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Filed: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 5:46:26 PM
Filed Under: Friends
Ace Sloane
Click here for enlargement!Tee and I have known Ace for what seems like forever... one night last spring, our good friends PC and Alza came into the Infirmary and said "Hey, we are bringing a friend over. Take good care of him."

Well, he never left.

Ace has been one of our fixtures at St. Ivan's pretty much ever since. He's a blast to be around... unpredictable, funny, and always good for a conversation starter when things lag a little. We finally gave him the official title of "Corpsman" (the male equivalent of "Medic") since he's more or less unofficially always acted in that role... welcoming people to the club and just being entertaining in his own right.

Love ya man! (of course, I'm saying that in a manly beer drinking sort of way).

Filed: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 12:32:22 PM
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Cora Ireman
Click here for enlargement!It's funny how quickly a friendship can grow in SL. Sometimes people just "click" immediately.

I first met Cora about a month ago, when she came into St. Ivan's via a Google search (see, I knew that SEO process was a good thing!). At the time, she was brand new to SL, having only been inworld for a few days.

In the month or so since... wow! This girl has grasped SL for exactly what it's supposed to be. She's gone from being a newbie to quite the accomplished builder and landscaper. Cora is a huge sailing fan, and she realized early on that she was going to need land with access to water to do her nautical thing. She immediately saw Teeland for the island paradise that it is... so in very short order, she purchased a 1024 m2 parcel on Teeland, outgrew it, purchased 1/4 of the Isle of Tee, outgrew that, and traded it in for ownership of the entire Western Anteeles region. Again... wow!

And of course, she's been a fixture at St. Ivan's Infirmary ever since her first day. I could talk to her for hours... she's smart, witty, thoughtful, and of course she is cute as a button .

Unfortunately, she also lives next door to us now, which means she lives next door to Tee, which means that things are way too convenient when they decide to go off on a shopping expedition...

Filed: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 7:12:56 PM
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MACY Ametza
Click here for enlargement!I have had the pleasure of getting to know this lovely lady over the past few months... and honestly, I don't think it's possible to not just love her to death! In that time, you've gone from someone who found us at St. Ivan's, to becoming "one of the family", to earning the title of "Medic", to becoming someone I consider one of my closest friends in SL!

MACY, you are just such a breath of fresh air. You have to be one of the nicest, sweetest people I have ever met. Yet another example of someone who truly knows how to enjoy SL and all it has to offer. We have had so many great conversations, and I know there will be many more to come!

Plus, because of you, our orca Bob is no longer nameless. Typical thoughfulness on your part.

Filed: Monday, April 06, 2009 at 1:10:40 AM
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Ashleigh Willis
Click here for enlargement!Ash just appeared one night at St. Ivan's... we talked a little bit, and she immediately started "testing" me by requesting several "alternative" 80's songs. I delivered, of course and it became a friendly competition... her reaching for forgotten 80's hits and my digging them out of my library.

And along the way, something happened... I discovered that this is a very special lady. Now, I am proud to call her one of my best friends... we talk, we laugh, and we always have a great time. Thanks, Ash, for being you!

Filed: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 at 12:14:05 PM
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Kristenlee Koskinen
Click here for enlargement!This is one fun girl to be around! Kristenlee, you kind of showed up out of nowhere to be one of our fixtures at St. Ivan's Infirmary. Always ready with a punchline, or a casual thought... it's great people like you who make SL such a pleasure! And the more we talk, the more I appreciate your intelligence and quick wit. Though I suspect Tee has you on her payroll to keep an eye on me when she's not in...

Filed: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 at 12:04:40 PM
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Kitt Avril
Click here for enlargement!Kitten, sweet kitten...

Where do I start? Every once in a while, you meet someone in SL whom you immediately bond with. Kitt, you are just such a person. Our friendship started out like so many others... your asking me to play your requests, and reminding me of songs that I loved in the 80's that I have filed away in some corner of my memory. It's frightening how much our tastes in 80's music align! Along the way, you shared just a little bit of RL with me, and we got to know each other better, and I realized that I was blessed with the friendship of one of the most genuine people I have ever known. We've talked for hours, we've shared our experiences in both RL and SL, and you have proven my faith in my theory that the happiest and most "stable" people in SL are the ones who refuse to buy into the "keeping RL and SL separate" rubbish. Kitt, you are exactly the same wonderful person in RL as you are in SL... there is no difference, no "line"... your personality is no different, and you don't live in a "fantasy world". Regardless of how things are going for you in RL (hey, we all have our ups and downs) you never, ever let it affect your positive, happy outlook on life... and I love that! And what a sweet personality... I have never heard you say a bad word about anyone! Sure, you pick on me, but then everyone does (it's part of the act) and coming from you, it just shows the affection you have for TeeDee and myself. This is what true friendship is all about.

