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a balloon with a broken string

“I’d be smiling and chatting away, and my mind would be floating around somewhere else, like a balloon with a broken string.”
                                       ― Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
I wanted to be sure to choose the perfect lingerie for this new sheer tunic Zaara released at Collabor88. I had this great set from Luxuria for Fifty Linden Friday. It’s still available, just not 50 lindens. I love the colors and thought it a perfect set for my new tunic. It applies to both Maitreya and Slink bodies, so it’s very flexible.
Black Bantam, a new to me label, released this lovely Autumn Dreams Balloon Chair, a fantasy piece that I took for a ride on the Linden Ocean.  Stacey Oller is the designer for Black Bantam and may be more familiar to folks under her fashion label Pink Acid. The chair contains several poses and animations for men and women (and kids) and comes in blue as well.

The Zaara Kavita tunic comes in sheer and opaque versions in several colors, both print and solids.… Read the rest“I'd be smiling and chatting away, and my mind would be floating around somewhere else, like a balloon with a broken string.”




November 2015
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I Need A Snack to Give Me ARCADE Level Strength

I’m having snacks and hot drinks because The ARCADE opens up in 48 hours and I am going to need all of my strength. This round is another amazing feat of must have items, and I’m super impressed with all of the MENS items this round. I need a man in my house to decorate for. Except that I don’t really, I don’t want to give up my prims to ANYONE. They are my precious. I’ve got a sneaky peak at a few things, first of all this adorable husky is going to have to share my love with my cats, but he’s so cute that shouldn’t be a problem. He’s got lots of friends in the machine from XIN – and if you love huskies this one is for you. Tres Blah AS ALWAYS knocks it out of the park with her offering, and i’m showing off the kittycat latte cup and the rare tea tray. I’m showing that off because I GOT THE RARE. Seriously it’s like I’m a deadly hunter once I score the rare, I’m ridiculously happy. My big vase of flowers is from the ever talented ARISKEA and is part of the Petite Paris set.… Read the rest

With Images of Arcade Gifts Dancing In My Head

I tossed and turned, unable to sort out why ideas of a lovely thermos, a berry cake, a baby doll, an eggnog tray and a snowman seemed to be swirling around my mind.  What could they mean? It was a message that these and other wonderful free gifts await us all AT THE ARCADE! It’s Christmas and that means that some designers have put out little gifties (or not so little) under the tree for everyone to have! You can have a look at these gifts here on the official ARCADE blog. As for me, I’m going to try to wake up…or am I not dreaming at all? Gidge is Wearing:
Beauty Mark: [PXL] Beauty Mark POS10 Light DX
Body: -Belleza- Isis
Lingerie: Lacuna
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Jess Mesh Hair – Rye
Skin: -Belleza- Amber Pale 1 Dk Bl
Eyes: [PXL] REFLEX Eyes (B) ~ Myst
Bed: Trompe Loeil – Jayden Bed – UBER
The Arcade Gifts: SHAI – Snowman Chibi, Thermos – FLOWEY
Cake – Dustbunny Berry Cake,
Eggnog Tray – Balaclava, Dollie {LJ} Dolliebaby

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The cultivation and perfection of human beings

In The One-Straw Revolution, Masanobu Fukuoka wrote “The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” Like many people, including our founders, he has this idea that only farmers do noble labor. This is all very nice and romantic, but there is an ugly side to it. We see that same idea when politicians call rural America the heartland or “real America” as though we city dwellers were inferior to them. Thomas Jefferson was even more explicit, saying working for a wage and was corrupting and industry would destroy American, meanwhile those who labor in the earth are the “chosen people of god” and the only people he thought should have political power. The belief our founders had in the superiority of the agrarian life and agrarian people had profound effects on our Constitution. That belief extends to exaggerating the political power of rural states and rural voters in many ways.… Read the rest“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

The Secret Life of Fashion Bloggers: Revealed

Ok so it’s not all lounging about in lingerie and posing with a meaningful glance across a horizon or a tableau with a piano and a sofa sitting around for no reason. Even fashion bloggers are doofuses sometimes. There is NO ONE in Second Life better than helping you release your INNER DOOFUS than RC Cluster and she’s got a Black Friday sale all weekend including some awesome freebies. Like this brush that is also my microphone. Now sing it with me “What’s wrong with being CONFIDENT AH AH AH……” gidge is wearing:
Body:-Belleza- Isis
Brush: -RC- Hairbrush Microphone
Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai – Polly’s Embroidery Choker -scripted-
Boots: fri. – Rosie.Boots (Buck) – Left
fri. – Rosie.Boots (Buck) – Right
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Neema [Fitted Mesh + Extra Chest]
Sweater: TRUTH Lush Sweater [Isis]
Skin: -Belleza- Amber Pale 1 Dk Bl
Eyes: [PXL] REFLEX Eyes (B) ~ Myst

