Does anyone remember the movie Tron? I think it is maybe the first time the word "rez" first entered every day vocabulary. Though I think De-Rez was used more when the Characters got “killed” Rez and De-Rez are short for resolve and de resolve. That is to do with computers displaying things where they resolve on the display.
In Second Life (SL) the term Rez means much the same. You “Rez” or create objects. You Rez at a new location and the location rezzes for you.
"I have not rezzed yet" can mean I have not yet appeared properly, or maybe also that the site is not rezzed for a person yet after their arrival, and they cant see anything, or anyone fully yet.
The first time you ever appear within SL is the first time you ever rezzed. Your Rez Day.
The anniversary is your Rez Day, like a birthday is in Real Life (RL).
Except that SL is quite fluid in some ways. Much can change. So time seems to go faster, like cat and dog years maybe ^_^
Something else to remember here. SL is an international sort of place and “suffers” (if you can call it that) from day stretching/scrunching.
Like you can't be sure that the person you are speaking to is living in the same day as you. Because of time zones it might be yesterday for them, while it is today for you, or tomorrow for them, when it is today for you. Go figure.
So to the main point of this post. It was my Rezday the other day. Now I had completely forgotten because of the cat years ^_^
The first I knew of it was when a SL “pen pal” IM'd me to wish me a happy Rezday. I was touched he remembered. I met him just after I joined SL, he was new too and we have kept in touch by IM, though very seldom see each other. He was out dancing with a lady friend when he called as he noticed I was in SL.
That is a good thing about SL, you can have multiple conversations, once you learn to do it it is great. A better, wider, more versatile way of communicating. it has benefits in RL too.
So back to the thread, I figured he was a bit early, but the thought is what counts.
I didn't think much more of it or that anyone else would know, but yesterday my very best SL friend “P” sprung a surprise party on me. She got me a lovely pink cake with candles and a dress and new skin and all.
She went to some trouble. It was so thoughtful. We had a lovely time. I still feel good about it. *grinzzz*