Ah, it’s summertime and the living is easy. At least some of the time it’s easy. Life gets easier for me when I log in to SL and visit the horses. I planned to check out their SL8B build. On the way, I encountered Shenlei and Starbuck. They offered me a chance to live out a fantasy I’ve had since 1st grade: to be a bareback rider in the circus. In 1st grade we did a “circus” in the classroom. AW, who always beat me out for everything – this was simply the first in a long line of her theatrical triumphs – got to be the tightrope walker. Hmmph. Not to be outdone, *I* said *I* would be the bareback rider. Hey – that’s like tightrope walking AND I got to have an (imaginary) horse, too!
So we headed over to the ring and after a few practice rounds, I felt comfortable enough to put on my costume. *grin* Star has the smoothest gait imaginable – I never felt any fear of slipping or sliding. Shen watched from the wall, giving encouragement and tips. I got to flip, pirouette, pose – the whole experience! We had a great time. The Carriage Trade SL8B build is wonderful and full of magic, certainly in my opinion anyway. There is nothing like the magical experience of being with horses. I urge you all to check it out when SL8B opens.
As our circus act drew to a close, Lalo mentioned that he was going to cool down after a RL hot summer day by tubing, would I like to join him? As I, too, had a hot humid RL summer day and now was all sweaty and tired from “performing”, floating about in an inner tube sounded fantastic! I changed into my suit and Lalo sent the taxi to get me to Harbour.
We hopped into the tubes (pink for girl, of course *grin*) and began drifting about the islands. The tubes are great fun – steered and propelled by the arrow keys. At one point I was lazy enough to do nothing but take photos and let Lalo bump my tube to move me through the water. We checked out the neighbor’s waterfall. An interesting experience when it turned out all the rocks were phantom and I found myself inside the island. *grin* I closed my eyes, held my breath and paddled like crazy in one direction til I came shooting out of the rocks. 🙂