I treasure the time we spend talking, Kitt. Love ya, girl!

Filed: Monday, October 27, 2008 at 1:08:57 PM
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Scarlett Kendall and Spock Asbrink
Click here for enlargement!You two are attached at the hip and I can't mention one of you without the other. You have been Loyalty Club members since day 1, and Tee and I could not have done it without you!

Scarlett... you are beautiful, girl! You are going through so much IRL, and if I haven't said it enough times, you are truly special and Tee and I consider ourselves fortunate to be considered your friends! Everyone is always so happy to see you at St. Ivan's Infirmary when you come in... you are truly loved, girl!

Spock... we don't hear as much from you, but believe me, I know what it's like to be upstaged by your partner! You keep on keeping that lovely partner of yours happy, because she deserves the best!

Filed: Thursday, October 09, 2008 at 6:02:56 PM
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Jessie Chapman
Click here for enlargement!OMG Jessie... the pink-haired chick! You are just the silliest person I have ever met! As soon as I see you come into St. Ivan's, I know that it will be only a matter of time before I am LMAOing at your quips and comebacks. You are beautiful, girl, both inside and out!

Jessie has adopted me as her little brother (because she's been in SL longer than me, it makes her my older sister) and I am just tickled pink that she thinks of me that way. Though obviously she got the looks in the family.

Jessie holds a special place at St. Ivan's Infirmary... she likes to just come in and start her own party whether Tee and I are there or not. So, if you get a group notice from her inviting you in, show her some love and get yourself in to dance!

Filed: Thursday, October 09, 2008 at 5:58:51 PM
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Victoria Oanomochi
Click here for enlargement!Victoria... wow, I don't have the words to describe you. You are such a sweetie, and you are the one person in SL that I feel like I can talk about anything to... a very dear friend indeed. You've been so supportive... you defended my honor when you felt it was being besmirched, you were the very first member of the St. Ivan's Loyalty Club, and you were the first resident to purchase a parcel on Teeland.

In the time we have known each other, you have proven to be a very special friend to both TeeDee and myself. Perhaps I was bending tradition a little (ok, a LOT) by asking you to be my "best man" when Tee and I made our marriage official in SL, but historically, the best man is the best friend of the groom... and that is what you are, my best friend. And I don't think I am being facetious when I say that I believe that no groom ever had a more beautiful "best man". I look forward to sharing future time in SL with you, laughing when we need to laugh, crying when we need to cry, and cementing our friendship more with each passing day.

It's people like you that make SL better, people who refuse to let artificial drama interfere with a truly loving friendship... if more people treated SL like you do, we would all be better off. Love ya, Victoria!

Filed: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 1:13:46 AM
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Lorrie Merryman
Click here for enlargement!Lorrie is one of those people you meet, get to know a little, and realize that there is a very genuine person behind the avatar. It's so easy to live out the SL existence without letting anyone get to know the real you, but as I got to know Lorrie, I realized that she is one wonderful lady. I consider her a very special friend indeed.

Lorrie, you have become someone I am very fond of, and I am so happy that you accepted my friendship. God has great plans for you, girl, and please always remember how special you are!

Filed: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 11:15:02 AM
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Oogachakka Quan
Click here for enlargement!OOOOGGGGGGAAAAA Girl!

I love saying your name!

Ooga, you are a crazy girl! Thanks so much for coming to see me perform, and for keeping all of us in stitches! I start laughing as soon as I see you come in... I know the night is going to be better just because you are around! Now that you and Tee have become friends, I know I am in for a heap of trouble when the two of you gang up on me!

Ooga's joined us in Teeland now, purchasing her land from us, so now I get to look forward to having this wonderful lady as my next door neighbor.

Ooga girl... you are truly special, and I treasure your friendship. It's amazing how close you can feel to someone on the other side of the world . I know you have gone through a lot recently, and please know that Tee and I are always here for you!

And your pixels are arranged VERY nicely (looks around for the flying shoe from TeeDee for saying that out loud)

Filed: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 at 5:43:21 PM
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PattiSue Haefeli
Click here for enlargement!(Edited May 23, 2009)

I first met PattiSue back in the old days when I was still at the Brick. After Mari and I had our falling out and I left the Brick, she was placed in a position where she needed to choose between our friendship and her loyalty to Mari at the Brick. As a result, PattiSue and I didn't talk for quite some time... because I didn't want to put her in an uncomfortable position.

