Friday, July 31, 2009

Party Pic Extravaganza - Part 1?

This is the party as seen from above. You can see the parking lot right over...there on the left.

Yowza! It was a great anniversary party last night! But, I accidentally left the "show interface in snaphots" button checked and my pictures are a mess now! I will try to see what was salvagable but I do not know - the chat window and everything obscures all of the good stuff! That is the SL equivalent of leaving the lens cap on the camera, I think! All of the pictures in this post were taken by Jerremy. If I can do anything with the ones I took I will do a second post with them. I will also give you a quick tour of Ghambt Community Center later.

We held the party in the gymnasium. We spent all afternoon twisting crepe paper streamers together to decorate. I think it came out nicely. I heart my dress and matching gloves, by the way.

Jerremy is wearing a vintage rhinestone encrusted tux and, ummmm....vintage hair, too.

This vision in purple is our lovely DJ and friend, Alicia Chenaux. Her puff sleeves could not be tamed. Noelyci Ingmann kept a watch on the ice sculpture swans on the buffet table.

Uber-couple Night Singh and Margo Sciarri looked so sharp! Margo shows off her 'Creamsicle Ambrosia" dress.

This is Sophia Harlow and her RL husband, Skyhawke Sodwind, dancing up a storm.

This is me, feeling so pretty, as I dance on the half-court line.

Marnix Malifozik removed his jacket so he could really move!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sit down and be HAPPY!

Hi! it is time for a Thursday Happy from me! And what a great day it will be, too!

Today is our anniversary party! Jerremy and I celebrated our anniversary properly and romantically on the actual day -- July 26th. We danced on the beach and then he gave me my gift. The way he gave me my gift was awesome. He had me do a scavenger hunt with clues that took me back and forth between our home sim and Starting Point. My present was hidden on the roof of our house.

What was my present? Well, it is my Happy for today!
Miniature chairs!

Jerremy made me a little collection of them!
This seems odd until I tell you that my typist collects miniature chairs in RL. I adore them and think they are the cutest things ever. I am going to add to my in-world collection at every opportunity. My typist has been collecting them for years and has some from all over the world in all shapes and sizes. I am thrilled that I get to take the hobby in-world, too.

I had been slipping Jerremy some small gifts earlier. The bigger things I got him? I made the mistake of wrapping them in boxes. It will take us days...perhaps weeks to locate them in Jerremy's crazy inventory folder.

Anyhoo, if you would like to drop by the party you are more than welcome! I would love to see you there! Here are the details:

What: Jerremy and Tymmerie's Anniversary party!!! With Alicia Chenaux DJing!
Where: Ghambt Community Center basketball gymnasium
When: TODAY, 8-10 PM SLT
Theme: "Endless Reception"
Attire (optional): Bad Bridesmaid/Terrible Tux

I hope you have as great of a day as I know I will!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Special day today...

Here I am lounging on my couch. Thinking. Thinking that I have been a naughty blogger lately. I have several posts in the works, but just have not gotten around to finishing them. They need some bang, some pizzazz. I have been relying on pictures too heavily lately.

But I am also lying here thinking about what a special day today is. Today is my wedding
anniversary. My wonderful husband, Jerremy Darwin, wished me a Happy Anniversary Eve last night and we will so something special later today. I think I'll be smiling all day long. Since it is our anniversary, this post needs a picture of the two of us. One that you people have not seen yet. This was taken at the wedding reception of friends of ours - Night Singh and Margo Sciarri. (Night and Margo gave us the sex toaster.) But this photo is from over a year ago. Hmmmmm. We really do need to take some more recent pictures of ourselves. (Honey - if you are reading this, we need to take some pictures of ourselves.)

We've been planning our anniversary party for a couple of weeks now. it is kind of amusing to us how when one of us gets an idea it inspires the other and then the other gets inspired and back and forth until we have a monster sized idea that we are just giddy about. And a bit crazed. There are details of our party plans and decor that will go completely unnoticed by anyone but us, but that we think are hilarious.

I made our invitation. I didn't think I could make something I would like, but it's not half bad, if I do say so myself. I was aiming for something more kitschy, however my building/design skills are limited. Here is a picture of it:

Here is the party set up (I told you; Jerremy and I get carried away.): On July 26th 2008, Jerremy and I left the reception to start our honeymoon. But - gasp! - the guests at the reception never left! They have been eating and dancing for a whole year! So, the anniversary party will revisit the reception! Now, Jerremy and I have been half-joking that we are on a year-long honeymoon (I say half because it is true - this year has been one long honeymoon.). So the invitation is the door to a honeymoon suite. But look closely at the newspaper, The Ghambt Sim Gazette, on the room service tray outside of the door:

Oops - let me get a closer view for you:

(You can make our own newspaper here.)

Yes!! The media have gotten wind of the "Endless Reception"!!!!

Now, originally we had what I think of as a very elegant wedding with a tasteful reception in our garden courtyard. But Jerremy and I got talking about family weddings and we decided to set the party in a reception held in a gymnasium at a community center. So, this is a bit more true to life. And yes, my typist has actually helped decorate for family weddings where tissue paper streamers were strung between basketball nets. I'll save pictures of the inside for later this week since we are still building and decorating.

I hope you all have as good of a day as I plan to! TTYL!

P.S. to Jerremy: HONEY!! I love you!! Happy Anniversary! This year has been wonderful - and the best is yet to come!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

We will not be taking Junior to Drowsy...

