Monday, December 22, 2008

Black; and Tan!

Early Friday afternoon DJ Isobela was playing the Celtic Kitchen Sink at Parker's Pub! Parky has a new location, and a new layout of her pub, but still all the same fantabulousness. After leaving there we barely had time for me to beat Isobela in a game of On A Roll before it was time for the Friday Slide into the Weekend party to start on GlamShack Beach! The Fantabulous One played her usual awesome tunes and was followed by Friendly Fire, who had a new song and DJ Hy with his and Meggie's Naked/Nekkid/Nakey/Nakie Friday show!

My friend Portcia was there for the Friendly Fire show to help us celebrate one year of service as Friendly Fire Officers for Ajay, Isobela and I. It was kinda touching; Mack and Case had made up all sorts of lies to tell about us in between songs, and even had some awesome trophies made! Mine is on my fire place mantle now (unless Isobela has torn down the house and built a new one that is, she's been on a building kick as of late.)

The Friday Night Train Wreck was Little Drummer Boy - a sure sign that Saint Nick is about to need to send his suit to the dry-cleaners to get all the chimney soot out! As usual the show was sponsored by Fairplay Designs and Arts and Gestures By Mack. Willa had invited Mony to Hy's show, and Mony had tried to act all innocent. What a card! There was also a rather odd discussion brought on by Brooke stating "thx gawd i got insurance on my legs." It all just goes to show you; the GlamShack is a journey, not a destination.

Saturday morning Isobela and I played On A Roll against some acquaintances of ours, Joe and Portcia. Joe's real name is Joenik, but he prefers Joe so that what I call him except when I want to piss him off. They are pretty cool people, although they tend to get kinda quiet whenever they are around Isobela and I. They aren't very good On A Roll players though, we beat them easily. It's too bad Mack wasn't around to watch the game, I'm sure she would have gotten a big kick out of it.

That afternoon Friendly Fire played on the Atlantis Stage for the Virtual Live Band Party / Mambo's Rez-Week celebration. The Little Drummer Boy was again in attendance, as was my friend Ian. Mack and Case performed a new Song for us, Happy Go Lucky from their upcoming album Cockeyed Optimist. It is a very cool song; I can't wait for the album to come out. Perhaps I'll ask Joe to go wait at Wal-Mart in the album section so we can be among the first to get a copy of the album!

Later on Isobela and I went on an exploration spree. We visited the unfinished land of a good friend of hers, one of the features of which is the Hobgoblin Public House. It's kinda of a bar / dance hall thing; Isobela might even DJ there a couple times to help open the place. There is a very cool picnic area out back that looks over the ocean, too, so we rested there for a while.

Before too long it was time to go to the Holiday Party at Cat and Tali's place! They have quite a nice place, perfect for partying! A good dance area, a skating pond and a seating area around the humongeous fireplace. Plus, the trays of natural aphrodisiacs only helped the awesome atmosphere.

Cat was DJing Celtic stuff for us so Isobela and I danced and danced. Cat was also handing out presents, stuff that she and Tali had made! They guys received these cool top hats with holly wreaths around them, and the ladies holly wreaths to be worn as crowns! Truly awesome gifts, as we were out and about later I received many compliments on it.

We stopped by the Shack for a while, played a few games of OAR, then went out exploring some more. We stopped by a Winter Wonderland,

and a huge mushroom patch that was very hard to drag Isobela away from!

Finally we found some very cool woodlands and went for a relaxing stroll.

On Sunday I delivered the Group Tip Jar script and object that I had been working on to my friend Portie. Isobela has dumped most of the work for running the GOAT on poor Portie. She had kept changing her mind about whether the tip jar needs to share between 3 or 4 people; it was straightforward to fix just a little time-consuming. I had tested it thoroughly; I hope she doesn't find any problems with it.

I have also been working on a Jet Pack; Joe is helping me some with it. I was wearing an early model of it when Joe and I stopped by the Fjord to see Friendly Fire; I think Mack may have noticed it before I got it off and put away. We still have alot of work to do on it, the early model showed us the strengths and weaknesses just as it's supposed to. I'll be working on the mechanics of the device itself whilst Joe concentrates on the human-device interface. Hopefully being able to associate his name with it will make it more saleable.

I have made a few more sales of my Flying Double Dance Disk, probably 8 total now. I made GlamShack and Glamnation beach towels and set them out for sale cheap, but I haven't sold any. I haven't advertised them at all so it's no wonder there have been no sales. I'm working on GlamShack and Glamnation massage towels in my spare time; once I have them done and maybe the Jet Pack I'll see about putting them all in a vendor on a cart and actually advertising.

I was thinking of another item I could make and sell, but forget exactly what it is now. I have it written down somewhere. I think it was some type of hat; maybe a GlamShack / Glamnation-themed crash helmet for use with the Jet Pack? Hmmm, maybe I'll put a big spike on top of it too for ramming. There are so many exciting, interesting, wonderful things to do in this world. There are so many exciting, interesting, wonderful people to share them with, too. We are all so lucky.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Thank You My Love!

Sunday was a fantastic day at the Savoy, the Metaverse's premier Jazz and Blues club! There had been a whole host of DJs all day; I was able to get there to see the end of DJ Hy's show and then enjoyed DJ Crighton. Then it was DJ Isobela's turn and I helped with her show (Portcia had sent some awesome notices for His Hyness!) DJ Isobela spun hits from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra as well as seasonal and Celtic favorites.

Next up was the wonderful Nina Brandenberg and her amazing voice singing holiday favorites. We had heard her regular show just the night before, so her Christmas show was a double treat for us. Tonight Aeryn accompanied her on piano for the first part of the show, and then Heath Elvehjem took the ivories and backed Nina up for the rest of her show!

When Nina finished Heath played an amazing mixture of traditional Christmas tunes and laid back numbers to celebrate the joy of season. Aianna read The Grinch during Heath's interlude. It was so nice to have Heath and the fans of his that we know together with our Savoy friends; there were even some Glammers there! Mack was there for a good while, and I saw Case show up during the reading, but I couldn't see through the crowd if they actually danced together like they were threatening to or not.

Isobela had brought Heath to the Savoy to play as a Christmas gift to me. I am so lucky. Christmas Jazz and Blues at the Savoy... lots of good stuff on the ice... under the stars... in the snow... by the twinkling lights of the trees... Life doesn't get any better than this.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Go Navy (34)! Beat Army (0)!

Last Firday was our first TGINF at the new GlamShack! Isobela and Hy were back in town and it was as Glamtastic as ever! The Friendly Fire Train Wreck was Boogey Shoes, brought to us as always by Fairplay Designs and Arts and Gestures By Mack! Towards the end of the evening we sled into a nakey On A Roll tournament which I won three games to two!

On Monday I worked on my Friendly Fire Christmas Tree ornament; I forget when we had to have them in by but I think they will burn the first tree this Thursday. Isobela stopped by and we went to see what she had done with the new GOAT and Hy's blues stage; excellent work! From there we went to Metempsyche's Garden, a very cool place, then we went next door to the Sunfire Gallery of Arts and Island Resort. One of Isobela's comments was: "This is trippy, this is trippy, this is trippy. OK, this is cool. I like this alot."

