Posted in 365 blog project, thinking, tired, WTF Is In Ali's Head?, wtfug

Day 43 & Stepping Down


That’s me trying to decide if I want to have a drink tonight. I’m not much of a drinker, but I might have something tonight. Maybe.

Unless something else comes up, I officially have no more scheduled events for the rest of the year. That is so weird! Right now I’m thinking it’s really nice. But give me a couple of days and I’ll be itching to do something.

Something that is happening at the beginning of the year… I’m officially stepping down as a Fug writer. It’s something I’ve been thinking of for…well, months. It’s not that I can’t handle it, or that I can’t handle all the people who [usually hypocritically] slam me for doing it. It’s more that after doing it for a year, I think I’m just done. I will always look for beauty in Second Life. I will always love beautiful clothing and proportionate shapes, and dislike bling and heel clicks and that AO with the ass sticking out. But I’m done. I will be putting out the call for new writers at the beginning of the year [there are several who have told me they’d love to do it], and I’ll remain on as the blog admin and maybe do a few tutorials here and there, but as far as writing about fashion disasters… I’m done. I had a BLAST working on the blog. Especially during the summer! But all good things come to an end eventually, and so has my time writing about other peoples’ fashion disasters.

I’m a little tired and cold right now, so I think I’m going to wrap myself up in a big blanket and settle down here to IM some people and bother them.

Oh, but since I haven’t in a long time, here’s a song that’s been in my head the past few nights. It’s old. More than 70 years old. But it’s always been one of my favorites.

Posted in chatty, friends, fun, hump day party, island talk, pictures, WTF Is In Ali's Head?

It was a good week. :)

It was a pretty decent week in my little corner of SL. At least for me. If you didn’t have a good week, I’m sorry your life isn’t as awesome as mine. :-p Kidding, kidding.

But I did have a nice week, with a few exceptions [like missed cuddle times 😦 ], but the highlight of my week was most definitely Wednesday night’s party. It was a trailer park theme, with lots of country and southern rock music. Of course, my electricity went out briefly [I swear we paid the bill!] but it wasn’t a party downer. I took pics for my Snapzilla, but I’ll share a few here.

HDP 7/8/09 - Trailer Park Party

HDP 7/8/09 - Thorne-Darwins

HDP 7/8/09 - Mud Wrasslin'

HDP 7/8/09 - Freebird!!

Yeah, I gave myself a huge rear end for the party. Too much beer and corn nuts in the park. LOL

We’ve been having a little more lag than usual on the island in the past couple of days. I keep checking the top scripts and the top colliders, and honestly, nothing seems out of the ordinary. I even restarted the island on Wednesday night [although not for lag issues] and that didn’t seem to help. I’m really not sure what’s going on. I’d blame the chickens, however we’ve had way more chickens on the island before and never had this issue. I’ll blame Linden Lab. That seems to be the in thing to do.

In a rare spurt of being social last night, I had too many super strong jello shots at my friend’s house last night because it was her birthday. I really do not drink. I don’t like the taste of alcohol these days [these days being about the past 2 years] and I don’t really care for the way it makes me feel. So I’m running at about half speed today. But it was very fun, and the part that made me laugh later thinking about it is how very easily I talk about my Second Life friends. And the thing is, I don’t preface it anymore with saying “Oh, my SL friend XXXX said…” It’s simply just “My friend.” I think that’s a good thing.

Anyway, since I’m slightly hungover, I’m also starving to death, so I think it’s lunchtime. But this song has been in my head since a phone call last night, so since I haven’t done it in a while….wtf is in Ali’s head today? Here you go.

Posted in chatty, thinking, WTF Is In Ali's Head?

Just a normal day :)

I thought I’d have time to blog today, because I’m trying to make at least 31 posts this month, but I sometimes just get distracted or busy or a combination of the 2. Plus, I also get very distracted late at night with infomercials. Does anyone have the InStyler?!

So how did I spend Tuesday?

