Saturday, July 31, 2010

Day 257 - Friday Fun

I'm always really happy when I find just the right thing for the house. I've been attempting to finish the living room, but I had a blank wall that I just didn't know what to do with. I hit up Kyoot for Fifty Linden Friday, thinking their memory tree was small for a tabletop. I was so excited that it was wall sized! And perfect for the house!


I rarely take photos in world anymore, so I'm digging through my flickr to find good pics to upload for the tree. I love it.

This evening I came out of my semi-retirement and DJed a birthday party for Bethany Heart. I say semi-retirement, but really, I just have just been too lazy to DJ. LOL It was really fun, and the party was full of the cutest little roller girls ever.

Bethany's party

It probably looked better than this pic, but my settings were at the absolute lowest so that I wouldn't crash, so you know how that goes. :)

I spent the last few hours making some of the shopping rounds. I probably should have waited, though. My Saturday is free and clear. Usually I go visit with my parents on Saturdays, but my mom has this thing against me driving if it's too cold, too wet, or too hot. Tomorrow is supposed to be 106. Yeahhh...I think I'll stay in the air conditioned house. :-p Maybe I'll actually knock out some blog posts I've been sitting on. You just never know what a free Saturday will bring. :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day 256 - Sweetness and Light

Ali is always sitting on my porch eating lollypops from my lollypop cart. There are usually cartoon birds flying around her head, singing. It's like a Disney cartoon over there!"
-Emerald Wynn

It's true. Sophia would have people thinking that I'm sitting around being a mean girl, but don't believe her. I'm completely innocent and sweet.


See? Who could possibly think that THAT face would be doing anything wrong?

Even the birds love me and try to put ribbons in my hair!

I'm really starving and I feel like tonight is going to be filled with trying to win some damn gacha crap and staring at dumb bitches with their asscracks hanging out, so I wanted to get this post in early.

Oh. That doesn't really go with my sweetness, does it?


Tra la la!

Day 255 - Baby, I gacha money...

So I'll admit it. I'm not a huge fan of gacha. I know, I know. People go NUTS for gacha in SL, especially the festivals. I headed out to the Albero one today. I didn't REALLY enjoy myself.


I'm sure it looks a lot better than that, but I had my settings on the very lowest to try to combat lag. It was opening day, I think. Or yesterday was. I don't know. So naturally it was super lagged out with all the people.

If you DON'T know what gacha is, basically it's a vending machine and you pop in some money and you get a item. Usually the creators put in the same item in different colors, or sometimes it's a set. And you just keep popping in money until you get the color you want, or you complete the set. You don't know what you're going to get. It's all chance.

I don't like it.

Yes, yes. It's supposed to be fun. But if I want to buy something, I'd like it to be as easy as possible. Fatpack options would be super nice for gacha. [I feel the same way about lucky chairs and camping gifts. Just let me buy it easily!]

Of course, I spent quite a bit at the gacha festival. There were things I wanted and I kept getting the wrong colors. Like some old lady at a slot machine, I kept plugging in my $L, waiting for the right thing, the right color.

It's really kind of frustrating. But hey, people like it and creators get money. I guess it's win win. I still wish for fatpacks, though. :)

However, most of the things at the gacha festival are pretty awesome. I have a feeling I will get at least one of almost everything before it ends on the 14th.

After all...I need to complete my set of smiles.

Haaayyy gurlll...haayyyyy

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Day 254 - Never Finished

There's something very calming about sitting on my beach in SL. I love what I've done behind my house so far. I say "so far" because while I have my little tropical paradise, I know it's no where near finished. It's not exactly what I want quite yet.


I don't think that it will ever be finished. But, I think that's part of my joy in SL. None of my home decorating ideas are ever truly finished. Just as I think they are, something new comes out and I want to add things and move things around again. I'm never bored in SL for just this reason. When I think that I might be... I change it up. Even if it's something as simple as "Hey, I think I need a new couch," it gives me something fun to go do. There's a quote I like that kind of reminds me of this.

"If you choose to discover an adventure the corner of your bedroom, you will find one. An entire universe lives under your bed. Close your eyes and create a world."

