Monday, August 16, 2010

Number Fifty.

Whaddya know? I made it to fifty posts. I haven't been inspired to write anything as of late, but after reading the latest post over on the Ch'Know? blog, I thought it was a neat idea and wanted to try it. So here's the plan: I have to first answer these twelve questions (see below) and then go to Flickr and enter my answers as search keywords and make a collage out of all the pictures I find...or something along those lines. Check out Alicia's blog as previously mentioned if you want to know the correct instructions.

So here goes.

1. What is your first name? - Verona2. What is your favorite food? - Salad (I kid you not, I eat a spinach salad every single day)
3. What high school did you go to? – Riverbend High School
4. What is your favorite color? – Red, maybe. Actually, I don't know that I have a favorite. I do like the salmon-pink-orangey color, yeah, let's go with that.
5. Who is your celebrity crush? – I have this thing for Olivia Wilde, not in like a lesbian crush sort of way, but more like - wow, she's so gorgeous and (somewhat) talented. Does that count? 6. Favorite drink? - Tea! Hot, cold, black, green, earl and chai, doesn't matter to me.
7. Dream vacation? – Ireland or Scotland. I want to see where my family came from and the area is absolutely beautiful.
8. Favorite dessert? – Cheesecake with a chocolate graham cracker crust and cherries on top.
9. What you want to be when you grow up? – Content.
10. What do you love most in life? – Certainty (and my dogs)
11. One Word to describe you. - Windy. (I looked up a synonym for "wordy" because that's exactly what I am - I just keep talking and explaining on no end - as you can tell from these answers...and said "windy" and I liked that.)
12. Your flickr name. – Verona Valentin [I love that my own pictures don't even come up when I search my name on flickr, wha?]

1. Verona - Wonderful city, 2. D.R.F.S.B (Dangerously Red Flying Salad Bowls), 3. The importance of stretching., 4. Kercock Bothy - Perthshire Scotland, 5. Olivia Wilde, 6. In memory of the US Gulf Coast - Grayton Beach, Florida, 7. "Odd One Out"!!!!, 8. Chocolate Chip Cheesecake with Raspberries, 9. . content with silence ., 10. Horizon, 11. Not available, 12. Se acaban las rebajas

Do you ever just close your eyes and feel every rain drop hit your skin? I did today. I felt alive, and somewhat alone in the same moment. But I was content with the calm, the silence.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Zombie Nation.

dun nuh nuh nu nuh, nuh nuh nuh dun nun nun nuh ...yeah, if you don't know where I'm going with that, I was humming the ZombieNation song by Grendel rofl.

Anyway! I haven't blogged in a bit, so I figured I'd try to come up with something today. Yesterday, Themi and I went zombie hunting. We found this pretty neat open RP sim that actually spawns zombies that you can shoot and kill. So of course, we donned our gear and headed out of the initial training area and started kicking some zombie arse. Hellz yeah.

I planned to write more about the adventure, but I don't feel like it. >_>
Oh, but I will say - Themi and I both rented slum apartments on the sim. They were so cheap and ridiculously glitchy, yet it seemed like we had to do it. I mean, how can you pass up owning this wonderful piece of erm...real estate.. (and yes, that is the link to my apartment, feel free to go visit. It's fully furnished and utterly disgusting. Have fun!)

After all the zombie killing was done, it was time for a horror movie night. First we watched The Haunting in Connecticut, which was really lame btw, and then 28 Days Later.

This morning I am back at the sim kicking zombie butt just for fun and I've set my Windlight to a creepier, somewhat post-apocalyptic setting for a cooler experience. If you have time, come check out the sim and maybe run around with me rambo-style.

