It’s fitting to start my new year in my new place, and so I’m headed to bed after I get this planner set up for my 2017 life. New year, new life. I wonder what it will bring?
I’ve slipped into a new body from SLINK – the NEW HOURGLASS with an awesome new HUD – I’m loving it so far just playing. If you like a curvy girl look which you always get from Hourglass you’re going to love this new HUD set up. I’ll share more soon on it. I’m late to the party, but sue me. Continue reading →
You think you broke my heart, oh girl for goodness sake You think I’m crying, oh my oh, well I ain’t
And I didn’t wanna write a song ’cause I didn’t want anyone thinking I still care I don’t but, you still hit my phone up And baby I be movin’ on and I think you should be somethin’ I don’t wanna hold back, maybe you should know that My mama don’t like you and she likes everyone And I never like to admit that I was wrong And I’ve been so caught up in my job, didn’t see what’s going on And now I know, I’m better sleeping on my ownContinue reading →
I got here because I’m a sucker for Pinterest and doing it myself. I know I don’t have any wallpaper hanging experience but how hard could it be? There are 123456734186 “life hacks” for hanging wall paper and I felt certain I could slap this up before I ran out to do a bit of shopping today. No really, I just knew I could do it quickly. Now you’ve caught me mid-fall, about to faceplant or assplant or who knows what? How’d I get here?
My typist took some time away and I used my free time to unpack some items in my new house. Honestly I admit, I didn’t mind being left alone, I had forgotten how many amazing kitchen items I own – I am going to end up having to make some hard choices as I can’t possible have them all out at once.
Cold breezes have started to flow across the little islet where I am now, and this coat dress from THE CHAPTER FOUR is perfect for cool days and colder nights.
But now that she’s back looks like I’m about to get back to work – shopping!
I hope everyone has had some amazing days! I’m baaaaaaaaaack!
gidge is wearing:
Ring: (Yummy) True Fate Ring – Gold – Opal COLLABOR88
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.1
Skin: LEAGUE – MILLA
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Faith Mesh Hair – (BOOBS) – Lemon tea
Ring: Donna FloraALIENA ring R
Earrings: Donna Flora -ALIENA earrings L
ALIENA earrings R
Hands: hands V2.1 – L – Elegant
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – R – Elegant
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Boots: Slink Thigh Boots (Physique) Leather Black
Coat: The Annex – Boston Coat – Wool – Gray – M THE CHAPTER FOUR
Eyes: [PXL] STUDIO Eyes – LightBlue (S)
Kitchen: Ria Bazar
Decor Items: Sari Sari = Sept Arcade
In the past week I’ve had three deaths around the edges of my life, 2 in SL and 1 in the RL. I’ve had it.
Cajsa nailed it. It’s not a game if it makes you cry. Both of the people who died this week were not my besties. We didn’t talk “all the time”, we didn’t share secrets. But they were people who I took for granted, so my rage and grief is based in ego because I’m feeling sorry for myself that I didn’t value these people more. It’s causing me to evaluate myself, and wish I could do more for those who truly lost something, for those whose grief isn’t based in ego but in loss – some of whom are people I care about so very much in both lives. Continue reading →
Lelutka is releasing new Mesh Heads and I couldn’t decide what to do with mine to try one out. There are three of them, and I’m just checking out one for today. I decided to take it to the beach. You might think a mesh head would be too hot for the beach but no, I was barely sweating at all in it. That’s PERFECT! It must have that wicking technology baked into the mesh. Continue reading →
Relaxing at Agent Cooper’s desk with a damn fine cup of coffee from Schadenfreude.
When my father died, my sisters called to tell me. It was not unexpected and was, in many ways, a relief for him and everyone who loved him, but that does not lessen the loss or the finality of death. They gave me the news and I sat there, quietly stunned at how much more painful it was than Thought it would be. I think I whimpered, trying not to cry. So my oldest sister said, “Go make yourself a coffee. It’s a good thing. I’ll call you back after you’ve had a coffee.” I had to laugh to myself, because coffee as comfort is so very much the legacy of my dad, a first generation Swedish American.
Such a messy desk! some of the mess comes in a great collection of clutter from Tres Blah at The Arcade that are must have pieces to turn houses into homes.
Coffee is a ritual for Scandinavians who consume more coffee per capita than any other people in the world. Most people in the US are familiar with coffee breaks at the work place, but in a Swedish American home, there are coffee breaks every day, when we would all sit down together and enjoy a good cup of coffee with some bread and cheese or some fruit or a dessert. And by all, I mean all. Children get coffee with milk as soon as they are old enough to hold a cup without spilling it. Continue reading →
“I think baking cookies is equal to Queen Victoria running an empire. There’s no difference in how seriously you take the job, how serious you approach your whole life.” ~ Martha Stewart
Cookies are a valid breakfast. I decided this morning that only cookies would do, and at the same time I realized there are “breakfast cookies” and “diet cookies” and this really means that cookies are now officially a good for you food, right? I mean, these people who market these products wouldn’t lie to us, correct? For that reason I’m pursuing a cookie filled breakfast. If loving cookies is wrong, I don’t want to be right. Continue reading →
The first things I unpack in both lives are kitches and bedroom. You’ve got to eat and sleep. The rest is negotiable. I moved into a new house from Scarlet Creative and I’m perplexed with my love for it. It’s not my style yet I can’t get over how amazed I am by it. Continue reading →
One of the rules I live by comes from Voltaire, who said “The perfect is the enemy of the good.” A similar idea is attributed to Confucius, “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.” I really took this aphorism to heart when a friend of mine was writing a book on dismantling racism. I was reading, editing and helping him find illustrations. The book was ready to go for a few years before it was published because he kept trying to perfect it, looking for a better example, a more perfect metaphor, a stronger anecdote, a better adjective. I ended up making him a sign on a huge poster board with Voltaire’s quote blown up big and stuck in on the wall by his desk. It still took him another six months to let it out of his perfection-seeking hands.
I was listening to Leonard Cohen’s newest album, Popular Problems. His 80 year old voice is rough, dry and imperfect, but those imperfections give it such an emotional resonance that my skin prickled and raised goosebumps and my eyes became hot with emotion ready to brim over in tears. While listening, that quote from Voltaire came to mind again and I had a small epiphany. The perfect is the enemy of the good in another way – not only does the search for perfection paralyze us, but it also does not move us emotionally. Thinking of another Canadian singer, Celine Dion has perfect pitch. Her voice is flawless and strong and she has never once moved me emotionally. Even singing songs with sentimental lyrics, she leaves me cold and I don’t care for her at all. Perfection is not beautiful, imperfection is.