Now, things have come full circle, and I am proud to call this beautiful lady my friend once again. She's entering the club world herself... she and her guy Buddy have opened their own nightclub, and I wish them all the success in the world! I'm hopeful that we can work together to make both our clubs a success, and share business ideas and patrons the way Tee and I do with Club Odyssey, with Breakers, with Pooky's....

It's so great to have PattiSue back... I spent a long time talking with her on the night of this edit and realized just how much I have missed her. Looking back, I fondly remember logging in on the nights I DJed at the Brick and immediately getting the IM from PattiSue: "Hi Ivan! Are you DJing tonight?"

It's come full circle... PattiSue, you had to do what you had to do, and I respect that. Regardless, I always have and always will consider you a friend. Let's not lose each other again!

Filed: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 at 12:29:28 PM
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Divine Nitely
Click here for enlargement!Divine... we don't see too much of each other any more, which is a shame. Though we met under kind of strange circumstances, you were one of the first friends I made in SL once I came out of my shell, and I will always be grateful for the time we spend talking (ok, I talked, you listened).

Our respective SL and RL lives and businesses have kind of gotten in the way of our being able to spend time together, but it's all good... I am so happy your business has taken off as it has, and I am very pleased to have been part of it.

For anyone who doesn't know, Divine is a very talented designer and photographer... she creates custom avatars and appearances, and she is responsible for TeeDee's fabulous look, as well as mine (which I am told is "hunky"). I asked Divine to create me as her dream guy (with Tee's input of course) and she delivered!

TeeDee will always be thankful to you as well for helping her to understand SL fashion and appearance. I just get nervous when the two of you go off shopping together

Thanks for just being Divine, and for explaining to me what makes a sexy walk (a little bit of wiggle, a little bit of wobble). You will always be at the top of my list!

Filed: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 at 12:21:19 PM
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Vladi Wozniak
Click here for enlargement!Vladi, my brother... you and I have been through a lot together. You don't come around much any more (Roxanne misses you) but you were always there when I needed you. Remember the time we had to meet with Lucy to explain why you wanted to give your land to me when I wanted to move there with TeeDee? I think she thought we were both loony

Thanks for being there when I need you, and when Tee wants to spend time with you.

Filed: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 at 12:18:52 PM
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Roxanne Alekseev
Click here for enlargement!Roxanne... you are very special to me. We share a closeness that can't be described in words... it's almost like you are part of me .

Vladi wishes you would come around more often... you are very special to him too. In fact, it's almost as though the three of us are the same person, we are so close.

Come around any time... TeeDee says you are the one woman in SL that she trusts me with.

Filed: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 at 12:15:01 PM
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Lucy Lukas
Click here for enlargement!Though we don't see each other much due to being at opposite ends of the pond in RL Lucy has been with me through my entire SL journey. If you aren't aware, Lucy is the owner of Lukas Land Company, which markets land in the beautiful island sims of Gribley, Salonika, Salonika2, Luciana, Sulonia, and Tasminia, among others.

I started out renting a 512 m2 from Lucy on the Isle of Gribley, back in the early days of my SL journey. As time went on, I expanded to a 1024 m2 on Gribley, and then my "friend" Vladi Wozniak moved to a 1536 m2 on Salonika2. Due to some interesting developments, I talked with Lucy about the possibility of taking over Vladi's land, and she was very understanding and worked with me. This was the first house and land that TeeDee and I shared.

Once TeeDee moved in with me and started landscaping, it became obvious that 1536 m2 was just not going to cut it from a prim level so once again I talked to my bud Lucy and she found us a 4096 m2 on Salonika.

*EDIT 7-24-08* Well, we moved again. 4096 still wasn't enough, and Tee and I decided to go all out and move to our own sim. One call to Lucy took care of it, and now we have our own open space sim.

*EDIT 10-23-08* LOL, this is getting to be a long post. Much as we loved renting from Lucy, there comes a time where you have to strike out on your own... and Tee and I decided to take the next step and buy our own full sim direct from Linden Labs so we could open "St. Ivan's Infirmary", our nightclub. So, as a result, Lucy is no longer our landlord but I will always consider her my friend

Lucy, you are just the best. I don't know why anyone would rent from anyone else. You are funny, you are beautiful, you are always willing to work with me... and you only ask enough questions to know what you need to . Love ya Lucy!

