Guy Fawkes Day aka Bonfire Night - by far my favorite day when I was small.
The power was out for a while today again. I was in Second Life looking at one of Enjah's characters for the movie I somehow decided to make (having to relearn all the video crapola since I haven't been obsessed in that direction for a few years) when the trizzities came to a halt abruptly. When it came back on I filmed a snippet for practice and dragged it into an editing program (well, two) I have 4 so I should decide which is most useful + easiest then upgrade if I need to. Premiere is the nicest, but I never felt like I was very proficient using it as I did so much with the children at school, and it was just too hard for them. Anyway, it was useful practising. Felt headachey and punk all day, who knows why.
Spent a few hours archiving and deleting and defragging until now I feel like I'm in shape to do a bit of video. I have 75 g free after pruning.
Yesterday I was making some interesting gates for no particular reason when a stranger came by and started talking to me. She's by way of being a neighbor, since she's over in Bolinas, and is another person who started her account years ago but didn't play much, so now is something of an old new resident. She's a furry, so I told her to enter the Show of Hands contest as I never get very many furries. Enjah came over and showed off Ted and JB Fustian (through a typo he has become JBH Fustian). Ted whittled the Pencil Tree (in the movie) and JBH Fustian (the barber from Emma Metropolitan's hometown) has something to do with the potato on the railway flatcar. Ted, who is 102, was the common-law husband of Emma's mother. If I remember rightly her name was Norma Fallupian. I should write these things down... oh wait, I bet I did write it down in the blog. Enjah's newest character is a woman who runs a motel. I named her so let's see if I remember her name... Marilyn Oesterveldt I believe. There's also a roller skating waitress, and I named her Dotty Wood after someone visiting Enjah in meatspace.
Made a custom robe for someone who surprised me a lot by turning up. I sent it when I had finished, and he got it - haven't heard if he liked it or not though. The other night someone actually came up and said, "Excuse me for staring, but you look great." He asked for a landmark to my shop, and went directly there and bought two outfits. That was a new one for me.
Enjah's son is out of hospital, staying with her, and improving rapidly.
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