Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Opposite of What I Do

Adorkable Peadpod suggested a blog challenge on Plurk (Don't add me!)* a while back that involved blogging in a style opposite to the way you normally blog. 

I have no idea what the opposite of my blogging style would be. It has seriously taken me more than two weeks to think of anything at all. That level of procrastination is definitely not the opposite of my natural instincts. Phooey.

I could blog while dressed as a man, but I did that recently Blog as a tiny? Did it - as a piggy, so in a sense, I even have furry blogging covered. As a Fashionista? Did it.. As a Gorean? Sadly, I've done that before, too, and I do not wish to revisit that extremely poor decision. 

So, in the end I can only take an upside down picture and encourage you to wear facelights. Big bright ones. Wear a set of 10 or 12 lights even though only 6 lights can be rendered at a time. You look so pretty when my eyes are watering from the glare. You know how much I love facelights! 

*See what I did there?

I should also beg you not to give my poem a Kudo on the last day of the 'alleged' LL Love Me poetry contest. And by 'alleged', I mean I am not sure if LL remembers that it's holding a contest. . 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Fun! What's wrong with this picture?

This will be a fun game! First, you need to know that this picture was taken in the Downtown L.A. sim. Now,  tell me what's wrong with this picture! Just turn your computer over for the answer!

˙sǝʇɐʇs pǝʇıun ǝɥʇ uı ɹɐɔ ɐ ɹoɟ ǝpıs ƃuoɹʍ ǝɥʇ uo sı lǝǝɥʍ ƃuıɹǝǝʇs ǝɥʇ :ɹǝʍsuɐ

You've caught me on a day that I am fighting The Plague some sort of horrid illness in RL and therefore many things seem much more amusing than they would sans-cough medicine. Luckily, SL is chock full of places and things to find amusing no matter the state of your health or level of medicinal intake. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Does this barrel make me look fat?

How ironic is it that literally moments before The Lab is going to charge me $72 USD for another year of fun, that huge chunks of my inventory have gone missing. 

I happened to notice that my Party Items folder was missing when I went searching for beer for last Friday's blog picture. I keep kept all of my liquor in that folder, along with irreplaceable things like the party invitations I've made (including my crowning jewel: the Rat-vitation). It is was a huge folder full of amazing-ness.

Know what else is missing? My Lost & Found items folder. (Did I just blow your mind?) I only noticed the Lost & Found folder was missing when Chat Support asked me if the party folder was in there. Here are words you never want to hear from Support: "Wow. It's really, really bad to have a system folder go missing." Oh, I suppose you don't want to hear, "You are the father!" from them, either.

I've tried every inventory finding trick in the book including the really long shot method: filing a support ticket. But, so far, nothing has helped. 

What I am really trying to say here is that I hope none of you are letting Linden Lab babysit your children, watch your coat, save your place in line, or hold your earrings during a fist fight. They simply can't be trusted not to lose things. 

Well, I am off to restock - and then consume - my liquor supply. Meantime, if you want to help me feel better, you could go here and give my love poem a Kudo.  

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Most Interesting Avatar in the World

  • He can terraform... with his mind.
  • His support tickets actually get answered.
  • He has never needed to ask for a teleport.
  • Lindens get excited when they see him on the grid. (But, they are usually too shy to ask him for a teddy bear.)
  • When he is near, textures rez faster.
  • He always moves away from the landing point. 
  • When he asks you to hop on a pose ball with him, you need Real Life birth control. 
  • He never experiences lag.
  • When he buys mainland, all of the neighbors pick tasteful decor and coordinate their landscaping with his. 
  • He always buys $Lindens low and sells them high.
  • If you gave him a freenis, it would become an actual penis
  • No-fly zones have no power over him.
  • His offline messages never, ever cap.
    He is... the most interesting avatar on the grid.

    He doesn't always play computer games* but, when he does, he plays Second Life.

    "Stay logged in, my friends."

    *Or whatever the hey SL is. And pardon my cross-dressing.

    Monday, February 13, 2012

    I filled out that survey they sent.

    Just this past week, The Lab sent out a survey to Linden Home owners that they said was going to be used to "make the Premium offering even better!" (hahahahaha!)  So, I filled it out and whenever there was a box for write-in comments, I typed and typed until I could type no more. I'm full of ideas. We'll see if anything ever comes of it. 

    One of the multiple choice questions was "What do you do with your Premium Home?" They only had a few choices and I can only remember a couple of them - like using it as your primary home or using it as a place to open boxes. But, they totally missed my four favorite uses for my Linden Home, which are: 1) using it as the SL Bloggers Group headquarters, 2) RPing that my house has been robbed of all possessions (because it's almost empty with only 117 prims allowed - get it?), 3)  pretending it's a very low altitude skybox, and 4) standing inside while I fill out surveys.

