Day 325 – Angry Bear Is Angry

Angry Bear and I were sitting around having a chat today. See, Angry Bear is angry because some people can’t mind their own business. Angry Bear thinks that sometimes, the battle is not yours to fight. Pick your battles, choose your wars. Not everything is your story.

Listen to Angry Bear.

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A battle that is not mine is the Last Stand of 2006 happening on the parcel next to Aldwyn’s place. As an island owner, I’m pretty relaxed as far as rules on Bluebonnet. We’re our own little place in the middle of the ocean and as long as no one is having issues, I’m pretty okay with however people want to decorate. My part is kind of country/shabby chic. Some go more modern, some go more forest, and then we have our two whimsical ladies on the other side of my place. We’re good this way.

But where Al has his land, it’s many sims connected for sailing and they have rules for how they can decorate. Buildings can’t be over a certain height, they need to stay in a certain color scheme, etc. And that’s cool, you know. It keeps the sims more cohesive as you’re sailing around. But his neighbors… well, either they can’t read, or they just don’t care, because if you’re sailing around, you’re slammed in the face with this:

Al's Neighbors

The other night we found a boat on top on the hill that separates their islands because the crazy people didn’t seem to realize that on sims connected for sailing, you need to NOT have your land set group access only. Or in their case, they want you to buy a pass to come in.

If you own land and have a covenant – check your renters to make sure they’re sticking to it, that’s all I can say.

Oh, and please don’t decorate your land like this unless you live far away from anyone else. It hurts eyes.

Pictures Pictures Pictures

I take a lot of pictures of my SL. Tons. TONS. If I’m somewhere, there’s a 95% chance that I’m snapping a picture. It’s that 5% that always gets me, though, because then I don’t take a picture of something I need. :-p But since I haven’t been blogging quite as much lately [and thank you so much to those of you who nudge me. LOL], I have 3 folders on my desktop of pictures to resize and post. But that’s a lot, guys. That’s a LOT.

But I did want to show some, so here’s some randomness over the past few weeks! And as chronological as I’d like to be, it’s probably not going to happen. Also, there’s a good chance I might have already shown a pic & have just forgotten. πŸ™‚

My hunt for Linden bears is still going on, and I’ve been getting a fabulous collection of not just Linden bears, but all kinds of bears! It’s AWESOME! I’ve got animated bears and sculpted bears and bears to hug and hold and run around with. I love love love it!!

So many bears!

The awesome Caitlain dropped this little cutie on me during the gridwide charity work going on for the Victoria bushfire relief. I loved him so much, I bought more and dropped on a few friends that I thought could use a hug.

Koala hug

Speaking of the bushfire relief fund, did you hear that with all the donations and all the money that the creators who so generously made items to sell for it, the total amount raised was over $12,000 AUD??? Why doesn’t THAT kind of news make it into the media? Oh, let some crazy nut try to kidnap her SL ex-boyfriend who dressed up like a lion and they’re all over it. Two people get divorced because one caught the other having cybersex in SL, and SL is the epitome of all that is wrong with the world. But thousands of people come together to donate time and talent and money to help, and there’s not a peep anywhere. Forget THAT.

All of my friends did their part with donating. Sophia and I ran around buying stuff for the relief. Here we are at Truth buying the Victoria hair.

Victoria hair

My one regret is that I didn’t buy the ring Ryker Beck designed for the relief before all the relief items were supposed to be taken down. But I don’t have a spare finger for it right now anyway, so I guess it’s ok. But it was a gorgeous ring.

But a gift you can probably still get if it’s in the subscribe-o-matic is this awesome sweater & skirt set by my friend QueenKellee Kuu of Royally. I ADORE this outfit and have worn it a lot more lately than any of my other clothes because I know that no matter what, if I put it on, I’ll be cute. Go to her store and sign up in the subscribe-o and get into the history to find it.

Royally Gift

And of course I’ve been butt-deep in hunt gifts. We need to have an inventory sorting party SOON because I blazed past 40k in my inventory and am *this* close to 41k. LOL It’s sad.

Luckily some things I’ve tried on, I could throw away immediately. Like…this.

MONSTER Red dress!

Of course, when I wasn’t hunting, I was shopping like mad. That pink sale that Armidi had was just heavenly for a girly girl like me.

Armidi load

I’ve been spending a lot of time out at Sacred lately, too. Sophia’s RL & SL husband, Skyhawke, is not just a fabulous photographer. He’s a pretty kickass DJ as well, and we go out there at least a couple of times a week to hear some music, dance, and talk until we start laughing and then can no longer speak because we’re crying too hard with laughter.