Filed: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 at 11:59:17 AM
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Midi Aeon
Click here for enlargement!MIDI GIRL!!! Wow, it seems like just yesterday that Tee and I met our new neighbor... you were one of the first people Tee met in SL when you both were just learning how everything worked, and the next thing we know, you've moved over to Gribley and have your shop open with all of your incredible creations!!!

You are a blast, Midi... fun to be around, so creative, so talented, and so willing to share of your talents. You always bring a smile to my face every time I see you!

Filed: Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 9:23:30 PM
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Mariposa Rayna
Click here for enlargement!Well... Mariposa Rayna used to be someone I considered a friend. For my final thoughts on what happened to our friendship, please see this thread detailing my experience with Mariposa Rayna.

Filed: Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 9:19:06 PM
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Zydin Baum
Click here for enlargement!Zy... we miss you! You came into SL at an incredibly opportune time. In a very short time, you have proven yourself to be a great friend to both myself and TeeDee. Though RL has taken you away, we still think of you often.

Though you come across casually as "just a fun guy to be around", as time goes on I see the depth of your personality comes through more and more. You are indeed a rare commodity in SL and in RL... a person who is not afraid to let his faith show and is not afraid to ask the tough questions of his friends in the spirit of fellowship. Because of your guidance and support, I feel more confident in my ability to take responsibility in my actions, and to try to live both RL and SL as Jesus would intend.

Zy, I just want everyone to know that you are one special guy and that Jesus' love shines through you so brightly. You are truly a gem!

Filed: Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 9:04:56 PM
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Macy Carver
Click here for enlargement!Macy, sweet thing... what can I say? You are a true sweetheart, and I hope that Hankk appreciates just what a gem you are!

You and TeeDee are like long lost sisters... you have become her best friend in SL, and our friendship has carried over to RL as well. It is so great to have another couple to share memories with, and to just hang out with! Now if Hankk and I could just get the two of you to stay away from SLX...

It's not often that you meet someone online whose friendship crosses over to RL, but I am so happy that God's will caused our paths to cross! I look forward to us getting to know each other even better as time goes on, and getting together more often in RL!

Filed: Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 8:57:38 PM
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Moirae Benoir
Moirae is an interesting girl. Beneath the tough Goth/furry girl "out there" exterior is someone who is one of the most sensitive and profound thinkers I have ever met.

I met Moirae when I was going through a tough time in my life, and she spent hours listening to me, offering advice, and in general acting as my lay therapist.

Moirae is way more talented that she gives herself credit for, and I owe my very existence in SL to the fact that she talked me into not giving up when I was ready to. Moirae, I know we seem to have gone our separate ways in recent weeks, but please know that you will always have a special place in my heart, and that you are just the best.

Filed: Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 7:34:28 PM
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Morgana Franizzi
Click here for enlargement!Morgana girl is just the sweetest thing. Even though she's only about 3 feet tall (jk Morgana!) there is so much caring and an INCREDIBLE sense of humor tucked away in that little body!

In the past, Morgana worked for Mari and I at the Brick, and she was a great hostess... always welcoming everyone with a smile, and making sure that everyone felt at home. We miss you, sweet girl! Wish you could come around more, but RL takes precedence, and I understand.

Morgana, you always make me laugh whenever I see you, and you are just a blast to be around! Even though you try to get me in trouble (remember the night with Roxanne!) I know you really care, and I am so happy to call you my friend! Love ya girly girl!

Filed: Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 5:17:22 PM
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TeeDee Devin
Click here for enlargement!TeeDee is my life partner... she is my SL partner and love, but she is also my RL wife, and she is my best friend, which is why she is listed here with my friends. We have the ultimate 24/7 relationship... we are married in RL, we are married in SL, and we also own a website design business in RL and work together 40 to 60 hours a week. And you know what? I would not have it any other way!

Tee is an integral part of my "act" at St. Ivan's Infirmary... as co-owner and co-host, she is the Gracie to my George, the Laurel to my Hardy. Sometimes I think people come there to see her, not me. It's all part of our act... she steals my wallet and goes shopping, she reels me back in when I get too outrageously flirty, and she is always ready with a punchline when I feed her the opener.

Tee, you are my true love, the love that everyone wants to find in their lifetime. If everyone could share RL and SL the way we try to, the world would be a much better place. We have been through so much together... I have betrayed your trust, I have hurt you, and I have given you so many reasons to give up on me... but you always forgive me and I feel your love with me every minute of every day. Thank you so much for being my princess, Tee, and every day I pledge to work harder to become the person you deserve as your husband.

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