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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

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

May 12th, 2020

I’m liking this idea of getting one new item, and matching it with a bunch of older things from my inventory. For one, I’m thrifty these days and it saves me some l$. Also, it ensures I will not show the exact same look everyone is displaying on the feeds. I fatpacked the Jouy dress at the Emery Booth at Collabor 88, it came with a lovely jacket but I found one from

I didn’t feel like travelling on the grid to take m picture, so I just stayed at home. I do love my home, I probably should show more of it some day.

Credits :
Body : Maitreya – Lara
Head : LeLutka – Simone
Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie Shape
Skin : Amara Beauty – Clara (LeLutka applier)
Eyes : Banana Banshee – October
Hair : Lamb – Stellar
Glasses : Cae – Zora
Dress : Emery – Jouy dress – gold (@ C88)
Jacket : Tres Blah – Leather Jacket
Shoes : The Oak – Musye High Heels

Furniture :
Cheeky Pea – Hardy Bedroom Set

Bathing Is Requisite

So there is an article rolling around the internet written by someone who alleges not to have bathed for a really long time. Thematically the article is trying to say that our western obsession with bathing is unfounded.

NO. This is lies. 

While you might not need to be one of those people who showers twice or three times a day, please don’t think that if you roll around 3-4 weeks unbathed that the rest of us don’t notice. WE NOTICE. For the love of God, wash. WE NOTICE.

There are people who own animals who don’t think their house smells like animals. There are people who live by rivers who don’t think that the outside smells like dank river. 

There are all untruths, brought to you by the fact that you have gone noseblind.

In my pixel world, I never have to worry about these things yet I do observe the appropriate rituals and customs – simply so that my mind is ready for the day. I like the preparation of getting ready to go out in to the world, pixel or not.  I’m worried about the person who wrote that article and how they’re going about in their world, unaware of the horror show they are inflicting on others.

I mean, the smell. My GOD the smell.

The Thames smells a bit though. Nothing to be done about that.

Happy Sunday girls. 

Gidge is Wearing:

Robe: -tres blah- Open Robe (Maitreya) – Bouquet

Body Suit: Luxuria

Skirt: 10. {sallie} Hold Me Knit – Plaid Skirt – cream

Boudoir Slippers: [Maitreya] The Secret Store – Boudoir Slippers – Coal

Stockings: Luxuria

Head: .LeLutka.Head.Chloe 3.3

Skin: Pink Fuel

Rings: Amala – The Lumi Rings – Maitreya

Hair First Two Photos: Exile:: Sensory

Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

Jewelry:Cae :: Owl

Heels: Ingenue :: Anna Heels (Maitreya) :: Fatpack

Hair Last Photo: {Limerence} Camila hair(Rigged)Shape: Juicy – Meghan Shape GIDGE Edit

GAZEBO

My husband and I have this long standing joke, when we can’t think of a word we just say GAZEBO.

“Can you hand me that long handled…..gazebo?”

“I am looking for my extra….gazebo…”

“It’s over there behind the red…gazebo….”

You get the idea. Continue reading

07/10/2018 – All the leaves are brown…

…and I’ve decided to wear brown too.

Every first Sunday of the month, a bunch of designers have some cool stuff out for a discounted price of 69l$. Find out everything you want to know about SL Syndicate Sundays here.
This round I’ve picked the cute cottage house from Funky Junk, pumpkins from QE Home and gorgeous nails from Dark Passions.

I love putting together outfits with bits and pieces in my inventory, digging up oldies but goodies, going shopping for the perfect piece to compliment the rest. Like those rings from Yummy that add a little something to my hands, making my nails pop. Or that cute little Blueberry skirt from an old Luxe Box combined with a fairly recent Tres Blah jacket and that elephand necklace from Bliensen + MaiTai…

Credits :

On Rose

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – Simone
  • Skin : Curio (no longer available – thank you Bake on Mesh)
  • Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie shape
  • Hair : Truth – Reyane (current VIP style)
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee – October (soon @ The Seasons Story)
  • Glasses : Cae – Hughes
  • Beauty marks : Banana Banshee – Rosie moles (free for LeLutka in store)
  • Necklace : Bliensen + MaiTai – Nellie the Elephant
  • Nails : Dark Passion – Koffin Nails – Autumn fades (69l$ for SL Syndicate Sundays)
  • Rings : Yummy – Gardenia rings
  • Tank top : Izzie’s – Applier Basic Tank
  • Jacket : Tres Blah – Leather Jacket
  • Skirt : Blueberry – Skirt (old Luxe Box)
  • Tights : Izzie’s – Applier High Waisted Tights Basics
  • Shoes : Maitreya – Zoie boots

Decor

  • Funky Junk – Medford Greenhouse Cottage (69l$ for SL Syndicate Sundays)
  • Lagom – Flowy Fall leafs
  • QE Home – Short Fall Punkin
  • Little Branch – Golden Birch – 4 Seasons
  • HPMD – Colored fallen leaves – Pile of leaves
  • Turnip’s Skydome 2.0

