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Pub Night at The Nightingale

I have established a new weekly gathering in The Riel Estates!

Please join the people of Witchport and Witchwoods for Pub Night at The Nightingale in the Witchport sim from 5-6:30pm SLT.

I encourage you to select a favorite RL beverage to sip as we socialize. This is a time for us to gather, chat and catch up. Pick your favorite wine, beer, spirit, tea, coffee, juice or soda pop to enjoy in RL and feel free to share your choice with the crowd if you have something fun!

SLURL: (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Witchport/195/233/23)

This week we have a special guest who will provide our background music. Lord Intern Riel will take to the aetherwaves from 5:10pm - 5:40pm SLT with some of his favorite music. Be prepared for Electronica...*lots* of Electronica! You can tune in by opening http://music.gabrielleriel.com in a media player.

Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?

Yes, I do know what it means to miss New Orleans.

That’s a strange statement as I have never actually been to New Orleans. I do hope to go someday, but as of this writing I have never walked its streets...

No, that’s not true. I walked its streets virtually for four years. In January 2009, I purchased the Second Life estate of New Toulouse from Carricre Wind. She had launched New Toulouse at the end of February 2008. 10 months later the estate was about to slip beneath the pixel waves of the Second Life grid when I stepped in and bought it, thanks to help from a group of “investors” who provided loans and in some cases cash gifts that enabled me to buy the estate.

Looking back on it now, five years later, I marvel at my spontaneous decision to take on New Toulouse. I had never leased a parcel there so why on earth would I jump in and take over an estate that I had only visited a few times? At the time I saw it as an opportunity to own an estate that I would not have to build. I was no…