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Merry and Bright

The Arcade Gacha even is three days away! THREE! A must have this round for anyone who loves an Advent Calendar will be the Trompe Loeil Advent calendar full of home decor pieces. I’m decorating for Christmas and am so excited that another holiday season is upon us. There’s presents to buy, and cookies to bake, and good cheer to share. I’m ready! Now where to put these things…..this cat needs to move. Featured:
Trompe Loeil Arcade Gacha Items – Advent Calendar Gacha December 2015
Sideboard: Second Spaces – Collabor88 November 2015
House: Dustbunny – Arcade September 2015

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Black Friday

I don’t believe in Black Friday. I can’t imagine withholding my need to buy whatever I want for one day a year. I believe firmly in wanton consumerism 365 days a year. I want everything.  So I am an anomaly and don’t shop madly on Black Friday.  I feel bad for people who wait for this one day a year to splurge. I decided today to do a very wee bit of house shopping, things I needed for my weekend and that was ok because I wasn’t in the mood for the stores anyway. I came home to a very bad cat pretending to be part of my new foyer decor. Bad kitty! I love my new piece from Second Space though – I had forgotten it was new for COLLABOR88 this month.Ellie is so amazingly talented, almost everything she ever makes I want in my SLife. This is no exception. I’m trying out a new sofa from Cheeky Pea for UBER. It’s probably too big for my space but it’s fun and cozy. Just remember while you are Black Friday shopping, two of crap is crap.… Read the rest

What’s Wrong With Being Confident?

I’m pretty excited as we’re heading right into the holiday season full steam ahead.  In the US we have Thanksgiving tomorrow which is in fact THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS no matter what the scrooges say. It’s that most wonderful time of the year of good cheer and family and friends and WONDERFUL THINGS ABOUND. I like it, can you tell? Other things that are amazing and coming your way include the newest round of UBER, the Tannenbaum event (more Christmas than you can shake a stick at) and OMG THE NEXT ROUND OF THE ARCADE. I was just perving the works in progress and early peaks – I’m so excited. I am amazed at how many creators are including sizing for the new HOURGLASS shape from SLINK so early. This dress and sweater set from THE SECRET STORE at COLLABOR88 (still open!) is adorable and looks amazing on my curvier look. I’m rocking poses from Ma VIE that are available at My Attic this month for a steal – bloggers you know you need more poses!… Read the rest


New pajamas from Sn@tch and a cute bed loaded with poses for you or friends are just some of the fun items available at MY ATTIC this round.  The bed is called the SLEEPOVER bed and so if you’ve got a couple of girlfriends over, it’s perfect for some fun pictures. I also love that it’s got several textures available – you can mix up your decor options. The skin I’m wearing is also at My Attic this round from YS & YS, but I’ve added a Glam Affair lip applier to it for my own personal look. This is a really nice look for your Lelutka head. Now, Tuesday is calling me that cruel mistress, so I’m off. Happy shopping girls! gidge is wearing:
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.3
Skin: YS & YS Beatrix for MY ATTIC
Pajamas: :::Sn@tch Lesley PJ Pants (Plum-Small):::
:::Sn@tch Lesley Tank (Charcoal-FITMESH)::: FOR MY ATTIC
Hair: Doe: Quirk (two-tone) – Fatpack for The Chapter Four
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Left V2.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Right V2.1
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – L – Elegant
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – R – Elegant
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Eyes: [PXL] REFLEX Eyes (B) ~ Myst
Bed: W.Winx and Flair – Slumber Party Bed for MY ATTIC

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So this is how liberty dies… with thunderous applause.

The Instruments monthly showcase is featuring designs inspired by Star Wars this month. Among the designs, you will find this fabulous gown inspired by Padme’s outfit in Episode Three. Padme’s lament, “So this is how liberty dies… with thunderous applause.” seems particularly apt at this time when crowds of people applaud the creation of databases to track people because of their ethnicity and armed vigilance committees march outside mosques and call themselves patriots. I guess those people have not studied history (or watched Star Wars), a tabula rasa of ignorance on which the future of tyranny is being written. Of course, the Force is with us all to resist tyranny by resisting fear. We know what happens when fear inspires hate.  It has happened before and if we fail to learn from that, we have only ourselves to blame. I stopped at Winter Moon for the photos, since the dress is black and white, I thought black and white pictures would be great.… Read the restBlack and white is abstract; color is not. Looking at a black and white photograph, you are already looking at a strange world. Joel Sternfeld