After that it was a Heath Christmas concert in Roma Antiqua. Elven maiden Aianna has been helping him with his Christmas shows by reading a short Christmas story in her soft, ethereal voice; very nice. Heath and Aianna will be at the Savoy this Sunday, I hope everyone can make it!

Afterwards we worked on our Friendly Fire Christmas Tree ornaments some more. Mine is pretty much done so I started working on a blinking light Christmas tree. We hit the Shack for a game or 3. Life is so good.

Monday, December 1, 2008


I worked on the new GOAT, made some steps to get up on stage more easily then got into a snowball fight with Tracy, Ajay, Syn and a few others. After drying off and changing I went to the Beach party on Journey Island with DJ Farr Hostess Argus. They were having a Kings and Queens costume contest; I went as a King and won 2nd place with a nice cash reward! Cisco came in first and Leland third, and it was Gunny D, Neals and Rosie for the ladies.

Caught the last half of Friendly Fire at NeatTricks, I was just in time for I love I LOVE THIS SONG!! They have a very cool venue, part of the dance floor was a mock-up of a record player that you could dance on as it spun around! I think it was some type of anniversary party as the Nails played after Mack and Case.

Later I was able to see a special show of Heath's with Isobela at the Aroha Tahi Public Park. He played some Christmas and some very jazzy tunes. I like his older stuff a little better, but this was good all the same.

Afterwards we did some more work on the GOAT; it's really looking good. Then I won our goodnight game of OAR. Life is good.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Short Slide

DJ Isobela and DJ Hy had to cancel their normal Friday night shows, but Friendly Fire lit up the night in a good old-fashioned revival-tent show in Joiner! The GlamShack is having a makeover so the shows this week are across from Gestures By Mack in the GlamTent! DJ Isobela and DJ Hy will be performing at their normal times next weekend!

The Friday Night Train Wreck, which was of course brought to us by Fairplay Designs and Arts and Gestures By Mack, was My Best Friend's Girlfriend; quite a stirring rendition as a matter of fact. My good friend Alaska passed by, I hadn't seen her in ages! We were also blessed to hear I Love This Song, but it was played at the same time I was sending mid-show notices. It's so hard to get good help these days!

DJ Ajay had played in Dublin earlier, unfortunately I was working in an undisclosed location and had to miss it. She plays the best music! Isobela and I played On A Roll against Tracy and Mack and beat them 3 games in a row! Isobela and I have played so often we each know the other thought and strategies; we make an excellent team! Life is good!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Congratulation and Condolences Les!

The Friday Night Slide was one big party honoring Lesbibutbi for her elevation to the ranks of Friendly Fire Officer! DJ Isobela started us out with Classic Rock on Bowie Beach. The dynamic duo of Friendly Fire took over and a little over halfway through their show held the coronation! Mack had many nice things to say about Les; I'm sure she's going to be a great addition. Isobela was also honored with a hat-trick award from a couple of weeks ago; 3 shows in one day with a smile on her face!

DJ Hy and hostess mikki followed Mack and Case with Naked/Nekkid/Nakey/Nakie Friday and the usual cast of characters. Promise had stayed for Hy's show and somehow had gotten tape stuck all over her! Arc showed up wearing balloons which the girls promptly popped. One big happy family.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Farr!

There was a Who's Who of Journey Rock Island gathered in the Escape Club to celebrate Farr's Birthday Thursday night! Argus said he was 22, but somehow I doubt that. DJ Raven was spinning his usual fantastic tunes, ably assisted by hostess Gussie. Isobela and I made the second half of the show, but Mack and Case had back-to-back shows themselves so couldn't make it. We had a real nice time seeing old friends we hadn't seen in a while.

On Wednesday night after the Fantabulous One finished DJing her Hump-day show at the GlamShack we headed over to the Savoy to hear the end of DJ Oggden's Jazz Fusion show. It was his first night performing at the Savoy; the music wasn't quite what I expected but good nonetheless. Dee and Cay opened their new club on the same night with DJ Justine; I wasn't able to make it there but hope to soon. Isoebla and I had stopped by a few days earlier and saw them putting the finishing touches on the place; they even had a GreedyGreedy table! Life is good.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Rez Day Tracy!

Friday started with California Dreaming on Bowie Beach with DJ Isobela! It was board shorts and/or bikinis as the Fantabulous One spun Californesque for the Friday Slide into the Weekend party at the GlamShack. After that it was Mack and Case and multiple eargasms! Mikki had declared it a neko night to celebrate GoGo's return from the hospital, but Mack's tail got in the way of her poofer controls!

It was also a (somewhat late) celebration of Tracy's Rez Day. Quite a few people that we don't see at the GlamShack too often were there, including Gussie, Raven, Panther, Argus and even Niky! DJ Hy topped off the evening with mikki and TGINF, which seems to be drawing bigger and bigger crowds. We might want to start thinking about moving to a bigger place!

Saturday morning I saw ELiz singing and playing guitar at the Blarney Stone. Later we went to the Open Mic at the GOAT which included a Friendly Fire Half-Replugged show. They had a very Bluesey sound; Punk Blues as Isobela described it. Phiona closed the show with a very good performance of her own.

We went exploring at Paradise Falls at Wales Harbour,

and in Poetic Realms,

and even found some time to go fishing!

Fishing was really cool, I'm definitely going to look in to doing it some more, and finding new fishing holes. It might even be worthwhile to set up a fishing spot at the GlamShack!

I also played plenty of On A Roll over the weekend, or at least tried to. Mack and Isobela kept beating me mercilessly! I'd get a win in every once in a while, but overall received a pummeling.

Sunday night Friendly Fire was playing at Echo Echo; one of the officers scheduled to work had had something come up so Isobela and I went over to help work the show. Mack and Case were in a celebratory mood as the Dolphins had won; and the Saints (5-5) had too for that matter!

We closed out the weekend dancing and listening to Heath at Angel Shark Shallows. Crighton stopped by for the last quarter of the show as well. Heath was talking about doing some special Christmas shows; it would be way cool if he stopped by the Savoy some time in mid-December! Woot! Life is so good.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ten Ones in a Row!

Isobela rolled 2 Yahtzees in a row! All of them ones! If she's gonna cheat she shouldn't be so blatant about it. Of course she won that game, but lost 3 games to 5 overall.

After all those games we barely made the end of the DJ King and mikki show; we were just in time for DJ Isobela to Rock the GlamShack! We're past the peak of the work-week and maintaining momentum on a downward slope. I anticipate a very special slide this weekend!

Our thought and prayers to our little furry friend. Get well soon!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

God, and St. George!

According to Isobela, you can Google "cheating smarmy rat" and my picture is there! Woot! DJ Ando and AuroraDawn played at the GlamShack on Monday, their show was earlier than we thought. We danced a bit, then played On A Roll through his show and part of Case's and Ajay's afterwards, then called it a night.

Tuesday morning I stopped by the TryLine Sports Bar in Dublin to listen to DJ Shayla; I forget the name of her hostess but she was doing a good job. They have a pool table there but I've never seen anyone using it; I'll have to stop by when it isn't so crowded and try a game.

