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My Yard Sale Yard

This chair is so comfortable and a bargain at $25L!
Here I am babysitting my yard sale stuff at the Gachaopolis! yard sale. I don't have any milkshakes to bring you to my yard sale yards, so I will have to tempt you with things like this:

A bumblebee balloon hat! I have one too, so if you buy this we can hang out together and be twinsies!
Who doesn't need a bumblebee balloon hat?? Or a number 4, re-sizable birthday candle? Or a surfboard buffet table that will be perfect for your next luau?? Ribbon candy? Mistletoe? Boho jewelry?

At the moment I have two spaces here (the ones shown in the picture above), but I'm hoping to be able to sell enough to consolidate to the single space near the end of the wall there. I still have some stuff that I need to put out once I have room for it - like extra poses (and once I make room to display these poses, I will have milkshakes to bring people to my yard!). Even though I don't have the world's most visible spot, I've sold a good number of items.… Read the rest



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I Don’t Give a Dam

On 17th September 2015 · By Tymmerie Thorne · With Leave a comment
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Oh my gosh! I am so embarrassed! I didn't realize that you could see my beaver in this outfit! Sorry!

Wait. No - that's not the truth. I know darn well you can see it. In fact, I specifically selected this photo because of how nice it makes my beaver look. The fur on my beaver looks so soft and shiny with this windlight. 

I wore him all evening Tuesday when I went to watch comedy at Lauren's, but no one even commented on him! Well, my friend Haley said, "Nice hat," but I am not sure if she realized it wasn't actually a hat. I missed my chance to make a terrible, terrible, slightly dirty joke! (Now I know how the docents at the Denver Art Museum feel when they miss a chance to say, "Enjoy the DAM museum!" or "You have to go the other DAM wing of the DAM building to get to the DAM gift shop.")

I spent too much money trying to make this joke (it was a gacha machine). I played until I got a wearable one, but I never got one that I could hold in my arm. I sent the extras my extras to various people on my friends list - along with IMs that said "I thought you might like to see my beaver!" 

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I Don’t Have the Balls for It

Here I am at Pinstripes trying to forget a particularly horrible bowling experience. I won't go into detail except to say that it involved not being able to bowl, a lot of unnecessary squatting, and more than a few people offering to let me play with their balls. When I finally got things worked out, I vowed to never let go of my bowling ball again. But then I realized that I needed my whiskey hand free.

I was trying to practice my Second Life bowling in order to get ready for an upcoming event called Pins & Grins - an evening of bowling and stand-up comedy. Pins & Grins is the brainchild of my friends Zoey and C. On October 8th, you are invited to come bowl at Pinstripes while comedians entertain everyone. It'll be in the evening SLT, but the exact time hasn't been decided yet. 

I've committed to doing a set of comedy at Pins & Grins, so now that I've fixed my bowling problems, I need to find a bowling shirt to wear. That's why I dusted off my almost-never-used FaceBook account to try to persuade Meli Imako to make some men's and women's mesh bowling shirt templates.… Read the rest

Bling County 2015 #2

You may have to click on the comic strip to enlarge it.

Jerremy Darwin, my wonderful SL husband, wrote this strip. I just helped out a bit. Visit the real Bloom County 2015 to see what inspired this. 

Read "Bling County 2015 #1" here

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C & Zoey Sittin’ in a Tree

On Friday, I had the incredible honor of being Best Man for the lovely and talented PhotographerC Bender's wedding to the beautiful ZoeyNewlon! (The picture above was the only photograph that I dared to take because I really didn't want crash. I caught the groom mumbling to himself.) Look at these handsome men! They look employable! 

This shows us before the start of the ceremony while we waited for the bride, ZoeyNewlon, and the bridesmaids to arrive. Since I'm a girl - I was allowed in the bride's dressing room and joined them in getting ready. But, I made sure to hang out with the guys in front, too, so I could bond with them. In the picture I'm trying to figure out which cologne my friend Jamie is wearing; I think it was Sex Panther. (Jamie and I "signed" their guest book with a note card asking them if they swing now that they're married.)

The groom did an excellent job of selecting a tux that looked good on all of us. It was actually two tuxes put together - the jacket from one and the pants from another.… Read the rest

North by North West… Again

On 28th August 2015 · By Tymmerie Thorne · With Leave a comment
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NOTE: It has been a crazy week so I'm sharing a past post from August 2013 that I liked. If you don't know about my prim son (his father is my SL husband, Jerremy) here's a bit of how it all began. When I wrote this Prince George and Kanye West's kids had just been born. - Luv. Tymmerie

Two celebrity couples have debuted their babies in the last few months. I don't understand the excitement over seeing a picture of a rich baby. I think all babies look basically the same until they are 7 or 8 years old. And even then, you can only tell them apart by their hairstyles. 

When our prim son, Blocky, was born we took lots of pictures of him but did we try to sell them for money? No. Did we start a bidding war between BOSL and Avenue magazines to put his photo on their covers? No. Did we go on our horrible Mother-in-Law's horrible new talk show to show a picture of the baby? No. Normal people do not do those types of things. 

