Sunday, June 30, 2013

Day 237 - Ain't Nothin' Cookin'

The decorating of the house continues! Tonight I attempted to get some kitchen ideas but you can see... nothing happened.

Day 237 - Ain't Nothin' Cookin'

I know I'll just have to start throwing out a lot of stuff and see what I can come up with, but that didn't happen. Do you all have suggestions for places with great kitchen stuff? I HAVE a lot of stuff, but I can always use MORE stuff. Because you know my number one tip for home decorating: Have LOTS of stuff to play with!

Since I don't have to get up early, I decided to stay in world and see what was happening. I managed to find a country music club. I may be the only one in here wearing ANYTHING newer than clothes/hair from 2011, but they've been pretty fun to chat with. I guess that's just how clubs are? I never get out and when I do, I am usually with other bloggers, so it's like getting to see how the big part of SL lives.

Oh heck, I think there's drama about to happen in local chat. BYE!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Day 236 - Crazy Eyes

Oh my god, could I look more crazy in this picture? My eyes look ridiculous and ... Well, whatever. It's 2:30 in the morning and I'm coming down from some caffeine I accidentally drank.

Day 236 - Crazy Eyes

Tonight I was invited out to see my friend Kirsten's home. It was so much fun to finally meet her in world [we're plurk friends] and to see her home. I even got to meet her cowboy! I don't get out a whole lot to peoples' houses, but I think that's mostly because most of my friends live on platforms where they build or blog and well...that's kinda not as interesting. :-p

But it made me realize that our own home is quite unfinished. Basically we've got pigs and a couch. Almost everything I have shown you guys was specifically set up for a blog post and that really makes it a lot less personal, you know? It's PRETTY, but it's not terribly personal, and a lot of the time my "sets" are torn down right after I finish the photo. [Except for the fact that I have 3 of Barneworth's skyboxes up in the air and I have junk in each one. I really need to clean the air space at some point but I forget about it unless I'm up there.]

So since Aldwyn was not able to be in world tonight, I spent my caffeine fueled evening decorating our bathroom and finally setting up our bedroom. Neither room is finished because I got caught up looking for mirrors in my inventory, but they're well on their way. I still have to finish our living room, too. And the dining area. And our kitchen is COMPLETELY empty. I need some really good kitchen stuff. I probably HAVE really good kitchen stuff and just don't realize it. Has anyone made any amazing mesh kitchens?

Oh my goodness, I'm yawning like crazy. Bedtime!!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Day 235 - I'm Closer To That Place

So my husband, bless his heart, has to put up with me being a blogger. And not just a regular blogger, but a fashion blogger, which is pretty scary. It means any gifts he buys me, he has to first double check that I haven't gotten it from a review pack. It means almost anywhere he goes in our home or on our land, he's stumbling over posestands and wondering why a tent would be half embedded in a tree. [It's for a picture, honey! That's how it looked best!] It means that no matter how many platforms or blogger rooms I have, he's likely to log in in the middle of a pile of boxes because I tend to just open stuff wherever I'm standing. And worst of all, sometimes he logs in for a relaxing evening with me and immediately I'm telling him to change his clothes and get on a poseball. Tonight I had to tell him "I hate your feet. I'm putting us in the water so your feet don't show."

But, to his credit, he humors me and so we set upon an epic adventure of tinting some new feet he bought. Aldwyn has never had to tint feet before, so it WAS an adventure! I SO SO SO hope that one day, men have wonderful mesh parts like we women do and the appliers, too! [Well, mesh hands and feet. They already have...other parts.]

Day 235 - I'm Closer To That Place

It's not a perfect match, of course, because tinting rarely is given that you don't get JUST the right shade or highlights, but it's close enough!

This isn't the photo that I was planning on using for the fashion blog, by the way. That one hasn't been edited yet because I'm super lazy. Lazy fashion bloggers 4/Life!

By the way, if you see Aldwyn out and about, feel free to give him gifts. He totally deserves them for putting up with me. LOL!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Day 234 - Shawty Get Loose

I don't realize just how big our height difference is until we attempt a couples animation.

Day 234 - Shawty Get Loose

The thing is, our actual height difference is about a foot or so, and I have always loved tall men. So I don't REALLY want to change anything, but oh my god. Couples poses and dances are hell to adjust. Not the poses quite as much as the dances, but ugh.

The dances or other animations are probably made on default height avatars, right? I don't know much about that. But please, can someone make poses specifically for tall guy/short girl couples?? I know we're not the only couple like this out there! I'd do it myself, but the one time I tried to make a couples pose, it was just totally crazy looking.