Cute at Sacred

I’m awesome at catching just the most crazy shots of my friends. Seriously, I have SO many pictures where they are in such weird positions. I usually save them for myself, but Sehra looks so boobalicious in this shot, I had to show it.

Sehra's boobs. LMAO

Speaking of Sehra, I caught this picture of her her and her boyfriend Bone dancing at one of our impromptu parties a few weeks ago and never posted it. It makes me laugh everytime I see it.

Bone & Sehra dance

Oh…I caught Sophia on a pole with this noobish guy, too. Then I stole his last $5L. Yes, that’s me back there in the purple dress with the green leggings. It was 80s night, ok?!

Sophia likes noob butt

One night at Sacred we were doing what we do and changing into all kinds of costumes when Sky played Blind Melon’s “No Rain” and we HAD to get into bee outfits. Except for Pumpkin, who was a flower. Naturally that required a photo. Sophia, Tristan and I are bees, and then menudo lovin’ Pumpkin is the flower. I love this picture and it’s my desktop wallpaper right now.

Buzz buzz!

I stumbled onto this picture of me and Brody [who yes, was Levi, for those of you who aren’t in my inner circle and weren’t told, or who don’t plurk, or who just didn’t guess. LOL] and it makes me laugh because I forgot taking it. We look like we’re waking up from a nap and he’s just having a really hard time getting up out of bed. But c’mon, look at the bed. It’s awesome and looks sooo comfortable!

Waking up

And last…Elle. Oh my dear little kitten. I’ve bought a lot of things in SL. I’ve spent a lot of money on hair and shoes and clothes and houses and skins and things to play with and ride on, but nothing compares to this little kitten. If I’d known just how much fun it would be for me to have a prim cat, I would have bought one the very moment they were released! I have always, in my RL, felt better when I have a cat, and I didn’t realize that’s what my SL was lacking.

Of course, a little part of me thinks, “What’s different between this and a prim baby?” But then I tell that voice to shut the hell up and I feed my cat.

Elle stretching

Valentine’s Fun

It’s late, very late, but I wanted to go ahead and blog while I still have a little caffeine buzz and since I’ll end up putting it off. This post will probably be more picture heavy than word heavy, but that’s never a bad thing.

I never make plans to do anything on Saturdays until the evening because my Saturdays are normally taken up by family things. But my poor mom caught the flu that my dad had last weekend, so she said I should stay home so I wouldn’t catch it. She’s always scared of any time I get sick. So since I was awake early, I decided to go over to the Isle of View and check out the Linden stuff. It was actually fun, even if it was very lagged out.

Garry Linden's kissing booth

Garry...moose? LOL

That’s Garry Linden’s “bear.” LOL Yeah, I don’t know either. But Garry was a very nice guy and his moose head thing is a welcome addition to the family.

I actually went out there again later on with Sophia and we met the cuuuuutest little Linden – Ekim Linden! OMG, his little av was just too cute for words. Sophia told him she wanted to bite him, and then she offered to partner him. He gave us hugs and we ran off before we scared him more. LOL

Meeting Ekim Linden

One of the best best best parts of my Valentine’s Day was that I got to spend time with Brody. πŸ™‚ We spent almost all afternoon together, which was awesome! He had left roses, balloons, and a card for me to find when I woke up. Yes, I was completely giggly and happy as only a girl can be. πŸ™‚ I moved them all into the office, which is where he found me when he logged in.

In the office

I know, isn’t he hot in that new tux? I couldn’t let him upstage me in the looks department, so I immediately got into a formal gown and we went down to the fiesta area to dance all afternoon. πŸ™‚

Valentine Dance

Getting those few hours with him just made my day. πŸ™‚ Thanks for spending the afternoon with me, baby.

After I had to go for dinner, I came back and threw on a crazy Valentine’s outfit. I don’t often dress too nutty, so it was kind of fun for me to run around with wings and this crazy curly hair. But then I started doing one of my new dances [more dances! I need more dances!!!] and I got an idea to go down and dance on the water. I thought the pics turned out pretty well. Not perfect, but they’re cute.

Water dance

Stretching

The rest of my evening was spent over at Sacred with Sophia, her husband Skyhawke, and the rest of the crew. Oh man… I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time! I was just crying over some of the things being said!

