Thanksgiving. A day we all spend together in turkey coma's thinking about all the things that we are thankful for. Pumpkin pie, egg nog, stuffing, er, no, not the food although I'm thankful for that too. I'm talking about the things that I'm really thankful for. My kids growing up healthy and happy. A job in a time when so many do not have one. A home. I'm thankful for the love in my life. My friends.
I'm thankful for an amazing staff that works on both this blog and our in-world magazine. I'm really excited about the next edition of SurfWatch In-World and I know you will love it. Thanks to Tauri and Ash for being my sounding board and inspiration and V for supporting me in all I do.
I'm thankful to be a part of a community that can be so generous and so friendly that it never fails to blow the socks off new comers and old timers alike. I'm thankful even for Linden Labs. Yes, yes, because without them, I'd not have all of you. I'd not have the Aussies, the Kiwis, the Germans, the Brits, the East coast US, the Hawaiians, the Midwest US, the Pole, and the French. For all the grousing and hollaring and complaining we do about lag and crashing and not rezzing, we still have each other. For that I am truly thankful.
So no matter where you are today...whether it is Thanksgiving in your part of this marvelous world or not, take a moment to think about what you are thankful for. Share it here with us if you like. And remember, we shouldn't depend on a day like Thanksgiving to remind us of the blessings we have in our lives. Be thankful every day.
I've been indoors working on school stuff and planning out this week's Thanksgiving feast when I got stir crazy. I grabbed the keys and hit the road for some exploring. I know some of you will surf no matter how cold it gets so here are two spots I just had to share with you! Enjoy!
While out looking for a new sweet spot to share with you I literally ran outa gas at The Swell. I thought I'd just grab a beer and wait for a friend to bring me some gas when I walked out back and viola! There it was! Sunset waves rolling into the shore on this cold fall day. Put on your suits and grab your boards! There is a great campfire just up the hill to warm up by after a surf session and the beer on tap is always flowing.
All gassed up and ready to go, I didn't have to go far before I found this new sim. Biscous will look familiar to those of you who visited Zug as it's a Nash Laville creation so you can expect multiple waves running all the time and great tunes. Still plenty of places to snuggle up and hang out with good friends. Hint: fall off your board and check out below the wave line.
SurfWatch: Sunrize, tell us what got you interested in hosting a monthly birthday/rezz day celebration?
Sunrize Mornington: I have always enjoyed giving parties as well as going to them so I wanted to see what I could do with that to help the organization I love so much. Maldrul and my sister, Sonya, started to do a birthday/rezday celebrations at the club Maldrul DJs for on Fridays. It was such a big hit with SL's new users as well as the veteran users that I thought it might work to raise money for Archi (Archipelago). Instead of a costume contest I thought it would be more interesting for our purposes to have raffles.
SW: Will you have a fundraiser raffle each time?
SM: Yes I hope to. As long as the stores and Icy are as generous as they were for this one, it will be easy to do. :)
SW: How successful was the raffle in raising funds for Archi?
SM: All total we raised a little over L$13,000 to help support Archipelago.
SW: If people have ideas for other events who do they need to contact?
SM: As the Archi sim manager they can contact me, of course they can contact any of the current directors as well.
SW: Anything else you would like to add?
SM: Yes. I would like to thank my helpers, Damiana Babcock and Maldrul Morris. I would also like to thank Icy (Fredricksson) for letting us use James Isle. Of course I thank all those that gave to the raffles and those that played the raffles. Without them this could not have been a success.