Strollin’

Happy 4th to those celebrating! Today I opted out of the annual boat ride with a bunch of loud half drunk people I barely know, celebrating independence from their jobs for one day, and opted for lounging on a shady porch in my comfies. I hadn’t planned on taking a picture but this outfit was just too cute. Actually, I was already wearing it when Truth dropped the latest VIP style on us and it’s a perfect match.

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[hair] Truth – Gwen (NEW VIP group style)
[top] !APHORISM! Joonie Top (@ FaMESHed)
[skirt] !APHORISM! Joonie Maxi Skirt (@ FaMESHed)
[bag] =Zenith=Spring Picnic Rattan Basket A (Cream)
[glasses] Cae :: Sylvia :: Sunglasses
[rings] **RE** Dragon Rings, Bracelets & Claws (@ FaMESHed)
[bracelets] *AvaWay* KEEP TIME Bracelets & Rings Set (@ FaMESHed)
[earrings] Zaara : Varsha jhumka earrings
[arm chains] Zaara : Raksha arm-chain (maitreya)
[head] Catwa – Catya
[body] Maitreya
[shape] my own
[pose] A&RPoses standing1-1

Taken @ Baja Sands

 

 

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decor (left to right):
.peaches. le petit chariot – vintage sign
.peaches. le petit chariot – blue
.peaches. Let’s Play! Water Balloon Fight – Water Balloon Giver (NEW @ Summerfest)
KITE – Russian Blues – Treats COMMON
.peaches. Anchors Aweigh Beach Chair
.peaches. Let’s Play! Water Balloon Fight – Hose /w Balloons (NEW @ Summerfest)
.peaches. Let’s Play! Water Balloon Fight – War Zone Sign (NEW @ Summerfest)
SAYO – Palm Trees
NOMAD // Beach Huts // Blue

wearing:
[hair] Truth – Jamie (NEW @ the main store and marketplace)
[top] Tres Blah – Cabana Cami (NEW @ Uber) main sim :: cam sim
[shorts] Tres Blah – Liberty Denim Shorts (NEW @ Summerfest)
[rings] Absolut Vendetta –Juno Bento Rings
[head] Catwa – Catya
[body] Maitreya
[skin] League – Sadie
[shape] my own

[pose] Sari-Sari – snow heart06 (bento)

2018 Second Life Yearbook Challenge

This morning for her 11th rez day, Strawberry Singh did a live stream in which she answered questions posed by her readers and it got me to thinking of all the wonderful things I’ve learned since joining Second Life. Like Berry, my experiences in Second Life have changed me in positive ways I never expected. It’s given me a platform to put myself out there creatively, which I was always afraid of doing in real life. Now I know I’m capable of being artistic and sharing my creations and won’t die from rejection.

In her video and blog post, she also gave us a Second Life Yearbook Challenge. This is my second year doing it. I love her challenges because they tend to get me back on track and also force me to write a bit, which is something my blog has been missing since I started officially blogging for stores last year. You can check out my photo from last year’s Yearbook Challenge here.

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[hair] Truth – Panny – Multitone 1 Hud (@ Uber 4/25 – 5/22 round)
[jacket and top] COCO – Crop Biker Jacket + White Bra Top (@ Uber 4/25 – 5/22 round)
[glasses] Cae – Sylvia Glasses
[necklace] Real EvilNoelle Necklace
[facial piercings] PUNCH Diamond Nose Stud, .08 [ kunst ] – Septum #2 / gold
[earrings] MANDALA Steking ears
[head] Catwa – Catya
[skin] Insol – Nika – Peach
[eyes] Euphoric – Nora Makeup Series (February Powder Pack)
[beauty marks] League – Moles/Beauty Marks Applier
[shape] my own

take the plunge

A couple weeks ago I attended a live presentation at BVN with the focus being on collaborating with others. During the presentation, it was announced they’d be offering a challenge for bloggers to sign up to be paired with a fellow blogger for collaboration. I signed up and was paired with Kurimu Kuma. She has a very sweet style and look to her avi and her personality reflected that. She was also very patient with my constant scene tweaking and the fact that I kept getting distracted with customers AND the fact that I called on her at a moment’s notice because I had to reschedule our original time. This was the fourth person I’ve collaborated with and I think I’m starting to fear it less and appreciate it more for the challenge and for connecting me with people I might not otherwise have met. I’m really happy with the way the whole thing turned out.

