12.9.06

Hallo! What's This?

Could this be true? Could it happen here? It is and it has, Dani's wonderful world of rants is moving. I will now be found here
The trinity part is a RL nickname I have had for a long time along with Deacon Frost. Ask me no questions and I will tell you no lies. ;-)
Please be sure to read the post under this one before hopping to the new space.

Dani

What Next?


Ok in my various SL journeys I have been a business partner and started a few of my own. Now I am about to be a mom. Will wonders never cease? Anyhow, I am trying to figure out how I am going to manage a baby with all the other stuff that I have going on and now I am playing Real Estate Agent where I live. I had to show some gal around Sunset Islands today since she almost walked into my home looking for a place to rent. It was pretty interesting running all over looking for something that was in her price range only to be told that she needed to talk to her boyfriend and would show him later.

Anyhow things are going nicely and I hope to have a street team to do some advertising for the store and I am booking some live shows for the club. Other than that things are cool.

Dani

11.9.06

September 11, 2001

Let's see on the 10th I had just gotten the call for a job interview that I was to have on the 12th, so I was in a pretty good mood. My mom was in the hospital and I was home with the kids so things were looking alright. On the 11th, it was about 9 in the morning or so (hard to remember the time but I do know that it was in the morning) when the phone rings. It's my mom calling from the hospital. I answer the phone and wonder why (1) she is waking me up and (2) she is in tears. She tells me to turn on the TV and that is about all she says that I can understand. I turn on the television and see this smoking but vaguely familiar building. I am still waking up and she is screaming at me on the phone. I finally get her to shut up and turn the captions on the TV on. I am still trying to figure out what my mother is saying as I read the captions and then I drop the phone. I pick it back up and my next concern is for all of the family that we have in New York and Pennsylvania. We had to figure out who was in or near the towers and how far the plane went down from my aunts' in Pennsylvania.
The next three days were very hard for my family because of how tied up the lines were and not being able to get through. We had no way of knowing whether or not of freinds and loved ones where part of the tower casualites or what.
Once certain everyone was safe we mourned and then moved one. I celebrated my son's birthday 9/12 while still miserable and worried and went to my interview the same day and got the job. I have done my moments of silence till my ears were ringing. I have grieved and pined until I thought I would crack. So now I am done. I am tired of being a basket case the day before my son's birthday. I am sick of remembering that people I went to school with died. I am tired of reliving that day and feeling that fear all over again. So trust me, while I will NEVER forget, I am tired of remembering. Call me uncaring, unfeeling or whatever you want, you don't know me and what I went through that day. I will not forget but I am done remembering. I remember in my own way by celebrating life and sharing what I remember of New York when the Towers and Trade Center stood. I tell my children about how many trains ran under there, what stores were there and all the art and music you could hear in the court yard. I chose to REMEMBER what was then what it has become. I move on and curse the ones that did this. Karma is a bitch boys and we will one day blow up on of your icons but other than that I live, WE LIVE!!
Our day to day lives and petty bullshit still continues and we still do what we do. So we remember but we go on. Nuff said.

Dani

I grieve for you
You leave me
so hard to move on
Still loving whats gone
They say life carries on
Carries on and on and on and on
I Grieve
Peter Gabriel

10.9.06

Return to Planet P


I have this ritual, on Saturdays and Sundays I watch really bad horror movies on the SciFi channel. They are the worst B movies anyone could find but they are rather entertaining. Maybe it is because they are so bad or maybe because I expect them to be so gosh darn awful. Well at 5 am Central SciFi goes to paid commercials so I switched to TBS and what do I find, Starship Troopers. I love this movie!
First off, they way it was filmed is great with the news and commercial propaganda clips spliced in and the fact that there is not much of that sob love story BS to deal with. Second, this movie is nonstop action and the cast is pretty darn decent. Third, it is pretty fucking brutal when you can catch it unedited. Give me the gore any day!! They spared no expense on the blood and guts in this film!! (Even though this is the like 10th time I have seen it, this flick never gets old!) But can anyone tell me, why are they always shooting at Will? What they hell did Will ever do to anyone?
But anyway this was a great way to prepare for bed with some good quality action.

One another, note that I should mention is that I razzed yet another house. We now have the Evans Paradise Estate. The house we have now is HUGE and there is a HOT SPRING SPA in the backyard!! Hence the name paradise. The house is still in South Sunset. I love the Sunset Islands and don't see myself leaving them anytime soon.

On the other hand, I recently posted a help wanted ad for The Gin Rummy. In it I told the applicants to IM me before you tp to the club, in case I am doing something else or not there. It also stated that applicants be verified accounts since the ad is for DJs and I have had bad luck with unverified DJs not showing up and just totally quitting the game with out warning. Again, simple enough. So explain to me why I have unverified applicants tping to the club and going "Duh I here about the ad."? What the fuck, can't you read? I mean how hard is it to read the freaking directions and follow them? There is even a part in the ad that states "If you tp in before you IM you will not be interviewed." I have had five people so far just tp into the club without IMing first and all of them unverified. Three of them had no prior DJ experience at all. No them being unverified would not have been so bad if their accounts would not have been opened in the last week or so. So I have a newbie looking for a job without a clue how to do the job much less move around in world. Not going to happen, at least not with the DJ positions. I mean I remember when I first looked for a job in SL. They had DJ positions opened then , but that was not something I would have applied for because I admit I did not know what I was doing. In so cases I came across ads that asked the applicant to be at least 6 months old before applying for a job. So I am being quite lenient in asking that the person have a verified account. But if they can't follow directions why would I want to have them working for me? It makes no sense that in this day and age that people can not follow simple directions. Hooked on Phonics is still available, maybe they should invest in a copy.
See you in the funny papers.

