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How Do You Start Again

I spent the weekend lounging on the boat with my friend Aliana, the dogs and of course, Mr Man who has some serious opinions let me tell you what. It’s kind of nice sometimes to have nothing to do and all day to do it. I don’t miss the days when my time on the grid was spent rushing to meet deadlines and blogging requirements.

It became not fun. And because it became not fun, I began to dread it.

And now that I’m back, albeit intermittently, I definitely find that I love everything more. Because now it’s on my terms and that makes me more invested in everything. It’s a freedom I lost, and won’t trade again.

Weekends on the house boat, wearing what I want, when I want? It may not be a perfect Second Life,but it’s entirely of my making. And there is no price tag on that.

Aliana, t hough, just wishes I would shut up and stop pontificating so we can go swim in the ocean.

She’s got a point.

Hope your weekend on the grid is beautiful, and everything you want it to be.

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Gidge is Wearing:
Lingerie: alaskametro<3 “Annika” lingerie – 01 white (top)
alaskametro<3 “Annika” lingerie
Brows: Izzie’s – LeL Evo X – 16 Eyebrows (thin) pink 75%
Head: / HEAD / lel EvoX KAYA 3.1
Earrings: alaskametro<3 “Arwen” earring
Shorts: alaskametro<3 “Eve” jeanshorts
Cover Up: alaskametro<3 “Misty” coverup kimono 02 – MAITREYA
Hair: Exile:: Kendall (A)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.3
Ring: Orsini Jewelry MIA Bento Ring Maitreya R
Glases: persephone + cat eye glasses [SL19B gift!]
Shoes: [MAITREYA] -KC- RIVA WEDGES / PAIR
Skin: [7DS] – BODY 2020 MARLIE bom skin COTTON CANDY

Aliana is Wearing:
Hair: barberyumyumMay2016(groupgift)
Head: / HEAD / lel EvoX KAYA 3.1
Shorts: Entice – Bubblegum Shorts – Animals – Blush – Lara
Top: Entice – Bubblegum Top – Animals – Blush Penguin – Lara
Rings: KUNGLERS – Valentine rings R
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.3
Rings: Ysoral .: Luxe Wedding Ring Linsey:.(Maitreya)(Left)
Skin: [7DS] – BODY 2020 LEVITATE bom skin SAND

My Christmas Dream Come True

Well Aliana came back home just in time for Christmas and we had to make the most of what wandering the grid could bring us. After all, there was the SHOP AND HOP event to run through, a hunt at JUNK FOOD and a new head at Lelutka.

How can a couple of grid girls go wrong?

Shop and Hop once again provides a mind numbing amount of gifts and discounted items for the home and your pixel body.

We’re sporting sweaters from Arcane Spellcaster that comes with a hud with lots of pattern options. VERY Cute and free for the holidays. Aliana is also wearing a free pair of antlers she picked up from a brand called Antaya.

We’re both decked out in the NEW Lelutka gift head. HOW generous is this? I’m really in love with the head, not just as a back up or “Hey I’ll mix it up and wear this head sometimes” head. This is my new look I think – until the next thing.

Now let’s just celebrate the only thing in this photo I love as much as this new head – THIS AMAZING CAKE from Junk Food. Look, Little Debbie zebra cakes, white cakes whatever you call them are one of my favorite things on EARTH. When the Christmas tree versions come out it’s a joyous moment. Imagine my SCREAMING DELIGHT when Junk Food dropped this GIANT version for their Christmas HUNT. I ran through the hunt this morning like a LOONEY and I’ll give you one hint – it’s the LAST ONE.

That’s it – you’ve got to figure out the rest for yourself.

Now – let’s make it a great weekend!

Gidge is Cake-i-fied In:
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya
Head: / HEAD / lel EvoX KAYA 3.1
Skirt: Addams // Jimena Pleated MiniSkirt // Maitreya
Earrings: Cae :: Heart Solitaire :: Earring
Necklace: Cae :: Heart Solitaire :: Necklace
Shoes: Ingenue :: Auralie Heels [LARA] :: Fatpack
Cake: Junk Food – Christmas Tree Treat (Wear)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.3
Sweater: Shirt Biba Christmas Maitreya Arcane Spellcaster
Hair: Stealthic – Harmony
Skin: [7DS] – BODY 2020 CORALI bom skin MARSHMELLOW

Aliana is also Caketastic in:
Head: / HEAD / lel EvoX KAYA 3.1
/ HUD / lel EvoX (f) 3.1
Horns: :: ANTAYA :: Magic ice deer horns
Skirt: alaskametro<3 Wardrobe Staples – Miniskirt (Maitreya)
Cake: Junk Food – Christmas Tree Treat (Wear)
Ring: KUNGLERS – Valentine rings R
Hair: KUNI
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.3
Shoes: Pure Poison – Eve Pumps – Maitreya
Sweater: Shirt Biba Christmas Maitreya Arcane Spellcaster
Earings: [Aleutia] Joyeux Earrings)
Ring: Ysoral .: Luxe Wedding Ring Linsey:.(Maitreya)
Skin: [7DS] – BODY 2020 LEVITATE bom skin COTTON CANDY

Food Coma in 5..4..3..2..

