Lautrec Syndrome

As a private joke (until now), I’ve diagnosed myself as afflicted with “Toulouse-Lautrec Syndrome”. As he was known for hanging out at Moulin Rouge and sketching scenes there — especially of women who caught his eye — so I compulsively photograph strikingly creative and/or attractive avatars. Some are friends, some are people whose names I knew but hadn’t met until then; most are total strangers.

As you can see, not quite all of them are beautiful women… :-P

I just cleared out a huge backlog of previously-unedited screenshots, and posted the results at Picasa. Have a look, leave a comment if you like… especially if you know any of the many whose names I didn’t remember to note.

[as to the above: second from top is Anne OToole; third is Kirsten Cinquetti; the rest are unknown]


Getting Seasonal

Crap Mariner put a big sparkly tree out on the plateau (or mesa, or whatever) at Edloe’s northeast corner – easier to see from my porch than Russia is from Sarah Palin’s:

All of the 5 Islanders are invited to contribute ornaments – Crap has a slideshow at his blog. Here’s what I added to it:

Oh, and I left one of these at the base of the tree, too, right next to the matzohball snowman (*grins at Ches*):

Full-perm and free to copy; scripted so that each candle lights individually when touched (the top one is the shammas). Stained glass texture (with the serendipitous six-pointed stars) by Inea Madville.

A little Light against the dark of Winter…


Autumn arrives

West Harbour, Second Life

Praxis, InWorldz

This is one of those “Damn, has it been that long since I last blogged???” posts.  Yeah, it has.  But y’know, it’s like the bumper sticker says:

RL Happens

Fortunately, nothing bad… in fact, pretty much the opposite.  The best part is, I finally have a “real life” outside of work, which includes dating a brilliant lady of my own age, proclivities, and manifold interests. Thus, I’m not haunting the virtual scene from Saturday afternoons through Sunday mornings as I once did… which was also the time I could most likely be found concocting a blog post.

But, no worries… you’re not rid of me yet! I’m merely having to re-apportion my time as priorities change. I did manage to go out and spend a big wad of both L$ and Iz’s on autumnal foliage (results above), just as the trees here in central Indiana are beginning to turn. Now I need to convince Ches and Zha not to change Harbour over to winter in a couple of months… Praxis, being solely mine, will probably stay stuck in Fall, at least until Spring.


L’Shana Tovah, everyone!