I spent some of it making threats to Rylan to either shank her, block her from my plurk list, or kick her out of the group because of her love for Adam Lambert. I’m lucky she’s such a good sport. LOL

I watched my chickens. Pollo Sophia & Pollo Pumpkin are almost always hungry, but they won’t eat as much as they could eat. I keep telling them we’re not that poor, they can have food, but they want to keep their figures. They’re such chicks. Haha, do you see whut I did thar?

I went shopping with Noel, because for some reason, he likes to shop even more than I do. :-p Ok, I’m probably kidding on that. Probably.

[OMG, how much do I want to buy the Time Life 153 Rock Ballads collectors set?!]

I discussed WTFug with Meara, who is coming back to us after a bit of a hiatus. 🙂 People tend to think WTFug was my idea, but it wasn’t. Meara is the actual creator of the blog.

I talked smack with Sophia, because that’s what we do.

I hit up a Midnight Mania board with the girls…only to be disappointed at midnight. But I guess I can’t complain. It WAS free.

I started building something for a party that’s happening in a week or so.

Ack! I just realize I need to start clearing a spot and decorating for Thursday’s party.

Ok, I’m sleepy. I’m sorry this post has no pictures. I’m STILL waiting on the new video card. And I’m sorry it’s probably boring. But people ask me what I do in SL. There you have it. It wasn’t an exceptionally exciting, crazy day, but it was a normal one. And that is what keeps me coming back. Because I do so love just the day to day SLife. 🙂

I’ll leave you guys with a song that probably most of you remember from Napoleon Dynamite. But it’s meant quite a bit to me since October 1997 when I was in college, and some of my best guy friends serenaded me with it when I was in a really really bad mood. 🙂 WHY they picked this song, I couldn’t tell you. But I still love this song, so it’s sending me to bed with a smile.

Posted in friends, fun, thinking, WTF Is In Ali's Head?

‘Cause you’re a dream to me…

Happy Sunday everyone! I got up a little earlier than I needed to so I could finish a review post, but I think I’ll save that until later this evening because I woke up thinking about something.

Do you dream about Second Life? No, not dreams of no lag, the pie menu on the new RC being made back to normal, and island tiers being lowered. But just dreams in general about it when you sleep. You see, I do. I’m wondering if it’s as common as I think.

In my dreams, SL is physical. My friends’ avatars come to life before my eyes. Sometimes they look like their avatars and sometimes, if I have seen their RL pictures, they take on those traits as well. Sometimes I am my avatar, and sometimes I’m just me.

What happens in my dreams? Well, we don’t fly. We don’t teleport. Often we’re just running around, shopping, eating at restaurants, having silly conversations. Sometimes places I visit in SL come to life, which is really strange because everything is so big in SL. The dreams are very rarely fanciful. It is often quite realistic. Sometimes, just to prove that it is an SL dream, I can see my $L balance and the land I’m on over my head, as if I were in a huge viewer. Friday night I dreamed of a guy who threw $2,000,000L in my account. [You know that was a dream! However, if anyone ever feels like throwing money in my account, please feel free. I won’t stop you. LOL!] I even sometimes dream about Plurk and SL at the same time! Nothing like stopping what I’m doing in my dream to plurk about it with my SL friends. 🙂 But for the most part, my dreams about Second Life are quite real, and my friends are not just pixels or cartoons – not that they ever are to me.

[Want to piss me off? Tell me that we’re just pixels, cartoons, or avatars only. SL isn’t a game. You want a game with just pixels? Go play The Sims.]

So tell me…do you dream of Second Life? What are your dreams like? Do you dream about it often?

I’ll leave you guys with this song. It’s been one of my top favorites since it came out and I still love it to this day. Have a great day everyone!

Posted in raahhhhh, WTF Is In Ali's Head?

No pretty pics for this post

So a few months ago, after bitching and moaning about my water being black and the whole palletized textures debacle, I got a fancy pants new video card. And man, was I in heaven. Lag was so so so LOW. Everything was smooth and beautiful. My SL experience was instantly more awesome. And it hadn’t been that bad before, but I’m telling you – if you have a lot of issues in SL, look and see what you’re running. Chances are, some of your issues are because of you. [Well hell, that could be said for almost anything, huh?]

