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No Resolutions

No Resolutions

2018 is off to a rocky start with a five-day stay at the hospital. I am home again, thankfully, and recovering. Oddly enough, though, I seem to have picked up vertigo at the hospital. I know you can’t do that, but I did anyway. So the world is a spinny, dizzy, silly place. It’s really odd. I can turn to the left just fine, but turning to the right makes me dizzy. I see political implications in this. Turning to the right is bad for you.

What’s not bad for you? The refulgent abundance of this month’s fabulous Collabor88 showcase. The theme is Moody Blooms, a clever pun that is overshadowed by the rich, lush, floral blossoming of creativity to enjoy this month. For example, this gorgeous dress from Baiastice has a HUD that allows you to choose solids or the gorgeous floral lace. I love the luxe beauty. There’s this homage to medieval forms with the lines of the bodice. I love the lace peplum, though it’s more flattering than the usual peplum by laying close to the body rather than adding lots of width.
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A Quick Trip to Greenland

Curiosity that inborn property of man, daughter of ignorance and mother of knowledge when wonder wakens our minds, has the habit, wherever it sees some extraordinary phenomenon of nature, a comet for example, a sun-dog, or a midday star, of asking straigh

I stopped by Groenland today for a short visit. Most of the mass of Greenland is ice, but not on this sim. I guess it’s in one of the areas where the ice has been melting. It reminded me of “Rotten Ice” an excellent article in Harpers by Gretel Ehrlich. It seemed appropriate during the cold snap affecting much of America which prompted the popular-vote-losing President to show he does not know the difference between climate and weather. Sadly, far too many politicians don’t know the difference or they pretend not to know. Sometimes it’s hard to believe they are that ignorant, then I listen to Louis Gohmert and realize there’s no such thing as not too ignorant.

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Purritos for You and Purritos for Me

One of my favorite little fun things from The Arcade this round are the sweet little Purritos, baby kittens wrapped up for you to love. I couldn’t resist giving this one some much deserved love and attention today as I get ready for the big day tomorrow. Continue reading

Do You Want To Christmas?

I attended one of what was possibly THE MOST SL Christmas party ever last night. I mean, there was a giant spider avatar there dancing along to I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.  Does anything get more SL than that? The hostess had a dress which was a table set for holiday fun.

As for me? I was an errant Santas helper in no panties. I realized the panties thing when one of my dances sent me writhing to the floor.

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I’m Still Standing

Despite their sharp stiletto, standing is pretty easy peasy in these new heels from BREATHE which you can pick up for your holiday fun at THE ARCADE! I popped over to get some holiday gifts and was delighted that despite there still being a crowd, I could get around quite quickly and get my shopping done.

I love when you can get in and it’s not completely crazy town at events. You get all the fun and none of the crazy bonking into people!

I did Luxebox this month because Poppy has a dress in it and – what do you know it’s the GIDGE dress! It was a must have for me and I think you’ll like it too if you get the box. It’s so cute and has perfect colors for any time but I had to go with holiday colors.  Continue reading

Tangled Up in Christmas

Keep Portland Weird

Christmas tree decorating in real life has always been a journey from joyful camaraderie to aggrieved frustration and back again. My family decorated a 17-foot tree and I decorated to top from the balcony off my bedroom while Mom and Dad decorated from below. This would not be so difficult, really, except Mom would get exercised if two ornaments of similar color were in proximity. It’s not that there were identical decorations since there were so many different ornaments, but a pink vintage ornament next to a pink modern ornament was not okay. The tinsel had to be individually draped placed, no tossing! But in the end it was always fun after the defective bulbs were identified and replaced, the tinsel evenly balanced, and the colors distributed with the precision of a drill team.

Keep Portland Weird

When I moved to Oregon, I had the brilliant idea of getting my own tree and chose the aromatic Western Red Cedar. It was beautiful! Until I tried to put an ornament on it, then the branch sagged and the ornament slid off. It had no oomph! I had to tie every ornament on the tree. A lot of work, but it sure did smell great. This tree from moss&mink at The Arcade was so much easier. Now if I could just rez it in my real life living room.
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I’m Ready for Christmas Now

Well that’s it the Arcade is open and there go all your lindens. I personally am pretty excited – I love this round, and now I’m flinging Christmas joy everywhere!!! My house is soon going to be a holiday wonderland.

More things to enhance the wonder that is my SL? Bring them on.

Welcome Back Arcade!

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Gidge is Wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: Lelutka May
Skin: Pink Fuel
Eyes: Banana Banshee
Dress/Jacket: Birdy – The Arcade
Pug: Birdy – The Arcade
Hair: Lcky – Drowsy – Unknown Pack – The Arcade
Table Setting: [-BLUE SKY-] Carolina Dining Set – The Arcade
Candle Sticks: [-BLUE SKY-] Gold Candle Sticks – The Arcade

Tick, Tock. Arcade O’Clock.

Tick, Tock, It's Soon Arcade O'Clock
The Arcade opens in just over three hours. December if my favorite month for The Arcade. The holidays seems to inspire such whimsy and grace. Also, since everything is No Copy for trading, it’s a great place to buy gifts. My outfit comes from Collabor88 items (except the fun candycane tights that were a Christmas gift from Alaska Metro last year. Sorry, I am an evil blogger, but not totally evil, they are on marketplace.
Tick, Tock, It's Soon Arcade O'Clock
Some beautiful Christmas decorations are part of Trompe Loeil’s fabulous Advent Set at The Arcde. Every year, Trompe Loeil’s Advent Calendar is one of the decor highlights of the season.
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Arcade Is On The Horizon

The Arcade kicks off tomorrow and I’m exciting for the December round as always. There is something wonderful about this round each year, whether it’s the generous gifts the creators leave under the tree or just the amazing items to bring holiday spirit to our pixel homes. No matter what you love – there is a lot of it and more this time.

A NEW TO ME shop Moss and Mink has a gorgeous holiday set that features a PASTEL themed Christmas tree and decor pieces – you know it was a Gidgey MUST HAVE ITEM.  I’m pretty excited this are perfect in my bedroom. Continue reading

In a Cookie Cutter World Be a Macaron

In a Cookie Cutter World Be a Macaron

Macarons are such beautiful desserts it is no surprise that beauty lovers in Second Life celebrate them. The single macarons from Genesis Lab at The Arcade include an eating pose set that is adorable.

In a Cookie Cutter World Be a Macaron

Thankfully, my avatar chews with her mouth closed.

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