Posted in bitch for no reason, bored, friends, fun, hair, LOL, opinion, sale, shopping

A bit of a catty post. A bit. :-p

So Sophia and I finished up our 5 Day No Shopping Except Freebies, Dollarbies, Group Gifts, and Lucky Chairs Challenge. It’s Saturday in Australia. Don’t judge. :-p

We ran over to Truth to hit up the sale and ick. LOL There was so much bad fashion and crazy people, I didn’t know what to think. We even got kind of surrounded by this!

We need to run.

Alicia Chenaux: omg, this is going to be a whole wtfug post. bling blanging at truth.
Sophia Harlow: it is unreal
Sophia Harlow: i think you are a fug magnet
Sophia Harlow: ive never seen anything like this

I should have put that guy in WTFug, but that would have been too easy. LOL Plus I didn’t get a very good picture of him because I was blinded by his partner’s bling.

Oh, also this random guy kept going away. I don’t know who he was, but it really bugs me when people go Away in stores because I feel like if they can’t be bothered to stay there long enough to shop and leave and free up a spot for someone else, especially during a sale, then they need to just NOT be there. Log out or something.

Alicia Chenaux: there. i finally pushed that guy’s head into the wall. that’s what he gets for going away so much.
Sophia Harlow: omg go stand next to him and take a picture

LMAO

After all the fun at Truth, we went our separate ways and I hopped around the grid picking up things that I saw this week and wanted and couldn’t buy. I got the cutest shirt that I really should have taken a picture of, but I’m sure I will at some point because I love it. While I was hopping around, we got into a discussion about the new Ingrid shoes from Stiletto Moody. Personally, I’ve yet to see anyone in world who has the fake foot the same color as their skin on the first BARE shoes that came out. I saw a blog post earlier on the new Ingrid ones and the SHOES themselves are just wonderful. Probably because they’re “inspired” by a Gucci heel. [See what I did there?] If these shoes were available without the freaky foot, I’d probably buy them, a sentiment shared by many of my friends. But looking at them on the stand, in just a plain Daylight setting….

Uh....no.

Uh. Not hardly.

I’m NOT paying $2199L for a wrinkled ankle with a big seam line. No no no.

And what’s up with the no demo thing still? SM is over a year old, right? Hello? I wouldn’t even buy $50L hairs today without demoing them first. LOL

I’m completely starving [as I have been all day] so I think it’s dinner time and then more SL time. 🙂

Posted in bored, friends, photos

I’m bored, so here’s a pic!

Not much going on in my SL lately that’s really all that blogworthy. The group has been obsessed with the word “Buttsecks” lately, which cracks me up each and every damn time. They’re so freakin’ quotable I could start another blog just with quotes. We learned Nikki is a dirty pirate whore. Laleeta is apparently the best buttsecks around. I got freebie hooker boots and Brody says he could rent me out for loads of money. Sophia and I are *this* close to completing our 5 Day No Shopping Except Freebies, Dollarbies, Group Gifts, and Lucky Chairs Challenge. Tomorrow is the last day. \o/ But I’ll tell ya…without shopping in SL, I don’t seem to have much to do lately. Which makes me think I need to get back into building things, or at least clean my inventory. Umm…I think I was supposed to be doing that anyway, as part of the challenge. Oops.

Last week some of the girls got together and we forced Sophia’s husband to take a picture of us while in our schoolgirl outfits from The Sweetest Goodbye. He did a marvelous job, as always. We do appear to be reform school girls, though. But that’s not the fault of the photographer. LOL

Schoolgirls!

Posted in bored, hair fair, lag, shopping

Making a post out of nothing at all

I have a bunch of blog posts in my head. But with doing other blog posts, reading other blogs, plurks, parties, spending time with Levi & Cen, RL things, and a little detective work – well…who has time to write?

Plus, when I DO sit down to write posts, they end up being SO long. And I do mean long. So I’ve saved a couple, but I have to go back and try to revamp them to be shorter.

But until I do that, we’ll talk about something else. 🙂 I FINALLY managed to shove myself in to Hair Fair. I know, I said I wasn’t going on opening day, but I just couldn’t live another moment without THIS hair from Curio.

My new favorite hair!

This one is called Lovely, and it so is. The moment I had tried on the demo, I just couldn’t get it out of my head. I also picked up Rabid while I was at the Curio stall, because I love love love it too.

The lag was, of course, horrific. And believe me, some of those women strutting around put the “HOR” in horrific. Just for fun, I had turned on the Avatar Rendering Cost thing before heading out there. I had an ARC of 1. I didn’t have any scripted things, any prims, nothing. I get out there and the red numbers are ALL over. I mean, just flashing here and there. 2000, 3000, 5000… It was bad. Now I know that ARC isn’t the be-all/end-all of lag measuring. But it was something to see, that’s for sure.

So I make it over to the Curio stall, FINALLY, and then I decide to go look for the Pixel Dust stall. Well, lag starts getting worse and worse. I even resort to that box trick that everyone out there was doing, even though I’m pretty sure that might have been lagging the place out, too. But I couldn’t walk, and I do have a pretty good computer, you know? I look out and I see a bright red ARC, and it looks really long. I think, “Oh, two avatars must be on top of each other.” As I’m trying to move my box around, I stop and I cam over to the number. 132,051.

