I’m a couple of hours early this year saying this but better early than not at all. Or whatever.
I wanted to start out by wishing everyone a wonderfully shamrock-y, possibly green liquor filled, “Kiss Me I’m Irish”, St. Paddy’s Day.
Yes…I said St. Patty’s Day in the picture. To those who grammar attacked me right when I posted this. Go fuck yourself. With a shamrock if you’re so inclined.
Back to what I was saying…..
Mr. C. Cow and I have nothing majorly planned for this years drink lots o’ things holiday. We plan on hanging out in my virtual front yard and working on things I need to work on. I know. We’re so exciting! But…as you can see from the picture we do own a still so suck it sobriety!
Someone needs to make me a real life shirt that says “Suck It Sobriety!”
As for real life it’s a freakin’ Tuesday. Blah. Tuesday. Bishop has to work. I have my work that I have to do. It will be 80 degrees out so I might say screw it and take my work to the lake. Nothing makes you feel better about doing shit then doing it next to a body of water out in the sun.
I do have a bottle of nice Irish whiskey that I do plan on drinking a bit of in honor of my Irish roots. Do you REALLY think I would miss an opportunity to drink that is sorta socially acceptable? Of course not silly people!
Also…I just like whiskey. Don’t need a holiday to drink it but damn it I have an excuse on a Tuesday.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful green wearing, binge drinking, possibly kissing people who are pretending to be Irish, as much fun as one can have on a Tuesday!
Don’t be idiots! Stay Safe!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Mr. C. Cow & I started our day out by hanging out at the podcast office celebrating our Irish-ness. Earlier he was hanging out by the taxi offering everyone a drink.
I think he ended up wandering back inside mooing something about “learning how to jig”. I’m hoping her learns how because I could really use a jigging partner. I bet you didn’t realize that Mr. C. Cow is part Irish. His Uncle Oisin was an Irish Moiled. I’m not exactly sure if he’s making this up or not (He did try to tell me once that he was related to Jimooooo Hendrix). Doesn’t matter to me if he’s fibbing a bit because he’s having fun being Irish today.
We’ve recently remodeled the offices to give us a place to do live podcasts for the Raglan Shire, as well as give everyone a place to hang out. What’s the point of having a place if people can’t hang out in it?
Right now we’ve got a place to chill and chat, our live podcast area, as well as Cheesy & Chatterbox for anyone to come and play. Feel free to wander around, get information on what we do, & have a bit of fun while you’re at it.
We all hope that you have a wonderful, and safe, St. Patty’s Day. I think I just heard a large “CRASH” which means that either Mr. C. Cow fell over due to too much Irish alcoholic beverages or he knocked over a lamp while trying to eat the rugs again.
May your beer be green and your luck be Irish today!
SLurls & Links & Stuff:
We are super worn out.
Since October the SLA Review has put out almost 50 articles on everything from the holidays to events to neat stuff we’ve found around the grid to places to visit (or not). Then we’ve done a lot of work helping out with various things in-world as well as doing our own thing, DJ-ing for various parties, & getting our organizational skills on. Then…don’t forget that we podcast the Tinies On Tape with “St.” Bishop as other musical things. Our plate is always full. (And so is our beer mugs because you have to admit you can’t do all of this without always having beer on hand.)
I am going to try to take the SLA Review & give it a vacation until January 10th. Will still be doing all of the other things but will try to take a review/writing break. It probably won’t last even that long because I get this “I MUST WRITE SOMETHING!!” thing that comes over me. I do want to say that if you have a place you want me to look at or an event/theme coming up let me know & I can review/write about it. If you need music let me know. See…I can’t ever really vacation. I just don’t have it in me.
Don’t cry…we’ll be back on January 10th!
Time To Take A Nap!
Happy New Year From All Of Us!
We had a wonderful New Years Eve this year. We danced. We sang. We played music. We drank.
No hangovers…it’s a gift…
Mr. C. Cow & I had to much fun. We shared a giant martini then while I danced on it he licked the olives. He really digs olives. Bishop didn’t get in our photo. He took the photo & laughed at how the olive was making Mr. C. Cow go “blaaahhhhh” while he kept licking it.
We hope that everyone had an absolutely magical (and safe) New Years Eve. And here’s to having a wonderful New Years day (as well as an awesome 2014)
Merry Wootmas From All Of Us!
All Of Us At The SLA Review (And Tinies On Tape) Want To Wish You A Happy Holiday, Merry Wootmas, Merry Christmas, Day Off Of Work, Day You Can Drink A Beer At 9am Because It’s A Holiday….
Did I Miss Anything?
Whatever you do today we hope you have a great time doing it (and are safe if you’re driving around…or you start drinking beer at 9am).
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Once upon a time there was a little cow named Mr. C. Cow.
The “C” stood for “Christmas & this cow loved getting presents. There was one small problem with this little cow & the holidays. Mr. C. Cow wasn’t a very thoughtful mooing kinda animal. He was too selfishly to care about anyone else. He didn’t stop to think about others but only dreamed of the ultimate motherload of holiday booty.
His selfishness didn’t stop there. Mr. C. Cow wouldn’t clean his room when asked. He would knock over garbage cans in my living room. When he saw a woman who dropped her packages while shopping Mr. C. Cow didn’t stop to help. He was too busy thinking about only himself.
Little did he know that Santa Claus was watching all of this.
Santa was making his list. He was checking it twice. He knew that Mr. C. Cow was super naughty & not very nice. Santa thought long and hard about how he was going to make Mr. C. Cow understand that the holidays weren’t about getting presents. It was about being nice. Caring about others.
Not being so damn selfish.
