Thursday, November 29, 2012

Day 166 - That awkward moment...

...when your new outdoor Christmas tree is totally bigger than your house.

Day 166 - That awkward moment...

Ummm. I guess I'll go looking for a new one. This one doesn't fit the color scheme really anyway.

Yeah, that's it.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Day 165 - I Like Lights In The Snow

I'm really not very good at decorating for winter. I live in a place where winter is often brief, snow almost never sticks, and we complain about cold if it gets under 50 degrees. [Or under 60, in my case, since I'm always cold.] But I do so love the lights in the snow. So our parcel is getting lighttastic!

Day 165 - I like lights in the snow

The decorating of our home isn't finished yet, not by a long shot. The fences will be replaced and I'm still terraforming and moving trees around. But it's starting to come together. And hey, lights! You can't go wrong with lights!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

DAy 164 - I'm Sure I Can Fight With Them.

I took advantage of the Black Friday sale on Steam and purchased Dawnguard and Hearthfire for Skyrim, so over the weekend I spent more time playing than I have in the past couple of weeks. I also got some mods, including some clothes, and started a new character so that I could see what it was like to join the Stormcloaks rather than the Imperials. But I totally had to laugh when I forged my new outfit.

Day 164 - I'm sure I can fight with them

Why do my boobs have to be SO HUGE?

Of course, that's a question I keep asking as I look at Flickr or the feeds lately. Prim boobs are all the rage lately. I get it, I guess. They are usually nicer shaped than the regular avatar boobs. But do they have to be so ENORMOUS? If having huge breasts is the only thing you can think of to show off... Well, I just don't know.

The worst part of this whole boob thing lately is the fact that sooooo many women want to show them off without any clothes. I'm sorry, I don't need to see your nipples parading around all over the place. And I MOST DEFINITELY don't need to see all the bodily fluids dripping that seem to accompany these photos lately.

In fact, that may be the worst thing that's come out of this whole boob thing. WHY are people dripping with jizz and spit and whatever? It's just SO unattractive! Call me a prude, but if I had to choose between being a prude and being a huge fake boobed cum bucket, I'll go with prude every single time.

At least my Skyrim character isn't dripping with anything. And I'm fairly sure if she tried, she could knock down a draugr with one breast.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Day 163 - So Cold!

Winter came to Bluebonnet!

Day 163 - So Cold!!

I still have loads and loads of work to do on the land, but I just love the area I've set up by our skating pond. I'm going to head out to other winter sims this weekend and get ideas, too. I still want it to basically look like we had our parcel for autumn, but wintery and probably Christmas-like soon as well. I probably won't go crazy for holiday decorating until after Ulaa's wedding.

Oh, yes. My ex-wifey is getting married!! Very soon, in fact, so next week we'll probably just be going outright crazy trying to get everything accomplished. But I did get our entire wedding together in probably about a week last year, so it is absolutely possible. I'm just so happy and excited for her!!

Okay, back to decorating. And if you guys have ideas of beautiful, preferably mesh, winter decorations/landscaping stuff, I'd like to know about it!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Day 162 - The End of Autumn

I'm spending some time this evening enjoying our beautiful autumn parcel.

Day 162 - The End of Autumn

Tomorrow [or later tonight, if I'm up late] we're expecting a snowfall on the island. In fact, I think I even heard the rumblings of the Grand Bluebonnet Mountains earlier. You all know that they always rise from the sea right around the first snowfall.

We weren't expecting snow until next month, but it's quite okay that it comes early. See...someone's getting married next month in a winter wedding. :) Nope, it's not meee! I'll have much more to say about it as the time gets closer!

But for tonight, I'll just be enjoying the last of autumn.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Day 161 - What I'm Thankful For...

After last year's Thanksgiving meal, I realized what I'm thankful for.

Take out!

Day 161 - What I'm thankful for

Okay, yes. There are definitely other things I'm thankful for. I have a wonderful offline life, an amazing SLife, friends and family who love me even when I probably don't deserve it, and I am blessed in so many ways. I am thankful for the amazing artists who share their wonderful creations with me and allow me to wear their art. I'm thankful for my readers, because without you guys, this blog would be nothing. Even when I'm being an ass, you guys keep reading, commenting, and finding me in world to talk to me, and I love it. :)

Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving! ♥

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Day 160 - Vroom Vroom!

I was shopping at a store tonight and Aldwyn saw a car outside that he liked, so naturally that meant that we had to go to the store. And once we were there, naturally he had to buy a new car. It really does look great!

Pretty car!

After hitting another couple of stores and stuff, we headed home and I told him to take me for a drive.

I don't know why I let him drive me anywhere, even in the prettiest of cars.

Day 160 - Vroom Vroom!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Day 159 - Need some chopsticks with that ramen hair.

Yesterday was a hard day for me, so when Aldwyn got on last night, he asked me if I wanted to get dressed up and go dancing. I said sure, because we haven't gotten to go out much recently, and then I spent the next 30 minutes finding the right outfit. We were going to see if people still go to Phat's, which used to be pretty popular back in the day.

