With the first snow in my real life, the first snow arrived in my second life as well. It took me a while, and some thinking, but I feel its snowy and just purrfect. I used some low lag snow all over the place, we got ice floes, snow slushes, piles of snow everywhere, and don’t forget the snowman or Santa himself, parking his sleigh behind my house. Maybe one can see him ride through the sky on Christmas?
I thought about using a nice aurora Borealis, but its really big, and I don’t know if my neighbours would appreciate it.
“Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
It doesn’t show signs of stopping
And I’ve bought some corn for popping
The lights are turned way down low
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”
After that bad blew Jasp and I took we analysed the race, and worked on our weak spots. After finding some new start approaches, we digged deeper into the the spinnaker run, and woohoo, got OVER 14 knots out of that sweet girl!
We focused on our slowest lap, so we did just these legs several times, and I am pretty happy with the outcome.
Raceline : Winner: Jaspar Recreant ID#181 !
Race time: 00:15:00
Lap times — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: 00:14:59
Raceline : Winner: Jaspar Recreant ID#181 !
Race time: 00:14:46
Lap times — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:14:42
“Oh the first snowfall of the winter
Was a day that we all waited for
When it drifted to and frost
Why you should’ve seen the snow
It was near seven feet or more
By the old barn door
Oh the first snowfall of the winter
What a joy for a boy to behold
In each house you’ll find a sleigh
That was waiting for this day
And of course, down the road a hill
For each Jack and Jill”
~ Lyrics by The Carpenters
This week was amazing, tough and weird and.. just everything all together. I started writing again, about everything but also about my healing heart. That probably helped me a lot, to push through my writers block. I met someone and he makes me smile and laugh, and my sister took me too a long overdue photo shoot. It was exhausting, but not just for me, also for the artist, because I got a new profile picture, by,, exactly, my sister Dakota, and it became sooo amazing.
I also started working on one of my boats again, another good sign for back to normal… but .. winter is coming..
Everyone of us knows that saying, but for those of us who live in Sailors Cove it is true. Winter is coming, tonight! Wait.. I think I heard doom bearing melodies all over the place! But I wouldn’t be me, if I wasn’t prepared, all of my land and home is already wintery, so I am sitting on my beach now, enjoying the warmth of a fire, and this new amazing picture of myself, while waiting for the first snow!
Sometimes I really hate bad luck. Everything seemed to be fine, Jasp and I were fit, full of energy, and ready to roll. But SL wasn’t with us this very nice Sunday. The day of the first snow. We got distracted slowly after the start, and came to late to the line and right into the wind shadow of Titus’ yacht.
Usually that wouldn’t be so bad, if the scripts wouldn’t be lagging and working… we hadn’t have that luck, and all the race we sailed like being in a wind shadow, as if our yacht would have been made from lead. Soon Kovu got us, brought us into another wind shadow, and the race was basically done, but we kept trying. We did everything like we did on Friday, and finally, on the last two legs, the boat seemed to be back in its place, and groove.
We came in third .. of three… but we came in at all.
Congratulations big time to Titus and Kovu, you really rocked today, you won well deserved. Therefore you will get from me a huge thumbs up and big huggies. If I hadn’t to leave so fast, that would have screamed for a beer together.
Wishing I was knee deep in the water somewhere
Got the blue sky breeze and it don’t seem fair
Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair
Sunrise there’s a fire in the sky
Never been so happy
Never felt so high
And I think I might have found me my own kind of paradise
-Lyrics by Zac Brown Band ft. Jimmy Buffett
It was Saturday again, and I found finally again the time to follow my passion. Like every weekend, the Rainbow Sails Yacht Club started a cruise, and Jasp and I right in the middle. This cruise took us through the Columbia River, up north to a pyramid, and than back south on a fast run home. It was an interesting and fast cruise, some tacking at the start, but a very relaxed way back.
It was partially a bumpy road, like every Saturday in SL Waters, caused Jaspar to drop of off my Flying Shadow, the Dragons Touch II. Maybe I should check his Harness, it might be defect. Considering the fact, that it was a fast cruise with a very fast boat, I had rare time to shoot some action pics, but I was able to get you a few at the first and only Rendezvous Point.
Kovu joined us with his, new? , OP 65 or OD 65, I am sooo bad with boat names – of boats I don’t own. But I loved it and I probably might get one too. This writer is sooooo weak.
But any ways, it was a great cruise, and I had lots of fun, no matter how bumpy it became by times.
I know, I know, no one likes people who gloat. But I can’t help myself, I have to do that. During Jaspars and my training today, we just rocked the boat and the Fruit Islands. After the first win in ages, we were a bit lazy this week, but this Friday, we got back practising, and Lord, we needed that break.
After a rough beginning, we made it right on the point over the start line, just to have our first really fast lap. Unfortunately Jasp hadn’t set up the line properly so it stopped recording BUT our HUDs kept counting and working.
Even with an almost 30 second slide after round one, and our rough start, we made the fastest run EVER on this course, with a 12M.
45:02 minutes, for three laps with some weird fiddling.. awesome. 1 minute and 24 seconds faster then last Sunday when we actually WON the race. I am really looking forward to Sunday. Jasp this one is for you, YOU ROCK!
Last night I checked in on my sister Dakotas set. She has another sister, a friend of me, and the two of us danced together. It was like dancing with the stars all over, because damn she got moves! I wanted to look clubby and fresh for once, so I stepped out of my comfort zone of blue jeans and shirts, and put on a mini and a cropped sweater. Did I felt exposed, heck I did, but I felt good too. And for the first time in a long while I really had fun, I was laughing and just got out there. I even enjoyed the music, which is a huge compliment to my sister Dakota, because I usually hate electronic beats.
It was awesome to dance and just have fun with the girls, although .. I was chatting via SMS (some would call them IMs) with a special someone.. and dang he made my panties drop so hard, that they just ripped a hole down to Australia. I think I need to ask a friend there to retrieve them, so I can get them back.
While the evening passed by, something happened, and I am really happy about it. I don’t know how or why but.. suddenly Ana told me, that I am a sister to her as much as Dakota is. That really warmed my heart. This way I am flattered, that we became family, even without being related by blood, or in the SL universe, related by bits.
I think, I should do that more often, getting out of my comfort zone, who knows what good it might brings, when I am out of my jeans…