Santa felt bad about saying the word “Damn” when thinking about Mr. C. Cow so he washed his mouth out with soap.
One Christmas Eve Santa decided the best way to show Mr. C. Cow the error of his bad cow ways. Santa showed him a world without people who cared. A world full of selfishness. A world without love for one another.
Mr. Christmas Cow cried big fat bovine tears. He didn’t realize that a world filled with others who were as selfish as him wasn’t filled with love & joy. Mr. C. Cow started to mend the errors of his ways. He started helping others when they needed help. Giving presents to those in need. Mr. C. Cow even helped a that clumsy lady the next time she dropped her packages.
Mr. C. Cow had learned an important that Christmas Eve. Presents are just things. Love & kindness are what’s important.
Information & SLurls To Picture Locations:
Messy Mr. C. Cow Photo Taken At My Personal Home
Santa Watching Taken In The Raglan Shire
Mr. C. Cow With Christmas Tree & Santa With Soap In Mouth Both Taken At The SLA/TOT Office
World Without Love Picture Taken At Innsmouth
Tis the season to make holiday greeting cards. I am feeling super lazy this year & don’t feel like mailing out cards to people. I will send people cards in Second Life because it’s fun to do. In real life I’m all “Blah..I don’t want to put stamps on stuff.” Or “My hand is cramping from writing names.”.
I’m not being all bah humbug on everyone this year. I just really don’t feel like it. No offense. I still care & shit. Mucho love people!
If you’re looking for a way to make a virtual greeting card this year to print & mail or even to use as a texture in Second Life then I recommend using PicMonkey. I’ve recommended them multiple times in the past & I still use it for things like collages or greeting cards. They offer a paid service but you can get alone just fine with the real one.
They have seasonal offerings for decorating your photo that include such great classics as a Santa beard or hat. I decided to add an elf hat, presents, & candy cane border along with the wording. The stockings make it extra festive.
Using PicMonkey is super easy when you’re trying to make a holiday photo without the worry of needing a degree in photo editing. They get my stamp of holiday approval for making virtual greeting cards for your friends.
I’ll be back later on this month with another program you can use to make your ho ho ho cards later on this month.
Happy Card Making!
Winterfest 2013 has hit the Raglan Shire in a ball of snow, fun, & holiday what-nots. The first thing that came to mind this year when Mount Waffle was erected in the middle of the Shire was that I needed to grab my snow shovel & make all pathways clear for Second Life residents.
After a few hours of toiling over the never-ending prim snow I realized that Winterfest wasn’t about making the paths clear for others to travel. (Although I still say “Safety First!!”.) Winterfest is all about Wootmas.
What’s Wootmas? Is it like Christmas?
Well…yeah…but instead of just having snow & jingle bells “Wootmas” brings Wootmas Caroling, Sekret Santa, holiday togetherness & lots of parties. You can’t have the holidays unless you put a little “Woot” into it.
It’s about rolling down Mount Waffle in a giant ice ball. Riding the ski lift up to the top just to decide if you want to play it safe or take the “Jackrabbits Peril” trail (Which is clearly marked “steep & scary snow path”.) Playing a game of “frootcake” after you just ice skated around the hockey rink. Gifts under the tree from residents & shop owners alike. Warming yourself by the fire after a hard days shoveling.
If you still don’t know what I’m talking about then you just need to go to, enjoy Winterfest, & only then will you know exactly what “Wootmas” really is.
Every year Winterfest in the Raglan Shire brings together a community that works really hard to just have a bit of fun. How can you not want to visit & see it for yourself?
Important SLurls & Information About Winterfest 2013:
SLurl To The Raglan Shire
Shires Calendar Of Events For All Of The Winterfest Events
Tinies On Tape Podcast On This Years Winterfest
Hello & Welcome To Black Friday.
Black Friday is supposed to be the busiest shopping day of the year. The official start of the Christmas shopping season that sees early shoppers & aggressive crowds.
I don’t get up early. I don’t go shopping for deals. I would rather sleep in & just shop online.
Don’t forget Cyber Monday is coming up! (Meh. The deals aren’t that spectacular.)
I did take the time to stop at the Geeks ‘n’ Nerds event going on in Second Life this week. It’s not a bad shopping event if it’s your thing because it brings out the best in geek chic. While I was there I got a star trek doll for a friend as well as a few things for my nerdy self. It’s only going on until December 8th so if you need something the holidays virtually this year I do recommend checking it out. (and hitting up the gachas at it because not only are they inexpensive most gachas transfer)
To those that are brave enough to brave the insane crowds (Watch yourself!) & insane enough to get up early (Come On! 5am just to buy a toaster?) good luck!
I’m going back to bed.
Packages were free at Druscilla’s Whim Too. Go check them out!
SLurl To Geeks ‘n’ Nerds (Till December 8th)
Both the doll & tardis were from Hopscotch. I bought the tardis a year or so ago at a sci-fi event but you can find that as well as the doll at the Geeks ‘n’ Nerds event.
Happy Thanksgiving (or as I prefer to call it Turkey Day) To Everyone!
Mr. C. Cow tried to sneak off with a plate of goodies but I gave him “The Eye” & he went back into the living room. Don’t worry. Mr. C. Cow isn’t eating turkey. We’re both vegetarians. Tofurkey for both of us. We’ll just sit around, drink, watch football, & have a “Stuffing Vs. Potatoes” discussion.
This year I’m thankful for the wonderful friends I’ve made, my family, beer, & Mr. C. Cow.
Thank you to all who support the SLA Review & to those who support our Shire podcast! I enjoy doing it so much. Thanks for letting me do it!
I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving this year. For those that don’t celebrate the holiday then I hope you have a kick ass day!