Just Lounging

 

Just Lounging

The Larger Items

The rest

  • Bird of Paradise (mesh)(square planter) – Organica
  • ✤Ravenna potted Dieffenbachia – ARIA
  • ✤Thalassa massage table – ARIA
  • ✤Ravenna outdoors shower – ARIA
  • ✤Thea sectional sofa – ARIA

This isn’t actually a new picture. I posted it on Flickr a few weeks ago…or was it just last week…?

…I’m not sure. Days are blurring nowadays. 😀

Anyhoo,  I promised a blog post with SLurls so here it is!

A note about the house

This house has been sitting in my inventory for ages thanks to a combination of ‘no time’ and ‘how am I going to blog this huge thing?’

Because this thing is HUGE.

I counted 3 rooms and 2 baths. If you’re one of the luckier buggers who managed to grab a sea-facing plot of land in our metaverse, the master bedroom includes a spacious balcony.

It’s very rare that my RL is jealous of my SL, but in this case, it/I was.

You know what else sucks?

Summer just ended my side of the word.

Winter is coming.

And I do not like winter.

And I shall finish this blog post with an awkward sentence.

Ha.

 

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Oh, the sweltering summer!

 

Oh, the sweltering summer!
Garden Tree08 with Lights – HPMD || ✤Canopy & Daybed (from Secret Garden Daybed Set) – Kalopsia || ✤Hanging Chair (from World Market Set) – 22769 ~ [bauwerk] || ✤Surfer’s Chair (gacha, from Shabby Seaside Gacha set) – ChiMia @ The Gacha Garden || Astronomer’s Study Journal & Newton’s Cradle (from Lykke & Astronomer’s Set) – DIGS | |Telescope / rusty – [kunst] & Abiss || green suitcase books (old gacha) – vespertine || bookstacks (old gacha) – vespertine || Charms (Rez) (Books Animated) – Lark || Orchid – Cube Republic || Aman flower – G.O.D || Hardy Geraniums – Cube Republic || Inara Lamp – Lark || hot air balloon tealight – tarte

**Note: Lark’s inworld store is currently under construction**

Sometimes I wished I could rezz scenes like this in RL.

I love summer. I really do.

Nothing beats wearing next to nothing on a warm summer day. I don’t like bulking up in winter – the ‘layered fashion’ isn’t very kind on a human being that is a mere 5ft tall. We look like waddling penguins in a potato sack.

I mean, I love penguins. But I draw the line on looking like one.

The blooms in summer, oh, wonderful! And all the fresh veggies I’ve managed not to butcher this season around. It’s great.

And then there’s SUMMER.

You know, the kind where humidity chokes you? The kind that makes you sweat every 3 steps? The kind that nakedness don’t heal? The kind that makes you cower in an air-conditioned room? The kind where you contemplate being a career alcoholic because you’re sure that you can drink Long Island Ice Teas your way through summer?

The kind where you strategize your icecream consumption, calculating the time it takes to take it out of the freezer unwrapping it and devour it before it melts?

Heck, the kind that makes you not want to eat or drink because then you’ll have bodily functions and no way in hell would you want to step into an un-air-conditioned toilet?

Would it be very First Worldian of me to want my toilet airconditioned? 😦

An outdoor bed, a breezy day, a good book and a very HUGE jar of Mai Tai would be really good right about now…Mmmm….

Stay cool! ❤

It has been a while…

It's been a while...
Structures
House: Annabell – Mini-Victorian (Neutral) – ~*Souzou Eien*~||  Shed: ✤the old shed. – junk || Shack: ✤Easy breeze – Kuro
Everything else
Skye Rocky Cliffs – Studio Skye || ✤Weeping Willow (texture change for seasons)- Little Branch || Crane the Lightbringer – Red – Half-Deer || GRASS (group gift) – FANATIK || ✤Waterlily (texture change for seasons) – Little Branch || Cattails – Greeny – Dysfunctional Designs || River Erosion – Organica || Stone Steps – TUFF || Drift With Me – Driftwood Seat – Half-Deer || potted string light B terracotta/black – floorplan || Lisbeth Twinkly Jar String Lights – {what next}|| ✤OSC- DEN BASE rare (gacha) – Soy || NO LIMITS // flock of doves (gacha) – {anc.} || ✤OLD 3wheeler truck (gacha) – Soy || Animals – Playful Pup Blonde (gacha) – Fashionably Dead || Shiba Inu – Just Chillin (gacha) – Half-Deer || Wooden Water Tub – A.D.D Andel || Resting Deer – Half-Deer || Wood Slab Table Set – Sari-Sari || canvas/art1 – vespertine || wood easel/just a little bit paint – vespertine || ✤leather T chair. bronze. –junk || Garden Tree08 with Lights – HPMD

It’s been a while, and I’ve missed browsing all of you on Flickr.

