Staying connected, no matter where you are

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Every time I visit one of my youngest sisters, who lives further up the state from me, one of the things that I enjoy is her office set up.  She has two large computer screens, which is quite handy for her as she works with numbers and spreadsheets. I have my own little folder on her computer where I have SL stored and it’s always fun logging in from there as I get to feeling all techie.

I didn’t feel so smart when I accidentally re-textured all three screens when I was setting this up, even after putting a prim over each to prevent that from happening. From time to time I still make these mistakes.

Anyways, on to what I am showing today.  First, this new hair by eXxEsS called Coco, which is available at the main store. It’s materials ready and comes with a breeze version for that natural hair blowing in the wind effect.  The dress that I am wearing is by Zibska and its at the Secret Affair for a few more days.  It includes 5 standard sizes and fit mesh options for the following bodies: Venus/Isis/Freya/Maitreya/Physique/Hourglass/Eve Slim & Pulpy and Tonic Fine & Curvy. It also offers 12 colors via a color change HUD.

I am also showing the Dim Sum Panda & Chopsticks by Aphrodite Shops that is wearable and animated.  It’s available now at On9 also for a few more days as the event comes to an end. I’m wearing the panda version, but can be found also in a mouse, piggy and mixed version.

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Lastly, I want to mention this XChip SmartHUD and the exclusive social APP “Wink”, which is available at Uber for free.  According to the information that I received, the hud’s goal is to create a smart phone app feeling for a more fun user experience.  You can stay connected with friends through the integrated social network or follow them, post status updates and receive your friends updates in real-time, both on the web and in-world.  Plus many other features.. like meeting your soulmate or a new best friend with the wink app… so go grab yours for free at Uber and visit the website here for more information.

Credits:
*Hair: Coco by eXxEsS
*Dress: Pallas [Maitreya] by Zibska @ The Secret Affair
*WEARable Dim Sum Panda & Chopsticks by Aphrodite @ On9

*XChip Smart Hud & Exclusive Social App “Wink” by The [Den.] @ Uber

Scene:
Emmet Desk & Desktop Computer by DIGS {Modded/2 Desks used}
Nerd Haven – Tri Screen by .random.Matter. @ The Epiphany {Modded}
Leather notebook by Oyasumi
Nerites Wire Chair Metal by Scarlet Creative 
Tumbler / Busy by Brocante @ The Epiphany
Smart Phone by {what next}
Carried Away / Keys by [Commoner]

Pose:  Sit 014 by !bang {In-world store closed}

Days of yesterday

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It’s definitely summer here in my real world living in Florida.  The temperature is registering at 94°F even though it feels more like beyond 100°F, especially with humidity being at about 44% and relatively no wind to help.  If you’re experiencing the same summer heat here in Second Life, then BoOgErS is here to help with these cute playful summer stuff for the kids out now at Summerfest ’15.  The pool has some cute animations like the two shown here, of floating and doing the happy dance.

I remember these pools when I was a kid and we used a regular yawn sprinkler with the water hose to have the most amazing fun. Those were some good ole days. BoOgErS has also just introduced their first outfit, which part of it is the drawstring shorts in black with stars.  The rest of the outfit is a hoodie and you can find these in a couple of variations at Shiny Shabby.

Credits:
Sydney ~
Hair – [Love Soul] – Hair *115* Jet Black
Baby Swimmy-Shabby – *Baby Pie*
Arm Floaties 7 Whale Flippers {Whale Swimming Set} – Little Monsters

Little Friend ~
Hair – LeLutka – Seiko
*Shorts – BoOgErS – Drawstring Shorts Black & Stars @ Shiny Shabby

Scene:
*Octopus Sprinkler – BoOgErS @ Summerfest ’15
*Kites: Orange, Yellow & Blue Diamond Kites @ BoOgErS @ Summerfest ’15
*Baby Pool – BoOgErS @ Summerfest ’15
Tricycle – Tentacio @ Kustom9
New Washing Line – Spank Hellmann/County Living
Wringer Bench – Dutchie {past subscriber gift}
Hammock Breeze – [We’re CLOSED]
Shed/Unfinished Rare {past gacha} – Oyasumi
Laundry Detergent {past arcade gacha} – Oyasumi
Grass Field Green – [we’re CLOSED]
Orange Tree – Little Branch
Nanohana – *alirium*
Garden Tree 07 – Happy Mood
Rocks – 3D Trees {Re-textured}

*Review copy

Therapy.

