Monday, 20 October 2008


.... hi there.

I'm not going to apologise for not posting for so long, because frankly, nobody will be reading this anyways :P

The sad thing is, I actually check my blog almost every day for new comments and to look through the links section on the right, to check if anyone else has been updating theirs. I haven't logged into my Flickr account to upload any pics to it for months either - in fact, I can't remember the last time I even took a photo in SL.

Maybe all that is about to change, maybe not. We'll see if I get round to it, because, honestly, I have more exciting things to be doing than posting to my blog. I forgot how great it felt to get things off your chest tho - even as I write this, I feel the urge to express and describe every little activity, thought, emotion or feeling that I've been through since the last time I posted almost five months ago. To attempt such a thing would be ludicrous, of course, but its tempting.

Instead, allow me to divulge a list of highlights, from both my RL and my SL, of those past five months, so that you may get a wee taste of what has befallen me during my posting absence.

*SL - Nic and myself have moved to our own sim now - Safe Harbor SouthLake, a low prim sim that we can use for building our projects as well as for living on. We've been through several different designs of a permanent home there, but none have stuck and we are currently living in a tiny skybox 600m up.

*SL - On a related note, things at CNDG have changed somewhat and now I am on a project-by-project payroll, my pay being determined by what work I actually do, rather than simply being given a lump sum every month. I think it's better this way, as it'll encourage me to pull my finger out and actually do some real work for them, when I have the time.

*RL - The main reason I have no time to do anything anymore is that I'm now in my fourth and final year of university, which means big-assed dissertation projects and some days where lectures begin at 9am and the last finishes at 5pm. Getting to bed at a sensible time is also paramount these days, as last year I found myself drifting off during lectures - if the same were to occur this year, the consequences could be quite nasty. Missing a vital piece of info in a lecture or dropping my delicate project materials because I was yawning too hard is a real possibility now.

*RL - My project, if you would like to know, is about creating tiny microlenses - each about 120 microns across and only a few microns high (1 micron = 1 millionth of a meter) - about 200,000 of them on a fused silica substrate. I won't go into details, but it does involve using a clean room where you have to cover your shoes and wear a stupid, flimsy boiler suit type thing and rubber gloves. If anyone would like to know more, I'd be more than happy to explain in a future post.

*SL - I changed my skin. I know it may not seem like a big deal to some, but I have been using various Abyss skins for a long, long time, and thought that nothing could ever match them. Well, I somehow forgot that Aitui were coming out with a new set - The Redeemer skins - so when I discovered them during the usual casual run down of my favourite shopping LMs that I like to do from time to time, I went a little bit nuts for them. Somehow they seem to suit my shape perfectly - as if the last couple of months spent tweaking with my size and proportions were all leading up to one joyful reunion with the Aitui skinline - cos if you remember, I used to wear Aitui skins all the freaking time.

*RL - For those of you that don't know, I have moved out of Edinburgh into the surrounding area. Still only a bus ride away from the city centre, it is much quieter and more relaxed here in East Calder, and much closer to the uni as well. Not only that, but the property is larger and cheaper than our previous one, even though there are 4 of us sharing it in total now.

Ehhmmm.. I think thats most of it. I don't know when the next time I post will be. Could be tomorrow, next week, next month.. I dunno. But I am determined to at least make it to 300 posts on this blog before I call it a day and let it die peacefully *sniffle*

Anyways - I'll see you around some time :D

Esmie xXx