That really explains how I feel about SL most of the time. It is an amazing world. :)

I really should get in bed. I have a good many things to do tomorrow and if I don't manage to get up before noon, I will never get everything accomplished that I'd like.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Day 253 - Nothing to gripe at!

I'm in one of those "I really wish I had something huge to bitch about" moods. But I don't. Things are good. Anything I could gripe about is pretty damn small. I could gripe about how I'm beginning to dislike the one day sales because I keep feeling like I'm missing something and I think creators are truly shooting themselves in the foot now with them. I could bitch about this chick that put me and a bunch of other bloggers on her deliverator list, sent us affiliate vendors and demo packs and the demos expire after 4 hours and looked like they should have expired in 2005. I could even simply just talk smack about how I love HGTV but it makes me want my house done up differently and I have no skills or energy to do all the stuff. But I won't talk shit about that because HGTV has some freakin' HOT men on there and that makes up for everything. Seriously. Watch a few shows sometime. The guys are eye candy like mad.

I was taking pics in the new Calypso's Cave from Belle Belle earlier because before I blog any builds, I take a billion pics BEFORE taking the actual blog pics just to make sure I can get all the angles and stuff right, and this picture was in the middle of a bunch. I went buckwild crazy in Photoshop with it. Suffer through my post processing!!


I think it's time to curl up with some HGTV and watch some hot men home decorating shows.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Day 252 - I almost forgot a title

For as much as I've been logged into SL today, I sure haven't gotten much accomplished. I've mostly stood around in one spot while I've been attempting to watch a lot of stuff that has been saved on the DVR so we can clear them all out. Do we really need 64 episodes of Holmes On Homes? I think not.

I've been hit with a big wave of sleepy, so here's a picture that kind of sucks, and yet another song from 1993. ♥


Day 251 - I love you, furniture!!

Can I just say how much I LOVE that furniture in SL is getting out there more and in sales and it's all just looking SO DAMN GOOD? Seriously. Even just a couple of years ago, there was not a LOT of really awesome furniture. There was good stuff. But nothing ever made me say "OMG, must must must have!"

Now? Good God, the home decor people are going nuts. And hey, I'm not totally stupid. I know a lot of them are buying sculpt packs and smashing pieces together. But luckily most of them smash all kinds of pieces together to create super great stuff, and there are of course those who still totally do all their own prim work and texture work and sculpt work.

But whatever they're doing, they're certainly keeping me happy. I am so so in love with home decor in SL lately. I'm not a decorator and I never cared about it before, but now...I need a 50 room house.

Earlier today, I logged in quick to clear notices and saw that one of my favorite favorite places, LISP Bazaar, had a brand new set out. I debated going to get it. I didn't have a lot of time and I really needed to get going. But I took a minute and went to see it. In that minute, I fell in love. Normally I don't buy entire sets. In fact, I really kind of hate buying full sets of stuff because my style is more eclectic smash-up. But because I was in a hurry, I just bought the whole thing.

The problem now? Having to actually put all the stuff down.


I think this is going to be a project for tomorrow because I'm way too tired tonight to put things down properly and I think...I think I'll probably end up needing more stuff to make it work.

Not, you know, that I just enjoy furniture shopping or anything...

/me snickers and runs to bed, leaving you all with a song.

Keeping with my theme of "Songs that remind me of my first days on the internet," this I must have played it 58,234,127 times. But it remains to this day one of my favorite songs. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Day 250 - I like to try a lot of meat!

This picture doesn't really have anything to do with anything. I was just flipping around in poses and thought it was a cute pose that I might not find anything to do with.


I am in the middle of a meat overdose at the moment. I headed out with some friends tonight to a churrascaria, which I'm pretty sure is Brazilian for "You should have worn stretchy pants." It was delish, and it was great to go have something different. And of course the meat jokes were as plentiful as the meat itself. :-p

I hit up a few of the sale things today in SL, but I'm getting highly tired of one day sales. It makes me feel like I have to rush and I'm so not down with that anymore. I hate to miss out on something good, you know?

