Wednesday, February 27, 2013

52 Crayola Crayons week nine - new car

Week nine

  New Car

33, 79, 198

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Outfit *EC* Damselfly Fairy Fantasy - SLURL
Jewelery[K~*~S] Demoiselle - Jewelry SetSLURL
HairExile FaeSLURL
PoseDiesel Works - Fairy Female Poses SLURL
Sim Steelhead SLURL

Next Week's Crayon!!

  Macaroni and Cheese

255, 189, 136

This weeks Crayon is a fun one. I'm sure the name baffled a few! But it has a super simple and fun explanation. New Car comes from a 1994 release of scented crayons called Magic Scents! Now in 1995 they changed some of the scents from food scents to none food due to parental fears of kids eating the food scented crayons. And despite that there where no reports of kids getting harmed due to that, crayons are non toxic after all, Crayola went ahead and changed some of the scents. I couldn't fine any positive verification, but I bet New car was once Blueberry. The colors are slightly different but it was the only other darkish blue shade in the packs.

Took me a while to find a shade of blue that matched, but this lovely Evie's closet outfit worked perfectly. And Kouse had made the jewelery to go with it! It's color change so I matched it with the blue.

I saved the main and first Steelhead sim for last. I'm up in the lighthouse that is on the sim's flags and coat of arms. The sim is getting a new mesh make over due to some weirdness with it last month. My Teagarden has a home on the sim but its not down right now due to the overhaul. Should be able to put it down again soon. You can see some of the new build behind me!

Really, if your looking for a home in Second Life come check out any of the Steelhead sims! There are a few plots available on each sim I believe and the family you will get when you join is one of the best on the grid.

Speaking of Family, my ren faire family suffered a sudden and tragic loss recently. A few weeks ago a lovely girl who we all called Blue went into the hospital for routine gall bladder surgery. It had complications and then it was discovered she had Leukemia. Then, last week she passed on. It was sudden and shocking and we're all still coping with it. They hadn't even figured out what kind of leukemia she had yet!

So this year my Relay for Life Participation will be in her honor. It starts officially next week but you can donate already, just click the image below and follow the instructions!

And I encourage all to join in a team and participate. It's an amazing experience and a worthy cause.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

52 Crayola Crayons week Eight - Outer Space

Week Eight

  Outer Space

65, 74, 76

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Outfit The Sea Hole - Brush Stroke Dress - Granite SLURL
Hair""D!va"" Hair "Mayumi3" SLURL
Available at Collabor88 eventSLURL
Pose. Infiniti . - Oh My Stars - Pose Set SLURL
Sim Steelhead Port HarborSLURL

Next Week's Crayon!!

  New Car

33, 79, 198

So, The dark gray color of Outer Space is, once again, a crayon only available in the big 120 pack and was introduced in 1998. The frequency of the 120 colors is only due to them having fun names i swear!

Grays are always hard shades for me to match, I don't have much of it in my inventory, but this many shades of gray dress from the Sea Hole works well! The hair is one of my first new hairs in MONTHS, stupid rigged mesh hairs not working with my kitty head and thats nearly all anyone makes anymore *mutter grumbles* ANYWAY, I likes it, it has flowers in it which are a weakness of mine. LOVE hair that comes with flowers or sparkly things in it! Chose a pose with stars to match the Outer Space color name!

Health wise, Finally went to the doctors. I had bronchitis all along! With a side serving of a sinus infection. Doc put me on meds and it is almost gone now.

Computer wise, no news on a date of getting it back yet. That's about it right now.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines day!!

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Hope you had a lovely day no matter what kind of relationship you are or are not in!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

52 Crayola Crayons week seven - Carnation

Week seven

  Carnation Pink

255, 170, 204

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Outfit Light Pink Outfit FashionNatic SLURL
PantsApricot Paws - Echo Jeans SLURL
Jewelrycame with the top SLURL
Hair!!Calico Creations!! Brooke SLURL
On Adar
Shirt(kOI< Carnation Men's Polo Shirt SLURL
PantsApricot Paws - Echo Jeans SLURL
Pose.:. Seil Xpression .:. Under the power of love - SLURL
Sim Steelhead HarborsideSLURL

Next Week's Crayon!!

  Outer Space

65, 74, 76

I do not hide the fact that my favorite color is pink. So when I get to pink colors on these color challenges I enjoy them. I have more pink outfits then any other color. Which is both a good thing and a bad thing! It's good as it pretty much insures I have that shade. It's bad as I have SO MUCH to go through to FIND it! And thats even after my huge clothing inventory sort I did a while back where I put my clothing into different folders according to the shade of a color and the length of the dress! PLUS if I know what pose I want to use before hand some outfits work better with certain poses then others. So it took me a while to find this cute top for this week.

This week's crayon has been around for a while! The carnation pink crayon has been available in the 16 crayon pack and up since 1949!! It was always one of my go to pink shades growing up. Have fun with next week color! Grays are always horribly difficult for me!

Oh and if you are looking for a place to rent to live on, Steelhead Harbor side has a few free plots! So check it out and if you like, join it and a great Steampunk community! You don't HAVE to be steampunk to join, it helps but hey I'm not! And the place is run by an elf! It's a great community that takes in all kinds! Do check it out!

Pose was obviously picked due to tomorrow being valentines day, Adar has no idea I put him in a pink shirt. He may or may not kill me for that *Grins* Pose is very cute and I snagged it for 1L on the marketplace. I dunno what it costs in world.

On the me front. I STILL have this cough, not much can be done for it other then to let it play itself out. But today all three of us in this house got hit with allergies or something and have stuffed up noses and watery eyes. Which is weird as its SNOWING right now. Ugh.

