It’s never the best idea to blog in SL while on pain meds, at least not for me. If my fashion details are to be believed, i’m wearing four sets of hands and two heads right now. I seem to look ok though, so I’m going with it. Who even knows? Continue reading →
It should come as no surprise that I ALWAYS overpack when I travel. This time I’m heading north north north from my warm southern home. It’s still terrible winter there, and I’m ill prepared for what that’s going to mean. But I’m going to pack pack pack and hope for the best. I know two pair of pajama pants might seem excessive but one is warm and one is cooler. And I need both casual clothes and work clothes.
Oh my this is going to be a lot of bags, isn’t it?
Well it doesn’t matter, the adventure alone will make lugging all these things along well worth it!
Gidge Is Wearing:
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 5
Beauty Mark: [PXL] Beauty Mark POS10 Dark SX
Hare” .ploom. Hare (HB) (small) – Ploomage
Chemise: : Baiastice_LaceDream-Celeste-size S
Panties: Baiastice_LaceDream-panties-Celeste-size S
Wedding: EarthStones Destiny Bridal Set – Gold
Other Rings: Schadenfreude Badger Wee Beastie Ring
Schadenfreude Owl Wee Beastie Ring
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid Left V2.0
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid Right V2.0
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – L – Casual
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – R – Elegant1
Slink AvEnhance Hands and
Slippers: Slink Boudoir Slippers LDF White
Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.2
Skin: *League* Skin Erin Pale Mocha Blonde Chest D
Eyes: IKON Charm Eyes – Denim (M)
We can imbue talismans with tremendous power through the powers of faith and suggestion. If you believe something will work for you; it often will. Monica Outlander of MiaMai has created in real life and now in Second Life®, a collection of talismanic sprites that can bring health and happiness to those who invest the power of belief in them. If your worldview is more prosaic and devoid of supernatural beliefs, they can also be enjoyed for their quirky adorability and the come with a magnificent free shelf that can be used to display these sprites, but I think I will also rez a few more of these shelves for otters things as well.
There’s also a home protection sprite hanging on a branch that is equally adorable. The gorgeous house is the Hudson Townhouse from Scarlet Creative and can be found at Collabor88 this month. Continue reading →
I got my boyfriend at Dysfunctional Designs. It’s perfect because I know exactly where he’s been and I don’t have to worry about pixel disease. Plus, he’s really a boy so no worries about humiliating catfish moments later. Continue reading →
I could never live in the desert. It is not just that I do not like heat, but also that my psyche needs green. I discovered this after I moved to Montana for a time to help my sister. I was unaccountably depressed while I was there, sleeping much more than usual, lethargic, weepy and not at all my usual self.
Then I decided to take my nephew on a college tour back to Minnesota. When we got toward the eastern side of South Dakota and the brilliant greens of a well-watered landscape came into view, my heart lifted. I felt a euphoria that was so intense it felt as though I were floating. In that moment, I realized that my misery was more to do with the colors of the landscape than any other factor. I moved within two months, back to where the land was green.
That does not keep me from appreciating and loving the stark beauty of the desert. The subtle striations of color, the cracked and blistered earth, the desiccated silver of the tree trunks and the hazy dustiness of the succulents are beautiful. I love the plane geometry of the landscape that we cannot see when covered with an abundance of flowers, bushes, grasses and trees. There is something magnificent and courageous about the flora and the fauna eking out a life in these marginal landscapes. There is a profundity in this life of scarcity – this life on the margins.
But it is not for me. I want a green land. Give me the entire green rainbow from the palest milk green of an Easter Rose to the deepest darkest greens of a Doug Fir. I need green to live. It’s that fundamental. But, one of the nice things about Second Life® is that I can visit the beauty of the desert without the heat or the misery. And the desert at ISON is particularly beautiful – a living desert, not an ocean of sand. Continue reading →
At the end of a long day shopping and shooting in the studio, I have to confess I require some caffeine. It’s probably why I put my coffee station right next to my door – so I could grab a cup coming or going. If immediate access to coffee is wrong, I don’t want to be right. Continue reading →
I have not made any New Year’s resolutions this year. I did not last year or the year before or any year that I can remember. It has never been part of our family tradition. Our family New Year’s was a day of family gathered together for feasting and fun. New Year’s Eve was never a drunkfest either. Instead, it was a day of housecleaning and food preparation. I have cleaned the over on New Year’s more times than I can count. It all comes from this idea of starting the year as you mean to go on − with a clean house and plenty of food and family to share it with. Of course, my family always served lutefisk for New Year’s dinner and that was most definitely not how I meant to go on.
I asked on plurk if folks had regrets from 2014. Many people said they did not have any which is great for them. What I thought was most interesting is that several folks said they regretted that did not do something sooner. That means they did something that made things better for themselves and only wish they had done it earlier. That means that even their regrets come from a better place. I like those regrets. Actually, that is my big regret for the year. I wish i had put my cat Oscar on Xanax earlier, the first time the vet suggested it. I would have have saved a lot on laundry. Continue reading →
Baiastice is always on my short list for gowns/dresses when someone needs ideas of what to wear for special events. NYE in SL should be a time to SPLURGE and get that one dress that he/she/your robot/your cthulu/your hamster/whatever it is you’re into won’t forget. I’ve got just a few selections in this post that I think are outstanding for NYE especially if you like fitted, current looks. Continue reading →