So I'm off to bed now because I'm getting up early to hit a farmers market before heading out to spend the day with my parents. I hope everyone had a lovely Friday!

Oh, because I like bugging you guys with YouTube videos, listen to this song! I remember it from 1993 and it reminds me of my very first days on this new thing called the Internet. I was 15 and it was a whole new world. Oh hey, that's another song that reminds me of those days! That'll have to be a song for another day. :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Day 249 - I roll my heart out like a welcome mat

"Why yes sir, I know all about dic...tation."


It was another one of those happy, lovely days that there just aren't enough of in the world. Cute IMs, brief, happy phone calls, talking to my mom and hearing about how well she's doing, bringing back one of my ultra stylish friends to the island, snickering because "live help" was not much help, laughing even more when a frustrating situation was actually not that bad, watching my SL wifey build something girly & gorgeous, dancing with a sweet man, laughing with my best friend and making her not want to eat a cookie, funny plurks, chatting in my group with the crazy girls... Truly a great day. :)

Oh, and laughing because Miss Evil Eviepantsface made me BLING in a picture!

Photo by Evangeline Miles

Is it just me or did she make that dress look better by darkening the skirt?

It's days like today that make me remember how truly blessed I am. And happy! Oh so happy!

Of course, talk to me tomorrow afternoon when I'm hysterically crying because I have nothing to wear out to a fancy dinner. :-p But then I will go out and I will be happy again. :)

Laugh when I feel like it
Cry when I feel like it
That's just how my life is
That's how it goes

Oh watch me go
I'm a happy girl
And I've come to know
That the world won't change
Just 'cause I complain
Let the axis twirl
I'm a happy girl

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Day 248 - I see the best of me inside your eyes

The title of the post doesn't have a lot to do with anything, it's just a lyric from a song I'm listening to right now.

I don't actually have a ton to say tonight. There is so much good going on in my life at the moment, I almost feel bad because a few people I care deeply about are not having very good days lately. I don't want to apologize for being happy, but at the same time, I don't want to rub it in any faces. Does that make sense? I know that these same people would tell me that I'm being silly, that I should never feel like I have to downplay anything, but...I guess I just feel like it would be impolite to squeal over little things when they are hurting.

Earlier I was taking a picture for the style blog out at the sim where the D!va hair mainstore is, and while I haven't finished that picture yet [tomorrow!], I was playing with photoshop with another photo I took while I was out there. It's fun to just go nuts with PS sometimes. Usually for the style blog, I don't post process very much at all, as I feel that doesn't show the clothes or other items off as they are in world, and I feel like that does a big disservice to the people who are nice enough to read my blog looking for things to buy. But over here, if I don't post process much, it's just because I was lazy. Not that this picture took me more than 20 minutes. Maybe one day I'll actually learn Photoshop. One day.


Oh, and if you really care, here's the song I'm listening to.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Day 247 - Hey, Procrastination! Nice to see you!

I went to bed early last night with grand plans for my day today. My body, however, had other ideas. It was one of those terrible "I'm uncomfortable and I don't know why" nights that had me tossing and turning until almost 6am. Working off of four hours of sleep really doesn't do me much good. I'm procrastinating a lot today. I should be finished with my photos and article for Second Style and I'm not. I should have gone to the gym. I should have cleaned the kitchen.

Instead, I hung out in the garden area of Earthstones.


I like Earthstones a lot, but they are not in my self imposed budget for furniture.

At least, not this month.

Oh. Someone is about to yell at me for not working on pics, so I better go. LOL

Monday, July 19, 2010

Day 246 - Catch Up

It's been one of those days where I feel like I've been trying to play catch up all day. I needed to post in the style blog because I'm going to attempt to keep my goal of at least one post a day for a week there. I have my article for Second Style due tomorrow. I had physical world obligations to take care before I really felt comfortable taking care of my SL obligations. And on top of allllll of this...I was craving steak badly. You just can't get anything done when you're craving steak, am I right??

So I did my stuff, I ate a steak, and then I settled into SL. Aldwyn had to study tonight for whatever smart person class he's taking, so I invited him over to sit with me while we both did our thing.