In other news, we went to check out a bit of SL10B. It was... Well, I don't know. Maybe we were in a bad area. It was just a total mess of old textures and big prims and people doing a lotttt of "Omg, look at my face." Of course, this is how it was the last time I went, which might have been SL6B. But then again, it's probably not a good thing that it looked almost exactly like SL6B when it's SL10B, huh? I crashed several times, so I'm sure not all of the event looks old.

Yawning soooo much. Goodnight!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Day 233 - Berry's Being Nosy Again!

Here we go again. Berry is SO NOSY. :-p We've done the "What's Your Digits" meme before, but it's seriously one of my favorites because it's cool to see how we've changed over the years. I am forever tweaking bits of my shape, but mostly my face. I didn't think I'd made any really significant changes to my body in the past year, but I guess I have because I had a couple of surprises this time!

Day 233 - Berry's Being Nosy Again!

The biggest surprise to me is that I HAVE gotten shorter since last year. 12cm shorter by what the avatar ruler tells me. 19 points shorter by the shape maker! I was at 45 on the shape slider last year. But I think I must have done that to stay around the same height even though my torso got longer. [Someone came up behind me while I was changing one day and asked "Why is your av's torso so short?" I didn't realize that it was, but I guess it was short enough for him to notice!]

This this round of digits is about proportions, Berry has some questions.

1. Do you try and keep your avatar’s body proportionate and similar to the “average” proportions pictured above? [Above meaning a proportions guide that she has on her blog.]

I like things to be fairly proportionate on myself. My avatar is a slimmer, more petite girl because that's how I like her to be. That's how she FEELS to me because if I were not battling a massive weight issue in my RL, I think my shape would be more similar to my avatar's. Well, except for that my avatar has long legs and a bigger chest. But you know...other than THAT. LMAO I don't think my avatar is EXACTLY proportionate, but to me she looks just about right.

2. What do you dislike the most about the SL avatar mesh?

I'm not fond of our legs. I think when you increase the fat on your legs, your knee fat and ankle fat should increase, too, and they don't. Your thighs get fat, your calves get bigger, but your knees and ankles stay the same size and it just looks flippin' CRAZY.

3. Does it bother you when you see other avatars that are not proportionate at all?

Ehhh.... not bother me in a huge way, but I prefer not to see it. I like my SLife to be beautiful, and someone who is 8 feet tall with 100 max slider boobs, T-Rex arms, a thigh gap you could drive an 18-wheeler through, and a baby head is not beautiful to me. But to be honest, unless their shape IS just that messed up, I don't really notice anything wrong. I'm usually just looking at myself most of the time.

4. Even though this is a virtual world and people can be anything they want to be, do you feel when they are in human form, they should try to keep their proportions close to average?

It's SL. Look how you want to look. Just be aware that how your avatar looks is how you're presenting yourself to the virtual world and people might think something about it, or even not want to get to know you because you look crazypants, OR because you look proportionate and lovely and they think you're a vain sell out. That happens, too.

Thanks for another fun meme, Berry!! ♥

Day 232 - Good Enough For Tonight

Tonight we went walking around Bluebonnet looking at peoples' stuff because sometimes I'm terribly nosy and I actually don't get to the other side of the island very often. But I was lagging badly [my computer's fault, not SL's fault], so then we just sat down.

Day 232 - Good Enough For Tonight

I was trying to get a really nice photo of us because I have all these picture frames and stuff but not a lot of pictures to put in them. But well, this pose wasn't very well adjusted for us since we have never used this bench before, so I had to try to fix some stuff in Photoshop and you know how that goes. LOL We have to adjust almost every pose we have because I'm a lot smaller than Aldwyn. I really think some posemaker in SL should make some couples poses for short girls and tall men. Certainly we can't be the only couple with this problem!

Ugh, I'm sleepy and I just remembered I have to put all my freshly washed pillowcases on my 11 pillows. Sometimes it's easier to sleep on the couch!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Day 231 - 3 Years and Counting

Some of you guys might remember this photo from our wedding invite.

Day 231 - 3 Years and Counting

We kinda missed it because of our schedules, but Aldwyn and I have officially been together for 3 years now. THREE YEARS, Y'ALL! Suck on that, stupid girls who said I was his flavor of the month!!! LOL!

So tacky. :)

But yes, 3 years ago this man decided I was worth getting to know better. We kept it pretty secret, even from those we were close to, just because in SL, sometimes people aren't always supportive when a couple gets together. Plus we didn't want to be one of those couples who were sooooo in love one day, partnered the next, and divorced on the third.

