After running into some technical difficulties of my own I finally get out episode 5 which is about the technical difficulties even savvy computer people are running into with Second Life these days. I talk with Radar Masukami and Sougent Harrop about their experiences with Second Life’s release candidates and what frustrates them the most. Not for those who can’t stand tech talk.
It started last Friday. I had a few errands to run, I was in a really good mood, then I picked up the mail. There was a letter from the property managers for my condominium development. It said that the plant hanger hooks, I call them Shepard Hook’s, was in violation of the Rules and Regulations of my Condo Association. They said the Rules stated no ornaments in the front planting beds, I have 15 days to comply or be fined. I was upset for many reasons. I called the Mr. and told him what the letter said. I told him that right now if I called them I would use language best kept to a podcast with an explicit tag. He said he would call them. I was supposed to start cleaning up the house for a family cook-out of Sunday but all I wanted to do was hit something, so I played some Wii Tennis, very badly, and some Wii Bowling, made Pro status. While I was playing the property management company called the house looking for the Mr. I gave them his cell number because I still couldn’t be civil to them.
Right now you are saying “Daphne, it’s just 2 Shepard’s Hooks. Move them and be done with it”. Well, there is more to this than just moving them. I have lived in this Townhouse Condominium for 4 years. We moved in before half of them were even built. We moved in before there was an association. When the association came into power we were told anything that is currently up, that was up before these new Rules and Regulations go into effect, will be grandfathered in. This included the little retaining wall which we built and you can see in the photo. It includes any storm doors that were installed since the Condos did not come with them. This also included any plantings that might be in the planting beds. Also the rules stated that we are not allowed to plant anything in the beds but we can put out flower pots as long as they are in the bed and don’t interfere with the landscapers. The rules that we have, the official rules of the association, make no mention to ornaments at all.
But in a really nice way. If you don’t know what I’m talking about I highly recommned listing to the latest Black Tie Martini Club ”The Nicest Rooms in Hell”. Caleb wrote a great story and worked with my untrained skills and got to tell this story he’s been working on for almost a decade. As for my performance, let’s just say it is amazing how far good direction can go. Also he played my favorite Squirrel Nut Zippers song.