There's something really comforting about having someone just sit with you. We haven't said much to each other all night because we're both busy, but just knowing someone is there is awesome. :)

I'm hoping to hit up the gym tomorrow because Friday, I think we're supposed to be going to this amazing restaurant and I fully intend on chowing down, so I better get in bed and get some sleep. :)

Oh, but before I go, I saw Gabby post this on plurk and I thought it was great. The last line was my mantra back when I was in high school and somewhere along the way, I forgot it. I need to not forget again.


[I think that's supposed to be "forget about the ones that don't," but forgive and forget works too.]

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Day 245 - The Hangover

Missed another day. Damn! LOL I guess I had good reason. We went to spend the evening with my best friend and her husband. Too many drinks and a game of truth or dare later and... well, let's just say I was in NO shape to come on last night and do a blog post.

But I need to stop drinking like that because seriously, it puts me out of commission the whole next day. In fact, I have been completely lethargic and uninspired today. Luckily I had someone to be lazy with. Well, I was lazy. He was unwinding from a busy day. Whatever, it's almost the same thing. :-p


I have to say, though. I have been completely uninspired in the style blog lately. It's not that I don't HAVE stuff to blog. I'm just...well, uninspired. Ugh, my hangover is still here. I've lost the use of vocabulary. Anyway, I think I'm going to play the Wardrobe Week game with myself this week. It's an old Mean Girls game, which I've never managed to win. lol But it might be enough to get me back in the saddle this week.

I'm tired and tomorrow I need to finish the pictures for my Second Style article, plus do physical world stuff, so I guess it's time to get in bed.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Day 244 - Oh look at how she rambles

It was one of those days that I just wasn't in SL much. In fact, if Sophia hadn't reminded me, I wouldn't have run in to snap this photo really fast.


I'm looking forward to this weekend. Things are good. The anxiety ridden crazy girl in me tells me "Watch out! The other shoe will drop! Things haven't been good in years, it won't start now!" But the other part of me...the optimist that I used to be for so much of my life... she's telling me differently. My parents are, for the first time in years, doing pretty darn good. My mother doesn't call me crying at 3am anymore. In fact, I can go a couple of days now without hearing from her, and when I do call, she tells me that they're just fine. I know that their health is still not great, being that they're 65 and 72 and they have aches, pains, and all of that. But to hear "We're fine!" is a good thing. In fact, they're doing so well, my mom said I should just stay home and out of the heat this weekend, rather than drive over to see them. I can live with that.

I went out with my best friend of almost 15 years tonight. Just dinner, since her day had already been long enough. Sometimes when we're together, I look at her and think, "How did we get here? How is it that we're still this close?" I told her next month is our "freniversary." It was sometime in late August when we were sitting in geometry class together, never having spoken a word to each other despite both being in the band, when she asked if she could see the football schedule I was holding. I wish I would have kept it. If I had known that such a small thing would have brought me someone who is basically my sister, I would have kept it.

Oh, look at me. I'm rambling on and on. I took something a little while ago to help me sleep, and I guess it's relaxed me more than I thought. lol Sorry about that. :)

So Second Life... yeah, what can I say? It's amazing lately. The people I've gotten close to, the new people I meet, everything. It's wonderful. Oh, I'm not saying there aren't things I wouldn't change. Or that I don't sometimes get stabbity over this or that. But for the most part, it's just good. I wish others had my SLife sometimes, so that they could feel as loved and as happy there as I do. I see it all the time - the plurks, the blogposts, saying that SL sucks, that they're always alone, that they're unhappy. I'm SO NOT. But you know? I put the work in to get my SLife this way. It's not always perfect, but nothing in life is, and I think that's okay. Because when something is bad for a bit, when it's good? is so sweet. These days, I never log out of SL without knowing that I am loved. And for someone like me, that is enough to make me eternally grateful for SL.

Okay, I'm REALLY rambling now. LOL I am so sorry! This is why this blog doesn't appear on any feeds, I think, because when I get going, I could totally write a book on nothing.