25/09/2018

Oh hai! Apparently there’s a trend on Flickr that consists of taking pictures sideways, or with an horizontal avatar. From what I understand the goal is to get one’s picture picked as group cover, then one snapshots said cover and posts it again on their Flickr. I find that last part highly ridiculous, but just like bloggers referring to designers as “sponsors”, I guess that’s how the world goes nowadays and you just have to go with the flow. I do miss simpler times, when one blogged just what they liked, when they liked it, and once in a while would get blogger copies and would be over the moon with them… oh well, I’ll just keep my old fart’s habits and hope people enjoy my ramblings. But just for today, just for the fun of it, here’s a horizontal picture :

Credits :

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – Simone
  • Skin : Pumec – Oksana – April (PP 09/18)
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee (WIP)
  • Eye lashes : Mila – Volume eyelashes
  • Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie shape
  • Hair : Astrology – Tiffany (@Hair Fair)
  • Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
  • Glasses : EarthStones – The Curator
  • Lipstick : Pink Fuel – My My Matte! – Autumn (PP 09/2018)
  • Eye-shadow : Adored – Spooky Spice Shadows – Witching Hour Edition (Powder Pack 09/18)
  • Top : Tres Blah – Long Sweater
  • Trousers : Izzie’s – Twinnie Jeggings
  • Shoes : Paper Arrow Co. – Riding Boots – Dirt
  • Necklace : Cae – Mantra – Bloom

Wasabi Pills At The Hair Fair

Hair Fair is one of Second Life’s oldest traditions – the oldest probably being something skeevy we won’t mention here. I can remember my earliest exposure to Hair Fair and I can even remember the hair I fell in love it.

Gogo blogged the hair, and I just knew I had to have it.  It was a wavy blonde, and it had a cute braid and it was adorable.  I ran straight over and bought it.

When I saw this release for Hair Fair from Wasabi Pills it reminded me SO MUCH of the original I loved (the original had the braid down the side and let’s face it, it was flexi SO NOT THIS PRETTY) I really really wanted to do a side by side. I thought it might be fun to take a look at the amazing progress our creators of hair have made over the past decade.

But then I realized I had deleted that hair.  141k in inventory and I’ve deleted the damn one I want. Nice. Continue reading

23/09/2018 – Good Hair Day

As Gidge told you earlier, Hair Fair is here!! If you needed an extra reason to go, here are a few :

  1. It’s for a good cause : every purchase has a 15 to 40% donation to Wigs For Kids.
  2. The sims are really easy to navigate : start at landing point, follow the path and you will walk by every store.
  3. Everything has been made so that it’s not lag fest : minimalist decor and scripts. I do however recommend you wear a full alpha and nothing else, and show friends only, to help keep everyone’s experience nice and smooth.
  4. If you’re a hair whore like me, you’ll have your fix of gorgeous hair!

What? Still not convinced? Take a look at just a few of the gorgeous hair that can be found there :

Left : Astrology – Andrew // Right : Analog Dog – Em + Izzie’s – LeLutka Bento Baby Hairs V2

Left : Argrace – Chitose // Right : Clawtooth – Fleur + Izzie’s – Baby Hairs Hairbase

Left : Clawtooth – The Drama + Tableau Vivant – Lelutka HB 03 E // Right : Eliavah – Tsukuyomi

 Tram – H0906

Other credits :

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – Simone
  • Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie
  • Skin : Glam Affair – Paula – tone 006
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee (WIP)
  • Ears :  Mandala – Steking Season 5
  • Necklace : Cae – Astrid
  • Sweater :  Tres Blah – Long Sweater

19/05/2018 – I can’t stand Paris

Anyone who’s actually been to Paris, I mean, really been there, spent time, will tell you that it’s not at all the romantic city people think it is. The smell is horrible, there’s dog poop everywhere, people are rude… Whenever I spend even just one day there, my hair gets super dirty, and I can’t breather properly. If you ever plan on visiting France, let me know, I’ll give you the name of a dozen other cities you’ll love, just, not Paris.

Someone on Plurk was saying the other day that they miss ETD. For those of you who weren’t around then, ETD (Elikapeka Tiramisu Designs) used to be a famous hair brand in SL, that disappeared for a while, and then the designer came back under a new brand, Elikatira. Well you know what? I think her hair now is just as good as it used to be, and the little number she pulled yesterday for Fifty Linden Fridays proves it. Janiah is a super cute hairstyle, that matches perfectly with my lovely Tres Blah dress.

Credits :

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – Simone
  • Hair : Elikatira – Janiah
  • Shape : Banana Banshee
  • Skin : The Skinnery – Nora – Champagne
  • Eyebrows : Alaskametro – Lila eyebrows
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee – Iris 1
  • Glasses : Cae – Zora
  • Necklace : Cae – Madison
  • Dress : Tres Blah – Roma Dress
  • Shoes : Friday – Nellie sandals
  • Poses : Paper Rabbit
  • Background : Backdrop City