Saturday, December 12, 2009

SL Shopping in RL

Have any of you ever been out and about in RL and you find yourself shopping for stuff for your SL avatar?  Well, it happens to me a lot, and yesterday when i was out Christmas shopping, i bought this: 

Anyone who knows me in-world, knows that i have a thing for skulls.  Skull t-shirts, skull sneakers, skull earrings, necklaces, belts, name it, if it has anything skully on it, then i either already have it or soon will.  i even have a folder in my inventory for all my skully items. 

Note the skull t-shirt, and skull sofa.  oh, and my favourite skully chucks...

For my SL, skulls suit me.  In RL, i'm not quite sure how i would fit that purple skully purse in with my office wardrobe.  I tried it out with a couple of blouses and different jackets, which my 7 year old daughter gave me an enthusiastic thumbs down for.  

In the end, she reasoned that she would make better use of the purse than i would because she likes skulls too, purple is her favourite colour, and "my lunch box fits perfectly in it, see?"  ok, ok, so i handed it over. 

But darn that purse would look so great in my SL wardrobe.    

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


i found this cool place called ArtBox (sorry, but i don't know how to insert the slurl yet, but just search ArtBox and it will come up).  ArtBox is an art exhibit that merges avatars with famous works of rl art.  it's a pretty cool place - you can photograph your own re-creation of famous art, be both the artist and the art.  i took this picture a while back and i should have made myself much larger for this poster, but i think it still looks pretty cool.  

this one is my favourite i think.  yes, that's me up there in King Kong's hand.  
it's a fun place and i think they have something for everyone.    a nice place to take some shots with a date or friends.  

i was off to such a great start with my blog....

...but then i got busy.  what can i say?  RL responsibilities have kept me tied up.  i'm still getting time in-world, just no time to blog about it.  the time i thought i would have to blog (time at work) has been eaten up by a load of new responsibilities in my job.  So, that and i'm doing a lot more typing at my computer, like all day long, i started getting a bit of carpal tunnel in my right hand and wrist.  It was pretty painful for awhile, and one day i woke up from sleep and my arm was in pain from my baby finger all the way up to my elbow, not good.  but i've taken to wearing a brace on my hand to keep my wrist warm and my fingers straight while i sleep, and that really makes a difference.  So, needless to say, i didn't really feel like blogging.  but my hand and wrist have been much better now and i've learned some strategies to keep the evil carpal tunnel at bay. 

i have some ideas for blog posts that have bouncing around in my head for awhile now, but i figured i should at least post something to get my momentum going again.  i'll be back, and i think i might post some random pics tonight. 

cheers everyone.