Before I go, I was watching So You Think You Can Dance the other night, and there was really just this outstanding dance that made me sit here and cry. The choreographer, Travis Wall, did it for his mom who is going through a lot of health problems. But I think it could be for anyone who wants to help a loved one. It's beautiful, and doesn't have much to do with this post, but I thought I'd share. Goodnight. :)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Day 243 - Gives You Hell

It would be great to say that this picture had a big story behind it, or that we were being incredibly dirty in my Glee room, or that we were playing that he was the teacher and I was the naughty schoolgirl getting an education on my knees. It would be great if I could say that!


But the truth is, Al needed a picture for his 2-3-6-5 post in a classroom type setting, I have a Glee room, and I danced around in this outfit while I was taking his picture and we talked about his new phone.

I'm still working on my eye makeup. I managed to get my wacom hooked back up, and my plurk buddy Rev helped me when my pen pressure thing wasn't working [who knew you needed drivers?], and so I think I'll be able to get it done now.

Earlier, Sophia was telling me a little story that made me laugh. I won't get into it here, but it made me think of a song. Since I was in my Glee room today, I thought I'd post the Glee version. Don't judge me for my love of all things Glee! :-p

So in the words of Rachel Berry, "I think I've found a song that sums up my feelings perfectly!"

Day 242 - Summer Eyes

It was a quiet night for me in SL. I spent the majority of it sitting on a hammock with someone who has the amazing ability of being able to calm me down. We were both quiet. We were both doing things in other windows and other programs. But every so often, he let me know he was still there. Considering the very "punch someone in the face" mood I was in today, it was exactly what I needed. ♥

I've been pretty much thrust into using Viewer 2 the past week or so, after both the Emerald & Rainbow viewers decided that my computer was no longer what they wanted. Seriously? 2 fps is inhumane. I've been using the beta 2.1 viewer and although I will probably never take pretty water pictures again, it is speedy and the whole multiple texture layer feature is amazing. I've been having a blast with the tattoo layers. After playing around with some, I began thinking "Hey...maybe I could make my own eye makeups." Sometimes I get tired of not really creating or having skills in SL, and doing makeup is one of my true skills in RL. [This is where my friends chime in and tell me I have many skills and do many things. But don't believe them. They are biased and that is why I adore them.]

Tonight I was watching one of my favorite makeup artists on YouTube and the thought struck me again. Maybe, just maybe, I could recreate her gorgeous eye makeup in SL. So after asking on plurk how I might go about it, I pulled out the head of an Eloh mod and got to work.

Um. It didn't quite work.


I'll post the YouTube video of the makeup at the end of this blog, but the makeup is supposed to be like a summer meadow - blue sky, white clouds, green grass. This is KIND of what I was going for, but not QUITE.

I know there are other designers out there that do great work. My friend Lexi Morgan of Stellar is certainly one of those. I have several of her eye liners and I'm wearing her tattoo lashes, which I just love. [Remember what I said about multiple layers? It's awesome!] But I would really really love to be able to do some of my own makeups. I think I need to hook my wacom back up because I have a feeling it would be easier with the tablet so I can get the pressure right. It's a pain having to run up every 2 seconds to change the opacity. We'll see how it goes.

I'm yawning up a storm, so I'm going to bed. Here's the video of the summer meadow makeup. If you like this, check out Michelle's other tutorials. She's really good at what she does.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Day 241 - Normal

Just another normal evening at home.


[20:49] Sophia Harlow: where is ulaa?
[20:49] Alicia Chenaux: down in the water upside down.
[20:49] Sophia Harlow: why?
[20:49] Sophia Harlow: lol
[20:49] Alicia Chenaux: her head was hot.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Day 240 - Bad days can turn good in a heartbeat

It was one of those days that started off pretty much not so great. Not that anything had REALLY happened, but it wasn't good and I was in a pretty foul mood.

Do you ever feel like someone that you care/have cared about just doesn't seem to know what you do? Or not even that, but that they just don't respect it? You see them praising and paying attention to others who do basically the same thing you do - sometimes not even as good as you do it - but yet you don't register on their radar and you're not sure why. I've been having this issue the past couple of months. It hurts, it really does. I know that it shouldn't, and that I honestly shouldn't care, but I can't help it.