“….Sometimes a butterfly will come to sit in your open palm, but if you close your hand, one way or the other, it –and its choice to be there are gone.” ~ Barbara Hambly

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Credits:
Hair – Tukinowaguma – Piia @ The Cosmopolitan Room
Top – Petite Morte – Mexican Embroidered Top @ Heat Wave
Shorts – Maitreya – Cut Off Jeans Shorts

Scene:
Shed/Unfinished Rare {past gacaha} – Oyasumi
Victoria’s Hideaway Willow Chaise, Floor Lantern, Dragonfly, Side Table & Therapy – Pixel Mode @ The Arcade
Itchy Grass [Brown] – *alirium*

Pose – Hand Kiss by Del May

Residential Room 143

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The [Den.] has released a new full mesh residential building that has a land impact of only 39.  I love these low prim homes as it leaves you with plenty of prims to decorate it.  This is a wide open model with plenty of space to decorate too! It is materials ready and has built in lighting with a sliding door and is copy and mod in case you wish to make any changes to suit your needs.

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You can find Room 143 at a 70% discount at the just opened new round of The Men’s Department.

See credits below for all the decor used.

Credits:
*Room 143 – The [Den.] @ The Men’s Department
Strandmon Couch Brown, Divider, Rug V1 & Industrial Light Black – Apt B
Plan Chest, Masculine Bar, Leather Moccasins, Books & Map, Coffee & Muffin – Apple Fall
Industrial Spring Stool – [Kunst]
Love Vintage Sign, Jesus is Lord, Unstrung Classical Guitar, Love Box Sign, Scientific Telescope,  Marquee Letter A & Cold Beer #2 – Seven Emporium
Manhold Hideout – Seven Emporium  **New**
Pommel Horse Bench {tinted} & Vintage Camera Light – Junk
Industrial Wood Holder – Oyasumi
Estate Norton Red Wine, Riesling Wine, Pioneer White Wine & Cynthiana Red Wine – Aphrodite Shops @ Multicultural Menu Event
Industrial Bottle Shelf – 22769-[bauwerk]
Apothecary Books & Shot Through The Heart – Floorplan & Willow
Alex Books – MudHoney
Book Cage – The Loft

*Review copy.

Sorting out life one load at a time.

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I had another long day where I did a long loop of travel from home to work to a meeting in another town an hour away then back to work to drop off the employee who was with me and then the 40 minute trek back home.  One of those days where I ended up not being able to have lunch until about 4 pm and by then sporting a headache.  Next time I make it to the grocery store I’m storing up on a box of beef jerky and dumping a few in my purse.

Then I have to get home only to have to do laundry in Second Life.  Just kidding! As if!  I think that the moment that SL begins to feel like work that’s when I know it’s really time to move on.

Credits:
Body – Maitreya – Lara V3.2
Skin – Lumae – Adore 5 Amber Bare
Hair – eXxEsS – Dennica
*Mesh Top & Shorts Applier – MoDANNA – [Infaillible Collection] Knotted T-Shirt Grandma & Acid Wash Shorts Khaki @ anyBODY {May 7-31st}

Scene:
*Apple Tree Dark & Orange Flowers {Field} – Little Branch @ 6th Republic
Country Bucket & Dryer, Washboard Shelf & Double Sink – Serenity Style @ The Chapter Four
Primavera in Toscana Stool, Laundry Rack – 8f8 {March 2015 Arcade}
Laundry Detergent – Oyasumi {March 2015 Arcade}
Wire Grass Green & Sweet Garden Grass 07 – Happy Mood
Mesh Mediterranean Cypress – Botanical
SACrE FrAnCaiS {truck on pallets} – Never Totally Dead

