Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Update #733

I decided to show Jerremy exactly what I do in SL when he is not logged in. So, I took him to a shoe store. Of course, Jerremy knows that I do more than just shop. I go to Rez Day parties, too. 

I snapped the picture below at my friend Marlee's pajama-themed Rez Day Party this weekend. That's Marlee there in purple silk PJs with her back to the camera and dancing with her husband Silverthorn. And that's me in bunny slippers.  And on the bottom left? That's an SL photobomb.

I miss parties in SL! Since we just moved to a bigger parcel of land, it might be time to start planning a housewarming party. If we do, watch this space because you'll be invited, of course.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hunts Are Very Expensive

I now have definitive proof that prize hunts increase sales. Proof: I just spent $1,500 Lindens on a fatpack of chairs that I don't even need while doing The Nest's Easter egg hunt. 

Of course, I only bought them because they come with a set of matching mini-chairs. So, hmmm. I guess what I really have is proof that if you are a creator participating in a hunt and add miniature chairs to your products, you will increase your sales from me

I've written before about my RL collection of miniature chairs and how it has crossed over into SL. (My husband Jerremy even made me a set himself as a present for our first wedding anniversary.) I'm kind of excited with the state of my virtual collection at the moment. And yes, I realize that now, with mesh, nearly any item can be shrunken down to a teeny, tiny size. That takes some of the thrill out of collecting miniatures, but I still really dig finding chairs that are made tiny on purpose. 

In other news... How can I still be looking for eggs in this !&%$#@ hunt?? I checked and I am still missing two eggs: one from LAME and one from floorplan. I've been at this for what feels like years. At this point, I know The Nest sim better then I know my own home. Obviously, I am a terrible, terrible hunter and should stick to shopping. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

What? She's not my kid.

Hi there! I'm taking a break from Easter Egg hunting at The Nest and watching a baby wander around on the street unsupervised. 

While I wait to see if her parents/dingoes to come get her, I thought I'd do another meme from Strawberry Singh. This week she's proposed the Procrastination Meme.: 
  1. What is the rez date for your current SL Avatar that you use most often? Thinking back on how expensive it's been to kit out one avatar prevents me from ever doing it again. I only have one avatar - the terribly expensive Ms. Tymmerie Thorne-Darwin whose rez date of August 20, 2007 makes her a Leo just like me.  
  2. Where was the first place you made friends as a newb and got to know people in Second Life? It was some nude beach. sex club, or sandbox. I wish I was kidding, but I just wanted to find people and that's where I found them. 
  3. Where do you spend most of your SL time now? I spend my time everywhere. I don't like just hanging around at home. There's no use buying cute clothes in SL if no one will see them. Plus, I need stuff to write about on my blog and there are no babies wandering around loose at my house. 
  4. Who is your closest friend in Second Life? (only pick one) My husband Jerremy, of course! 
  5. What is your favorite thing in your inventory? (only pick one) Since I actually wear my wedding ring and it doesn't sit in my inventory, I won't pick that. And while I have a strong liking for our prim son, Blocky, he's not my favorite thing. I am going to just say everything. My entire inventory is a well-edited collection of the finest stuff on the grid. And it's all mine. 
  6. The last thing you purchased in Second Life? A fatpack of chairs. That I don't even need. (Explanatory blog post to come soon!)
  7. What color clothing does your avatar wear most often? If I had my druthers, I'd wear a lot more periwinkle. 
  8. Do you prefer to walk, run or fly? I prefer to fly. Always. What is the point of a virtual world where you can fly if you don't fly? That would be like buying the best mesh boobs in SL and then wearing turtlenecks all the time.  
  9. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done in SL? If I told you, I'd have to de-rez you. 
  10. Who would you like to play YOU, in the movie of your SLife? Me. I would play me. Why wouldn't I? I look and sound just like me.  

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Eggs in The Nest

After performing thorough searches of these elk, I must conclude that there are no Easter eggs hidden in/on them. Obviously, I'm running out of easy places to look. 

I've about given up on thinking of anywhere else I have not searched on this sim. In case you couldn't tell, I'm doing the Easter Egg Hunt at The NestLast night, I enlisted my husband Jerremy to help look. While he is a talented hunter (even finding the egg hidden in the ground under the water tower!), I still don't have all of the eggs. I'm missing several eggs from Organica, DIGS egg #1, floorplan egg #4, Cheeky Pea egg #2, and other assorted eggs filled with home decor delights. 

I hate to violate more woodland creatures, but I'm desperate to find them all and I see some deer over there with suspicious looks on their faces. Gotta run!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Meanwhile, at The Arcade...

ZOMG! Look! That blonde lady with no pants got two rares! I wonder if she'll sell them? I need to ask her which machine she got them from.

Anyhoo, as you can also see from the picture above, I finally got into The Arcade Gatcha (vending machine) event officially. (I had been shopping it by camming in from the next sim and by hitting yard sales.) Since I am a Prim Food Aficionado (It's true - check my SL Profile.), I've been quite sad at how stingy a certain gatcha machine is with giving out the Tee*fy rare cotton candy maker. I need it for parties. Desperately.   

