My typist just returned from a week’s vacation so I had to beg her to let me out. Letting me out involved a lot of shopping with some much deserved respite on the beach when it was over. Even when she’s not around, I’m pretty happy I have this quiet spot here to relax.
Are you ready for your Monday? Are big things ahead? I don’t know what my Monday holds but I’m excited and ready for it.
I love exploring so early this morning I set out to wander the coast in search of a cup of coffee and some fresh air. I wasn’t disappointed in my adventures except by one thing.
These birds man, they are horrible. You can’t see the birds? Well they are those blobby grey things. I rebaked every texture on the grid trying to improve them. I fiddled with settings, I tweaked this or that I can say with confidence that this is as good as these birds get.
Bear coffee? Delicious! Birds? Bleh.
After my wake me up I went out and grabbed some necessities for dinner.
Or is it Bellisserian? I don’t really know. But I do know that it’s a perfect refuge after a long week. I picked up new chairs and and a new camper cooler and I couldn’t be happier with how this evening is shaping up.
I’ve got the grill going, cold drinks and popsicles. Don’t tell me it’s not summer. As far as I’m concerned, it’s here.
I’ve got a cold drink for you, if you want to stop by.
Isn’t that camper cooler the cutest? It’s from What Next! You need one!
Gidge is relaxing in: Skin: [Glam Affair] Ava Layer [Lelutka EvoX] Sand A Head: / HEAD / lel EvoX AVALON 3.0 Dress: Belle Epoque – Bella – Orange (Maitreya) Hair: Exile:: Matilda Shoes: Ingenue :: Nora Flats [LARA] :: Fatpack Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.3 Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes Cooler and Popsicles: What Next Deck Chairs: Half Deer Grill: Tres Blah vintage Arcade Gacha Shot at home at maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Elms/157/115/23
I have a couple of quibbles with my house and they’re small but mainly it’s because the windows don’t look out at the sea. That in itself isn’t much of an issue, as I have a huge backyard and access to a boat dock rezz zone if I trespass on the lighthouse island nearby. All of that being said, I have to admit, I’m a sucker for being seaside regardless of the weather. Stormy Friday nights suit me fine. After all, I’ve got 165k items in my inventory, surely I couldn’t truly be said to WANT for anything now could I?
This chair about gave me a heart attack trying to acquire it. Locations that are full because people are shopping frequently cause me to not bother with them at all. I’ve lost the patience for it. But in this instance I have to admit I simply HAD to have it. I was creating a little cozy-casual nook for drinks, TV and relaxing and it just fit the part so perfectly. So I reloaded the TP to the spot over and over and over like a peasant until I got in.
Seriously, I felt like an SL pioneer.
Regardless – amazing chair ACQUIRED.
It’s a discounted item (not a gift, gifts are FREE) at ANTHEM event from Bazar. I think it was 60L or 50L or I don’t know what but WORTH every penny. It is awesome.
Eventually I got hungry and wanted to have some kung pao beef, but I got bored waiting on it to cook and cut ups some veggies. Midnight snacks have no rules.
I finally got my food wrapped up and headed back to my comfy chair only to find that I’d been usurped.
Snake Plisskin, what a jerk.
Gidge is Chilling At Home In: Clothes: =Zenith=Summer bib jeans w/ T (light Blue) -Maitreya Hair: Exile:: Sierra Head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001 – Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0 Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes Skin: [7Deadly Skins] – BODY 2020 AKYLA bom skin PINEAPPLE Manicure: AlaskaMetro
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
I picked up this adorable bunny for snuggling at the Gachaland from Hopscotch as a free gift yesterday. It’s just the perfect size for bed time snuggles and coziness. Bellisseria is having a rainy day. It makes me wish I could turn my house around and let the big windows face the ocean.
It’s a perfect night to hit the sack early and just listen to the rain and the surf. Pretty good life, if you ask me.
I picked up this very cute nightgown from Seniha from the STAY AT HOME CLUB. It’s labeled as a dress but that’s a snuggle up, bed-time print to me so I’m calling it a nightgown. I don’t even care.
The rabbit and I will be in bed if you’re looking for us. I hope your Thursday was good to you. You deserve it.
Gidge is ready for bed in: Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Slink Bunny: ~HopScotch~ Huggy Bunny – Lavender Necklace: Cae :: Enchanted :: Necklace Hair: Exile:: Sierra Head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001 – v1.7 – Mocap Nightgown: Seniha. Cassie Dress // Hourglass – STAY AT HOME CLUB Body: Slink Physique Hourglass Mesh Body Bundle (Redux) V4.1.1 Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes Skin: [7DS] – BODY 2020 AKYLA bom skin CARAMEL
Okay so I had to pick up this silly pool from the Stay at Home Club even though I LIVE seaside, I have an affinity for pools. In fact – this inspires me to put a pool up for the summer possibly. This one was free and I have to admit, it does the job. It’s from Little to Large and I think for you family types it would be a great pick up.
As for me I’m enjoying adult beverages in it and finding my inner peace.