    By the way, the mesh sweat shorts that I'm wearing in this picture taken out front of my Linden Home? They're from [IREN] and I got them at the Back to Black event that I blogged the other day. Tragically, just as I'd feared, there was no fatpack. Also, it's a good thing they're so comfy because I'm still stinging from the realization that I only fit into the large size. (I guess it's all the rich prim food I eat. Since it's all basically made of plywood, it's nothing but carbs.)  

    And I totally thought I would be the only person to blog the bear dress from Back to Black because, well, it's a dress with bears stuck to it. But I wasn't! Emerald Wynn also blogged it - which just confirms my excellent taste in bear dresses. She, however, had the good sense to cover her nipples.

    *I paid for the sweat shorts ($149L) - no review copies were harmed in the making of this post.

    Friday, February 10, 2012

    One Day of Lingerie

    Good gawd there are a lot of blog challenges going on in the SL community this month. I decided to do one day of one of them - the 'Twelve Days of Lingerie' challenge - and show off my vintage, Barbie Princess underoos. 

    I took this picture while I was getting ready for bed and demonstrating excellent avatar oral hygiene. Keeping your av's teeth healthy is more important than you realize: the only dentures I could find in SL were for throwing at people, not wearing:
    From the Wrigglesworth Residence

    But I digress. Back to underwear. I have sooooo much underwear in SL. So much, in fact, that after 4 1/2 years of shopping in SL, it takes something quite special or unique to get me to buy it. Luckily, I have an incredibly well organized inventory, so finding the exact pair of edible, low-lag, crotch-less, push-up thong that I need is a snap. I thought you might like to know the system I use to keep my unmentionable folders organized. Here it is:

    Have fun organizing your underwear folder this Valentine's Day... and if you have not already, you are encouraged (by me) to submit one of your own entries and/or vote up mine in the LL Love Notes poetry contest.

    Thursday, February 9, 2012

    My neck is warm, but other things are cold.

    See this outfit? One of the reasons I like it is because if you squint your eyes, it kind of looks like the scarf bears are doing inappropriate things. It's by Elemiah and it'll be available at the upcoming Back to Black event. 

    I took the picture at the event site. I was very fortunate to be able to take an early look at some of the items that'll be offered as part of the Back to Black event which opens at 4 PM SLT on Saturday, Feb. 11th. Rather than being a charity fundraising event, Back to Black is focused on raising awareness of mental health issues and resources.  It will be an information-palooza - with creators selling items themed around "words of hope and courage." 

    There are so many cute things that will be sold at this event. My shopping list for Back to Black includes some mesh sweat shorts, a yoga studio and a wish necklace. I'm crossing my fingers that the creators have fatpacks to purchase, because I was just at the Collabor88 event last night and had to buy the new Ingenue shoes one pair at a time! *dissolves into tears*

    How lazy am I that I get annoyed if I have to click the screen multiple times to buy all of the colors I want? Someone needs to organize an event to raise awareness of laziness someday. 

    *I did pay for the bear dress ($269) - although, since the vendor wasn't set for sale at the time I needed to take the photo, I used a review copy for the picture. 

    Monday, February 6, 2012


    The other day I logged in to find our fancy, new kitchen gone. There was nothing in its place other than some crumbs and a dusty Cheeto. That used to happen a lot on the last sim Jerremy and I lived on. Chairs and kitchen stoves and sinks just vanished without a trace. However, this time, I knew there was a potential fix.  

    If your mesh items disappear, try this:
    1. Go to Advanced>Show Debug Settings
    2. Type or paste MeshMaxConcurrentRequest into the dialog box that appears.
    3. Set MeshMaxConcurrentRequest to between 75 - 100. 
    4. Close the dialog box. 
    Voila! You should be able to see your mesh items again. (Sadly, this tip will not add a dishwasher to your fancy, new kitchen.)  
    Thanks go to Kat Terrawyng, who shared this tip on Plurk. (Add me!)

    Thursday, February 2, 2012


    In honor of February, the looming Valentine's Day holiday, and the fact that I just made up a brand new new meaning for a word (as far as I know), I'm going to share a poem that I wrote for my husband Jerremy. The word I made up a new meaning for  is 'cupidity' - and I have decided that it now means either doing stupid things for love or the state of being head-over-heals in love. 

    Here is my poem for Jerremy: 

    There was an avatar girl, quite genteel,
    who met an avatar guy with appeal.
    He rezzed in her yard
    She made him hard.
    And that led to true love, for real.

    I know! That's 31 words of pure romance right there. (It's just my cupidity showing.)

    By the way, I counted the words, because I just entered my poem into the 'Love Notes' contest that the Lab is holding. There's a 50 word limit. I'd already written the poem days before I heard about the contest on Plurk (Friend me! Friend the Lab!). I have no idea when the contest ends or even if there are any prizes, but apparently you can enter there yourself and browse the other entries and give kudos/star ratings to the ones you like. *cough* *cough* 


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