Today was my 13th rezday! Linden Lab sent me a “happy rezday” card this morning. Then this evening, I received a 3rd year of service award from SLCS! Sayrah presented me with a supa’cool trophy after practice!
Aero van Winkle’s 4,748 Days of Sleep!
- 13 Jan 2009 – SL Rezday (4748 days (mostly sleeping))
- 18 Jan 2011 – Applied to be an SLCS Trainee
- 23 Feb 2011 – Accepted as an SLCS Cheerleader
- 13 Jan 2022 – 13th Rezday & 3 years of service SLCS Award
So, I don’t actually know how they calculate “years of service”. Well, I do, your award comes with a detailed notecard explaining it all.
I’m pretty sure I don’t really have three years of service. (I suspect ONE is pushing it). I think SLCS was just being gracious. Graciousness, I have learned, is what SLCS does. Maybe a one year of service award seemed a drop humiliating for someone who joined the squad in 2011? Maybe I’m not just “The Prodigal Cheerleader,” but SLCS is also the father in the parable of “The Prodigal Son”, not going on about how foolishly you squandered things off in the not-so-great big city, and just throwing a party of joy to have you home again.
I won’t put you, or myself, through the misery of doing the arithmetic on my service. I will simply be gracious and say
for this beautiful award. It is great to be home.
The SLCS Rank Controller Loves Me!
Speaking of arithmetic, my SLCS Rank Controller gave me some remarkable news:
Thank you Sayrah for scripting these wonderful Rank Controllers!
When I see the scripting that Sayrah does for the squad, or all the uniforms that Maddy works on, the classes peeps teach, or all the others who contribute in so many ways, even by simply being beautifully silly, I’m humbled. I read a great quotation earlier today,
Work is love made visible.
I see that in all the cheerleaders who work to make SLCS the great experience that it is.
Cheer 401, Again!
I took Cheer 401 – all things Cheermaster HUD – on Tuesday. It was the 2nd time I’ve taken the class. The first was on 9 Feb 2011. My philosophy is: Take Cheer 401 once every 11 years, whether you need it or not! 😛
I’ve worn many hats and tried on many identities as an avatar. I’ve been young and I’ve been old. Skinny and full-figured. Black and white. And red and green. A cheerleader and a derby girl. A barista and a host. I’ve seen so much love and beauty, so much desire, so much hunger for love and connection in the virtual world. I’ve seen that hunger and need expressed in unhelpful and destructive ways. Ways that can make living in this world as frustrating as living in the first life we came from. I’m touched by the tiny acts of kindness that surround us every day. If we can make it here, we can make it anywhere.