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Weekend at Hooten Holler

I decided to get away from home for the weekend. I’m lakeside at my friend Putrid’s Linden Trailer. I’m planning to relax and unplug for a few days before I return to my equally relaxing life at The Elms.

My hair today is SOLELY the fault of Sydd Sinister who posted these on Facebook and I was ridiculously intrigued by this very silly Spongebob and Patrick inspired hair. There’s probably a bit of copyright infringement in the hair-sticks.

Cooking out on the grill never feels like cooking. It’s just heat and flame and magical delicious meat. I should start cooking out every day at home. It was a perfect lakeside afternoon for it.

Putrid was kind enough to add me to her TV so after I feast on this I’m gonna stretch out inside for a post dinner nap with a murder show on the TV.

It’s a pretty good Saturday night on the grid. Hope yours is the same.

Gidge is Cooling Off at the Lake In:
Hair: F.Q. spongebob
Head: CATWA HEAD Freya
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Swimwear: {le fil casse} Adina Skirt Maitreya
Skin: [7DS] – BODY 2020 CELTIC bom skin MARSHMELLOW
Shot on Location at Hooten Holler

Sunset at Rainbow Reef

It’s been a while since I had somewhere regular to go, and my friend Muff’s RAINBOW REEF beach side bar was just the thing a few days ago. I don’t need to be coerced to buy swimwear. And – I don’t need shoes. This might just be the relaxing zone of my dreams.

My friend Putrid was hanging out and as I love her more than my luggage I ran over to consume ridiculous booze and chill with her. She was being decorative, as per her norm, if somewhat sloppy with her booze. My goodness woman don’t spill!

Your evening can be mellow and chill with good drinks at Rainbow Reef. But man do us all a favor, if you need to do some weird lesbian incest roleplay, keep that in your privates. NOBODY IN LOCAL WANTS TO HEAR ALL THAT.

Gidge is Beachside In:
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Swimsuit: AMITOMO – Summer Feelings GACHA – Maitreya – 16
Head: CATWA HEAD Freya
Hair: Exile – MACY
Body: Maitreya
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – BOM – FLORAL pineapple
Shot on Location at Rainbow Reef maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rainbow%20Reef/45/57/28

32 Chocolat

I headed over to Nutmeg to do a little shopping and wandered around the property a while. I found this trolley that has seen better days and and errant moon.

I’m wandering the grid today in search of the chair that matches my new desk and it’s apparently not out at the main store and this is my fault for not having bought it when I bought the desk. Why did I think that my 10454050 desk chairs I already own would work? Why? Because I was being cheap that’s why.

So now I must buy the chair not only because it matches but also because it matches.

I tried on one of Exile’s lovely short styles so I could show off my silly bear earrings I picked up at the SL17B birthday bash.

Brunette Gidge is liking the change. Maybe Brunette for a while? Hard to say. Gidge does like change.

Except when she doesn’t.

Gidge is Chocolate Clad In:
Stockings: Luxuria – Basic Thigh Highs 50% – Neutrals – chocolate
Earrings: bEarRing by Randy Firebrand – SL17b Gift
Head: CATWA HEAD Freya
Hair: Exile:: Rory
Shoes: Ingenue :: Anja Heels (Maitreya) :: Cocoa
Body: Maitreya – Lara
Dress: [Maitreya]The Secret Store – Florence Lacey Dress – Chocolate
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – BOM – FLORAL pineapple

Fireworks and BBQ

There’s a lot of planning that goes in to putting on a perfect July 4 shindig so I had to get started early. How much food is too much? Who even knows?

I decided to give the grill a cleaning and a run through tonight. Stop judging me, some of that meat is for the neighbors. No really I’m very hospitable.

I practiced making drinks and sampling my own wares I have to say, these are delicious. I think I’m about ready for the big day tomorrow.

ChicChica had a FUN little group gift out for all you 4th of July types. I had to get one. SUPER cute.

All this getting ready for the big day has me completely worn out. Are you ready? What are your plans?

I picked up these amazingly comfy PRIDE sneaks from BLEICH and I recommend you run don’t walk to grab them for 50L if they are still there. Perfect, comfy shoes.

Bring on the 4th!

Gidge is ready for the 4th in:
Snakes: Bleich – Fear – Pride [F Maitreya Flat]
Pants: Blueberry – Georgina – Yoga Pants – Maitreya Blueberry Booty
Head: CATWA HEAD Freya
Hair: Exile:: Macy
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Tank: Zaara : Fatima yoga tank lotus
Skin: [7DS] – BODY 2020 MABELINE bom skin PINEAPPLE
Hand Held Firework: ChicChica Group Gfit

SL17B

I had an inauspicious landing at SL17B as the landing point i chose dropped me right in the middle of some pool inside a building of some sort. It never rezzed to the point that I could figure out if it was a temple, or some sort of memorial or what it was I was trapped in. I finally managed to climb out, irritated to say the least but as always, I wanted to love SL17B.