I’m having so much fun setting up house in these tree houses. Despite my desire to change house constantly, which I’m still struggling with, I think I’ll do the holidays at least in the tree houses. Moving this here and that there, just little touches to make it all home, it’s a lot of fun.  It’s pretty typical for me that right about the time I buy something, someone else comes out with something else I want.  So my brand new dining table has been replaces again with this set that’s out at November’s Collabor88. I love this one, and I’m keeping it for a while. I think I am. Maybe. I’m off today for some shopping and maybe to take some photos, who knows? I got this adorable little camera at the gacha at Kawaii fair – so how can I resist? Happy Sunday girls! Gidge is Wearing:
Ring: (Yummy) True Fate Ring – Gold – Opal
Jeans: TuttiFrutti Outdoor Party Mesh Jeans – Flowers [S] MY ATTIC at THE DECK
Sweater: TuttiFrutti Outdoor Party Mesh Sweater – Flowers [S] MY ATTIC AT THE DECK
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.3
Skin: YS & YS for My Attic at THE DECK
Shoes: Fission: Plaid strapped pumps (Slink high)-Charcoal
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Left V2.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Right V2.1
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – L – Elegant
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – R – Elegant
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Hair: [DUE] Saskia (Read more...)

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The More I Love Gatsby

Sometimes it’s the revisiting of words you’ve glossed over that reveals nuggets you hadn’t previously divined. You spin the words through your brain, and one time across them is different than the others. What’s changed? Not the words. The words are the same. But something in you caused them to give up a greater meaning than the last time you passed them by. Words said by Gatsby, that great idealistic lover, seem to ring home to me lately. I hear them, both his logic and his dreamers ideal, and they feel more true than they used to. Not that it means too much in the grand scheme of things, but maybe just thinking on things allows you to make peace how very odd things can be. After all, The Great Gatsby himself was quite odd, driven in all he did by a love he was trying to renew, or perhaps to just see if it was still alive. Was Gatsby wrong? Was Gatsby right? I guess it’s a mater of opinion. He ended up dead. That’s not a spoiler you cretin, read a book some time ok?… Read the rest

I Always Have a Friend

I don’t know who Cali Rae Turner is but Turner once said “The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend.” I have three sisters and from my experience that is not completely true. But it’s true enough. I certainly know that one of my best friends in life has always been my middle sister. Her children are my age, but it doesn’t matter. She and I are the ones who are close and always have been. My earliest memory is of her. I know it is my memory and not a family story because nobody else remembered it, even my sister, until I reminded her. I was 18 months old, had just had my tonsils removed (They grew back!) and was in the hospital in a crib. A nurse came to give me a shot and I kept running away from her, going from one end of the crib to the other. So the nurse had her grab me and hold me still. Betrayal!!! Obviously, I have forgiven her. Since our parents died, she has been my linchpin. She was sick last year, a tortuous battle with breast cancer and brain tumors, but she got through it and has been back at work full-time for about two months.… Read the restThe best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend. ~Cali Rae Turner

A Weasel For Breakfast

Don’t look at me like that, he’s a guest. Probably. I really loved the new release from Erratic but she’s releasing just for the Maitreya Lara body lately, which I do not have. However, since this one isn’t on a layer on the body I was hopeful I could make it work on my slink PHYSIQUE. WOOOOT I did. She’s also released leggings (it’s really beautiful together) but I didn’t try because I’m guessing they’re on a layer.Instead I paired it with some really cute boots from Pure Poison, it’s all available at Collabor88 this month. I love the colors this month.  The dress is adorable, I really want it in real life. As for me, Mr Twitchy and I are off for an adventure (that’s the weasel’s name, Mr Twitchy). We hope you have a good Thursday! Gidge is Wearing:
Ring: (Yummy) True Fate Ring – Gold – Opal
Hair: .LeLutka.Charisma hair.FIT.A.Swish
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.3
Skin: Izzie’s
Sweater: erratic / shannon – sweater / grey (maitreya) COLLABOR88
Another Ring: Izzie’s – Initials Love Ring L
Weasel: MishMish – Weasel w/sweater FATPACK COLLABOR88
Sandals: Pure Poison – Anna Sandals – Slink Physique COLLABOR88
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Left V2.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Right V2.1
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – L – Elegant
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – R – Elegant
Body: Slink Physique (Read more...)

