Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Winding down and winding up

Well, things are well and truly winding down on Motorati Island, a couple of builders have left already and there has been some tension elsewhere too, which wasn't necessary, big or clever.

Still, plans for the new home are progressing nicely and I'm speaking to Patty from on Friday to get the final plans. We've been emailing and she likes the proposals I've put forward...

On a much brighter note, I've been out Christmas shopping for Sadie and bought her something lovely. I'm not going to say what it is just in case she reads this here, but it IS gorgeous (just like her) and she'll love it. It was worth every L$ :D

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Well, this is a pretty photo heavy entry today, because I wanted to share a couple of things with you all..

Firstly, yesterday was the 1st anniversary of the day that Sadie and I met, all those months ago at the Isle of Lesbos. We went back there to relive the memories and as they were having a 'Back to School' event, we both donned school uniforms and danced for a couple of hours... I thought you might like to see my take on a Japanese schoolgirl look... :D

Secondly, the lovely Veyron bought me a rezday pressie from Chrissa Korvin's 'Devil Made Me Do It' shop. Now, if you've seen Veyron in some of her pix, you'll have seen Charissa's amazing handiwork on display... So, I thought I'd try the outfit on and take some pix for the blog... Once again, I used the basketball courts down in the underworld at Suffugium for the backdrop.

There are more of them on my Flickr page and if you like these, I suggest you check them out as they're just as good...

Saturday, December 8, 2007

When one door closes...

...another one opens up.

It's the end of an era. Yesterday, an announcement was made via email that Motorati Island would be closing it's doors on December 31st. Pontiac are withdrawing their interests in SL and therefore that means that the 7 sim complex is vanishing forever. We've decided to go out with a bang, not a whimper and there will be a cruise, street racing, oval racing and a massive party coming up in the next few weeks, before we all take our builds down and say goodbye to the place forever.

Personally, I'm going to miss the place. I started my SL DJ career there, drove my first car there, built a club and car workshop there as well as took on a role to help out the community that operated there, giving something back. It was fun.

However, plans are already being drawn up for a new car culture community, to include Parkade and Underground Resistance, as well as other Motorati Island refugees. Watch this space for more information.

Keeping up the happiness, it's also time for this month's BootieSL party, happening at Parkade tonight (for the last time in this location). As usual, I'll be spinning at the Mash n' Grab session from 7-9pm PST and then we'll link up live with the DMA Lounge in San Francisco for the BootieSL event, from 9pm PST...

See you there!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

I am One!!!

It's my rezday!!! A year ago today I logged into SL for the first time, eager to see Long Range perform a live gig in the metaverse. The gig was cancelled unfortunately, but I stayed to see what all the fuss is about. ...and here I still am, with no plans to leave whatsoever.

In that time I've met someone very special indeed, married her and am still as in love now as I was then. Sadie is my other half, there can be no other. I've become a successful SL DJ, club owner, designer, fabricator, socialite and minor SLebrity and thats just in a year... Who knows what'll be next?!

I'm going to celebrate later at Parkade by spinning in my normal slot, 4-6pm PST and I am now sitting here picking some absolutely CORKING tunes to play out. Some seriously mentalist music :D

See you there!!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

I has been tagged

Well, Looker has tagged me for the '8 Random Facts' challenge, so here goes:

Here are the rules:
(1) Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
(2) People who are tagged need to write a post on their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules.
(3) At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
(4) Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

8 Random Facts about ME!!

1: I really am as mental about cars in RL as I am in SL. Seriously, I am a rare breed of girly petrolhead. I know a couple of others, but we're rare...

2: I have a seriously huge record collection. It's an obsession. It's like a small branch of HMV in my flat. Roughly 2000 CDs, 1000 12"/10"/7" vinyl records, a few tapes and about 160GB of MP3 files...

3: Amanda really is my name, I just find it less confusing to use more than one name when flicking between existences.

4: I came out as a lesbian when I was 15 years old.

5: I think I'm allergic to heels. Well, in RL anyway. I'm much happier in trainers or bare feet. I own heels, just don't wear them often.

6: I love my graphic design and have soft spots for The Designers Republic, Airside and ME Company. Some of this comes through in my designs in SL.

7: I'm a RL redhead, but I am NOT ginger!!! It's naturally dark red, enhanced with chemicals to make it deeper.

8: I went to University to study Engineering, but dropped out and went to work for the Civil Service, wrangling politicians etc. I now work as a PA.

Okies, tagging others, I don't know who to pick that hasn't already been hit or would actually fill this in, but I select Diva, Kitty, Julia, Duckyfresh and Dandellion. I know thats only 5, but I don't know anyone else who'd do it and the others from my flist I'd pick have already been tagged... Damn you!!! Damn you all to hell!!!


Sunday, December 2, 2007

Nekos, Guns, Stuff...

Wow, imaginative title eh?

Firstly, I've been experimenting with another look. It's something Sadie tried and liked so I tried it (and liked it) too. Now and again, when we're in the mood, you may just spot us... In Neko mode. I've stuck a couple of photos below, just so you can see. Personally, I think it looks good, but it's not destined to overtake the normal blonde me, so don't panic...

I also experimented earlier in the week with taking some shots that I was going to enter for the latest exhibition at The Cannery, but I decided that they were crap and didn't bother. I was going for the 'Different Angle' approach, but I don't think I was up to the task... See for yourself...

In other news, whilst dancing with Sadie tonight, we realised that thanks to the US system of writing dates, we'd missed her Rezday, which happened back on November 12th... :( Still, got mine to look forward to on December 6th and yes, just 4 days later, Sadie and I celebrate one year of meeting and our first date... Romance in SL CAN last ;)

Those were taken just a few days ago and we're still very much in love. I don't care what people say about romance, love etc. in SL, it can feel very real and it does for us. And it'll continue feeling real for a very long time to come!