And yeah yeah, cryptic blog is cryptic. Those closest to me know what I'm talking about, and that's all that matters anyway.


The day picked up, though. My bestie and I went for pedicures and dinner, and a surprise visit over to my ex-boyfriend's place. [Okay, so we dated in 1995, and he's gay. We're still really great friends, and he's the only person in my life that is allowed to call me by the nickname my family calls me.] I simply could not remain in a bad mood after all of that.

My night was just as good, being able to hang out with Sophia, Ulaa, Aldwyn, and briefly with Ulaa's friend Vaalith. Al took us on a boat ride around Bluebonnet. And umm... in Bluebonnet.

Oh, um.... what?

Sooooo funny! We attempted to sail around Al's place, because part of the draw over there is that there is a whole bunch of sims linked together for sailing, but unfortunately sim crossings were not to be had tonight and more often than not, we ended up shooting off into space or falling under the ocean. Still fun, though. :)

I'm so so sleepy right now, I'm getting chills. I meant to go to bed long before this but got caught up with RL. Goodnight!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Day 239 - Yawn...

Skipped a day again. Yikes. lol I'm getting bad about this.

I'm about half asleep right now, so this is quick. I hit up the Harajukubox Town skin fair earlier and fell in love with the Pink Fuel Ember "Gyaru" skins out there. They're "ganguro" type, I guess? I'm not super familiar with the style really, but the skins are very cute and come with face stickers.


I guess I could have put this on the fashion blog...but I'm tired and I needed a pic for today. So... there you go.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Day 238 - Oh you know.

Whoops. Missed a day there. Thursday I went out to celebrate the birthday of my best friend of 15 years. If you're a plurk friend of mine, then you know I got....really tipsy. LOL! I'm not really one for alcohol anymore. I used to be. I used to drink and drink much too much. But then 2-3 years ago, I just stopped. I don't really need alcohol to have a good time, and I certainly don't care much for how it makes me feel, either during or afterwards. [And, let's face it - I'm constantly worried that the one time I drink too much is going to be the time I'm called to rush to my parents' side.] But once in a while, I'll still party like I've forgotten all of that, and celebrating her 30th birthday was definitely one of those times. If you've never been cosmic bowling, you should go. Most bowling places have it at some point. It's basically bowling by blacklight, with lots of glow in the dark things, and the music totally pumped up. They had some GREAT mashes and remixes going last night. It was super super fun.

But partying like I was 21 again left me lethargic today, that is for sure. I spent most of the day in SL, just hanging out, either with a friend or two, or on my own.


[Ulaa said I need to start signing my pics. So I'm going to play around with some signatures for a while. I'm not just like, adding my own name to the pic for no reason. That little symbol is the zodiac symbol for Leo, which is my sign. There's some trivia for you.]

So speaking of Ulaa, we decided to dress up crazy [again] and hit up some clubs. Her friend Vaalith came along to play with us. They got completely tarted up. Me? Well...I took a different route.

Where's the mall?

Obviously not the route to the mall.

Also? $1800L for a dog in a bag, Zooby's? Bite me. This one was $100L.

And my necklace was not in my neck. Beta viewer 2.1 still has the glitch where not all the prims show up and you have to left click on the item to get them to appear. Hey Lindens, can we get that fixed, please? Thanks.

I still think the Zooby's chihuahua in a bag is cute.

But not $1800L cute.

We had a lot of fun tonight and although I have messed up on my goal of doing one style blog post a day, I would not have traded the past 2 days for anything.

This song is for you because I want you to laugh. Kiss the rainnnnn! xoxo

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Day 237 - Not the decorating kind

I spent the evening with 2 of my favorite people just lounging on the beach behind my house.


My beach isn't really ready yet. Not the way I picture it in my head, anyway. But really, does any decorating or landscaping idea I have in my head ever actually pan out? LOL Not usually. Sometimes it comes out better, sometimes worse. But I suppose that could be said for almost anything in life, am I right?