On the computer front, I JUST NOW noticed Adar's comp is giving me that line in the photo glitch that some vid cards have. UGH! I believe there is a fix but I don't really care. And yes, still on Adar's comp, will be till the end of the month most likely. AND when I get off it it will be onto MY computer!! A friend who has asked to remain Anon is paying to get my hard drive recovered!! i have to pay them back of course but YAY I get my files! I am so relived and grateful over that!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

52 Crayola Crayons week six - Tiger's Eye

Week Six

  Tiger's Eye

181, 105, 23

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Outfit  Falln Toria Dress Golden SLURL
Jewelry EarthStones Sofya Jewelry Set - Tigers Eye (BOX) SLURL
HairTekeli-li Miranda SLURL
Pose[Virtual Props] The Snake Charmer Pose SetSLURL
Sim Steelhead ShanghaiSLURL

Next Week's Crayon!!

  Carnation Pink

255, 170, 204

LOOK, posted on time!! YAAAYYY!!

This weeks color is a favorite stone of mine Tiger's eye! It was available in 1994 in a special pack of colors called "gem tones". These crayons all had a lovely metallic sheen to them, but with out the silver tone that the silver swirls from 1990 did.

As Sunday is the Lunar , or Chinese, New Year I wanted this weeks shot to reflect that. This year is the year of the Water Snake! I knew exactly what pose and the location of where I wanted to go. A snake charmer pose set and Steelhead's oriental themed sim Shanghai. The outfit needed some searching. Yellows and browns have always been hard for me. I had originally planned to use a lovely brown toned Chinese robe ensemble by my friend Lumi, but the outfit did not want to work with the pose I planned to use! But I remembered Falln had an outfit with snakes on it so I scuttled myself to the marketplace and found it in the perfect shade! Then I took off the golden neck snake it came with to wear some tiger's eye jewelry!

Next weeks color is a lovely pink for Valentines day as Some weeks I coordinated the color to a close holiday or event. AND I have gotten my colors list from Ambrose at last! YAY no more guessing! I did HORRIBLE on it! Scarlet was not even on my list originally and tigers eye was months away! Though the color that was originally planned for this week was also one of the gem tones colors! I plan to just switch spots for that one and have last weeks original color replace another one later. It was a tough color I wanted to challenge myself with!

Health wise I am better, I have a horrible lingering cough that makes me sound just awful when I talk, but not so run down and no fever! Computer wise, still do not have the new one. I'm giving Marsh till the weekend to let me know with out asking about it, then I will ask. I figure he must be busy or is waiting on something. Though like I said last week, in no real hurry.

Friday, February 1, 2013

52 Crayola Crayons week five - Scarlet

Week Five
252, 40, 71
 Outfit ::: B@R ::: Self Control C2 SLURL
OutfitOutfit is from the Genre event SLURL
Hair.!!Calico Creations!! Aaliyah SLURL
SimVista House on Crown Point
Steelhead boomtown
Next Week's Crayon!!
  Tiger's Eye
181, 105, 23

I offer up many apologizes for this late post.  I caught a second round of whatever I had at the START of January that hit harder then the first round. In other words, I have been sick as a dog.  Ugh,  so tired of all the coughing and the tiredness, and at one point I had a temp of 101!

This weeks crayon color is Scarlet!  But, it did not start out with that name!  The COLOR was introduced in 1998 in the 24 box, but when it was introduced, it was named Torch Red.  It was renamed to Scarlet in 2000, for reasons I have yet to dig up.

This is not the first time Crayola has renamed a color, but the lack of a reason why is baffling me!  I now wonder if any of the other renamed colors have no reason, or no reason easily found, for the name change.  Oh the Mystery!

I chose to wear a fantastic new outfit by Bare Rose that I picked up at a new event called Genre. This months theme for it is fantasy so of course I jumped right over there fast as I could. With this theme it will be open till February 12th, No idea the next theme but it will be interesting to see what it is!

For my location I chose one of Lunar's many historical replicas he has scattered about the Steelhead sims. In the Boomtown sim he has a lovely build of the Vista House that exists in real life in Oregon.  Inside Lunar's version the floor is a working clock!!

As for the state of my computer, I do not have my new one yet. And honestly, I'm in no hurry to get it back. Why?  Marsh personally can not recover the information on my hard drive, its got to be given to people with better equipment then he has access too.  But to do that, it costs money. Just for them to diagnose the issue is $150, then more to do the actual recovery. According to the web sight of the place he wants to take it to, it'll be $350 - $500.  And I have no idea if that is including the $150 diagnostic fee or not.  What this place will do is pull the discs right from the drive case and read them by passing the heads and any other mechanical or OS issues it was having.

So, since the new computer will be devoid of anything that really makes it "mine"  IE the 12 years worth of stuff I have on my drive, I feel No real rush to get it back. I'm making due on Turlock's netbook and popping onto Secondlife on Adar's computer.  Lacking all "my" stuff now and will still lack it when the new computer gets here. *sighs*  Needless to say I am crushed over this development and rather severally depressed.  I had wedding photos, kitten photos, ren faire photos, costuming ideas, and tons of other items from over the years on that hard drive! Heck I even have photos of Marsh proposing to his wife on it!! And I mean camera photos not second life photos.  I know Marsh did everything he could to recover  my items safely with out having to resort to going to people that will charge.  And what he could do was a lot more then the average person. So, if he says this is it, it is.

  Marsh is going to hold onto my HD till we can manage to save up the money. I am hoping to be able to use the money I get from OKRF on it, but, I wont have that fully till June. Unless like, we win the lottery or something.   And I am feeling really REALLY stupid for not having made a backup any time recently. I THINK I have some from around 5 years ago, but that's it.  Lesson learned there!