It’s like the sims on SL17B were planned and put together by people who never once had to plan or lay out an event. There is some sort of joyous “cram everything together and who cares how it looks” planning that seems to go on. What this ends up meaning for us mortals not rocking the greatest gaming computer is that it is lag hell, and rendering hell. Is that a rocket ship? Is that a rock? Is that a cyclops? I’ll never know. It never rezzed.

It’s hard to put down the amazing and inspired vignettes our fellow citizens make though. There’s so much joy and creativity, little activities scattered through out to make you smile and let you enjoy the view. Sometimes maybe it’s ok if things aren’t perfect, if you can still enjoy the fun of it.

I stumbled in to a poetry cafe, where we were invited to sit and then touch the photo of the poet we were interested in. I was handed a copy of Maya Angelou’s Poem “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” which was poignant to me in light everything going on out in the world.

There are some amazing builds, beautiful vignettes to take photos or just play and enjoy your SL. It’s worth the lag and slogging through the mess of it, it really is. There are gifts that are amazing and you can find those in concentrated gift areas. There’s also a shopping area – shop and hop or something or other. You can locate them all here at this link.

Have you gone? You need to go.

After all – there is a free Kittycat! Always a win.

There was a lot more to see and do – obviously one place was giving out a horse to ride, which I found to be delightful. There is a trolley but I could never manage to get on it – i find that confusing. I waited a ridiculous amount of time – let me tell you. It kept going! There is also a drive in movie which LOOKS great but doesn’t work – it says you can click on the screen to start it but it just craps out.

Regardless of these quibbles – SL17B will only come once and this is your chance. Get off your platform and go have some fun. Be ridiculous. Pick up the freebies. Come for the fun, stay for the lag.

Gidge is doing SL17B in:
Ring: (Yummy) Jack’s Typewriter Ring (Right)
Camera: (Yummy) Travel Camera – Black – Side – All Colors
Tee: -tres blah- Fitted Tee (Maitreya) – Cat Icon
Sneakers: Baiastice_Starlight Sneakers-Leather Black-Maitreya
Head: CATWA HEAD Freya
Jeans: JellyRoll – Maitreya Weekender Jeans
Hair: Magika – Hair – Nova (Size 1)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Skin: [7DS] – BODY 2020 AVONLEA bom skin COTTON CANDY

Corndog Safari

I’m out for adventure today and decided that I wanted some sort of Safari adventure to happen. I found an interesting build which promised animals I could ride and lots of scenery but I got stuck in how cute the landing area was and took a bunch of photos there. There is something to be said for a nice vignette, isn’t there?

I have these new shoes from Ingenue – who is my go to for all shoes – and they are perfect for exploring on a hot day! They’re sneakers! They’re sandals! They’re comfy and perfect and exactly what I needed for wandering this safari landscape today.

I also decided that the time was RIGHT for me to check out Equal 10 and honestly, that event had some great things – not sure why I don’t frequent it more? Really cute things there were going on from folks I was NOT that familiar with. One brand I am very familiar with and a fan of was ChicChica who truly makes some of my favorite foodie things on the grid. It’s fun fun – all of her food is a pretty as it is delish.

She had this corn dog for sale and I tested the demo to check it out and of course – CUTE. I forgot I had it on when I ran off to take pics. So of course, I had a corndog on safari.

Corndog by ChicChica

I mean it’s a demo corndog. But that doesn’t make it any less delicious. I’m going to have to go back and buy the set, I feel guilty being one of those bloggers who wears the demos only! We all know that’s not cool.

But, it was still delicious. Much love to Lilo for her long lasting foodie things.

As my good friend Rose mentioned – Magika is havinga 50% off sale and you need to go. All hair is rebated 50% back to you when you buy it. Her work is beautiful.

Gidge is Travelin In:
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya
Top: =Zenith=lace up tank top (Flower 1) -Maitreya
Shorts: Addams // Dolores Short w/ Belt // Maitreya
Shoes: Ingenue :: Frida
Hair: Magika – Hunter
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – BOM – ASMITA cotton candy
Corn Dog: ChicChica – Equal10

Blue Crusin’

I am headed toward the weekend, so I decided it was never too early to overdress.

What is on your agenda this weekend anyway? Anything good?

