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Pink Shirt Day:How Bullies Made Me Gidge

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When I was in High School, I was plagued by being smart enough to take classes ahead of my own grade level. My sophomore year I ended up in a Senior Level biology class, and had this misfortune to take a seat in the midst of three jock bullies on day one of class.

I should’ve known, should’ve switched seats when I heard one of them whisper “This chick looks smart, let’s get her at our table she can do all the work.”

And our teacher, intimidated by the fact that at 17 years old these mongrols were man sized – turned the cheek as week after week they harrassed and bullied me.  They would steal my work and copy it, break anything of mine they could get their hands on. They’d pull stools out from under me so that I’d fall when I tried to sit down, poke me with pins so that I would move my arm that they could copy my work.

But the most annoying thing they’d do, believe it or not, was call me Gidget at first and then after weeks passed – Gidge. Oh my god their neanderthal brains thought that this was hilarious – as my RL name is Bridgette. THE SHEER WIT OF IT NEARLY COLLAPSED THEM WITH LAUGHTER. Continue reading

What Happens on The Grid Stays On The Grid

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Cocktail gowns are requisite for all fashionistas and a great place for pick-ups is Wetherby’s. At Wetherby’s she runs great freebies as well as always offering super prices on shoes that coordinate with her dresses. SWEET! Continue reading

The House of QXI Moves to Zindra

posted by Gidge Uriza

Silo and I live on a swath of mainland which is neither glamorous nor fascinating. However it’s our little stretch and we like it fine. We’ve always tried to make friends with our neighbors (even the weird pyramid sex club people) and because of that we’ve gained a great friend, QXI Gears.  But since the new NOTTI RULES have been passed, she had to move her gallery to Zindra.

If you are unfamiliar with her work, she does digital erotic art. Now – no it’s not the kind your boyfriend is secretly creating by choosing “Quiet Snapshots to Disk” but instead is something of an all together different sort. Continue reading

Eponymous Me!

The Cajsa Suit comes with a black wide belt, however, I wanted the bright orange pop of this M*A*ii*K*I belt to counterbalance the necklace.

So, more in jest than in than anything, I have occasionally whined that with a name like Cajsa, I will never get anything named after me. After all, who would no know to pronounce it. Well, Leah McCullough of NAIVE did a cannonball into the pool and created the suit I am wearing above and named it Cajsa. Yes, I now have eponymous clothing!! So, here’s the tutorial so you can run to NAIVE and pick up the Cajsa Suit in blue (shown), pink, gray or black. The first syllable is pronounced CAI as in Cairo and the second is pronounced ZHA as in Asia. No excuses now, so off you get to NAIVE. Meanwhile, I am going to jam to James Brown:

I feel good, I knew that I would, now
I feel good, I knew that I would, now
So good, so good, I got you

Whoa! I feel nice, like sugar and spice
I feel nice, like sugar and spice
So nice, so nice, I got you

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A Midsummer Night

MDR Photo Studio had their first party under the new management of Arcadia Nightfire and Rhodesy Durant and it was a hit. There were so many people there and folks had a great time. It was the second MDR Midsummer Night party and most folks dressed in fairy costumes. Even Gidge’s husband Silo found wings for his robot avatar that were perfect. I headed to the Fantasy Faire figuring why not support RFL while looking for my costume.  Fancy Fairy was perfect and that’s where I found this lovely dress and wings.

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Am I blue?

Yes, blue only in the fabric though, not in spirit. How can you feel blue when you’re wearing something this gorgeous. This is the Wanda dress from Kunglers Couture and it’s as luscious and lovely as they come.  I adore the spray of lilies on the bodice. This called for some special hair so I pulled out the Jane with feathers from Sparkle Skye and then tinted the black feathers blue to match the gown.

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Dress Me In Latin

When SarahtheRed Aubierre asked if any bloggers were interested in promotional copies of her newest dress I jumped at the chance. With typical laziness I have had her shop on my list but have not made it there yet. I expected to like it because the name was so smart – Vanitas Vesture. The use of the latin made me think she would be making clothes with classic shapes – and sure enough that’s exactly what this dress is.

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Digit Does Art Nouveau

I am always excited when I see designers inspired by my favorite artists so when I saw this dress by Digit Darkes I jumped up and down with joy. Gustav Klimt was a great artist and many folks know his most famous work, The Kiss and in that painting you can see those wonderful gold decorations that distinguish his work and are found in the Asaka dress from Digit Darkes.

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Tryggare kan ingen vara

As many of you have already learned, Neferia Abel is leaving Second Life for several months while  she moves, fulfills her dream of illustrating a children’s book and recovers her health.  An ambitious set of goals and I am sure each and every one of us wish her success in every one and hope for her speedy return. Like many others, I will share a couple favorites today, but first I want to share a  lovely song that suits this heavenly dress and will most likely be familiar to Neferia since there is so much cross-cultural sharing between Norwegians and Swedes. It was my father’s favorite hymn. He was Swedish and it was sung at his funeral – and to perfectly frank, at every funeral on that side of the family. Sometimes I think it’s the only Swedish song everyone still remembers besides Oleanna and Nikolina (believe me they are NOT funeral appropriate.)

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Have you ever seen at a gas station or garage when some gasoline spills on a puddle of water? That’s what the iridescent colors in this dress remind me of – the rainbow within reach.  This is really an amazing gown -taking the folden shapes from origami and translating them into a wild and beautiful concoction. It was a gift from AvaGardner  Kungler which she gave a thank you for her photos in the Double Take project. I will share one of those photos below.

AvaGarder Kungler - one half of the Kungler dynamic design duo.

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