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Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Adventures of Lola: Dark & Normal by RedGoddess

Celebrities often claim they just want a "normal" life, like ordinary people.  Stars get tired of being followed by fans and photographed during their most vulnerable moments. Ironically, the normal people crave the limelight and the money that afford celebrities a lavish lifestyle. In turn, they get in debt buying stuff celebrities sell. The dark truth is, normalcy is an illusion. Lola doesn't want either one since she's witnessed the pitfalls of both. I guess we all pay a price, for our choices, rich or poor.

Monday, March 25, 2013

21st Century Libraries: A Virtual Renaissance at Bangor Public Library: Four Bridges Project

This week on Talk! with Marie, I interviewed millay freschi, Founder of the Four Bridges Project.   Amy Cross (millay Freschi), a University of Maine Humanities Initiatives Graduate Assistant and Sonja Plummer-Morgan, Library Director, City of Presque Isle, will present a workshop on Wednesday, March 28 at 2:30p SLT (5:30p Est) at the Bangor Public Library for school educators, librarians and other interested people. Ms Cross and Ms Plummer-Morgan will discuss the myriad possibilities for virtual libraries and virtual books, using Second Life and other online tools.
You can visit the 4B sim if you've never and then join us at the library, which is located in the downtown area of the sim.  If you miss the live show, visit my page on blogtalkradio to listen to listen to the interview.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Adventures of Lola Stories: Border by RedGoddess

How do you miss something you never had? Lola has a recurring haunting dream where she opens a door and watches her father walking away into a paradise. She never sees his face, and he doesn't look back. She heard stories about him while eavesdropping on grown folk's talk as a child. Her mother can't even say his name without anger in her eyes. The same anger Lola has when she recalls her mother leaving her and her sister. Her grandmother often says Lola has his wit and wisdom. She's flattered but frustrated to be compared to an invisible man. Lola  exists on the border.  She's exposed to the world, yet lives in fragments.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Adventures of Lola: Temptations by RedGoddess

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Many celebrate this holidays with festivities and parades. Lola's hotel is no exception and have their of party guests gone wild. Hope you enjoy the latest story. Let me know what you think in the comment section:)

Hotels are the perfect refuge for people who can't say no to temptation. Every corner you turn, there is a substance we all should avoid. There are left over glazed donuts and stale chips in the cafeteria. Cake in the dining room for a staffer's birthday who's not even working today. Lola's Manager even has liquor hidden in plain sight, on her expensive desk. Standing in the lobby, wearing a green scarf, wishing guests "Happy St.Patty's Day," is her best escape from the temptations. 'Let's pretend all is jolly while she rewinds her worries in silence.' Some guests don't need an occasion to misbehave. The bar is packed with countless lost souls for Happy Hour daily.  This weekend is exaggerated. She will leave on the dot tonight. She has zero tolerance for privileged drunks.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Adventures of Lola: Urban Renaissance by RedGoddess

On her bus commute to work, Lola imagines leaving her neighborhood behind. For the past 10 years, neighbors have been fighting for an urban renaissance. Politicians promise jobs, safety and better schools but with each election, less get done. She's fed up with all the lip service and being treated like an idiot for votes. Even the condition of the bus is a symbol of decay.
The passenger next to her smells like booze, piss and peanuts. The old lady in the front with her two grandchildren, cursing at the bus driver. The teenager in the back shouting on her cell phone. It's all taking a toll on her. It's time to take control of her destiny.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Adventures of Lola: Storm by RedGoddess

There are three topics hotel guests talk about obsessively: weather, food and relationships. Many won't even plan their day without the weather report. Lola finds meteorologists to be overzealous promoters using scare tactics for ratings.  How the hell is a snow storm breaking news when there are multiple wars waging globally?  Lola knows to keep her political opinions to herself. Besides, her role is to please and serve with a smile. Being a smart mouth has dire consequences she's not willing to pay. Instead, she complements guests on their clothes, hairstyles and jewelry. Blending in, as an outsider, is the key to weather unpredictable life storms.

Friday, March 1, 2013

MrMulti, Ed Lowell & Annan Dreamscape at Gallery Rouge

On my Rez Day, we launched "First Friday" with Musician MrMulti at Gallery Rouge + Serendipity Cafe! Friday is now a fun night in, with music and friends. On March 1, we celebrated MrMulti's own Rez day with a surprise party and some special musician friends. Ed Lowell and Annan Dreamscape joined him on stage for a memorable night. There are three of the most talented artists in Second Life. They perform great covers and originals that make us shake, shiver and shout. We had a blast and danced to so many favorite tunes, including Lady in Red. I can listen to that song for hours!
Special thanks to Meetu, Sevi and all the members of our collective SL groups who were there and wished MrMulti Happy Rez Day. It's always awesome to be in your company:)
If you missed the last concert, I hope you'll join the party next month and kick off your weekend with the one and only, MrMulti & friends:)