This is the Sparkle Skye yard sale area. The table looks different now, though. I've added a few of the *BOOM* Nature's Crown headpieces after I took this picture. I know you want one ... or two.  
I still have a few extra items for sale at a yard sale hosted by Sparkle Skye Designs. I'll make deals if you want to buy/trade for things! The few rare items I had have already sold, though, so I have nothing fancy to trade. Maybe I'll trade someone an interview on my blog for a good item? Hey - that's worth something, maybe?*

*Yes, it is in fact worth something. Because, not only do I still have the highest monkey-to-post ratio of any other SL blog, I recently found out that I am on #10 on a list of the Top 10 Influential SL blogs

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

SLeven: A Meme

This photo has nothing to do with this post - I just liked that there are people in the background.
The other day on Plurk (Add me!), I was reminiscing about back when SL bloggers would do all sorts of fun writing memes. And then, to my utter delight, Strawberry Singh started a meme on her blog! I'm going to play along. So, here are my:

Seven SL Facts About Me!
SL Fact #1 - Whenever I override a no-fly zone, I scream, "Yea! Take that! Nobody puts Baby in a corner! Vive la Révolution!" And then I shoot a gun off into the air.

SL Fact #2 - I wish I had picked a simpler spelling for my name. I could have gone with Timory, maybe? But would people would think I'm a man because of the "Tim" at the beginning? Tymory? But then people would pronounce it like "time" instead of "Tim" and it's also letter Y overkill. Tymri? Tymuree? Tymurry?

SL Fact #3 - Just as Janice Dickinson never tires of reminding people that she was the world's first Supermodel, I never tire of telling people that I was once the Face of Lesbian SexGen.

SL Fact #4 - When I started SL, I used to always wear underwear, even though it wasn't really necessary with glitch pants and all that. And now that panties actually come in handy under mesh skirts? I keep forgetting to put any on.   

SL Fact #5 - I keep a copy of all my original shape numbers in a fireproof safe in my RL home. Because if a meteor hits the Earth and society falls into chaos, I want to be able to go back to my non-mesh-adjusted shape, for some reason.  

SL Fact #6 - I can't remember which is the original copy of our prim son Blocky. There are a few in there and I got mixed up taking him back into inventory. And I am kind of attached to them all, so deleting them is no longer an option. Please don't tell my husband Jerremy.

SL Fact #7 - I will never, ever get over the vote buying scandal from the 2007 Twelve Avatars Calendar Contest.    

Your turn! Do this on your blog (or any other social media account you like) and be sure to add a link to your post on Strawberry's blog post

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Adventures in Mesh

So, there was this blouse. A very pretty, cap sleeve, mesh blouse. A blouse I couldn't stop thinking about. Always the sensible person, I tried the demo. Ugh! the shoulders didn't fit quite right. (But ZOMG look at how good it makes my boobs look!) 
I decided not to buy it. But, I kept thinking about how cute it was. I went back to the store and stared at it again. Then, I stormed out of the store cursing under my breath (read: TPd back home angrily). I repeated this about 5 more times before succumbing and just buying the blouse and resolving to make it work no matter what I had to do to my shape. 
I fussed and fussed with my shape but ended up looking like I needed to be hooked up to an IV.:  
Although my boobs still look amazing, I don't look terribly healthy otherwise. And my spindly, little arms make my hands look like shovels in comparison.   
I gathered my courage and IMd the creator - I sheepishly explained that, despite having tried the demo and having troubles, I still went ahead and bought the blouse because I loved it so much. I asked her for a new alpha layer and she very graciously sent me a new one.

But alas, I still have issues. I am not sure what to adjust on my shape to make this blouse work. If you have ideas, please let me know. I'd truly appreciate it - because I really want to wear this blouse!

UPDATE: In the comments, blogger Luna Jubilee pointed me to a post she wrote in which she finds a fix to this issue with mesh shirts. I tried her tips and broadened my shoulders (very counter-intuitive) along with reducing my torso muscles and my issue is fixed! The tops fits perfectly and I still look like me! Thank you so much, Luna!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ram Tough

My husband Jerremy and I took a little day trip to the Grand Canyon.

Mostly, we went off-roading in an awesome looking Jeep. We would have preferred horseback riding, but we couldn't find a "horse dispenser." (Only in SL, amirite?) Jerremy drove but, although he is an excellent driver, driving any and all vehicles in SL is a miserable experience. We ran over a snake, hit a ram, and drove off of a cliff and landed in the Colorado River. More than once. 

The Grand Canyon is actually a very fun place - it's several sims worth of skiing, rafting, camping, rock climbing, bungee jumping, etc. We'll have to come back to do more when I am wearing more appropriate shoes.

They also had a little tourist shop here near the landing spot where they had some Grand Canyon Ranger outfits for sale, but I wish they had cute souvenirs to purchase. Heck, I wish most scenic places in SL had souvenir shops that sold things like collectible mugs, t-shirts, baseball caps, posters, key chains, tote bags, etc. 
This is the ram we hit. He's fine, though. We told him to just walk it off. And stay away from sim borders from now on. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

I need you to do me a favor...

Show yourselves, monkeys! 
I need you to do me a favor. Go to Erbeeren. Maybe bring a banana with you. Just stand there for a bit. Now, what do you hear?  

I went there last night. It's described in the Destination Guide as "...a hidden grove in a strawberry forest." I expected to find strawberry things, a few freebies, and lots of woodland creatures. What did I find? Monkeys. You heard me correctly: monkeys. Monkeys are not native to hidden groves in strawberry forests.   

Now, I didn't actually see the monkeys - but I heard them. They're out there. Perhaps all the glow here is providing them with camouflage. But, I know what I heard. 

As you know, for years, this SL blog has had the highest monkey-to-post ratio of any other SL blog**, so I like to think I am a bit of an expert on what they sound like. 

Please. Visit Erdbeeren. Listen for the chimps. And reassure me that I am not crazy.
I looked left. I looked right. I looked adorable.
**Exhibit A Exhibit BExhibit C, Exhibit D, Exhibit EExhibit FExhibit G, and now this post.  


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