Posted in decorating, driving, my big fat head, the corn field 2

My tractor’s cute, but not really sexy.

So after a while at The Cornfield, you run out of things to buy with your cornbucks. I mean, things that actually help you in your quest to kill monsters and collect corn. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE better weapons, better armor, a bigger corn basket, things like that. But, there are prizes you can spend your cornbucks on. I got a trophy, a necklace, and this stupid chicken that does NOTHING special and gets freaked out if I cross a path. Stupid chicken.

But…there was a tractor that I had my eye on. It’s 5000 cornbucks, which is kinda pricy for a little prize, but I definitely have the cornbucks to spare. Look at it!

Go Tractor Go!

I attempted to run it in “advanced” tractor mode, but I couldn’t really figure it out, so I had to go back to basic mode.

Not that it mattered. Advanced, basic, remedial… I’m a horrible, horrible driver in SL!

Still not a good driver

After I managed to get out of the pond, I sat on our porch for a while. I really haven’t done anything with our porch because … Well, mostly because I’m lazy. LOL! But also because our porch is just a slab and some steps, no cover or railings. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. After thinking a little bit about it, I rezzed out a fresh copy of our house and yanked some of the railings from the back deck and put them in front. Surprisingly, it worked out pretty well, and made a more defined spot for an outdoor couch and stuff. No pics because I was just playing around with ideas out there since autumn will come to Bluebonnet next week, and y’all KNOW how much I adore decorating for the fall!! Pumpkins EVERYWHERE.

But, while I was sitting there on the porch, I got up close and personal with my head.

Just a snap of my big head

I keep feeling like I need a change simply because most of the bloggers I know change their skins and shapes very frequently and I do not. Makes me feel like I SHOULD. But…I like my face. I like my skin. I’d hate to change it up and not be satisfied, you know?

Anyway, bedtime!

Posted in family, family fun, milestones, the corn field 2

A Corny Celebration

Thursday marked a really special day for me. It was my one year adoptiversary! I know, right? One year ago, Lolita and Rune asked me to join the family, and it’s definitely the best thing I’ve ever done in my SLife! The family has changed over the past year, we’ve had our ups and downs, but on the whole, it’s been pretty darn cool. We’ve done so much together, and I know there is so much more to come. It’s really funny. I have done loads of things in SL. I’ve been a blogger, and a model, and a DJ, and a landlady. Going back even further, I’ve been a club manager and a dancer and into a whole other kind of scene. But I feel that this is what I was really looking for. I am at my best being a wife, mother, and sister. It’s funny how that works, huh? Of course, I was a really different person a few years ago, so maybe even if this had been dropped in my lap, I wouldn’t have been ready for it. Luckily, it came at a time where I could not only appreciate it all, but thrive in my new family.

So we decided to celebrate our one year, we’d head out to The Cornfield!! Only right before we were going to go out there, my computer started restarting itself. I know. My brand new fantastic computer! The first time, I thought it was a fluke. Then it happened again. And then again. And then I went yelling “HELP!” through the house and my bf came out to see what I was yelling about. Turned out that the wireless thingy inside the computer went on the fritz and was throwing it all off. Once he fixed that up, I was good to go. Only it was late, so no corn last night. 😦

But, we headed out tonight, and it was so much FUN! I wasn’t able to get a whole bunch of pictures just because being at The Cornfield requires a LOT of running, but here are a few I managed to snap.

Okay, this one makes me laugh the most. There is an outhouse out there to hide in and when you sit on it, your view goes out the window on the door. So I’m in the outhouse, a zombie is coming, and little Payton is right there!

The view from the outhouse

Abby and I were ready to kill zombies and collect corn! By this point, I’d collected so much cornbucks, I was able to upgrade myself with some armor.

We're ready to whack zombies

My sister looks so elegant in her box hat, right? [And I dunno what Takeo (aka Captain Corn) is doing back there. I just noticed him in the pic when I was putting it up!]

Elegant zombie killer

We stayed out there a good 3 hours but it barely felt like it because it was just sooo much fun and of course we always have the best time when we are together! By the end of the night, Takeo had made the top scorers list and I hadn’t crashed even once. So we did the dance of the joyful!

All in all, it was a pretty awesome night. I wish that Aldwyn could have joined us this time around, but I’ll have to take him out there when he gets a chance to actually sit down. He needs to collect 2000 cornbucks to get all of the armor like we have! Next up, we have to collect 2000 cornbucks so we can get a better weapon. That chainsaw will be mine!! Takeo is already halfway there with 1000 cornbucks, but I need 800 more. I can do it!

It’s definitely bedtime for me. Happy one year to my family! I love you guys! ♥

Posted in Abby, Aldwyn, Brianna, family fun, games, the corn field 2

It’s All About The Corn!

If you’re interested in adopting, and adopting a more dedicated child, you have to ask yourself how much you’ll be able to do with them. Even in SL, kids get restless! My kids, bless their hearts, have been pretty understanding about my computer issues but I know there have been nights where they were totally bored just standing around with me, even if they said they weren’t.

Luckily, that’s not a problem now! Abby and I went shopping at a few stores earlier and she said that now I’m not acting like a tired out mom who doesn’t want to do anything. *laughs* Nope! I did have to relog once after doing her pics since I had been really working the computer, but honestly, I was only a little bit laggy. I think it was more out of habit than anything else.

Tonight, the Zanzibar clan headed out to The Corn Field! If you’re a long time reader of my blog, you’ll remember that in 2008 when I first heard about The Corn Field [which I said was new, but I was wrong], I so badly wanted to go! Then in 2009, they opened the place up so people could come take pics and stuff like that. Well, it’s back! But it’s totally different this time! It’s a GAME.

First you start out at a portal place [much like in the Linden Realms game] and walk on through. After you say yes that they can put attachments on you [say yes!], you’re outfitted with a HUD, a basket, and a good plank of whackin’ wood. Why whackin’ wood? Because there are MONSTERS!! It’s supposed to be the souls of griefers past! *laughs* And there’s some thing that Aldwyn called Mr. Potato Head that’s got a candle on top of its head. But you don’t have time to stare because your mission is… to collect corn!

Yes. See. Along with whackin’ monsters, you have to collect corn in your basket! The more corn you collect, the better it is because you turn them in for Cornbucks, and Cornbucks can be turned in for better armor and weapons, or just some prizes. You’d think it would be easy, but it’s not really! If you get hit by a monster a couple of times, you’re sent to a graveyard and you lose all your corn! Not your coins, but your corn! I was trying to run to the barn to turn in my corn after I maxed out at 20 pieces of corn and right before I got there, a monster beat me and I lost all my corn! Plus, being that you’re in a corn field, it’s awfully easy to get lost. But it was so much fun!! And I didn’t crash once!

The girls definitely had a great time and are eager to go back. I want to go back to get more corn!

Oh, and it’s kinda cool for pics out there, too. You know, if you’re into that kind of thing. I just wouldn’t advise standing around for long, though, unless you like being eaten by monsters.

It's all about the corn!

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