Dani

Translator Device: Don't run, we are your friends.
Martian Ambassador: We come in peace! We come in peace!
Mars Attacks

8.9.06

Death Sucks!


I am a pet person and I love my pets about as much as I love my kids. My pets are a part of my family. Well I have guinea pigs and I love each one of them (I had 12), but there was one that was my absolute favorite, Sango.
She was my first female pig and I had bought her as a companion to another pig that has since passed on. Tonight Sango died. She had been up wheeking and running around about an hour or so before I found her dead in the cage. She was a wonderful piggie and just a friendly as could be. She would greet everyone that walked into the room and if you were holding her she would give you kisses.
I am going to miss her so much. She was loved by everyone in my household. She was a hell of a pig. (The pic is of her with her second litter)

Dani

7.9.06

Are We Having Fun Yet or What?


In my travels in SL I have run into the RL vs. SL argument on several occassions. This generally occurs after the person has blown me off or failed to do something that they promised to do. They generally plead with me to understand that RL must come first and this occurs normally after I have confronted them. The problem I have with this argument is that I DO UNDERSTAND and the person needs to give me more credit than some bullshit excuse that they pulled out of their ass when I put them on the spot.
See in my RL I am a mother of two, a wife, and a full-time student. On top of that I am homeschooling my youngest child and I still manage to do what is asked of me in SL. When I was having ISP issues, I made it a point to take myself off of the DJ rotation at The Cutlass just in case I crashed when I was supposed to be DJing. I even went as far as to go to a pay phone and call one of the other club owners to let them know what was going on ( I have a VOiP phone at home. No internet, no phone). It was common courtesy and deceny. This way no one is left hanging looking for me to DJ and they are prepared to have someone take my place.
In the age of emails, instant messages and cell phones, is it really to much trouble to say "Hey sorry I can't make it."? Or have common courtesy and responsibility gone out the window? Yes, it is just a game but that does not mean that the you should check your manners at the door. It is not fair to others who are counting on you to do what you said you would. We must not forget that there are people at the end of these AVs and if you promise that you are going to do something, someone is one the other end logging in to make sure you kept your promise. For that other person it could be as early as 6 in the morning or as late as 10 in the evening. They could be missing much needed sleep to meet you. You never know. So if you are not going to be able to make it, at least do them the courtesy of letting them know so that they are not sitting there waiting for you.
RL will always trump SL but common decency always is appreciated.

Dani

Everybody else was killed on the street! Lauren was killed in the middle of her own living room! She was special ... why? Because she cursed him, that's why!
Luke (Ronny Cox)
The Car (1977)

5.9.06

An Unhappy Customer


I am totally an unhappy customer right now. I made a purchase on SL Boutique and never got my items. I sent them 2 IMs and still have not recieved a response! I just sent them an email with a complete detail of my transaction history, telling them that I now want my lindens back since I had to repurchase the items because I never got them in the first place. I think that if you are going to run a web site that should transfer items you buy, you should make sure that your customers actually recieve the items and if they don't you should make every effort to get them the items or at least compensate them in some way.
I find it very aggravating to have to rebuy everything I bought in the first place and then the lack of response is even more annoying since their profile says that they handle all customer complaints and concerns between 6 am and 5 pm SLT but I log on and they are not and have not responded. I have dealt with other vendors who have gone out of their way to make sure that the customer was happy and there is one that stayed on past their normal time to make sure she could catch me and correct my purchase. This is the type of service that I am used to recieving in SL and is the type of service I offer in return in my store.
Right now I am totally fed up and want my lindens back.

Dani

P.S. They finally got in touch with me and gave me my lindens back. The representative was really nice about the whole thing too.

I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore!

4.9.06

Here Comes the BOOM!!!





And the razzing has struck again, this time at my Don't Panic! Designs location. I totally demolished the old structure and moved everything into two ModLife design structures. And since the resident scriptor isn't here (Erbo), I made my own teleporter to move between the levels. Now that the site is more compact and less laggy (which is one of the reasons I was moved to razz it in the first place), I think the store has a whole new feel to it.
I was originally considering shutting down the whole DPD project but now that I have redesigned the whole thing and breathed some new life into it with the compact design, I am interested in keeping it. It is my opinion that the old store was a bit overwhelming and that customers were confronted with the lag and the size. The whole experience made it hard to explore and hard to shop. I gather this from hard it was for me to move about and place items in the store.
Now this area is a LOT less laggy and the sale items are right out front kind of in your face and the photo studio is a lot more professional and studio-like. I think I am going to have a lot better reception of this design and maybe even more customers.
Look at me, Bobbette the Builder. LOL

More Later,
Dani



"A runabout! I'll steal it! No one will ever know!"
The Dover Boys at Pimento U

3.9.06

If You Haven't Figured It Out Already.....


I have a few irons in the fire, I am expecting and I am opening a new club. The club is perched nicely atop a mountain and designed to look like an old fashioned speakeasy. I am planning on having live performances every Friday and Saturday night and events Monday thru Thursday. I even plan to be one of the live events myself (singing). I hope to be able to book others to perform as well.
I have been having a blast planning and furnishing the club and it has turned out quite amazingly if I may say so myself. I even put in a VIP gambling area for all the club VIPs.
As for the other matter, I have two weeks to go before Erbo and I can welcome little Alia into the world of SL. It is interesting the way the pregnancy AO works and I have had a blast dealing with it.
Ah before I forget. Erbo is in the for the shock of his life when he gets back from his trip. I will keep you posted on that.

But for now I bid you Adieu.

Dani

"Buddy, if you look into a blue diamond, you won't think a negative thought ."
Annie Wilson (Cate Blanchett) to Buddy Cole (Giovanni Ribisi) before she finds out that his father had a blue diamond tattooed above his private area. Interesting movie.
The Gift (2000)