Wednesday, December 12, 2007

This Program is Brought to You By...


The letter "C" and the number "7".

No, that's Sesame Street. Nevermind.

So this is a little shout out to me pappy, Zenboomer (aka. apterix55). He's begun a blog expose on his adventures in Second Life. Ahhhh retirement. When complete, it'll be a 12 part mini-series. It's fascinating, and I hope he continues for more than twelve entries.

I, for one, have never been on Second Life, nor will I ever go, I think. There's too much going on in this world to start bothering with a second one. Shit...I can't even find the time to clean my apartment...what do you think my virtual apartment would look like? Exactly. So this is a good way to get answers to all those pesky questions without having to do any research whatsoever. I heart those who do the heavy lifting for me.

Anyway, if one is curious, one may check it out here. The entries are numbered in the sidebar if one is so inclined to read things in order.

And now back to your regularly scheduled program.

9 keep(s) me blogging:

yinyang said...

So, blogging is a family affair for you guys... interesting.

nic said...

I goofed off on second life for a while. The updated version no longer works on my computer (only 3 years old) so I guess I'm out. But it was fun milling around talking to people. My problem was that I'm a little too much of a realist to really do it right; I wanted to know what was making people do what they were doing.. like why are you asking me to have sex with you in public in Amsterdam? NO! You perv! It was very amusing and it worked really well for a single mom who couldn't leave the house after her kid went to bed. bah. Whatever.

Gorilla Bananas said...

You have a dad? I always assumed you were an immaculate conception, hatched out of an egg laid by Big Bird. This Second Life thing sounds spooky.

ZenBoomer said...

Oh, Thank you thank you thank you... I'm an insatiable publicity hound and crave the exposure.

(BTW, Your commission check is in the mail) - ZB

theWaif said...

Fascinating sociological study, ZB. I'm guessing that the majority of those who spend the most time playing SL don't actually have real lives or friends of their own and therefore don't know how being a friend works.

Games like that are just so time-consuming...reminds me of when I got sucked into a Nintendo game called Animal Crossing. I became obsessed, I'll admit it. I had to quit finally when I realized I was spending way too much real time weeding -- yes, weeding -- a yard that didn't exist. Bad news. I'll never get those hours back.

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

Oooh, I shall be keeping an eye on that. Look interesting.

Jahooni said...

Hymn.... I don't think so!!!
Gorilla Bananas is just too dang funny!

Mary Witzl said...

I have to agree with thewaif: there's too much other stuff to do. My family are all pretty disgusted with me for not baking chocolate chip cookies on order anymore; I hardly dare give them more aggravation. And I doubt if virtual weeding even burns calories!

C said...

I went on Second Life once when American Apparel opened a virtual store there. The first random small number of people there at a certain time were supposed to get free stuff. Of course, I got there early (there was free stuff after all), but then I got bored so I started messing around and somehow got myself frozen. I figured if I couldn't move, I couldn't get my free stuff so I tried to restart the thing, but I couldn't get back to the store because the server got slammed so I signed up for stupid, boring Second Life for nothing, but I quit well before the free trial was up so no harm, no foul I guess.

Oh, and my dad can't even cut-and-paste so the fact that your dad blogs is very cool.