Archive | March, 2011

The Scorpion and the Frog

31 Mar

As some of you may know, i’ve always loved fables and short stories. It’s great how a very very short story can teach so much with just a few words.
In this occassion, Aesop’s “The Scorpion and the Frog” goes perfect with what happened the other day in Second Life, that scarily reminds me of one of my Real Life best friends.

The Scorpion and the Frog


(image courtesy of luna1316)

A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion says, “Because if I do, I will die too.”

The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream,the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown,but has just enough time to gasp “Why?”

Replies the scorpion: “Its my nature…”

Sometimes frogs are attracted to scorpions. Scorpions are strong, shiny, dangerous…that kind of bad boy look that many many frogs fall for.
The frog falls in love with the scorpion, she is soo happy and feels so proud: how can i be so lucky to have such a beautiful scorpion by my side? They are together, they have fun, and the frog thinks things are too nice and sweet to be true. The scorpion sometimes hurts the frog, he has to keep his sting in shape he says, she feels hurted but understands. After all, he loves me, i am his frog, why would he be with me if he didn’t love me? So she forgets and forgives.

Sometimes a frog can be smart enough to leave the dangerous dude and follow her way safely, but most times they get caught, like a fly in a spiderweb.
Sooner or later the scorpion will sting the frog so bad they will both sink in some stream, no matter how many times the dude says he can change.

Please frogs, stay away from scorpions…it’s in their nature!

Best Friends Part I: Friggin

29 Mar

One wednesday morning, back in my newbie days, i rezzed topless in the Underground Garage ( gotta love topless tuesdays). While looking for some clothes in my inventory i noticed i wasn’t alone.

-Oi, he said.
-Hey, i replied.

We danced some rock tango and chatted and chatted for a long time. Since that moment we explored together and had lots of fun. He is smart, funny, cynic, eccentric and; above all, honest with himself and with people. He has one of the strongest personalities i’ve met in Second Life and i love him for that!!
With Frig you can laugh your ass off talking about the silliest things, joking around, wearing ridiculous outfits and just playing the fool…but you can also talk about deep stuff and politics, religion and the meaning of things. Plus he is a great advisor concerning cat care!

When i most needed a friend, right after the break up with my SL ex, losing the club we co-owned and so, he was there not minding talking with me for a long long time til i felt better and he was one of the people that helped me move on and have fun again 🙂

I could be writing about him for a long long time, but i guess you don’t like reading long boring blog entries (insert evil laugh here) so i will stop here.

This is Friggin, a guy from the cold with a very warm heart!!

What is beauty for you?

28 Mar

Beauty: a word everyone knows but, if you ask people, not many can describe beauty with words. Is beauty tangible or does it belong to the world of the subconscience?
I personally can find beauty in practically anything, but would have a hard time describing why things or even people are beautiful to me.
Studies say there are certain facial features that most people find pretty: symetric face, big eyes, yummy lips, long legs, soft skin… but still, beauty is so subjective i totally agree that it is “in the eye of the beholder. However, in every country, rich and poor, cultured and ignorants have been seeking for beauty, everyone has tried or tries to fit in that concept of beauty our social environment tells us is the right one. Gazillions of euros, dollars or whatever currency you want have been invested in looking better: make up, hair dressers, gyms, clothes, cosmetics and other beauty treatments, plastic surgery…

In my oppinion it is healthy trying to look pretty or at least trying to look better using whatever tools are availble for you. Like any woman i know, and also a few men, i spend quite a lot of time trying to improve myself. Dieting, exercising and so is healthy yes, but not if you get obsessed with it. We should keep in mind that we’re all unique and that noone has to fit in any prototype.

Take a second to think: everyone you liked look the same? everything you find beautiful fits the same style? Probably not, or at least i hope so, because otherwise you’d be missing the spice of life!!

Thinking of it, beauty always shines through everything, you just need to keep your eyes open…

Big in Japan

26 Mar

Lately we’ve all heard in the news about Japan and the tragedy japanese people are living now. My best wishes and biggest hopes for them. I am sure, as strong and hard working as they are, soon they will be reborn.