One of my favorite people in all lives, Putrid Gloom, is embarking on a new adventure in SL and she’s offering lovely summer soiree piece for you girls who enjoy both the sun AND the fun. Personally I like to go easy on both, but in this outfit it seemed appropriate to engage both.
I decided to end my night by trespassing on a neighbors wee island and helping myself to a picnic basket I found out. Just call me Yogi. A girl gets hungry.
You can find this outfit and some amazing places to take pics at Backstage Pass.
If you land in the bar – lucky you the drinks are amazing and the company divine. Just go out the door, and pop through the red door to get yourself one of these perfect poolside or beach outfits.
Gidge is Ginchy In:
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Slink
Head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001 – v1.7 – Mocap
Drink: Junk Food – Margarita (Strawberry) Female
Hair: Navy+Copper – ConPanna
Body: Slink Physique Hourglass Mesh Body Bundle (Redux) V4.1.1
Swimsuit/Pareo: [Back Stage Pass] If You Like Pina Colada Skirt 2 – Tie Dye – Hourglass
Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes
Skin: [7DeadlySkins] – BODY 2020 AKYLA bom skin CARAMEL
Pool: Little To Large – Stay At home Club gift
I went out Friday in search of some dinner and to take a look-see around the world. I love stumbling in to new places, finding things and meeting folks. Murder City ended up being a perfect place for an evening like that.
While there is a bit of the odd murder here or there, it’s a great spot for taking photos and exploring, lots of little things to find and do while you are there.
I grabbed a bowl of ramen for dinner and I do confess, I was surprised that it wasn’t poisoned or the cook didn’t stab me. I guess even murder city needs a spot for dinner in between the murders
After a bite I explored for quite a while. There’s a lot to see and find here – and I got to meet the owner who says she’s still building more so I am going to have to come back some time and check out what’s new.
I seriously love this cat you guys.
When it started to rain and murder definitely seemed more likely I decided it was time to head about to Bellisseria for some quiet. Before I headed out though, I decided to avail myself of this “touchless” pizza delivery option. After all, by the time I get home I’m going to be hungry, right?
I really hope this taxi is headed to Bellisseria…what’s that down this tunnel….
Gidge is Homicidal In: Tights:SHOP ToshyTightsBlackPolkaDotWhite Lips: [Pink Fuel ] Classic Lipstick – Pin Up Red Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Slink Shoes: -XTC- Evo Hi-Tops [Slink] Stay at Home Club Gift Dress: ::BG:: Lolipop Dress – Slink Hourglass Stay at Home Club Gift Clutch: Baiastice_Cuore Mini clutch-black (with pose front right) Head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001 – v1.7 – Mocap Hair: Navy&Copper – Green Tea Body: Slink Physique Hourglass Mesh Body Bundle (Redux) V4.1.1 Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – BOM – EVERLASTING cotton candy
Shot on location at Murder City: maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Glamorous%20Land/142/120/94
We didn’t have big plans for a Saturday Night, so we ventured out to a local hang out and plopped down in comfy chairs for some acoustic music and an occasional overpriced coffee. I took my alt Aliana over to The Epiphany to pick up a new wig, and it was quality time with someone I don’t find annoying. I’m DEFINITELY going to be keeping her on deck more – she’s not picky about what color hair comes out of a gacha and not fussy when I dress her out of the 10L box from Izzie’s.
Truly, a low maintenance companion.
I was grateful that we thought to grab food while we were at The Epiphany. A cup of noodles and a slice hit the spot as we wound down back at home. Belliseria at dawn is really lovely.
We are going to end up sleeping away Sunday, I’m sure of it.
Gidge is Dusk to Dawn in: Lips: Izzie’s – LeLutka – All The Colors Matte Lipstick rose 01 Shirt: (NO) Basic Tee – Fitmesh Slink Hourglass – Hangry Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Slink Shoes: Bliensen + MaiTai – Scheherazade Hair: Exile:: Young Love Head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001 – v1.7 – Mocap Hands and Feet: SLINK Body: Slink Physique Hourglass Mesh Body Bundle (Redux) V4.1.1 Pants: [Cynful] Sadystika’s Flare Jeans – Slink HG (Flat Feet) Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes Skin: [Pink Fuel] Alyx – Natural/LidA (ltbrow) Cup of Noodles from DOTS – Asian Eats – THE EPIPHANY
Aliana Runo’s Deets: Shirt: Izzie’s – Layered Tee black (shirt) Jeans: Izzie’s – Grunge Jeans dirty grey Body: ABAR – eBODY CLASSIC v8.6 BODY FREE VERSION Shoes: Pure Poison – Bunny Flats – Mauve – Hair: Wasabi // Shae Mesh Hair Head: [AK Advanced] Head V2.5 #Staysafe Limited Edition Skin: Izzie’s – Ivana Skin pale RB Eyes: LOTUS. Moonlight Eyes 02 (BOM)
Pizza – Junk Food – The Epiphany Hair: Wasabi Pills – The Epiphany