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my credits:
[hair] TruthHeloisa
[swimsuit] ChicModa – Debbie Swimsuit
[head] Catwa – Catya
[body] Maitreya
[skin] League – Ella
[shape] my own

decor:
IE -Summertime Fun (dock)
[Merak] – Sandwich Tray
Tres Blah – Summer Fete – Open Grill RARE
{what next} Sunflowers Bicycle Decor
flying hat – Truth (Taren hat)
dust bunny . shade umbrella
TDC – Adult Beach towel 1 – Multitexture (PG)
Apple Fall – Open Book
dust bunny . flip flops
Paradise Homes – Lifeguard tower 
[ keke ] beach sign
Skye Zingiberaceae (from Tropical Plants Pack #2)
Skye Bamboo Palm (from Tropical Plants Pack #2)
Skye Wild Grass Type 4 dry (from Wild Grass Collection)

poses built into the dock

Click over to Kuma’s blog post for her credits. She also has a super cute YouTube channel.

Uber Lazy

More Uber goodness! Also, the Parker hair from last round has made it into the main store.

Uber main sim
Uber cam sim

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[hair] Truth – L&B Parker 
[top] BM Baby Tees Basics Maitreya Applier
[vest] BUENO – Gemma Jacket (NEW @ Uber)
[shorts] Coco – Ripped Hem Shorts (NEW @ Uber)
[shoes] L&B – Swear Lexi Engineer Boots
[cig] DON REGINALDO CIGARETTE 5.0 – B80 (R Hand)
[head] Catwa – Catya
[body] Maitreya
[skin] League – Sadie
[shape] my own
[pose] oOo – shoes!e no. 7 low (right leg lowered to fit)

Peaches – Gettin’ Kicks Fridge – REG and VOD (NEW @ Uber)
[backdrop and other decor] DRD – Roady’s Biker Bar – Full Rez (NEW @ Uber)

Tunnel Vision

“There is a particularly unattractive and discouraging common affliction called tunnel vision, which, for all the misery it causes, ought to top the job list at the World Health Organization. Tunnel vision is a disease in which perception is restricted by ignorance and distorted by vested interest. Tunnel vision is caused by an optic fungus that multiplies when the brain is less energetic than the ego….”
-Tom Robbins; Still Life With Woodpecker

The quote above was written nearly two decades before social media gave anyone with an internet connection a platform to project the lowest depths of their insecurities and personal disappointments onto the masses, yet it couldn’t be more fitting. In my world, it takes the form of discouraging statements about the hard work of others. It perverts a tool designed to keep us connected and informed into something which divides us and tears us down. At the same time however, it’s being used to inspire and motivate. I guess it’s all a matter of what we choose to read and engage in, which is a lot easier said than done….

Speaking of hard work, the designers at Uber went all out this round on the bikers theme. You can check out the gallery here.

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[hair] Truth – Panny (NEW @ Uber)
[jacket] L&B – Swear Bella Leather Jacket (NEW @ Uber)
[shorts] Neve – Shameless (NEW @ Uber)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa – Catya
[shape] my own
[pose] AP – Blegrad 3

DRD – Roady’s Biker Bar – Building – Full Rez PG (NEW @ Uber)

Dazzling Blue

….and we’ll build a wall that nothing can break through and dream our dreams of dazzling blue

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WEARING
[hair] Truth – Lela (NEW @ the main store AND MP)
[dress] ChicModa – Savannah (COMING TO N21 @ NOON on APRIL 21ST)
[shoes] Rebel Hope – Amanda Heels (50% OFF DURING STORE-WIDE SALE UNTIL 4/20!)
[tat] Izzie’s – Metallic Lunar Tattoo
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa – Catya
[skin] League – Sadie
[shape] my own

[pose] Manifeste – Model_835

DECOR (left to right)
hive // pink caladium plant (NEW @ Bloom)
Apple Fall – Fairfax Chair – Cream
hive // pink caladium plant (NEW @ Bloom)
hive // bird of paradise plant v2 (NEW @ Bloom)
hive // kentia palm plant (NEW @ Bloom)
hive // bird of paradise plant v1 (NEW @ Bloom)
Apple Fall – Fairfax Chair – Cream

[STUD INC.] – Cubic Backdrop