About a month into my awesomeness, I turned on my computer one morning and it started to make noises at me. Immediately I shut it off, and on restart, no more noise. It went like that for a couple of days and then I figured, oh, maybe the fans are dirty. It happens, right? So I got in there and used the spray air and cleaned everything.


My RLBF, who is my tech geek, said that it was the video card fan and it would probably need replacing because eventually, it was going to die. After attempting to contact the company a few times [this is why I hate buying online. The customer service is almost always crap.], and getting no response, we just kind of…left it. Restarting or smacking the front of the computer always seemed to fix it. But as time went on, I noticed more and more issues. I just chose not to do anything because I know flip about hardware and he didn’t seem that concerned.

This morning the damn thing wouldn’t fix. It was time to put it to pasture. RLBF called the company [why he didn’t do that ages ago, I don’t know] and the guy said he’d email the replacement forms. So now I wait.

But while I wait, I’m working off the … default? I don’t know. LOL All I know is that I’m semi-housebound while I wait for the new card. All the settings have been moved to the lowest, except for local lighting. But it’s still not good. And my WTFug pic taking will probably be put on hold until I get fixed up, unless it’s glaringly bad, since I’ve turned off particles and won’t see bling. Speaking of which, who the hell told Paper Couture to put bling in their shoes and no option to turn it off?! I felt so so so bad for Sophia when she put on her shoes and was blinging like a Vegas hooker. Her feet looked so sad.

Hopefully I’ll be able to be in SL and DJ this week, since I’ve got 2 parties this week to do. I guess we’ll see. 🙂

I’ve had this song on repeat for a few days. Enjoy!

Posted in pictures, WTF Is In Ali's Head?

Pink Magic

No long drawn out post today. At least, not in this one.

I plurked yesterday asking for hair designers to think about making a hair that was medium-long and wavy [kind of like Truth’s Miabella, but a little more full and less on the face], and that had random braids and curls here and there. Someone said Exile might have a hair like that, so I hopped over. Nope, but they did have a hair called Love Story modeled after Taylor Swift’s hair in her video, “Love Story.” I had to get it because I just thought it was precious.

That led to me putting on one of my favorite dresses that I rarely wear and taking a pink photo in front of my favorite pink tree. You can get your own beautiful sakura tree from my adorable friend Aisuru at her store, Beloved. She’s in the process of moving into her brand new mainstore, so that SLurl will take you to her satellite store on Festivale, which I believe has the tree for sale. I think it’s $100L, but I’m not in world to check at the moment.

There is definitely still room for pink and magic and beauty in Second Life, if you just know where to look for it.

By the sakura tree

That glowing grass is also made by Aisuru. She’s a marvel. 🙂

I’ve had the “Love Story” song in my head since yesterday when getting the hair, so here you go. It’s what’s in my head today.

Posted in friends, fun, random, WTF Is In Ali's Head?

Blah blah blah.

I keep thinking about what I want out of SL lately. And the truth is…it’s kind of what I have. I have the most amazing friends. I have an island. I have this blog. I have an inventory that while I can’t find anything, I know is packed with amazing stuff from some of the best creators in SL. My SLife is pretty decent. I can think of a few things I’d like to have more of in SL, but I don’t dwell.

The problem is, when things are decent, that leaves me with not too much to write about. I need to just start exploring again, or hitting up random events or something different. I hate relying on my friends so much to entertain me.

Oh, but here’s a random tidbit of entertainment. As I’ve mentioned before, we were having a squatters problem here on my side of the island. But I turned off build except for the land group and that stopped. However, I kept getting female visitors just landing over here. Tonight one of them landed and I decided to go down and see if she’d talk to me because it’s the 2nd time she’s shown up here.

