is taking place in Thunder Bay this weekend. Or a dramatic reenactment. Katherine’s IB History class is studying the revolution, and her study group is filming a short documentary exploring Nicholas II through the eyes of the peasants and his advisors.
They wrote the script which is not bad…and are going through our winter coat closet for costumes. They are constructing picket signs from hockey sticks (my idea) and Katherine attempted to raid Emily’s room for a birthday princess tiara, but it is alas, broken. I was thinking they could use the soundtrack from Anastasia… but they are hoping to strike a more authentic note.
We received the most cool and terrific package form Seymour yesterday… Angie packed up a care package of love for me and the kiddies… but the note, the note… made me feel like my friend lived down the block…
At first I wanted to call this post “My So-Called Second Life.” A few weeks ago, driving Tony and I heard a CBC broadcast about Second Life, “a 3-D virtual world entirely created by its Residents, where users can explore, build, socialize and participate in their own economy.” Since then we have seen a few plot lines on Detective shows about Second Life and Dwight of The Office has a Second Life avatar.
“Back then, my life was so great I literally wanted a second one. In my second life, I am also a paper salesman, and I am also named Dwight.” “Everything is exactly the same. Except I can fly.”
So despite Jim remarking that Second Life is for
“For those people who want to be removed even further from reality.”
I wanted to check it out… Tony said he would pass that he was quite content with his first life. I could insert “eye rolling ” here but that would make me appear childish. On Thursday, I signed up and created my account. Chose my name and my cute little avatar. I downloaded and installed the program. Immediately, was told my graphics drivers were out of date. Then I update drivers and have to update the program, I do that. And then I can’t get past the orientation island because my card is still not strong enough to stop the program from freezing. Hmmmph, last year I gave my graphics card on steroids to Tony.
So I installed my Law and Order game on my computer, which is not the same. I found myself dreaming of playing CSI NY in Second Life which you can do.
Last night, however, I talk to Joel about Second Life, and we get him signed up (we have the same last name so we can be family in Second Life, although Joel noted that we now have a lot of unknown family members also with the same last name) …and install the game on Tony’s computer. (Tony had already said I could.) Oh my, what a hoot… I really want to play this game now… So now I live vicariously through Joel’s Second Life…*sighs*
sort of what Joel’s avatar looks like … I know, I know, as if I don’t have enough to do… maybe my avatar can make the cranberry relish today