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Morning Shadows

Table and Chair: Keke – Long Nights  – MIX event
Bench: The Loft – Cordova Breakfast Bench previous Collabor88
Place Setting: Keke MIX EVENT
Tea Set: Anachron – The Garden Gacha
Toast and Butter: Apple Fall – previous Arcade

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Rise and Shine

This is my face every morning when I have to wake up.  Waking up doesn’t agree with me. I like going out and doing things but ugh the waking up part isn’t for me.  I’m ready for fall though, I even put in a little fireplace at the balcony of my bedroom. I’ve got a new perfect spot for sitting and relaxing at day’s beginning or ending now. I love that. This one is part of a set from LARK from this month’s COLLABOR88. I’m considering moving into this brownstone, which is also a new release from Barnesworth Anubis for Collabor88 this month. I feel like DAMN I just moved but MAN I like this! I don’t know – it’s really cute.  It would be perfect for the holidays! I picked up these boots at FRI.DAY the other day when I was out dropping lindens like mad, they’re a perfect winter add on for anything I love them. My socks, dress and hair are all new from this round of Collabor88 – it’s a really good one.… Read the rest

There is always a November space

But there is always a November space after the leaves have fallen when she felt it was almost indecent to intrude on the woods…for their glory terrestrial had departed and their glory celestial of spirit and purity and whiteness had not yet come upon them.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Windy Poplars Collabor88 is here and just in time, bringing with it lots of warm and cozy clothing to layer for warmth and color and just because they are beautiful. One of my favorites is Erratic’s sweater with an integrated lace skirt or long tunic and matching leggings. HUDs change the colors of the leggings and the lace. There are so many color options your head will spin. I am wearing two of the sweater colors for today’s post.
I put on some Flair socks under the leggings and added some boots from Ingenue. The Ingenue boots can be found at Collabor88.
The big handbag is from Zenith and the wind-whipped hair is from Exile – all are for Collabor88 this month.… Read the restthere is always a November space

Gacha Got Me

Good morning girls, glad you popped by. I have so many new goodies this morning that I’m about to pop! I stopped over to the Gacha Garden event and oh dear I was one of those people! I was pulling and pulling and pulling – because I wanted the ding dang bed from this set from Sallie.  Yesterday was a heavy duty shopping day for me, between the Gacha madness and making rounds for MIX items, plus I spent a hearty amount of time considering some VIP groups – I don’t mind paying to join lovely groups but then I was thinking hmmmm do I really want to?  Decisions decisions. I’ve been giving away dups on plurk for two days I got so many extras of this set. Well, I didn’t get the bed. Grrr. Wanted the bed. I can say however, that ALL of these items even the scatter of shoes, are scripted with poses. YAY perfect for bloggers. This box here is either a giant candle or has a cymbal in it. My jewelry today is from Donna Flora which yes, is still open.  … Read the rest

But I am done with apple-picking now.

My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree
Toward heaven still,
And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill
Beside it, and there may be two or three
Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough.
But I am done with apple-picking now….Robert Frost I fell in love with this coat from E-Clipse. I had gone to the main store to look for something else and this caught and kept my attention. It comes in several colors and the scarf is integrated into the jacket. The pants are an older pair from Baiastice that are worth keeping in your closet for mixing and matching.

Miamai released these in a gacha full of delightful pumps, Most are luscious solid colors, but there are four rares that are all as lovely as these. I love the details on the jacket – the seams, the toggles, the loose folds of the scarf. The hair is from KoKolores and debuts at the brand new hair-centric event Hairology that opens soon.
These are some of my favorite earrings from EarthStones – falling leaves.… Read the restand there may be two or three Apples I didn't pick upon some bough. But I am done with apple-picking now.

Climbing the Ladder

I shot this a few days ago with a huge part of my hip accidentally alpha’d out. I’m a blogger genius I am. This gorgeous body suit – it would be lovely with a skirt or slack, and these shoes are from House of Hucci and are STILL available at Collabor88. What? You STILL didn’t make it to Collabor88 for the October haul? Well the clock is ticking up it’s STILL open…run dammit the crowds are gone and the goods are still just as wonderful. Exile makes some really wonderful fantasy colors of hair, this one is called SUNSHINE (I think , the HUD is small and my eyes are old). I really love this one, going to wear it more more more! You can also pick up this fun ladder prop at Collabor88 this month. RUN! The new round starts in 48 hours! Gidge is Wearing:
Ring: (Yummy) True Fate Ring – Gold – Opal
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.3
Skin: League – Milla
Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Rabil Sandal – Collection (Slink) COLLABOR88
Bodysuit: ::HH:: Hucci Saarlouis Bodysuit – Abyss (Slink) COLLABOR88
Hair: Exile::In These Shoes?… Read the rest