and increase public awareness of missing people through a variety of outreach and educational activities. Project Jason seeks to bring hope and assistance to families of the missing by providing resources and support.

SL URL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Aloft%20Nonprofit%20Commons/237/24/26
RL URL: http://www.projectjason.org

About Team Fox (in affiliation with Michael J. Fox): to provide guidance, tools and resources for the thousands of amazing people all over the world who are walking, running, blogging, jogging, paddling, pedaling, eating, drinking, shopping and dancing to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s research.

SL URL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Aloft%20Nonprofit%20Commons/50/207/24
RL URL: http://www.teamfox.org

SL URL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Remora/68/226/22 or
Search: University of Texas Landing Point for Project Jason