I probably also am *this* close to being kicked out of my brand new Snapzilla account because I kept sending pics. LOL!! I couldn’t help it, it was fun to do! You can check it out to see more pics of today, but it drives me up the WALL that they come out all low quality, so I don’t know how much I’ll actually end up sending pics in.

A few [clear] pics from tonight.

Sophia and me. This picture cracks me up because we’re in such goofy poses.

Sophia & me

DJ Skyhawke got ringed. I’d feel bad for him, but I totally don’t.

Ringed DJ

Sophia found an outfit in her inventory called Little Red Riding Ho. And well, of course she had to put it on. I’m not sure what Sky is doing in the corner.

Little Red Riding Ho

Yes…I’m the teacup. LOL! It was just getting late.

We were up just way too late.

I’m like a ringleader, I call the shots. Isn’t this outfit cute? It’s by Four Yip. I love it when I put it on, but I forget that I have it when I’m looking for something adorable.

Ringleader

And in addition to ALL of this, I got a bunch of bears from friends and readers. Thank you all so much! I just love bears and you all are awesome for thinking of me when you run across one!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s like I did!!

Nothing really…

Oh hi there. πŸ™‚

I know, I’ve been a terrible blogger lately. I still have a case of writers block which is making it impossible for me to really come up with anything interesting. Not that my other posts are oh so entertaining, but…yeah. :-p

So mostly I’ve just been hanging out.

Hanging out

I’m not bored with Second Life lately, but I find myself growing bored in SL. I am constantly trying to keep myself busy. Thankfully my wonderful group of friends are almost always willing to go out and do something, even if it’s just everyone getting together at someone’s land to dance by ourselves, but I feel bad relying on them so much. I know they’d tell me that is crazy talk, but that’s the way I feel. Especially since so many of them are getting guys to date, and I totally don’t want to be the reason they put off going to hang with their new guys. πŸ™‚

But I do adore them, and they drag me off the island even when I really am not in the mood to go anywhere. Like when they sent me 5 TPs to the opening of Prad’s new club before I finally said “Ok, I’ll go.” LOL It was fun because I was with my soopamoddles, but being there was horribly laggy. Even chimeras were taking For-Ev-Er to load up so we could dance without a 2 minute break in between each dance.

Club Opening

I don’t normally go to clubs in SL, but it is a nice looking one if you like that sort of thing.

If you haven’t heard yet, there’s going to be another crazy huge gridwide hunt starting up next week. I’ve been looking through the list of designers and marking which ones I actually plan on going to. But I do have a question. Why the HELL is Lasher’s Mountain being allowed to be in this hunt? They were in the Ghost Hunt and gave some freebie Business In A Box mess of an outfit and what has to be a ripped Minnu skin with a layer of purple lipstick on it. Seriously? Does everyone who puts in an application to get traffic to their place be in the hunt get approved? Shouldn’t there be some sort of judging? Hell, next time there’s a hunt, call me when the application process comes up. I’ll go to the stores who want to be in it and tell you if they’re good enough to be on the list.

But preparation for the hunt, I have been cleaning out my inventory. It’s disgraceful, but I still have unopened boxes of gifts from last year’s FashCon Day and valentine’s hunts. Pretty much just deleted all of that. If I haven’t used it in a year, probably not going to. But I think someone at Linden Lab is screwing around with me, because there is NO WAY that I actually picked up this dress thinking it was a good idea. I know they’re just throwing crazy stuff in my inventory now. Fess up!!

Cleaning

There’s no way I knew what I was getting when I got that. No. WAY.

Last – Yes, I’m still hunting down bears! I got another Linden bear today, but I haven’t gotten a picture with it yet. But another one of my readers gave me more bears! I only got a picture of one [so lazy lately] but look at this adorable biker bear!

Biker Bear

Soooo cute. I just sit around hugging my bears lately. They’re always good for a snuggle when I need one. Thank you, Heidi!!

Other than all that… mostly I’ve just been shopping too much. The girls and I are absolutely fascinated with little dresses lately. We are so ready for spring. LOL

I guess it’s time for RL stuff. I’ve been trying to get more exercise, which is dead easy now since we have gotten a new treadmill. I’ve lost 8 pounds this month already! Only 500 more to go! LOL!!

Oh, and since I haven’t done this in a while, this is the song that has been pounding in my brain since last night. I was watching Friends and it was the one where Phoebe gets married. This song was playing as she walked to the altar and now it won’t get out of my head! Thankfully it’s a good one! πŸ™‚