In a lot of ways I try to keep my Second Life persona as close to my real-life self as possible. The other day I went to the eye doctor for my annual diabetes eye exam, and the results showed that I needed glasses! Not having the best insurance in the world (who does?), I chose a simple, plain pair.
Nothing fancy, as you can see.
But they do take some getting used to.
I keep setting them down and forgetting where I put them. And if you’re a glasses wearer you know the frustration of setting down your glasses, forgetting where you left them, then being unable to find them again because you need the damn things to see!
Now I know what my daddy used to go through when he’d take off his glasses and put them on top of his head (so he’d know where they were) and ten minutes later he’d be asking my mother, “Nancy, have you seen my glasses?”
Is this what Roger Daltrey had in mind when he sang, “Hope I die before I get old”?
Oh, well. I guess it’s time to see if Dorothy Parker knew what she was talking about when she wrote, “Men don’t make passes / At girls who wear glasses.”
Well, here I am again playing catch-up. It’s been a while, but you know how it is: real life sometimes rears its ugly head. Anyway, this is my new friend Eileen Brennan (eileenbrennan in-world). She’s new to SL and hopes to explore all it has to offer, and to write about her adventures for publication.
Her new blog can be found on WordPress. Check it out if you’re interested.
I’ve been pretty bad about updating the blog, and I haven’t checked out any new hair styles lately. But I hope to be all caught up by the middle of the week. Until then,
Let’s face it: there is so much going on in SL that it’s almost impossible to keep track of it all. So how do you know what’s happening that might interest you?
Obviously, if it’s an event that one of your groups has planned, you’ve probably received a message about it—unless you’ve opted out of Group Messages. In that case, I don’t know what to tell you, since you’re obviously not interested, leaving me to ask why you even belong to that group in the first place.
But let’s assume that you’re receiving regular group notices but want to spread your wings a little, and see what other folks are doing. If this is you, then have I got news for you!
Log out of your SL viewer and fire up your web browser. Look at the top left corner of your screen, which should look something like this:
Click on Events to bring up this screen:
(Click on the image for a larger view)
This won’t bring up my Events Calendar, but rather your own. Now you can see the events open to you. The information includes the date, time, and location, so there’s no excuse for missing out on any of the fun SL has to offer.
So the next time you’re bored, or just looking for something new to do, just check your Events Calendar!
Okay, I’m guilty. I confess. I review a lot of hairstyles from Alli & Ali. I get them—for free—from the Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore. But that’s not why I review them. Well, at least it’s not the only reason.
I’ve been using their products for almost as long as I’ve been in Second Life. I find their selection to be wonderful, their prices reasonable (especially when you factor in their new products discounts), and I love the low display weights.
I do have an Alt, and for her, I buy—at current prices—A&A products. I really like them that much.
Anyway, you deserved to know my connection to my vendors.
That being said, my next posts will review April 19th’s releases.
You don’t need to buy a body. The Mayreal bento head kit comes with a body. I use a Maitreya Lara mesh body simply because it’s a more realistic look.
All Mayreal heads come with a perfectly serviceable body, as well as a decent selection of skins that have been designed to match the head.
If you’re like me and would like a broader range of skins and makeup to be available, then it’s definitely worth buying an Omega Solutions applier kit for the Mayreal head. And you’ll also want to grab the Omega generic router.
But there’s a secret: the applier kits cost $L149 on the SL Marketplace, but only cost $L99 in-world at the Omega Solutions store. Oddly enough, the generic router sells for $L1 in-world but is free in the Marketplace. Either, you’ll need them both.
Do you use another brand of Bento head? No worries—Omega is sure to have the kit you need.
Which Comes First?
The body or the head? I’ve discussed this with several people in SL and they all agree: if you can afford only one, go with the head first. This will give you time to save up your Lindens ($L) until you can afford the mesh body of your choice.
I chose the Mayreal head because of the low cost; a Catwa head, in comparison, will cost 4 figures in $L.
Still Not Sure?
Mayreal heads, like most other mesh products, can be difficult to fine-tune to get the exact look you want. If you’re interested in the Omega system, you can check it out before you buy anything on their web site.
DISCLAIMER:I receive no consideration for this review from either Mayreal or Omega Systems. I am reviewing the products merely because I use them and have found them to be decent products.