If Jerremy and I ever had prim children I don't think we would ever take them to the Drowsy sim -- even though it has a lovely playground. It just seems too dangerous. And I just know Jerremy and I would be terribly overprotective prim parents.

Why, even the rusty slide and unstable swing set seem unsafe.

I am not sure what we would tell the school system if a sea monster ate Junior.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

My Thursday Happy - Primtacular!

Photo by Jerremy Darwin.

Hidee ho! it is time for my bi-weekly Thursday Happy post. To tell you the truth, I have already gotten a lot of the low hanging fruit out of the way - but this challenges me to really look for the hidden gems in SLife, I think.

I thought I might write about SL weddings as a Thursday Happy. But while I do find them quite enjoyable, I thought I would save writing anything wedding-related until closer to Jerremy's and my first anniversary. (I know! It has almost been a year!)

So, other things that I thought of that makes me happy are ....OODLES OF PRIMS!

Jerremy, who if you recall is a total prim whore, has not quite rubbed off on me completely. He does not even look at prims. Even though we have a good chunk of available prims on our land, I still do things like check prims on furniture and buy the chair with 7 prims over a chair with 9. It is terribly comforting and exciting to me that we have a healthy cushion. It is the same kind of excitement as when I used to get a brand new box of crayons as a child.

Prims represent so much potential.
They can be a beautiful sky box. They can be a giant prim feast. They can be spectacular party decorations. Prims can be a fabulous surprise (to me) interactive art installation like the one in these pictures of our explorations of Black Swan. And we have the magical powers to transform them ourselves.

That is why, to me, a simple prim cube represents the beauty of our Second Lives - we can be and do nearly anything we imagine with a little effort.

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Zindra is a dangerous place...

Ahem. This is a horrible accident waiting to happen - a dangerously sloped road, a sudden stop and a not-so-innocent pedestrian lured to an untimely end by a park bench. Welcome to Zindra. Or as I am starting to call it - "The Continent of Death."

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Dog Days of SLummer

A dog park!!! OMG! This was such a fun find!

Jerremy and I have been doing a lot of exploration lately. We found this really adorable dog park! They don't sell anything there, but you can get a landmark there that will take you to a shop where you can buy the dogs. The park made us consider getting a virtual dog of our own - we may do this as a joint birthday present for each other since our b-days are just a few weeks apart. I am not sure
if we are ready for the responsibility, though.

God help us if we ever stumble upon a Prim Baby or Chicken Park. We are suckers for cute.

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Get some Zindra for yourself!

Have you been over to the new adult continent and found yourself admiring all of the glowy builds? Have you thought to yourself, "Wow, how can I get some of those for myself? I can't afford to hire a Mole."

Well, you are in SLuck! I stumbled upon some free items in Mosh today. (Tourism campaign slogan: Mosh: Zindra's 'Special Place'). It seems that the Lindens are giving away copies of the buildings and textures used to build out Zindra. That weird armadillo shaped building? Yours! Those odd horse shaped lawn sculptures? Yours! Just click on the display behind me and buy the prefabs for the low, low price of $0L.

Actually, a few of them are quite nice so, in all seriousness, it is worth checking out. Just land in Mosh, walk into the breezeway in the building there on the ground level and you will see this display on the wall next to the entryway arches that lead into the main part of town. The SLURLS I have linked to should land you right in front of the display, though. It is Mosh (115, 69, 30), in case you have trouble landing there. Let me know if you have trouble finding them - I will come help if I can.

Follow the red arrows in the picture to the ground level breezeway (don't go up to the second level!). The free items are on the wall where I have drawn a circle.

And yes, I am wearing my Zindra Approved! 4th of July clothing. Do as the Romans do, as they say.

Happy Independence Day to all Americans and happy Saturday to the world!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Shall we play a game?

Did you get the classic 80's reference in the title?

I *thought* I would have trouble thinking of something for this week's Thursday Happy post...until I realized that it has been under my nose all of this time!
My Thursday Happy within the game!!

The first game within the game that I got involved in was Primtionary - an in-world version of Pictionary in which you build clues for the audience to guess. When I was first introduced to this, I was just learning to build and torture prims and it was so much fun and great practice. Primtionary is a great date activity, IMHO.

Just this past week, Jerremy and I have played two other games - an alien hunt at the SL birthday celebration and we visited the Giant Climbable Beanstalk!!

If you are not aware, the Giant Climbable Beanstalk is the first resident created content in Second Life and it is still around. It is a game in which you have to hop and jump from leaf to leaf in an attempt to reach the top. No flying allowed! Jerremy and I spent the evening trying to summit the fairy tale fungus. We had a blast! And we got to nurse each other's injuries afterward. There is actually a prize for reaching the top - you can click on the sign that is in the picture above to get a note card with details. (Many thanks to Noelyci Ingmann who told me that the beanstalk was still around!) Jerremy managed to get as high as we could tell you could get. I only got up to about 45 meters - but I think I would have done better if I could figure out how to use my arrow keys to move (I use my mouse to move.) The beanstalk is a great date activity, too - but only if a) you do not care to talk to your date or b) you are using voice.

Now, I have to tell you what else I did this week. I tried to take a picture by a volcano.

Does this volcano make my butt look big?

This activity could be a game also, I suppose - a game I'd call "Racing Death." You see, the volcano I visited is on a damage enabled sim. While I was perched at the edge trying to get a photo, I would watch as my health dropped lower and lower. Then, just as it got to single digits, I would panic and scramble to teleport somewhere else before I went toward the light.
Note that this would not make a good date activity.

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