He looked handsome in his mesh suit. I looked elegant in my new mesh dress. We hopped on over and then realized that my hunt for the perfect outfit was pretty meaningless because this was the dress code.

I don't want to be a jerk, but...

Okay, okay. I get it. Not everyone likes mesh gowns for dancing. There's still something kind of fun about watching your flexi gown twirl. I get that.

But going to Phat's was truly like walking back into at least 5 years ago. SO MUCH FLEXI. So many very very old dresses. So many shoes that were made of pure prims, no sculpts at all. There was bling! There were heart poofers! And the hairs! So many ramen noodle hairs!

Put some sriracha on that

Day 159 - Need some chopsticks with that ramen hair

I don't keep the crosshair things on in SL because they annoy me, and because I don't care who is looking at me, but Aldwyn said that when we walked in, a ton of people were checking me out. Maybe they wondered why my gown wasn't flying all over the place. Maybe they wanted to see why my hair looked nice. I really don't know.

Being in the group that we're in, we're very used to everyone looking beautiful pretty much 99% of the time. We are around wonderful creators and excellent stylists a lot. Our friends look amazing because they read/write fashion blogs and shop in nice places. It's really hard to look bad when you fill your inventory with gorgeous items, you know? So when we do step away from our group and go somewhere else, I'm always amazed at how many people in SL are still living with these very old items, and seem to LIKE it. Part of me has to wonder what exactly folks are fighting for here. I see creators fighting to learn Maya. I see people fighting for a mesh deformer. Why fight that hard when some of these folks are still wearing shoes that look like this?

Oh dat shoe

[No, I have no idea why it was floating. Both of us saw it, so I know it wasn't just on my screen.]

We were laughing at some of the outfits, but I told Aldwyn that maybe these people are having more fun than the rest of us. They get dressed up in their big crazy formal gowns, put on their twirly flexi hair, and they go OUT. They dance and laugh and talk to people. Most of our group stay up on platforms and we just talk on plurk about how we'd like more friends but we're all shy.

So really? Who is truly living their Second Life? I'm starting to think it's not us.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Day 158 - It Was An Old School Night

For some reason, every time Aldwyn and I are bored, we end up looking for old places in SL that we used to go to. Granted, we are both pretty old in SL - AND SL ONLY - so it is just fun for us to see old places, I guess. Plus, we both still learn about each other all the time. Even after 1 year of marriage, 2 years of being together, and 3 years of friendship, we both still have things to learn about each other and how our SLives used to be before we got together. I think that's important. Too many couples try to shove their past in each others' faces immediately and then there's nothing left to learn. We both had very full SLives before each other, so there's still a lot to talk about! And it's really fun when we can both talk about our experiences in places that we both used to go to years and years ago.

For example... Pillow Talk!

Day 158 - It was an old school night-2

Awww. This slide.

Pillow Talk used to be pretty much one of my FAVORITE sims ever. I used to go there very often to just wander around on the ground level, sit on stuff, and hang out in the houses. It's exactly the same as it was back in probably 2008. Wandering around now, you really feel like you've stepped back in time because as lovely as it still is, it is very old. I heard a few years ago that the owner of Pillow Talk died and that's why nothing new was being made anymore. That's sad if it's true, because she was very talented at making some of the best cuddle type poses in SL.

After we finished wandering around Pillow Talk, Aldwyn was trying to remember some castle in the clouds where there was dancing. I couldn't think of where he was talking about, but I did remember Avilion. We didn't go in the castle because it's formalwear only and we didn't feel like getting dressed, but we did hop on one of the poses out in front.

And then I ripped his heart out.

Day 158 - It was an old school night

Old poses... they never fit.

Where are some of your favorite old school places to go in SL?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Day 157 - Time Changes

I've never been good with time changes, especially when we go back to "normal" time. I like daylight.

Day 157 - Time Changes

The rest of this post is about RL stuff, so skip it if you don't care. :)

So it's been kind of a busy couple of weeks, which is why I haven't posted in here. I'm not a mom in RL to a real kid, but I am the mom to a kitty cat. She's my little love! Unfortunately, being as connected as she and I are has its drawbacks. A couple of weeks ago my seasonal depression combined with some not great news sent me into a bit of a crying fit. Now most women will tell you that having a good cry is very necessary, so I really did need it, but my darling cat didn't get it.

She has this issue called feline hyperesthesia. Hers is mostly caused by stress, so we attempt to keep her life pretty stress free. When she goes into one of her "episodes," I can usually distract her by clapping my hands or picking her up. But being witness to my boo hoo session sent her into such a state, I spent the next week trying to settle her stomach.

In all of this, though, I learned more about her condition, which is luckily pretty mild, and learned that a low carb/high protein diet would really help alleviate her symptoms. And of course she's needed tons of snuggles and lots of play time.

That's what my life has been the past couple of weeks. It's all about my cat. But she seems to be settling into her new diet really well, and she hasn't been as upset, so I guess things are going to be okay.

Now I can turn some of my attention back to SL and maybe - MAYBE - my one year project won't actually take two years.