DJ Isobela's show at the Savoy was themed "Women that got them blues"; all female artists with playful, modern electric blues in all its diverse shades and colorations. Her hostess mikki kept things light and airy in her flirty sort of way. The west-coast crowd was active and jamming, so DJ Isobela played well over time. It was some really good music, excellent snogging songs.

I kinda skipped my birthday on Monday; I didn't want to make a fuss. I was hoping to see Clovis to wish him a happy birthday too, but I missed him. Here's hoping our 234th year is as much of a blast as all the others!

Monday, November 10, 2008

A splitting headache!

DJ Isobela Rocked our Hump-Day, classic Rock with Southern tease and a West-Coast flair. Always a good time! Plus plenty of OAR, usually at the store. We visited Plasma City 3, a simply amazing place! Comments were "OK This is worth the proce of admission" and "This is very cool!" We found two awesome rides made by MadCow that we rode, plus a friendly chimp-headed robot! Most excellent!

Friday I missed the Fantabulous One and Friendly Fire, but I did make it to Hy and mikki's show. The theme was nakie alts night and the place was packed! People did a 6-person pyramid, but the photos are not fit for publication in a family-oriented journal such as this. I never did figure out quite what an alt was though.

Saturday I stopped by the GOAT for a bit and saw Skylord playing the piano skyclad; a few members of the audience had joined him as well. Technical difficulties made it hard to hear him, but Jukebox came on later to play the guitar and sing and the problems seem to have cleared up.

I was able to make the Friendly Fire show at the Pirate Pussy Music Festival in the Port of New Orleans! They did their usual fantastic show, and I did see one pirate, but that was all. Case sang a new song, I think it's called "The best day in my life!" It's an awesome love story which he says he won't play it again until after their next album comes out. All of the ladies cried like faucets; I went through all of my hankies, and they are Copyable! I think album name is Cockeyed Optimistic? Case's diction wasn't the best on his third show of the day.

I had double poofer duty and had forgotten that I had filtered out poofs! I kept trying to trigger Mack's poofer but I didn't see anything so I keep clicking and clicking and clicking..... Later we went to the Sculptomancy and bought some trees; they have way cool bridges there too! We ended the night dancing in the Rainforest.

Sunday we watched the Saints (4-5) lose to Atlanta, but on the bright side Friendly Fire was playing at Fjordsguilden Market. As Case (who was very horny) said: "This place is awesome! Come on down and let's party, the Dolphins won and we're all fired up! Joce and all the gang are here, glam yer butts to the show!" My friend Kasia was there too! They had longboat rides but Isobela and I weren't able to try it; some other couple kept taking it!

Isobela and I officered for Mack and Case at NightClub Echo Echo that night; I think it was the fifth show she worked that weekend. What a champ! We all got our pixels rocked to the core, and true to his word Case didn't play the new song despite all of Isobela's pleading. I think the drummer really wants to play it again, too.

After the show we had a GlamShack owners meeting, then went to listen to Heath at Angel Shark Shallows. His music really carries you to a different level. We are so lucky. Life is good.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Trouble at the Savoy!

★☆★Sultry Voiced DJ Isobela★☆★ played some scorching blues at the Savoy Tuesday night. The featured artist was Aynsley Lister, the album was Everything I Need. "He is one of very few artists playing rocking blues with a modern edge -tangible, heartfelt, soul searching and full of fine songwriting; played with passion and vitality. His hard hitting rhythms and guitar work are reminiscent of a young Clapton." Totally awesome tunes by DJ Isobela as always.

Hostess Mikki was there to keep the party lively. Willa was there interviewing, but I'm not quite sure what type of position she was interviewing people for. I always seem to get so distracted when I'm there. Oh, and Aeryn shot an intruder! I didn't catch who it was, but Joe caught a ricochet with his teeth! There was a not-Moose named Squiffy laying on the dance floor for a little bit, and I thought she may have shot him, but then he got up and ran away. Needless to say the gunfire disrupted Willa's interview.

Isobela beat me soundly at On A Roll as well. Even so, life is good.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Congratulations Nic and Meggie!

This Friday I set some champagne dance glasses out in the usual places around the GlamShack to get things ready for the show, then went out to do the trick or treat thing. I was able to make it back for the last quarter of Friendly Fire's Glamtastic show. For TGINF Tracy was handing out pumpkin face t-shirt; how silly. Koko came by, actually she was stopping by for a few minutes at a time all night. After the show Mack and Hy beat Isobela and I in a game of On A Roll.

On Saturday afternoon we had a GlamShack Officer's Meeting / On A Roll game. Mack wanted to play Boys vs. Girls and of course the Boys won three runs to zero! I placed my Flying Double Dance Discs at the GlamShack and GOAT for sale, L$150 each. I also set up a store at the Animations Center where they had a great deal on rental space, L$1 per week. I'm not counting on getting many sales there, but it is a good, inexpensive way to see how mall things work.

In the evening Isobela and I took some pictures that we had been wanting to take for a while; that was very nice. Later we played On A Roll at the store; in the first game I rolled 2 Yahtzees in a row and won of course, then she beat me 3-2 in the second game and 3-1 in the third.

We did a bit of exploring around the Princeton Groups - Diversity. A very interesting area, one part was having an electrical storm and it was snowing in another. Isobela's comments were "This is actually pretty cool", "Ohh, that's kind groovy" and other such synonyms.

Friendly Fire played at the Bushy Beard on Sunday; they were having a big contest with a bunch of bands and singers. The place was packed to the gills, 54 people at one point. Mack and Case were asking everyone that they knew to stop by and vote for them on the contest board. They had a really good show, they were really playing to the crowd and the crowd was responding to the band. Later we learned that they won Second Place with a prize of some cash and a guitar.

As soon as we were done there it was time to get ready for Nic and Meggie's Wedding. Isobela and I sat with Port and Joe; it was a lovely ceremony. The bride even arrived in a horse-drawn carriage! At the reception there was a singer who did an excellent job with all sorts of lovey-dovey songs while the lovely couple had the first dance, cut their cake and Hy made a wonderful toast to them.

Friendly Fire played a short set after the singer was finished. Promise and I officered, and Isobela helped. I Love I LOVE THIS SONG, and I pulled double poofer duty. After pictures there was even a fireworks show! The Happily Ever After people really know how to do a wedding right.

When the festivities were done there we went back home to change, and rest a little bit before heading over to Nightclub Echo Echo for our third Friendly Fire show of the day. It started a little late because Case was off accepting their award from the contest at the Bushy Beard earlier, or at least that was his excuse. I think that was all just a ploy to get Mack to set up the stage all by herself.

Their show was as fantastic as ever, many new people and people that I don't usually see around the GlamShack. We stayed for DJ Jocelyn and hostess Argus' Sunday night Mayhem and Madness. She had a play anything theme. We stayed there most of the night, dancing and singing. Life is good.

Friday, October 31, 2008

You guys are the cure for the Blues!