Pose: Wild Card A – Le Poppycock @ The Chapter Four

Shutter Field @ Home Show 2015

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The Home Show 2015 just started and will run until the end of the month.   You can find exclusive home and garden items available at this event.  I am showing a shower and bath set by Shutter Field.  The shower set includes the outdoor shower that has single and couple animations and a decor stool with soap and washcloth.   The rest of the items are from the bath set that also has single and couple animations in the bath and only single animations in the sink and the bath mat is texture change.  Shutter Field will offer each of these sets in various colors.

Have a great time shopping!

Scene:
*Shower Set – White – Shutter Field @ Home Show 2015
*Bath Set – Shutter Field @ Home Show 2015
Shed/Finished Rare – Oyasumi {Seasons Story July 2014 Gacha}
Shed/Unfinished Rare – Oyasumi {Seasons Story July 2014 Gacha}
Itchy Grass [Dark Green] & [Brown] – *alirium*
Titan [Old Gold] – *alirium*
Hermit [Green] – *alirium*
Dwarf Forest [Old Gold] – *alirium*
Pig – Just Animals 

*Review copy.

Broken lines of communication.

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“Sorry I’ve been a bad communicator lately. I’ve been busy being an awesome hermit.”

Credits:
Hair – Magika – Hush
Top – Drift – Benazzi Bustier
Skirt – {amiable} Flared CHeck Midi Skirt Yellow
Boots – Deco – Her Showdown Boots (buttercup)

Scene:
Telephone Poles – Oyasumi @ Kustom9
Pommel Horse Bench – Junk  @ The Men’s Department
Real Grass *Green Meadow* Mixed Poppy – Kidd Creation

Pose: Down & Out Set by Double Take

Love doesn’t know any distance.

 

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Neither is flirting and trying to hook up with total strangers over an app game.  Some days ago I mentioned that during one of my sleepless nights I found myself playing a game of words with total strangers, two in fact a male and a female.  Since that night the challenges have continued on and off as time permits.  I’ve won some and lost some and it keeps my brain active.

In the game “Words with Friends” there is an option for chat and can only be used if you’re in an active game.  Up until then no communication had occurred until this weekend the guy initiates a chat by messaging me that my next move better be a good one just before hitting me with a word that racked up his points.  This was all good until he starts to get a little more friendlier.

I’ll spare the details of the come on as it’s rather lame even to my own ears, especially when they have absolutely no knowledge if I’m married, single or whatever.  Politely I declined his offer quit the game and refused another challenge.

Maybe this is normal in this day and age?

Credits:
Hair – +elua+ – Hollis1 @ The Chapter Four
Dress – Ronsem – Long Hoodie Tartan @ Creators Collection Box
Scarf – Shakeup! – Plaid Scarf [03] @ The Showroom
Boots – Just Design – LouLou Black @ FaMESHed

Scene:
Delilah Curtain – [ARIA] {Part of the Delilah Living Set}
Woodcutter Corner Heart Wreath – Cheeky Pea @ The Men’s Department
Pulley Light Espresso – Tarte
Round Woven Rug – Pilot
Painted Globe/Love – Vespertine
Dentist Table – Oyasumi
Simple Light – Oyasumi
Old Rose Bouquet Pink – [RH] Design House {Creators Collection Box Group Gift}
Glass Vase – ASO {Creators Collection Box Group Gift}
Industrial Shoe Rack – Oyasumi {House Hunt}
Valentine Tray – Dust Bunny & Windsong @ The Chapter Four
Love Sign – Sway’s
Sweetmallow Hot Chocolate – +Half-Deer+
Books – Apple Fall
Old Books – Gumi’s Flower Shop
Pop Choco – [i Home] {Creators Collection Box Group Gift}
Wing Loveseat Heart – Striped Mocha {House Hunt}

Temporal state of mind.