What was I thinking?

I cooked way too much. I knew I was going to be solo but still, I couldn’t resist thinking of the glorious leftovers. Forgetting, though, that I just have this minifridge right now.

This means I’ve got to eat. And eat and eat and eat.

I can’t let it all to go waste, can I?

You see what this food is doing to my shirt don’t you?

Gidge is In A Food Coma In:
Lip Gloss: alaskametro<3 “Bubblegum gloss” 05 FIT A
Jeans: (NO) Nylon Skinny Jeans – Faded Blue – S
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya
Head: / HEAD / lel EvoX AVALON 3.0
Necklace: Cae :: Basics – Solitaire :: Short Necklace
Earrings: Cae :: Basics – Solitaire :: Stud Earring
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.3
Sweaer: MIDNA – Anne Cardigan – ORANGE [Maitreya]
Hair: Wasabi // Sugar Mesh Hair
Skin: [PF] – Millie – LELUTKA – (ltbrow)
Kitchen and Dining Table: Dutchie
Leftovers: JunkFood

In Quarantine on the Grid

Puzzles, Games and Bunnies with some Chinese takeout

I decided this past weekend to jump headfirst back in to my SLife, whereas prior I’ve been just dallying here and there. I’ve blasted my way through new brands, gotten out of my comfort zone, tried things I would NEVER have bothered with in the past.

In short – I finally feel at home again in this pixel world. I’m extremely excited about it.

One thing I decided to do while I am playing with new things is start dragging out OLD skins. One of those great features of BOM is the ability to make everything old new again. I have HUGE regrets that I trashed my old LEAGUE skins when applier HUDS became the rage. Why did I trash LEAGUE? I don’t know. I trashed a few brands, Curio, and some others, and my sadness that they are lost to me forever is huge.

One thing I learned, by dragging these skins out and slapping them on a mesh head via BOM is this. They did not age well. I would say 75% of my old skins are very OMG WTF WTF NO NO NO. It’s sort of like that. The colors are just off, or not current. The look is too harsh. Sometimes they don’t stretch across mesh properly and it’s all just wrong.

But every once in a while an old brand reminds me how I loved them, once upon a time. Long since gone is Tuli – that maker of delicate, lovely skin. An old friend once described Tuli as making the “most kissable lips”. I was a such a fan girl, once upon a time.

I will confess that this skin still has a lovely face, but it doesn’t “quite” work with mesh. The line between head and body I can’t seem to overcome it’s always JUST a bit wonky. The thing is though, this skin was never meant for mesh. Mesh wasn’t an itch in it’s daddy’s pants back when I got this skin. So I’ve pulled the old blogger cheat and slapped on a choker necklace and somewhat obscured this.

I promise you, I’ll do the same any time I wear it in the future. Don’t judge me. Wearing Tuli is like running in to an old friend you thought was gone forever.

Another aside, as I ramble a LOT on this Sunday morning, is that I discovered a pose store I really love. As a pose maker, I was always completely reticent to enter any pose shops or use ANYONE’S poses because I didn’t want to be accused of ripping off anyone’s work. Even long after I closed up shop, I still continued this habit and I feel like it’s been pretty limiting. I can’t even remember why I stumbled in to Secret Poses but their Chinese Take Out pose set completed my desire to be eating constantly in SL.

I am a huge fan, and am going to be shopping there more.

And now, it’s Sunday. Whatever should I do on a Sunday? Probably eat….

Gidge is Housebound in:
Jeans: Vinyl – Oakley Jeans
Lip Gloss[:Tuli:] Helena / petal :: Lips :: Sheer Sugar Pink (gloss)
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya
Choker: (Yummy) Layered Chain Choker – All Colors
Shirt: -Pixicat- Stina Shirt – JeansBlack (Maitreya)
Earrings: Cae :: Owl :: Earring
Necklace: Cae :: Trinket :: Necklace (Long)
Hair: Exile:: Lana
Head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001 – v1.7 – Mocap
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Shoes: Pure Poison – Cutie Pie Flats – Black Stripes – Maitreya
Pose & Props: Secret Poses. Chinese Take
Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes
Skin: [:Tuli:] Helena / pearl (light) :: 05
Manicure: Alaska Metro
Games: Second Spaces

Life Gets In The Way

Life has been hectic, chaos even but this Saturday evening I’m spending quality time stalking the Lucky Chairs at Alaska Metro. It’s the fault of Kitty over at Kittywichin and so you see i’m not to be blamed. I nabbed this cute skirt almost immediately and now I’m stuck here waiting for the next cool thing.

What’s a girl to do anyway?