I almost fall off my box.

I rub my eyes, I stare more, and it doesn’t change. Over 130,000 ARC!! How…how is that possible?! I’m staring at this guy and I take a picture, even though because he was a ways away from me and SL was making his eyes look crazy.

ARC of over 130,000.

I still have no idea how his ARC was THAT high. I tried to move my box a little closer so I could inspect his hair, just to see what was up. But unfortunately, I crashed trying to do that. And my box is lost at the Hair Fair. I think it’s near the Hair Solutions stall, if anyone wants to delete it. lol

After that whole thing, I spent some time hanging out on a posestand, fixing my new hair and chatting with the group. Then I got really bored and I went shopping. I ended up buying the cutest lingerie at Insolence!! I cannot wait for Levi to get home so I can show it to him. 🙂

I guess I’ll head to bed. I have some RL visiting to do tomorrow, and that usually requires at least 6 hours of sleep. LOL

Posted in bored, opinion, random

A Trek Through Mainland

Back home, stuffed with fried catfish and other yummies, and with a new headset in hand. Or on head, I should say, since the moment I got home I had to break it out of the package [could they USE more glue on these things!?] and hook it right up. I love it! Cushy earpieces that block out like, every sound around me when the music is on, and the microphone appears to be working but I guess I won’t really find that out until someone logs in that I can talk to. LOL But I’m happy right now. 🙂

Ok, so in the middle of this, I got bit by a chocolate bug. I am not a sweets eater ordinarily, and I almost never crave chocolate. But when I do, I give in, because it only happens every other month or so. So I ran out and bought a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. I’m happily sugar buzzing now. And now back to our show.

So finding myself alone for a while tonight since Cen is covering the Hair Fair pre-party and Levi is out of town, I decided to do something I haven’t done in a long time. Back in the early days of my blog, it wasn’t uncommon for me to go to a store, finish looking there, then just start walking. My pixel feet did a lot of miles back in the day. But doing that was only fun if I could do it through mainland. Estate land is usually pretty and taken care of, but mainland… oh boy.

The big problem is, of course, the massive ad farms all over. Does anyone REALLY get anything out of these huge spinning crazy signs? When was the last time you clicked on one to go to a store?

But the second big problem is that…well…most of the parcels have something like THIS on them.

Mainland - Crazy

Mainland - ...balls?

Well who the heck wants to live around that kind of mess? Not me.

But another thing about mainland is that since most of it is complete crap [unless you own a whole mainland sim and you have the room to dress it all up] is that things get lost in between all the junk. Like as I was walking tonight, I ran into this store. I’ve never heard of it before! But the little glasses were so pretty and well done. I didn’t buy any since I don’t really need this style of glasses, but I did get a demo set and they are very cute.

Mainland - A store I didn't know.

Something good about mainland is that sometimes you just stumble into some neat artwork that is just…there. Like this painting, and these mushrooms!

Mainland - Art?

Mainland - Mushrooms

Of course, when you’re walking mainland, you’re probably going to come to a sim crossing. If you’re lucky, it won’t make you crash. But sometimes you lag up so badly while crossing, you end up somewhere that you didn’t intend on going. I crossed into a new sim without knowing it [there’s rarely a sign!] and ended up inside of a forest medical center. It was empty, but it was for the Gor roleplayers.

Mainland - Landing in a forest hospital

Needless to say, I hightailed it out of there.

If you’re very lucky, though, you’ll run into something nice. There ARE people out there who take mainland and attempt very hard to make it into something nice. I totally respect those people, because I know that can’t be an easy task to undertake considering all their hard work may be obliterated by someone’s giant prim of doom showing an escort’s hoo-ha spread open. Thanks to those who try to make it better for people and for SL!!

Mainland - Nice.

After my little jaunt through mainland, I popped over to the store Prettiful because I saw some charm bracelet that I HAD to have. I also joined their group [to get the discount!] and I got a photoHUD too. I’ve never used one of these before and I’m little mad I can’t do a high resolution snapshot with it, but … well, it’s cute. I’ll forgive it. LOL

Prettiful!

Posted in bored, opinion, random

Library Shapes

Ever since playing with Ruth’s shape last night [how dirty does that sound?], I started wondering about the new shapes in the inventory. So earlier today I put on the shapes for the some of the default avatars in the library. One word.

Ick.

I know that being thin seems to be the “wrong” thing lately, but what about women who WANT to be more delicate looking? Maybe someone wants to look like a Balanchine ballerina rather than a Denver Bronco with boobs? I dunno…it’s all opinion, of course, and mine is no more right or wrong than anyone else’s. I’m just busy-writing tonight to occupy my time. LOL

If you are reading this and you’re thinking of coming to Second Life, and you are looking for a leaner avatar, I suggest the Professional Female when you choose your avatar. The body is more proportionate than the others appear to be. However, you’ll probably want to run and find a new skin pretty quickly, as the default skins ALL appear to have undergarments painted on, and that can be pretty annoying when it comes to wearing new clothes. 🙂

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got more things in my library to play with. Ooh, scratch that. I have a new dress from Zaara that I picked up at the Velvet hunt to try on!! That’s WAY more important than Library junk!!