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It’s been five years since I got this RL personal in this SL blog.  But I do like to share happiness when possible, and this is a happy moment.  My youngest has graduated from the local high school tonight, and will be heading on to college in the fall.  It’s entirely possible that the house will be empty this fall, as his sister is hoping to enter medical school as well; she graduated from college back in December (which I forgot to share at the time, but I was flat exhausted that day).  It’ll be the first time in 26 years we’ve been by ourselves if that’s the case, and it may take getting used to.  On the up side, it’ll give us a chance to clean out the house some!

Posted May 22, 2018 by Harper Ganesvoort in Personal, Real Life

A Journey   Leave a comment

It’s a journey … that I propose … I am not the guide … nor
technical assistant … I will be your fellow passenger …

Though the rail has been ridden … winter clouds cover …
autumn’s exuberant quilt … we must provide our own guide-posts …

I have heard … from previous visitors … the road washes out
sometimes … and passengers are compelled … to continue
groping … or turn back … I am not afraid …

I am not afraid … of rough spots … or lonely times … I don’t
fear … the success of this endeavor … I am Ra … in a space …
not to be discovered … but invented …

I promise you nothing … I accept your promise … of the same
we are simply riding … a wave … that may carry … or crash …

It’s a journey … and I want … to go …

Nikki Giovanni, “A Journey” (written 1943)
From The Collected Poems of Nikki Giovanni, ©2003 by Nikki Giovanni; published by HarperCollins

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The details:

  • Head: Akeruka Camille 2.5 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Hands: Vista ProHands 2
  • Eyes: IKON Hope eyes (Royal)
  • Hair: D!va Hair Scarlett
  • Outfit: Indyra Alais Halter (Saffron) and pants (Espresso Dark)
  • Shoes: KC Couture Leya
  • Jewelry: Indyra Chablis ring (Gold/Black); EarthStones Ruffle Around earrings (Emerald/Gold); Indyra Sylph bangles (Gold)
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: Livia Nella (Omega, slot 5)
    • Lipstick: alaskametro Mage (Omega, slot 6)
    • Nails: ZOZ Soft Flowers Tips (Omega, slot 8)

Photographed in SSOC region (Tokyo WindHill City)

The Royal Ladies of the Universe   Leave a comment

It’s been a busy time for all four of us, between our various RL jobs, activities and families; but especially for me.  You see, I just semi-retired … I’ve taken up new, easier occupations, but retired completely from my retail job.  Another Christmas shopping season like the last would have been soul-crunching, if not crushing.  And I’m not really up to the physical demands of retail in many ways, what with my RL age.  (We won’t go into details!)

But also, the last child will be leaving the nest to enter college in the fall — he graduates from high school next week — and that would mean, if I were scheduled for a night shift, that the husband would come home to a dark house after a long shift at the office.  After over 12 years of going through this, that’s not any good.  Last year, I asked if there were a chance of getting placed permanently on morning (opening) shift at all, and informed that wasn’t possible.  That, plus various changes at several levels in the company, made me feel it was time to “turn in my papers.”

And so, with that, it’s time to celebrate!  A change of clothes, a change of skin … hell, even a change of hair … and then sweet-talking the other ladies to do it with me.

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SmugMug Acquires Flickr & Flickr Alternatives for Second Life Residents – StrawberrySingh.com   Leave a comment

I’ve been wondering about this some myself since I first learned of the acquisition. Myself, I’ll stay with Flickr, as Berry is planning to, for now, at least until we learn more.

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On April 20th, 2018 SmugMug and Flickr simultaneously announced that Flickr was acquired by SmugMug. After years of being passed around from Yahoo to Verizon and not seeing a vast improvement on the platform, a lot of Flickr users seem to be worried about this new acquisition; especially since the announcements, emails and TOS updates […]

Source: SmugMug Acquires Flickr & Flickr Alternatives for Second Life Residents – StrawberrySingh.com

Posted April 24, 2018 by Harper Ganesvoort in Reblog

Note to Self — Rezz Problems   1 comment

This is as much a note to myself, so I don’t forget what to do again, lol.  But, as you can see here, I had a bit of a rezz problem earlier.  I’ve had this before myself, and it’s purely a client problem, nothing to do with Second Life.  A helpful visitor said she saw my torso just fine.

 

This can be fixed by clearing the physical cache on your hard drive.  Go (in Firestorm) to Preferences / Network and Files / Directories.  On the Cache Location line, click Clear Cache, and restart the client.  That should solve problems quite nicely.

Hope this helps someone!

Posted April 19, 2018 by Jem Sternhall in Tips and tricks

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“It’s Coming!”   Leave a comment

I was checking out possible sets for a new fashion shoot the other day; I’d already changed my dress, and was thinking of doing it at my own leisure temple ….

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In the Hamptons   Leave a comment

From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in everything,
That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him,

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