Friday, July 30, 2010

So um, disregard that last post entitled "zoy". I was trying to type another entry and my fingers were off the home keys and I hit enter on accident apparently and it posted >_>

I deleted it, so you can't see it now, but of course once you hit submit, it ends up on Google Reader immediately.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Search! v.2

I did a post a while ago called "The Search!" and tonight, I had an idea...well, two ideas actually.
So - I get a lot of questions about my shape in Second Life. It is quite petite at a mere 5'2. I made it myself from scratch, so I feel bad when people ask me where it's from or for recommendations and I can't help. So that leads me to my first point/idea...I am on a search for shapes similar to my own. I want to compile a list of stores that carry said shapes so that when people ask, I can actually recommend some stores. Anddd my second idea relates to the title: everytime I'm on a search for something in SL and feel like blogging about it, I will title it "The Search! v.#" Not that anyone really cares what I name my posts or even wanted to know the second idea I had, but I thought it was clever >_>

So! Where does one start when searching for petite shapes? I'm checking out all the fashion feeds as well as doing the old-skool Search > Places in-world. (By the way, this is probably a good time to say...if you have any recommendations, please leave them in a comment below or IM me in world. I can use all the help I can get!)

So far I only have one shop on the list, but I'm searching right now before I head off to bed. I hope this can help people once I get a good list going :>

Saturday, July 24, 2010

*dies laughing*

They're supposed to be glowing, but the high res snapshot kinda displaced the glow to the middle of the um, I don't know. >_>

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Impromptu Baywatch Party

Sadly, the title of my post doesn't imply that there is or will be a baywatch party going on any time soon >_>

HOWEVER! Tonight a gesture-war between two friends prompted...a baywatch photo op, but that didn't happen, so we just had a party on the lawn of the Favole Mainstore XD I guess you would have just had to have been there in order to understand the flow of events tonight. It was fun though. We opened the party to the Favole group but it only caught the attention of a few drifters.
It was good fun dancing with old friends - too bad I'm a really bad blogger and didn't get a single picture tonight. Oh well.

After most everyone left, I sat and fished with Izam - who has been on my friend's list for quite some time, but we haven't really talked much. Anywho! She made my current K-Pop obsession grow by like 2340983 times. So um, I'll post a video at the end so you all at least have something to look at besides a wall o' text.

I forgot how fun fishing least in SL. There's no baiting the hook, reeling, and most touching of any fish :> Plus, the Favole pond has loads of neato custom prizes (which you should go check out via this link because I am an awesome blogger who plugs friend's stores like that....especially ones that I work at).

But yeah, not much else to say tonight. It was a fun, relaxing night. I needed that after the wacko meltdown that occurred a few days ago.
Hope everyone has had a great week so far!

Now for le tunage:

Monday, July 19, 2010

I cried out with no reply and I can't feel You by my side. So I'll hold tight to what I know: You're here, and I'm never alone.

This is completely unrelated to Second Life tonight, sorry.

No matter how down and distraught I may get, I have to keep my head up. I originally wrote a post as a spur of the moment sort of thing in the midst of an RL breakdown. It was not pretty. It felt awful to write.
So I didn't post it. Instead, I took some time to think.

There's no other way of saying this, so if you don't want to hear Christian shenanigans, take your eyes elsewhere now....and I mean that in the politest way possible, but this is my blog.

The only thing keeping me afloat right now is my Savior. I would be nothing without Him. I get so caught up in earthly desire and expectations that I forget the big picture and then that's when it all starts piling up. You can't go through life all alone. Even when I don't realize it, God is there for's just so, so, so hard sometimes.

I was in AM Radio's The Surface again tonight. I go there when I'm bored or when I'm feeling down. I like to look at the backdrop of the sim; it's a desert mountain range. I picture myself running and escaping into the hills. I've been so tired, just flat-out, dead tired. I kept wanting to run, but running doesn't do any good. Just prolongs the situation and the hurt.

I don't want to run anymore...or at least, I want myself to not want to run anymore. I'm getting there, slowly. I'm trying to balance my life out and trying to focus on what's important, but it's so hard.

One of the points I touched on in the nasty post I mentioned earlier was my lack of sincerity in my life and at this point, trust is all I have - trust that it will get better. Trust that it's all a part of a larger plan and I'll make it through someway, somehow.

I don't mean to rant on about something completely non-SL related in this blog, but I had no where else to vent to.
On a side note: I'm looking for new places to explore in SL. If you have any recommendations, I'd love to hear them!