All this said, when the other day Jops suggested to visit the Second Life version of Japan thought it would be a great idea to see how someone portrayed the real country in a virtual world. Said and done, we headed to explore this great sim.

Here’s Jops enjoying the sunset views.

I’ve never been to Japan but, for what i can tell, whoever created the sim did an awesome job. You can find typical stores, clubs, houses…aswell as some secret hideouts and even a submarine nightclub!

Yay duty free!!!!!

The only bad thing is the lag is awful, we were lucky it was almost empty during our visit, i don’t want to imagine if more than let’s say 10 people want to explore at a time!!Maybe i could suggest the owner a restart once in a while, so you don’t get stuck while trying to enjoy the beauty.

High heels make you look sexier and more elegant, yes…but sure it’s not the most suitable footwear to go sightseeing!!!!Veeery tired , with my poor pixelated feet hurting like hell, i thought it would be nice catching the train to the upper part of town.

Not being a resident, i had no idea of the train timetable, so i waited and waited…and soon started to need a restroom badly. Isn’t it funny how, the more you need to pee, the less likely you’re to find a bathroom?

Now Jops doesn’t wonder anymore why the sea was starting to look yellow!!!

Finally the train arrived. Seats weren’t too comfy i must say but hey, it is better than walking on 10 cm heels up hill!!!

I continued the trip til the last stop, up the hill, enjoying the astonishing beauty of the views and i found something totally unespected…a school!!!Verne didn’t come with us this time, but i will have to bring him soon. I am sure he’ll love this school, plus he can learn japanese to talk with Jops!!! (yes, Jops can talk japanese haha)

More to be shown soon…

And she closed her violet/blue eyes…

23 Mar

Elizabeth Taylor, one of the last stars from the old Hollywood sky, closed her amazing eyes today. She charmed everyone with her talent, her beauty, and her enormous personality. Strong, stubborn, eccentric, excessive and big hearted, always needing to give love even more than receiving, she married 8 times, shame she didn’t have time to go for the 9th.
Maybe it is because, when they were young, she and my mom could perfectly be twin sisters; maybe it is because i am a huge fan of those old glamourous hollywood classics…but i have cried for her today.
Hope wherever you go you find the happiness you always deserved.

Forever.

The Wasp & The Butterfly

22 Mar

I’ve always thought butterflies are one of the most beautiful creatures on earth. I even have one tattooed since the day i turned 18 years old (yes, that’s a while ago now ;p). One could think they’re fragile and it’s true they don’t have a long life but, despite their gracefulness, some of them can do amazing things.
The Monarch migrates over long distances and creates an amazing natural spectacle every year. Some have developed symbiotic and parasitic relationships with social insects such as ants. Even though some species can damage domestic crops or trees, others are agents of pollination of some plants, and even eat harmful insects. Not to mention the times their image has been used by artists over the centuries.

Today i found this fable by Aesop (translated by Laura Gibbs), and i want to share it with you:

———–The Wasp & The Butterfly————

A butterfly noticed a wasp flying by and exclaimed, ‘What an unfair turn of events this is! In our previous lifetimes, when we inhabited the bodies from whose mortal remains we received our souls, I was the one who spoke eloquently in times of peace and fought bravely in war, and I was first among my fellows in all of the arts! Yet look at me now, an utter frivolity, crumbling into ashes as I flutter here and there. You, on the other hand, were formerly a mule, a beast of burden, yet now you stab and wound anyone you want with your sting.’ The wasp then uttered words that are worth repeating: ‘It does not matter what we used to be: the important thing is what we are now!’

Note: This fable derives from the ancient belief that wasps would spring from the carcass of a dead mule or horse (e.g. Aelian, Characteristics of Animals 1.28), while a spirit or ‘psyche’ would take shape in the form of a butterfly (Aristotle, History of Animals 551a).

The Lion King & The Fearless Elf

20 Mar

They say he’s the king of the jungle . Humans fear him and animals run away scared when they see him. He’s been known through the history for being one of the most ferocious creatures, and its face is one of the most widely recognized animal symbols.

