Friday, January 30, 2009


I swear I thought it was a dance ball......cross my heart ;-)


It was a dream that I create the perfect home, a playground of the imagination. I had to let it go, but I gained much from the experience. The memory of this place will live with me forever. And someday it will again be a reality.

This was my home. This was where I lay my head at the end of the day. This was where I lived with my friends. This was a home for my hopes and dreams. I loved, laughed and cried there. I belonged there. DragonHope will live forever.


It was the lag, I think that did it. I got stuck and couldn't move. To make matters worse just as I was about to relog there were two people that wanted to join Elf Circle. So I greeted them looking like this.......looking like the Statue of Liberty.

Lucky for me Aly wasn't around or she would have put a torch in my hand or something. *chuckle*


Brando, Galadriel, Astrid

A labor of love.....

Of the things that I value the most that came from my beloved sim is my temple to Epona. I won't go into the mythology, that's a 'google' task. I spent many hours building this temple and when I returned to The Glimmering I placed it in a skybox for my own enjoyment.

"The sun stands high, sharing his power with his mother earth. All living things that grow between them enjoy bountiful love. The white mare gallops across deep green pasture, black colt playing at her side. The young people leap and dance, while their elders lean back and soak up the sun's rays. The Universe is abundant. -- Namaste "

Peace, Love and Happiness.........and most of all is Love.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Guitar Man

*chuckle* he'll kill me for this. Probably not, he's a ham. And he gives me nearly impossible things to play and that keeps me occupied in RL, keeps me out of trouble.

"Clean up at the Drum Circle.........."

Heh. There was a griefing at ElvenGlen this morning.....I missed the actual event (dangit) but I did get to help clean up the mess....and I joined the victims to Elf Circle. What a welcome! First you get griefed then you get to join the group. I was more interested in the possibility of taking care of the griefers (not my job) than greeting the victims (is my job) *sigh* I wanted to use my updated mystitiool, dangit. It's just as well that I missed the griefers, I would've only gotten myself called into another meeting with my bosses. "Astrid, you know better. You represent the entire Elf Circle so you need to behave. blah, blah" *chuckle* I have been very inconspicuous lately....I think. Well, I haven't been in trouble lately anyway *winks*. Maybe it's time for that to change.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I posted an entry with a typo and it's going to jump out at me everytime I come here. dammit!

Somebody please........

Okay I will break my rule again and say something else about fashion in SL. It's just a question really. Why would someone need a handbag here? I don't understand. Don't get me wrong, I am picky about my handbags in RL....thought if you saw my handbags you wouldn't think so. But really. Why would you need a handbag here in Second Life? Or shoes for that matter.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Red Dress

It's not often that I talk on the subject of fashion in SL. I am not preoccupied with such things here in this world. Though my inventory is full of fabulous gowns and hair (curiously absent of shoes) I am most proud of the fighters that I have trained and the Gor guys that I have sent crying to their mothers. But....recently I have become friends with an amazing builder, Vehterian Vaher, who promises to be one of the best fantasy clothing designers......and possibly of SL. He's that good.

We met at the drum circle (of all places) where I was showing off an avi that I was working on. After a long conversation about fashion and the subject of building in general we agreed to collaborate on a few projects, and it's been a blast. Veth has already created many wonderful outfits for his Fae friends and for his shop....but he has yet to figure out my style. Each day he surprises me with something that he has created with Astrid in mind and all have been wonderfully appreciated. He'll get me soon :-)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Why be normal?

Why be a pixie? Specifically, why be a goth pixie? Well why not? Why be normal? SL is such a visually oriented world and I guess that's the reason why people come here and create the most beautiful avatars.....but. Seriously. Aside from the social network that I have built here, this world is a creative outlet for me and playing with my avi is a big part of that expression. Though making myself a 6' tall blonde is probably just as fanstastic as making myself and Orc or a RL I am far from being a beautiful blonde and wouldn't choose to be one if I had the money to do it. I have much more fun making myself into pixies, orcs and dragons.......

TIGGS the builder

My friend TIGGS is probably the most inept at building that I've seen, aside from Attilio. Lately she has been trying to refine her skills and she even won a building contest recently. Though I think there was something funny going on there. I wasn't present so I cannot attest to that. I am just suspicious.


Sometimes we stumble and sometimes we really fall. To pick up and dust off sometimes is the hardest part. Sometimes things that seem so perfectly clear just vanish like a puff of smoke. Sometimes things are misunderstood and sometimes things come through loud and clear but we just can't look at them for what they are. Sometimes our wants, needs and hopes are only what we can see. Sometimes we are wrong and sometimes we are right. And sometimes what appears to be wrong is the right thing that is staring us right in the face. Sometimes the pieces fit and no matter how hard we try, we can't look away. Sometimes we know the answer but most times we're just stumbling in the dark. Sometimes it's better to leave things as they are rather than turn the light on and lose that which we hold so dear. Sometimes it's better to look the other way and to forgive.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Our Space

Relaxing together.....relating the events of the day, that's what partnership is about. It's not ownership, it's about sharing. There is no telling what we're talking about when we're together. We might be telling jokes, talking music or art or just talking about whatever comes into our heads. It's quality time, that matters.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Elves just want to have fun........

Yes Virginia, even elves have to party off the stress.......and no better way to do it than in a tavern. And we are lucky to have the coolest elven tavern in Second Life right here in the largest elven continent......and we have the coolest tavern owner, Raredread Nightfire. He's my bud and keeper of all of my secrets. I mean ALL of them.

And there is end to what you can find in TIGGS' massive inventory. Give her a couple of minutes and she'll drag out all kinds of wierd things. Here we are doing the YMCA, chuckle. Nobody had a headdress, I don't think. Well TIGGS probably has one in her's.....but it's misplaced like the other 20,000 or so items she has.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

"The lines around your eyes...."

It's a quote from a song that's on my Leftover Salmon cd......If you don't recognize the name of that group don't fret, it's available at and a real treat to listen to.

Schlitzie invited me over to see an Orc house........I bought one. Orcs have interesting dwellings. Actually, Orc are a lot of fun. We sat down in his skybox to watch a movie that he had made and it struck me that we rather looked like the average redneck couple. Though we are not a couple. I mentioned this to Schlitzie and he said "yeah, you got tha 'Peg Bundy' look going on there." *chuckle*

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My Partner, My Love and My Friend -- My Rock

Somewhere in between January 5th and January 6th Balthier and I partnered. I say somewhere in between those dates because of the time difference between us. He had just gotten up for his day and I had not yet gone to bed. I had logged out of world because I was bored and he popped up on yahoo with a smile and said "check your profile". Of course I logged in immediately....but not before I fell over with excitement.

Partnering in a world like SL might be silly to some, and especially silly to someone that has never visited SL..... and yes, partnering seemed a silly idea to Balthier and I until we became so close. Since April of last year Balthier has been my friend. He has listened patiently as I talked about my troubles and I have listened to him talk about his too. What more could one ask for in a partner? He is my rock.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Tina came to visit my sim....

She took a pic of herself visiting Diana and dropped it to me.
I met her by chance when I visited the Santa Lucia festivities at the Swedish institute. She IMed me complementing my dress and I friended her.

Friday, January 2, 2009


The new year also brings new friends. I happened to meet a colorful character, Schlitzie Martini....a wonderful guy. He's loads of fun and a great person to talk to.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Good Morning 2009!

I am so ready to get this new year started. 2008 was a hell of a year for me. Hugs and kisses to the friends that stood beside me, and well wishes for those who left me. I wish every one of them good luck in this new year. May their paths be smooth and level.

~your Astrid