As soon as I got home on Tuesday night I learned of an emergency Friendly Fire show at Cat's Club that had just started, so I rushed right over. Dee and Isobela were there and had things well in hand, but Isobela had her own show scheduled to start as Mac and Case were ending so I took over for her. Things were Rocktastic; I hadn't officered a Friendly Fire show away from the GlamShack or Echo Echo for ages and it was cool seeing so many new people.

There was a slight problem, though; I couldn't seem to get Mack's poofer to work. I kept feeling all around for it but couldn't find it. I checked mine and it wouldn't work either, and I knew right where it was! I figured that it must be sunspots causing all of our poofers to fail at the same time.

DJ Isobela was playing at the Savoy with Borealis hosting. It was SRV night, not a specific album but more like Isobela's favorites. It was awesome music! The Savoy was still done up for Halloween so we went in costume, it'll take a good dry-cleaner to get all of that makeup stain off of my jacket.

We had spent the afternoon getting our costumes ready for the show. She had a great turnout and even better music. DJ Isobela got all choked up at what a great time all the great people were having, and it was a really great time; she said "You guys are the cure for the Blues!"

The GlamShack became the SilkShack on Wednesday night as DJ Isobela Rocked us out! It was a wear your silks or come as you are event; no costume required but the sumptuous, shimmering silks were a sight to see. The music were was Rock instead of Blues but was just as amazing; I sure hope she saved her playlist. It was the best Wednesday night that I can remember. DJ King and mikki were before us and DJ Donagh and merry spun next so it was a night of glamtastic Rock and Roll!

Thursday night/Friday eve found DJ Crighton and Kimala at the GlamShack, out on the beach. I am worried about Mack and Case, they were looking very pale; hope they will be able to make their Friday show! DJ Crighton drew quite a large crowd, many of the usual crew plus many that I don't see too often and many I hadn't had the pleasure of meeting yet. Hmmm, I wonder if DJ Hy isn't able to play one Friday night, God forbid, but if not maybe we could get DJ Crighton and Kimala to do a show. It would be cool to see all of those friendly new faces on a Friday night!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


This morning I was lucky enough to be able to catch DJ Isobela's Fantabulous Monday Blues show at the World Music Club in Wanderlust. She was as super-groovy as always; mikki and Aeryn showed up too and we all bad-mouthed DJ Crighton. I tied for first in the Come As You Are costume contest; host With broke the contest board broke again and the owner had to count the votes manually.

After the show we played On A Roll at the store. They have new tables with more comfortable chairs, even some 2-player chairs. There is also a new game called Canoga that we tried; after a practice game Isobela soundly defeated me 3 games in a row. It plays much faster than GreedyGreedy, but I don't think I like it as much. We also took a shot at playing Khet but neither of us liked it too much, even though it does have cool laser destruction of pieces.

Back at Tidings we terraformed a bit more. We had gotten rid of the giant rock amphitheater and raised the dance floor to make a, ah, basement; for, um, storing the lawnmower and such. Yeah, that's it. Plus we moved a bunch of trees around; it looks alot better than it used to.

DJ Ando and hostess AuroraDawn were at the GlamShack later. The music was a little heavier than I am used to, but was real good as an occasional thing. Ultra-DJ Case and Ajay performed next. Their music theme was whatever Case wants to listen to. Ajay had everybody crank-call poor Rosi when it was the middle of the night where she was. curm and Case and Synapse were feeding off of each other's wild imaginations had us in stitches all night.

We went shopping for Halloween costumes and found some real good stuff. Isobela got lucky too! Right there on a lucky chair, in front of a whole crowd of people! After a couple games of On A Roll at Hy and Tracy’s place where the dice weren't being very nice to Isobela we went dancing in a rainforest to top off the night. We are so lucky.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Sunday was Rocking Rocktoberfest at the GOAT! I got there early to help set up; took down the slide and set out a "To The GOAT" sign right next to the front of the GlamShack. We all rocked out to Zaphod, DJ Borday, Anek, DJ CharlieB, Nanorock, Mason, Johnny99 and Skylord! It was quite an amazing day. Isobela and mikki and Promise and Dee and Rosi and Abbey and Meggie and even Portcia all did quite a fantastic job, along with everyone else I've forgotten.

Later we went to the Savoy Halloween Party, the Jazziest Halloween party in the metaverse! DJ Cat was doing an awesome job of mixing favorites of the season with amazing Jazz and rocking Blues. The place was decorated just great, very very spooky. They had even ripped up the dance floor so were were dancing on bare earth, on top of who knows whose bones!

After DJ Cat we went to play On A Roll at Hy's place; he and Mack cheat even worse than Isobela! We beat them anyway; 3-2 in the first game and 3-1 in the second. Mack said that she wanted Isobela to give her some On A Roll lessons the next day. Isobela is such a giver. Life is good.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

LaReve - WOW!

On Thursday we went to FallenAngel Creations and rode their Roller Coaster. It was much faster than other roller coasters that I have been on, especially right out of the gate. They also have a cool maze up in a skybox there.

From there we played On A Roll and Isobela informed me that there was a Cheating Rat in my mirror. I won that game, and a game of GreedyGreedy. Rather than giving her a chance to get even I talked her into visiting the E8 Polytope model. They have all sorts of totally awesome geometric shapes and colors and such.

From the Polytope we were able to catch the last half of Mack and Case's show at Club Casa Blanco. Joce and Missy were there, I hadn't seen them at a Friendly Fire show in a while. Curm was there as well and curm was curm.

Kimala hosted the first annual "T & A Nite... Why skirt the issue?" show with DJ Crighton at the GlamShack later. Their Thursday night shows are getting quite a reputation. And a good one at that!

The Friday Slide into the Weekend party started with DJ Isobela the GlamShack, out on Bowie Beach actually. There was a very light turnout at first, but then Rosi showed up and started offering skedaddling lessons. That brought in a good crowd so that we were all ready for Friendly Fire at 6.

Mack and Case and their dedicated drummer continued along the slippery slope of the Slide in to the Weekend. The Friday Night Train Wreck was brought to us by Fairplay Designs and Arts and by Gestures By Mack; it was a stirring rendition of Beast of Burden. I had double poofer duty one again, and Mack kept jumping around on stage making it as hard as possible for me to poof her. She may have been jumping like that because a panda bear was trying to muscle-in on their gig!

DJ Hy's Naked/Nakey/Nakie/Nekkid Friday was missing it's longtime, charismatic hostess mikki. Meggie filled in for her as hostess, even though Hy insisted on calling her his host all night long. That boy needs new glasses. Brunette Brooke was there along with lots of newcomers, not many partook but we're working on them.

As usual things were best during the latter part of the show. Aeryn showed up to keep things light, and Meggie did a most excellent job filling in for mikki. That Meggie sure knows how to talk people out of their clothes!

Saturday morning confirmed my status as a cheating rat. We played guess what and I came back from being down 2 runs down. That evening we made it to AC and Emedea's Halloween party dressing fairly gothic. DJ Tali was spinning some awesome tunes and everyone had a great time. There was even a three-way tie for best costume!