I try to not make quick judgements about anything or anyone, and i tend to think the best from everything…until i am given a reason not to! Yes, i’ve had my dissapointments too, but don’t think i’ve had more than those who never trust anyone or those who make their own concept about you before even getting to actually know you.

Unfortunately, too often we let our prejudices dominate us, and we miss experiences worth living, places worth visiting…and creatures worth dancing with!!!

He’s wild, he stinks, but he’s oh so cuddable!!! Plus i am never cold at night with him around 🙂

Luck O’ The Elvish

18 Mar

Luck: an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; “bad luck caused his downfall”; “we ran into each other by pure chance”

People have been trying to find ways to attract good luck through the centuries, and in every country or even culture there are objects that are known for “bringing” good luck to you: lucky charms.

Four leaf clover, rabbit’s foot, horsehoe, wishbone…which one is your fave? I personally do not have faith in any object. I think the most important thing is being positive, keeping in mind that even though you might have problems (as everyone else), all bad things have also a good side, and viceversa. I don’t know if it’s because i always try to look to the brighter side of my life, but i consider myself pretty lucky both in Second Life and in Real Life. You can wear all the lucky charms in the world, but if you’re whining all the time about what is wrong with your life without really moving a single finger to fix it…things aren’t likely to get better for you.

All this said, i do love clovers…and green colour is known to bring hope (at least in Spain).
Green and clovers…add some irish songs and a few pints of Guinness and you’re ready for St. Patrick’s day!!!

I chose spending this night in the Real Life, ‘cos RL pints are much tastier!!! Only thing is at least virtual alcochol doesn’t give you a huge hangover. Hope i can be in good condition to dj tonight at SL Addicts!!!!!!

Verne’s first wank part II

14 Mar

So, after discussing wether scarecrows can talk or not i changed clothes quickly behind the barn. Damm smelly cows!!!

Suddenly, something happened:the scarecrow got an erection!!!!! Maybe it was because the wind changed direction…i don’t know how it happened, but i couldn’t believe my eyes!!!

-Mommy, mommy, what’s that thing in the scarecrow pants?
-A Sausage, maybe we should do a bbq?

Said and done, we found this barbecue and where else could you get fresh meat and veggies? Everything was so delicious Verne wanted more, he jumped on the bbq and burned his ass. I was laughing so hard!!!!

That’ll teach him not to sit on hot things again!

Maybe it was the smell of roasted meat, maybe little creatures are naturally attracted to each other, but my little creepy found a new friend.

The doggy started licking Verne‘s ass, and i think he didn’t like it, ‘cos he started running like mad til he found shelter inside the barn. Once i stopped laughing i decided to follow him, he was taking too long to get out of there, and we all know what a mess kids can do when left on their own.

-Look mommy!!!!It’s Piglet!!!!

-Piglet, wanna try on my cowboy hat?
-That’s not Piglet silly, it’s just an average pig.
-Look mommy!Piglet likes my hat!!Wait…nooooo, don’t eat it Piglet!!

-I am sooo not going to buy you a new hat, Verne!
-Bah i don’t mind, i didn’t like it anyway.Look, a tractor,can i drive it?
-Sure!!!Go for it!!

Luckily the keys were not there, or the lil’ creepy would’ve destroyed the whole farm i am sure.
And, after all this fun, we both had a nap before our trip back home.

Oh gawd, farms are sooo tiring!!

Cheek to cheek

13 Mar

Heaven, I’m in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we’re out together dancing cheek to cheek
Heaven, I’m in heaven
And the cares that hung around me through the week
Seem to vanish like a gambler’s lucky streak
When we’re out together dancing cheek to cheek
Oh I love to climb a mountain
And reach the highest peak
But it doesn’t thrill me half as much
As dancing cheek to cheek
Oh I love to go out fishing
In a river or a creek
But I don’t enjoy it half as much
As dancing cheek to cheek
Come on and dance with me
I want my arms about you
That charms about you
Will carry me through…
Heaven, I’m in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we’re out together dancing, out together dancing cheek to cheek…

🙂