RL and SL-work has been slightly a wee bit too crazy.

I hope everyone is doing well. ♥

 

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer
Structure: ✤Sundara Villa – The [Den.]
Palm Tree (from Walk Like an Egyptian Set) – Kalopsia || Baby Palm – Tiki Tattoo || Ayahuasca Arrangements – The Cube Republic || Hanging Pansies – Light Wood – Alouette || hanging oars – floorplan || Polka dot curtain – INK || ✤Thea sectional sofa – ARIA || ✤Thea coffee table – ARIA || Sunday Planters – Willow Home || flottante puppy. – {anc} || Vertical Herb Garden – Sari-Sari || Pansy Fence Planter – Alouette || Almut Hanging Terrarium – Succulent – DIGS || ✤HANGING COCONUTS BOWL with cactus (past gacha) – Soy || Birdy Home Petunia Planter – Jian || nebra beads field – {anc}
**Notes**: 1) The Thea upholstery comes with 3 texture options – White, grey and cream. I chose ‘white’ so I can tint the colours as shown above. 2) The glowing round thingies are not PSed – it’s anc’s nebra beads and you can control the glow manually. 3) The butterflies is a PS job, you can find the brush from Fantasy Brushes @ Deviantart here

I know, I know, it’s freezing your side of the world.

The good news is…

…it’s summer my side of the world!

(Ok, good news for me, that is)

There has been a lot of rain this summer and my garden is loving it. I’m not sure how much cooler I can get with that sentence. I’m sure you’re all envious of my grandma-style gardening swag.

You too can be as swag as I am. Just give it a few more years and less time and energy for an actual social ife. XD

Speaking of social life, yesterday I arranged a laidback hangout with some SL Plurkies. We went to The Bay and just hung out. Or in my case, crashed several million times thanks to my awesome internet connection. It was an attempt to meet Plurkies in the flesh and I thought it was fun. Not sure how others felt! XD It was great to know that generations can merge together happily in SL, unlike in RL.

In fact, I’m sure no one realized the RL generational gap until some attendees needed to explain to the other half why ‘Vanilla Ice Home Renovation’ show is a hilarious idea.

It made me wonder: why can’t we replicate this in RL? It may be because in SL, we have one thing in common: being SLers. We speak the same lingo (rezzed, prim, particles, tp, lag, crash, mesh etc) and we take avatar appearances at face value and we put them automatically at the same wavelength as ourselves.

For example, I always feel on the onset that all avatars I speak to are between 20-30 years old, Caucasian and with a college degree. As time passes, you learn a bit more about the other person that strips down your pre/misconceptions. This however doesn’t usually deter you unless they are downright bad people, and then we are gifted with an interesting and dynamic friendship.

In every person I met, I have learned things that is valuable to my own self.

In RL, we expect our interactions to be structurally linear. For each question is an answer. For each hypothesis is a finding. A leads to B, never to 2, unless A and 1 occurs together. And after you spend a lifetime formulating your conversation method to this linear structure, you go into the workplace where ‘brainstorming sessions’ practically tells you to forget everything you have ever learned about communicating.

Because apparently non-linear brainstorming session is the way of the future. The way ideas are born. The progressive way. We don’t want linear, we want dynamic! Moving! Ever present! Pumpkin spice latte lumbersexual fluid equality empowerment artistic freedom political agenda! The future! 

Human, y u so confuzing?

In contrast, interactions in SL is never just. No one actually says hi properly. People starts conversation mid-sentence, change subjects mid-discussion, leave the IM box mid-topic. Sometimes, a gyazo and a LOL counts as a good day of conversing. Sometimes, you end up discussing some weird topics well after midnight.

In 5 minutes we could be discussing 10 different topics that had no intro and will offer no conclusion.

The status quo we place on ourselves and others in RL can be frustrating. I wish it’s not weird to walk up to a 70 year old woman and chat as I would to someone my age, and start discussing the finer points of a fae wings. This conversation is not at all weird in SL, but would be puzzling in RL.

And yet this 70 year old woman must have, at some point in her life, wondered about wings, no?

Even if for a brief moment.