I had some stuff lined up in hopes that Iâ€™d get to it before an upcoming vacation trip, and I was feeling quite pleased with myself. Â But then I must have stepped through a time warp or something, because over the weekend I realized that Iâ€™m leaving on Wednesday, as in the day after tomorrow, so Iâ€™m probably done until after I get back. Â In all fairness to me, things were complicated over the weekend by a sudden (although not entirely unexpected) eviction from the estate where I live. Â Apparently several sims in the estate are â€œunder-populated,â€ including one where I live, and are to be turned off at the end of the month. Â So Iâ€™ll be spending much of my last couple of evenings at home moving out in as orderly a fashion as I can manage on such short notice. Â Hopefully all will be back to normal by around about the second week of May. Â See you then!
Archive for April, 2011
The children of Babbage have long heard and known tales of the Steam Bunny. Parents recount them to their little ones (and ones not always so very little), who sit in rapt attention, their faces glowing in the flickering light of hissing gas lamps. Every year, shortly after the Spring Equinoxâ€”the following interval is said to be based on an obscure calculation involving the temperature at which water turns to steam and the constant Piâ€”the Steam Bunny appears. Glowing at first with the heat of a blast furnace, but cooling as he hops and clanks along the cobbled streets of Babbage Square,Â Port Babbage and Clockhaven, he stops at each home, no matter how poor or grand, to leave gifts for the children dwelling therein. Read the rest of this entry »
IÂ didn’tÂ actually set out to do an Easter-themed outfit, and certainly not one with a bunny motif. However, things sometimes come together in unexpected ways. When that happens, I find itâ€™s best to just sit back and enjoy the ride. Otherwise thereâ€™s a risk of missing out on something interesting, and that would be a shame. What you see here is no Easter bunny. No, this is a different kind of bunny, the kind whoâ€™s just had his gym workout and is now heading home, backpack loaded with gear. Maybe heâ€™ll just crash in front of the TV, or maybe heâ€™ll glam up and head back out to see whatâ€™s going on at that new club across town that everybodyâ€™s talking about. It might just be that kind of evening. Read the rest of this entry »
From the Latin desertum – something left waste, the noun the desert comes from a verb, to desert, while the phrase receive your just deserts comes instead from a verb for deserving. And, curiously, the homonym dessert comes from an old French word for clearing the table, which brings us metaphorically back to the feeling of the desert, an area properly cleared and barren.
Maybe you’d be expected to wear jeans out here. Maybe you don’t like to do what’s expected. Here are two alternatives: both blue but not jeans. Just blue deserts and desserts out here in the red desert.
First, beanster Potato’s brand Ducknipple is best known for her informal women’s clothes, but she’s always also done men’s clothes and done them well in her hand-drawn understated way. Her Broek wool trousers are an excellent example. Read the rest of this entry »
So, I was out shopping the other day (hey, itâ€™s what I do) and I ended up spending a fair bit of time browsing through chering Westonâ€™s menswear store, Style For Him. I forget just how I ended up thereâ€”a group notice? Announcement notecard? Landmark from a friend? Honestly, I have no idea. But Iâ€™m glad I did, since while I was there I decided to pick up one good-looking, reasonably priced item to try one before deciding whether to go back for more…a fairly usual M.O. for me. I ended up putting together an outfit around my purchase, and the result is the (if I do say so myself) highly coordinated yet superbly casual ensemble you see before you. Indulge me, just for a moment, and then indulge yourself. Read the rest of this entry »
Although the weather where I live has been weirdly back-and-forth the last few weeks, even so I can tell that Spring is on the metaphorical horizon. Â (In fact, today–seemingly out of nowhere–it was almost 90F.) Â In SL, too, designers are seeing and feeling the change of seasons, and this shows clearly as they release new lines for warm, long days and pleasant nights. Here for your consideration: a few of Giz Seornâ€™s new creationsâ€”from her Summer 2011 collection, but I think theyâ€™ll work just as well for Spring. Read the rest of this entry »