“I wanted to write down exactly what I felt, but somehow
the paper stayed empty and I could have not described it any better.”
~ wtm ~

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I’m not totally empty.  There is still a bit of common sense left in me, even if I am more than slightly cranky today and hitting a stage of becoming numb to certain situations.  Several days of sleepless nights can be partly to blame.  Of course it would happen that I can’t fall sleep until about 5:30 a.m. the next morning on the day that I need to be at my optimum level to function for an important meeting.  I can’t even say the meeting itself is what kept me awake.  It annoys me further just to think about that too.  I will just count myself lucky that I wasn’t yawning during any part of it even if parts of it were cause enough to yawn.
Thanks to the complete stranger who kept me company by initiating a game of words with friends.   I haven’t played that in ages, and never with a total stranger.  Though the ding for a match couldn’t have come at a better time.
Happy Wednesday!
Credits:
Hair – Whatz – Aurora Red @ 25L Tuesday
Dress – Peqe – Elwen Pink @ Fantasy Collective
Scene:
Shed/Unfinished Rare – Oyasumi
Itchy & Puffy Grass – *alirium*
Pose: Daggers Male by Del May

Winter Home Retreat

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I hope everyone had a fantastic time bringing in the New Year and hopefully still enjoying some down time.   Mine was great and I have a few more days before having to haul myself back to work and everything once again returns to a bit of normalcy.  Even though the Christmas holiday is pretty much over the winter months are not gone and what a perfect way to settle down here in your Second Life then perhaps getting away to a comfy little retreat home, which I am featuring today.

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This is a lovely open space 15 x 15 mesh home made by The [Den.] with a land impact of 35 that comes with a built in fireplace and chandelier.  It is now available for purchase at this month’s round of Uber where you’re bound to find some other fabulous stuff.

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My first two pictures show it as I envisioned it decorated for myself though with this big of space the possibilities are endless.  The last two pictures are just two close ups showing the building by itself.

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Credits:

*North Woods Retreat – The [Den.] @ Uber
Foundry Hammock – Scarlet Creative
Winter Larch Trees – 3D Trees
Snow Drifts – Skye Studio
Deer – Hannah Kozlowski
Rustic Water Pump & Bucket – Dysfunctional Designs
Victorian Snow Plow – Pilot
Snowy Logs – Hideki
Sledge/Natural – Vespertine {Dec 2014 Arcade}
Sled with Logs – Pixel Mode
Lumberjack’s Table – Dustbunny {Dec 2014 Arcade}
Drafting Table – Vespertine {Dec 2014 Arcade}
The Winter Gacha 6 – Haikei @ Kustom9
Static Squirrels with Nuts & Sounds – Sweet Revolutions
*Ophelia Sofa & Armchair – [ARIA] @ Uber
Firewood Holder – Junk
NOEL: Feather Table/ Cocoa – {anc} @ The Liaison Collaborative
NOEL: Tears Tree/ RARE – {anc} @ The Liaison Collaborative
Winter Rustic Chalkboard – [][]bh[][]/Beach Street @ Liaison Collaborative
Monogram Window Art D, & A – [Commoner] {Dec 2014 Arcade}
The Winter Cabin Gacha 4 – Haikei @ Kustom9
Lumberjack’s Axe – Dustbunny @ No21
Teapot Wind Chimes – Dustbunny @ No21
Animal Rug – Junk
The Winter Gacha 2 – Haikei @ Kustom9
Vintage Frames – Dustbunny @ No21
NOEL: Frilled Furrug Cocoa – {anc} @ The Liaison Collaborative
The Winter Gacha 8 – Haikei @ Kustom9
Cookie Box – Oyasumi
Twingle Twigs – Dustbunny {Dec 2014 Arcade}
Desk Clock – Pixel Mode {Dec 2014 Arcade}
Crane in a Bottle Yellow – Attic @ Kustom9
Fireside Chairs Throw Dark – Junk
Winter Bulbs – Dustbunny – {Dec 2014 Arcade}
Traveler’s Table – Dustbunny @ No21*Review copies.

++Edited to include name of creator in post and error in events.  My apologies!