When the party was over we went exploring at LaReve. I totally awesome place. Isobela's comments included "It's cool!" "This is so cool!" "Wow, this is cool!" "This is just very cool!" "This is amazing!". After seeing all they had to offer there we e called it an early night to get ready for the big day tomorrow.

Friday, October 24, 2008

ROCKTOBERFEST - Sunday, October 26th!

ROCKTOBERFEST this year is at the Glamnation Open Aire Theatre! The GOAT is a wonderful open venue to start any rock and roll tour! This year we are blessed with 2 DJs and 6 live acts each with a one-hour show. The first show starts at 10am and the last at 5pm SLT.

Zaphod Theas delivers a high-energy electric-guitar based rock show! He plays mostly original material, ranging from soulful to heavy, with roots in blues, folk, punk, indie & classic rock.

DJ Borday's sultry voice has been warming the airwaves in the Metaverse and Old Country and spins the best in classic and modern rock and blues.

Anek Fuks has been playing his electric guitar on the California beach and mainland curcuit for some 30 years now.

DJ CharlieB Hastings spins slick Rock antipodean-style!

Nanorock Tuqiri is a latin guitarist who plays Rock instrumental, Blues, Funk, Rock, Metal, etc.,playing some awsome covers using his own style, as well as their famous improvisations!

Mason Thorne plays mostly folk music but you might get lucky and hear something from this century as well.

Johnny99 Gumshoe jamz live electric blues and screaming rock guitar over bass and drum tracks making for an incredible live show with great sound!

Skylord Carnell plays Country, Rock, Blues, Jazz, POP, R&B, classical, novelty songs, it's all in there! even songs arranged just for the Metaverse!

The GOAT will definately be the place to be this Sunday! Woot! Special thanks to mikki and Isobela and all of the GOAT Goddesses for making this happen!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


DJ Isobela's Hump-day Hijinxs at the GlamShack were as entertaining as ever. She had no specific theme, but the crowd seemed to take it upon themselves to get into the Halloween spirit. Eeyore had been turned into werewolf, Brooke was looking very witchy in long black hair, and even curm had turned into a vampire!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Blues for May

Tuesday night means Blues at the Savoy with DJ Isobela; West Coast Blues with a southern flair and a hint of Jazz. Tonight's music was just spectacular; as Borealis said Isobela outdid herself. She had been on a spending spree and had bought a bunch of new bluesy stuff for us. It was an absolutely fantastic night. Squiffy, Mort, Clovis, Brooke, Hy, mikki, Nic, Meggie, Lazy, John, theresa, Victorio, Borealis, Gossamer and even Koko was there.

DJ Isobela's show at the Savoy was dedicated to Grandma May, who recently passed. She drove a Camaro in her 80's; what a super-cool person. If only we could all be like her. We love you Grandma.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Terrific Tempura

I was helping Isobela work on the GOAT some this afternoon. Well, OK it was more like heckling, but anyway we were both there when the ground started shaking and trembling like an earthquake! After that plateau rising in North Bowie the day before we didn't know what was happening so we got out of there fast.

The seismic disturbances disrupted the DJ Ando and Aurora dawn show too; they weren't able to start until halfway through their scheduled show. In the meantime Isobela and I went to the 'store' to play On A Roll. The poor dear was having a bad night; I beat her 3-0. I won at the GreedyGreeedy tournament too; I won't say the score but we played the best 3 out of 5 without a need for the last game

From there we did a little exploring, heading first to nishi Beach. Isobela described the place as an "Acid trip nightmare!" I would tend to agree; it is a pretty neat place. I really liked the psychedelic dragon hovering offshore. They have a store in a skybox, but there was nothing that would really go with our home.

Tempura Island is a simply amazing place. It is billed as an area with all sorts of romantical stuff. There is a magnificent ballroom; trees and waterfalls and all sorts of neat nature stuff; bridges big and small and ponds and even dedicated tai-chi exercise area. Way cool.

Back home we worked on the house some more, hanging some more pictures ("Your other left!"), making plans for the courtyard and Isobela started working on a new fireplace for the back patio while I worked on my grill. It is a really awesome home. We are so blessed.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Black Horse

We played On A Roll at the GlamShack while watching Saints (3-4) lose to Carolina. At least the game table was playing well, much better than usual but still nowhere near as well as it plays at the store. Isobela had a wardrobe malfunction in a major way while we were there, good thing we were at the GlamShack instead of the store!

I was upgraded to a "sexy bomb ass cheater". The dice hated both of us today, but her a little less. Later we did go to the store to play some GreedyGreedy and she beat me 3-0. By then we were a little tired of playing games so we decided to go demolish our house.

We re-did the landscaping and Isobela built a cool adobe hacienda on a plateau that had emerged from the water int he northeast corner of our lot. I built yet another pier for the Tester and then helped her arrange and re-arrange furniture. One gigantic concrete planter that held a full grown tree had to be moved at least a few dozen times.

After cleaning up we went country line-dancing at a place called the 'Black Horse' Saloon (no apparent relationship to the Armored Cavalry Regiment of the same name). We got all dressed up in our cowboy costumes and it turns out they were having a cheerleaders and football players theme night. I have a couple of nice cheerleader outfits but Isobela convinced me that it would be best to show that side of myself as it was our first time there.

Later it was back to the K.R. Engineering store for another game of On A Roll, and then another won; I was able to win both of these. To top off the night we went back home for a little more touch-up on the house; thankfully the concrete planter stayed where it was. It doesn't get any better than this.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Halloween Season has Officially Arrived!

Cheyenne had blogged about a Mah Jong table you can pick up for free, so I did! Isobela and I played a few games, it is single-player only but you can have a friend help you out. We each kept reaching for the same pieces and getting in each other's way and snapping at each other and having a blast.

Tuesday night at the Savoy was a blast as usual; it is my second-favorite night in the Metaverse! The DJ favored me with a dance or two. Joe and Port on Drums and Bass for a bit, then they went to dance and snog in the crowd. DJ Tight was there; Isobela described him as one of the best Blue's DJs in the Metaverse, right after DJ Isobela, DJ Cat and DJ Hy.

On Wednesday my friend Koko was on Tun Tavern (Forward) with Isobela. Jia stopped by to say hi; she and Koko seemed to get along really well. They were planning on coming to the GlamShack on Friday for our Boxers on Bowie Beach with DJ Isobela. Knowing Jia she'll probably hang around for Friendly Fire and TGINF as well.

Isobela and I played On A Roll during King's show at the GlamShack; Iso brought in a ringer to play for her and they together beat me 3-2! Right after that was the DJ Isobela Rocks your Hump-Day show. It was quite a fine performance, though we missed Friendly Fire at Haute Couture doing a Breast Cancer charity fundraiser. DJ Donnagh and merry followed with Don playing awesome music, stuff I hadn't heard before but liked.

You know that Halloween season has officially arrived when Mack and Case sing Monster Mash! Friendly Fire had their usual Thursday-night show at Club Casa Blanco and the joint was jumping. There were many new faces there, which is cool.

From there we went to the GlamShack to play On A Roll and enjoy DJ Crighton and Kimala's excellent show. Unfortunately Isobela broke the On A Roll table, but the show more than made up for it. Somehow a giant male member appeared in the Shack, it had to be 20 feet long! The girls were all up dancing on it and commenting on it and we were all laughing ourselves silly.

