Thursday, August 28, 2008

Why I Blog

There have been some posts asking "Why do you blog" or "What type of blogger are you?". Well, honestly I started blogging to be one of the cool kids! Shallow, I know, but true!

Actually, I always thought it would be cool to be a fashion blogger and get all that stuff for free. (Ok, so now you can add greedy to shallow as one of my character flaws.) However, I think there are more than enough fashion blogs out there and one more is really not needed.

So, I thought it would be a good way to get out some information about my favorite places and about the places that I worked at. At the time I worked in a 1920's Tea House that was always empty! I also worked at the Blue Fusion Jazz Club that for some reason was always dead on Tuesday nights. They were busy all the other nights of the week but on Tuesday nights it was like a ghost town there. Maybe, I needed to take a serious look at my hostessing skills....hmmmm??? (Ok, so now I am shallow, greedy and a sucky hostess).

However, probably the most important reason of all is that I just thought it would be fun. I was getting bored with SL and I thought it would be a good way to stay interested in it and meet some people. Guess what, I did meet some people that I really like hanging with even if just for a few minutes at a lucky chair, etc. Being part of Ali's group (I know you don't have to be a blogger) was one of the best things that happened to me in SL. I like going to a sale and running into someone there. I have run into Sai a few times at various sales. I really like it when we shout out letters in the chat or tell each other about sales and hunts and then we all mob the place!

Also, since I just love looking at my SL self and taking pics of my SL self (shallow, greedy, sucky hostessing skills and vain), I figured it would be a good place to post some pics. LOL!

So there you have it...why I blog! What type of blogger am I? I don't know??? I just do it...I don't think about it!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Random thought about GoGo

Have you ever noticed how GoGo of or looks the same no matter what skin she wears? I'm not saying that is a bad thing but somehow you can always tell it is her. Maybe it is her eyes which are very pretty and distinctive.

Monday, August 25, 2008

A Suggestion for the Hair Fair

I have a suggestion for future Hair Fairs and although it probably won't go over very well, it is just a thought and my two cents.

Instead of having it in one location with the WORST lag I have ever experienced in my SL life, why not just advertise which vendors are participating and then just have them set it up in their own shop. They can advertise in their own store which ones are for the Hair Fair with their 50% signs like the ones they have up in the Hair Fair.

When you advertise the vendors on the blogs, advertise the hairstyles at the same time.

I'm sure that would not be as exciting but I am not even sure if I am going to try and go back to purchase any of the hair that I bought demos for because of the lag. I just don't have the RL time anymore to spend a lot of time trying to move just a few steps in SL to buy hair.

Again, just my two cents!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Low Lag and Loving It!

I saw a challenge on the fashion feeds for your best low lag or low prim look and here is mine. This is some freebie metal skin that I picked up at one time that I like to use for events like the Hair Fair. I am naked and no one even cares! LOL!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hey There!

Hey there! Well, once again I will not be able to go to a Hump Day party. My Wednesday evenings are just too busy now with the kiddo and trying to get some time in at the gym. I do enjoy reading about them the next day though and seeing the pics.

I saw Dutch Touch has a new skin! Woo hoo! I will have to check that out this weekend. I am not looking foward to possibly emptying out my SL bank account for this purchase though. I really hate how expensive skins are! I know, I know nothing about making skins or anything in SL except for my little bench and bird house but $1000+ for a skin is just sooooo much!

Hey, did you see the owner of artilleri is back on line?

Anyway, have fun tonight and Happy Rez day Tymmerie!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Macabre!

Eva turned Bon and I on to this sick place with a lot of torture and death equipment. I will let the pics speak for themselves but WARNING the pictures may be disturbing to some! LOL!

Friday, August 15, 2008

How Honest is Giving in SL?

I was reading about the Hair Fair and I started to think how reputable are the charities in SL. Now I am not knocking any of these charities and I'm not trying to start any drama...let me make that clear!

However, if I wanted to donate money for cancer or animals, I would think it would be safer to do so in RL rather than some donation box or special event in SL. Because really, does anyone check up on the individuals who plan these events to make sure that the money does go to the appropriate charity? Does Linden Labs? I doub't it but I could be wrong.

Does anyone know anything about this or have any experience with charities in SL and if they are reputable or held accountable by someone or not?

New for Me in SL

Well, I haven't been doing much in SL lately. I have been too busy in RL. Usually, when I get on, I can only go somewhere to shop a bit and try on my outfit and then get off. I do try to work on my inventory a bit when I do get on.

There a lot of hunts going on this weekend that seem interesting but one thing I have learned about hunts is to wait to see what is posted on the freebie blogs to see if they are worth it or not. In the past, I would waste hours trying to fight the lag to get things that I would wind up deleting anyway. I already hit up the one at Velvet for the Zaara dress and that looked like the only thing that interested me. I may try to go to the Adam and Eve one.

Ooh, one store that I have really been getting into lately is Snatch. I love the freebies there and I have been there a couple of times when a lot of us are trying to get the Mob Vend down. Snatch is a very generous store with their gifts and sales.

I have been wondering what is going on with the owner of Artilleri? I know she had laptop problems back in June but I haven't heard or seen a peep out of her since. She hasn't participated in any of the Retrology celebrations or sent notices out to her group either.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Super Short Hair!

In RL and SL, I am usually drawn to long flowy hair but when I saw this hairstyle on the fashion blogs, I had to check it out. I was surprised that I really, really liked it! I could never pull it off in RL but in SL it is sooooo much easier to pull off these type of hairstyles with our perfect faces and bodies! LOL!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Top Five or Ten Things About Me

RL Things

1. I am going to steal this from Alicia but I am very punctual too! I am extremely anal about time. If I am not somewhere 15 minutes early, I feel late. I am constantly trying to figure out how long my tasks, chores or errands take so I can plan my day accordingly.

2. I have three tattoos in RL and if I had the guts I would look like Kat Von D from LA Ink in RL. The only difference is I would have more colorful tattoos.

3. I trap feral cats and get them fixed and bring them back home to feed them. It is called the Trap Neuter and Release program.

4. I am a homebody! I love my home! It is a safe and comfortable place for me to sanctuary.

5. I love Heavy Metal music! I may be in my 40s but I still love going to an old skool metal concert or even to concerts of some of the newer bands.

SL Things
1. I have lived in three different places in SL and I am back living in my original apt.

2. I have two AVs but I rarely use my other one.

3. When I first started playing SL, I used to sneak time on at work a lot! Yikes!

4. I wake up every morning and change my avatar's clothes before I go to work in RL. Sometimes, I think I care more about my AVs appearance then I do my own in RL.

5. I used to jump in and out of groups just to get the freebies. Of course, I think a lot of people do that or did that at one time. I don't do it anymore because there is not much out there that impresses me that much as far as freebies go.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Pancake Belt

I wore my pancake belt today around SL! Thanks Ali! If it was RL, I could use the pan as a weapon!