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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

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

The Pirates of Bellisseria

I went outside to get set up for my cookout/pool party today and discovered this off the coast. The Jolie Rouge is up, so that’s a bit concerning to me. They continued sailing onward around the tip of the coast and heading toward Bloodroot. I feel like it’s very likely that is where they were headed with a name like that. Don’t you?

Just a simple affair today with lots of sun and food. I’m going to have to get Aliana to change her hair when Cajsa finally gets back on the grid regularly. Two redheads would be too confusing. But she’s my Alt Bestie that’s for sure. I keep thinking I will make her a proper bedroom – it can almost be like she really lives here! Poor girl. I never let her go many places.

It’s hot and sweaty today. A true traditional summer kick off kind of day. I should have invited over more people but then I’m never good at being around when other people are having things. I should work on that.

I picked up a new pool from the Stay at Home Club – that is a great free pick up run don’t walk. I also got us both a new swimsuit for the day. Free is my favorite price.

I hope that your Memorial Day weekend was reverent to those lost but that your time spent with family and friends was fully of love and sunshine.

Happy Monday girls.

Gidge is kicking off summer with:
Head: Catwa
Hair: Exile::Loose Ends
Body: Maitreya – Lara
Bikini: TP – FLAMINGO Bikini Bra Maitreya – Stay at Home Club
Overalls: N-Uno
Tank: Addams
Earrings: ~FBG~ Conversation Hearts Antique Gold Earrings
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – BOM – EVERLASTING cotton candy

Aliana is all free all the time in:
Jeans and Tank from Stay at Home club
Bikini from Stay at Home Club
Hair from – Wasabi Pills (gacha)
Skin From – 7 Deadly Skins

Head – Akeruka

Home: Gidge’s Vic on Abrus – Bellisseria
Picnic Table: Vintage Cheeky Pea
Grill: Tres Blah
Pink Lemonade: What Next
Radio: Tres Blah

Trailer Trash

I am super intrigued by the Linden Trailers ever since I discovered they have a faux Air Stream model. I need one for a vacation home. I don’t want to live in one, I just want to visit. My friend Putrid was good enough to let me visit hers and now I’m verklempt because I want one.

They only offer them on a 514 and that’s crap for prims but still – it would be a PERFECT vacation house. Do you have a Linden house? Which one and do you like it?

Gidge is Trailer Trash In:
Tights: [Stellar] Garter Tights in black
Beads: (Yummy) Bombshell Beads – Onyx
Head: CATWA HEAD Freya
Hair: Exile:: Be My Baby
Shoes: Ingenue :: Marlo Flats (Maitreya) :: Fatpack
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara Dress: [NANI] Noodle.Dress (Black+White)_(maitreya exp)
Skin: -Belleza- Naomi BoM Pale Bl

Mornings on Mainland

There are people who are too good for mainland, who find the allure of the privately held islands close to their heart. There are some who are in love with the new Linden homes , and who can blame them they are adorable. As for me I’ve returned to the Mainland, and I’m finding that it’s really not the chaos I remember. A little 1024 in a snowy land is proving to be a cozy choice for this busy girl.

I might be lucky that none of my neighbors have put up GOTH SEX CASTLES as some are wont to do around here. My next door neighbor DOES have up those ridiculous Pink Pony ban lines.

Pro-tip, if you furniture is 2010 hideous there is no chance I’m coming traipsing through your house. No no no. You don’t need the ban lines.  Also, your ban lines don’t prevent me from camming in to SEE your 2010 furniture or any other shenanigans. So really, all you’ve done is be ugly by putting those up and forcing me to look at them. LUCKILY Gogo told me how to NOT have to see them so I’m happy now.

The real win is that my friend Putrid is my other neighbor and so we can pop in on each other as much as we like. THAT is awesome. 

I picked up the lingerie at the Pure Poison marketplace sale for 1L – and can we just say it’s more not there than there? Woo my modesty! I’ll stay seated, thank you.

Hope your day is full of beauty and wonder.  

Gidge is Wearing:

Skin: Belleza
Body: -Belleza- Freya
-Belleza- Mesh Body HUD V3
Eyes: Banana Banshee 
Head: CATWA HEAD Bibi V4.10
Hair: Exile:: Swept Away (L)
Lingerie: Pure Poison – Seline Lengerie

Surfin Sunday

I spent the last few days moving house (yes again what can I say) and after working like a peasant moving prims about I decided that I deserved a little vacation.  I grabbed my bags and headed out to try my hand at surfing. I know I’ve done a little now and then throughout the years but it’s been so long since I’ve dedicated a few hours to being able to do it that I thought WHY NOT NOW?

How hard could it be?

Me flying off the board….it’s not easy folks.

Well it’s not easy. AT ALL. There’s a weird combination of skill plus your computers lack of lagging out plus well, just LUCK I think involved. I got knocked off my board a lot. 

It seems like it’s all in your toes, if I’m honest. If i was thinking about my toes when I was guiding her, I managed to not go wonky.  Eventually I ended up doing this a lot, paddling out, surfing in, paddling out, surfing in.

Why is this so satisfying?

I don’t know, but it’s made my day pretty wonderful. 

I have to go home at some point. But not right now.

Exile’s new Do is perfect beach  hair

Gidge Is Wearing:

Skin: Belleza – Callie
Body: -Belleza- Freya
Swimsuit: …Mutresse… Lilana 
Eyes: Banana Banshee
Hair: Exile:: Torn
Head: Catwa Bibi