We had our issues the first few months. I was a mess, he was patient. And he kept on being patient. He's EXTREMELY patient with me to this day, which is amazing because I'm kind of a handful.

3 years together, almost 2 years married... Thank you, baby, for putting up with me this long. ♥♥♥

Monday, June 17, 2013

Day 230 - Just talking to talk.

I'm so behind on blogging. lol

I say it a lot to myself, but it's true. I am honestly behind on blogging. I don't really have an excuse except that I'm more active in RL lately, but I'm not running marathons and doing brain surgeries. [Although I am watching a lot of Grey's Anatomy.] I gotta get out of this slump!!

Day 230 - Just talking to talk

Anyway, Miss Berry has a new meme for us today! I actually meant to do the movie poster one from last week, and I have the set and the poses and all that set up already, but I haven't been on enough to grab anyone to come take a picture with me. I will do that eventually. But today we've got Weird Questions!

1. Which was the last sim you visited? (Other than your home)

Ummmm... I think it was... Oh heck, I can't remember. LOL! Oh, it was Summerfest, so it was on the Floorplan sim.

2. Does your avatar look like the real you?


3. Do you wear underwear/panties underneath your clothing when out and about on the grid?

I do lately, actually! With mesh skirts, you never know if the alpha is going to make your lady garden disappear OR if it's just going to be all out there on display. I err on the side of caution these days and just keep some underpants on.

4. If you won a million linden dollars, what would be the first thing you buy inworld?

The fatpack of the Cleo skin from Glam Affair. After that, I'd probably just pay for Bluebonnet for a few months or rent a little homestead that could just be for us to run around and decorate.

5. Have you ever bought something in SL and then realized afterwards that you had already owned it from before?

Oh god, yes. Lots of times!!

6. Have you ever done anything in Second Life that would be considered illegal in real life?

I've pushed people off of platforms which is PROBABLY frowned upon in RL. LOL

7. If you could go out on a date with any other avatar, who would it be?

Aldwyn, because we haven't seen each other in world in like a week. I hate time zones and my need to be in bed early.

8. Who, in your opinion, was the greatest avatar to ever slive?

That's a really hard question. I've known so many fantastic people in world. I'm honestly not sure I could pinpoint it to just one person.

9. What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done inworld?

That's a really hard question, too! Cen and I used to run around and do silly things that some people might consider embarrassing, but I never thought of it that way.

10. If your avatar had a mind of its own, what do you think it would say to you?

"Could you maybe dress me better? And could you PLEASE finish decorating our house?!"

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Day 229 - Playing With Myself

Oh, you guys are nasty. I know what you thought when you saw the title of this post! I KNOW WHAT YOU THOUGHT.

Day 229 - Playing With Myself

This pic got overedited because there are some poses that just don't work in SL without a lot of Photoshop because the avatar mesh is just icky in certain poses. This made my legs look crazy and the more I tried to fix them, the worse it got, so I just went all blur crazy. Sorry.

Anyway. :)

So since it's summer, and since I'm trying to lose like 700 pounds, and since I'm trying to get back into being a runner [not that I was ever a GREAT one before, but I did okay], I've been trying to be more active in my RL. Unfortunately, that means I poop out around 9ish [my time, not SL time] and all I want is to be in bed before 11. Even being up this "late" [it's 10:30] is rough and my eyes have been trying to close for the past hour. So needless to say, I haven't really gotten to see anyone in world in days.

When I was younger, my summers were usually spent with me playing by myself during the day because my mom worked nights, my sisters had already moved out of the house, and my dad worked. I had to entertain myself until someone could be awake and home to let me go play outside. This wasn't a horrible thing, really, because it's terribly hot here in the summer and being outside would have been miserable at best, dangerous at worst. So I spent hours watching tv, reading books, and playing with dolls. I was never one of those kids who was always talking about how bored they were or expecting people to entertain them because well, there was no one to entertain me except myself! I think that's why one of my big pet peeves now is for someone to be bored all of the time. It's really annoying!

But it's a good thing I can entertain myself, because seriously...this being alone in SL thing is getting old.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Day 228 - Hey Little Princess

Yes, ladies and gentlemen. He did it. My darling husband caught me the Princess Piglet!

