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Weekend Update

March 9th, 2009 by Marianne McCann

This weekend was actually a bit quieter than last. Still did quite a bit, but a lot of it was in the workshops. I finished up a long project to get all of my products into boxes that look like, well, for-real boxes. Was a ton of work, but really makes it look nice in the stores. Especially the Bay City one. It also has gotten me in place f’r puttin all my stuff on XStreet. Gettin’ close on that.

I also did a bunch of custom fish f’r 7 Seas fishing on Livingtree. Did a whole series of “plush fish,” an a “topiary fish” that might be th’ cutest thing I even maded.

I also took a lot of opportunities for quiet downtimes.

For one, I finally made it to Verdigris, which is quite pretty. I did not take a lot of piccies there cuz, well, so many others have. Also, I was havin’ a heck of a time getting the piccies I wanted while also capturing enough of the build. I was pretty happy with this one, though!

Saturday night, we had a big fishing tournament on Livingtree. Kinda restarting our fishing tournaments there. That was what all those customs were about, f’r one. Anyways, we had a good crowd, but I couldn’t stay. I had another crowd waiting for me on Argos Hawks’ region. Fireworks show time! Here’s a shot close to the end (but before the finale):

Much, much later in the evening, I heard about another SLRR test run, an made my way over. Was a rough night on the mainline, with trouble at jes about every sim crossing.

The next mornin, I started off with a blimp ride from Bay City’s mooring all the way to the airship pad in Abbotts. About a 26 region run, so much shorter than the SLRR run, but still a good test of things after the last night. Very few troubles, too, so I guess last night was jes “special.”

I also took some more time to jes take piccies. Like this one I shot back in th’ new Tableau. Teachin’ the flowers to sing. :-)

I also took my old space ship out for a spin. A gift a log time ago from Lumiere Noir. Reports of UFO activity over Shermerville, Nova Albion, and Bay City? well… it was jes me. Or maybe a weather balloon. Swamp gas?

I messed a lot with Inventory on Sunday. For those who dunno how daunting this is f’r me the last time I really combed my inventory was February of 2007 — an I have about 25k more items in there. There’s things I’d never even looked at or worn, like freebies from Hair Fair, two Burning Lifes, SL5B, SL4B, grid-wide hunts, etc. Heck, some stuff I did not know I had, I’d never seen before, and that I have no idea where th heck they came from. It’s like Christmas morning in my own inventory!

This meant that my avvie was again up in the workshops, often without hair, glasses, or even shoes as I randomly tried on yet another untouched item. Then I came across one ‘do from Hair Fair. It required this piccie:

Weekend Update

March 2nd, 2009 by Marianne McCann

Okay, this weekend was over th’ top even f’r me.

On Friday, I got my chance to explore the remodeled Tableau, back from its demolition at the hands of giant hamsters. It’s another beautiful version of the sim. I tink I still prefer the desert Tableau to this, but it beats the dark New Orleans Tableau, in my opinion.

There are a thousand places that are good f’r piccies there, though. Here was one.

Tableau

I stopped back in Tableau on Saturday, an did some other exploring in places familiar an otherwise. At the end of the day, I happened over to AM Radio’s latest build, The Space Between The Trees, and happened upon a dance party.

Here I am dancin’ with Blue Linden and Phaylen fairchild, jes a couple of the folks in attendance.

Dancing with Blue and Phaylen

Later in the party, Teagan Linden showed up. She came equipped with one of the ‘Wonder Soak’Em 50s” I made, which AM Radio immediately commented on. I passed one his way too. his comment about my soaker gun?

“I think SL is finished. the coolest thing to be made in SLhas been accomplished. I think we’re done here. someone turn the light out on your way out.”

Here he is, looking oh so suave with the ol’ soaker.

AM With Soaker

I could not believe he said that about some little thing I made, given the incredible stuff he’s done!

Sunday started out with meetings. There were some important ones in Bay City I hadda be at. I am pleased to say things went very well there, too.

Some time after this, my friend Alisha showed me what she’s been doing with Madcow Cosmos’ band bot avatars (if you like cool avvies and don’t have a band bot, rush over to his place in Lie!). I discovered someting interesting about them too: they make the old Burning Life 2008 Blurtophones work! Armed with this knowledge, I brought back to life my favorite noise making thing ever made in SL. Me and my brother took to the streets, in my miniature Primouth Fury, to share the news. I guess not everyone wanted to know. 😉

Is there a problem, officer?

One person who *did* want to know was my sis, who loved the blurtophones more than me, I tink. You see, these are musical instruments with a guitar, a horn, and a drum, with several loops each, and each syncs with the others. Allowing you to make interesting music together. The band bots improve upon the idea and allow even more loops — but I like the ol’ blurtophone. It means still being myself *and* making a racket. What isn’t to love?

Once my sis was around, though, we hit the stage in Shermerville for a concert. Granted it was just us, but we had plenty of fun entertaining each other. 😀

Blurtophone

An that’s the weekend!

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