Friday saw us at Parker's Pub where Isobela was DJing. It was a very nice bluesy/light rock mix that she does so well, plus a few Celtic songs that encouraged everyone to get up and dance a jig!

We had a Boxers on Bowie Beach theme with DJ Isobela. It was boxer shorts, not prizefighters; I guess I'll have to be more specific in my notices in the future. Isobela and I wore matching boxers and Case was very jealous, he mentioned them a few times during the evening.

Friendly Fire followed on Bowie Beach with the dynamic duo still tearing up the Metaverse with their enthusiasm and talent. We heard the Monster Mash again and Jud stopped by and called us all "SILLY PEOPLE!!". There was a huge crowd that I was busy greeting, tagging and bagging while on double poofer duty. The Train Wreck was "Your Mama Don't Dance and Your Daddy Don't Rock and Roll", brought to us as always by Fairplay Designs and Arts and Gestures by Mack.

The DJ Hy and mikki show followed with Nakey Friday. As usual mikki jumped he gun a little, but absolutely no one was complaining! After the show had gotten started and people were partaking Sedona mentioned that her perv cam is requiring liquid cooling!

On Saturday morning Miyam invited me to come see the marketplace she was building with Adrian, Joce and a few other people, called the "Fjordsguilden Market". It specializes in medieval stuff and already has a few vendors set up and selling. They are doing a real good job with it, and will likely have a show with a DJ or two for their grand opening.

I worked more on my Flying Double Dance Disc. I had previously been calling it a dance pad, but mikki explained to me the errors of my ways; at least as far as disc vs. pad is concerned. I'm pretty much done with it; the Disc is done, the Vendor is ready and tested, I just need to polish the instruction sheet and find some places to put it out for sale.

Isobela and I went to the On A Roll store to play; the game at the Shack is just so slow and buggy. When we got there the On A Roll table was broken so we played a few rounds of GreedyGreedy which I won 3-2. A lady came by and fixed the On A Roll table while we were playing GreedyGreedy so we played that next. Isobela won the first two games, but I couldn't come back and win 3 out of 5 because another couple was waiting for the table so we let them play. And I am still a cheating rat's ass.

Saturday night was the DJ Jocelyn and Britt show at the GlamShack. The gigantic penis was gone; I guess no one had wanted to offend Joce's sensibilities. That was a shame because Isobela had gotten used to taking naps on it in the afternoon. Jocelyn had a pressing engagement right after the scheduled end of the show and she had to leave even though there were still plenty of people in the Shack. Britt stayed with us a while and we danced to the radio.

Before too long the siren's call of On A Roll got to us again so we headed back to the store to play. I was ble to win 2-0, to bring our daily total up to 2-2, but that second game was very close. We'll have to have a tiebreaker on Sunday. Hopefully I can get serenaded again by Isobela with "Ya Cheatin Rat Bastard!" sung to the tune of "Mary Had A Little Lamb"! Life is Good!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Woot! Wings!

With the holiday on Monday I was able to listen to DJ Isobela at the Wanderlust World Music Club on Electrum. We were dancing all sorts of dances instead of our usual one or two. I was in the running for the contest they had there, and had a 50/50 shot at winning, but the board malfunctioned right at the end. Oh well.

From there we went to Jacaranda where there had a DJ and a Best in Wings contest going on. It was pretty cool with everyone wearing wings and nothing else. There was another contest board malfunction, though this time I really didn't have too much of a chance of winning. They were talking about another event next Monday; unfortunately I'll probably be at work.

Later we went home and worked on jewelry-making projects that we both had been thinking of. They are turning out really well; we're talking about seeing if we can sell some of them. I'd also started looking into the mechanics of what I'll need to sell my Flying Double Dance Pads.

After dinner we went and played Greedy Greedy at store where they are sold. Isobela beat me three games to one! Next we played On A Roll there. The game played really fast in the store, you only had to click on Pass twice to pass instead of fifty times. This meant that Isobela could cheat at 10x speed!

I scored 3 Yahtzees in the second game, two of them in a row! Apparently this means that I am a cheating rat's ass. Even so, she still won that game, and won the series two games to one. We played one more game of Greedy Greedy which I won, so I was able to go away with a little bit of my pride intact. What a wonderful day.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Glam me a Shack! No, Really!

Friendly Fire played their usual Thursday night gig at Club Casa Blanco. It was the start of an incredibly busy weekend for me, what with the church and school fair I didn't arrive until about halfway through. Isobela was there dancing with Jazno, who was dancing like girl. He really needs to spring for some lessons.

Afterwards we started a game of On A Roll, but then quit so we could play against Mack and Promise. We kicked their butts 3-0, though Isobela carried most of our load. We played another game with just the two of us that I won 3-1, and then danced a bit to close down the GlamShack.

Though it was late we still had a bit of life left in us so we headed over to Mambo Extreme. They don't have as much shopping there as I remember, but have a great dance floor along the beach. We danced the night away, or at least what was left of it

Friday was the day the GlamShack was reduced to rubble by the giant space ants. It was very scary, almost everything was just gone. Isobela and Mack started a crash program to set it back up for the shows that evening and were able to get the bare bones set up for a beach show. All in all they did a very good job with the time that they had.

After working I was able to make the last little bit of Friendly Fire and was there for DJ Hy's show. My friend Cay was there with his pregnant wife. She's gotten a little self-conscious since she's been with baby, and he's been supporting her. Hopefully after the baby things will get back to normal. Isobela and I closed the place down, and amazingly didn't play OAR even once!

On Saturday morning before work I helped Isobela putting the GOAT back together. I had a little oopsie; I kinda accidentally nudged the GOAT stage and knocked it a few meter off kilter. Isobela was able to get it back without too much trouble, though. She just added the debt to the already long list that I owe her.

Sunday morning saw me at the Blarney Stone. As usual there was good conversation and good people. Tarogue was there, he had one of Ajay's "Cthulhu in '08" thingamabobs on. After while the crowd wandered over to the new Fibber's to listen to the "Professor"a decent singer/guitarist. I bopped along too and jammed out with them. Ginger was there hosting; hadn't seen her in quite a while.

The Saints (3-3) won 34-3 over the Raiders. It was a quite satisfactory whooping after last week's loss and yesterday's shellacking of the Tigers. We won't say who's home town the Raiders play for so as not to make Isobela feel bad. I had to work through the game, and missed watching it with her. When I got off of work we and played On A Roll,which is almost as good. She won 2 out of 3; 1-3, 3-2 and 1-3. Life is good.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Happy Anniversary Heath!

The Saints (2-3) were on Monday Night Football so guess what the On A Roll addict and I did while we watched the game. She was up 2-1 at one point, but I came back for the win. Unfortunately the Saints weren't able to do the same.

Tuesday night was Borealis' first time hosting for DJ Isobela at the Savoy. She played some really good music featuring The Nimmo Bros Live at Glasgow, Scotland; the overall theme of the show was UK Blues. mikki was there helping to train Borealis but the Savoy is a difficult place to learn to host; most people just want to slow dance and listen to music. Elisabeth had stopped by; Squiffy and Hy were on guitar and bass and Raven joined them on piano later.

