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:
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)
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!
November is here but in the world of the Raglan Shire November becomes Showvember. A time of the turkey armies, wild roaming giraffe, giant bouncy pies, & so many different activities!
First place you need to start your Showvember tour is in the heart of the Shire square. There you will find a stage area set up for various month events as well as leaf piles to roll around in, pies to jump on, & a slew of animals. The turkeys look like they are gathering together to discuss the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. I’ve sat in on a few of these meetings, being a vegetarian & all. So far it’s just been a lot of gobbling.
I have been trying to work with the roaming giraffe on his manners. Maybe get him to let me ride him around. Or at least pet him. So far he’s just done his best to try & run me over. It’s a start.
Do you enjoy fashion? Models who eat waffles instead of a piece of lettuce? If you do then I suggest checking out the 5th Annual Raglan Shire Tiny Fashion Show. Tinies modeling the latest in tiny fashion chic. Not a tiny? Come check it out anyways! If you just flat-out enjoy fashion shows in Second Life with a fun twist then it’s well worth putting on your fancy duds & checking out November 18th at noon SLT.
Into watching variety talent shows in-world? Dig singing, dancing, jokes, & more? Then check out the 6th Annual Raglan Shire Talent Show coming up on November 25th at noon SLT! This years theme is “Flea Club”. Think of it as glee club with tinies.
I recommend that all avies both big & small check out the events calendar for various event times throughout the month of Showvember. Or just bring your entire virtual family to the Shire to take a spin on the bouncing pies or chase a turkey around. It’s G rated entertainment so it’s fitting for anyone!
We At The SLA Review Wanted To Wish Everyone A Very Safe & Happy Fourth Of July!
Mr. C. Cow & I decided to throw a bash on our rooftop patio. There will be much drinking, dancing, eating, & celebrating of Independence Day. Contrary to popular belief Mr. C. Cow is actually an excellent dancer. He can also drink an entire Whiskey tray without stopping to breathe. Not exactly sure how safe that is for a virtual cow but once he starts going he’s hard to stop.
Mr. C. Cow also makes a wonderful apple pie. Who would have thunk it?
To those that are not in the states we wish you a super awesome day!
Be safe. Don’t drink & drive. Be sure to search out fun things to do on Second Life for the holiday!
I wanted to bring everyone a little something to do this 4th Of July if you didn’t have any real life plans, wanted to do something with your virtual family, or don’t live in a country that celebrates but still thought it would be kinda neato to see virtual fireworks. Seems simple enough.
It really isn’t that easy.
If you weed out the stores that are just selling holiday items as well as fireworks you are left with a pitiful excuse for a virtual holiday celebration. We don’t want to discuss what you can buy to hold your own celebration for your Second Life family. By now most people do know how using search to shop for stuff works. We want to find a place that you can make everyone tag along, watch fireworks, eat BBQ, get a feeling of a holiday festival, AND not end up spending our time shopping.
I really don’t think it’s that much to ask for.
Lucky for us that Misty Acres (G) has brought the feeling of a real 4th Of July festival into the virtual world. Not surprising since Misty Acres has been a staple for virtually safe family G rated fun for multiple years now. I’ve mentioned them multiple times throughout the years & they came through, naturally, with something for people to do on a holiday.
Currently Misty Acres is set up for a proper 4th Of July celebration. You can sit on a picnic blanket while watching the fireworks over the lake. Check out the food that’s being cooked on the BBQ. Admire the patriotic decorations as you ride the various rides the park has to offer.
Although, at times, you can run into lag issues do to the vast amount of stuff as well as the fireworks going off I still think it is the perfect place for those looking for a little bit of a virtual holiday celebration with loved ones.
I recommend checking Misty Acres out for a proper celebration of the holiday as well as searching through the events calendar on the 4th Of July. You never know what types of celebrations you may run into.
The Second Pride Festival is currently going on in Second Life until July 6th. It is a festival to show your LGBT pride. To celebrate diversity & be proud of who you are.
I gathered a bunch of landmarks for you to make your visit easier. These are SLurls to all corners of the Second Pride Sims. If you walk down main street it will take you to the central main events area.
I also found the Dance Area For Second Pride if you are interested in checking it out.
For more information on the festival, Second Pride themselves, or a calendar of all of the festival activities then please check out their official website.
My mom always told me “If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all.” Or maybe I just heard it in a commercial for snacks. Whatever. What a stupid piece of advice. If you have something to say just say it. With that said did I just wander into a party or an advertisement?
First off…Happy Birthday Second Life. (Throws confetti & pours drinks). I’m glad you’ve made it to the seven year itch. I think someone should throw you a party. Wait…they have? (Info on SL7B HERE). That’s not a party. OK. So you have prim cake. Personally, I feel like I’m walking around a really large mall with people advertising themselves. I know that not all of it is that way but meh. Maybe the next time some swinging SL party happens I’ll set up a SLA Review display. Then again..we drink so you know we’ll kinda wander off for beer in the middle of setting things up.
Commerce makes the virtual world go round. So…to showcase something I guess you kinda have to throw in the commercial aspect of it & just call it a party. Parties to me mean kegs, shots, drunk people wandering around wearing…you get the picture. SL is a business so to keep the business going to another birthday you have to showcase the “bread & butter” AKA commerce. OK..OK..I’ll stop being a party downer bitch. I’ll behave (sorta) & give my rousing alcohol fueled birthday celebration speech.
Happy Birthday Second Life. Thanks for taking YEARS of my life but giving me a place where I can be creative. Thank you for giving me something to bitch about, write about, & wander around when I’m bored & drunk. Thank you for introducing me to some pretty sweet ass people. (But you get slapped for the various “jerks” I’ve had the displeasure of running into.) Cheers!
If you just happen to be at this “celebration” & see a woman wandering around with a martini in her hand feel free to say “Hi”. We can sit on a fountain together & do some shots.