I've never posted these pictures on my blog, but just to show that normal folks have perfectly lovely babies, too, I'm sharing some of the first pictures of Blocky.… Read the rest

Straight Outta Laughs

I snapped the photo above during the comedy show at Lauren's (the club is on a sim called Cookie) last week. I made it with this site. I have no idea why I can't resist doing photo memes is so fun for me, but there you go. 

This is my set from last night (Tuesday, Aug. 25th): 

Personally, I think I went a little, too long. I'll have to remember that for next time. I'll put up more videos as they get posted. You can watch past videos of comics here. Enjoy! 

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Questionable Product Packaging

Can you spot the shopping bag in the photo above? Nope - that's my boob. Try again. If you guessed the giant fairy that I am standing next to, you guessed correctly. 

I picked up this shopping bag at the Aloha Fair last month. I am trying not to think about where she was hiding the gift inside of a bikini and sunglasses. 

I admire the creativity of not using a plain plywood cube as a package, but this is 14 prims, gave off particles, and is taller than my avatar. Also, she startled me into thinking someone had TPd into my workshop and was watching me try on clothing.

While I'm at it, I might as well share some packaging pet peeves and loves.

Packaging Pet Peeves:
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After noticing the #StraightOutta meme online, I decided to play along with a Second Life version. Happy Saturday!

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Trump-tacular Show

The video above is my set from the comedy show at Lauren's Place last Tuesday. The commercial that I talk about in the set (for Hispanic Democrats for Trump) ran during last week's Republican debates. The commercial only played in the Denver and New York markets - but it was so clever and funny that I wanted to spread the word about it. You can see it here
This next set is by JWheels Carver/Jamie Jordan. I'm posting his first (even though he did the last set) because he has a new website that you need to visit - because he is even funnier there if you can imagine.

Of course, Wy Nott had a great set, too: 

More comics performed - Catboy Qanhua, Roger990, and PhotographerC Bender - and I will post their sets when they are ready. Thank you to Geo Meeks for recording our performances and posting these videos! I'll post more when the rest of the videos are ready. 

ENJOY!!! And remember that you can see the live show every Tuesday at 5 pm SLT at Lauren's Place.… Read the rest

Bling County 2015 #1

You may have to click on the comic strip to enlarge it.

Jerremy Darwin, my wonderful SL husband, was the brain behind this one! (I think he enjoyed making this, so expect more soon.) And in case you didn't know Bloom County is back and as wonderful as ever!

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Desperate But Not SLerious

I was asked to be in a wedding! My friend, the lovely and talented SL comic PhotographerC Bender, asked me to be a groomsman when he weds beautiful, funny, sweet ZoeyNewton later this month! I'm extra excited because I get to go to the bachelor party, too! (If I find out that I can also go to the bathroom standing up, I will be beside myself.)  

Since being asked, I've been looking around SL to see what kind of female tuxedos are out there. Occasionally that's meant wandering into men's stores in the hopes that they'll have matching women's suits. I'm finding all sorts of interesting formal wear. But the best thing I've found so far is the the place where SL Adam Ant will shop for clothing when RL Adam Ant decides to join Second Life.  

I've also found the place where Siegfried & Roy could shop if they joined. You will probably be shocked to learn it's the same shop where the Adam Ant stuff is. Know what? Men actually do have a lot of clothing choices in SL.… Read the rest

Cutest Product Packaging EVER

The other day, I heard about a new (to me) store called Caboodle. When I teleported over to check it out, I saw an adorable caboodle case on the counter. But it wasn't for sale! So, I IM'd one of the store owners and asked where I could buy one. She surprised me by sending one to me and let me know that the caboodle is the product packaging they use! CUTEST IDEA EVER!

Every woman I know has fond memories of their first Caboodles case. When I close my eyes and think of the 80s, I think of my first Caboodles case stuffed with Bonnie Belle makeup, Village Lip Lickers tins, and hair scrunchies. I also think that if my parents had owned their own Caboodles in the 80s, they would have stuffed theirs with liquor or Valium - because I was a ridiculous teenager. 

This package beats a box or bag any day! And it really beats packaging that wants to animate you and/or asks you to join a group when you are just trying to get to the stuff you bought. I joined the Caboodle store group because they have some cute group gifts right now (for men and women).… Read the rest

SLaundry Issues?

Hi! If you're like me, you change your clothing in SL constantly. We have to if we want to have a chance of wearing everything we've bought in this SLifetime! And all of the flying I do means perspiration stains are a real concern. Our laundry piles up fast! 

I need laundry products that are economical and effective. That's why I've made GRID Laundry Detergent and FLEXI fabric softener sheets my SLaundry team! Together, they handle all of my laundry needs: prims, sculptties, system and applier layers, and mesh. They're even gentle enough for your delicate alpha layers! 

Plus, both GRID and FLEXI are specially formulated with MeshNoMod™ - a proprietary blend of radioactive chemicals that keep standard sizes from shrinking!