I was able to catch the last half of the Friendly Fire show at Demonic on Wednesday. It was superb as usual. Demonic is actually a pretty cool place, not only because of all of the demons but it is also architecturally interesting. I spent some of the show time looking around to see what ideas I cold borrow for our next rebuild(s).

After the show I talked with Isobela about searching for missing objects. She is convinced we have lots of hidden stuff scattered about our property. She is likely right, but I don't think the problem is as big as she seems to think it is. As soon as I get a chance though I'll need to go on a prim safari, because it is a problem.

We didn't go hunting right then because we had to get ready for her show at the GlamShack. DJ King and mikki had started their show an hour early, so they were ready for a break by the time that we showed up. The crowd was light, but our hump-day hijinxs were in full swing. All too soon it was time for DJ Donagh and AuroraDawn to take over. That horny Troll and Amanda had shown up, and Gussie stopped by too! Woot!

We changed into formals in the Shack and went straight to Topanga Canyon where Heath was doing a two year anniversary performance. The Canyon really isn't much as a venue, but apparently it was where Heath did his first show so it is special to all of us. We danced and chatted and had a simply marvelous time listening to his music.

Monday, October 6, 2008

mikki: Barefoot and poledancing, now that's a wedding!

I had a chance to work on a new project today, a sort of circular couch thing that goes in the water. It's kinda hard to explain, I'll post a pic if I ever come close to finishing it. We had seen something similar near the Kaiya Islands beach, but I am making numerous improvements to it. As usual getting the finished surfaces looking good will be the hardest part.

Before too long I had to get cleaned up for mikki and loVolt's wedding. They had a wonderful ceremony in a poppy field high in the sky. They recited their own vows to each other, and to us. I was very impressed with both of them; Isobela was too.

mikki had a permasmile, and it wasn't just from all of the pictures we took. DJ Cat played the reception, which oddly enough was clothed. We all had a great time; there were great songs, great dancing and great friends. Well, after Cay had to leave Dee and Meggie had a little disagreement over who was going to lead, but I think that was more for fun than anything else.

As the reception was winding down Hy and Tracy challenged us to a game of On A Roll. Of course we took them up on the offer, and of course they cheated. Tracy hit the "Owner mode" button so we couldn't get a decent roll to save our souls, but were able to score two runs to finish at 3-2 nonetheless.

After dinner we worked on building some more, me on my sea couch and Isobela on a couple of different projects. I was able to pretty much finish the sea couch, it turned out pretty good. The cushions could use a bit more work, but I don't think the results would justify the cost.

After getting cleaned up yet again (Wow! Twice in one day!) we headed over to Club Neptune in Angel Shark Shallows to hear Heath play. He was as peaceful, calming, therapeutic and rejuvenating as always. Life is good.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Longest Roll

Saturday morning we went and saw Hy's new house, or at least a full-scale model of it. I like it alot, but he said it was done in 'early mausoleum' style. I can kinda see that, but there is alot of work left to be done on it. There's lots of water, Isobela had been helping him fill all of the pools.

Later that day I went to the Boobie Ball in Winterfell at the Taure En Lor Ballroom. It is a fund raiser for breast cancer; their tag line said "Wear pink if you like, and you may dance topless if you dare, in honor of the breasts and lives we are working to save." Most of the ladies were in pink formal wear, there was a DJ present and it was a very nice party.

The afternoon heralded the Open Mic show at the GOAT. mikki, Dee and Isobela did their usual outstanding job of lining up talent and otherwise organizing the event. We heard AJ, Artel, Skylord, Mica and REALLY. While we were there a situation came up and Isobela took up the ob as hostess for DJ Arcadian, who played in the GlamShack immediately after Open Mic. Since she was working we didn't drag the On A Roll table into the shack and play while he was DJing, but we had an incredibly fun time nonetheless.

DJ Jocelyn and hostess Meggie followed Arc. Jocelyn got slimed by one of the ghosts inhabiting the shack this month, but she had done up an excellent playlist nonetheless. After so many hours at the GOAT and with Arc we were kinda burnt out from clubbing, so we slipped outside to the game table.

It turned out to be the longest 2-person game ever. Isobela kept distracted me with all sorts of talk about robots and such. We ended up closing down the GlamShack, and still kept playing. In the end she won 3-2, but the game could have been won by either of us for hours ahead of that. Another wonderful day.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

A Super Slide!

Wednesday night DJ Isobela was spinning Classic Rock at the GlamShack, sandwiched between Dj King and mikki with a Cops and Robbers theme and DJ Don and merry with a Southern Rock beat. Squiffy was there trying out for the lead guitarist position in Friendly Fire, but then Mack changed her mind and decided that the position wasn't open after all.

Isobela worked on our new open-air grotto the next day while I messed around with a skeet shooting game that I had bought. I began practicing with it, and am starting to learn it's tricks. Isobela is very good at shotting stuff up so I'm a little concerned about playing it with her; she'll likely kick my butt and then tease me mercilessly about it.

Later we decided to go play On A Roll. I had been dominating the game throughout and was up by 2-0 when she gets 2 runs in a row, then a third a few play later to win! What luck! We played a second game so that I could try to regain a shred of my dignity; I was able to win that one 3-1. Of course this led to a tie-breaker in which I was able to squeak by 3-2 to win the tournament.

After that we went to Kaiya Islands for some exploring of their new areas, including their zoo. We found a good spot for dancing near the pool and danced and chatted through many songs. We relaxed in a hammock swing for a short bit, just to try it out, then called it a night.

Shocking swimwear and ravenous Rock was the order of the day on Friday as DJ Isobela took the GlamShack's Bowie Beach by storm! She's an excellent way to start the Friday Slide into the Weekend party. I had put a few of my flying double-dance pads out, people seemed to either love them or hate them, and the latter were a minority thank goodness. I'm still working on plans to sell them.

Friendly Fire continued the Bash on Bowie Beach when DJ Isobela was done. They had just gotten back from a standing-room only show at the Bushy Beard and were ready to Rock. The Friday Night Train Wreck was brought to us by Fairplay Designs and Arts as usual (they have their Halloween stock out now) and by Gestures By Mack; it was a stirring rendition of Crimson and Clover sung by Mack. Mack and Case also sang Pr0nography, which I hadn't heard in a while, but not I Love This Song.

mikki had started way early for Naked/Nekkid/Nakie/Nakey Friday, during DJ Isobela's show as a matter of fact. LexiMae didn't realize Friendly Fire played for nakey nights, but she joined right in! Jud stopped by and greeted us all with "Hello silly people." At 20:30 there were 20 people on the beach, none of them wearing anything but a smile! Life is good.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Isobela!

Monday night was a GlamShack night. We listened to the DJ Ando and AuroraDawn show, the DJ Case and Ajay show, and then the DJ Zak and Promise show. Extraordinary show people all. While there we sat an chatted in our chairs for a long time, then went and played On A Roll where I barely beat Isobela by the skin of my teeth 3-0.