I go down and she’s wearing the most horrible outfit ever. I mean, just…oh it was bad. But unlike most visitors to the island, she decided to talk to me. She told me she’d been kicked out of one of the skyboxes on the island. I told her that the skyboxes are very private residences and she should stay out of them. She said that she HAD been accepted in one at one point. Turns out someone on the island who is staying with another of the renters had invited her over at some point, then kicked her out. LOL! So she decided to come back and see if she was still welcome, I guess. A quick check showed me that another name I’d seen on the visitor tracker had also been kicked out at some point. We’re turning into Spring Break Island or something. Sooooo funny.

Oh, btw, remember that prim foot tinting tip I showed a couple of posts back? I did a tutorial with pictures on What The Fug. I used SLink shoes and Stiletto Moody shoes for it, but the tips will work with pretty much any footshoe. If you use those freebie footshoes that Vinyl Cafe was giving away [that particular style is EVERYWHERE right now], you might have a harder time because I found those to be exceptionally crappy for tinting.

And now since no blog is complete without pictures…

I was hunting and found this at Sugar Mill. I just had to take a pic!

A is for ME!

During one of our inventory sorting parties, someone put this hair on. I don’t THINK it’s supposed to look like she’s got a bundt cake on her head! But omg. I’ve made a cake that looks JUST like that before!


This is possibly one of the cutest pics ever. We were all hanging out at Sophia & Sky’s place and Soph was in this little bunny av. I was looking at pics on the wall and when I looked back down, there she was. In my head, for some reason, I keep hearing her little voice asking “Quedes bento? No? Por que?”

Quedes bento?

Oh, and because I haven’t done it in a while, this is what’s in my head lately. I’m not sure why. I loved the song when I first heard it, and I think it’s actually on my MySpace playlist. LOL But I hadn’t heard it in a while. Chester See doesn’t have an actual video for this song, so I found this one. Shut up, I like the movie Step Up. Don’t judge. :-p

Posted in bears, friends, hunt, pictures, RL stuff, shopping, WTF Is In Ali's Head?

Nothing really…

Oh hi there. 🙂

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. 🙂

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!!


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! 🙂

Posted in friends, fun, onigokko, WTF Is In Ali's Head?, yay

The night was just ducky! :)

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t go out a lot in SL. I will go shopping, but I’m usually perfectly content to stay on the island, sitting on a bunny in the garden, IMing with my group. I know a lot of people would find that boring and a waste of my SL time, but to me it’s great. It’s my escape from the worries of my non-online life, and I’m happy.

But tonight was not one of those nights. 🙂 I was out inspecting some dances when I saw a cute DJ animation. My friend Tristan, who is also a DJ, wanted to come see it too. From there we stuck together, shopping for new dances and trying to find pink shoes. LOL We got matchy matchy and went to a pool party for the rezday of one of her friends.

Tris & Me

We were confronted with a huge watermelon ass, and a girl who could NOT stop doing stupid poofer stuff until the hosts of the party asked her to stop, but the music was good. 🙂 RLBF was bugging me about the Christmas tree during the party, so I missed some of it, but I didn’t know anyone there except Tris anyway, so it’s not like they missed me. LOL!

Eva let us know that she was at a new club and GoSpeed was DJing, so we grabbed our duckies and headed on over. It was fun! Especially when more of the group showed up to dance!

Beach Party

DJ GoSpeed

Get down!

Don’t I have beautiful friends? 🙂

We ended the night on the island, because Sehra had gone home already and we couldn’t let her go home alone. And because we like to bother people. :-p She tried to hide behind the couch and pretend she wasn’t home, but we totally saw her. Then we realized that Kharisma hadn’t been around us for our onigokko phase, so ….


I think we ran for an hour. How do you think we keep such lovely figures?

I could have been really down tonight. There’s some RL junk going on with my family that I’m not happy about. It would have been SO easy for me to sit alone in the skybox and stay quiet while I sorted inventory. I kind of thought that I’d just be on my own tonight. But because of my friends, my beautiful, low drama, crazy, funny friends, I had a wonderful night. Thanks, ladies. Thank you so much. 🙂

Oh, and I had GoSpeed play this tonight, because it’s been in my head for the past few days. LOL Enjoy!