Posts tagged ‘rambles’

March 28, 2011

Study Break

Skin:  Laqroki;  Claudia2, Peach 08
Hair:  Elikatira;  Just, Blonde 07
Dress:  Cool Beans;  Beloved Dress, Patches
Shoes:  Maitreya;  Frenzy, Bronze
Jewelry:  Exodi;  Enchanted Evening Bracelet & Estelle Necklace, platinum


Its been well over twenty years since the last time I stayed up all night cramming for a big college exam, but that doesn’t mean I ever stop learning.  I’m a knowledge and trivia junkie, constantly ordering how-to or For Dummies books, researching things online or picking more knowledgeable friends’ brains.  I would have made an excellent professional student.


But even I need study breaks occasionally.  Not the kind where you just run to the kitchen for iced tea and a snack, but the kind where you have to do something completely off-the-wall because your mind is so numb.  I’m relieved that back in my college days everyone didn’t carry cameras in their cell phones to capture some of the moronic things my friends and I got up to during finals.


Back in SL, I’m hugging myself with happiness at finding this super-cute dress at Cool Beans.  After taking this picture, I went back and got it in another color as well.  AND LOOK!  I pried my toesies out of my Baby T’s and into some peep-toed, sling-back Maitreya shoes that have been gathering dust in my inventory.  Now I just need to do the same thing with my skins.

March 19, 2011

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Sky Blue


Skin:    Laqroki; Phoebe2 – 10 [Fair] Glow skin
Hair:    Truth; Minka, Macaroon
Eyes:    Negaposi; Silent Eyes, Garden
Lashes:    Apple May; Ultimate Lashes, Hot Mess (from Lucky Chair)
Miamai; XGen Makeup, Basic Lashes C Black
Bikini:    Kitties Lair; Microbikini, Santa Cruz Sky
Shoes:    Pixel Mode; Lady T’s, Silver
Tattoo:    Garden of Ku; Bao Bao, soft
Jewelry:    League; Wanderer Bracelets

I considered alternate post titles this morning based on the bikini in the picture, like “Read My Lips” or “Oh, No! Cameltoe!” but I decided to keep it simple.  I knew I HAD to do a bikini because my son just started Spring Break and I was in a rush because we’re leaving tomorrow morning.

I remember when Spring Break meant driving hundreds of miles to the beach crammed in a car held together with duct tape and bondo, living in cramped quarters at cheap surf-side motels, eating meals from vending machines, working on your tan (read: burning to an un-flattering and painful shade of lobster red), consuming mass quantities of various alcoholic beverages while partying, dancing and puking…and of course, boys, boys, boys.

Now, Spring Break is driving 400 miles each way with a whiny 8 year-old (that would rather be at home) to his grandmother’s house.  This is one of those times that I really miss those wild days of my youth.

Sky Blue was a wonderful color to work with this week, but I’m really looking forward to next week’s White!  Bubbles talked me into catching up on all the colors I’d missed since I started the challenge late, so I powered through them.  Instead of posting them all here, they’re on my Flickr stream and to cut down on the number of uploads, I combined four weeks into each picture.  Here’s the links if you’d like to check them out:

Weeks 1-4:  Gray, Blue, Goldenrod and Plum

Weeks 5-8:  Sepia, Yellow, Cerise and Green

Weeks 9-12:  Silver, Sienna, Indigo and Taupe

Weeks 13-16:  Emerald, Black, Red and Teal

Week 17:  Electric Lime

Week 18:  Ecru

March 18, 2011

Blinded by the Light

I had a whole post typed up in draft that I just scrapped because in review, what I thought was a frank discussion came off a little whiny.  I don’t wanna be that kind of blogger.

Instead, I’ll just pose the question, “Why do avatars still wear facelights out in public?”  I understand using them in photos with dark lighting settings, I do it myself.  But while out shopping or clubbing, don’t they know that instead of highlighting how glamorous they are, that they are actually just a glowing blob to everyone else in the SL universe that uses the proper WindLight settings?  Just like bling, facelights are out of fashion.  Drag yourself into 2011 and Just Say No!

Pondering this important question.

Skin- Laqroki;  Nellie 02 [Peach] Glow skin
Hair- !Lamb;  Honey – Kit Kat
Eyes- Negaposi; Silent Eyes, Daylight
Shirt- Zaara;  Yauvani tank top, Snow
Pants- Maitreya; Rolled Skinny Jeans, #05
Shoes- Pixel Mode; Baby T’s, Black
Jewelry- Miel; Echo Necklace (50L Friday)
Solange; Romance Bracelet

Well I’m blinded
Like I’m staring down the sun
When I see you
It’s like I’m staring down the sun

March 13, 2011

No Pressure…Really

A blank white page.  The cursor blinking impatiently, waiting …blink…blink…blink.  Its like standing at the edge of a cliff looking out into a vast horizon of possibilities.  So this is me, closing my eyes and just flinging myself out into the blogverse once again.

What’s it all about?  I’m glad you asked.  Its about returning to a virtual world known as Second Life and my experiences of places, music, shopping, and friends.   Its about satisfying my Photoshop obsession and furthering my education of editing techniques.  Its about everything and it may be about nothing at all.  Its a place where I’mma be me and if you’re along for the ride, it might be about you too.

I’ve been spending the last few days back buying a new plot of land and building myself a new skybox/studio.  I went completely opposite of my usual style of bright jewel tones and decorated in some soft pastels.  Is this the beginning of a kinder, gentler Kai?  *snorts* Get real, its just a reflection of how I feel at this point in my life.  At peace.  Calm in my mind and soul.  I’m liking where I’m at now.

While I was away from SL the past few months, I’ve been following my sistah’s blog, Super Gangster, and watching Bubbles have so much fun putting together looks for the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge.  I wanna play too!  So this week’s color is Umber.  Umberrrrrrr.  Hmm, my wardrobe is seriously lacking in the brown shades, but I was able to pull one off and get a picture taken early this morning.  If I’d had my necessary pot of coffee, I might have remembered to grab the SLURL for this sim.

I completely forgot to record styling notes.  Maybe I’ll remember next time.