Later we went on another building spree. I took out the Romanesque bath and built up the ground to form a small earthen amphitheater to compliment Isobela's larger rock one. She put a nice waterfall at one end of it that makes a nice pool in the middle. We may be able to fit her mermaid statue in there as well.

Tuesday was Isobela's Birthday. She had said she didn't want a party, so as much as she deserved one we had a mostly quiet evening. I had bought a nice pair of boots for her, one of the fancy kind with alligator skin that can change color on command. Of course, being Isobela, she immediately made them black.

After putting on the boots and admiring them at length we went cruising the metaverse. We ended up in a place called Therapy. It wasn't the Club Therapy that we used to enjoy so much but rather a cool, lightly wooded island. There were meandering paths through the trees, a walkway along cliffs that overlooking the sea and a neat cave with a dining room table in it. I went up a mountain that I saw a flag on top of; the island was claimed for Britain, and when I came back down Isobela had found this cool tree house with a balcony overlooking the sea. We watched the sunset then went in to the dance floor and danced and chatted for hours.

Eventually the siren's call of On A Roll got to us both so we headed back to the GlamShack. DJ Cat was playing but we were moistly concentrating on the game. Cat had set up a couple of skydiving platforms for people to use and they seemed to be having fun with it.

We caught some snippets of conversation over the music and they seemed to be saying that there was some naked skydiving going on! Isobela immediately started moving the game table closer to them so she could watch; it was very hard to put down a chip when the table kept jerking over 3 feet at a time. When we got around front of the GlamShack they were still talking nakey but I didn't see any flapping body parts. False alarm.

It had gotten very late so we agreed to a quick game of On A Roll; the first person to score would win. Isobela's all defense all the time strategy paid off for her this time; in blocking a possible run of mine she happened to get 5 in a row and win the game. All in all a wonderful day. Many more, babe.

Monday, September 29, 2008


DJ Isobela led our Friday Slide into the Weekend party at the GlamShack as usual. There was a country singer there before her show, one of the people from a previous Open Mic event. Since he had set up out front we kept things rolling there and had a Swimsuit Party on Bowie Beach. The crowds for her shows just keep getting better and better; I wonder if the pizza and beer we had out made a difference? We had ordered Pepperoni - Isobela's Favorite!

Friendly Fire had a magnificent Friday Slide show. Case said that in the spirit of the Friday Slide that he would not be debating Mack, putting the GlamShack before Politics. What a man! The Train Wreck was dedicated to Isobela, Stevie Ray Vaughan's Living Life by the Drop. It was brought to us, as usual, by Fairplay Designs and Arts and Gestures by Mack.

DJ Hy completed Friday's ruling triumvirate with his Nakey Friday show. The crowds keep getting better and better for this show even though we do lose some shy ones immediately after Mack and Case finish. That's too bad for them, though; we have such a great time every Friday night. Towards the end there were 12 people with 4 thongs among them; well, ok, 3 thongs and what looked like Sponge-Bob Square-Pants boxers one Someone!

The night ended on a sad note however, Mack's boat caught fire! She apparently docked it too close to the campfire and a flying spark must have gotten to all the alcohol she keeps in there. There was nothing lift but a pile of ashes on the sand.

Bright and early Saturday morning I realized that I needed to find out who Mack's insurance agent is; they had delivered a replacement boat for her already! It looked exactly the same! Now that is service.

Isobela and I spent much of the day working on Elfie Island. The giant caves just weren't doing it for us so we got rid of them and built a cool rock amphitheater. I also set out a Romanesque bath, but I'm not sure it goes with the overall decor. It's still very much a work in progress.

We got cleaned up and headed over to the GOAT for Open Mic night. It really was in the afternoon, but Open Mic afternoon just doesn't roll off of the tongue. There was a very talented crowd, more so that I am used to seeing. There were some technical difficulties, both with GOAT equipment and that of the artists, but overall it was a very nice time.

It was AJ's first time at the GOAT. He was especially glad to see the outhouse there; he mentioned that he's had to use the can for over a year. We also had a special visit by Sidewinder Linden! Isobela said it's the second time that she's seen a Linden at the GOAT. Mikki thought Sidewinder was coming after her for over-spamming group notices and IMs, a logical assumption, but not this time.

DJ Arcadian played in the GlamShack after we were finished at the GOAT. Isobela, mikki and I creamed Hy, Tracy and Mack at On A Roll; we had moved the game table inside for Arc's show and that worked well. DJ Jocelyn was up after DJ Arc so we danced to her tunes for a bit, she had a couple of new ones that were a gas.

Before too long Isobela had to leave for work so I followed her to FreeStar Bay where she was officering for Friendly Fire. It was one of the half-hour gigs that FreeStar often puts on with one performer after another playing to a tightly-packed throng. I'm always amazed at how much music Mack and Case can pack in to half an hour!

Someone had moved the On A Roll table back outside the GlamShack so Isobela and I sat down for a quick game. With lots of people the games tend to take very long, but with two people they are usually quick. Usually. This one turned in to a marathon game; Mack and Hy were waiting for us to finish so they could play but we just kept going and going. I finally won 3-1, but it was actually much closer than that. Each side was one roll away from winning for much of the game.

Sunday morning saw a GlamShack partners meeting. I sure wish they wouldn't schedule them during Saints (2-2) games, but they did ask first so it's my own fault. We met in our rock amphitheater even though it was far from finished. Isobela set out some chairs and I drug over a table for the leftover pizza from Friday night. Plus of course a keg. We talked about all sorts of things; I think Case is noticing beer missing from his private stock in the GlamShack cellars so I'll have to back off my nightly raids for a while.

We left from the meeting and went straight to DJ Isobela's gig at Burning Life! The Fantabulous one rocked the playa at Munchies for Ice Cream Sunday! Blissie was passing out Divinity French Vanilla with Hot Fudge sundaes; they go very well with beer! I was kind of an impromptu host and tried to dress the part for Burning Life. BigD had on a lovely long blue formal dress but I was not nearly as well covered.

There was a singer up ahead of DJ Isobela, and Friendly Fire played after her. The Playa was packed but it seems that there's always room for one or two more Glam Rockers wherever they play. We had a stupendous time, but it left me with some rather unusual tan lines. Well worth it, though.

Later we went shopping for some jeans then played On A Roll. I won the first game 3-1 and then lost the second one 2-3! It was the first solo win ever for Isobela! I am so proud of her, even though she got very lucky with THREE yahtzees and cheated blatantly. She marked this day on her calendar with very big stars.

When she was done celebrating she worked on capital improvements to the GlamShack while I worked on a new dance gadget. It turned out pretty good; Isobela, mikki and Mack all helped me test it out. They say I should market it, and I probably should, but that will be a major pain. Still, the extra money would be nice. I'll need to do some more testing with various dances and make sure I set permissions correctly, but that shouldn't be hard just time-consuming.

The next question is when to have it's first public showing. It would be perfect for Friday nights, but then again it would be perfect for almost any night at the GlamShack. I'll probably try and hold off until Wednesday night but ya never know. In this wild and wacky world we live in surprise is a daily blessing.