Monday, May 23, 2011

Never Satisfied

Lludmila saw the cutest little house: two floors (well, one and a half), kitchen and living room downstairs, bedroom upstairs.  This place makes cute furniture too.  It's not horribly expensive - has a working door that opens slowly and naturally.  The upstairs balcony has a curtain that closes it off from view that also moves gently.  Lludmila's glad she went to the Demo to check out the scale though ...
Exceptionally Cute House
What's wrong with this picture?
I know she's only 4'8" - but when her head doesn't even reach the doorknob, there's a scale problem.  This door would be too tall even for the giants and giantesses that roam You Know Where.

Lludmila's First House
The first home I purchased for Lludmila was, I thought, just a teeny bit large for her size, but I was so in love with it, I bought it anyway.  Note that she probably reaches 2/3 of the way up the door which, at her height, is probably normal.  I know we need a lot of room to maneuver in, to skip around the ottomans of life like Dick van Dyke, to hang enormous paintings, etc. - but please please please keep things to scale!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

O. M. G. Outta My Way!

Lludmila's Hot Rod
Lludmila's making up for the loss of her Toy Folder like nobody's bidness.  This hot rod is available on the group lucky board at KAMIKAZE SPEED HOTROD&HOTROD RIDE Cafe.  The lucky boards are around on the side of the building.  Other items are available and rotate on the boards.  There is also a board for non-members, if you've maxed out even the new limit.

As is typical for vehicles, Lludmila ran it right into the water.  You'll need space for this vehicle.  It has lots of fun features.  The "fly" feature will get you out of the water, but this thing really travels.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Remembering ...

Alamo Chapel
While waiting with Cal for the mini-piano to show her letter on the Lucky Board, Kathy got a message to attend the opening of the UT Arlington reproduction of the present day Alamo.  Kathy loves history.  This virtual museum is made from beautiful textures and is packed with information about the Alamo's last stand.  Kathy highly recommends a visit.  Coonskin cap available for sale in the gift shop!

Best viewed in Midnight

Cool Stuff

Cool free bicycle
 Perhaps I haven't complained enough about my entire "toy" file (containing all my vehicles) disappearing from my inventory.  In that file was a beautiful pennyfarthing bicycle I had wanted for a long time.  I paid actual lindens for it.  It was gorgeous.  Although I know where I can buy it again, the idea of paying for it again and having it vanish one day keeps me from buying one a second time.  So, I was very happy to see on the Virtual Vagabond blog that this cute bicycle was available for free.  Hurrah!

Japanese drum with great sound and sync'd animation

The Virtual Vagabond also mentioned a free tiny piano keyboard on a lucky board at RMI, Real Musical Instruments, which I decided I had to have.  It's a real piano with keys that play.  While waiting, I found a couple of marvelous things.  One is this huge drum with an animation that is actually sync'd to the sound.  There is also a beautiful piano (costing in the thousands of lindens) with many features.  So many features, in fact, that I was unable to absorb them all.  
It's definitely worth stopping by to try out the drum and the piano ... and there are 4 lucky boards running, three inside and one at the front.  Cal and Kathy have already won everything but the mini-keyboard they went there for.  Lucky boards are soooo exciting!