I’ve slapped on a new SLINK Visage head and I just have to say, there’s an odd comfort in not even worrying about what something looks like. I guess that’s just decades of quality work built up. I’m not sure it’s Gidge’s face yet but I new it would be pretty and it is. I have to try on others and decide who will be Gidge. It’s anyone’s guess.

Unicorn lips and eye shadow from Alaska Metro

Stalking Lucky Chairs, I’m retro chic this evening it seems.

Gidge is Wearing:

Skin: alaskametro<3 HYBRID skin – Ivory – Kismet blonde

Bodysuit: :::Sn@tch Forever Lace Bodysuit Top (Ivory-U):::
Lips: alaskametro<3 “Space Unicorn” lipstick 02 FIT A
Freckles: -Belleza- Paige Freckles Fair
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya
Skirt: alaskametro<3 Wardrobe Staples – Miniskirt (Maitreya)
Clutch: Baiastice_Cuore Mini clutch-ice (with pose front right)
Jacket: Emery Amsterdam Jacket Washed War for Maitreya Body Lara
Hair: Exile:: No Promises (Bento)
Shoes: Ingenue :: Laura Heels (Maitreya) :: Fog

Dear Diary, I Almost Moved

Dear Diary….

Well, I almost moved yesterday. I have toyed with the idea of moving to one of the new Linden homes, I rather like the idea yet –  I’m terribly happy here on my little patch of mainland truly. Living in this snowy land with my friend Putrid as my neighbor is comforting and dozy. I keep the fires blazing and truly, I don’t have complaints.

Yet, I’m intrigued by the neighborhood concept over on Bellisaria.

I have never seen a NEW Linden neighborhood available on the Linden home list, so yesterday in a bit of leisure time I consulted the knowledge base known as Plurk and was assured that I was looking in the right place – that they just don’t show up if they are not available.  I was told to refresh aggressively and that would be my best shot at getting one when one popped up available.

Choices choices choices

I did this a few times, just for grins, when suddenly one popped up. It said to name my land and hit continue and I do confess, in a panic, I DID SO. I didn’t think about whether or not I wanted to move I was just suddenly hit with this moment of “OH NO THIS IS IT THIS IS MY CHANCE!” and hit continue.

Happy Where I Am

And then it said I had to get rid of my current 1024, or have 1024 available or something and well my friends, it was over.

I came home in a state of disappointment until I sat down again in front of my fire, in my wooden shelter surrounded by snowy mountains and I remembered “I like it here.”

My friend Luna Jubilee cam over for waffles and I realized I’m not ready to move house again, not yet.  I don’t need to move to visit and socialize – the grid is one of the few places in the world where distance isn’t a viable hindrance to anything. 

So I’ll stay put. 

I just have to figure out what to wear with these ice cream shoes I got at Gachaland. 

Happy Monday, girls.

Gidge is Wearing: 

Skin: Pink Fuel

Rings: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya

(Yummy) Unicorn Rings – Maitryea

Head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.3

Dress: Alaska Metro – Aimee

Necklace: Cae :: Trinket :: Necklace (Short)

Hair: Exile:: Cara 

Eyes: Izzie’s – Whiskey Mesh Eyes 

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Shoes: Since1975 – Eat my Heels

Shape: Juicy – Meghan Shape GIDGE Edit  2019

Return to the Grind

I’m cold. It’s ridiculously cold and wet outside. You might be tempted to tell me that this is my own fault for living on an island but I’d tell you to go suck an egg. I’m still going to complain. The winds are whipping and making my dogs bark incessantly. Plus, I got up early and while trying to get my breakfast together I sent a cake flying across the island.

Yes I was GOING to have cake for breakfast.

No, I don’t know where it is anymore.

I’m having a waffle instead and since I can’t have cake I’ll be angrily chewing his face off.

Well, not TOO angrily. I’m pretty happy given my delicious cup of cocoa I’ve got going today. Even the hand pose with it has me tickled. It’s almost worth being up this early. Almost. Continue reading

Feels Like Fall

I have to confess I’m an addict for fall. While the heat in the RL stays in the 90s my SL turns into a pumpkin colored wonderland at the first hint of autumn. The SALEM event kicked off and that has to mean it’s fall doesn’t it? I’m positive it means that. I’m sporting new lips and eye BLACK MAGIC makeup from ALASKA METRO that you can pick up at SALEM.

I’m doing a bit of urban shopping today in a sharp suit from Baiastice and my favorite HAT HAIR from Hair Fair this year. Every year I declare a BEST HAT HAIR at Hair Fair and honestly – THIS IS IT FOR ME. SO CUTE. Perfect for the breezy city streets while I look for the next bargain! Continue reading

Happy Birthday Cajsa

The first time I ever visited Cajsa at her house, she lived underwater. This isn’t to say she lived in some kind of bubble house underwater, she actually lived underwater. It was the fist time it had occurred to me that since the rules of breathing were not a necessity any longer that one could just live in a house underwater – just for fun.

But she did. Continue reading