I have never been a great decorator in my physical world. My home has simply always just been...there. I took vague interest in decorating my room when I was 14 because it was, for the first time in my life, MY room. No sisters to share with me. My mom and dad let me paint the brown wood walls a bright white. I chose blue accessories. The second twin bed was dismantled and they placed the second mattresses on top of mine so I had this "Princess & The Pea" type of bed. It was so tall off the ground... I loved it. I had porcelain dolls and in those days I collected miniature tea sets. It was the perfect girl room.

For about 3 months, anyway. Then I went to high school and the walls became littered with awards and pictures of friends and papers reminding me about this rehearsal or that game. I didn't think about interior decorating again for quite some time. When I moved in with my boyfriend, our apartment was much too small for any big decorating, and our house is ... well, it's just our house. I made some curtains for the bathroom and put some things up on the mantel and that has been about it. I'm NOT a decorator. I guess that's what I'm getting at. LOL It's late, sorry for the rambling.

But, I'm getting into it here in SL. If you read the current issue of Icon, a room I did is in there. If you don't read magazines, here's a couple of pictures from the shoot.



If I could have that bedroom set down in my physical world house, I'd be one happy girl.

Okay, enough rambling. Kudos if you managed to read all of it. If you just looked at the pics, hey, that's all good too. :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Day 236

Tired tonight, so this is all you get.


Monday, July 5, 2010

Day 235 - Just 100 days left

Wow, photo 235. Only 100 days left in this sucker.


It's kind of been fun, doing this challenge. I've missed a few days, mostly because of family issues, but I never SKIP a day. I just pick up where I left off. I kind of thought of maybe giving myself a challenge of doing something new in SL every day for the next 100 days, but frankly, I think that would get dull. Not that seeing several pics of me on the beach isn't probably dull too, but at least it's personal. lol

Oh, btw, I'm totally wearing a shirt in that picture. It's just a very low backed halter top.

It's quiet in SL tonight, and I'm pretty exhausted, so I think I'm going to head to bed early.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Day 234 - Weekend is over

Sometimes...all you really need is a hug.


I hope everyone enjoyed the 4th of July! If you celebrate it, of course. If not, then I hope you had a lovely weekend. Mine was really pretty good. I'm still working through the whole "grrrr" feelings I've been having lately. I'm hoping a visit to my parents tomorrow will help things out. And if not, at least I'll get a good meal out of it. LOL!

I'm still working on my beach. Or beaches, I should say. I have the more "commons" area of Bluebonnet that I'm trying to set up kind of...well, not beach resort, but not beach crazy either. I'm also working on my area near my house, which is becoming really tropical and stuff. I keep wanting to add more more more, and eventually it will look like "Damn girl, save some for next summer."

Speaking of the beach, I definitely want to have a big beach blast soon! Maybe Wednesday? Or next Wednesday. We need a trivia night soon too!!

I'm getting tired, so I'll wrap this up for now.

Day 233 - We're Not Santa's Elves

So it started with a pair of ears.

Oh, let me back up slightly. For the July issue of Second Style, I did the mini-guide on elf ears. I'm not an elf or anything, but I now have ears in my possession, so I decided today I'd have some fun and wear them. After making a stop at one of the many stores in sales this weekend, I saw the cutest, tiniest little skirt. I then knew my calling for Saturday was to be a trashy little elf.

My wifey Ulaa decided to trash up with me and we headed to a very ... well, it was supposedly a goth club, but it more like where goth fashion goes to die and the words "2005 called, they want their Ronjas shit back" was said a lot.

At least we were trashily cute.

Hooker elves

So, the best part of the night was this guy named CarlTheRipper who decided to IM Ulaa. He told her he liked her ass, and then let her know that he had a big cock. I cannot make this shit up.

Oh, this is Carl, btw.

Awww playa playa!

So Carl, after letting her know that he had a big cock, said he'd be glad to show it to her if she'd follow him, because he didn't want to whip it out in front of everyone. The club was pretty packed, so I guess that's good? She said that she'd follow only if I could come too. He said to follow him up the stairs. He walked over to the side of the club...which you know, was still pretty public. But I guess he figured it wasn't. And then...

