August 2009


   Do you know what happens when first life gets you really busy and you’re only able to briefly check in on the metaverse?
   You discover there is so much new fashion about that there aren’t enough L$, that’s what.

   Holy cow! I went around to some of the shops I had frequented and purchased from before. And I read some of the fashion blogs, which lead me to other places. Some places have changed, and the others just have a lot of new items. It might just be me but there sure is a lot of green being produced by all those wonderful designers.

   I have been quite happy with the few hairstyles I have by Natalie Zelmanov. But I have ventured into the realm of sculpted hairstyles and picked up a couple of them by Onyx LeShelle of Maitreya. I had not completely made up my mind about sculpted hair but Onyx has brought me a number of steps closer. Enough to spend my L$ at any rate. High quality and lovely looks. More than ever now I am looking forward to (well, hoping for) flexible sculpts (thanks Peter).

   Dutch Touch rezzed around me, revealing big changes that I found quite favorable. My friend Peter Stindberg introduced me to Dutch Touch. I admit I have never been a fan of plaid and did not find very much to my liking. The Dutch Touch of today is a much more colorful place and I made a number of purchases:)

   I met Nyla Cheeky a number of months ago and have periodically visited House of Nyla ever since. I found a lovely skirt suit with very nice stitching. It’s called Coco Black…err.. well my transaction history doesn’t show the whole name. Anyway, I wore that right off the shelf.

   I am sure I have only scratched the surface and I will continue following the blogs and exploring. It will take ages for my stipend to catch up.

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   The other day I needed to write a menu dialog script. It was ridiculous how much time it took me to re-figure how it works… how to do it.
   I need to come up with little side projects (small ones Peter ;)) that allow me to practice things like scripting or other aspects of creating that I might not use on an everyday basis.
   I suppose I could spend a day creating a batch of simple scripted functions that I use most often. Would that be cheating?

   I must be very busy all the time. Or maybe I’m just self absorbed….. though I hope not. My time in-world has suffered this Summer. I have found myself in and out and up and down all the time. I can’t remember what I did last Summer. Was it this bad?
   I just submitted an interview to Ana Lutetia for her blog. In it I stated that one of the things that has kept me logging in were my friends. And it is true… but I feel badly this Summer because I have hardly kept in touch with any of them. They do some pretty amazing things.
   Peter Stindberg writes a great blog but I don’t read it (or others) as often as I should; as often as I want to. I really enjoyed reading all the interviews on Ana’s blog… all of them. They’re great. I was really laughing at their wit and personality.
   Trinity writes Rez magazine with Voodoo Buwan and it’s neat too. I want to read more often and I want to write here more often. I just need reminding.. or nudging… or maybe clobbering. Something.
   Feel free to tell me “Hey Iva, go write something.” Ok?