Day 228 - Hey Little Princess

I have to say, Aldwyn is REALLY REALLY good at this gacha thing. The other day I kept logging in to more and more presents on our hallway tables. He completed almost every collection that I wanted! I knew I married him for some reason. :)

But truly, this whole gacha thing made me realize how spoiled I really am. I mean, he could have just thrown some money at me and said "Go play." Or he could have told me that all this gacha stuff was kinda dumb considering the last two rounds of The Arcade, I went nuts trying to get stuff and pretty much nothing has been seen since then. But nope! He went to play, he scoured yard sales, he joined a gacha hunting group. All because I couldn't rest without a collection of pigs and a bunch of skins and some makeup things. Is that love or what?

[, or he just didn't want to hear me whine for the next few weeks. Either one!]

Even though I've been collecting gacha items, I've also been tackling my runaway inventory this week. I started on Tuesday at just over 95k. I know, I know, but my favorite color is fatpack!! I started being RUTHLESS. I was actually kind of surprised at how much texture stuff I still had from 2009-2011. Not that there's anything wrong with texture stuff and I still wear some on occasion, mesh is my preferred clothing choices, and let's face it - anything from 2009 is pretty dated anyway! I am now under 79k, which is pretty darn good, I think! I didn't even stop to try things on. I just did a lot of deleting. Now the next big thing is to start getting into my furniture and decor folders. There are plenty of awesome items that I have that are old and still look good, but I know I have some old clunker items that can easily be tossed.

But, that's a project for another day. Now it's time for bed. :)

Monday, June 3, 2013

Day 227 - Oink Oink Oink

I've mentioned before that I have a pretty cool SL husband, right? Keep that in mind as I tell this story.

So The Arcade is happening and all, but after looking at the shopping guide, I decided there wasn't anything that I simply HAD TO HAVE all the items in a collection from. [Is that sentence grammatically correct? Probably not. Whatev.] I figured I'd just go to some yard sales, pick out a few things I liked, and that would be that. Most of what I liked wasn't a rare item, so I figured it would be fine.

The night before it officially opened, I got gifted with some of the parts of the Tres Blah set. Vanity table, dress form, all kinds of makeup. Well DAMN. It's all so cute, I must have it all. Including the rare makeup bag and the compact.

Oh no.

And then... THEN... I got one of the Ohmai piglets. PIGLETS, Y'ALL. In costumes! In teacups! That was that for me. I lost my mind and decided I needed all of them!! [Well, except for the originals. They're cute, but I needed piglets in costumes.] [Oh, but ask me again later if I end up getting the originals. The answer will probably be yes.]

Here lies the problem. I've been awfully crashy lately. I switched to the SL viewer from Firestorm because Firestorm runs ridiculously bloated on my computer and that did help some. But I think the main problem is my computer itself, and there's not a heck of a lot I can do about that right now. There was no way I'd be able to get into The Arcade and shop, even if I somehow managed to squeeze my way into the sim. Even going to the yard sales was pretty iffy. But I simply NEEDED all the pigs!!

Aldwyn, being pretty cool and quite willing to help me out, has been scouring yard sales and hitting The Arcade for me. He's gotten me almost all the piglets! AND the rare makeup bag and compact! That's a great guy who will go buy your makeup for you! LOL! This morning I woke up to presents on the tables. So happy!!

Day 227 - Oink Oink Oink

I am missing ONE piglet - the Princess Piglet. I cannot get it out of my head that my collection is not complete. It's so bad that yesterday as I was driving home, I saw a sign for a yard sale and actually, for a brief moment, wondered if they had pigs. Then it was that slap-yourself-on-the-forehead moment when you realize that you've probably just lost your mind.

But lost mind or not, I cannot rest until the Princess Piglet is mine. I just can't.

And also the Paris sculpture and the brown curio cabinet from Pilot.

And the Glam Affair skins 1 and 4.

And most of the Pink Fuel skins.

And the Cloud tent from Floorplan.

THEN I can rest.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Day 226 - So Kiki Cute!!

In my old SL age, I'm starting to not like going to big gacha events. I want what I want when I want it, you know? I love gacha, but the big events overwhelm me. However, I ADORE the yard sales that pop up when The Arcade starts!! Especially since there are always so many unbelievable designers that take part! I didn't know in advance that the Kiki doll from The Secret Store's gacha was actually an avatar. I thought it was just a doll and I wanted it for decoration. But omg, how cute am I now??

Day 226 - So Kiki Cute

I'm planning on running back in soon to check out more yard sales. I still need the makeup bag from Tres Blah, the Harry Porker and the Princess teacup piggies, and the Pink Fuel skins. And possibly more Glam Affair skins. Possibly.