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Gidge is Blue in:
Dress: !AS! Carola – Maitreya
Earrings: (Caroline’s Jewelry) Kennedy White Pearl Earrings – (vintage)
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya
Jecklace: -Narcisse- Edith Choker (vintage)
Head: CATWA Freya
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Hair: Navy&Copper – Cinnamon SIZE1
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – BOM – ASMITA cotton candy

Open for Trouble

I found a new to me shopping opportunity while sifting through blogs last night to figure out where to shop. Seraphim opened “The Outlet – a Seraphim Infinity Event” about a week ago it looks like, and it’s just a 50% off room from designers you love and some you don’t know. I really loved this as it gave me an opportunity to pick up some deals, as well as try out a brand I don’t know.

I was glad to pick up cute hair from Wasabi Pills on a discount – I mean, SCORE but I also picked up a few things to try out new brands. I was excited about trying this brand Apple Blossom because their textures were new and fresh, and I felt really inspired by them. I was really disappointed though that these straps are completely wonky and stand a couple of inches ABOVE my shoulders. I was glad I just paid 75L for it – I will avoid this brand in the future. I don’t not recommend this one to pick up if you hop over there.

I pulled out some old bangles from Zaara that I used to adore and painted up my face with goodies from Alaska Metro. I feel like this is what our mothers meant by TOO MUCH MAKEUP don’t you? I don’t even care.

The hair clips are fun – but I don’t know if I ever figured out how to work them or just got lucky repeatedly clicking. Knowing me, it’s the latter.

Happy Monday girls. Let’s make it a great week!

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Gidge is Loving the Nightlife In:
Eye Makeup:alaskametro<3 – Extended makeup pack (light) eye 15
Lipgloss: alaskametro<3 “Bubblegum gloss” 04 FIT C
Dress: #Apl.Blossom Yucatan Dress ML
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya
Head: CATWA HEAD Freya
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Hair: Wasabi // Nova Mesh Hair
Bracelets: ZC : Indra painted stacked bangles gold (vintage)
Skin: alaskametro<3 “Serenity II” skin Tone 1 – lgt brow (mesh body)
Eyes: classic – falling angel (m) bright

Dumber than a Bag of Hammers

Yesterday I had a mini meltdown. I popped over to Seven Deadly Skins to grab the group gift and immediately went home to try it on. What can I say, I’m a fan girl. I was immediately upset because my Catwa head wasn’t working right. It wouldn’t take the BOM layer.

Now let me back up and say, I get it. Most of my SL issues are because I’m being Gidgey and NOT paying attention at all. Firs thing to check – am I actually wearing a CATWA head? Did I push the CATWA head BOM button on the HUD? I tried different skins – no avail. I tried OMEGA relay. No avail. I asked myself “What am I wearing to cause this?” I scanned through worn items quickly but could not see anything that made me go AHA. I posted on plurk and received a flurry of things to look for.

I rage quit. I went back. I took it off. I put it back on. I went back to plurk to RAGE About not getting it right. Someone suggested TATTOO layer and I went back to my WORN items list.

FUCK MY LIFE.

There are so many things to remember now. There are so many ways to wear a skin. Base layer with tattoo, omega, system skin, applier….it’s like in going back to basics we’ve just added even more complexity than this Gidgey brain can process. SO INDEED it was that I was wearing a tattoo layer FACE that my eyes just floated past every time I was checking out what I was wearing. My brain didn’t register that this would be an entire FACE even though I AM INDEED The person who put it on.

Thus, I took it off and solved my life.

This is the 7 Deadly Skins group gift and this is really an awesome group to belong to. I’m a huge fan.

I meant to change my hair but you guys I was traumatized by this skin thing. Hold me.

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Gidge is Beachy In:
Hair:””D!va”” Hair “Kate”
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya
Bikini: AtaMe – Cute n Kinky
Head: CATWA HEAD Freya
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara Skin: [7DS] – BODY 2020 MABELINE bom skin PINEAPPLE

I Can’t Enough Octopus

I popped over to SaNaRae to grab some Octo-Goodies from Schadenfreude. These delicious treats did not disappoint.

Gidge is Cephalod Lovin In:
Bodysuit: (Nylon Outfitters) Lace BodySuit
Skin: Izzie’s – LeLutka Daphne Skin (Face) rosy
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Kate” (Fatpack)
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya
Earrings: +:SS:+: Kaleidoscope Earrings – Red (VINTAGE)
Shirt and Pants: – Isobel – Shirt
More Rings: Amala – The Athena Stacking Rings
Head: CATWA HEAD Freya
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Food: Schadenfreude Foodie Octopus Ice Cream RARE
Schadenfreude Foodie Octopus Yellow Udon