Oh no he didn't!

Yes. He whipped it out.


Right there.

In the club.


I told you, I cannot MAKE this stuff up!!!

After he showed us his freenis [which wasn't all that impressive, btw], Carl teleported Ulaa to a free sex place, since you know, he doesn't have a home of his own. At the free sex place, we encountered some super bad strippers. THey were basically just dancing on the poles and asking for money. No emotes, nothing. And if they'd been HOT, maybe that would have been enough, but alas.

BAD strippers. BAD.

That was pretty much enough excitement for one night. We went shopping afterwards. She also got to hear me freak out about a baby lizard and eat pretzel M&Ms. I guess it comes with the territory of being partnered to me.

At least I'm cute.


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Day 232 - Sunsets & Bad Hostesses

I spent most of the day working around on island. Not so much on the more open spot, but on my little area around my house. The best part? From the window of bedroom #2, which has a more beachy feel to it, there's a great view of the sunset.


After working hard, Ulaa and I went and got BEDAZZLED. LMAO! Oh how could we resist jeweled pants? No one could! We grabbed Garrett and went to try to find a club to get kicked out of. Unfortunately, it's hard to go be an ass when the people are so unprepared for battle. I told the caps locked hostess she was on Billy Mays mode, and it went right over her head. So we just danced.

Dance time

Yeah... that's a Navi or whatever the heck they're called behind us. I don't get it either. I also know that if I don't leave this club soon [we're still here], I might kick this hostess in the face. Word to any hosts out there, or future hosts - Don't use only gestures when trying to host, don't continually tell people you're having an eargasm or tunegasm, and for the love of Phil, don't tell people to get the lube so you can fuck the club in the ... Yeah. Not cool.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day 231 - Runnnnnnnn....

Bluebonnet went beachy today. I'm still working on it, but I took a break to head over to another beach and Aldwyn and I decided to practice to be lifeguards. You never can be too careful on the beach!!


[Plus it got me out of an incredibly rageface mood, so yay for that!]

I'm still not sure how exactly I want my beach to look. A couple of months ago I saw a party area that I really wanted. But going back to look at it today, it just seemed pretty overwhelming. It was a lot bigger than I remembered. So I bought a smaller beach bar and since I've been told my palm trees are not good [thanks, Gahum!], I have to go tomorrow to start looking for more landscaping stuff.

But I definitely need more seating type things around the beach. I might bring it in a little too, just so there's not SO much empty space. I like having the space for rezzing things, but maybe just for the summer, a little less space. I'm really not sure yet.

I don't know how to end this, so...umm... Bye!

Day 230 - Thinking up a title is too much work

Sometimes, you just need to sit back and enjoy the scenery.


There's a lot on my mind lately, but truthfully, my life has moved into a good spot. My parents are good, the insanity of the winter and spring and even just up until a couple of weeks ago has disappeared. [Thank you, Dr. E, and your insistence that my mother needs happy drugs.] Their relationship is better than it's been in years and the whole house seems healthier.

But I guess because I spent so many months never allowing myself to just have a breakdown, never sleeping more than 1-2 hours at a time without waking up to check the phone, always being there to take on all my mother's rants and raves and tears... now I don't know what to do. I'm spending more than I should, I'm not exercising nearly enough despite the new gym membership, I just feel like I'm falling behind on so many things. In general, I'm tense as hell.

It'll pass, I'm sure. It has to, right? Things are good. They are.

Luckily, I have great friends who distract me and calm me and even let me sit on them for hours and not talk.

Sunset Squish

We're going beachy tomorrow on Bluebonnet. I'm definitely ready. Although I absolutely have loved our bright green grass and everyone's landscaping, I am ready to be a summer girl on the beach. Landscaping will be fun and I think all of us are ready for a change. I can't wait to see what the Bluebonnet residents do with their parcels. I think that's always the most fun for me, seeing how they do things. We'll stay beachy until September 1st when we move to a more fall look. Fun fun fun. :)

Things to do tomorrow, SL and RL, so I think it's bedtime.