Trust me: nothing is tougher on greasy teleportation stains than GRID! GRID keeps your textures bright! Because it rinses clean, you won't suffer the embarrassment of cloudy alphas.… Read the rest

Wedding To Do List: 2008

Mr. and Mrs. Darwin, circa 2008. (Photo by Angel Horner)
I was feeling sentimental so I thought I'd look back to see what I was doing this month in the first year I blogged. It turns out that I was very busy getting ready for my wedding to the lovely and talented Jerremy Darwin!

I loved planning our wedding - mostly because it was a project that we worked on together. Jerremy did the most work for it: he chose the colors, he hired the officiant, he built the venue, etc. I handled the food for the reception and my dress. The rest we worked on together. 

By the way, at the moment we are living together on a little parcel in SL with our prim son Blocky and two pet hermit crabs. After all these years, Jerremy is still handsome, talented, a million times more romantic than I am.

I invite you to re-visit our Wedding To-Do List

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Stuff to Do in SL: RFL Comedy

What a week so far! RL has been busy and I'm also working on writing new jokes. I need fresh material because I'm part of a group of performers doing a stand-up comedy show for Relay for Life on Saturday.

I haven't left my virtual cubicle here at Thorne Industries* since I found out about the show! You can tell that I'm working hard because I put my hair into pigtails - the official hairstyle of whimsy and toil. Well, maybe not of 'toil' exactly, but it's out of my eyes and won't get caught in any machinery. Also, combined with my tight crop jeans, pig tails keep me aerodynamic. 

My set on Saturday will be short, but I want it to be sharp. I wrote some material I think would be good - but I'm waiting to hear whether the show needs to be G-rated: a well crafted boob joke has a lot of value, in my humble opinion. 

Take a break from your RL yard work and/or your SL terraforming this weekend and come laugh with us at the show! The show will be on voice, but you can just listen in and type in any LOLs if you don't want to talk. 

Here's your invitation: 

Lauren Weyland and Friends Stand Up Comedy @ Relay for Life Saturday, July 18th2 pm SLT on the Relay Stage
Join us as Lauren and Friends bring their comedy routines on the peculiarities and quirks of living in SL and RL to the Relay Stage!… Read the rest

My Last Set at Lauren & Friends (June 30)

I did another set at Lauren & Friends two weeks ago (June 30th). The clip is above. (Thank you, Geo Meek for recording these!)

I'm planning to do another set this week. You are welcome to come by and see the show! It's every Tuesday at 5 pm SLT at Lauren's Place on Cookie.

Here are some other clips from the show.  

PhotographerC Bender:

New performer Calliope Brentley:

Wy Nott: 

Catboy Qunhua and Selby Evans did a sketch and some improv for us: 

You can catch the pre-show, past shows, and clips from Lauren & Friends here.

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Flying Saucers Return at Last!

Do you have any idea how difficult it is to take a photo inside of a movie theater?
Remember back when I was helping out with a promotional video for a machinima project about space aliens? Well, the first full length episode of Flying Saucers Return! has been completed and is available to watch here. (I am not in this episode.)

It is not available to watch in Second Life movie theaters. The photo above is only an artist's conception of what it would be like if it could be watched in-world while you eat popcorn and wonder why the small child avatar several rows ahead of you is at an R-rated movie by herself. Where are her parents?

The episode was produced on the Kitely grid. My favorite character in this is Junior, played by the handsome and talented Jamie Jordan/Jaywheels Carver - Jamie voices him perfectly. 

In case you you'd like to see the promo videos, you can watch them below. They were produced in Second Life. I played Larry the female camera person.… Read the rest

#ImmersiveDrax Watches Some Stand-Up Comedy

Ugh! Stop heckling me, Draxtor! You know what, buddy? If you want to tell some jokes why don't you get up here and try it? You think you're funny? You want to get immersive? You'll be immersed in gauze bandages if you don't stop interrupting.

How did you get up here without tripping? Here. Take my mic. Entertain us, Machinima Man. Go on. Look at the audience. Look at them. They're waiting. There's nothing up there, Draxtor. Oh, now you can't think of anything clever to say. Funny how that works. Is there a bouncer here?

Strawberry Singh's Flat Draxtor Meme

(Yummy), Diamond Stud earrings; *CASHMERE*, Cassidy Heels, royal; Eaters Coma HAIR 49; campaign tee, my own design using V neck tee from TD Templates; B&R Store, skirt, RocknRoll; Soothe, stone bijou necklace (lapis lazuli).

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We Can Wear More Than Five Layers Now!

I needed a photo for this post and I had this extra one from SL12B. (Dreaming of Dragons by ash3rah throne) 
Apparently the real news in the blog post I did earlier today was not adding vs wearing. It is that now we can wear more than 5 layers of any type, up to a total of 60 at once. That's system clothing layers, tattoo layers and alpha layers. 

Linden Lab apparently lifted the limit, but no one in the entire organization realized how big this news was. This should have been the entire theme of SL12B! There should have been a press conference! And a LL photo contest! And a commemorative Linden bear! Since I hadn't heard about it, I assumed that everyone knew already and I was late to the party.  

In conclusion, Linden Lab is still clueless about the community wants and needs and about communicating with us. But at least they stumbled upon this nice improvement. 

Quick - someone check to see if we can have last names again! 

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